About Us

THE TEAM

 

 

 

Amber Roy - Owner

Amber Roy

The Woman Behind it All!

Hello fellow animal lover! My name is Amber and I am the woman behind Black Collar Society. I am Customer Service, Human Resources, Management.. I do it all! But most of all, I love spending time with our pups. I was born and raised in the beautiful province of British Columbia with my mother, stepfather and two younger siblings. Later moving to Alberta to be with my Dad. I grew up with cats and dogs alike over the years.. My Mom the proud owner of two Shih Tzu’s (Skittles and Oreo) and a Chihuahua-Shih Tzu-Terrier (Caramela). Recently my Dad took his dream dog home. Jake is a long haired black and tan Shiba Inu, and I enjoy helping my Dad train and raise his pup.

Outside of Black Collar Society, I share my passion for design, fashion, travel, food and fitness with my partner Marcin. We hope to eventually explore the world together, one country at a time!

I began Black Collar Society as a means to get my “puppy fix”. Although I’m completely smitten with animals, I do not yet have any of my own. Which means I have much more love to give to the animals that are already in my care (primarily cats and dogs). I recently began fostering dogs through AARCS, and am so excited to be able to give these pets the loving temporary homes they deserve.

I love each and every pet in their own unique way and my love is not size specific. I would be just as happy to walk a Great Dane as I would a Yorkshire Terrier. Their unconditional love and positive energy are contagious and they bring a smile to my face each and every day. As an extremely active individual, I love being able to spend my days in the gorgeous outdoors alongside furry four legged companions. At the risk of sounding cheesy; it is truly a privilege to be able to work with animals.

Thank you so much for taking the time to consider Black Collar Society as your pet care service provider and specialist (and for reading my super exciting autobiography). I would love the opportunity to schedule a meet + greet with you and your companion, so that we can start a new adventure together! Please feel free to browse the website to learn more about the services we offer, or visit the contact page to schedule a walk today!

 

Your pet loving friend,

Amber

Rachael Addison - Pet Care Specialist

Rachael Addison

Team Manager

My name is Rachael Addison and I am the Team Manager here at the Black Collar Society. Although I have taken on a managerial role, I am still extremely hands on with our Packs and love spending my days walking dogs! I moved to Calgary from Vancouver, BC, where I was also able to work with dogs – providing walks, dog boarding, and plenty of cuddles. Not only do I love working with dogs, I have four dogs of my own! A rescue from Northern BC, Honey, a Keeshond-Husky Cross named Hunter, a German Shepherd named Whiskey and our recent foster fail Boone. Our little family also has two kitties, Fleetwood and Lebowski.

 

If I am not out on an adventure with my Black Collar Society pack, I am probably out exploring Alberta and British Columbia or planning my wedding with my fiancé Nick. Everything from hiking in Kananaskis to lounging on my favorite beaches in the Gulf Islands.

 

I am looking forward to making new furry friends and am so excited to call Calgary my new home town! Hit up our contact page with any questions you may have, or register on our home page!

 

 

Tail wags,

Rachael

 

Karolina Lichota

Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter

My name is Karolina, but I usually go by Karo! I am the North Calgary Pet Care Specialist! Originally from Poland, I moved to Canada to be closer to my brother and his wonderful partner, my sister, Amber. I’ve always loved dogs, and as we were unable to have any back home, this job was the perfect way for me to make up some cuddle and playtime! Never could I have imagined a better job than spending my days out with all these dogs, each one with their own personality, they make every day fun and exciting.

 

When I am not out with your dogs at the park, I spend my days roller blading around Calgary, exploring Canada, and of course shopping! After a long day of walking dogs and plenty of exercise there is nothing I’d rather do than curl up on the couch with some good food, ice cream, and watch some of my favourite movies. If you are in North Calgary looking for the best dog walker to tire out our pup, you have found her!

 

I can’t wait to meet you and your four legged friend, check out our contact page and send us an email, or if you’re already sold you can register on our home page!

Head tilts and tail wags,

Karolina

Cassandra Parker - Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter

Cassandra Parker

Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter

My name is Cassie and I am a Pet Care Specialist, taking care of all your private walks and visits!

A recent transplant to Calgary, I couldn’t be happier to be part of the Black Collar Team, providing your pets with the best of care, and of course love!

I spent my last few months living in the ocean, well basically, I lived in Tofino, BC. If I wasn’t cruising around the island with my boyfriend, I was taking on some of the best waves in the world. My love for the outdoors hasn’t faded since my move to Calgary, I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity than taking care of your pets, whether it be a mid-day pee break or a private walk, I’ve got you covered.

