Ashley’s love of dogs stems from a young age. Having grown up in a household full of four-legged companions, it’s really no surprise that she ended up as the founder of K9 Fit. In 2014, she began volunteering with local rescues. Passionate about animal welfare, her philanthropic work soon blossomed into a full-fledged desire to do more. Her professional life propelled her even further into the animal industry as she became an attendant at a local doggy daycare and a manager at a local pet store. While she was happy in her position, Ashley felt called to start her own business. After a great deal of planning she launched K9 Fit, and hasn’t looked back since. She obtained a certificate in Pet Nutrition Training from UC Davis, and Pet First Aid from Walks an’ Wags. Ashley is dedicated to working with dogs as individuals, and excels at creating customized plans and activities to suit their needs. She’s able to easily recognize signs of distress, fear, and anxiety in dogs, and uses this gift to calm and reassure them. She takes great joy in helping dogs of all breeds, ages, temperaments and abilities build courage, overcome both physical and mental obstacles, and have fun! Above all, Ashley is a proud, dedicated dog mom to her own furry family members, and every single foster animal that comes into their lives.
As business manager and “professional pooper scooper” at K9 Fit, Chris understands the value of balance. His experience as a former fitness trainer gives him the knowledge and motivation to engage in cardiovascular exercise with every canine who visits, while his “teddy bear” personality is perfect for those post-run rests. Chris is passionate about health, fitness and raw feeding, values that have been interwoven into the fabric of the company. He enjoys working with dogs of all shapes and sizes, and believes that all animals deserve to live their lives in a state of good health – a goal that he is happy to help pet parents achieve. Although Chris loves to stay active, he also has a compassionate, empathetic side that’s evident in every interaction he’s a part of, whether it’s with a human or a dog. He’s an animal activist, and is thrilled to be on a journey that allows him to put his beliefs to good use every single day. When he’s not running his heart out or snuggling one of his favourite canine customers, Chris can be found spending time with Ashley and their crew of quirky pets – the inspiration behind K9 Fit!
ASHLEY IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! HER WORK WITH SHELBY HAS BEEN REMARKABLE!
-- ROBYN + SHELBY --
WE TOOK OUR VIZSLA AND GSP TO K9 FIT... AND IT IS NOT VERY OFTEN THEY GET EXHAUSTED...SO I HAVE TO GIVE PROPS FOR GIVING OUR DOGS A GREAT PHYSICAL & MENTAL WORKOUT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND K9 FIT FOR ANY HIGH ENERGY DOG!
-- MEREDITH + REESE + JESSE --
I HAVE A DOG WHO IS VERY ACTIVE, AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ISN'T ENOUGH ON IT'S OWN. ASHLEY WAS ABLE TO TIRE HER OUT BECAUSE ALTHOUGH I AM SURE MY GIRL LOVED THE EQUIPMENT, ASHLEY ALSO HAD HER LEARNING NEW BEHAVIOURS, DOING NOSEWORK AND ENGAGING HER THE ENTIRE TIME! I ALSO LOVED GETTING PICTURES AND VIDEOS FROM HER SESSION, SHOWING ME WHAT SHE LEARNED AND HOW MUCH FUN SHE WAS HAVING! I RECOMMEND K9 FIT FOR ANYONE WITH A DOG, AS A GREAT WAY TO ADD SOME MENTAL (AND PHYSICAL) STIMULATION TO YOUR DOG'S WEEK!!
-- JENNA + PRESLEY --
ASHLEY HAS BEEN WORKING WITH TUCKER TO NOT ONLY TO KEEP HIS MIND CLEAR, BUT TO HELP RESTORE HIS HIND MUSCLES, PARTICULARLY WITH THE ATROPHY ON HIS LEFT SIDE. ASHELY WAS ABLE TO ESTABLISH A STRONG BOND WITH TUCKER IMMEDIATELY. HE HAS BECOME STRONGER, MORE AGILE, CONFIDENT, AND IS VISIBLY WALKING BETTER. ASHLEY'S SERVICES HAVE BECOME AN ESSENTIAL PART OF TUCKER'S REHAB. USING VARIOUS ACTIVITIES AND TECHNIQUES, TUCKER IS PROGRESSING WELL AND IS NEVER BORED. THANK YOU ASHLEY!!
-- MISSES + TUCKER --
BEAU HAD AN AMAZING TIME! SHE GOT OUT ALL HER ENERGY AND LEARNED NEW THINGS! ASHLEY DID A WONDERFUL JOB INTRODUCING HER!
-- CARRIE + BEAU --
ASHLEY IS THE MOST LOVING PERSON TO ALL FURRY FRIENDS AND WILL TREAT EVERY ANIMAL WITH THE GREATEST LOVE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SERVICE IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT WALK YOUR FURRY FRIENDS OFTEN!
-- KERRI + AUSTIN --