Owner and operations manager, Annie Wolfson, with happy client, Fern.

Owner and operations manager, Annie Wolfson, with happy client, Fern.

It all started when...

I took a job as a dog walker on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Having moved to NYC to pursue songwriting and performance, this was The Perfect Gig. I was working outdoors, with dogs, a flexible schedule, and good pay. I was hooked! I was also very fortunate to have ended up working for a neighborhood-focused company that cared as much for the dogs as they did for the humans. When it came time for my husband and I to move to D.C., I knew I wanted to continue working with pets by replicating this caring, community-centered model.

In early 2012 I opened PupperScruff Pets LLC with one dog walker, myself, and it remains still a small, neighborly company with a handful of dedicated dog walkers and a few fantastic subs. I am happy to be a part of the vibrant and evolving uptown communities of Washington, D.C., and thrilled to offer employment to animal-loving people pursuing nontraditional artistic and creative professions. Bringing 10+ years of quality pet care and small business acumen to the dog park, I am here to help you care for your pet!

Annie and co. take amazing care of my dog. Their service is affordable, they’re really kind and thoughtful, and you can tell that they love animals.
— Wyatt's Mom