About Outdoor Dog Adventures

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Our Mission

Outdoor Dog Adventures is founded on the belief that exercise and social interaction are vital to a dog’s happiness. Our goal is to better the lives of your family’s pets by providing essential walks, pet social interactions, transportation services, and many more amenities.

We strive to alleviate owner’s worry while they are away and be a trusted ally in the care of your four-legged friends. You will have peace of mind knowing that your pet is in experienced, caring hands.

Our Mission

Our Team

Kim Keys

Kim Keys

Owner & Business Manager

Kim was born and raised in Harford County, Maryland. She attended Towson University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. For the past 8 years, Kim has worked in the banking industry but has always had a passion for animals beginning at a young age. She has had a wide range of pets ranging from the typical childhood carnival goldfish to a chinchilla and of course dogs.

Kim is a proud dog mom to Lilly, a Puggle that she adopted in Maryland, and Chuy, an Australian Cattle Mix that was adopted from the Kentucky Humane Society. She is a member of Pet Sitters International and also a Certified Professional Pet Sitter. She strives to provide the best care for your pups whether it be a stimulating, adventurous hike or an exciting game of fetch in the backyard.

When not working, Kim enjoys spoiling Lilly and Chuy, taking them on adventures, and visiting the dogs at the Kentucky Humane Society. She also loves making crafts, spending time outdoors, traveling, and attending spin class. Her favorite weekend activity is snuggling on the couch with the dogs and binge-watching The Golden Girls.

Cassidy Rives

Cassidy Rives

Professional Dog Walker

Cassidy grew up on a farm and has raised horses, goats, pigs, chickens, and of course, many dogs! Cassidy chose to be a part of Outdoor Dog Adventures because of her love for animals and how it pairs with parts of farm life, being outdoors and caring for dogs. She strives to make her visits one of the best parts of your dogs day!
Lori Nell

Lori Nell

Professional Dog Walker

Born and raised in Lancaster, PA, Lori has always had a passion for being around and working with animals. She started taking horseback riding lessons at 7 years old and still loves riding today. Lori has experience working in several animal-related jobs including farm work, pet retail, adoption counselor at an SPCA, and a doggie daycare. She has gained valuable knowledge from each one that she carries with her, including a certification in equine sports massage therapy, earned in 2012. 

Having two dogs of her own, one with moderate anxiety, Lori understands how important it is for any dog to have some time each day to explore nature and take in new surroundings which helps to build confidence.

While not working, and being new to the Louisville area, Lori and her husband enjoy learning about everything that this city has to offer, exploring the local cuisine, going to the movies, and spending down time with their dogs Nala and Jethro. Lori also enjoys just about any outdoor activity including camping, hiking, kayaking, and photography.

Kassey Rayfield

Kassey Rayfield

Professional Dog Walker

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kassey recently moved to Kentucky. She has always loved animals and past jobs included working at a doggy daycare and the Wisconsin Humane Society. She currently works at a vet clinic as a Veterinary Assistant and looks to further her education as a licensed Veterinary Technician. Kassey has always had a passion for animal fitness, health, and well-being. She also grew up with many different types of animals including cats, chinchillas, ducks, an iguana and of course dogs! She currently has two very active dogs of her own. Ryker an English Springer Spaniel and Echo a Belgian Malinois but looks to add more to her crazy little pack! 
In her free time, Kassey loves to take her dogs hiking, swimming, and camping. She also recently took interest in dog sports such as dock jumping, agility, tricks, and scent work. Kassey and Ryker hope to earn their Advanced Trick Dog title and Master Dock Jumping title this year!
Linda Boatman

Linda Boatman

Professional Dog Walker

Linda was born and raised in Louisville Kentucky and is the mother of a beautiful angel daughter in heaven. Different ventures led Linda away to Nashville Tennessee and Lexington Kentucky for eight years but she eventually made her way back home. Growing up, Linda always had large breed dogs, cats and turtles and learned to horseback ride Tennessee Walking horses. Linda was absolutely smitten with her Yorkie and Silky Terriers as an adult as well as a few fish tanks also. The veterinary field was very rewarding for several years before changing over to the dental/ healthcare management industry 25 years ago. She has a strong passion and respect for all animals and thoroughly enjoys every minute she gets to spend with them, especially her kitties Scarlet Lily and Kassius Klay. Linda says that Outdoor Dog Adventures has been a wonderful opportunity for her to work with pets on the weekend and she sincerely adores all of our precious clients.
Erica Bradley

Erica Bradley

Professional Dog Walker

Erica was born & raised in Columbus, Ohio (Go Buckeyes!) but spent most of her summers in southern Indiana with her grandparents. It was the perfect mix of city & farm life. Growing up, she was always surrounded by animals including family dogs, reptiles, fish, hamsters, bunnies and the list continues.

Erica moved to Louisville in 2018 working in corporate food management but when COVID hit the hospitality industry she reevaluated what she wanted to spend her days doing & creating a quality of life that was full of joy; including adopting her best friend, Beau. During lockdown, Erica & Beau became avid explorers whether it meant long hikes throughout Kentucky/Indiana, new neighborhoods & sourcing the best dog friendly spaces in our city (Beau loves PG&J’s).

Whether walking, hiking or just a simple game of fetch, Erica is always looking for ways to ensure her visits are full of fun & engaging exercises during her visits.