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Sam Goodman is Founder and General Manager of Doggie Joggie. Throughout his life he has always found a special connection with all animals, and has always loved being outdoors. During his college career he walked and ran his professor’s retired greyhounds while attending Oberlin College. After graduating in 2009, he moved to Chicago, then to Seattle, and finally settled down in San Diego with his wife, Lisa.

Everywhere he has lived, Sam has always maintained a value-system of being a loyal, sincere and hardworking person, someone who loves the outdoors, loves adding value to people’s lives, and loves connecting with animals. So when he moved to San Diego, Sam recognized a need for a valuable service that provides dogs with exercise, and provides pets with caring and honest caretakers while their families are away on vacation or at work, and in 2013, he co-founded Doggie Joggie, Inc with his sister Ali. He is happy to continue helping to improve the lives of dogs and pet owners across San Diego County, and loves supporting them with great service and support to care for their furry family members.

Lauren Sander is a Manager of Operations and on the Doggie Joggie team. Hailing originally from Trier, Germany, she started working for Doggie Joggie as a pet sitter in 2015 when she was studying abroad at SDSU. Working as a pet sitter in America’s finest city was a dream come true for Lauren. She loved her job so much that she decided to move back to San Diego to work with Doggie Joggie after graduating from the University College of Freiburg in the summer of 2016. Doggie Joggie was excited to have her back on the team and Lauren still couldn’t imagine a better job! Lauren is caring, generous, sweet, and sincere and she gives her everything to the pets in her care, always going above and beyond. Lauren will drive across town to take care of a dog simply because she loves to spend as much time as possible with our pack. She thinks of dogs as ‘the better humans’ and a tiny part of her believes that she is part dog herself. Lauren’s clients know as well as we do, working with her is a true blessing!