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 have a passion for design, fashion, reading, travel, food and fitness. I dream of exploring the world one country at a time, and taking in everything it has to offer me.

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

 

Karolina Lichota

Mobile Services Team Manager

My name is Karolina, but I usually go by Karo! Originally from Poland, I moved to Canada to be closer to my brother, Marcin. 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

 

 

Lizetta Ayotte - Hotel Concierge + In-Home Pet Sitter

Lizzetta Ayotte

Hotel Services Team Manager

My name is Lizetta and I am the biggest 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

 

Cassie Parker - Calgary Dog Walker + Pet Sitter

Cassandra Parker

Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter

My name is Cassandra (but I go by Cassie) and I am a Pet Care Specialist and In-Home Sitter at Black Collar Society. I am originally from Ontario, but before moving here my boyfriend and I were living the dream on Vancouver Island in Tofino. We decided to move closer to family and of course the beautiful mountains about 2 years ago and we’ve been loving it ever since!

When I’m not out walking your wonderful pups, I’m most likely out with my own dog, getting into some kind of trouble. We love hiking, biking and doing just about anything outdoors!

Slobbery kisses,

Cassie

 

 

 

 


Kelly Griffin

Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter

My name is Kelly and I am a Pet Care Specialist and In-Home Sitter at Black Collar Society.

I moved to Calgary 2 years ago from Quebec with my boyfriend in hopes of starting a new adventure. I fell in love with the mountains and spend almost every weekend I can there. I also spend my spare time painting and photographing nature. I have also fostered kittens and cats for the past 10 months and found homes for every single beautiful animal! It is such an amazing experience to know that these babes are going to spend the rest of their lives in very loving homes. It can be tough sometimes to see them go but I know they will be happy and spoiled in their new homes.

I may be biased but hanging out with dogs all day is probably the best job ever. I wake up every morning with anticipation to pick up all your pups and play at the park with them!

Tail wags,

Kelly

 

 

Tian McDougall - Calgary Dog Walker + Pet Sitter

Tian McDougall

Pet Care Specialist

Hey everyone! I’m Tian and I’m a Pet Care Specialist with Black Collar Society. I’m originally from north west Ontario, but I moved to Alberta to find and share some new experiences. Within the last year, I moved from Sundre to Olds and now I call Calgary home. So far I like Calgary the best!

I have two dogs of my own, Beasley (left) a Belgian Malinois mix and Bailey (right) an Australian Shepard mix. Beasley came from a dog rescue in Manitoba, when we got her she was completely shut down and needed A LOT of TLC, now she’s the friendliest dog at the dog park! I adopted Bailey in Sundre and she was an amazing addition to my little family.

When I’m not at work, I spend my time exploring our beautiful province with my two fur babies. I love hiking the mountains with my girls! We have seen found some amazing trails around Calgary and look forward to exploring many more in the summer months.

Paw shakes,

Tian

Jenaya Ross

Hotel Concierge + In-Home Pet Sitter
My name is Jenaya and I am a Hotel Concierge + In-Home Pet Sitter at Black Collar Society.
I have lived in Calgary my whole life and have had a passion for dogs as long as I could remember! I spent a lot of my time volunteering at animal rescues when I was younger and instantly knew that I wanted to work with dogs. I am currently studying business to hopefully open my own dog daycare one day. When I’m not at work or school I like to skateboard or do digital art! I love spending each day hanging out with my favourite pups!

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!

 

Shalene Derkach

Hotel Concierge
My name is Shalene and I am a Hotel Concierge at Black Collar Society. I was born and raised here in Calgary. My passion for animals started at a young age, whether that would be finding lost dogs in my neighbourhood and returning them home, or bringing them home to love and care for myself. Each and every one of the cats or dogs I’ve brought home to my family all have a story on how they came to be with us. I’m a fur mom to three cats and one dog, and a mother to a sassy 3 year old girl who shares the same passion for animals as I do.
When I’m not at the hotel playing and taking care of your fur babies, I’m spending time with family, biking or going for runs with my running partner Ghost, a rescue from Misty Creek Dog Rescue who has made an amazing addition to our family! I love being able to wake up and spend my mornings being greeted by wagging tails and sloppy kisses at Black Collar Society!

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!

Jillian Macneil-Mah - Calgary Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Jillian Macneil-Mah

Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter
My name is Jillian and I am a Pet Care Specialist at Black Collar Society.
I love everything animals! When I’m not walking with your pups, I am hanging out with my cat or volunteering at Paws Rescue Foundation. I try and fill my days with everything animals!
Who could ask for a better way to start the day; picking up your pups and playing with them at the park! I am so thrilled to be a part of the Black Collar Society team and to get the chance to meet and play with your dogs!

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!

Kisses and cuddles,

Jillian

 

 

 

Jillian Macneil-Mah - Calgary Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Patricia Gamilla

Hotel Concierge + In-Home Pet Sitter
My name is Patricia and I am a Hotel Concierge and In-Home Pet Sitter at Black Collar Society.
Coming soon!

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!

All the treats,

Patricia

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Bell - Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter

Christina Bell

Pet Care Specialist + In-Home Pet Sitter
My name is Christina and I am a Pet Care Specialist and In-Home Pet Sitter at Black Collar Society.
The people that know me may call me a crazy cat lady (although I only have 1 feline named Loki), but what they really don’t realize is how much I love ALL animals. I generally like spending time with animals more than people. I’m an enthusiastic dog walker who gets just as much fun and enjoyment out of walking dogs than the dogs do themselves. I’m currently dreaming of the day that I have the right home to adopt my very own dog. I spend time each week volunteering with a local feline rescue foundation so if your little furry friends ever need some love, I can play with cats as well.
I moved to Alberta eight years ago, and spent the first half living in Banff and the other half here in Calgary. The mountains feed my love for sport and adventure. When I’m not dog walking, I can usually be found hiking, biking, and snowboarding. I also love backcountry camping, it’s so peaceful! I am a strong advocate for preserving the path you walk on and taking care of places for future generations to enjoy. I believe that taking care of all aspects of the world around us really makes for a better earth.

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!

Bum wiggles,

Christina