"Lucky misses you, and your love, and your walks with him around the yard, exactly what this sweet old gimpy guy can manage! You are the only person who loves him when we are gone ALMOST as much as we do! Thank you for the comfort we feel leaving him in your hands!"
"After moving our four unruly "country" dogs and one cat to the city, we weren't sure if we would ever be able to leave home again. Hara is helping to teach them to walk on a leash and otherwise just loving them all to death! We were recently able to take a trip feeling relaxed and confident that our pets were in such careful and competent hands - and, that our house was secure. We feel so very fortunate to have been introduced to Hara and her very professionally managed Nashville Dog Runner™!"
-- Anne and Mark Manner
Running has been a very important part of her life for thirteen years. One of her dreams is to eventually run 100 miles in 24 hours. Hara loves the trails at Percy Warner Park and can often be found there, running with her dog, Holly.
Copryright 2014 Nashville Dog Runner™
"The Nashville Dog Runner™ is a five star service for your dogs. I was out of town when my arranged pet care fell through. The dog runner was recommended to me by a friend so I called Hara in a panic. She graciously took on the job of caring for my 4 birds, 3 dogs, and 1 cat. Over the Christmas holidays I might add. Not only did she give my animals great care and love, but she had to make a late night emergency trip to the vet with my golden doodle. And all of this with a smile on her face. She is a real gem. Thanks Hara!"
About Nashville Dog Runner™
Nashville Dog Runner™ owners, Hara and Jed Hackett, have been a dog owners for most of their lives and have always loved animals. They trained Holly, their three year old Poodle mix, to sit, stay, roll over, play dead, and most recently, to crawl. Holly is still working on the simpler commands like "Come." Jed and Hara also had Skeeter, a gray Tabby, who was 23 years old when he passed away in May 2017.
Both Hara and Jed are graduates of James Madison University, Hara with a Master's Degree in Clarinet Performance and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Jed earning a Bachelor's Degree in Music Industry. Hara has been teaching clarinet lessons in Nashville for over 16 years and also served as the Adjunct Clarinet Professor at Tennessee State University for nine years. Her students regularly are accepted into Governor's School, Mid-State Band, All-State Band, Curb Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, in addition to securing partial and full music scholarships to various universities.
Since joining the United States Air Force Band in 1997, she has maintained her love for running, completing at least fifteen marathons, a few ultra marathons which are over 30 miles, and running across the Grand Canyon (and BACK) in a day.
"Thanks to Nashville Dog Runner™, I was able to relax on vacation, knowing that my dog was in good hands. Hara kept my pup warm, dry, fed and loved. I especially appreciated the texts she sent during the week, so I could be sure that everything was going smoothly. I absolutely recommend Nashville Dog Runner™ for when you need a reliable dog walker or sitter. "
Lora Barkenbus Fox
Praise for Nashville Dog Runner™