Dog walkers take furry friends in stride

Local businesses thrive in this growing pet industry


HAPPY HOUNDS—Amber Olsen, from Pooch Cruisers, takes 3-year-olds Guillermo and Stelly, above and at right, for a walk. After 11 years in the biz, her dog-walking venture is expanding to include new cities and clients in the area.
Guillermo waits patiently by the door while resting his head on his paws.
He’s a miniature pinscher Chihuahua mix from a shelter in Los Angeles. Like a lot of small rescue dogs, he’s uneasy around people.
But when Amber Olsen opens the door, he jumps u...

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