Meet Our Team

Robin Lucas

Founder/President/CPO (Chief Petting Officer)

Originally from Chico, California, Robin has called Atlanta/Decatur home for over 40 years. She spent the majority of her career as Director of Client Relations for Mailtek, an Atlanta subsidiary of TSYS/Synovus, and attended the Synovus Leadership Institute. The servant leadership model serves as the foundation for the business. With over 100 – 5 Star Google reviews and award winning NextDoor Neighborhood favorite 4 years in a row, Robin is quick to give the credit to have an amazing staff who are both professional and passionate.

Robin’s deep love of animals started in her childhood and growing up she can’t remember a time when there were not a variety of pets around. When she moved to Decatur in 2000, Robin was her neighbors’ “go to” for pet-sitting and advice. After experiencing incidents with her own pets’ care while out of town, she saw a great need for professional pet-focused, customized care. Robin combined her corporate background in client service and business operations with her natural love and knowledge of animals, launching Oak Grove Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, LLC., in 2014. Helping the community is also an important part of OGPS’ mission. OGPS is involved with education charity auctions, partners with both large and small pet shelters and pet food banks, and supports other local small businesses.

Robin’s vision for the company is one where the entire focus is on each pet and their unique needs. Our philosophy is to focus on customizing the care and providing a professional, positive and loving experience. We invest our time in getting to know each individual client to become a trusted extended part of their family and care.

At home, Robin’s family companions “currently” include two rescue Weimaraners, Velvet and Saddie May, and the matriarch of the family, Alexis, a cattle dog mix. Robin enjoys gardening, live music, charity auctions, and visiting our beautiful coastal beaches year-round.

Emily

Emily

Office Manager & Hound Whisperer

Originally from the west coast, Emily grew up with dogs and riding horses. She says she loves working with animals because their love makes our lives richer. Having completed ten full marathons, when Emily is not out running, she is out walking dogs for OGPS. In her free time, she hangs out with her two daughters and husband. They love eating out in Oak Grove and Decatur. Emily also enjoys volunteering for her daughters’ schools. She has two dogs of her own, a basset hound named Jonah and a husky super mutt named Adeline (Addy). She and her daughter also have a paint horse named Truffle who they enjoy riding and caring for.

Jeremy

Team Lead Dog Walker & Teddy Pig Wrangler

Jeremy LOVES working with animals. Not only did he grow up with pets but he has been a professional dog walker for six years. His pawsome clients are over the moon happy to see him, and he’s always had a natural connection to them. When he’s not caring for pets, Jeremy is an actor, and uses his acting skills to build out characters in the voiceover industry. Jeremy is also a huge history buff, who occasionally gives historical lectures. He has three corgis at home – Mr. Beau, Charys, and Captain Stumpers and one extremely antisocial cockatiel named Pi.

Rebecca

Operations Assistant & Master of Barks and Purrs

Rebecca is from New Jersey and recently moved to the Atlanta area. In her free time, she likes to do anything outdoors including going on hikes. She also loves to travel and try new and interesting cuisine. Rebecca likes helping pets maintain their normal, healthy routine while their pet parents are away. Before joining OGPS, she worked in a veterinary hospital for 10 years. Rebecca was lucky enough to work with all different animals and is comfortable handling and caring for a vast variety of pets. She obviously doesn’t have favorites, but if she did, it would be turtles.

Kat

Kat

Lead Pet Care & Downward Facing Dog & Cat Whisperer

Kat is one of those rare Atlantan natives. She is a Georgia DAWG who has traveled all over the world including backpacking through India and Southeast Asia, and living in Australia for a year. She loves working with animals because what you see is what you get and she finds that refreshing – animals always being their true selves. When Kat’s not providing exceptional care for all of her pet clients, you can find her in a yoga studio or planning her next trip around the world. She has a boxer named Sami who is the light of her life.

