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Animal Pet Sitting

Name Phone
4-Legged Friends Pet Services 301-791-3780
Dog-Gone Walkin' 301-739-0867
Teresa Ferenz, House/Petsitter G & T Services, L.L.C.  301-797-2118
Loving Pet Nannies 240-527-1782
Pet-Agrees Professional Pet Sitters 301-790 0123
TLC-Trisha's Loving Care 240-291-7409
Treasured Pets Sitter Service 304-262-3434

Animal Training Service


4-Legged Friends Pet Services, LLC
Katie Ervin, 
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Hagerstown, MD
Phone: 301-791-3780

Dog for Humane SocietyB-More Charming School for Dogs, LLC
Lauren Bond

3531 Chestnut Ave
Baltimore , MD. 21211
Phone: 443-825-1414
Email: or

Canine Character, LLC
Kim Yocklin

1202 E Patrick St 13C
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-639-6536
Email: kim@caninecharacter.comDog for Humane Society

Cedarwater Dog Training
Suze Shaulis

Germantown / Montgomery County, MD
Phone: 240-447-7655

Dogwood Acres Canine Academy
Theresa Card, 
Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Prince George’s County

Kim Kilmer Consulting, LLC
Wicomico and Worcester Counties in Maryland & Southern, DE
Phone: 443-944-7522

Four Positive Paws, LLC
Sabine Hentrich, 
CPDT - Certified Pet Dog Trainer
Greenbelt, MD
Phone: 513-312-6596

BPWSITV: Good Manners Training for Dogs and Their People
Karol Kennedy, 
Certified Professional Dog Trainer, CPDT -KA and PMCT
Hagerstown, MD
Phone: 703 409-1926

Head-to-Tail, Inc
Loella Springmann

PO Box 364
Monrovia, MD 21770
Phone: 301-332-8712

Look What I Can Do! Dog Training
Leslie Fisher - Pat Miller, 
Certified Trainer, CGC Evaluator
Serving: Cecil County MD, Newark and Bear DE area, Havre de Grace and Bel Air MD Oxford, Nottingham, New London, West Grove and Lincoln University PA areas

Loyal Companions
Jean White

New Market, MD 21774
Phone: 301-865-1824Dog for Humane Society

Pawsitive Fit, LLC
Susan Sarubin

5822 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone: 410-925-4038

Sit Stay & Play
Jules Nye, 
965 Generals Hwy
Crownsville, MD 21032
Phone: 443-791-3647
Dog for Humane Society

Smart Dog University, LLC
Laurie Luck, 
CDPT - Certified Pet Dog Trainer
Box 1111
Mount Airy, MD 21771-1111
Phone: 240-848-3468

Train Your Best Friend, LLC
Jeni Grant

PO Box 66
Barnesville, MD 20838-0066
Phone: 301-349-2449

You Silly Dog, LLC
Alisa Mills

18 Carriage Walk Court
Parkville, MD 21234
(443) 625-9866

Walton Family Dog Training, LLC
Lt. Joel Walton, CPDT

Prince Frederick, MD


Akin Family Dog Training
Lilian A. Akin,
CPDT-KA - AABP Endorsed Dog Trainer
Phone: (412) 732-8091
Email: laakin@bellatlantic.netDog for Humane Society

BeeHaven Canine Coaching
Debbie Gary-Taskey

297 Sarver Rd
Friedens, PA 15541
Phone: 814-445-6036

Blue Ridge K-9 Training Center
2886 Waynesboro Pike
Fairfield, PA 17320
Phone: 717-794-2717

Canine Liaisons Behavior & Training Service
Jean L. Tomaselli-Dawkins,
Langhorne, PA
Phone: 215-802-6023

Cathy A. Morelli, ABCDT
Coatesville, PA - Servicing Chester County
Phone: 484-340-6383

City Zen Canine Training
Kathryn A. Bullock, CPDT

Glenmoore, PA
Phone: 484-228-4044 or 610-937-1544

Control Unleashed
Leslie McDevitt, MLA, CDBC, CPDT

Erdenheim, PA
Email: info@controlunleashed.netDog for Humane Society

Dog Jog Agnes Patkowski
Serving Pittsburgh, PA

Dream Dogs LLC
Melinda Berger, CPDT, CDBC

Newtown, Bucks County, PA area
Phone: 215-906 9229

Faithful Companion Dog Training, LLC
Bonnie Hess, BA, ABCDT

Lancaster and surrounding areas, PA
Phone: 717-569-5605

Gentle Approach Dog Training LLC
Larry Stevenson,
P.O. Box 35113
Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Give A Dog A Break
Dede Crough

