About Us:
Jim Cappelletti was first a customer of Central Bark West Inc. in 2000 when Young Shim and Sharla Wohl-Shim started the company.  In 2006, Young and Sharla moved to the west coast and Jim bought the company.  Since May 15, 2006 Jim has been the proud owner of Central Bark West, LLC and he has loved each of the approximately 27,370 walks he has been a part of the past 6 years!  Even more, Jim loves the overnight dogs that he welcomes into his private home almost everyday!

Jim was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio (Shaker Heights High School 1985)
1989 BFA Dance: The Ohio State University
1990 – 94: Professional Dancer MOMIX Dance Theater
1994 – 95: Freelance Professional Dancer: including PILOBOLUS
1999: MFA Dance: The Ohio State University
2000: Company Mgr. Limon Dance Company
2003 – 05: Company Mgr./House Mgr., Director of Theater Operations: The Joyce Theater
2006 – Present: Owner, Central Bark West, LLC


Others have had the pleasure of working for Central Bark West - dog walkers do come and go from time to time. Jim makes his goal to only hire those that love and care for all animals. He will ensure that you know your dog walker personally!