When I am not visiting your dogs during the day, I am spending time down at our Hotel location taking care of the awesome pack that is at the daycare! Always down to spend another day out with the dogs, if you are looking for some help with your pup (or kitty) I am the girl for the job!

Why don’t you check our our contact page and send us an email, we also have a registration to start right way on our home page!

Cuddles and pets,

Cassie

 

 

 

 

Madison Carr

Hotel Concierge + In-Home Pet Sitter

Hey, it’s Maddie! I am a Hotel Concierge and In-Home Pet Sitter here at the Black Collar Society. I take care of all animal needs while your furry friends are staying here at the hotel for daycare and/or boarding. We like   to do activities with the pack like play time in the pool and friendly games of fetch!

I was born and raised here in Calgary and working with animals has always been a passion of mine. Let me tell you – I am living the dream! Ever since I can remember I have always loved being around animals. I have a dog of my own at home and her name is Cassie, but we lovingly refer to her as “Casserole” for giggles… She’s had one too many treats! She is a 9 year old Husky x Shepherd. I also foster pups for a rescue organization known as Tails of the Misunderstood.

In my spare time when I am not working, I am usually at the Wild Rose Motocross Track. I have recently begun racing competitively because there is nothing quite like the adrenaline rush you get when you are on a bike! After long days at the track you can usually find me in bed binging a new Netflix series with a slurpee 🙂

I can’t wait to meet all your little fur babies! You can check out our contact page and send us an email with any further questions, or feel free to register on our home page!

Slobbery kisses,

Maddie

Grace Cho

Hotel Concierge + In-Home Pet Sitter

My name is Grace and I am a Hotel Concierge here at Black Collar Society. At the hotel, I am manning the boutique as well as ensuring the pack is having fun!

I recently moved to Calgary in April after finishing school and I couldn’t be happier. It seems rather surreal that my job is to play with dogs all day, but hey! No complaints from me.

During this small hiatus from school, I’m here enjoying the mountains. I spent my entire life in London, Ontario and studied Kinesiology at Western University. If I wasn’t at school studying, you could find me either on a run with my family’s pup or on the walls at my local climbing gym. Now that I’m out here, I’m climbing real rocks and out taking hikes. I just recently adopted my own pup too, so now I have a furry companion for my outdoor adventures.

I can’t wait to meet your four-legged friends and make sure they’re happy and tuckered out for when they return home to you!

Feel free to go to the contact page and shoot us a message; you can also start our services right way on our home page!

Bum scratches,

Grace

Lizetta Ayotte - Hotel Concierge + In-Home Pet Sitter

Lizzetta Ayotte

Hotel Concierge + In-Home Pet Sitter

My name is Lizetta and I am a 19 year old animal enthusiast!

Not only do I love spending time with my dogs and parrot, but I advocate for fair and humane treatment of all animals. In my spare time, I enjoy photography and going to school part-time for nursing. I was lucky enough to join the Black Collar Society team not too long ago. I’ve had the pleasure to meet all the amazing dogs I get to work with and their parents.

Why don’t you check out our contact page and send us an email, we also have a registration to start right way on our home page!

Cuddles and pets,

Lizzetta

Lisa Groth

Hotel Concierge + In-Home Pet Sitter

My name is Lisa and I am a Hotel Concierge at the Black Collar society.

I recently moved here from a small town called Smithers in British Columbia to attend Mount Royal University. I brought with me my two dogs; a 6 month old terrier cross named Briar, and Milo my 3 year old border collie. Temporarily leaving behind my boyfriend and his adorable Pitbull rescue Atlas, and our st.Bernard/Bernese mountain dog cross Bourbon.

I have always been dog obsessed so I am ecstatic that I can work at a job where I can interact with so many different breeds and personalities. This is helpful because I think I might adopt a few more otherwise. I have been volunteering with animal shelters, walking and fostering dogs since I was very small. I was lucky enough to be born into a family of five; mom, dad, two brothers and a sister, where no one is allergic and everyone is almost as animal crazy as I am. Among other pets, I grew up with two beautiful golden retrievers and the many foster dogs I was lucky enough to care for.

When I am not at work or school I can usually be found outdoors adventuring with my friends or boyfriend, and I am almost never seen without my canine companions. I love kayaking/canoeing and hiking in the summer and back country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. My border collie and I are also normally in the middle of training for a half marathon, he is very motivational.

I look forward to meeting everyone and making some more fury friends! Check out our contact page and send us an email, we also have a registration to start right way on our home page!

 

Tail wags,

Lisa

Jenaya Ross

Hotel Concierge + In-Home Pet Sitter

Bio coming soon…

 

Kelly Griffin

Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter

Bio coming soon…

 

Kayley Cole

Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter

Bio coming soon…