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Devin Miller

Devin joined Brighter Days in January of 2007 after a two-year dog-walking stint with another agency.  He enjoys biking, yelling, the outdoors, shouting, and spur-of-the-moment travel. Devin owns a welsh terrier that walks on two legs and talks like a human.  You should hear these two conversate! Learning impeccable manners and style from his owner, […]

Andy Gale

Andy Gale works in the rapidly expanding Petworth neighborhood, where he, his partner and two children reside. He hails, just across the river, from Arlington, VA and began dog walking in Mt. Pleasant when he moved to the District in 2002. In the years between then and now, Andy has also worked for DC indie […]

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Abigail DeRoberts

Abigail hails from the west side. The mid-west side, that is! After being kicked out of her hometown of Columbus, Ohio for wearing too many different shades of gold at one time, Abby settled in DC to study Latin American studies at American University. She also did a short stint in Cuba working at a […]

Danielle Carroll

Danielle Carroll

When DC moved to DC in 2009 her plate was full of cooking, teaching and a side of pet care. Word of her being fluent in husky and giving the best paw rubs in town quickly spread and without a hitch pet care took up more and more of her time. In January 2012, Danielle […]

Brighter Days Turns 5!

This summer, the Brighter Days dog walking collective turned five! In June, we celebrated by throwing a birthday party to celebrate our dogs, their owners, and five years of collectively-owned business. Here are some glamour shots from the party: Nico takes a breather after braving the heat to come to the party. Bruno checks out […]

Brighter Days supports We Are Family (and so should you!)

We Are Family is a service and advocacy organization that offers support to needy senior citizens in the Columbia Heights, Petworth, Adams Morgan, Shaw, and North Capitol St. neighborhoods. We are proud to support them in the run-up to their annual fundraiser, which will be on Saturday, May 21st at St. Stephen’s church in Columbia […]

Two Collectives Working Towards Justice

One of my favorite things about being a co-owner in a non-hierarchal, collectively run business is the ability to support the community that we come from. We do this through donations of money or our services whenever we can. Recently we donated some money to help the DC Trans Coalition (DCTC) with a project they […]

One holiday I can get behind

WHAT IS EMANCIPATION DAY? by staff writer/ dog walker extraordinaire Abigail DeRoberts One of the many boons of living in DC is the opportunity to celebrate every federal holiday–without working.  This includes obscure holidays, presidents’ birthdays, and, everyone’s favorite, Emancipation Day.  This year, Emancipation Day was celebrated around the country not to honor Lincoln’s emancipation […]

DC loves Brighter Days

Brighter Days Collective loves the District of Columbia and the District loves us back! The local blog, Prince of Petworth, featured recent articles asking the PoP to recommend dog walkers and dog sitters. Brighter Days came up in the conversation multiple times. Thank you to all the PoP readers who had nice things to say […]

Desert Dogs Come to the District

Cleo, recently rescued from Kuwait.  Now a proud Brighter Days client. On March 24th, 2010, the only animal shelter in Kuwait suffered a tragic electrical fire and could no longer house the 60 some dogs that lived there.  Forty of the dogs found homes in Kuwait and the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) agreed to […]