Meet our DC Dog (and Cat) Sitter Team
Kenny is a native Washingtonian. Having built a successful career in the engineering realm, Kenny made a decision to leave the engineering field and pursue his passion for animals and the outdoors. He has a pet rabbit, Coco, and an adopted cat, Pepita. An avid runner, Kenny can be seen frequently doing runs and hikes around the DC area with several of our more agile and energetic pups. In his spare time, Kenny likes to watch movies, play golf, and cook. Kenny holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University. Kenny looks forward to giving your pet(s) the best care and attention.
Davaughn grew up in the DC area and has a great heart for pets having also worked in animal shelters. His pet experience involves working with American Bulldogs as well as Terrier mixes and fostering a high level of trust. He enjoys working on training, loving pets back to health, and instilling a level of confidence and trust with all pets. In is spare time, Davaughn enjoys playing sports - especially basketball and football. Davaughn is also an avid video gamer and enjoys thinking up the design and architecture for what may be the next hottest game to hit the market. Davaughn attends Montgomery College where he is studying Computer Gaming and Simulation. He looks forward to providing the very best care for your beloved furry companions.
+ 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!
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!
Samrawit or Sam for short is a native to the DC Metro area having grown up in Silver Spring, MD. Always a pet lover, Sam is diligent, patient, and earns the trust of the pets she meets. In her spare time, Sam loves to crochet everything from scarves to little dolls, go to concerts, and experience art. She is a graduate from St. Mary's College of Maryland with a degree in Anthropology. Sam looks forward to earning your pet's trust and being able to provide the very best pet care. Note: Sam is currently away on an eight month internship. We look forward to her return once she completes the internship.
Denise originally hails from Mexico and is our lead on Capitol Hill. She moved to the U.S. four years ago and established in the DMV area 2 years ago. Denise has a BA in performing arts and is passionate about animals, especially dogs as she grew up surrounded by them and subsequently became involved in animal rescue activities along with her family helping out vulnerable dogs and cats from the streets providing them veterinary care, attention, love, and helping to find a furever home for them. In her spare time, Denise loves to listen to music, attend art events, spend time outdoors, and travel. Denise looks forward to providing the best care, attention, and love to your furry companions.
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.