About Our Team Jesse Tishkoff Hi, my name is Jesse and I am the owner of Pawsitive Steps PDX and my life long passion is working with animals. I grew up with cats and dogs and have loved animals since I was a child. I've been walking dogs and doing pet sitting since 2008 and I started Pawsitive Steps PDX in 2013. I have experience volunteering with two local non-profits that help improve dogs lives. I walk dogs at Family Dogs New Life Shelter, and build fences and unchain dogs with Fences For Fido. I put my heart into the work I do, and the time I’ve spent with both of these organizations has been extremely valuable to me. I incorporate positive reinforcement training when I am walking or doing dog sitting. Pawsitive Steps PDX treats your pets like family so that you can relax and know that they are in great hands! I have two dogs (Biscuit and Muffin) and one cat (Gravy). My passion and love for animals is what I live for, and it is the reason I started Pawsitive Steps PDX.
Ali Block Hello! My name is Ali, and I am a dog walker/ pet sitter for Pawsitive Steps PDX. I began my life surrounded by rescues and show dogs and continue to help all animals in need through rescue, education and any way I am able. I have had the pleasure of working as a pet nurse in a veterinary clinic and look forward to the day I am able to have my own animal sanctuary/ pet retirement home for those pets in need of a loving home including seniors as they are less likely to be adopted. I have the pleasure of being human to two rescue cats, Sol and Dexter who have stolen my heart and a majority of my bed. Due to rent restriction I am unable to have dogs, so I plan on spoiling your pets with affection and attention!
David Kindsfather Hi there! I'm David and I'm an animal-loving Portland native that enjoys West African drumming and fly fishing. I love working at Pawsitive Steps PDX and getting to spend my days with all the wonderful animals. It's the most rewarding job I've ever had!
Lou Hall Osiyo oginalii! I’m Lou (they/them/elle) My formal background is in restaurants and bakeries, but as a devout introvert my truest obsession has always been making pet friends. My pup, Julep (who’s almost 11!) is my dearest friend, the best part of my whole world, and I live to spoil her. Hanging out with fuzzy pals (and occasionally not so fuzzy), is the absolute best, I love what I do! I also volunteer at the Oregon Humane Society, and I foster dogs for Stumptown Strays. More dogs = more happiness!