As a lifelong animal lover and pet owner, I bring a lot of experience and passion to this job! I personally have had large and small breed dogs, cats, and other furry friends for the past 22 years, and believe that animals bring us happiness and truly are man’s best friend. I've fostered several dogs that were later adopted and have volunteered with the SPCA. In short, I love all pets and can’t wait to meet yours!



I grew up on a farm in Canada with several dogs, cats, rabbits and chickens. I absolutely love animals and I cherish the opportunity to walk your Fido. I am a retired high school teacher and county administrator. I recently moved from Rochester, New York at the beginning of 2010. Since living here in DC, many families have entrusted me to care for their dogs and I look forward to caring for yours. Thank you for the opportunity!



I have been an animal lover since before I knew how to talk. I am a proud mom of two cats and a rabbit, though I treat every animal I meet as if they were my own. I have been working with animals professionally for more than 2 years. I've worked with dogs, cats, rabbits, reptiles, hamsters, birds, guinea pigs, and more during my time as an Animal Care Tech at the Animal Welfare League in nearby Arlington. I am passionate about animals, and I can't wait to meet yours!

As a long time animal lover, I'm very excited to be a part of the Fido Fitness & Play team!  In the photo with me is the furry love of my life, Dillon, and as you can probably guess, I have a special place in my heart for the boxer breed.  Growing up, we had multiple dogs running around at all times, but I also had the pleasure of being around cats, horses and birds. I have experience as Veterinary Technician, so I can help to make sure that your pets are happy AND safe!

'Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-- it was peace.' - Milan Kundera


I am very excited to work with Fido Fitness & Play. I have grown up with multiple dogs as child and help dog sit for my family members with dogs of all sizes. I'm very comfortable with all breeds and enjoy playing with big and small dogs. I love all animals equally!  When I am not caring for pets, I work as a personal chef with using the knowledge and skills I acquired through my Culinary Management and Nutrition and Dietetics degree. I enjoy staying active and healthy. I look forward to meeting you and your furry friend!


Hello! My name is Courtney. I was born and raised in Washington, DC and am currently working on my Bachelor’s of Science degree at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County. In addition to my academic interests, I am an extreme animal lover. I feel as though a family is not complete without a pet! Animals are one of God’s greatest gifts to mankind! I can’t wait to meet your pet!
"I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.’ ~ Abraham Lincoln~


Hello! I'm Anthony, a native Washingtonian. I have lived in Washington, DC most of my life and always had a family pet.  While being raised with pets, I matured as my responsibilities in caring for them increased. I certainly missed our pets while I was away earning my bachelor’s degree in North Carolina. Now that I am back in DC working on my MBA, I look forward to meeting you and your furry friends.  I am quite sure that we will build a strong friendship!

Our Team of Animal Lovers


Hello!  I'm Alison and I am an animal aficionado! I have been around animals all of my life, as I have raised my family with them. I am the senior veterinary technician at Alpine Veterinary Hospital. Not only do I walk dogs with Fido Fitness & Play, but I’m also a dog trainer and I conduct health and wellness seminars on behalf of Fido. I look forward to the good times I will have with your pet.

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Hello, I'm Rolanda! I was born and raised in Washington, DC. Throughout my life I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to own several cats and dogs. I love all animals equally…for they provide the unbiased love that we often miss throughout our hectic lives. I can’t wait to meet your furry four legged friend. 

Hi! I'm Frank and I love animals. I was born and raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
and grew up with lots of pets.   I have spent countless hours as a volunteer at a veterinary clinic in Gaithersburg, MD.   I hope to meet you soon, along with your quadruped companion!



Hello fellow animal lover! My name is Chonda and I am a strategy and marketing consultant here at Fido Fitness & Play. It is my desire that your pet gets the tender loving care that he or she deserves. Animals have always played an important part of my life and I get great pleasure taking care of them. I will do my level best to ensure your pet is a happy pet! 
​ “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” -Anatole France

Hi there, fellow animal lover!  I'm Liz and I've been around animals all of my life.  I am a veterinary technician, and even in my spare time, I choose to be around animals.   I look forward to the great times I will have with your four-legged friend!


I simply love animals!  As a child, I grew up with dogs, cats, fish and birds.  I couldn’t imagine being without a pet.  I would cherish the opportunity to become your furry friend's next BFF! I will treat your pet as if he/she were my very own.


While growing up in Virginia, I was surrounded by animals – my family always had a pet in the house.  As soon as I arrived to Washington, DC in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, I rescued a dog. We’ve been best friends ever since. My life without dogs and cats would be incomplete. Those of you who share my outlook know how powerfully strong and deeply fulfilling the human/animal bond can be.  I look forward to getting to know your pet. I promise that you will get my best effort in keeping your dog or cat happy while you are away.

Simply put, I am crazy about animals! I have owned animals at home and abroad. It seems like I have never been without a dog or cat. While living in Paris, I had the unique opportunity to work for Disney. I have been thoroughly trained in customer service and safety. I will combine my training with my passion for animals to ensure your furry friend(s) gets the deserved attention and the expected tender loving care. I look forward to meeting you and your pet.