Responsible Urban Friends Bios


Diego has been working with dogs professionally since 2013, after growing up with two Basenjis at home. He started out watching over large numbers of dogs in a playgroup setting on a daily basis, then did training for a while, and finally moved on to group and solo walks. He likes figuring out why dogs act the way that they do in various situations, and is often impressed at how weird they can be.




Corbin enjoys taking dogs for strolls around the neighborhood, visiting with grouchy cats, and petsitting in their home. They have been working with pets since 2012, and live with two small rascally pups of their own. Fun fact: Corbin’s first dog was named Obediah Dumpling.





CAM01926Esra has been working with dogs professionally since 2010, with a strong background in playgroups and obedience training. The resident dog trainer of the co-op, Esra primarily runs hiking groups, and does neighborhood walks for more difficult dogs. Personality types that seem most attracted to Esra’s services are: awkward pitbulls, working dogs in overdrive, and the timid-yet-bossy type.

Esra’s dog Pepa joins in on house sitting excursions, and, when finally relaxing at home, the pack also includes a fine colony of cats.