Did you know we met at Skinner Dog Park? Jes posted a photo on her dog's Instagram account during the summer of 2016, one of her dog chasing after another pup. Some time shortly after Lindy commented from her dog's Instagram, saying "hey, that's me!" We spent *some* time "internet talking" about meeting up for our dogs to play we would randomly see one another at the park and chat a little. Then Lindy & Steven got married!!! Jes and David said they would love to watch Jake while they went on their honeymoon. It was during the visit that we learned our dogs were the BEST of friends and that jes and david (and ragnar) just bought a home in their building. It wasn't long before jes & lindy became best friends, too. It was clearly meant to be, our love of dogs and wine know no limits. It was at an event with too much porch punch that we schemed up this silly idea, having NO idea what it would, indeed, become...the Real Dog Moms. THE MOST FUN STALKING DOGS, ever.
Meet the Team
Jessica (and Ragnar)
The thumbs behind it all.
Jessica is the Chip Gaines of RDMoC, always a little goofy, but gets sh*t done.
Life-long dog obsessed momma to 2.5 year old Aussie mix, Ragnar, her third beloved beast, that she found on Facebook as a puppy being re-homed. First came Emma (a rescued Australian shepherd), second was Greta (failed PAWS foster German Shepherd). 9 year veteran Foster Mom for PAWS Chicago. Known for "dog calling" from bike or out the window of her car AND for losing mind & have minor panic attacks over puppies of all ages, sizes and breeds. Regular “violator” of other people’s dogs at dog park. Will kiss and hug your dog if it goes near her... you’ve been warned.
To reach jes about all things rdmoc, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindy (and Jake)
Brand Manager & CFO
Lindy is the Joanna Gaines of RDMoC, she makes everything perfect.
Lindy is a new dog momma, adopting Jake in May of 2016, but she’s been a crazy cat lady all of her life. She currently has 3 fur babies, her dog, Jake 1.5 years old, and two cats, Abbie 12 years old and 15 mo. old kitten Otto (rescued from Trio Animal Foundation). She has been caring for and fundraising for homeless pets since 2004 when she first adopted Sophie (until we meet again, my sweet girl) at the Jacksonville Humane Society for which she was volunteering at the time. Since then, she has been working with various local shelters providing care, supplies, and love to the animals still looking for a forever home. She’s always looking for some whiskers to pet and will squeal when she sees a dog from afar!
Marcie (and Shiner)
Kerry (and Coco)
Meet the admins of our community niches:
Meet Kiki and Gibson! Moderator of Book Club
We are so happy to be a part of the Real Dog Moms of Chicago community! I was born and raised in Denver, but moved to the Midwest for college and never left the area.i e lived in Chicago for almost 9 years now. Gibson is a mini Bernedoodle who is 1.5 yrs old. For those who know him know he is little stinker and has two personalities. He is so bashful and nervous around those he doesn’t know, but once he opens up he is a wackodoodle. He has tested my patience this last year, but I am thankful for the little guy.
The RDMOC community has really helped Gibson come out of his shell with all the great events they host and I love meeting others with the same fur baby obsession as I do. I am the only one of my friends who has a dog, so I am so thankful to find other crazies. 🙂 We hope to meet more of you at the events!
Meet Vanessa and Cooper! Moderator of Book Club
Vanessa was raised in Bolivia and moved to the U.S. in 2016, she adopted Cooper in 2017 and has been obsessed with him ever since. Cooper is a “bilingual” Mini Australian Shepherd that is super relaxed at home but once he’s out, goes crazy and wants to chase birds, bags and occasionally other dogs. In early 2018 she moved to Chicago with her husband and Cooper and found the amazing RDMoC community, a place where she can be her crazy dog obsessed self!
Meet Isabel, George Washington and William. Moderator of "Kids & Fur Babies FB Group
Isabel is a new dog (and baby) mom. Isabel met George Washington in February 2017 and they have been inseparable ever since. She is crazy about all dogs, big and small! Her non-fur baby, William (or the twerp, as George calls him), joined the family in February 2018 and loves having an older fur brother to chase his tail and dip his fingers in his dog bowl.
Meet Kate, Norman and Landon & Emma
Kate is the proud mother of toddler twins and a Frenchie named Norm. She taught special education for teenagers and adults with behavioral and emotional difficulties for ten years. She obtained her master's degree in counseling and is certified in postpartum support counseling. She works from home as an artist for the time being and is still active in the mental health field, volunteering as a community advocate for Postpartum Support International.
If you are an obsessed Dog Mom, join us!