We had the good fortune of connecting with Katherine Perez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katherine, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I made it my life mission to help busy pet parents create the best life for their four-legged friends. I pride myself on finding joy in enriching pups lives through daily walks, companionship, and care so that the people who love them can have peace of mind while they work. I fully understand how important pets are to their humans and the bond they share, It’s why I created Golden Tails Dog Walking. My mission is to provide a service to the hardworking, 9-5 dog owners of Miami, and help them create the best life for their dogs.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
At Golden Tails Dog Walking, our motto is “We don’t stop until their tails are wagging!” which truly shows our dedication to making your dog happy through daily exercise. Our team has aptly named services underneath our most ‘pupular’ walks. These walks include the Fast Paws Dog Walk, for younger, and more energetic furry friend, to the Lunch Time Rush walk. The Play Time Dog Walk, is a great way for canine friend to get some fun and attention during a busy workday. There’s also the Furry Coworker Walk, which is an excellent on-hand service whilst working from home is the new norm. No matter what pet needs you have, our team has the right type of service. Golden Tails Dog Walking provides the utmost care while spending time with your pooch – so that pet parents can relax knowing that their dog is in the safest hands possible. Life is busy. Time can simply get in the way. Whether it’s because you don’t have enough time, or you simply have too much – the stress of organizing someone to walk your dog daily can be overwhelming. That is the premise behind Golden Tails Dog Walking. I began my passion-filled business after realizing that no matter how much you may love your dog, you might not always have the time to walk them daily. However, both you, and your dog deserve the best. We pride ourselves on their caring, nurturing, and professional nature – your dog is in safe hands with our team. Trust is a key factor behind Golden Tails Dog Walking. It hasn’t been easy to get to where I am today in business, but I have learned valuable lessons along the way. Faith and perseverance has been the gift that I have carried with me since a young age and it has helped me push through the rocky times. The pups keep me motivated and bring so much joy to my life. They keep me going!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take my best friend to the beautiful South Beach, between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. There you can expect to find superior hotels and resorts, art galleries, restaurants & boutique shopping. There is so much to do there. It is a popular entertainment destination for locals, national & international tourists. My place of choice to eat would be Texas de Brazil Churrascaria. I am a fan of their delicious steak and Brazilian Cheesecake.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I pride the success of my business to Liz Illg and her amazing team at Liz Illg Consulting. I can’t say how grateful I am to have met her. Her support, mentorship, love and encouragement have kept me going during hard times. I quite honestly couldn’t have done it without her and her creative mind. She has been a JOY to work with since day one!
Sonia De La Tejera