Meet The Team


Amy Katz

Amy is one of the owners of Urban Bark and has been working with dogs for the last 10 years. From walking to grooming to in-home boarding, she's done it all! She has always had a great love and deep compassion for animals so its only natural that she chose this path for her career. She is also a proud mom to a rescue pup, Trooper.

She began fostering dogs almost four years ago through Just Paws Animal Rescue, and she will very proudly admit to having foster failed her first time around! Since adopting Trooper, she has continued to foster many dogs and is just happy to know that she has played a small part in making their lives better.

Amy is CPR and first aid certified from St. John Ambulance.


Kyle Hershorn

Kyle is one of the owners of Urban Bark. He has been doing in-home boarding for the last 6 years and he joined the dog walking team in 2018. He has a true love for dogs and enjoys spending his days with them.

When Kyle is not working with the dogs  you can find him at Sirius Satellite Radio producing a few shows, and you might also hear him broadcasting on one of their sports channels.

Kyle is a proud dad to Trooper, who was his first foster dog almost four years ago. Since then he has fostered countless other rescue dogs in need of help. He is a proud volunteer for Just Paws Animal Rescue and is just happy to help dogs in need.

Kyle is CPR and first aid certified from St. John Ambulance.


Ashley Hug

Some of you may be lucky enough to have met Ashley in person when she worked in house at Urban Bark. Now she's the girl behind the scenes running our social media. Her and her pup Clover hang out during the days and think up great content for your viewing pleasure!


Adri Boone

Adri is one of our fabulous groomers. She has been grooming since she was in high school! She also started Out of the Shadows Animal Rescue when she was only 17. Her desire to help dogs in need get a second chance at life is admirable. 

On top of that, Adri runs our boarding facility, Rural Bark. Her and her partner Kris board dogs in their home and treat them as if they were their own. She and her partner have plenty of their own pets too. Bruce, Parker and Tyson are their two rottweilers, Gus is their chihuahua, Autumn is their cat, and they also have rabits, birds, and rats!


Sarah Sinclair


Kolwyn McKinstry


Emma Shaw

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Sam Lavigne

Sam has had a love for dogs her whole life. She is a dog mom to Zuko and a cat mom to Elenor. Zuko has had some behavioural issues and Sam has worked tirelessly with him and a trainer to make sure Zuko is living his best life and on his best behaviour. He loves his cat sis and they make really sweet videos together!

Sam is pet first aid certified through Paws and Leashes Pet First Aid