Olivia is a reformed former-cat-person and couldn’t be happier about it. As a young millennial, Olivia would always cite cats as her favorite animal in all of those important Facebook surveys. She thought it made her seem edgy and broody and sophisticated. Now, Olivia understands that, while cats are a truly unique and adorable part of the animal kingdom, she has always been a dog person.
As a toddler, Olivia spent her days riding the family black lab, Chloe, around the house and making leaf piles for the two of them to jump in together. In middle school and high school, Olivia’s family dog was a rescued cocker spaniel named Tucker. After Tucker, Olivia and her family decided their two cats, Mazie and Gracie, would fill the four-legged friend quota in their household.
Olivia went through the rest of high school and college a passive dog admirer. However, it didn’t take Olivia more than a few minutes into her first shift at the Urban Hound to understand that she could no longer suppress her inner dog lover. Their slobbery kisses and frantic tail-wags were kryptonite to Olivia, who knew that she had to one day have her own.
Now, Olivia is on a one-woman mission to make her rescue dog, Gatsby, the happiest creature on planet earth. In her spare time, Olivia fulfills this mission by taking Gatsby to the dog park, on hikes with his friends, and to their family camp on Moosehead Lake in Maine. Of course, Olivia documents all of she and Gatsby’s adventures in an attempt to make her four-legged son internet famous (@fourleggedgatsby on Instagram, check him out). Olivia also fosters dogs for Boston’s Last Hope K9 Rescue, an amazing volunteer-run organization that connects dogs from Arkansas with their forever families.
At the Urban Hound, Olivia has no greater responsibility than keeping your dogs safe and happy. Olivia serves as a daycare attendant, dog chauffeur, social media and marketing manager, and substitute dog walker, if you will. While Olivia has an array of previous work experience, her position at the Urban Hound is the job that has made her the happiest.
Outside of all of her dog-related experience and activities, Olivia enjoys reading fiction and nonfiction, listening to podcasts (a highly underrated form of entertainment) and spending time with her husband, Tom Brady.