Annie Lever on the Fox News Channel

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Network broadcast, August 30, 2003

ANCHOR
Its seems California is…a great place to make big bucks for pooch lovers — especially when their owners are big celebrities. Joining us now is AnnIe Lever, dog fitness trainer and walker to some big Hollywood stars. I have to tell you Annie, everyone here, particularly behind the scenes, is very jealous of you making $150,000 a year.

ANNIE
That’s a lot poop!

ANCHOR
It is a lot of poop — I’m glad you said it. (Laughing) How do you like your job?

ANNIE
I love it–I couldn’t be any happier. I was never an office gal. I’m with my own dog every day. I’m with other people’s dogs. It’s the perfect profession for me….

ANCHOR
What kind of skills does it take?

ANNIE
It takes a lot of patience…it’s like having a room full of kindergartners. It take a lot of people skills, dealing with with the owners. Everybody loves their own dog like their child so things can be very sensitive, very touchy. And you have to be in shape….

ANCHOR
A lot of people are intrigued by the fact that your are the dog walker to a lot of stars. So tell us, how do they treat their dogs differently? Because I know I adore my dog, nothing’s too good for her.

ANNIE
I don’t think that they really treat their dogs any differently that we do. I do think what’s interesting about my job is that I have access to a lot of people I normally wouldn’t have access to….