Dog Gone Walking & Pet Care LLC

Mike Goodwin
Owner

Bridget Ratliff
General Manager

Bridget was born and raised in a small town in Northern NY.  She has owned every kind of animal you can think of, from Bunnies, Dogs, Cats, birds, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Leopard Gecko and even a Baby Deer.  At 16 she moved to VA where She met her husband of 10 years in 2005. In 2011 the rescued their 2 Dachshunds Brothers Max and Doc. After High school she spent 11 years in Retail, 5 of those years were in the Animal industry (Petco & Pet Supplies Plus). In 2014 she decided that she wanted a change and with the help of her mother discovered dog walking and made it her Career. She is the go to sitter for Overnights and Exotic Pets When she is not caring for Pets she can usually can be found doing some sort of Craft project, Reading a book or playing fetch with Max and Doc.

 "I Love my job and love the fact that I can make fellow pet owners know that their precious pet is taken care of while they are away"-Bridget

Jeff Goodwin
Operations Manager


David Whalen
Pet Care Professional

Nick Gurick
Pet Care Professional

Nick is from rural Pennsylvania and grew up with many pets over the years, including several beagles.  He moved to Virginia and worked for the Department of Agriculture creating school lunch budgets.  He has since retired, but remains active in The Knights Of Columbus where he helps with church services, community yard sales and handing out canned goods.  His daughter is has two mixed breed pups that he helps out almost daily!

Shannon Ray
Pet Care Professional

Shannon grew up in Alabama with various pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish.  Her brother even had pet mice at one time.  The only time Shannon has not had a dog was while she was living in a college dorm.  Currently, she has one dog, two cats and three birds as well as three children and a husband who are in need of care.  Shannon says this is the perfect job for a mother who is a dog lover.  She gets many laughs from “her” dogs antics and plenty of exercise—what could be better?

 

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Brittany Leckey
Pet Care Professional

A Virginia resident all her life, Brittany has always been someone truly fascinated and captivated by dogs.  The care and attention she displays towards these animals has been part of her make-up since her early childhood.  Even after growing up with dogs, working with all different types of dogs the last six years, and currently being a proud owner of a Pit Bull and Yellow Lab, Brittany continues to take it upon herself to learn the details and particulars of dog behavior and their individual characteristics to a great extent.

 

The passion and commitment to ensuring all animals are fully understood and given the proper care they deserve has allowed Brittany to become a valuable member of Dog Gone Walking's team.  Since joining Dog Gone Walking, Brittany has served not only as a dog walker but also as staff liaison tasked with such duties as instructing and supporting our other team members to ensure the quality of care our clients deserve from our Paw-fessionals exceeds their expectations.   When not spending time with our clients or team members, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, or possibly even enjoying a game of softball or basketball.

Deb McKeeman
Pet Care Professional

Deb is a native of Northern Virginia and considers herself a proper political junkie.  She has grown up with many different animals, and is currently the proud owner of two Manikin Finches, Billy and Bob.  In her free time, she likes to explore new and different cuisines, travel the world, and read.  She also expresses herself artistically by creating personalized stained glass windows.


When she is not walking pups or making beautiful glass pieces, Deb works in computer network administration, with a degree from George Mason University.    

Julie Sarau
Pet Care Professional

Trish O'hara
Pet Care Professional

My name is Trish and I have lived all my life in Northern Virginia, and currently live in Kingstowne with my husband. I am also a licensed Realtor in addition to my job of taking care of pets. I have done a variety of things career-wise but during the past 20 years, I have been a stay-at-home mom, sales associate with Southern Living at Home, and managed investment property.  I love the outdoors and getting fresh air and exercise, in addition to loving animals of all kinds. 

 
I have been the owner of a basenji, collies, a bullmastiff, and a couple of mutts (although not all at the same time!).  I have also had a cat and a fresh-water aquarium, and have experience taking care of hamsters, gerbils and turtles.  I have learned how to give injections and subcutaneous fluids to dogs and cats so if you have to go away and your pets need special attention I can provide that. I am responsible and mature and will treat your home and pet as if they were my own.



Steven Humiston
Pet Care Professional

I'm Steve and I was born and raised in Idaho, but recently moved to Northern Virginia as a change of pace. I grew up surrounded by all types of pets, including cats, dogs, snakes, rats, lizards, and ferrets. I worked at a local animal shelter in Idaho, and ended up taking home two dogs in two weeks! I currently don't have any pets but dog walking helps me get my daily puppy fix. I wanted to start dog walking because I love dogs, and wanted to do something that would let me work with dogs and be outdoors.

Amber Roberson
Pet Care Professional

Born and raised in Virginia. Has always had endless love for animals, although I only grew up with dogs. I grew up with a German Shepherd and German Shepherd mix who we rescued. I've also taken in plenty different kinds of animals that I've found wondering the streets or that were abandoned. I became a dog walker because of the passion I have for dogs and also because not too long ago I lost my very much, loved dogs. With Dog Gone Walking, I'm still able to connect with them while enjoying their company and learn so much more about the different breeds.