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Hello, my name’s Danny! I grew up in Matoaca, VA (south of Richmond) and moved up here to NoVA in 2019, settling in Oakton. Growing up our house was a beacon to strays and we tended to grow too attached to them. So you name it, we had it. As of now, though, with my boyfriend, I have two kitties named Black Label and Faygo (pictured with me very begrudgingly), and they are our entire world! I love working with Paw Pals because I get to meet so many new people and furry friends – I treat all my furry clients like one of my own, and I can’t wait to add yours to the mix!
Diana Cabrera McAllister
Hello, my name is Diana Cabrera McAllister. I went to James Madison University and I love everything Disney! I’ve been with PawPals, off and on, for about 4 years, and can often be seen helping out with my husband Shad on walks and vacation visits. We have a 3-year-old kitty named Sir Tuberson Reginald III (aka Tubby). I look forward to meeting you and your fur-family!
Hello! My name is Mikko. I have lived here in northern Virginia my whole life and I’m currently studying to get my engineering degree and pilots license while working here with Paw Pals. As of right now, I have three little ones, more specifically 1 dog and 2 cats. I have a beagle named Sandi, a black cat named Mochi, and a tiger-striped cat named Minnie. I love all animals with all types of personalities! That’s why I enjoy going out and taking care of people’s pets. I watch over every animal I encounter like they are my own and make sure they are happy. I can’t wait to meet and spend time with more!
Hello! I’m Makiya, I enjoy seeing the fall colors in nature, going for walks, and trying new foods. I am the proud “aunt” of two Cane Corsos named Panther & Nemo. They are too big to hold now, so we have to sit beside each other to talk and cuddle. I enjoy engaging with pets and meeting their needs. I take time to learn their likes/ dislikes and their overall personality.
Hi! I am Tatiana Chanez-Jayo. I joined Paw Pals because I have a high interest in caring for animals. I have cared for many pets during my life, and currently have two cats and two dogs at home. I am naturally a shy person and tend to bond with animals more easily, which has been comforting to me. I believe a good way of giving back to them is being able to provide loving care for them. I hope I can provide the best care for your pet(s) and that they are happy with the care I give them.
Hi, My name is Eli Powell. I am 22 years old. I was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD, and now live in northern VA. I recently started working for Paw Pals a few months ago, and It’s already my favorite job I’ve ever had. It is a very rewarding feeling to know I’m helping people and their pets. I’ve always had multiple pets at a time growing up, and love all types of animals. Currently, I have a tortoiseshell cat named Tori, and two hamsters named DJ and Smokey. I chose this job because I think it’s very important to give our pets the best care possible.
Hello! My name is Nibal Abedalazez and I am 19 years old! I am a very outgoing person and love to meet new people and make friends. I’m very passionate about many things, but the thing I’m most passionate about is animals! Throughout my entire childhood I have always had a dog which led them to be my favorite pet! My current dog is Fendi who I have had for 12 years. I can’t wait to meet you all and have the pleasure of taking care of your pets!
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 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 Shannon Hamer and I couldn’t be more thrilled to work for Paw Pals! Throughout my life, I’ve had three dogs, two hamsters, one cat, and tons of fish, and I’ve had the joy of taking care of countless other animals in the area in the past 7 years of my pet sitting journey. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a strong connection to and passionate love of animals. I care deeply about each and every animal in my care, and I can’t wait to meet many more during my time as a part of the Paw Pals family 🙂
My name’s Kari! I’ve had all types of animals my entire life and currently have 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 4 birds! One of my cats is 19 and one dog is 18! I enjoy going on long walks and jogs both with my dogs and my clients’ dogs. I have fostered many animals in the past (and almost always end up adopting them..) I love to take care of all sorts of animals and can’t wait to meet your fur babies and treat them as if they were my own!
Hi! My name is Audrey and I love animals! I’ve had 3 previous dogs and I currently have 2 puppies. I’ve been pet sitting for the past 6 years and caring for animals is something I’m super passionate about. I treat every animal I care for like they’re my own and I love making a connection with them. I’m super excited to be a part of the Paw Pals family and I’m looking forward to meeting your furry friends!
Hi! I’m Paul, I’ve grown up with cats my whole life and have also had my hand at watching dogs ever since I was about nine years old. I love animals, and my friends even call me the cat whisperer because every time I meet a new cat they always come and welcome me. Dogs have always been fun for me to work with, and I really enjoy getting to know them and their unique personalities. Working with Paw Pals has made my passion of loving animals fun and exciting. I can’t wait to work with your pets and get to know them!
My name is Sofie. I’ve had dogs my entire life. I love being outside and enjoy waking and playing with my clients’ pets. I treat all of these furry friends as if they were my own. Caring for animals has become a passion of mine and I can’t wait to take care of your four-legged friends.
My name is Laura Poston. I live in Centreville with my family and our lab Hank. I retired from the Army in September 2019. Working for Paw Pals has given me the opportunity to exercise and avoid a long commute outside of Centreville. My furry clients are happy to see me and I enjoy taking them on a good walk or playing with them during my visit.
Hi, I’m Kayla! I love animals; honestly, I have been known to hang out with the animals more than the humans whenever I’m invited to someone’s house! If I disappear, I’m often found cuddling the dog! I have a Maltipoo named Shelby, who I refer to as my sister (yes, I’m that kind of person!) She’s an angel and sparked my love for animals. I enjoy being active outside and learning more about caring for and understanding animal behavior in any way I can. I am currently listening to the Creative Dog Training podcast; that’s the nerd I am. I plan to graduate from Liberty University with my major in Graphic Design and minor in Biblical Studies after this coming year. I can’t wait to meet you and your fur babies and treat them how I would want my dog, Shelby, to be treated when I’m away.
Dog mama & wife- 2 of my favorite titles. I am that person who wants to stay home with their dogs! I have had 6 giant breed dogs at one time and would absolutely do it again! I am so fortunate to spend my days working out (major fitness junkie) or exploring NOVA with my pups. I love getting to meet clients and their fur babies!
“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.”
~ Dean Koontz
Hello! I’m Grace Summerson and have been working with dogs and cats for some years now. Whether that be pet sitting, dog walking, or volunteering with animal rescues, I have always had a love for animals! Growing up I had two cats and a dog which were my furry best friends – haha. I’m always excited to meet new furry friends and get to know them and their quirks, and treat them the way I would treat my own pet!