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Vote for Your Favorite, and Only, Dog Walking Collective!

Nominate Brighter Days for Washington City Paper's Best of D.C.  Follow the link listed below to get our name in DC's free newspaper! City Paper, a news outlet that tailors it's content to local cities, is a FREE resource.  It provides thoughtful, critical content; information that is vital to preserving the integrity of this City. To [...]


Walking (Dogs) in a Winter Wonderland

Winter Storm Jonas dumped around two feet of snow on D.C. in the latter half of January. Despite basically accurate weather forecasts and attending preparations both public and private, our city was paralyzed for the better part of a week. It's been a trip! Much like us, our dogs had their moments of joyous romping [...]


Supporting ThriveDC’s winter clothing drive

Upon moving back to the DMV this past fall, I was stunned to learn the price of a one bedroom and quickly realized that it was beyond my reach. The price of housing (like in many urban places) is a barrier to entry for many in this City; but then let's say you have a [...]


Benji Rivera

Born in Puerto Rico, the son of a veterinarian, Benji has been around animals his entire life. In his 20s he decided to leave home to try his luck and explore, after graduating from business school, he landed a job dog walking and fell in love with the pet care industry. After three years of [...]


Local non-profit organization seeks to end intergenerational incarceration

Friends and Family of Incarcerated People (FFOIP) is a local non-profit organization that seeks to end intergenerational incarceration. Through social, cultural, and youth development activities, FFOIP assists DC's at-risk youth and families in maintaining relationships with loved ones who are incarcerated. FFOIP does this in a number of ways, including trips to visit loved ones, [...]


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 [...]


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: Theo is ready for his close up. …while Preston’s working hard! Naturally, Windsor shows [...]


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 Justic

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 [...]