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

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 and Tyson are their two rottweilers, Gus is their chihuahua, Autumn is their cat, and they also have rabits, birds, and rats!

Kayla Christian

Kris Muccilli

Kris has been working with Out of the Shadows Animal Rescue for the last few years now. He is involved in all aspects of the rescue including fostering dogs in need of a temporary home and helping integrate them with other dogs. As well as working with the rescue, he also boards dogs in his home with his partner Adri. They have a wonderful property out in Bolton, ON. He and his his girlfriend own 2 rottweilers, a chihuahua, a rescue cat, as well as a few rats and birds together.

 

Samantha Lavigne

Samantha has had a love for dogs her whole life. Her beagle Kumar has some behavioural and health issues that Samantha has worked really hard to manage over the last few years. She works on Kumars training on a daily basis and is so happy with the progress they have made. 

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

 

Phone: (416) 657-2275 (BARK)

Email:  info@urbanbark.ca

949 St. Clair Ave W

Toronto, ON M6C 3X7