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We service Capitol Hill, H St/Atlas District, NoMa, Trinidad, Navy Yard & SW Waterfront

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202-744-8770

Washington, DC

(Neighborhoods in NE, SE & SW)

© 2019 by Wanderpups, LLC

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202-744-8770

Washington, DC

(Capitol Hill & other neighborhoods in NE, SE, SW)

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We are committed to providing valuable content to help inform pet owners and, in turn, enrich the lives of cats and dogs.  Also, cute dogs and cats doing their thing!

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OUR TEAM

Melonie San Pietro

Owner

Melonie graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2004, served seven years active duty in the Air Force, and is currently a Major in the Air Force Reserve.  

She has a master's degree in Journalism from Georgetown University and is a professional federal resume writer. She’s a certified Dog Trainer and has a Master’s of Science in Canine Studies.

 

Jax

Head of Security

Jax is a terrier mix that looks like a cartoon dog. He was rescued from a high-kill shelter in South Carolina. Mel found his scruffy little face on Petfinder and his rescue organization drove him up to DC a few weeks later. He enjoys tummy rubs, rough housing with his friends, rolling in dead worms, and begging for human food as if he has been starved his whole life (he hasn't).

Jax, is the original Wanderpup! Follow him and our others on IG: @wanderpupsdc

Patrick Stout

Best Friend to Jax

Patrick is Jax's best friend. They like to rough house and roll in mud together.  In between shenanigans, Patrick  provides logo and web design, business, process improvement and marketing knowledge to Wanderpups.

Bernadette

Mid-day Dog Walker

Bernadette has been with Wanderpups since it’s beginnings and has quickly become a client favorite.  Originally from Ireland, she moved to DC five years ago to be closer to her three children on the east coast, one of whom happens to be Mel, the owner of Wanderpups.  When she’s not walking, she can be seen riding her bike around DC with her yorkie-poo, Ranger, in the basket—Toto style.

Patricia

Dog Walker

Patricia is a recent graduate who has two fur babies. Frodo, who  is a Blue Point Siamese and Eleanor, who is a tabby we adopted in D.C. She recently moved to the area, and in her spare time she  likes to go for walks to explore the city, study for her exam to become a licensed professional counselor, and work on her personal blog. She has recently started a new hobby of photography and loves it, especially in a city where she has so many cool things to take pictures of!

Onat

Mid-day Dog Walker

Michelle

Mid-day Dog Walker

Michelle is a life long dog and furry friend lover.  Michelle also does a lot of cat sitting for Wanderpups as well as dog walking.  She considers hanging out with your four-legged friend the BEST part of the day!  When she's not taking care of your pups and cats, she enjoys time with her best buddy Hugo (pictured here) and cats Pudgy and Pepe.

Michael

Mid-day Dog Walker

Kristina

Mid-day Dog Walker

Kristina is a writer and vegan, and of course, an animals lover. "I love walking for Wanderpups because of the connections you build with your pups," she says. "There's so much additional love in my life now because of this job."  Kristina has been with us for over a year and she's clearly bonded with all her wanderpups. 

Supe

Mid-day Dog Walker

Supe is a freelance graphic designer and recent graduate.  He is a dog walking machine. His favorite thing about Wanderpups is "seeing the happy faces of pups every day." He loves to take his Wanderpups to the park. He's very proud of his recent rescue pup, Professor Brock Leigh.  Recently, he's gained an affinity for dog photography and has plenty of opportunities to take some great pictures. Follow Brock and all of Supe's pups on Instagram @profbrockleigh

Amy

Mid-day Dog Walker

Caitlin

Substitute Dog Walker

Rahwa

Mid-day Dog Walker

Rahwa is a vegan who loves animals and their amazing abilities and love they give. They are filled with love and joy and are loyal friends. Dog walking has become fun in many ways.  She loves to see the dogs individual and unique personalities. She loves to be outside in nature, while building strong relationships with the dogs and cats she works with.   

Quay

Mid-day Dog Walker

Bio coming soon...

Marc

Substitute Dog Walker

Bio coming soon...

OUR STORY

Wanderpups was founded because we like dogs, the outdoors and walking. 

 

Our goal is to provide excellent service, but our inspiration is, and always will be, animal advocacy. That's why we donate a portion from every walk to a local rescue organization. It is really hard to give back with limited time and resources, but this is our way to make a difference.  If you ever need a service that you don't see listed, please let us know and we will work with you to fill your needs.

 

We view dog walking as much more than having someone let your dog out to use the bathroom. Walks are about allowing your dog to get out and explore the sights, sounds and smells of the city.  They are about promoting health, extending the life of your pets and bringing some excitement to their days.

 

Dogs inspire people when humans fail.  They bring feeling and compassion back to those who are otherwise numb and indifferent.  Dogs are soldiers, bomb detectors, guides and best friends.  All they ask for in return is a loyal companion and a walk. They deserve to be Wanderpups!

 

We would love to meet you and your pet.  Let's chat!