Our Story

Freasky (The Rat Terrier)


Prance Around was founded by Joelyne King in 2006. The name Prance Around originated when the owner was walking her rat terrier and noticed his gait. She turned to him and said, "Look at you prancing around!". Joelyne began offering pet care services on her own while in college and quickly realized that working in the pet care industry was what she wanted to do. The rest is history! Twelve years later, Prance Around has become a recognized pet care provider offering clients with top notch pet care. We offer a variety of pet care services including  dog walking, pet sitting, yard waste removal, house sitting, pet taxi, pet medication administering and more!

At Prance Around, we pride ourselves in providing pets and their owners with exceptional care and service. Providing good service means our clients can be worry-free when their pets are in our care whether it be while they are at work and we are walking their dog or while they are enjoy their time away from home while we are taking care of their pet. We are always willing to customize our services to tailor to your pets specific needs. We understand that every pet is different and we will do our best to accommodate you and your pet. Keeping you and your pets happy is our primary goal! 

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Meet The Owners

Joelyne King, Founder/ Owner


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  and a turtle. 

Justin King, Owner


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.