MEET THE PACK
Erica & Sara
Erica Upham and Sara Fields are Co-Owners of OOTK. Erica started the business from scratch in 2014. Sara began walking dogs for OOTK and later managed the company; subsequently, she became a partner in 2018!
Erica handles the business end of OOTK and Sara deals with day-to-day operations and scheduling while continuing to walk dogs. They are proud residents of Lake Highlands and Old Lake Highlands, respectively, and love getting to know the furry residents of East Dallas and their owners :)
I grew up in Houston, went to school in Lubbock, and landed in Dallas. I have lived in Old Lake Highlands for five years now and love it! I have worked in advertising, business to business marketing, a gluten-free bakery, a chocolate shop, a cajun market, and a pizza shop, among other places - but walking dogs is the best job I've had so far :)
What experience do you have with dogs? Do you have dogs in your home?
My family includes Roo, a blue heeler/border collie mix, and Max, a street rat from Dowdy Ferry who is a chow/husky/mystery! I have had dogs all my life, and at any house party you will find me hanging out with the dog.
Do you have any other pets or animal experience?
I have been with OOTK since May 2015. I started as a walker, and am proud to say I am now co-owner!
What are your other hobbies/interests?
In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering with the elderly at Brookdale Lake Highlands. Those people really know their trivia! Additionally, I am addicted to estate sales and unusual antiques.
What is your favorite dog-friendly spot in Dallas?
My husband and I enjoy walking the dogs in OLH and at White Rock Lake.
What is your all-time favorite dog movie?
Best In Show