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, 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 is also passionate about fitness, attending spin class, spending time outdoors, and traveling. Her favorite weekend activity is snuggling on the couch with the dogs and binge-watching The Golden Girls.

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.

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, Team Trainer & Social Media Lead

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.

Barbara Jackson

Barbara Jackson

Professional Dog Walker

Barbara is from Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She became interested in joining the Outdoor Dog Adventure team after her daughter, Sarah, worked for ODA while her Colorado ranch job was put on hold because of Covid. Barbara heard all of the great stories from Sarah about the dogs she cared for while working for ODA so Barbara wanted to join our team when Sarah returned to her ranch job. Barbara loves animals, the outdoors and all types of exercise, especially walking and hiking.
Her full-time job is in Sales and Marketing for MPC Promotions. She loves to spend her weekends and free time outside and with some great animals. She is walking many of the dogs Sarah walked and looks forward to her weekends with the ODA team
Brittney Sanford

Brittney Sanford

Professional Dog Walker

Brittney was born & raised in Ionia County, Michigan before she moved to Central & then Southern Indiana for different animal welfare job opportunities. Eventually settling down with her boyfriend in his hometown of Jeffersontown.

She has experience working in vet clinics, doggy daycares, animal shelters and even as an animal control officer. She has experience caring for animals ranging from horses to ferrets to reptiles to dogs/cats and the list goes on. Brittney has 4 dogs of her own, 2 German Shepherds and 2 Pittie mixes and 1 very special needs spicy kitty who are her pride & joy!

Having her own dogs (and cat) that have many behavior quirks, Brittney understands that each animal has different individual needs and she loves to work with them at their pace. Brittney says that joining Outdoor Dog Adventures has been an amazing opportunity and she loves spending time with all the pets as if they were her own.

Meagan Cuddihe

Meagan Cuddihe

Professional Dog Walker

Meagan grew up in Louisville Kentucky. She has been in the pet industry for the last 6 years as a dog groomer. She loves animals and being able to hang out with different types of pups.

Meagan has a rescue pup named Cookie who is a chocolate lab mix that she got when she was in Baton Rouge 5 years ago. When not working, Meagan is traveling with Cookie and exploring new places. Cookie and Meagan love doing things but also love relaxing and enjoying being home.

Meagan chose to work for ODA because she loves meeting new pups and getting to build relationships with each pup.

Haleigh Mace

Haleigh Mace

Professional Dog Walker

Haleigh is a West Virginia native who moved to Louisville 2 years ago to pursue a career in animal welfare. Her passions include caring for animals in need and finding their forever homes.

When she isn’t walking dogs or caring for the animals at the local shelter, she spends her free time at home with her two dogs (Hank & Harley) and two cats (Loki & Louie). Haleigh treats everyone’s pets like they are her own and strives to give the attention and love they deserve.