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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 […]

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 […]

Zeke & Junior get their 15 minutes of fame

Zeke came from the Washington Humane Society and Junior came from the Washington Animal Rescue League. Check out John’s clients featured as “Pets of the week” on The Metro Weekly: http://www.metroweekly.com/2015/01/pets-of-the-week-zeke-and-junior/

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]