Serving the Westside of Los Angeles, Doggie Bliss is a highly rated and dependable dog walking and pet sitting service based in Santa Monica, CA. Our goal is to provide our clients with the very best, personalized pet care, while allowing them to be completely relaxed and worry-free. We are comprised of a very small group of professionals that have turned their passion and love for pets into a career. Each of us strive to give your pet just the right amount of affection and exercise to guarantee his or her maximum health and happiness. We understand that just like people, animals have their own unique personalities. For this reason, we treat each pet as an individual in order to better recognize their different needs and likes. We also pride ourselves on learning the expectations of each pet owner to ensure that our clients are more than satisfied with our service!

Meet Our Team

Shannon Hill:
Shannon Hill:Owner, Admistrator & Dog Walker
Originally from New York, Shannon has been working with animals professionally for over 15 years. She has a deep love and passion for animals, which has been with her since very young age. At five years old, when asked “what do you want to be when grow up?” Shannon quickly answered “I want to own a puppy store!” – (not knowing the moral implications of course!) Her favorite place to go as a child was a local, family-owned pet store, which she later managed for many years, while earning a double bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and Women’s Studies. After moving to California to discover and follow her dreams, Shannon realized that her real dream was always right in front of her. She was destined to start a pet care business, and her years of experience in both animal care and customer service would allow her to achieve this goal with ease. In 2010, Doggie Bliss was born, and Shannon has never looked back! Shannon currently lives in West LA with her wife, Kat, two Boston Terriers, Mayson and Oliver, and two kitties, Chaplin and Willow!
Kat Hill:
Kat Hill:Marketer & Dog Walker
Kat is from a small town near Rochester, NY where her love for animals began!  She would go on nature hikes from the time she could walk, and owned several animals from dogs to hamsters and everything in between.  She holds a B.A. in Behavioral Studies, as well as a California State Cosmetology License.  Though she loves being a stylist, she feels happiest when she is around her fur-friends!  She has been with Doggie Bliss since it’s beginning, and feels so lucky to be surrounded by animals and like-minded dog lovers on a daily basis!  When not working for DB, Kat loves hiking, skiing, beaching and vegan cooking. She dreams of starting a dog rescue on a farm, where the dogs can live free and safe until they find their forever homes!
Tabitha Ammari:
Tabitha Ammari:Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Tabitha is an animal-loving, Los Angeles native who has a special soft spot for man’s best friend. As a child, there wasn’t a dog that walked by who she wouldn’t pet, and she was a member of several animal-themed book clubs. She’s been lucky enough to have owned a lovable, soccer-playing mixed breed, named Cowboy, for seventeen years, and a strawberry-eating, long-haired, black cat, named Killer, for ten. She spends her time staying creative with writing and music-making, and staying active by playing soccer, and practicing yoga. Otherwise, you can find her happily walking the furry members of the Doggie Bliss Family!
Brendon Haberl:
Brendon Haberl:Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Brendon was born and raised in St. Louis , Missouri. He relocated to LA in 2015 to reach his goal of becoming a personal trainer. Shortly after living in LA, he realized his true passion was to fulfill a career in working with dogs. Growing up, Brendon always had a dog or two in his family. In his current living situation, he is not able to own a dog of his own, so naturally, walking and caring for dogs of Doggie Bliss is the next best thing! In his spare time Brendon enjoys working out, riding his motorcycle along the coast, and just enjoying California’s sunshine.
Arjan Sudick:
Arjan Sudick:Dog
Arjan was born and raised in Whittier, California, where he would always hang out with his three best pups, Scout, Gigi, and Lola. He moved to LA when he attended USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he earned his degree in Cinematic Critical Studies. Now he can be found curating Doggie Bliss’ social media, walking dogs, and writing screenplays. Whenever he makes time to go to Whittier, he has to spend plenty of time running around with his family’s dogs. Besides photographing dogs, Arjan enjoys spending his time watching a new TV show or movie, surfing, reading, and writing. 
Alina Pritchett:
Alina Pritchett:Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Alina is passionate about all animals. She grew up with dogs always at home and has enjoyed raising her own dog, Cake, from a puppy for the past 2.5 years. She’s also loved working as a professional dog sitter for the last 2 years. She is passionate about positive reinforcement dog training and constantly researching new studies on dog behavior. Her neighbors’ dogs know her well as she often arranges playdates with them and Cake. She spends her most of her free time making large scale paintings in her studio, miniature sculptures, indulging her husband’s foodie hobbies, playing video games, running, bike riding, practicing yoga, and designing new terrarium-like environments for her unique cleft-lipped hamster.
