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

Kim Babiard - Hotel Concierge + In-Home Pet Sitter

Kim Babiard

Hotel Concierge + In-Home Pet Sitter

 

My name is Kim Babirad and I’ve joined the team at Black Collar Society as a Hotel Concierge, In-Home Pet Sitter.

 

Originally from Ontario, I’ve spent the last 5 years travelling the world as a guide. Hiking, paddling, climbing, whatever gets me outside and staying active is what I love to do. I’ve grown up with animals all my life and always enjoy taking them along with me on my adventures. I came to Calgary for the mountains and have loved spending my days hanging out with the pack at the hotel, it’s a great way to stay active and get all my energy out..and the dogs energy of course!

 

I can’t wait to meet you and all of your four legged pals! Check out our contact page and send us an email, or you can register on our home page!

 

Slobbery kisses,

Kim

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

Deanne Ballard

Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter

My name is Deanne and I am the South Calgary Pet Care Specialist! An island girl at heart, I moved to Calgary for a new adventure. As an avid hiker, rock climber and all round outdoor adventurer there was no better job for me than Pet Care Specialist. I love spending my days out at the park with my pack, whether it be rain or shine, there is always something fun and exciting for us to do!

 

When I am not out exploring the dog parks with my pack, I am at home with my partner playing video games, or off exploring the Rocky Mountains.

 

Basically, I really want to take care of your pets! 🙂 So head on over to our contact page and send us an email, or (if you’re a keener) you can register on our home page!

Your fur-loving friend,

Deanne

Gisel Barre - Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter

Gisel Barre

Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter

My name is Gisel and I am the South West and Central Calgary Pet Care Specialist!

Growing up in Fort McMurray I spent most of my days outside on the lake by my house. After school, I went off to travel and explore the world. Always drawn to Calgary, upon my return to Canada there was no place I would rather settle.

Every day is a new adventure, wether I am exploring the parks with my pack, or off with friends dancing, making music, and sharing food! I do not currently have a dog of my own, but my roommates dog Bear has earned a permanent place in my heart. Our walks together are so important to me, so are the walks with the pups in your family!

Why do I love walking dogs? They teach me about forgiveness, even through their wild prowesses. Dogs are an astonishing true example of what life without expectations is. Not only do they make lovely companions, surrounding myself with these beautiful animals helps with my expression and forgiveness. They are love incarnate, ultimate loyalty to there families, the protectors, and the heart of a household.

If we had tails we would wag them, when we feel love perhaps our smile is our tail 🙂 Make sure to head on over to our contact page and send us an email, and you can register on our home page too!

Bum scratches,

Gisel

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, wether 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