Hounds on the Hudson

By Patrick Dodson and Patrick Donges

AOA took a brisk walk around the block recently with Jen Pursley and Michael Guidice, the owners of local dog walking service Hounds on the Hudson.


I could think of far worse ways to earn a living than walking cute dogs.... I'm always impressed by entrepeneurs.

these guys are great! They take care of my dog as if it were their own.

Wow. Beautifully crafted video. Rich sound. Excellent photographs!

Remember when you mentioned the possibility of podcasting and there was a really grumpy comment about the idea?


Wonder what that guy thinks about this great piece you just created for us.

Note: If this multi-media file had an RSS feed attached specifically to it...it would be a "podcast."

More please!

Are they hiring more dog walkers?

Love those guys!! Congrats on the new bundle, guys! Max & Gracie miss you, Mike. They want to see you soon. ;)

Love this! Photos, sound, story...everything.

A friend of mine recently started working for a dog walking company and LOVES it, too. The more I hear about it, the more it sounds like dog walking might just be the perfect profession.

Great job on this, guys! The pictures are fabulous and the story's wonderful. I hope there's many more of these to come.

By the way, do you have a fun nickname yet? Say, like the Pat-terns?

For people who would like to walk some dogs, but not get into it as a paying gig, check with the Humane Society in Menands. They have a volunteer program for walking the pooches awaiting adoption there. The staff doesn't have time to do much more than give them a quick bathroom walk so volunteers can really give the dogs the exercise and affection they need being cooped up in a cage.

Congratulations on wee Thatcher, guys--he's gorgeous!

Jen and Mike have been walking my Cooper for eons now, and I think they're fantastic--reasonable, so friendly, great to my pooch, and always able to accomodate my "crap, I just made plans and need someone to walk Coop at the 11th hour" requests. In short, they're awesome. And this is a fabulous video!

Great stuff. We at At Your Service have been getting out of the pet business because (1) it's hard, and (2) there are so many wonderful people out there like Hounds on the Hudson who really enjoy it! Glad to know you are out there when I get calls - I can send them their way.

This is a great piece. As for the comments, why would one go work for someone else's dog walking company? Why wouldn't you just do it for yourself? Seems like the worlds easiest business to start up.

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