About Us

Owned and operated by a former Veterinary Technician, Dog Walkers of NOVA was first established in 2012. Starting a business caring for the needs and working with animals has been a lifelong goal of Marc since he was a small child. As a native of Burke, VA, Marc had early exposure to just about every type of animal. As a child, Marc's mother worked in a pet shop where she frequently brought her “work” home with her whether they were to socialize pets or to rehabilitate them back to good health. Pets ranged from dogs, cats, ferrets to parrots to gerbils, and even a monkey at one point.

Also growing up, his father was a police officer who spent many years as a Police K-9 officer where he was exposed to the obedience training of German shepherds, two of which lived at home. While attending college at West Virginia University, Marc started volunteering at local rescues and working part time as a kennel assistant. This love eventually grew into him becoming a Veterinary Technician for 8 years working at local animal hospitals including Reston Animal Hospital and Ashburn farm Animal hospital. While working in animal medicine full time, he continued to volunteer with local rescues. To this day Marc has personally fostered and found new loving homes for about 15 dogs. He has also helped with hundreds more.

Marc Laravie

Owner/Dog walking specialist/pet sitter

Marc has a special gift with almost all animals and gives out a very gentle vibe, despite his former Defensive Tackle physique, which makes most animals comforted by his presence.

Marc's specialties in the veterinary industry range from handling and calming aggressive animals, vast knowledge of pet diet and health and holistic medicine.

Marc currently resides in Chantilly, VA with his two pups, Brutus(Boston Terrier) and Achilles(Miniature Dachshund). While he only has two small dogs of his own, he can handle all breeds of dogs at any size and has a special affinity for pits and rotties.

Phillip T.

General Manager/Pet care specialist/Pet sitter

Paul D. Assistant Manager/Pet care specialist/Pet sitter

(Profiles currently being updated...)

Ellen G.

Dog walking specialist/Pet sitter

 Ellen has been working with Dog Walkers of NOVA for almost a year. She is a very valued,hard-working employee. Ellen handles all of our Pet Grooming Services.

 After growing up in Wild & Wonderful West Virginia, she attended Fairmont State College studying Business Administration. She soon found herself teaching conversational English in Seoul, Korea.

 She spent 8 years working in her family's spa business as a manicurist and esthetician before going to the renowned Nanhill Grooming School. She has been a groomer for the last 15 years and an avid dog rescuer for the last 25 years! Ellen was introduced to us by her fiance, Joe, who is a long-term Dog Walkers of NOVA client! Ellen has 4 Basset Hounds, 2 Westies, a Mastiff, a pitbull and a few other mixed breeds.

Meghan C.

Dog Walking specialist/Pet Sitter

 We are very lucky to have Meghan as a part of our team! She is a lifetime dog and cat fanatic. Her rescued pitbull, Sasha, can attest to that.

 Meghan resides in Prince William with her three children, two cats, a guinea pig and a tortoise. A long time resident, Meghan and her family are active members of the Bristow/Haymarket/Gainesville community.

 Meghan comes to us with a strong resume of boring skills, like Government Contracting, Business Analytics and IT Sales. In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking, concerts, sporting events and outdoor activities with her family. We are so glad that Meghan chose to be a part of our team and extend our services to Western Prince William County!

Kim L.

Dog Walking specialist/Administrator 

 Since Marc's older sister was born, she too, has been surrounded by animals. Growing up in a household where her father was a K-9 police officer and her mother was the manager of a local pet store, there has never been a shortage of dog hair in her life!

 After many years serving as an office manager, Kim finally decided to incorporate her love of animals into her career and joined her brother's business. At first she handled administrative aspects, but recently decided to join our dog walking team.

 In her spare time, Kim enjoys spoiling her 2 granddaughters and her Yorkshire Terrier(named Pretty) absolutely rotten!

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri: 8:00AM -5PM

Sat: 9AM- 4PM

Sun: 10AM-3PM

Office number :(703)656-1983

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