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Our Story

Jennifer, the owner, is a master’s level licensed graduate social worker who has had a passion for animals since early childhood and has always lived with dogs. At the age of 46, she left her full time geriatric social job to start this business. Through Run and Play, she has been able to utilize her social work skills to find committed and motivated walkers to best support her clients and is able to communicate efficiently and effectively around her client’s needs. She has created a strong and committed team that is available to support most client needs.

Through social work, she discovered the powerful influence pets could have on the elderly and the lack of access to animals for the elderly in local nursery homes. As Jennifer continues to build her business, she hopes to find appropriate dogs to continue her work within these two groups, exercise her passion for animals and satisfy her desire for helping others.  She will be keeping an eye out for dogs that would make friendly visitors and may approach you on how your pooch can help.

 

 

Meet Our Team

Jimmy

Jimmy

Besides loving dogs:  Jimmy is a retired mechanic and still loves to tinker with heavy metal.  He defines the meaning of punctuality.  Jimmy is the owner 4 dogs.
Isa

Isa

When not walking dogs, Isa manages a large  catering staff for a popular Mexican restaurant.  She enjoys working out and quality time with her tween.

 

Elmer

Elmer

Elmer is a calm and gentle soul that our dogs gravitate to.  When not walking dogs, he works in the food industry and works out a lot in the gym.

 

Kim

Kim

Kim came to us as a retired postal carrier who loves the outdoors not to mention animals.  He is the owner of a poodle mix and has always owned Siamese cats.  Our clients can simply not say enough about his calming effect on their pets.  Kim has a passion for music and was once a radio dj.  He enjoys photography and cruising around on his motorcycle.

 

Kendra
We were flat out lucky to be referred to this young lady by her father who also works for us.  Kendra serves as one of our home sitters and came to us after years of managing walkers for a New York dog walking service.  Since returning to the DMV, she continues her love of animals by working at PetSmart and assisting us by providing stellar and comforting in home pet care.

 

Ivonne

Ivonne

Ivonne also came to us as a referral from her sister who works for us.  Ivonne beats to an animal’s heart and is beloved by all her pets and their owners as another of our steadfast and pawsome in home providers.  When not working with animals, Ivonne likes to play the drums and is currently majoring in Aerospace Engineering.

 

Ready, Set, Bark!

Text us today and mention the word "barketing" and get 10% off your first 2 weeks of service. Be sure to include your location (either exact address, closest intersection), days of the week for walking, cat care, or boarding dates desired as well as the age & breed of your pet. We'll get right back to you. 

(NOTE WE DO NOT SERVICE APARTMENT BUILDINGS).