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Nick

Lead Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Nick has been with OGPS for years and says he loves working with animals because they are kind, receptive and loving. He has a tuxedo cat named, Mama Kitty and a tortoiseshell cat named, Josephine. Nick is currently pursuing a computer science degree with a focus on programming. He has always loved numbers and logic like in patterns and puzzles. Nick says it feels rewarding to solve a tough equation or finish a really difficult puzzle. When he’s not caring for animals or in school, Nick likes playing the guitar, basketball and card games.

Melissa O.

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Originally from Connecticut, Melissa has years of pet sitting and animal care experience. Before working at OGPS, she worked at Zoo Atlanta. Melissa loves working with animals because they are kind and genuine. All family pets are “baby” or “sweetheart” to her. She has a three-year-old cat of her own, Misty. When she’s not caring for pets, she stays busy as a substitute teacher. Melissa holds a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts and can be seen on stage locally in both theater and Indie films.

Walker

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Walker was born and raised in Atlanta and is very experienced with all types of animals. Her family owns an animal sanctuary which includes four dogs, five cats, four llamas, four alpacas, 30 chickens, and three bunnies. Phew! She also volunteers at New London Farm where she takes care of and rides horses. As a recent graduate from the Dekalb School of the Arts, Walker is going into her first year of college majoring in international affairs and modern languages.

Melissa B.

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Originally from Savannah, Melissa has lived in metro Atlanta since 1989. She loves working with animals and she’s never had a time in her life when a dog wasn’t a constant companion. Melissa retired from her full-time job at Georgia State University as Director of Recreational Services a few years ago and loves working for OGPS because she can be active and outdoors while meeting new pets and getting to know all their personalities. She loves to travel, bike ride, and has taught scuba diving for over 20 years which has allowed her to dive throughout the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Mexico.

Leo

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Leo is a student at Georgia State studying mathematics with the goal of becoming an aerospace engineer. A natural with animals, Leo worked at two different farms taking care of horses, goats, llamas, alpacas, and chickens just to name a few. At home, he has a lazy Pitbull named Georgia and a previously feral kitty named Artemis. Leo says it’s fulfilling to meet new furry friends everyday working for OGPS. In his free time, Leo likes to crochet, play Minecraft, or stargaze with his telescope.

Tucker

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Tucker is a rare Atlanta native! He has two cats, Jake and Juniper, and two dogs, Frankie and Hashbrown. Tucker loves working with animals and is a natural. He enjoys taking care of them and making sure they have the best possible experience when their pet parents are away. Tucker is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health focused on humanitarian emergencies at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. When he isn’t busy working or studying, Tucker likes to go camping, study languages, and travel globally absorbing the daily life of the area he goes to.

Hilary

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Animals are Hilary’s world! Besides pet sitting for OGPS, she works full time at an animal clinic as a vet tech. At home, Hilary spends time with her teenage son and her senior Pitbull named Nora who is as sweet as they come. Hilary also loves movies and vacationing at the beach.

Brooke

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Brooke is an Atlanta native and a graduate from UGA Grady School of Journalism. She has been an animal lover since day one. She grew up riding horses, volunteering at zoos and shelters, working as a dog grooming assistant, and having many pets of her own. Brooke says she is compassionate for all animals and their welfare because it is just in her nature. When she is not caring for pets, Brooke works for a goat rental company as a goat wrangler. In her free time, she loves hanging out with her own dogs, hiking, doing yoga, and spending time with loved ones.

Dennis

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

A resident of Tucker, Dennis is a retired technical sales manager, and U.S. Navy veteran with three grandchildren and two grand-dogs. In high school, Dennis worked in a veterinarian office and loves animals, so working with the OGPS family is a great match. He and his wife enjoy traveling, relaxing at the beach or mountains, and spending time with family and friends. His hobbies include biking and fishing. Dennis is also a part of a church disaster and recovery group. When an area is severely impacted, he will be off to give a helping hand and warm heart.

Madison

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Madison recently graduated from Emory University’s accelerated nursing program and is a nurse in the ICU at Emory University Hospital. She is a science person at heart and also has a degree in biology giving her a deep appreciation for nature and animals. Originally from Michigan, Madison enjoys teaching Sunday school and going to the gym. Madison currently doesn’t have any pets of her own but she grew up with dogs and guinea pigs as well as riding horses.

