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Melanie Barnes, Owner, Owner/East Valley ExPAWdition Leader

Four Paws Adventures is owned and operated by Melanie Barnes. Melanie is a dog mom of one spoiled mutt and was a pet sitter from 2000 - 2006. While pet sitting, Melanie saw a need for a professional dog walking service with the emphasis on exercise. She decided to get out of pet "sitting" and into dog adventures in 2006. In late 2006, she quit her day job and now focuses exclusively on canine fitness and fun! Melanie has been providing South East Valley dogs with exciting canine excursions ever since!

Jamie DeBenedetto, North Valley ExPAWdition Leader

Jamie DeBenedetto is a dog mom of two and a self proclaimed hiking addict. In 1999 she merged her love for dogs and the outdoors by creating the Canine Hiking Club of AZ. Jamie has been a professional dog trainer since 1995. Since 2007 she has been leading hikes and teaching outdoor skills for the City of Peoria's Outdoor Adventure Program and she is certified in Wilderness First Aid. In October 2008, Jamie began offering North Valley dogs the Four Paws Adventures experience!

All Four Paws Adventures Pack Leaders are certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. Four Paws Adventures is insured and bonded, as well as a member of Arizona Professional Pet Sitters and Associates. Please visit the Testimonials page for references.

Sonoran Tails Phoenix Best Of Readers Choice
winner three years running (2008, 2009, 2010).

Four Paws Adventures in the News

Arizona Republic, July, 2010
West Valley 101
, April, 2009
Ahwatukee Foothills News, April, 2009
nTouch, March, 2009
Sonoran Tails Best of 2008 Readers Choice Awards, November, 2008
Arizona Business Gazette, March, 2008

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