Trailblazing Tails is a Dog Running Service whose mission since 2007 has been to help keep your loved ones happy and healthy by physically and mentally stimulating them on every run! We are not just reliable, trustworthy dog lovers but we are also trained to read canine body language and dog behavior to quickly make good decisions. With almost 10 years of devoted service, we work hard to reinforce the good behaviors our pet parents work for everyday. Fully insured and bonded with

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Dog person who grew up on a small farm in rural Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Tricia is a Pet Tech Certified Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor, Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor for the Dog Walking Academy in Portland, OR, a Be a Tree presenter, and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Enjoys spending her free time reading and listening to seminars from some of her favorite dog people, such as, Patricia McConnell, PhD, Jean Donaldson and Dr. Sophia Yin. Dedicated professional devoted to learning as much as she can about dogs and pet first aid. 

Dog person who grew up on a small farm in rural Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Tricia is a Pet Tech Certified Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor, Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor for the Dog Walking Academy in Portland, OR, a Be a Tree presenter, and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Enjoys spending her free time reading and listening to seminars from some of her favorite dog people, such as, Patricia McConnell, PhD, Jean Donaldson and Dr. Sophia Yin. Dedicated professional devoted to learning as much as she can about dogs and pet first aid. 

Tricia Case
Owner

Christy May
Manager, Bend

Chanse Dunn
Runner/Sitter, Portland

Elissa is a lifelong dog lover who has made animals and animal welfare the focus of decades of experience through her MS in Animals and Public Policy, BS in Animal and Equine Science, volunteer work in shelters, rescues, rehabilitation centers, and vet clinics. Previously an animal welfare policy analyst, she enjoys improving the ways in which we share the world with our canine companions for increased quality of life and health for both canines and their two-legged counterparts. Happiest when she’s running and spending time with dogs, Elissa embraces TbT’s mission and loves working with everyone who is a part of the TbT family.

Elissa is a lifelong dog lover who has made animals and animal welfare the focus of decades of experience through her MS in Animals and Public Policy, BS in Animal and Equine Science, volunteer work in shelters, rescues, rehabilitation centers, and vet clinics. Previously an animal welfare policy analyst, she enjoys improving the ways in which we share the world with our canine companions for increased quality of life and health for both canines and their two-legged counterparts. Happiest when she’s running and spending time with dogs, Elissa embraces TbT’s mission and loves working with everyone who is a part of the TbT family.

Elissa Sosland
Director of Operations

Erin Wheatley
Runner/Sitter, Portland

Paige Sordelet
Runner/Sitter, Portland

Christina grew up on a small farm, where it seemed natural to talk to the animals, and sometimes they seemed to talk back. While earning her Ph.D. in Political Science, she began volunteering for Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, adopted an easy-going but headstrong boy, Jake, and trained him to run with her. She continued fostering dogs and doing temperament evaluations for rescue, trained with Jake, and ran her first 50-kilometer trail race.  In 2009, Christina’s interest in dog training took off. The inspiration: Pippa, a struggling female Ridgeback with lots of fear and a heart of gold. Pippa slowly blossomed and became a confident companion through a combination of medical care, professorial research, teacherly patience, and athletic training. In return, Pippa helped Christina learn how to talk and how to listen. This is Christina’s passion and her approach: helping people and their dogs become the best team they can be with a holistic, compassionate approach.

Christina grew up on a small farm, where it seemed natural to talk to the animals, and sometimes they seemed to talk back. While earning her Ph.D. in Political Science, she began volunteering for Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, adopted an easy-going but headstrong boy, Jake, and trained him to run with her. She continued fostering dogs and doing temperament evaluations for rescue, trained with Jake, and ran her first 50-kilometer trail race.  In 2009, Christina’s interest in dog training took off. The inspiration: Pippa, a struggling female Ridgeback with lots of fear and a heart of gold. Pippa slowly blossomed and became a confident companion through a combination of medical care, professorial research, teacherly patience, and athletic training. In return, Pippa helped Christina learn how to talk and how to listen. This is Christina’s passion and her approach: helping people and their dogs become the best team they can be with a holistic, compassionate approach.

Christina Gray
Director of Education, Portland

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Mayra Martinez
Runner/Sitter, Portland

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Casey Wheeler
Runner/Sitter, Portland

Melanie is the Manager for our Portland location. She grew up surrounded by animals on a small animal sanctuary in southern CA. Her innate passion for animals has continued into her adult life and she is rarely seen without a dog by her side. Melanie is interested rescue and rehabilitation and has an adopted dog of her own. Both a runner and outdoor enthusiast, she feels right at home wherever running the pups takes her.  

Melanie is the Manager for our Portland location. She grew up surrounded by animals on a small animal sanctuary in southern CA. Her innate passion for animals has continued into her adult life and she is rarely seen without a dog by her side. Melanie is interested rescue and rehabilitation and has an adopted dog of her own. Both a runner and outdoor enthusiast, she feels right at home wherever running the pups takes her.  

Melanie Barber
Manager, Portland

Robin Sargan
Runner/Sitter, Los Angeles