Press Club

Small Business Focus: Puppy Luv Pet Services

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

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