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, 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 has been working with pets since 2012, and lives with two small rascally pups of their own. They especially enjoy working with little dogs and silly doodles, helping them live out their wildest big-dog dreams. Fun fact: Corbin’s first dog was named Obediah Dumpling.



Kelly has always loved animals, big and small, and as a child she dreamt of becoming a zoologist. For now, she contents herself by adopting and fostering a menagerie of strays and hiking dog packs with SCRUF. Kelly’s business card could read “pitbulls, shepherds, and a chihuahua,” and she specializes in hiking dogs who have a difficult time fitting in. Kelly started working professionally with animals in 2016 as a canine and feline nutritionist, and is also available for holistic nutritional and herbal medicinal consultations.


Esra is a dog walker and dog walker trainer with Canine Cred. Working with dogs professionally since 2010, Esra has a strong background in positive socialization and obedience training, and primarly runs hiking groups for more difficult dogs, reinforcing the training that they’re getting at home.