Hand in Paw Dog Walking was started after I spent a couple of years volunteering at my local city shelter. I met hundreds of dogs there who stole my heart and had experiences that broke my heart. I saw how beneficial the outdoors was, physically and mentally, when I took them out on the trail (one at a time!). I offered to take a couple on trail walks for free after they were adopted because it was such a joy to see them in a real, forever home, gaining confidence and experiencing freedom. This grew into a career that I love and have grown with, along with the dogs. Everyday I see something new in them, everyday I learn, everyday I have fun and everyday I am greeted with love!