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Tail Wags Pet Care is owned and operated by Mary Markakis and Kate Hall.  Owned and operated in Kingstowne, Tail Wags primarily provides dog walking and pet sitting services to our Kingstowne/Alexandria neighbors!  A small, intimate business run exclusively by pet lovers, Tail Wags guarantees safe and dependable services built to fit your needs.  Tail Wags would love the opportunity to walk your dog, visit your cat, or pet sit the canine or feline member of your family while you're away!  Your dog will be happier than ever to go for his/her afternoon stroll, have a slumber party, or have their own pet pal while you're away!  We work our hardest to get as many tail wags as possible.  Please contact us for additional information or questions.  Call us today and let your dog's tail wag on! 


Co-Owner  & Pet Care Specialist:  Kate Hall, Ph.D.

Kate has two pups, a cat, and a horse.  Having grown up riding horses, Kate dedicated 12 years of her life working with former race horses and various therapeutic riding programs in Massachusetts and New York.  These riding programs, which help physically and mentally challenged youths develop remarkable and priceless bonds with equally remarkable horses, provided Kate with an immeasurably incredible experience.  Kate has also been involved with pet rescue organizations in Massachusetts, New York and Virginia. She earned her PhD in Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University. 
Email Kate directly at [email protected]
Co-Owner & Pet Care Specialist:  Mary Markakis, M.A.
Mary currently has one kitty, Bailey Hallmark.  Mary and her first pet, Sparky, shared an immediate bond; his untimely passing motivated Mary to become involved in various care/shelter organizations whose mission it was to protect and/or save animals from unsafe environments.  Mary has since been involved, in some way or another, with pet rescue organizations across the country, fostering, transporting, and volunteering to provide daily care and/or find homes for various animals in Pennsylvania, New York, Arkansas and Virginia.   In Mary's spare time, she is working on her MFA at George Mason University. 
Email Mary directly at [email protected]
Daily Dog Walking/Pet Sitting Specialist: Gail Randell
Gail has been with Tail Wags for almost four years! She is the mother of three furry kids: Henry, Daphne, and Sassy! Formerly a client, we met Gail through pet sitting her love bugs. Gail also runs her own small business, Gail Friday, where she offers an array of personal concierge services.  
Daily Dog Walking/Pet Sitting Specialist:  Gina Avilla 
Gina is a proud military wife and mother of two human children and one fur baby.  She has been an animal lover all her life but recently dedicated years of service to pet rescue and shelters in New Mexico. She has extensive experience in rehabilitation, fostering, medical needs and networking to transfer or transport and animal in need.  Sally, her fur baby, is a Shepard mix rescue that became a foster failure.  
A couple of our pet lovin' friends..

Dog Collars and Leashes:  Natalie Fortunato:   

Natalie is a former Tail Wags employee! Check out her site,  https://www.etsy.com/shop/nattiefaye  Her online etsy store specializes in custom pet collars/leashes, custom baby clothes, customized household items and much much more.  Of course, she takes extra care in making sure each creation is unique, made meticulously and is sure to impress!  Visit Natalie's store today and find something for yourself, a friend, or a furry loved one!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/nattiefaye

Pet Portrait Artist: Missi Carroll 
Missi creates custom artwork of your pet! She has an incredible talent for catching your pet's unique personality through her drawings.  You can check out her website at http://www.missicarroll.com/ or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/missicarrollART/timeline.

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