Like most people who started their own business in the pet industry, we were inspired by our pets. Amy & her husband are the proud parents of Marshall (border collie), Toby (German Shepherd/Chow mix) and Dinah (American Fox Hound mix rescued from FOHA – Friends of Homeless Animals). Leslie and her husband are the proud parents of Cody (Chocolate Lab) and Charlie (English Bulldog).
At the time we started Woofie’s, Amy had 12+ years of experience in Marketing & Sales in telecom and tech and Leslie had 15+ years of experience in Healthcare. Being pet owners all our lives, we experienced firsthand the need to make sure our pets were in the best hands possible at all times when we were away at work or while we were traveling. We always had extremely high expectations for the caretakers of our pets because our dogs are such beloved members of our families. Everyone we encountered knew how much we loved animals so we were both frequently called upon by friends, neighbors, business associates and family members to help care for their pets while they were out of town. We started to get so busy that we decided to take a risk, follow our hearts, leave our corporate jobs and go into business for ourselves and do something we both had a passion for – working with animals.
We established Woofie’s pet sitting & dog walking service in Ashburn in September of 2004. Word about our service spread, and soon we were walking 7 days a week and building a team of trusted dog walkers and pet sitters to help us meet the demand. In our first year of business we expanded our pet sitting and dog walking services to include Pet Taxi, Overnight Care and Bed & Biscuit services in Ashburn and Lansdowne. In 2011, at the request of our existing customers, we expanded our service offering even more to include mobile grooming. With a bootstrap investment we bought our first Woofie’s mobile pet spa van. We have since added two more mobile pet spa vans so today we have 3 vans running 7 days a week. Our mobile pet spa team services Ashburn and Lansdowne as well as Sterling, Leesburg, Aldie and South Riding. In 2012 we brought on Renee Ventrice, long-time Broadlands resident and proud mom to Beemer (Jack Russell Terrier), to manage our mobile pet spa. Today we have thousands of satisfied clients and we have a fantastic team of mature, responsible pet sitters, dog walkers and groomers on board. We love what we do and we’re proud of the team we have in place.
We hope to have the opportunity to meet you and your pet!
Amy & Leslie