Dante Calvelli:
Dante Calvelli:Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Dante is a Los Angeles native, born and raised near the waters of Venice Beach. He has been around animals since before he could walk, his first friend ever being his Golden Retriever, Mia. With a large family comes lots of pets, and Dante has always been the one to lend a helping hand for those pets when needed. After graduating college, he took a year to explore his passion for animals by working at a veterinary clinic as a veterinary technician. After discovering the medical side of pet care, he decided to go a different route, and really enjoys being able to bond with all of the doggies he walks on a regular basis. On his off time, Dante enjoys hiking, riding his bike or hitting up the beach.
Cheyenne Sommo:
Cheyenne Sommo:Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Born and raised on the Westside of LA, Cheyenne quickly became a dog-loving beach bum. She has loved animals since she was a small child and has worked and volunteered for doggie daycares and rescue foundations for years. Cheyenne has two Labs, Maggie & Layla, but could always use more dogs in her life, so she loves meeting and playing with all the Doggie Bliss pups. She is currently working towards a nursing degree and is excited to start her nursing career. In her spare time, Cheyenne loves to go camping, hit the beach, have fun with photography, or just hang out with her dogs.
Alex Nielsen:
Alex Nielsen:Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Alex was born and raised in New York City. He and his wife moved to Santa Monica in early 2017. Alex grew up in a home with several cats and dogs and as such, has been a lifelong animal lover. From the age of 13 onwards, Alex ran a successful small dog-walking and pet-sitting business in New York City. Now in Los Angeles, Alex is pursuing a career in real estate, but he is excited to be working with Doggie Bliss to keep nurturing his passion for working with animals. In his free time, Alex enjoys skateboarding, spending time with his wife, checking out new restaurants, and playing with his 100 pound Rottweiler-Doberman puppy named Toby!
J Young-Junio:
J Young-Junio:Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
J is an LA native who currently resides with her partner of 15 years, and Great Dane, Harley. She grew up with several types of animals like cats, hamsters, rabbits, fish, and dogs, and has always had a passion for animals, but not until 4 years ago did she realize she had a very special bond with the furry companions. J is an Intuitive Energy Healer who not only channels energy and provides healing for humans, but can do the same for animals. She can communicate with animals on a level that most humans cannot understand. This is why J loves working with animals so much. When J isn’t dog walking, she’s healing her clients from all around the world, coaching a youth girls basketball team or spending time with the loves of her life!
Mayura Pednekar:
Mayura Pednekar:Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Mayura is a life long dog lover. She grew up with pets such as dogs, rabbits, parrots and turtles. Spending her holidays on the family farm she was surrounded by goats, cows and chickens. As a teen she brought home stray dogs and kittens off the street and fostered them. Mayura grew up in India, lived in Australia and now calls LA home. She has 3 kids and is a pet parent to her 13 year old rescue, Alex who travelled all the way here from Sydney. Mayura loves cooking and dabbles in henna art. She also enjoys dancing, exploring new places, hiking, camping and all things outdoorsy.
Ashley Pratt:
Ashley Pratt:Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Ashley is originally from Clearwater, FL and moved to Santa Monica a little over a year ago. She has loved animals for as long as she can remember, growing up with a cat and a dog. While her current living situation doesn’t allow her to have a pet of her own, she loves fulfilling her fur-friend fix by working with Doggie Bliss! Ashley is currently working toward her real estate license to pursue a career in residential real estate. In her spare time, she loves to go hiking, hit the gym, play beach volleyball, and practice hot yoga.
Molly Futch:
Molly Futch:Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Molly is originally from Georgia, and has loved animals for as long as she can remember. Her father was a conservation officer during her childhood, so she frequently assisted with the rehabilitation of orphaned or injured wildlife such as fawns, owlets, and ducklings. She also loved her domestic pets, which ranged from a dog and cat to a cockatiel, and even a goat. Molly re-located to LA two years ago, and enjoys animals so much that she is working to complete a Biochemistry, B.S. degree in pursuit of veterinary medicine. She loves spending time in the sunshine with the sweet pups of Doggie Bliss, and in her free time you can find her practicing yoga, playing guitar, hiking, or photographing national parks.
Anna Gargioni:
Anna Gargioni:Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Anna is originally from Italy, and moved to Los Angeles 25 years ago to attend college. She graduated with a Business Administration degree, after which she worked for over 18 years in the hospitality industry. Anna grew up surrounded by German Shepherds, and was the proud mother of a Hungarian Vizsla, Nick, who sadly passed away last year at 15 years old. She has been taking care of animals for a long time, whether for friends and family or for other pet sitting companies. Her past and current clients have nothing but wonderful things to say about her, and her integrity, reliability, respect for others, and care and love for pets make her a perfect pet sitter. She is a true animal lover and if she could, she would adopt every animal that needed a home!