Big Heart. Bigger Plans.
After a combined eight years of working at various pet care businesses here in the District, Jordan and Jessica decided to take their deep love for dogs and the experience they gained along the way to start Uptown Pup DC.
Being well seasoned in many aspects of the pet care industry, their goal is to build on what they've learned people want from their pet care providers and take it to the next level; not just meeting client expectations, but exceeding them.
Meet The Pack Leaders
I realized I wanted to work with pets from a young age, from my very first job at Petco, taking care of animals struck a chord with me. So for the past six years I have spent time working for a fairly successful pet daycare and boarding facility right here in the DC area, I've done pet boarding, pet daycare and dog walking and running. So when the chance came to own and operate a dog walking and pet care business, I was thrilled, I could combine the loves of my life into my dream job, exercise and pets! I've been around dogs and cats my whole life, they've been members of my family trusted companions,confidants, and friends. Like us, our pets are unique, they come in all shapes, sizes, and attitudes! At Uptown Pup, we cater to your pet’s specific wants and needs.
Growing up with many pets, I realized pretty early in life how much I appreciated the sincere and candid nature of animals. After having a few jobs that lacked interaction with clients of the four-legged variety, I found myself feeling unfulfilled. After working at my first doggie daycare and boarding facility I was hooked. Never before had I gotten so much joy and fulfillment from a job. I knew from that point on that working with or better yet, working for animals is what I was meant to do.
I've been working professionally with dogs for more than four years. I've worked in multiple daycares, pet hotels, and grooming salons. I love working with dogs because they appeal to me both intellectually and emotionally. I find their physiology and behavior fascinating intellectually, and at the same time the mere sight of a dog will invariably make me smile! My favorite part about working with dogs is building relationships with these extraordinarily social animals. By responding to their emotional cues and providing them emotional feedback that dogs can understand, I can keep my animal friends safe, healthy, and most of all happy.
Hello, My name is Wood Powell and I have been with Uptownpupdc for the last four months and it has been a great experience. I have been a dog owner all of my adult life and I am very happy to be able to meet and work with so many great dogs throughout this area. I am originally from Florida and have been living in Cleveland Park for just under a year. I have a background in Education and I work evenings as a tutor for special needs kids. I hope you decide to have me or one of my friends work with your pup soon!
I grew up with many loving pets and I've been working with dogs for years. I have also been trained, and trained others, in the rewarding job of pet care. I love getting to know every new animal, each with their own unique personalities and quirks! I have built great relationships with the dogs I have had the opportunity to take care of. My goal is to make sure that every pet in my care is always happy and healthy! I know that these animals aren't only friends, but family!