Meet The Team
Dog Walker/Pet Sitter
(Getzville, WILLIAMSVILLE, East Amherst)
Hi! I'm Sandee and I'm co-owner of Outta the Doghouse. I have an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and completed my graduate degree in Psychology. After finishing school, I worked as a counselor. At this time, I also adopted a 5-year-old Saint Bernard (represented in our logo), who came with some significant behavioral challenges. Working with him reminded me that my heart was really with animals. Eventually, I made the decision to leave the counseling field and pursue my passion; that's when Outta the Doghouse was formed. I have grown up around animals my whole life and thoroughly enjoy every second I spend with them. In my spare time, I volunteer at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and have been doing so for just over 10 years. I also take pleasure in playing the role of "foster mom" and have fostered MANY dogs and cats through various rescue organizations in the Buffalo area. My husband and I share our home with our two Great Pyrenees, our Pomeranian and our cats. All "foster failures"! My pets have pretty much become my children, so I know just how hard it can be to trust someone to take care of your beloved family members. That's why all members of the Outta the Doghouse team truly have a passion for pets. I can promise you that our team will care for your fur kids just as well as we care for our own. We look forward to hearing from you and we cannot wait to meet your pets!
Dog Walker/Pet Sitter
(Elmwood Village, North Buffalo, Kenmore, Town of TonawandA)
Hi my name is Cheryl. I have been with Outta the Doghouse since 2017, but transitioned to the role of co-owner in 2019. I reside in the town of Tonawanda with my husband. While we don't currently own any dogs, we have had the pleasure of loving 2 great danes in the recent past. We also foster dogs for a few local rescues, and are currently fostering a Pomeranian mix. We have found fostering to be a very rewarding experience and hope to foster more dogs in the future. I worked in the beauty industry as a hairstylist for well over a decade after graduating high school. However, I never quite felt fulfilled and have always had a desire to work with animals. I decided to take a leap of faith and change career paths. That's where Outta the Doghouse came in. My love for dogs started at a very young age. I can't remember a time growing up when we didn't have a dog. I've also owned numerous other animals throughout the years including mice, hamsters, ferrets, and fish. I was employed at a local pet store for some time where I learned basic knowledge about reptiles, birds, and small animals. In my spare time, I enjoy staying active by swimming, biking, and running. I'm very active in the local running community and enjoy volunteering my time at local races. I look forward to meeting you and your pets, and providing them with the best care possible.
Dog Walker/Pet VISITOR
(Snyder, Williamsville, Getzville, East Amherst)
Hi! My name is Amanda and I've been a member of the Outta the Doghouse team since 2019. I am a mom of 2 great kids and one big ol’ dog. Ellbie came to us with eleven puppies as a foster and after 5 weeks of raising pups together I couldn’t let her go and she became part of our family. Along with raising my children, I am a hairstylist in the evening and love spending my days walking with all the great dogs of the Buffalo Area. Being with animals is when I feel most content. Nothing is more exciting than watching a dog get ready to leave the house for a walk; it brings me so much joy. I have had the pleasure of volunteering to foster dogs for the past 2 years and have seen how amazing it is to watch a dog transform, learn to trust and find the loving homes they deserve. It is very rewarding and it made me realize that I want to spend my time working with animals. My family and I have learned so much about the important things in life, through caring for our pets. It has become a passion for them as well as for me. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to call this my job.
DOG WALKER/PET VISITOR
(Elmwood village, north buffalo)
Hi, I’m Emily and I joined the team April 2021. I have an undergraduate degree in International Studies with minors in both Communications and Spanish. I started my professional career after graduation but quickly realized that the corporate world wasn’t a good fit for me. I have always had a passion for animals and animal care. Being around all pets alike brings me a feeling of peace that not many other things do. I have previously worked at a pet store as their animal care advisor and learned so much during my time there. While I don’t currently have a dog of my very own (I borrowed our client, Duke, for my photo), I enjoy spoiling the dogs I have in my life! I do however have two sweet cats, Simon and Elliot, who mean the world to me. When I am not hanging out with four legged friends, I love anything outdoors - whether it’s biking, hiking, kayaking or just going for a walk. I also love music. I play multiple instruments and enjoy singing. I hope your pets don’t mind the occasional serenade! I am very much looking forward to meeting you and your pets!
DOG WALKER/PET VISITOR
(north buffalo, SNYDER)
Hello, my name is Elexcia, I’m a born and raised Buffalo girl (Go Bills) excited to work with you and your pet(s)! I am graduating from UB with a Bachelors in Public Health this May, and excited to further my career attending nursing school at D’Youville University! Besides school, I revolve my life around animals. From horses to cats to bearded dragons they all find a way to steal my heart. I have been walking dogs since 2019, for fun, to help out coworkers with quick walks, feeding, giving medication, as well as fun sleepovers! I have 2 aunts who each have their own vet hospital in Rhode Island and Florida. Over the years, I’ve helped from just picking up after the animals, to feedings, as well as monitoring post op. Pictured is my sweet baby boy Zeus who was my childhood dog of 15 years! We loved hiking, driving around, having pup cups, singing, dancing, and going on fun vacations together! I look forward to meeting your pets and falling in love with them just as much as you already do! I’m so excited for this adventure with Outta the Doghouse, expanding my knowledge and heart to new furry friends!
DOG WALKER/PET VISITOR
(Kenmore, town of Tonawanda)
Hi! My name is Peyson and I was born and raised in Tonawanda, though I completed my undergraduate education at Boston College, earning a degree in Chemistry. I am currently in graduate school at UB getting my Masters in Public Health. I grew up dancing competitively and continued through college. For work, I spent the last year and a half working as a Patient Care Technician at Urgent Care, but I knew I needed a more fun and relaxing way to spend my time outside of school. That’s when I found Outta the Doghouse. I have been surrounded by dogs for as long as I can remember. The first 3 years of my life were the only ones I’ve spent without at least one dog in the house. From Pomeranians to Bouvier des Flanders I’ve lived with them all, and I love them just the same! My current dog, pictured above, is my Bernese Mountain Dog named Minka. Her favorite activities include chasing the broom, eating ice cubes, and playing with her brother, Tanner, my Chihuahua mix. I can’t wait to meet your animals and learn what they love to do!
Dog walker/pet visitor
(kenmore, town of tonawanda,north buffalo)
My Hello, my name is Amy. I moved to Buffalo from NYC about six years ago and I love it here. I was the resident dog walker in my Brooklyn apartment building. There were always at least three dogs in our apartment at any given time. I just recently had to say good-bye to my beloved 14-year-old dog Doris. We adopted her when she was 10 months old. She knew all the tricks and she was a hip checker. Such a personality she had. I look forward to filling the dog-void in my heart by showing all the love for your fur babies.
(all service areas)
Hi! My name is Rebecca and I joined Outta the Doghouse earlier this year. I am a lifelong resident of Williamsville, where I reside with my black lab, Molly. I have also had cats, previously. I am a huge animal lover who is passionate about animals and pet care. I have dog walked for others prior to joining Outta the Doghouse and have also dog sat for friends and family throughout the years. Each experience I had continued to highlight my love and passion for animals, so I decided to work with them! Outside of pet care, traveling is a huge passion and hobby of mine! I love to travel and explore new places, spend time in nature and hike. I look forward to meeting my new four-legged friends through Outta the Doghouse, and to giving your fur baby loving, attentive care!