About Rain City Dogs

In 2013, Rain City Dogs was founded by Hunter. Her many years of experience in both dog training and walking, she created a business that stood for leadership, compassion, and integrity. After 8 years of building a loyal clientele and an exceptional reputation within the Vancouver dog community, Hunter followed a life long dream of moving to the Sunshine Coast! (you can now find her walking dogs on the coast at our sister company Rain Coast Dogs!) It was at this time, Hunter decided to entrust her high standards, knowledge and give Rain City Dogs to Lucian and Nick.

In July 2020, Lucian and Nick officially took responsibility for Rain City Dogs. With their shared knowledge and passion for dogs and their pet parents alike, they continue to uphold the original core values of Rain City Dogs.

Our mission is now to cultivate a community of dog lovers and advocates, while providing a safe, reliable service for your pet. We pride ourselves on our dedication to understanding each dog’s individual needs. To us, it’s not simply about taking your dog for a walk; it’s about getting to know and understand his/her unique personality.  We are an ALL BREEDS company serving the Vancouver area. We do our best to work with dogs of all behaviors, backgrounds, and schedules. While we may be a diverse group of humans, we come together with one goal in mind, the happiness of our dogs! 

At Rain City Dogs
We are unapologetically homophobic-free, racist-free, and sexist-free.We stand for women’s/TRANS rights, in any way they ask for them. We believe medical care is a given, not a privilege.


If any of this upsets you, we ask that you find others to work with, and have a wonderful day!

Thank you for checking out Rain City Dogs. We look forward to meeting you! We can’t wait to take your fur baby into our hearts and care for them as if they were our own!

Next To You, We’re Your Dog’s Best Friend!

We acknowledge we are on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.  We thank them for having cared for these lands and waters

Rain City Dogs is an indigenous (Métis) LGBTQ+ Owned Business

Meet The Team

Owner / Group/Private Walker

pronouns : They/Them

Lucian was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, and decided to move to Vancouver to shake up his life, and experience that west coast living. You could say animals have been a passion of his since he was young, having over 20+ years of experience in the pet industry from retail pet stores, Veterinarian clinics, dog grooming, and dog boarding – so basically, he’s done it all.

Lucian is currently completing their CPPDT (Certified Professional Pet Dog Trainer).

Owner / Group Walker

pronouns : He/Him

Nick is a 4th Generation Vancouverite and animal enthusiast growing up with a variety of beloved pets. He believes that good stewardship means you never stop learning about dogs – their behaviors and how to make their lives joyful, and healthy. Nick was given the honor of shadowing Hunter for a year, gathering valuable knowledge while gaining hands-on experience. Nick will also always be there to accept your dogs kisses!.

Private Walker

pronouns : he/him

Hi! My name is Max. I’m a fun loving animal enthusiast with a passion for adventure. I believe every dog has a place, and there’s a place for every dog.

I have been working professionally with animals for 6 years. My career started in dog daycares, then carried me to the veterinary industry. And now, it's brought me here to my dream job! For as long as I can remember, I have aspired to be a dog walker, and I couldn’t be happier now that I’m finally following my passion.

I’m very excited to get to know you and your dogs. I hope to build a strong and lasting relationship with all of your furry friends, and to explore all the best things about this beautiful city. Especially places to run, hike, and grab a coffee (and watch the Food Network sometimes too!).

I look forward to meeting you all!