Glen Moore, PA
Email: dede@giveadogabreak.comDog for Humane Society

HeRo Canine Consulting, LLC
Silke Wittig, CPDT

Orangeville, PA
Phone: 574-612-8170

Carol Stewart, CPDT

Greensburg, PA (and surrounding areas)

Joyous Dog Training
Ellen Brown

Montgomery County, PA

K-9 Training & Behavioral Therapy
Patricia (Pat) Bentz, 
Located in Center City, Philadelphia
Phone: 215-551-5254 
Fax: 215-551-5069

Brown dog for Humane Society

Let’s Speak Dog
Renee Hall,
2306 Hannah’s Lane
Bethlehem, PA18020
Phone: 610-570-8720 or 610-954-0521

Pawsitive Reactions, LLC
Debby McMullen

Dog Training/Dog Behavior/Pet Portraits
Pittsburgh, PA

Whispering Springs Dog Training L.L.C.
Peggy Gibson, 
Chester County, parts of Berks, Delaware & Montgomery Counties
Phone: 484-880-6316

Wooters Dog Training
Vicki Wooters
Malvern, PA
Phone: 610-296-1173Beagle for Humane Society

Your Mannerly Mutt, Inc.
Michelle Frumento
Secane, PA
Phone: 610-348-4267


All About Dogs
Pam Nashman
Northern VA and Prince William County 3608
Ridgeway Terrace Falls Church, VA 22044
Phone: 703-973-5457
Email: or

All About Dogs, Inc.
Colleen Pelar,
14885 Persistence Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Phone: 703 497-7878
Fax: 703 940-6510

All About Dogs, Inc.
Roz Ferber
14885 Persistence Dr.
Woodbridge, VA  22191
Phone: 703-347-3567
Email: ferbers@cox.netDog with tongue out

Companion Animal Behavior
Pamela Uncles,
Phone: 703-327-7205

Cooperative Paws Training and Behavior Consulting LLC
Veronica Sanchez
Northern Virginia, Washington DC metro area
Phone: 703-489-6452

The Enlightened Dog
Dara Lambert

P.O. Box 66
Goldvein, VA, 22720
Phone: 703-293-9388
Toll Free: 1-877-293-9388
Fax 1-866-306-3038

Great Pawsibilities
Leann Harris

Richmond, VA and surrounding areas of New Kent, Henrico, Hanover, Caroline County, ChesterfieldBlack and brown dog

GoodDog! Training
Tara McLaughlin,
Charlottesville, VA
Phone: 434-293-5836
Fax: 434-293-4276

KissAble Canine, LLC
Lisa Tudor

PO Box 40132
Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: 571-312-1940
Emails: or

Missing Link Pet Services
Terry Pride, CVA

Tidewater VA, and NE NC
Phone: 757-748-8213

Reston Dog Training, LLC
Jim Barry

P. O. Box 3333
Reston, VA 20195
Phone: 571-314-2882

Right on Cue Training and Behavior, LLC
Jenny Swiggart,
Leesburg, VA
Email: 4c372c88cbb4eaf801cf993fdb0fd3a6

Wag ‘n Train Dog Training LLC
Annette Scribner,
Western Fairfax County and Eastern Loudoun County
Phone: 703-850-8934

Wholistic Hound, LLC
Sandy Modell,
Serving Alexandria, northern Virginia, and the Washington, DC area
Phone: 571-238-9145
Email: or

Yellow Brick Dogs
Lulu Clarke

Midlothian, Chesterfield, & most of the “South Side” of Richmond
Phone: 803-317-1364

Washington, DC

Positive Dog
Vivian Leven,
DC Metro area and Springfield
Phone: 703-628-6637
Small, long haired dog

Phi Beta K-9 School for Dogs
Penelope Brown

1912 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-986-1147

West Virginia

FitHound Puppy & Dog Training
Cari Messick, CPDT

Serving Frederick MD and surrounding area and Jefferson County, WV
Phone: 301-252-0366

