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Dog Walking as One – Metro Weekly interviews Whit McLure

The Brighter Days dog-walking collective marries good service with progressive ideals Read Whit’s Interview with Metro Weekly, the largest and longest-running LGBT publication in DC!   “…Daily human or canine social contact is a necessity for dogs, and that interaction becomes much less stressful for them when constantly accompanied by a familiar, friendly face. The good people of […]

Billups Allen

Billups Allen is a lifelong dog owner and dog lover. He began walking dogs in Washington D.C. with Andy Gale in 2002. After returning to school and graduating from the University of Arizona, he resumed dog walking in Brooklyn, New York for Mobile Mutts Dog Walking and Pet Sitting. He joined Brighter Days in 2014 […]

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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 […]

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Preston Gover

Preston was raised by a whippet named Frisky. This is one reason he communicates so well with dogs, especially sighthounds. Before Brighter Days, Preston worked as an operations coordinator for Save the Children. He has also worked with children who have visual impairments and adults with developmental disabilities. When not spending time with dogs, he can […]

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Diana Vashti

Diana Maria Vashti spent the first 23 years of her life in the beautiful but cold Great Lakes state of Michigan. She spent most of her time at the beaches, in the dunes, or at a concert. Diana started playing music around age 10 and continues to do so every day of her life. She […]