Metro Mutts Awarded Best Dog Walker In DC By 2014 City Paper Readers Poll

Metro Mutts awarded Best Dog Walker in DC in Washington City Paper's Best of DC 2014 Readers Poll. Passionate pet owners across the DC area weighed in on their favorite dog walking services and Metro Mutts led the pack.

It's official! Metro Mutts is the Best Dog Walker in DC, according to results announced today by Washington City Paper's Best of DC 2014 Readers Poll.

Co-owners Lee and Kelly Hartshorn and Anna Lappas-Collins opened the flagship pet supply and dog walking business at 508 H Street NE in April 2010. Residents of Capitol Hill and the greater H Street NE neighborhoods became engaged and excited about this business for "passionate pet owners", from the moment they opened. "The fact that we live in, do business, and walk our own 'mutts' in the same neighborhoods as our customers, really matters--to all of us!", says Lee Hartshorn. "We love what we do," says Lappas-Collins, " be recognized like this is nothing less than amazing."

Metro Mutts' early and fast-rising popularity led to the opening of a second location at 407 8th Street SE-Barracks Row, steps from the Eastern Market metro, in October of 2011. By the time they had begun serving both NE and SE neighbors on Capitol Hill, the rest of the Washington DC metro area had discovered them as well. Three short years later word is definitely out.

In addition to offering healthy pet food and safe, smart, and fun products in their retail shops, Metro Mutts offers high-quality Dog Walking and in-home pet care services. Service Manager Darnita Brown and Assistant Service Manager Kelly Kundrat oversee a top-notch team of dog walkers and pet sitters. "Safety, comfort, and professional care and handling are essential to our clients. When we walk your dog, we follow up with a written report to you on how it went, what we noticed, and sometimes some tips or insights about your dog's mood and behavior when you are away." Dogs are walked one at a time, by Metro Mutts walkers; not in packs. This ensures that each dog gets the walker's complete and undivided attention. According to Brown, "It's that kind of commitment that Metro Mutts clients have come to expect."

Learn more about the Best Dog Walker in DC, on the Metro Mutts website and blog, "Like" them on Facebook and send them a congratulatory Tweet @MetroMuttsDC.