Meet Our Staff
Jody Rudy – Founder
Jody Rudy is the founder and owner of Dog Walker Extraordinaire. Jody has a long, deep connection with animals and is honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to work with companion animals and their human guardians. Jody spent over 10 years as a concierge for numerous luxury 5-star hotels, including Ritz Carlton & Shutters on the Beach.
In 2001, Jody left the hotel industry to form her own personal concierge company.
One of the most popular requests from her personal concierge clients was for dog walkers and pet sitters, and it was difficult to find reliable companies for her clients to use. Being an animal lover herself and having dogs all her life, it became apparent that there was a need to start a company dedicated to the care of companion animals.
The happiness of being with animals every day was what she needed.
Her philosophy is “Treat all animals as if they were my own, make humans feel completely at ease with complete peace of mind” In 2006, Dog Walker Extraordinaire was formed (DWE as it is so fondly called) and the rest is history.