About our team
Who we are!
Liz Uhlman, VSA-CDT
Owner, dog walker and certified R+ trainer
I created Puptown Girl Pet Care originally in Philadelphia, PA in 2019 to pursue my dreams of working with animals and their humans. In 2020 I moved across country and rebuilt Puptown Girl here in Bend, Oregon. Over the years, I am so grateful to say we have grown, we have a team of force-free dog walkers, and I have become a certified R+ dog trainer through Victoria Stilwell Academy. I have truly enjoyed becoming part of the Bend dog community, continuing to learn and grow, advocating for the well-being of dogs, and showing others how they can too.
When I'm not working professionally with animals, I'm hanging out with my Fiancé and our Mini Aussie, Max, hiking the Oregon trails.
Dog walker, certified R+ trainer
Shelby is an integral part of the Puptown Girl team! She has been caring for and training dogs in a variety of setting since 2015. From animal shelters to service dogs, she has worked with dogs of all sizes and temperaments and several other species, too! Shelby is a certified R+ dog trainer, a graduate of Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior. She has a 10 yr old black lab named Chance who is a retired guide dog and an 3 yr old Australian Working Kelpie named Atlas who always keep her on her toes! In her free time, Shelby enjoys training her own dogs, doing dog sports, hiking and just being outside!
We are so grateful to have Hillary on the Puptown team! Born and raised in Alaska, Hillary moved to Bend in 2016. She has two kids, a dog named Bear and a cat named Lupin. She's had dogs her entire life and truly can't imagine life without them! Hillary currently fosters dogs through a local nonprofit and finds it so rewarding. In her free time, being at home with her kiddos, dog and cat, is Hillary's happy place.
We are excited to have Hunter on the Puptown team! Hunter is a traveler, tea connoisseur, and animal activist involved in wildlife conservation initiatives around the globe. They've worked with reputable rehabilitation-to-release programs in Perú, Cambodia, and Thailand, and volunteer with local shelters along the west coast. When they're not traveling, Hunter spends their time perusing bookstores, trying new recipes, and hiking with their huskies, Boo and Mochi.