About Us

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 always lived with dogs. At the age of 50, she left her full time geriatric social job to start this busness. Through Run and Play, she has been able to utilitze her social work skills to find committed and motivaed walkers to best support her clients and able 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 worker, she discovered the powerful influence pets could have on the elderly and the lack of animal connection to 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 to exercise her passion for animals and satisfy her desire for helping others.  She will be keeping an eye out for dogs that would make great therapy dogs 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.

 

Jaihui & Romina

Jaihui & Romina

Are a husband wife duo and incredible team who take on most of our boarding.  Romina is steep in higher level education while Jaihui teaches intense level yoga.  

 

Linda

Linda

Linda is a seasoned dog walker having been in the business for over ten years.  Linda helps out in the summers when not teaching.  She’s into drama curriculum for children and taichi.  

 

John

John

When not walking dogs for us in the summer, Jon teaches Spanish to elementary students.   He enjoys fine dining and caring for his adorable bunny rabbits.

 

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 or building), 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.