Peaceable Paws, LLC
Shirley Greenlief

176 Christina Lane
Martinsburg, WV. 25403
Phone: 301-582-9420

Local Veterinarians

Maryland Location Phone
Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown Funkstown, MD 301 733-7579
Boonsboro Veterinary Hospital Boonsboro, MD 301 432-7120
Brunswick Veterinary Office Brunwick, MD 301 834-8000
Canal Town Veterinary Clinic Williamsport, MD 301 223-4000
Catoctin Veterinary Clinic Thurmont, MD 301 271-0156
Cumberland Valley Veterinary Clinic Hagerstown, MD 301 739-3121
Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital Emmitsburg, MD 301 447-6237
Frederick Emergency Animal Hospital Frederick, MD 301 662-6622
Longmeadow Animal Hospital Hagerstown, MD 301 733-8400
Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital Hagerstown, MD 301 797-1800
Mid-Maryland Dairy Veterinarians Hagerstown, MD 301 791-9525
Palmer Animal Hospital Myersville, MD 301 293-2121
Park Circle Animal Hospital Hagerstown, MD 301 791-2180
Smithsburg Veterinary Clinic Smithsburg, MD 301 416-0888
Stone Marsh Mobile Vet Hagerstown, MD 301-491-7387
Wagner, Franklin S. VMD Hagerstown, MD 301 582-3833
Best Friends Animal Hospital Chambersburg, PA 717 261-0520
Chambersburg Animal Hospital Chambersburg, PA 717 264-4712
Franklin Veterinary Associates Greencastle, PA 717 597-7711
Mercersburg Veterinary Clinic Mercersburg, PA 717 382-5171
Wayne Heights Animal Hospital Waynesboro, PA 717 762-0221
Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic Waynesboro, PA 717 7665-9636
West Virginia    
Spring Mills Veterinary Hospital Martinsburg, WV 304 270-1063

Local Groomers

Name Location Phone
Bed, Bath and Biscuit 17619 Stone Valley Dr  Hagerstown, Maryland 21740 240 329-4973
Bow Wow Station & Spa LLC, 18212 Oak Ridge Dr ,Hagerstown, MD 21740 301 393-5333
Briarpatch Pet Salon 20931 Mount Aetna Rd Hagerstown, MD 21740 301 416-8198
Brocroft Kennels LTD 1294 Bradbury Avenue, Smithsburg, MD 21783 301 824-7611
Canine Cuttery 459 W. Washington St. Hagerstown, MD 21740 301 733-0012
CNS Pet Sitting LLC 12829 Rockdale Road Clear Spring, MD 21722 301 573-2825
Cumberland Valley Veterinary Clinic 17747 Virginia Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21740 301 739-3121
The Dawg Wash 1337 Pennsylvania Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21742 301 665-9090
Dog Gone Groomin Mobile Pet Grooming -- 301 739-0867
Fairview Pet Kennels 14121 Mann Ln Hagerstown, MD 21740 301 791-1418
Just For Dogs Inc. 22423 Jefferson Blvd., Smithsburg, MD 21783 301 824-3371
L & L Pawsabilities 310 Frederick St Hagerstown, MD 21740 301 766-9140
PETCO 17235 Cole Rd Hagerstown, MD 21740 301 582-5081
PetSmart 17740 Garland Groh Boulevard Hagerstown, MD 21740 301 665-2820
Pet's Vacationland 10138 Garis Shop Rd Hagerstown, MD 21740 301 797-4147
Ponderosa Snips Nails and Puppy Dog Tails 22705 Jefferson Boulevard Smithsburg, MD 21783 301 824-7204

Local Shelters

Name Location Phone
Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County PO Box 147, Charles Town, WV 25414 304 725-0589
Briggs Animal Adoption Center P.O. Box 1023, Charles Town, WV 25414-1023 304 724-6558
Antietam Humane Society 8513 Lyons Rd, Waynesboro PA 17268 717 762-9091 / Fax: 717 762-0996
Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg PA 17201 717 263-5791 / Fax: 717 263-2042

Local Kennels

Name Location Phone
Brocroft Kennels LTD Smithsburg, MD 301 824-7611
Fairview Pet Kennels Hagerstown, MD 301 791-1418
Golden Wood Kennels Chambersburg, PA 717 263-4162
Mason & Dixon Kennel Club Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 301 834-3555
Pet's Vacationland Hagerstown, MD 301 797-4147
Widow's Mite Farm Kennels Fairplay, MD 301 582-3741

Pet Burial Service

Name Location Phone
Valley Pet Cemetery and Crematory Williamsport, MD 301 582-3320
Agape Pet Services Boonsboro, MD  301 432-0431
Pet Memorial Services West Chester, PA 888 738-6365

