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Children and dogs

About Us

Running with K9s Pet Services offers a full selection of services for cats and dogs. Services include dog training, dog walking, trail adventures, boarding for puppies, and drop in visits for cats and dogs. We offer both regular scheduled weekday visits while you work, and occasional visits while you are out of town and have to leave your pets behind.

The safety and well-being of your pets and home is our top priority. All our staff members have gone through background checks, have received training in pet CPR, and are able to administer medications and subcutaneous fluids to both cats and dogs. We always keep your pet's specific needs in mind when providing care for them. We consider every pet in our care family and we treat them as such.  

We are members of NAPPS, APDT, IAABC, and licensed, insured and bonded.

Canine enrichment

Our Story

In loving memory of Sherman, the fluffy Pitbull

Fluffy Pitbull

The beginnings of Running with K9s Pet Services took root in late 2021, when Anneli, the owner, became heavily involved with volunteering as a dog walker at a local animal shelter. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with dogs of different sizes and temperaments, but, with a full time day job and other commitments in her life, she did not have nearly as much time as she wished to commit to volunteering. That sparked the idea in her of starting her own pet services business. In 2022, Anneli came up with the name and logo for her dream business. Why Running with K9s? Anneli has two Huskies, whom she frequently takes for long trail runs in Patapsco State Park, and she wanted to incorporate that part of her life both in the name of the business and as a part of the services she offers. 

For a while, it was just an idea and a dream; however, when Anneli's beloved rescue dog, Sherman, passed away due to bacterial encephalitis at only a year old, Anneli decided to make her dream of starting a pet services business a reality. After her tragic loss, Anneli knew that it was time for her to do what she loved the most - care for animals - full time. Anneli had gotten to know A'ndrea and Will at a local dog daycare where the two had been caring for Sherman and shared the grief of loss of her beautiful boy with her. She approached them with the idea of a partnership for the business and they were excited to join the venture. 

Meet The Team

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Anneli Freeman, Fear Free Certified

Owner, Dog walker, Pet sitter, Dog trainer

I am a NAPPS (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters) and Fear Free certified pet professional. I have been the guardian for many pets of my own, ranging from cats and dogs to hamsters, turtles, and parakeets since childhood. I have experience caring for all ages of felines and canines from young puppies and kittens, to senior cats and dogs with medical issues. I currently have three large dogs and two cats of my own, and I foster dogs for several local rescue groups. 

I had been walking dogs professionally on weekends for nearly a year through Rover before I started my own business in 2023.
I have acquired a wealth of knowledge about canine behavior and fear free/rewards-based training methods by reading books, participating in online training courses, assisting Certified Dog Behavior Consultants with group classes and private sessions. I am also the Training Team Lead for a local dog rescue's behavioral training team working alongside with certified behavior consultants with shelter dogs and providing training and behavior modification help for dogs in foster care and newly adopted dogs. 

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A'ndrea Burdette

Dog walker and Pet sitter

I have grown up with having dogs in the family my whole life and I have always been the one to care for their needs, including going on routine walks and accompanying them to medical visits. I have experience of, and feel comfortable with handling dogs of all sizes. I enjoy spending time with both feline and canine furry friends, and there isn’t a dog breed I wouldn’t work with - I love them all.

I started my pet sitting career helping out neighbors and friends while they were either out of town or working during the day, and have now turned that into my career.

I’ll gladly give your furry friend some love and will respect any requests the owner has, and instructions they may leave, including sending updated photos to assure the owner that their furry pal is safe and that they are in the right hands with thorough care and lots of love. 

Three dogs on a hike

William Hurd

Dog walker and Pet sitter

I have always had an immense love for working with animals, especially dogs and cats. I grew up around many different kinds of dogs. My family always had dogs from small to large breeds. I thoroughly enjoy spending time with dogs, whether it be taking them out for a walk or playing with them in their home. I love working with dogs who need a little extra help polishing up their leash walking skills and I am more than happy to assist with that whenever necessary. 

In addition to having had dogs of my own, I also have experience of fostering rescue dogs with my family.

Certifications and Memberships

APDT  Member
Fear Free Certified
NAPPS Certified
IAABC
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