About Us

Rawhide & Catnip has been caring for pets for over 10 years in Los Angeles. We service Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and surrounding areas. Our company is insured and bonded and all of us are certified in pet first aid through the American Red Cross. We’re also proud members of Pet Sitters International.

John Masters

John Masters

John Masters is a native of the Washington DC area and has been walking dogs for over 8 years on the East Coast. He has completed over 10,000 walks, pet sits and countless overnight boarding stays in countless residences. He relocated to Los Angeles (specifically the Los Feliz area) in 2015 and is constantly adding to those amazing numbers with the amazing clients of Rawhide and Catnip! When he’s not taking fantastic care of your pets, John is a musician and enjoys spending time with his wife Stefanie and their cat Louis.

Irma Jeszenszky is originally from Budapest, Hungary, but has called Los Angeles home for over 40 years. After retiring from a career in the medical field, she joined the family business. Her home quickly became “Grandma’s house” for many of our dogs that spend their days with us in day care or board while their families are away. She loves taking her pack for long walks in Elysian Park, rain or shine. With a passion for vintage jewelry and antiques, she looks forward to a monthly outing to the Rose Bowl Swap Meet.