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Located in Kirkland, Washington we offer small group dog walking & hiking adventures where your dog can exercise their body, explore their environment and engage their senses.

"Dogs do speak.

But only to those who know how to listen."

Orhan Pamuk

Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. My name's Ashley and by my side is my dog, Bailey (my heart dog & co-owner of K9 Ascent).

Throughout my life, the bond between human & animal has offered me a safe space to open my heart, challenged me to become a better human and enriched my days with greater joy & meaning.

The lessons I've learned from my own dog are at the heart of what I do at K9 Ascent. I believe we can elevate our relationship with man's best friend,
honoring & meeting their needs as canines, while they live & evolve in a dynamic human world. My work is centered around compassion; for our dogs, each other & ourselves.

Ashley and her dog Bailey sitting together on a sunny day hiking in the Olympic mountains.

Meet Ashley, Owner of K9 Ascent