Erin

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Erin is from Atlanta and is currently a student at Mississippi State University majoring in Microbiology. She loves working with animals because she can feel the genuine love and loyalty that they have towards their owners and people and then there is the adorable factor too. They are just so easy to LOVE! Erin has a beagle named Toby. In her free time, she likes to hike, paint, read and meditate. An interesting fact about Erin is that she has been skydiving with her dad and calls herself a bit of an adrenaline junkie!

MG

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

MG is a native Atlantan and student at Georgia College studying mass communications. She loves caring for animals because they have been part of her family for her whole life and bring her joy. She has a one-year-old puppy named Finn, who is a German Shepard and husky mix! When she’s not working for OGPS, MG does activities with her sorority and volunteer work.

Chelsea

Pet Sitter & Dog Walker

Chelsea hails all the way from Orange County, California. She is currently in Atlanta attending Emory University to earn her master’s degree in public health. Chelsea has four cats – Bob Ross, Tiger, Lucy, and Oliver – and a mixed breed dog named Sadie. Chelsea chose to work for OGPS because she says, “I’ve always loved animals and felt a connection to them. I love their unique personalities and earning their trust!” When she’s not pet sitting or studying, she loves to exercise and enjoy concerts and music festivals around town.

Miles

Miles

Alumni & Friend of OGPS

Miles is a native Atlantan who grew up with a house full of pets and has always had a natural ease with animals. Miles is the guy who asks to pet your dog or waves at your dog from his car window. When he goes on pet visits for OGPS, he says he feels like he is seeing extended family and friends. Besides being great with cats and dogs, Miles has taken care of all kinds of pets including reptiles and pocket pets. Over the years, he has owned and trained five hooded rats. Miles’ other passion is cooking and he is known as a pizzaiolo. In his free time, Miles loves to hike, fish and play the drums. He has two cats named Soy Sauce and Felix.

Todd

Alumni & Friend of OGPS

Originally from Portsmouth, Ohio, Todd is a retired public educator having taught math, science, and theater arts at the middle and high school levels. He also served in Gwinnett Country as an assistant principal and principal. Todd has two Maine Coon cats-Leo and Lily. Todd loves working for OGPS where he is greeted every day by pups and kitties that love to see him and appreciate all that he does for them! He enjoys supporting clients that need someone to love and care for their pets in their absence. When he’s not caring for pets, Todd is working on DIY projects around the house and gardening. He also plays the piano and writes his own music.

Izze

Alumni & Friend of OGPS

Originally from San Jose, California, Izze is a Master’s of Nursing student at Emory University. She is specializing in burn injuries. She enjoys working with our clients’ family companions because it’s such an amazing feeling when meeting a new pet who may be a little hesitant but quickly becomes her friend. She has two 14-year-old calico cats named Katara and Kajun. In her free time, Izze likes to rock climb and is a voracious reader.

Kristy

Kristy

Alumni & Friend of OGPS

Kristy is an Assistant Principal in Gwinnett County during the school year and works for OGPS over the summers and holidays. She originally connected with OGPS when she was looking for a professional dog walker to help with her pups. She said, “OGPS is so reliable and helpful that she had no hesitation in lending a paw when available.”

She describes herself as lucky because she gets to take her trained, certified therapy aussie doodle, Archie to school to help the students. Kristy says the most rewarding part is watching Archie working with children and his amazing positive impact on their behaviors and learning. When she’s not hard at work helping others, Kristy enjoys reading and powerlifting. The other members of her pack are two schnauzers, Boss and Jett.

Velvet & Saddie May

Community Ambassadors & Treat Quality Control

Bio Coming Soon.

Soy Sauce & Felix

Feline Toy Testers (FTTs) & Office Un-organizers

Bio Coming Soon.

Alexis

Top Dog, CMO/Chief Morale Officer

Bio Coming Soon.