About Us

Canine Counselors

Our Standards 

We are the only dog walking and pet sitting company that has a dog trainer on staff. Every UAK staff member is fully vetted, background checked and trained in loose leash walking, leadership exercises, and pet first aid and CPR. We take every measure to ensure that each member of our team has the tools they need for a safe and fun walk with your pet. Owner and dog trainer, Beth, works one-on-one with each teammate on techniques specific to your dog. At Urban Animal Kingdom, your pet is a part of our family and we take that very seriously.

Certified pet first aid and CPR

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While other companies claim to be certified in pet first aid and CPR, that may only mean that one person on their staff has those certifications, not necessarily the person caring for your pet. At Urban Animal Kingdom, every one of our employees is certified in both pet first aid and CPR.

The best dog sitter we have ever had look after our two dogs. Our dogs were well taken care of and we came home to our house just the way we left it. We never had to worry. I highly recommend Beth and her team!
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Beth Martin

Owner, Founder, and Certified Dog Trainer

Hi, I’m Beth, the face of Urban Animal Kingdom (I offered the job to my dog, but she’s pretty shy.) I started this company eight years ago to scratch my itch for working with animals while applying to graduate school for animal behavior and working as a dog walker. I had jobs in wildlife research, wildlife rehabilitation, veterinary assistance, and animal welfare advocacy (I REALLY love animals!) What I discovered was that I could work with animals all day every day, and didn’t need more school to do it. I could do it TODAY! Thus, Urban Animal Kingdom was born and I've never looked back. Now I spend my time learning everything I can about dog behavior and passing it on to my wonderful, fun-loving, and caring team.

I am a positive reinforcement trainer who believes that every dog deserves a compassionate ear and respect. I train at the dog's pace. I teach all my clients about dog body language so that they can develop a deeper understanding of their dog. I do my best to cater to each person's hectic lifestyle, but I will always put the dog first. I learn from each pet I encounter, in addition to having  CPDT-KA certification. I am working towards my CBCC-KA certification, as well as being a student of renowned dog trainers like Suzanne Clothier, Michael Shikashio, Kathy Sdao, and Victorial Stilwell.

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My dog is like my child and I am so impressed with how well she treats him and how excited he is to see her. I have never felt comfortable with someone besides myself taking care of him until Beth came into our lives.
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Best pet care in the Twin Cities for three years running

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