About Canine Cardio


My name is Clayton Roth and I’m the owner and creator of Canine Cardio Company. Back in 2012, I was coming off of completing a marathon and had a very high energy two year old black lab mix named Lucy. One day I laced up my running shoes, put a leash on Lucy and we were off. It was so great having a four legged running partner. It was a great bonding experience for us, and more importantly, it tired her out!

Around the same time, I read an article about a gentleman who had a dog running business in Chicago. I was inspired. Though I already had a full time job, I thought that combining two things I love, running and dogs, might be a chance to find the perfect career. I got to work. I did research, became professionally certified and canine CPR certified. After months of hard work and preparation, Canine Cardio was born.

Initially, I fit dog runs and walks around my job. As I got busier, this became more and more difficult. Finally, in 2013, I decided to make this my full-time job. It’s been an amazing adventure. I have learned a ton and continue to grow in this profession every day. My incredible team of runners and I have worked with many wonderful dogs and people over the last five years. We take the responsibility of caring for our canine clients very seriously. In return, our loyal customers have continued to spread the word about us, and for that I will always be grateful. We even won a Best of Rhode Island award in 2014. That is all due to our customers. Thank you!

Meet the Runners


Clayton Roth

Owner & Chief Executive Dog Runner

My love of dogs and running blossomed when I was about 12 years old. Our Beagle/Miniature Collie mix, Nellie, became a fixture on my paper route as my running partner. As soon as I put the yellow and orange paper carrier sack around my shoulder, she knew it was time to head out the door. While I never did quite train her to bring people’s papers to their door, we both got a nice run in every day and my customers got their papers a lot sooner.

These days My Black Lab, Lucy and I go for off-leash adventures every day. Running is a great way to keep her in shape and relaxed. Remember, a dog with something constructive to do, will be less likely to find something destructive to do.

I started Canine Cardio Company in 2012 to help people with highly active dogs who may need assistance giving their pups the exercise they need. We currently serve numerous clients in the Providence Metro area and continue to grow all the time. I have heard countless stories from our clients about how their dog’s behavior has vastly improved since putting their paws to the pavement with us.

In my spare time,  I enjoy reading, movies, concerts and spending time with my wife and dogs, Lucy and Jasper.

I am a Professionally Certified Dog Walker, canine and human CPR certified, insured, bonded, a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and a finisher of numerous marathons and ultra marathons.


Elizabeth Dolce

Dog Runner

Elizabeth has been running dogs with Canine Cardio since November 2013. Her favorite part of the job is accompanying Clayton on the Wagging Trails off leash trail runs through the woods. She also enjoys her leash runs and walks. When not working, she enjoys running, hiking, and playing at the dog park with her dog, Anya, a lab/pit mix rescue from SC.


Elizabeth has been running since age 8, and has finished many 5k's and half marathons. She is also a member of the Rhode Island Road Runners, a group that runs and paces races throughout the state.

Elizabeth is human and canine CPR certified and also a MA and RI EMT. She currently works part-time for a private ambulance company and teaches an EMT-Basic course.


Dan Veach

Dog Runner

Dan has been running with Canine Cardio since May of 2015. Dan has worked with a lot of our pups and especially enjoys his daily runs with Emma and Bear. In his spare time, he enjoys being active, reading, and spending time with his wife Natalie and pup, Izzy.

Dan has been an avid runner since 2012. He enjoys long distance runs, as well as speed and hill work.

Dan is Canine CPR Certified as well as a veteran of the United States Army.


Sue Kent

Dog Runner

Sue is an avid marathon and ultra marathon runner from Tiverton RI. Her passion for running began with high school cross country and eventually blossomed into long distance running. After competing in the Boston marathon and numerous others, she moved on to ultra marathons. She currently runs 50 mile races and hopes to eventually compete in a 100 miler.

Sue has spent many hours running through wooded trails and romping on the beach with her German Shepard Dog, Fresco, and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Sketch. She trained for five years in obedience and agility with the Bristol County Dog Training Club. She and Sketch have visited nursing homes and chemotherapy patients, bringing love and companionship that only animals can bring to those in need.

When not running, Sue can be found working from her home based studio as a freelance Product Designer and Illustrator or teaching art to kids in after school programs in Tiverton.



Contact Canine Cardio

Providence, RI 20906


M-F: 6am - 6pm