Meet our Team
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Dean D

Owner
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I have owned Doggywalker.com for 9 years now. I spent my younger years traveling around the world and the United States, and have had the chance to visit 49 countries and 47 states. These days I am happy to stay local, spend time with my family; human, canine, & feline. My wife and I also own a cut-flower business, and we sell at several local farmers markets and local stores. I'm looking forward to the next 9 years of dog walking and pet sitting, and all of the fun and adventures that it is likely to bring.
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Dean G

Billing Manager
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What a long, strange, trip it’s been. From the country club, to vacuum cleaners, to IRS, to yellow pages, to the nascent PC industry, to business consulting, to roofing to dogs. Each stop along the way has held it’s unique charm and memories. I can’t express how happy I am to be here with Doggywalker.com, our tireless management team, our incredible caregivers, and our wonderful clients. Plus there’s dogs everywhere. Who could ask for anything more?
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Lara

General Manager, Co-Owner
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Lara has devoted much of her life to working with animals; her experiences range from animal hospitals, to shelters, to pet retail, to barns. She loves the companionship gained by communicating with all four-legged friends, and thrives on getting to know each individual pet's personality. Coming from a science background, Lara can often be found reading up on the latest news regarding animal science and behavior, and loves finding ways of applying what she learns to the animals she lives and works with. When not in the office or buried in a book, Lara spends her time cuddling with herincredibly sweet dog, playing with her highly mischievous cat (both rescue), or embellishing the tanks of her African cichlids. Lara loves being a member of the Doggywalker.com team, and meeting your pet is something she looks forward to every day!
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Ayse

Co-Owner Arlington
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Ayse is currently the manager at Doggywalker.com Arlington. Previously, she was an Accounting Manager for 9 years at The Churchill Hotel and The Embassy Row Hotel, Washington, DC. She studied Tourism and Hotel Management in Turkey. After graduation Ayse lived in England in order to learn English, working as an Au Pair. She grow up in Turkey with a family that rescued various kind of animals including dogs, cats, disabled chicks and sheep. Ayse volunteered care for and “rescued” the plants at The Embassy Row Hotel. She has a passion for keeping things alive.
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Chris

Co-Owner Arlington
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After graduating from Tufts University spent 2 years volunteering and working his way around the world. Christopher transitioned this experience into several years with Hostelling International as a budget travel and culture educator, as well as managing the 273-bed Washington, DC facility. Christopher and his wife Ayse, the Manager at Doggywalker.com Arlington, have 2 children ages 4 and 6. Their first fury child Mila is an almost 17-year-old lab mix rescue. Mila is short for Milagro which is miracle is Spanish, and Mila has been truly been a miracle in their lives.
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Alba

Hiring Manager
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" The best moments of my day are walking through the clients' doors and being greeted with such enthusiasm. Doggywalker.com allows me to build such a strong relationship with these wonderful pets."
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Saul

Project Manager
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Saúl is excited to be returning to DoggyWalker.com after a year off for school! In addition to working as a caregiver, Saúl also acts as a manager for the company and takes care of many of the projects that come from working in the small business community. Saúl has had dogs his entire life and loves every minute he’s with them. He and his wife Jennifer live in Alexandria with a pitbull-plott hound mix named Molly. Saúl has a B.A. in History (2009) and M.A. in Art History (2015) from George Mason University. He has worked in a variety of industries, including hospitality, retail, legal services, and higher education. His interests include art history and archaeology, reading, playing old video games, and hanging out with his wife and pup.
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Olivia

Social Media
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Olivia recently moved to Virginia from Arkansas where she grew up and earned bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Arkansas. She has two dogs of her own (pictured, Capone, left and Ange, right). Through their daily walks, she realized that it’s the best part of her day and theirs! She is thrilled to have a job where she can get owners dogs out for exercise and fresh air and takes care of them as if they were her own.
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Matt

Business Development Manager
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ContentBefore coming to Doggywalker.com, I managed a saltwater aquarium store in Herndon, and as friendly as some fish can be, they're no match for man's best friend!

Alexandria Office

Office Phone: (703) 838-5898

202 E. Custis Ave. Alexandria, Va. 22301

Arlington Office

Office Phone: (703) 336 7315

5547 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va. 22207

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