Meet The Pack

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Ellen Epstein is the proud Owner of Bow Wow Meow, an award-winning Pet Care company. She specializes in helping new puppy owners learn the best ways to welcome their new arrival and gives them tips to help them rear their new best friends so they can become part of the Bow Wow Meow daily walks! 

She moved to Alexandria in 2006 from NYC to follow her passion for pets after a career in Advertising & Design, and has made tons of friends (both furry and non-furry) who depend on her and the team to make their lives happy and healthy.

Ellen lives in Del Ray with her Sheepadoodle, Malala (LaLa), and her rescue cat, Meow Meow. Almost everyone she knows has dogs or cats, but aren't the best people Pet People?

Ellen supports many charitable organizations including the Alexandria Animal Welfare League, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, The US Humane Society, Best Friends Animal Rescue and the ASPCA. For fun she writes a monthly dog-related column for the Zebra Newspaper!

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Joe Coughlan loves dogs almost more than anything! He is pursuing a PTA degree and currently take classes at NOVA while walking dogs full time. He love animals with a passion and maintaining a proper physique is what’s it’s all about for him. After a hard day of working with pups Joe likes to work out at the gym to keep himself strong and healthy.



Cheryl Cirenza is the mother of seven children and has extensive experience caring for kids and dogs!

She loves animals and enjoys going to work because "Her" dogs put a smile on her face every day! Walking them gives Cheryl a chance to enjoy their wonderful personalities, be outdoors, and it forces her to exercise!



Miriam Gennari is our eco-walker. A strong believer in sustainability, most days Miriam bikes her daily route. She carries a reusable water bottle and a supply of previously used plastic bags for poop bags.


She loves nature and wildlife and enjoys hanging out with humans best friends.




Gina Annino is a NY

native who we all know from her hard work at Executive Lock & Key.

Her passion for animals and her great personality led her to Bow Wow Meow, which keeps her very busy walking dogs.

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Kurtis Paul lives in Old Town, Alexandria, and feels lucky to have the opportunity to work for Bow Wow Meow as a professional cat sitter when he's not working at his full time job in construction management during the day.

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Ginny Richards

A longtime resident of Del Ray, you can see Ginny volunteering at the Del Ray Farmer's Market on Saturdays and walking her dog Banjo around town. She is our cat specialist and loves to play with the kitties on her visits.



Lloyd Crouse is a native Alexandrian who attended
VMI and is an ex-marine who actually did a stint with the French Foreign Legion!

He is happy taking great care of pups and kitties now, with graduate school in his future.



Kerstin Arz is a native of Germany, now living and working in Del Ray taking care of both children and dogs.

She loves all her fur-babies and is learning how to speak puppy talk in English from them!



Brenda Martinez is a consummate dog lover and professional pet sitter. Her day job is working at VCA Animal Hospital in Old Town where she is a vet tech-in-training and she is always happy to pet sit overnight in our clients' homes with their fur-babies.



Are You looking for an Exciting & Fun job? 

We are always looking for dedicated animal lovers to join our growing team!

If you have experience with dogs or cats drop us a line at or call us today at 703-850-5559!

Professional Pet Care serving Del Ray, Rosemont, Northridge, Beverley Hills & Old Town Alexandria