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Meet The Team

Meet The Team: Testimonials
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Gary Klose  (Owner)

I absolutely love dogs! I understand them and treat every dog like family. I'm very dependable, dedicated, and extremely patient. I have worked at the Pittsburgh Zoo for  over 13 years and at a dog kennel/daycare for another 5. I Shadowed Andrew, Owner & Trainer, of All Together Better for 2 months before walking my first dog solo. I am well versed in dog behavior and body language. We are ALL Positive with our care. You and your pup will not be disappointed!

Lindsay Connor

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Coming Soon

Dan Kavanaugh

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Dan loves Dogs & Animals in general. He is a vet tech and former Pittsburgh Zoo employee. He has been working with Gary's Animal Kare & Steel City Pack Leader for over 4 years now. He always goes above and beyond while caring for your pets.

Noah DiAnna (Coming Soon)

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Karen Catherwood

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Sharon McCune

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I have been around animals all of my life having been raised on a working beef farm in rural southwestern Wisconsin 
surrounded by horses, the aforementioned cows, ducks, geese, chickens, rabbits, cats, dogs, and a goat named Libby.
As a Certified PetTech Instructor, I taught pet CPR & First Aid programs to trainers, pet care professionals, and parents for five years.
I'm a member of Pet Sitters International, have worked with both Dog Gone Walking and Camp Bow Wow, and am currently Momma to four tabbys
and two human sons.
My favorite animal is the giraffe.

Gretchen McCormick

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Gretchen loves all animals. She grew up with dogs, cats, and a variety of livestock including chickens, horses, goats, and cows, and has also worked with pigs at previous farm jobs. Currently she identifies as more of a cat person, but she gets her dog fix when walking or pet-sitting for clients and always cares for your pets like they were her own.

Rachel McNorton

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Hi, I'm Rachel, a proud Pittsburgh native. As a child, we had a
menagerie of animals including chickens, ducks, geese, pygmy goats,
cats, dogs, and a cockatiel. With over 10 years of professional
experience in dog training, walking, pet-sitting, and house-sitting,
I'm dedicated to creating a positive and reassuring environment for
animals. I take time to build trust and rapport, especially with
anxious pets, ensuring they feel comfortable and safe in my care.
Outside work, you'll often find me hitting the trails as an
enthusiastic hiker and rock climber, making me the perfect match for
high-energy dogs. And when it's time to relax, I'm an avid reader who
provides excellent couch snuggles! Rest assured, your furry or
feathery friend will receive the utmost love and attention from me!

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