Meet our DC Dog (and Cat) Sitter Team
Top Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters + Adventures - Washingtonian 2019
Born and raised in the DMV, Adam loves dogs and cats alike. Adam also has a passion for languages and is commonly overheard practicing his Spanish and Japanese skills with our furry companions. His experiences ranges from working with mastiffs and pit mixes to small pups such as terriers and hounds. Adam looks forward to providing the very best care with his always joyful and energetic attitude that spreads to everyone around him!
Emma grew up in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia with a love for animals, especially dogs and horses. After graduating from the University of Mary Washington with a BA in theatre, she moved to DC to pursue acting while working in several local theatre box offices. While the acting didn’t work out, she found a new love for walking dogs and taking care of pets! In her spare time, Emma enjoys going to concerts, plays, yoga classes, and searching for a good sour beer at local restaurants. She lives with two rescue cats, Lincoln and Irene. Emma looks forward to providing care and love to your best friend!
Houston the cat was promoted to Spa and Zen Manager in late 2014 when DC Dog Sitter began to come into existance. Originally found living on the lamb with a large dog, he was adopted by our Founder in February 2012 - the same weekend that Whitney Houston passed away. Houston holds many talents including but not limited to being trained to use a toilet, however, he most prefers to scratch to his hearts content in his stylish ModKat litter box, remind many a visiting dog that he is the true King of the house, and hold out his foodie poker face until he wins the battle for tuna - preferably the canned Whole Foods 365 Albacore tuna (unsalted please). In his spare time when he is not contemplating his next nap or game of tag, he is most often found on one of the many faux fur blankets or his favorite cat tower by Contempo Cat. Houston's favorite theme song is "I'll Always Love You" as sung by Whitney Houston.
Laura believes it is her responsibility to care for your pet the way she would want her pet to be cared for. The past few years, Laura has walked, boarded, and provided in-home daycare along with pet sitting in the client's home. Her compassion for all animals has encouraged her to pursue the pet industry as a full time career. She is committed to giving your pet the level of mental, emotional, physical care, and expertise all animals should experience. Laura looks forward to providing excellent care for your beloved pets.
+ Mary Anne
Mary Anne hails from the Philippines and is our Office Manager and Executive Assistant to our founder as well as providing us an extra pair of caring eyes to watch out and respond to your inquiries and messages. She’s been with the customer service industry for fifteen plus years, and has worked with clients from the UK, Australia, Canada and the US. Mary Anne's passion and constant thirst for knowledge makes her a wonderful addition to our team. She lives with her family who owns and cares for seventeen goats, eighty-two chickens, two ducks, four cats and their beloved Shih Tzu dog, all who have names. Mary Anne is a single mother to her eleven year old daughter, Maya, who is an extremely energetic and lovely child. Mary Anne loves to read, dance, write, paint, crochet, and perform as an actress in theater. She believes that customer service is the core of any organization and she’s looking forward to assisting you and your pet’s needs.
Edouard was born and raised in Belgium and is half French half American. He moved to the US around eight years ago for his university studies. He has always loved animals and has had a special attraction to dogs throughout his life as he enjoys giving them lots of love and attention. Edouard had a dog growing up and his love for animals led him to get a BA in environmental studies with a concentration on wildlife conservation from Prescott College in Arizona. He is currently working on a MA degree in a similar field. In his spare time Edouard loves to travel, cook, listen to music, sing, exercise, scuba dive, and meet new people. Edouard looks forward to providing the very best care for your pet!