Walk A Pup L.L.C. started with some running shoes, a couple of leashes and two friendly dogs! Before co-owners Yana Fookson and Dan Carlson could say "HEEL", their soles were worn down and their pockets were filled with dog treats. In just a few months, Walk A Pup quickly established itself as a reliable, honest, premiere pet care company. Dan and Yana went from seeing two puppies a week, to caring for more than twenty dogs a day. Being compassionate animal lovers, Yana and Dan have taken a new approach to pet care that focuses on the necessary needs of individual animals.
The wonderfully mysterious species of canine is quite expansive, and yet all breeds require the same things. Exercise. Exercise. Exercise. Followed by extensive amounts of affection and positively re-enforced discipline. Now, every dog is definitely different and fabulous in its own way! Just as every parent of a furry companion sheds constant, unconditional love and needs just the right kind of attention and care for their four-legged family member. Exercise can be a tough task to complete even for the biggest families and the largest yards. That is precisely where Walk A Pup steps in!!
"Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy."
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
For anyone that knows me personally, they’ve probably heard these two quotes spill from my lips a few times over the years. I think I heard Gandhis’ before discovering Tragore, but didn’t really understand the former until reading the latter. They are truths that will stand the test of time for generations to come. And they are truths that I personally hold dear. For without these flawless deliveries into our human nature and their profound affect they had on me, I would have never found myself in the position that I am in today... Joyously serving!!!
Last year, we were so pleased with the turn out of our holiday donation drive for the North East Animal Shelter, we decided to not only do the same drive this year, but to also create a new avenue for people to donate. So, what we’ve done is created a wish list at Walmart. This allows anyone to go online and pick out items they’d like to donate off the wish list, purchase them, then Walmart either ships them to us, or some items are shipped to the store as well( which saves on shipping costs!!)
Yana and I will be picking up items that are shipped to the store as they come in. Hopefully this will make it easier for some who are looking for a new way to help. Of course, we are also still collecting any donations that you’d like to leave at the house for us to pick up. For a list of appropriate items to donate, please visit :
Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity.
Happy Holidays to All Our Friends- Four Legged and Two!
As most of you know, we have been fortunate enough, with your help, to expand our business in these past few years since we’ve started Walk a Pup. There is something to be said about the synchronicity that has come in to play with the growth of our business. We have reached points when...
First came Jasper! A tiny Wire Haired Fox Terrier with a huge heart and even bigger Ego. He’s fearless, curious, and stubborn of course but still eager to please. He adores all the furry friends he meets, and recently we discovered that swimming after sticks is one of his most favorite pastimes. The house was finally a home with this little guy, but it wasn’t quite a family until Mickey!
This little Yorkshire Terrier, with his whopping few pounds of love, filled up so much more room than his itty-bitty stature. Each and every time we show up for our visits, we are greeted with nothing but a tail wag and a big terrier smile from Mickey. The once teeny pups have now grown to about maturity and have bonded as brothers. Now that their the cool kids on the block, they get to come hang out with Rylee, Dyna, Zoe, and of course, they love to try to keep up with Nesta every time she comes around.