My name is Kathy Stankard and I started Venice Dog Walkers after leaving two decades in the (Massachusetts and Florida) real estate industry. The company was founded in 2019 after my husband Mark and I noticed a lack of quality dog walkers and dog sitters in the Venice, Florida area. We, along with our neighbors and friends, had always been scrambling to find quality, loving dog care; some of us shared horror stories of our dog’s neglect with unqualified dog sitters.
A good friend once told me, “You didn’t move to the Gulf Coast of Florida to be stressed. You need a joyful existence.” It turns out that Venice Dog Walkers is my joyful existence; spending time with your pups! In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking, biking, running, kayaking and getting together with friends and enjoying our own fur baby.