This column is sponsored by BizLaunch, a division of Arlington Economic Development.
In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we thought we’d use this as an opportunity to highlight one of Arlington’s many women-led companies.
Founded in 2014 by Lindsey Hinton, Puppy Luv is a luxury pet company that provides dog walking, pet grooming, obedient training and pet sitting services to clients across the DMV. While Arlington is home to many pet care companies, Puppy Luv is unique because they focus on the community aspect of dog services.
Since the company’s founding, Puppy Luv has hosted over 100 dog parties, partnering with everyone from JBG Smith to Amazon. The events allow neighbors to come out and connect while their dogs play, making new friends in the process. “These events have been a contributing factor to our success,” says Hinton.
While Puppy Luv is a group effort made up of nine dedicated individuals, one team member that has been essential to the company’s growth is Jerome McCollum, who has been with the company for five years and wears many hats. Not only is McCollum the operations manager, but he also serves as the IT specialist and, for special events, moonlights as the company’s DJ.
“Jerome is dedicated and passionate about his job, and we’re so happy to have him on the team,” says Hinton.
An Arlington resident for the last 15 years, Hinton says she’s has seen the community change during that time.
“One of the best things about Arlington is that it’s close to city life with a suburban feel while still offering many outdoor spaces and parks for events and playtime,” says Hinton.
One of her favorite things to do in Arlington is to take walks near Long Bridge Park when not working. “Arlington is a wonderful place to live; it’s an even better place to work,” she says.
With the continued success of Puppy Luv Pet Services, in five years, Hinton would like to see her company’s growth measured in quality. “We are striving hard to create more volume and more awareness of our brand while continuing our sense of community,” she says.
For more information about Puppy Luv Pet Services and to book your next pet service, visit www.puppyluvme.com.
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I-395 Ramp Closure — “Beginning at 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, weather permitting, the ramp from southbound I-395 to eastbound Boundary Channel Drive (Exit 9/Clark Street) and the eastbound Boundary…
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Good Thursday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…
A look at the smallest and largest homes sold in Arlington last month, October 2023.
Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.
Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.
Initially established more than 50 years ago in South Arlington, CWP continues to be a lauded program in the Northern Virginia area. We are extremely proud to have been recognized as a Best Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine for the last 4 years.
Located now in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a part-time parents day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!
The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 77th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 24th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to 10 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garland, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to
2023 Christmas Tree Sales Begin
Saturday, December 2
Get your holiday decorating off to the right start this year! We will be selling 150 Fraser firs, freshly cut and delivered from Sparta, North Carolina.