The Just Walk Team

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MegL

Meg: Born and raised in the DC metro area, I've always been around dogs, from my family's spaniels to my aunts pack of show-winning golden retrievers. In early 2008, after completing a degree in social and cultural history from University of Maryland, I found my way into pet care as career! 

I concentrate my learning on animal health and wellness, as well animal behavior. I do my best to get to know each dog personally and form a relationship with them. I believe in positivity and patience when working with animals.

In my spare time, I hang out with my own two dogs and cat, help manage a letterpress print shop, go on walks around the monuments at 2am and spend time at the beach.

   
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Bee: Born and raised in New York City, every apartment that we lived in had at least two animals in it with us. From German Shepards I tried to ride as an infant, to black and white kittens I let share my yogurt, I never understood my friends who didn't have pets. My mother was not surprised at all when I went vegan at the age of 12.

So it made perfect sense that when I moved to Washington DC, the people I became friends with all worked for and with animals from rescues and liberation, to legislation and education. The first time I ever met Meg, I came into her house and was greeted by a golden retriever, a beagle, and a dachshund; I knew that I was home.

Fast forward a year later, I was slowly but surely becoming a member of the Just Walk team. It was only a matter of time before I took over my own route in Brookland and Eckington. These days, I want to make friends with every dog north of Rhode Island Ave.

If we run into each other on the street, feel free to ask me about my poetry degree, how fast my hair grows, or The West Wing.

 
 
Kotu-2 Kotu: I was born and raised in sunny South Florida where I grew up playing in bands and taking the beach for granted. In 2011 I graduated from New College of Florida with a BA in social movent sociology. I was especially interested in labor and worker ownership movements here and abroad. After graduation I volunteered rescuing dogs who were abandoned in the Everglades. I moved to Washington DC in the summer of 2016 to join Just Walk and combine my passions for taking care of dogs and taking care of business.

When your dogs aren't showing me around my new city, you can find me watching Star Trek reruns, pretending I know how to play the bass, and searching DC's coffee shops for a good Cuban colada.
   
Hanna
Hanna: I grew up in NW DC in a home that, at its peak, had six people, two dogs, and seven cats. I remember dressing our sweet pups in ballerina outfits for fashion shows and promptly being lectured on why respecting animals’ needs is just as important as playing with them (thanks, parents).
 
I graduated from Middlebury College in 2014 with a BA in Peace & Justice Studies. Since then I have worked at an alternative high school in Vermont, with a labor/community organizing coalition in Connecticut, and for a medical herbalist in Virginia.
 
I identify as an introvert with humans and an extrovert with animals. This is why I chose to become a part of Just Walk—cruising around my city, with a dog friend by my side, is the best.
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Ethical Dog Walking and Pet Care Services

Just Walk is an employee-owned business providing dog walking services in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD. We believe dignity ought to have a central place in pet care -- for clients, for animals, and for workers.