Founder and President

Tara was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and relocated almost two decades ago to Los Angeles. Her love for animals and an active lifestyle were a perfect fit and in 2008, she founded Hot Dog On A Run. Since then, Tara and Team Hot Dog have grown and developed Hot Dog On A Run into the most well respected pet care company in the area.


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Born in Venezuela and raised in Miami, Estee has been involved with pets since her childhood, including as a volunteer at a number of animal shelters in South Florida. A natural born dog whisperer, she has been with the company since early 2014 and has taken on the role of Walker Trainer. She is currently proud mom to little miss Minnie, pictured above, who herself also holds an important role as one of our dog socialization experts!


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Born and raised in New York, new to LA as of summer 2016. Back in Long Island she worked part time at an animal hospital/rescue as a certified vet tech assistant. In Samantha's future she wants to go back to school to become a zoologist until then she'll be walking doggies!

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Joining the team mid 2015, Samantha started as a full time walker, who next transitioned to serve as the company's Office Manager until she began attending Southwestern law school full time. Luckily, she still gets to spend quality time with pups occasionally while filling in at the office! She would like to give a special shout out to fluff ball Sera, who has been her #1 pup since day one!


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Born and raised in in LA, Maria has loved animals since she was little! Aside from walking pups like her faves Bronx and Hudson, pictured above, Maria is working on getting a degree in psychology. She is currently mom to her own sweet pup, Mimi!


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Zuri has been working for Hot Dog on a Run since 2013. She comes from a family of dog lovers, in fact her mom named her after the beloved family dog. In Zuri's free time she is preparing to apply to grad school as well as taking aerial rope classes.


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An LA native, Brandi has grown up with dogs her entire life. She is very passionate about animals and making them happy is her life's mission! After being with the company for over a year, Brandi has now moved into the role as Office Assistant and Walker Trainer! Her best friend in life is her American Staffordshire Terrier, Sweetie!


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Karlee has been passionate about dogs her entire life. If she's not at the dog beach with her two pups, then you can probably find her hiking or helping coordinate rescues from her local shelter. The passion she feels for dogs is unmatched by anything else, and she couldn't imagine not working with them on a daily basis!


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Kelly recently moved to L.A. just over a year ago. She is excited to get to spend her days with so many wonderful dogs! An avid animal lover, she grew up surrounded by dogs, horses, chickens and everything in-between. When not hanging with the pack, she and her sidekick Baloo can be found playing around Hollywood and pursuing a film career.


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Growing up with two dogs that she considered brothers, Julia has loved dogs since before she can remember. She walked dogs throughout college and is thrilled to be a walker in her new home of LA!


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Tracey has been with Hot Dog on a Run since the end of 2013. She currently works part time serving as the company's accounting pro while going back to school to become a Registered Veterinarian Technician. Dogs and canine behavior are her passion and she has 3 rescue dogs of her own.