Prance Around White

Pet Care Hours: 8 am - 8 pm daily / Office Hours: 8 am - 6 pm daily Email: Laurel Branch: 240-515-4985 (Main Office) Germantown Branch: 301-337-5884

Meet Our Laurel Team of Pet Care Professionals!


Joelyne King (Sitter ID: 1124)
Founder/ Owner
Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter
Joelyne was a natural born animal lover. She knew early on in life that she wanted a career working with animals. She graduated from Towson University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. She has a Masters Certificate from Humane Society University in Animal Studies with a focus on the relationship between the Human and Animal Bond. For seven years, Joelyne worked as the Membership and Donor Relations Manager at The Humane Society of the United States, the nations largest animal welfare organization dedicated to enforcing laws to protect animals from cruelty and neglet. During her time at HSUS, she went on several animal rescue missions and helped seize animals fom inhumane conditions. Joelyne volunteers for Laurel Cats, Inc. a non-profit organization in Laurel, MD dedicated to reducing the overpopulation of feral cats through humane and effective TNR efforts. She owns one dog, four cats, an aquatic turtle and a bearded dragon. Joelyne is also certified by The American Red Cross as a Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor.

Justin King (Sitter ID: 1105)
Owner/ Manager
Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter
Justin was born and raised on a farm and has been around animals his entire life. His experience comes from caring for four horses, a pony, a goat, cats, dogs and reptiles since an early age. Justin graduated from Lincoln College of Technology in Columbia, MD with a technical degree in Automative Technology. Shortly after graduating, Justin realized that his true passion was in pet care industry. He has since helped to grow Prance Around with his wife and is a full time pet care professional. In addition to dog walking and pet sitting, Justin manages the daily office operations. Justin is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross.

Cherie S. (Sitter ID: 0392)
Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter
Cherie has worked with and around animals all her entire life. Her family fostered animals for various animal shelters during her youth. She spent four years volunteering at Watkins Nature Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. She also volunteers part-time at the Smithsonian in the O. Orkin Insect Zoo. She is comfortable with every kind of animal under the sun, including reptiles, insects, and livestock, and she currently owns two cats, a rat, several tanks of fish, and a terrarium of Madagascar hissing cockroaches! Cherie is a certified Veterinary Assistant with a passion for animals, and promises to take great care of her clients pet. She looks forward to providing your pet with the love and attention they deserve.


Regan M. (Sitter ID: 0507)
Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter
Regan is an avid pet lover. He currently has two canine companions, Boba (pictured above) and Archer. He grew up around animals his entire life. He volunteers with a local pit bull rescue called Pitties and Purrs and always has their fosters in his home. He lives in the Russett neighborhood with his wife and their two fur babies. Regan spent most of his career in the office environment and has since decided to do what he loves most - spending time with animals. He is a big TV and movie buff. Oh yes and he is a HUGE Redskins fan. He looks forward to providing the best service for you pets.

Sharon M. (Sitter ID: 0908)
Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter
Sharon is retired from the corporate world and enjoying life as a pet care professional. She volunteers her free time with Laurel Cats, Inc. She is a dedicated feral colony caretaker to over fourteen community cats, some of which are strays that have been abdandoned by their prior owners, but most of them are ferals. She is the proud mother to a few felines of her own that reside with her. She loves cats but equally loves dogs just as much and enjoys spending her day dog walking and cat sitting. She enjoys that she is able to be outside getting exercise while doing something she enjoys and has a passion for.

Rachel Z. (Sitter ID: 0812)
Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter
Rachel has been in love with animals since she received her first puppy at the young age of just five years old. As the years passed Rachel’s love for animals only grew stronger. Currently Rachel is the mommy to two cats, a dog and two fancy rats. She adores her rats and says she is always amazed at how much intelligence her rats display. By the time she graduated high school she knew that she wanted a career caring for any and all animals. Rachel’s first experience working hands on with animals, aside from caring for her own, was just a few years ago when, she was hired as a bather at the Petsmart Grooming Salon in Columbia, MD. There, she learned much about animal behavior and developed a better understanding on how to care for dogs. Rachel aspires to be the best caretaker she can be and is extremely excited to work with you and your pets!


Paticia P. a.k.a. "Cat"(Sitter ID:0403)
Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter
Cat is a mommy to three amazing human children, a big puppy Rottweiler, four kitties and one guinea pig. She has an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice. She also attended Anne Arundel Community College for Law and Jurisprudence. However, her extensive working experience has been in non-profit for The Living Legacy Foundation for almost 18 years as a Donor Services Coordinator. She enjoyed and gained valuable knowledge from the services they provided to improve the lives of many. She has been drawn to pet sitting because she has always deeply cared for all animals too! She has had so many pets since she was very young, hamsters, parakeets, bearded Dragon, turtles, rabbit, mostly cats always and she did have a best friend Rottweiler for twelve years and he sadly passed away January of 2017. She has a special place in her heart for animals and has plenty of room in her heart to love and care for yours!

Shawndre G. (Sitter ID:0217)
Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter
Shawndre is a mom to a beautiful twelve year old Yorkie named Aaliyah. Shawndre also has a beautiful daughter, Paige and a handsome son, Brian. She is from Massachusetts and now resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with her partner Lisa. Shawndre spent most of her career in the Human Service field and spent several years teaching. Shawndre has always loved working with and being around animals and decided to take her love for animals and turn that into the opportunity to fulfill her dreams of being around them permanently. She is excited to be on the Prance Around team and looks forward to caring for your animals with love and passion.

Shawn F. (Sitter ID: 0603)
Dog Walker/ Pet Sitter
Shawn is a huge animal lover. He had two dogs and a cat growing up. He enjoys being around animals and has served as a pet sitter for several friends and family members over the years. Shawn has an Associate’s Degree in Secondary Education, as well as educational experience in Elementary Education and Theatre. He is heavily involved in local theatre, as well as television and in the film industry. When he is not pet sitting you can sometimes find him acting at the Laurel Mill Playhouse off Main Street! He is excited to be able work with the furry friends that Prance Around cares for!

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