Dog Walking Toby Joy Zelt and Pup Dog hiking, swimming, running adventures

About Pup and Toby

Pup is the inspiration behind Wild Pup Adventure. Toby found Pup on the streets of Baltimore 14 years ago and they were inseparable ever since, traveling all over North America together and doing as much as possible as a team on a daily basis. For instance, Pup used to commute to work with Toby by running next to her bike and then spent the day at the office. 

Together, they backpacked some of our country's most beautiful natural places, spending months together in tents on top of mountains, and traveling in camper-vans and trailers. They also spent months exploring the wilderness surrounding Portland. One memorable local experience was climbing Mt. Adams together when Pup was 13 years old. 

At age 14, when Pup was given 5 months to live, after being diagnosed with lymphoma, Toby changed her career path so that she could spend every last minute with her. Toby has a background in spiritual education and administration of non-profits and schools. After 15 years working in those sectors, she made the decision to do something entirely new, joyful, fulfilling and peaceful.

After the transition, every day became a fun adventure! Pup passed away in July 2016 and is forever in Toby's heart. WPA was Pup's last gift to Toby. Through Wild Pup Adventure, she combines a few of her passions: dogs, nature, and exercise. Toby's new rescue dog, named Raven, has joined the team, going on adventures every day with friends.