My name is Lisa Elias and I consider myself very lucky to have lived my entire life in South Orange County - Laguna Niguel since 1995.  There was never a time when I did not have a pet - cat, hamster, chinchilla, bird, dog - I loved them all equally.  I recently rescued a Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix and am in love with her.  I named her Clovis - she is pictured here.

I spent most of my adult working life as a Paralegal for a sole practitioner in Laguna Beach - 13 years to be exact.  Once my boss retired I decided it was time to focus on one of the things I truly love, animals.  So my next job was at Alicia Pet Care Center, in Mission Viejo, where I was their Client Services Manager.  Going to work everyday and being a part of keeping pets healthy and happy was amazing.  I was able to sit in during surgeries and help the nurses - all while taking care of clients.  The hospital houses a rescue - and every chance I got I walked the dogs that had braved being abandoned or left at shelters.  It was so gratifying watching them grow into loving pets and find their forever homes.

I am excited to take care of your cats and your dogs, they are such important parts of our families.  I promise to treat your pets with the same caring and love as I do my own.

About Me

My Mission

I started Hot Diggity Dog Walking in 2013 with one goal: to take care of my customers' pets like they are my own. That means coming to you and your home for more than just a visit, but to walk and play with your pets and make sure that they are not just getting exercise, but also plenty of love. 

Voted Best Dog Walker in Orange County by The OC Hotlist - 2016 and 2017 (2d).  Named Top Five Best Dog Walker in Orange County by CBS News Los Angeles - 2018.