We are dog lovers who enjoy exercise and the outdoors. When searching for a company to provide exercise for our family dog, we discovered that none existed locally. There were many options for dog walking but nobody could provide the exercise and variety of activities that many dogs need. Knowing how important exercise is for the mental and physical well-being of dogs, we opened Rover Runs in February 2013.
Since then we have helped many families improve their lives and the lives of their dogs by providing vital exercise and a healthier mind and body. Our services have grown to fit the needs of our clients, which now include playdates and pet sitting. We are very proud of the feedback and devotion we have earned.
Rover Runs, LLC, is a family owned company based in Clinton Township, NJ. Our coverage area is continuously expanding as we strive to help more families. We take our job very seriously, as caring for your loved ones is a big responsibility. We are insured, and certified in animal CPR and first aid, as every pet care company should be.
We welcome the opportunity to care for your dog – the truth is, it’s fun! We love the happy dances we share with your dog upon our arrival. Contact us if your dog needs a daily walk, more exercise, some playtime, or trusted care in your absence.
Kathryn Kleinhans is the founder of Rover Runs, LLC. She is a devoted jogger, hiker and dog lover, and has volunteered with animal organizations for the past 20 years. She is insured, experienced and certified in animal first aid and CPR.
Kathryn has more than 20 years of professional business experience and earned a B.A. in Journalism from New York University. She has lived with her family in Clinton, NJ since 2001.
Amanda joined Rover Runs in 2015. Amanda is very experienced with dog handling, behavior and training. Amanda and Oakley, her beloved Australian Shepherd, are avid participants in sports such as Agility, Rally Obedience, and Barn Hunt. As a team they have worked and trained hard to earn numerous titles after Oakley's name. Amanda is frequently described as the single most dependable person on earth. There are many qualities one needs to care for animals, but this one can’t be overlooked.
In addition to working for Rover Runs, Amanda has firsthand experience working with shy, fearful, and reactive dogs. She also has numerous years of experience working with horses and a genuine love of animals. While not working or competing in dog sports, Amanda enjoys hiking and dreams of living somewhere warm. Every company should be so lucky to have the most dependable person on earth as part of their team.
Jessica Hickman Beard
Jessica joined Rover Runs in 2017. Jessica is experienced with dog and cat care, and has many years of experience with dog handling and behavior. She is a lifelong Hunterdon County resident who can often be found running on the local trails with her Cavalier King Charles spaniel mix, Cooper. A self-described “passionate pet enthusiast” Jessica brings a love of all animals, and an unabashed adoration of pugs. Jessica is a favorite amongst our Rovers who like to jog and our humans, who appreciate her warm smile and kindness. Jessica lives in Califon with her husband, three children, dog Cooper and cats; Lulu and Cookie. She is also a freelance copyeditor/proofreader/fact checker, and volunteers in her community for the Califon Recreation Committee, PTA, the Voorhees High School Track & Field Booster Club, and as a volunteer coach for the Hunterdon Hawks Youth Track Club.
Jessica is a graduate of Rutgers University and a former Managing Editor with John Wiley & Sons Publishers.
Nancy joined Rover Runs in 2018. A NJ native, she grew up in Titusville, a beautiful town next to historic Washington Crossing Park. An avid animal and nature lover, Nancy spent her summers volunteering at the Nature Center.
Nancy is a favorite among our Rovers who love to hike. Sometimes she spends the entire day on 30-60 minute individual hikes. Nancy doesn’t mind hiking in the mud, rain, scorching heat or frigid below zero temperatures; things favored but some of our die hard Rovers. A very positive and upbeat person, Nancy finds the beauty in mud, rain, ice and, well everything.
Nancy and her husband have lived in Kingwood Township for many years. They raised 3 children and 3 dogs, two Jack Russells and a Black Mouth Cur mix. After 20 working as a Certified Dental Assistant for Orlando Family Dentistry in Hopewell for 20 years, Nancy decided to devote her time to her children and her passion for animals. Rover Runs and it’s many Rovers who love to hike, are so happy she did!
We have additional Rover Runners to help care for your dog. They fill in as needed and are trusted and loved by our pack and also experienced and devoted animal lovers. You and your dog will always have a chance to meet staff and become familiar with the person providing care for your pets.
Cooper, Our Mascot & Playdate Specialist
Cooper is one year old, a silly puppy in many ways, and was adopted from the Hunterdon Humane Animal Shelter in 2014. Cooper is very friendly and active, and always has the right approach when meeting a new dog. Cooper loves dogs, cats and people equally but his favorite activity is playing with dogs. Cooper is loved and adored by his family especially his 9 year old boy, Wyatt and his 8 cat siblings.
Rover Runs was founded in part because of the lessons we learned and the love we shared with our family dogs, Jake and Jessie. They were both adopted from local shelters, were our best friends and we will be forever grateful that we were able to share their lives of love, fun and adventure.
We currently provide dog walking, dog jogging and pet sitting in Hunterdon County, NJ and some areas of Somerset and Morris Counties. This includes but is not limited to the following towns; Annandale, Bedminster, Califon, Chester, Clinton, Flemington, Frenchtown, Glen Gardner, Hampton, High Bridge, Lambertville, Lebanon, Long Valley, Mendham, Milford, Peapack & Gladstone, Raritan, Readington, Stockton and Tewksbury. Your requests have shaped our expansion, so please ask about your town if you are interested in getting your Rover Running.