About Us

The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.
— Samuel Butler

Dog business

I love caring for dogs in my home. I also value providing my clients professional and personal service.

From 1996 to 2001, I owned and ran a dog friendly Bed and Breakfast in Mammoth Lakes, California. When my guests needed to leave their dog(s) at the B&B, I walked and entertained the dogs. I was rewarded with many 10-paw reviews and lifelong friendships.

Since 2004, I have provided home care in Santa Fe for hundreds of dogs: Big dogs, little dogs, shy dogs, funny dogs, and dogs of all breeds. I have many repeat clients.

Dog Lady

After many appearances with the dogs at parks and dog friendly places, people recognized me and often said, “There’s the dog lady.” So I adopted Dog Lady as my business name.

I have volunteered at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter (and Humane Society) and have provided a home to foster dogs. I support the Espanola Valley Humane Society, Warrior Dog Foundation, Look What the Cat Dragged In, and Barkin Boutique.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking, photography, hiking, and reading.


My dog and me (aged 7).


My mom and her dog. Lifetimes of dog love.


Penny’s puppies

Happy dog, happy life,

References upon request.