We’re Here To Serve You

Behind this website is a group of talented and experienced employees, dedicated to your satisfaction. Working for you is our primary income. Not a hobby or temporary gig.   This is our living, and we take pride in what we do for you and your pets. Every day.

So, we make it real.   Real people answer your calls. Real people are on-call for emergencies when our office is closed.

Our experienced, bonded, and insured professionals care for your pets in your home following your instructions.  In return, you enable us to earn a living doing work we LOVE.

If your pets are gregarious and healthy, or shy and introverted, or need special or customized care – whether elderly, ill, or very young – we can help!  We’re ready for happy playtime as well as unusual, unexpected or emergency situations.

Our Prior Experience

Veterinary Assistants 75%
Veterinary Technicians 63%
Shelters & Pet Rescue 25%
Animal Control Officers 13%

Our Team of Pet Care Professionals

Allison
Allison
Our Client Services Manager since 2009, Allison has a unique combination of skills in animal care, business operations and customer service. While she handles our daily operations and scheduling, she serves many clients as their backup dog walker during employees’ time off. Previously she worked as Assistant General Manager at Meadowbrook Stables in Maryland, and worked at small animal clinics City Paws in D.C. and Caring Hands in Virginia. She has her bachelor’s degree in Equine Studies from Virginia Intermont College. Allison and her family live with their dog, Nikki, and cat, Cleo.
Alex B
Alex B
Alex joined us in 2017 as Alexandria Pet Care’s dog trainer and behaviorist, focused on helping individual dog owners achieve their goals for a long happy life with their dogs. Training is personalized and customized to suit the owner’s and dog’s needs, focusing on their strengths and training preferences. Alex draws from a variety of positive and humane training techniques including the Humane Hierarchy model pioneered by Dr Susan Friedman, the Premack Principle, and Sirius Dog Training created by Dr Ian Dunbar. He’s CPDT-KA certified and is an AKC trainer/evaulator.
Christine S
Christine S
Chris joined our team in 2016 with four years’ experience in specialty and general veterinary hospitals. She is certified as a Licensed Veterinary Technician and works in a specialized neurology practice, before which she worked as a shift leader, vet tech, and vet assistant. Previously, Chris was a US Air Force Staff Sergeant with the National Guard, received her bachelors degree in English from James Madison University, and completed an associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Chris is our Client Services Manager and a Pet Care Professional serving our inside-the-beltway clients.
Christine T
Christine T
Since 2008, Christine has served many of our Fairfax County clients outside the beltway. She brings years of experience working as an animal care officer in New York City – handling wildlife, pet adoption and fostering programs, and general customer service. She’s seen it all, both good and bad, and now loves working with family pets on the “other side” of the pet experience, in happy homes with caring owners. Christine has her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Hunter College, and she enjoys her cat and two dogs who keep her busy traveling to compete for AKC agility titles.
Cindy
Cindy
Since 2012, Cindy has worked with clients in central and west end Alexandria. In prior years, Cindy worked at our local shelter, Alexandria’s Vola Lawson Animal Welfare League, walking dogs, watching incoming pets’ assessments, and volunteering with fundraising and front office work. She completed Fairfax County’s veterinary assistant program in 2007, and is enrolled in Penn Foster’s veterinary technician training. She also provided personal pet sitting for friends and neighbors for years, Cindy has her degree from the Moser School of Business (Robert Morris University) in Chicago.
Elizabeth L
Elizabeth L
Elizabeth Legere founded Alexandria Pet Care in 2004, and serves as General Manager. She currently owns Swimmy, an easygoing frog, and Mocha, a frisky Lagotto Romagnolo. Past pets include Portuguese Water Dogs, an Affenpinscher, a Bouvier des Flandres, a Lilac-point Siamese, a rescue tabby, a gray pony, numerous hamsters, and box turtles. Elizabeth has a bachelor’s degree from Smith College, and previously worked in corporate marketing, SaaS technology development and communications consulting to global corporations, before finding her true passion working with pets.
Elizabeth W.
Elizabeth W.
Elizabeth W started working on our team in 2017, with three years’ experience working with pets. She has been a rabbit owner, and her prior working experience was at Seneca Hills Animal Resort & Spa caring for the boarded dogs and cats, administering their medications, leading dog playgroups, and doggie swim time. She has also done pet sitting in private homes for many years, which she started in her neighborhood and she’s enjoying stepping up to professional pet care. Elizabeth has her bachelor’s from Washington University and currently is working on her master’s degree.
Elle
Elle
Elle joined our team in 2012, after years as a veterinary assistant. Previously, she worked several years at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital, before which she worked at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, MD, socializing all the animals in the shelter. Now, she shares her home with 15-year old “Mr. Kitty” and a Shih-Tzu, rescued as an abuse rehabilitation case from the animal hospital. Elle studied Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, specializing in textile arts and ceramics. She spends her free time creating pottery and volunteering as a teacher’s assistant at The Art League.
Laura
Laura
Laura joined Alexandria Pet Care in 2010 with 10+ years’ technical experience with animals, most recently clinical and large animal field work. She previously worked in both rescue and animal hospitals in Arlington, McLean, and Alexandria. Laura has experience caring for cats and dogs, livestock, horses, snakes, fish, parrots, birds, fish, rabbits, and rodents. Laura worked on a farm during lambing season, bred show-quality betta fish, and led guided public tours on horseback. She has her bachelor’s degree and has lived and traveled extensively overseas.
Laurie
Laurie
Laurie joined Alexandria Pet Care in 2017 with 5+ years’ experience working professionally with pets. Her most recent work was with Alexandria’s Vola Lawson Animal Welfare League, where she coordinated all veterinary care for the shelter animals. Previously she worked in animal hospitals in Northern Virginia as a veterinary technician, worked part-time after college as a pet sitter, and volunteered as an education and care coordinator at a lake aquarium and at a wildlife preserve. Laurie has her bachelor’s in Animal Science from the University of Vermont.
Maddie
Maddie
Maddie joined the team in 2017 after several years working as foster care coordinator at the largest rescue organization in D.C., and personally provides fostering in her home for some of the youngest or at-risk arrivals at her shelter. She has 11 years’ experience with small animals, livestock, and a long history with horses including volunteer therapeutic work. She serves all our East and Central Alexandria neighborhoods around her home. Maddie has her bachelor of arts in Psychology, is working toward an advanced degree in Forensic Psychology, and has one dog, Ubi, who keeps her laughing.
Rachelle
Rachelle
Rachelle joined the team in 2016 after moving here from San Diego. In CA, she worked at a small animal veterinary clinic assisting in routine care and surgeries. Following that, she managed a large dog daycare, boarding and training facility for 5 years, where she progressed from a care provider to director of training services to general manager. She launched Alexandria Pet Care’s dog training services last fall, helping our clients achieve a happy harmonious life with their puppies and adult dogs. She’s is applying to go back to school for her doctor of veterinary medicine degree.
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Life’s too short to work in a job you don’t absolutely love. We’ve seen it — it’s a beautiful thing when a passion for pets’ well-being and a career in pet care come together in a rewarding job! Have the skills to be a purrr-fect pet care professional? Let us know.

“Yes, We’ll Be There” – your service reliability guarantee

Once you’re a client, we’re available to your pets all year long for dog walking and pet sitting.

7 am to 10 pm, 365.

We guarantee our availability, year-round, when you book appointments with more than two days’ notice.  You always meet your primary and backup pet professionals on our team, so you can schedule pet visits and know that even if one employee’s schedule is full, you’ll already know personally who from our team will come to your home.

 

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