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Betty Rothstein

I joined Brighter Days Collective in April 2019, but I have been walking dogs since I was a small child. I rely on a trusty bicycle to get around DC, and loooove exploring the city with furry pals! Dog walking is a form of meditation for me, where I can tune in to my surroundings [...]


Morgan Fecto

Pursuing her love for animals and a passion for workplace democracy, Morgan joined Brighter Days Collective in October 2019. She previously worked as a journalist, copywriter, and event marketer, but taking care of dogs with Brighter Days has been the most rewarding "9-to-5" she has ever had! When she's not walking dogs, Morgan works on [...]


Kit Wagner

Kit Wagner has been walking dogs around DC since 2012, and joined Brighter Days in 2016. Kit was born and raised in Brookeville, MD in a household with one dog and anywhere from 3-5 cats at any given time, as well as an assortment of other small furry or scaled creatures. When not out walking [...]


Lauren Karaffa

Lauren has been passionate about animal care since childhood. Growing up in the small town of Granville, Ohio, her family had so many different kinds of pets, they would jokingly refer to their house as The Granville Zoo. Lauren also volunteered at the local Humane Society on the weekends where she walked dogs and took [...]


Sangam ‘Alopeke

Sangam joined Brighter Days in fall of 2016, although they have previously worked in petcare and was a veterinary technician. They grew up in the Washington DC area, and recently moved back after several years away. Currently living in northwest in a co-op house with a single very energetic pup, they love animals, the outdoors, [...]


Haul No!

Brighter Days supports indigenous-led resistance of the Canyon Mine uranium mine and haul route. The proposed route would send up to 30 tons of raw radioactive ore per day via trucks with little shielding through Hopi and Navajo lands for processing at the White Mesa Mill, only three miles from the Ute Mountain Ute tribal [...]

2021-10-28T13:51:19+00:00Tags: , , |

Ten Years of Brighter Days!

Can you believe it? Brighter Days Collective is ten years old! Over the past decade, we have created an alternative model to the typical top-down dog walking business with just two small routes that have grown to service Adams Morgan, Brightwood, Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle, Lanier Heights, Logan Circle, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Petworth, and U [...]

Tricks and Treats

Halloween is a fun holiday for humans large and small, but it can be very stressful for some pooches! Even if they're able to bear their silly costumes with dignity, they might find the steady stream of small strangers coming to the door as ghosts and goblins unnerving. After the trick-or-treating is done, there are [...]

2021-10-28T15:30:35+00:00Tags: , , |

Standing with Standing Rock

After months of protest, the Standing Rock Sioux have obtained a short-term administrative injunction from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to halt construction on the Dakota Access pipeline along a 20-mile stretch on either side of the Missouri River, where it threatens the tribe's sacred ancestral lands and its supply [...]

2021-10-28T15:33:04+00:00Tags: , , |

Syn Hong

Syn joined Brighter Days in January of 2016. They hail from Taiwan by way of New York and Baltimore, and have loved dogs ever since the day their mother said they couldn't have one (she caved eventually!). They currently live in northeast with a house full of rad humans. When not walking dogs, reading, gaming, [...]