River adventures since 2010
Our idea started in 2010 when we needed someone to walk our active dog, Ari. We couldn’t find anyone in the area who could accommodate a big romp or swim and no one was taking out dog packs. So what do you do when there isn’t a service to meet your needs? Start your own company of course! We started this business for all the dogs like Ari (and lots of other dogs too).
We also realize many people don’t have the time, energy or lifestyle to get their dogs out for a daily hike or river adventure. At eXtreme K9s, we believe well-exercised dogs make better pets and promote calmer homes. Our pack-style romps will provide your dog both an eXtreme adventure and a social experience all in one session!
eXtreme K9s was born out of our love for the outdoors, exercise and most of all our relationship with our best friend. We would like to share these experiences with the dogs in your household.
eXtreme K9s is insured through PetSitters Association, LLC
Cori Preheim - Owner and Operator
I am a mountain girl through and through. I was born and raised in the Sierra Nevada Mountains above Fresno near Shaver Lake Ca. As the youngest of 8 children, I grew up with dogs - lots of dogs. I am very physically active and love to run, hike, bike, ski and CrossFit.
I began practicing with pack romps on the river trails in 2010 before I opened. Ten years later, I have around 6,000 hours out with the dogs and I am more confident than ever leading our pack family safely each and every day.
Prior to opening eXtreme K9s, my full time job was in law enforcement until our daughter, Ohana, was born. Now I am raising our daughters (plural!) and ensuring your canines get out for the exercise they need. I look forward to your dog joining our river adventures soon!
Mike is a Sacramento native who grew up on the American River Parkway exploring many of the areas we take our pack. He is an animal lover that didn’t have any pets as a kid and is making up for lost time. When he's not leading the pack or at home dog sitting, Mike and his dog Leeloo like to stay active and outdoors hiking, camping, backpacking and playing disc golf and basketball. He also runs an eBay store selling vintage and secondhand goods.
Mike has been with eXtreme K9s since 2018 and is a dependable and safe pack leader. Mike also has a talent for GoPro videos and has started to follow the dogs on a regular basis. Check out his awesome adventure clips on Instagram!
Simon and his dog Lucy found our pack romping on the river several times a week. It just made good sense for Simon to become our newest pack leader. Simon grew up in Northern California, and went to college at CMC in Southern California. He has been in the restaurant industry as a server, manager, and sommelier for over 25 years. The restaurant biz has taken him to Maui, Albuquerque, Denver, Boulder, San Francisco, and finally now Sacramento, where he has lived for 5 years now.
Simon has always had dogs around. Lucy, his current dog is a 5 year old Lab/Border Collie mix that loves to run with the dogs. She approves of her Dad’s new job.
When Simon isn’t hanging with the pack, you can find him on a golf course, on the ARBT running or riding his bike, or cooking food and opening wine with friends.