Canine Ambassador

Owner and Founder, Kimberly Garsed, started Urban Dog to help further the understanding between dogs and their people. For her, it's the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, working with and for dogs, luckyfor dogs and their people alike, she has turned that passion into a successful business. Her love for all creatures began early on when growing up on the East Coast. She not only had dogs, but horses too and has competed in 3 Day Eventing and Polo.

Today, she has over 20 years experience training dogs and riding horses. She has titled dogs in obedience and field events, both through the American Kennel Club and North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA).

Through Urban Dog she seeks to help as many dogs as possible. In addition to the Urban Dog Rescue, she also works with Tails of the City and other rescue organizations to help place dogs in healthy, happy homes. When it comes to canines, Kim truly is the ambassador.

Urban Dog Manager

Born in East Los Angeles, Erica lived in Downey for almost all her life. She has an adorable 5 year oldmaltipoo named Rome, who is very sweet with Erica's three daughters. She's been working with Urban Dog for 7 years. She doesn't have a favorite dog breed because she recognizes that all breeds have their own special personalities.

Erica discovered her love for dogs when she was in high school around her senior year. Her favorite part about Urban Dog is the fact that there is never a dull moment. For her, everyday is exciting and fun.