Hello! I am Kim Cassidy, the founder and a dog walker at Action Packs.
I started Action Packs in April of 2014 simply because of my dog Carl.
We got Carl, a German Shorthaired Pointer on February 10, 2010, and my life forever changed. My everyday adventures at the dog park with this animal consumed me and filled me with happiness…it’s all I could talk about.
After a couple of career changes, my husband Tom helped me to decide that my life path needed to be filled with dogs, dogs every day. My love of the outdoors and long-distance walking lead me to start Action Packs.
Our first client was Lucy, a very timid Bernese Mountain Dog. Carl and I took her EVERYWHERE and changed that beast into a dog that was able to be social. From there, countless dog walks and stayovers throughout the years. After we rescued Ben, a black and tan Coonhound who is currently 6, Carl started staying home, missing out on work adventures but giving him the comfort of just being a dog at home.
Carl passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in November 2020. Since his passing, it has become clear that without him, I wouldn’t have had any of this. I would have never met any of my current clients/friends nor would I ever have met you, which is something very special.
Carl helped me fall in love with the business of dog walking, we started with the intention of just walking someone's dog, not realizing that this is really about helping people and making their lives better…like Carl did to ours.
@duckthepointer brings us new adventures and this Spring 2022, my dream of a vast open field where dogs can play unleashed has become a reality, check us out.
Meet The Team
Hi, my name is April and I am a lover of the outdoors and staying active. My husband and I have a 6-year-old Malinois cross named Bowzer, he is a handful but wouldn't have him any other way! He loves going for walks, seeing his friends and relaxing. We have 2 black cats, Buddy who is 11 and Timmy who is 2, and an almost 3-year-old daughter named Abby. As a family we love being outdoors, we go camping a lot, canoeing, boating, hiking, walking, going to the beach, anything outdoors! We are learning to garden and preserve our food, beekeeping, and hopefully some chickens one day soon.
I am excited to be a part of the team at Action Packs.
After 24 years with Kim as my business partner, it's finally my time to support her in making Action Packs a success. I'm here to serve!
On a daily basis, you will find me at the farm helping as a dog handler, shuttle driver and grounds keeper.
Dogs are our life! I am so excited to meet you all soon.
Opa + Oma
Opa + Oma, are my parents and live on the farm at Action packs Day Camp. Steve and Anne are 88 this year and are the hardest working people we know. They both have huge hearts and love dogs, but could never have another dog after the heart breaking loss of their dog Sniffer. Our dogs have been a source of love for years, and now they have the opportunity to love your pups too. xo