Government Agencies

Name Location Phone
Hagerstown Police Department 50 North Burhans Boulevard, Hagerstown, MD 301 791-2371
Washington County Sheriff's Office 500 Western Maryland Parkway, Hagerstown, MD 240 313-2100
Washington County Health Department    
Maryland Department of Agriculture    
USDA/ APHIS United States Department of Agriculture    
APHIS Animal Plant Health Inspection Service    

Feed Stores

Name Location Phone
Feed Bin Inc. 18642 Lappans Rd, Boonsboro, MD 21713 301 582-0626
Gower's Feeds and Pet Supplies 15956 Spielman Rd, Williamsport, MD 21795 301 582-2818
Gower's Feed Inc. 1208 N. Mildred St., Ranson, WV 25438 304 728-7777
River City Farm and Pet Supply 5 Milestone Terrace, Williamsport, MD 21795 301 223-8988

National Animal Welfare and Industry Organizations

Kennel Clubs

Therapy Dog Information

Fighting Canine Cancer

Hagerstown Dog Park

Dog Walkers

4-Legged Friends Pet Services 301 791-3780
Dog-Gone Walkin' 301 739-0867

Pet Bereavement

  • VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine hotline (manned by volunteers) 540-231-8038

Pet Resorts

Pet Photography

Pet Rescue

Pet Retrieval Service

Pet Accessories

  • Beast Riders
  • Cosmetic Pet Products, Inc. 1-888-226-7642
  • Just For Dogs, Inc.
  • Pet-O-Bed - The Ultimate Pet Bed, 1-800-PET-O-BED
  • PetSafe GPS Locator Collars 1-800-732-2677
  • Simply Pawesome, Specialty Dog Treats 301-834-7880

Publications, Periodicals, DVD’s and Videos of Interest

Badd Newz - The Untold Story of the Michael Vick Dog Fighting Case Available at dogwise. (Key: B=Basic; I=Intermediate; A=Advanced; P=Professional)


  • Anything by Patricia McConnell (, including:
    • The Other End of the Leash - understanding canine behavior (B)
    • For the Love of a Dog - understanding canine emotions (B)
    • Play Together, Stay Together - the importance of playing with your dog (B)
    • Tales of Two Species - great essays on dog-human relationships (B)
    • and her 3 behavior booklets: Feisty Fido, (reactive dogs) The Cautious Canine, (fearful dogs) Way to Go (housetraining) All (B)
  • Karen Pryor's ( Reaching the Animal Mind - (I) general information on animal behavior and training
  • Karen Pryor's Clicker Training for Cats - (B) cat training
  • Alexandra Kurland's Clicker Training for Your Horse - (B) horse training
  • Nicole Wilde's Help For Your Fearful Dog - fearful dogs (I)
  • Victoria Schade's Bonding With Your Dog - creating strong dog-human relationships (B)
  • Colleen Pelar's ( Living With Kids and Dogs Without Losing Your Mind - dogs and kids (B)
  • Jean Donaldson's 3 books: The Culture Clash, (I) (dog behavior) Mine! (A)(resource guarding) and Oh, Behave! (I)(problem behaviors)
  • Melissa Anderson's Click for Joy (I) (clicker training)
  • Steve Lindsay's 3 books: Applied Dog Behavior and Training, Volumes I, II and III - All (P)
  • Jon Burch and Mary Bailey: How Dogs Learn (A) (scientific principles of dog behavior and learning)
  • Edited by Elaine Sichel: Circles of Compassion (B) (essays on animal protection and sheltering)
  • Edited by Nancy Kerns ( (B) The Whole Dog Journal Handbook of Dog and Puppy Care and Training
  • Puppy Primer (B - puppy info)
  • Dogs Being Dogs (B - digging, barking and chewing)
  • Reality Bites (B- dog aggression)
  • t's Okay to Cry (B - Pet Loss and Grief)


  • The Whole Dog Journal: (B)
  • Bark Magazine: (B)
  • Your Dog: (B)


  • New Puppy, Now What - Victoria Schade (B) (puppy training)
  • Basic Good Manners - Pat Miller (B) (7-week dog and puppy training course)
  • The Language of Dogs - Sarah Kalnajs (I) (understanding canine body language)

Current Links

  • For information on Feral Cats, click here
  • To find out ways to become a better parent to your Pit Bull, then click here
  • Click here to see expert advice on finding your lost pet
  • This website is an excellent source for pet behavior changes.
  • Click here for excellent sources on training your dog!