Sara Livermore

Owner, Founder

This Midwestern gal has embraced her life in the ATX, leaving her high tech job to follow her passion and provide loving pet services for the community. She founded The Smiling Dog in 2008, which is now the oldest locally-owned dog walking company in Austin.

She was of the founding board members of the nationally-recognized no-kill shelter Austin Pets Alive!, where she served as Volunteer Director until 2011. Today, she remains a dedicated volunteer and advocate.   

Sara is comfortable with special needs dogs, and specializes in high-energy dogs and seniors, and is well-versed in administering medications and injections.
Sara loves Austin, and enjoys the many outdoor recreation opportunities that the city offers. When she is not walking her client's pups on the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail or taking them for a fun outing at a dog park or Yard Bar, she loves chilling at home with her BFFs Riley and Lucy.