My love for dogs started when I was very young. They bring so much joy and greatness into our lives. I only wish to return that love and contribute to their health and happiness on a daily basis. In August of 2011, I dedicated my everything into launching Wagabout. I can honestly say, this is what I was meant to do and I am so excited to be living out my dream.
I grew up in DC surrounded by dogs and have always loved caring and playing with them. My family has always valued them and what they bring to people's lives, my aunt has five! Nothing makes me happier then to be in a room with a dog. I have learned a lot from dogs, such as all they want is love and affection and they will make you happy!
I've been an animal lover from the very start from dogs, cats, and horses to fish, mice and snakes. Dogs have especially been important in my life. I always had dogs of all breeds. I tore through any dog book I could get my hands on and am familiar with almost all breeds and each of their distinct behaviors and personalities. I also just love being outdoors and walking so needless to say this is a job that I'm very happy to have. It’s hard to really call it work when you're having so much fun!
I’ve loved dogs my whole life. Growing up, I always wanted to say hello to every dog I saw. My family adopted a few over the years. We had a really sweet and calm border collie named Watts, a playful rottweiler named Schatzi, and a shy but affectionate shepherd/shiba inu mix named Carmelo. In addition to the dogs I’ve met thru friends, family, and neighbors, I’ve learned that they are such pure and amazing friends! I currently live in Silver Spring with my family and my pet mouse Stewie. I love dog walking because it allows me to spend time with so many unique dogs. It’s a very fun experience!
I have been surrounded by dogs from my very first day at home. Raisin, a small Cairn Terrier, was my first true love, followed by Sam and Cricket. I was blessed to have them for a total of 13 years. Soon after, two Cairn Terrier sisters, who were so tiny that they slept in a laundry basket, named Pepper and Ginger joined the family and continue to be loved to this day. Animals have been with me through good times and bad, and I love all kinds of them. Working for Wagabout is perfect for me because I love animals, being outside and being physically active. With this job I’m never bored and can receive and give lots of affection. What could be better than that?
I live with my husband, 3 rescue cats, and 1 rescue lab in the Germantown area. I volunteer with 2 Labrador Retriever Rescues, 1 cat rescue, and help gather supplies for the local animal shelter. I love being around dogs and cats and taking care of them. Every time I see a dog/cat out and about, I always try to visit with it. I like dealing with the misunderstood dog, that no one wants to deal with. They have more to give than the others. I treat every animal that I come in contact with, like it's my own animal. It will be a great honor to take care of your fur children.