About Us

Dog-ON-It-Parks is a collaboration of ideas in many ways. When you combine 35 years experience as a veterinary assistant (and showing and breeding dogs!), with 25 years of experience designing playground equipment for public parks, the result is a wide range of pet-friendly products designed by experts. 

Our goal at Dog-ON-It-Parks is to specialize in products that draw people to dog parks and help make off-leash areas a destination in every community. A trip to the dog park is one of the very few multi-generational activities the whole family can enjoy, in a setting that is welcoming to everyone regardless of age or physical ability.

As avid dog owners – We have over 800 pounds of dogs at the office! – we want each and every product to be safe, fun, and incredibly durable.

Top Dog!  With the assistance of our enthusiastic and extremely dedicated staff (see directory below), we have quickly become the world leader in products specifically designed for dog parks and pet-friendly communities.

Here in the dog-friendly Pacific Northwest, we say that if your town doesn’t have a dog park, it is one! While that's just fine for "dog people" like us,  it can sometimes cause friction within the community if people are using undesignated areas as dog parks (especially if they forget to pick up afterwards).

Our vision is to make every community more pet-friendly by helping to create destinations where both people and their dogs can get exercise and fresh air.

Feel free to contact us if there's a product you'd like to see or just to let us know how we are doing. Thanks for stopping by!


Sandy Burleson
Customer Service 
sandy@dogonitparks.com

Pet’s Name(s):
Sprocket
Age:
4-year-old Puggle
Favorite/Funniest Quirk:
After a bath she goes crazy! She runs in circles at warp speed for five minutes and then buries herself in the towel.
Favorite Treat:
Bacon Bites
Best Trick:
Loves to be put in a backpack (facing front) with just her head sticking out and going for a ride on the Quad ATV

What I love about my pet(s):

The way she just loves to hang out with us; she'll lie on her back and watch TV and snore (while awake)!


Julia Saunders
Office Manager/Accounting
julia@dogonitparks.com

Pet’s Name(s):
Lulu and Gozer
Age:
4 and 4 months
Favorite/Funniest Quirk:
She's a tri-pawd by choice and likes to run using only three of her legs.
Favorite Treat:
Anything that smells and/or tastes like bacon!
Best Trick:
She can jump and leap over 4 times her height.
What I love about my pet(s):
Lulu is a fierce mole chaser. 

Kathy Max
President

Pet’s Name(s):
Sage
Age:
4-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog
Favorite/Funniest Quirk:
Allows our pet rats to ride around on her back
Favorite Treat:
Any kind of cheese
Best Trick:
Sage can climb backwards up the stairs.
What I love about my pet(s):
She can read my mind!

Nora VandenBerghe
Sales, Marketing & Operations Manager
nora@dogonitparks.com

Pet’s Name(s):
Gus (Lab), Rory (Mutt/Gremlin), Otto (Great Dane)
Age:
10, 7, and 1
Favorite/Funniest Quirk:
They all love chasing the vacuum cleaner and eating ice cubes! 
Favorite Treat:
Sardines, dog biscuits, green beans, anything raw...Quincy & Otto are indiscriminate eaters while Rory is a little more selective.  
Best Trick:
Gus helps out with recycling by shredding paper bags and boxes for us, Rory is an expert at begging and shaking hands, and Otto knows "Jump Up" which makes him taller than most people. 
What I love about my pet(s):
They are each other's best friends; if you separate them, they howl and are generally miserable until they're reunited. They make me smile every day and I can't imagine life without them.


Leatha Hale 
Office & Sales Support 
leatha@dogonitparks.com

Pet’s Name(s):
Lilly and Charlie 
Age:
 5 and 10
Favorite/Funniest Quirk:
We love how talkative Charlie is and Lilly has the funniest bat ears! 
Favorite Treat:
They both LOVE ice cubes.  
Best Trick:

Charlie throws toys for himself when he plays and Lilly always seems to find a way through the horse fence and takes herself down to the pasture for a run.  When she wants to come back in though, she stands at the gate and barks.

What I love about my pet(s):
Their quirky, individual personalities!


Shawn Mac Avoy
Production Manager
shawn@dogonitparks.com

Pet’s Name(s):
Duke, Aragon and Daisy (camera shy)
Age:
6, 2 & 13
Favorite/Funniest Quirk:
They love to sleep all day, and when they're not snoozing they're jumping and playing tug-of-war.
Favorite Treat:
Table scraps! 
Best Trick:
They all do dog agility, but they also know "Down" and "Stack" (for showing)

What I love about my pet(s):

I love that my pets are individuals; they each have something unique about them that makes me love them more every day.

Christina Clifton
Office & Sales Support 
christina@dogonitparks.com

Pet’s Name(s):
Moxie
Age:
7
Favorite/Funniest Quirk:
She accompanies me to some of my solo singer/songwriter concerts, and lays in my guitar case onstage while I play.
Favorite Treat:
Sausage
Best Trick:
She tilts her head whenever you say these key words: Pizza, sausage, chicken, or hamburger.

What I love about my pet(s):

Her passion for being lazy is truly inspiring. She’s taught me that naps are to be treasured, and it’s ok to skip cardio day.

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