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My name’s Mackenzie. All my life I’ve loved dogs, cats, and pets of all shapes and sizes… so it makes sense that now my career revolves around them. I love being a dog walker for Paw Pals and caring for our clients’ wonderful pets and homes. I also work at VCA Centreville Animal Hospital. When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my adorable two year old son and wonderful boyfriend. Pet care is such a rewarding field to be in and I love it so much. I look forward to caring for your furry family members soon!
My name is Adam Barstow and I have been a pet sitter for Paw Pals for five years. I have always been passionate about the animals we live with, and love taking care of and spending time with them. Since I’ve been with Paw Pals for a while now, most of our regular dog clients recognize me, and they are always excited to see me and go on a walk! It’s such a great feeling for me to see your pets happy! I also worked at a local Animal Hospital for three years, and currently work at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter as an Animal Caretaker, where I care for a variety of animals. I’m all about enriching the lives of animals!
I have had dogs as pets all my life, and even wanted to own a kennel at one time – but life changed… I went into the U.S. Air Force, met my husband, and had 3 wonderful kids. I found dog walking jobs through Mary and was able to work around my kids’ schedules, get some exercise, and make some money! I was also able to get my kids jobs dog walking and taking care of pets during their high school and college years. I love my job and I love my furry clients!
My name is Hazel Hunter and I just love dogs! I am originally from Va. Beach and have been living in Fairfax County since 1989. I have had cats and dogs my entire live and currently have a brown Labradoodle and a Chinese Shar Pei. I also keep a friend’s yellow Labrador for extended visits when her family is traveling. He has really become a part of our family. Now that my 3 kids are older and I have more free time, I am able to help Mary out with her clients. I love taking walks and playing with all of our clients’ pets. They all have such different personalities and bring a lot of joy to my life. I look forward to meeting more new friends soon!
Hi, my name is Shad McAllister. I have had animals for most of my life. Growing up on a family farm, we’ve raised bulls, cattle, goats, chickens, and horses. Of course, we’ve always had cats and dogs running around. I have a beautiful daughter and a love.. my wife. My wife and daughter sometimes come with me to meet the pups or kitties. They always have fun interacting the animals. I have been working with Paw Pals since August of 2018 and it has been really rewarding. Paw Pals has gotten me out there and get some more exercise. Can’t wait to meet you and your best friends.
My name is Tammi Moore. I am a NOVA native and have loved and had fur babies as a part of my family for as long as I can remember. I currently have 1 dog, 2 cats and a bunny (Keena, Kelso, Kiko, and Korky) who live in perfect harmony with each other. I enjoy meeting anyone on four legs with fur and look forward to caring for your family members when you are not available.
My name is Debbie Swindall and I am a native northern-Virginian. I have had animals all my life, including dogs, cats, horses, gerbils, and hamsters. My family now consists of my loving husband, two dogs and a cat. I recently retired after 39 years in the health care profession (32 years with Kaiser Permanente), and wanted to try a different line of work. I enjoy all animals; they all have such different personalities. I have worked 4 years part-time as a pet sitter and am enjoying it immensely.
My name is Samantha and I am so excited to be apart of the Paw Pals family! I have many years of experience working with animals all shapes, sizes, and breeds. I also work at VCA Centreville Animal Hospital as a receptionist. When I am not working I am spending time with Princess, my Beagle. As a family we enjoy hiking, gardening (me more than the kids – I just like to think they do…) and going on little trips to the lake or zoo. I am so happy to have this new journey, in life and I am looking forward to meeting you and your fur babies!
I began going on pet visits with my mom when I was 8 and she first got into the pet care industry. So naturally, growing up around animals, I’ve come to really enjoy playing with and taking care of them. I began working as a professional pet sitter on my own in the summer of 2013, and have been helping out with Paw Pals since it’s first day in business. I think what I enjoy most about my job is that the more time I spend with the pets I regularly take care of, the more I get to see how dynamic their personalities can be.
My name is Amy. Most know me as the “Crazy Dachshund Lady”. I have always loved having dogs in my life, so when I found out about dog-walking for Paw Pals in 2015, I knew this would be a purr-fect fit. I love taking care of our furry clients as they all have their own personalities. In my spare time I volunteer at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. I’m a proud owner of my two dachshunds June Bug (5 – diagnosed with Invertebral disc disease) and Kobe (3). You may or may not find my boyfriend, Adam, and me doing our pet visits together when we are both available!
Hi, my name is Terrell, I have been with Paw Pals since the fall of 2018 and have really been enjoying it. I grew up with dogs and have had girlfriends and roommates whose dogs I have lived with for many years too. So it’s nice to hang out with dogs again! I am a recent college grad with a BFA in Video Production and when I am not walking dogs I am looking for work in my field. Hope to meet your pup sometime!