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About the Owner

My name is Shannon LeViner.  I was born and raised in Alexandria, VA.  I have well over 15 years experience in Dog Walking and Pet Care Services.  I started Walking Paws in 2004.  Still to this day I visit many of my very first clients.   I love all animals and have several of my own.  Not to mention plenty of close furry friends.  I am passionate about my work and the animals in my care.  I have been a volunteer for animal causes my entire adult life.  I currently foster cats and donate time for Animal Allies.  I am a member of ASPCA and I rescue my dogs from local shelters.  I try to stay active in animal rights causes and help my community in anyway. 


I make a real bond with the animals in my care.  My pet sitters and I will call you to make sure you have arrived home on time from a trip or just to check and see how our friends are adjusting to our services.  We really care for your animals in every sense of the word.


My favorite dog I ever cared for was Oskar.  Oskar was a 100 pound, 3 legged, cancer surviving Rottweiller that loved life.  I provided services to Oskar for 6 years.  He needed to be lifted into cars for his daily excursions and helped along a bit, but for the most part he acted like any other dog.  I learned a lot from Oskar and he will be missed. 

Please see our Furry Friends Photo Gallery for more pictures of our pals!!!!

I only hope we have the opportunity to help you, your pets and our community in any way.  Please feel free to call me with any other questions or opportunities. 



Shannon LeViner