Prance Around was originated on October 9, 2006 by Joelyne King. Joelyne, a college student at Towson University, had grown up around animals and had a passion for animals since a very young age. Searching to spend her time doing something she enjoyed, Joelyne sought for an opportunity to earn a living while in college doing something she
Prance Around was originated on October 9, 2006 by Joelyne King. Joelyne, a college student at Towson University, had grown up around animals and had a passion for animals since a very young age. Searching to spend her time doing something she enjoyed, Joelyne sought for an opportunity to earn a living while in college doing something she loved. She very recognized the great need for reliable pet care readily available to clients within the comfort of their own homes. She wanted to put her soon-to-be business degree to use. She started offering pet care services on her spare time when not studying. Her dog After a few months of focusing her time on the pet care industry, she knew this was the direction she wanted to take her career. The name Prance Around originated during a quick stroll with her dog, Freasky. Freasky always had a beautiful strut when he walked but this particular day, he was just showing off, so she turned to him and said, "Look at you Prancing Around!". That was it! ! She began advertising under her newly found business name and the rest is history! Fourteen years later, Prance Around has become a recognized pet care provider in the area that has created strong working relationships with local veterinary offices, grooming salons, dog training associations, doggie daycare centers, animal rescue organizations but most importantly, with their two and four-legged clients! Joelyne and her team pride themselves in providing pets and their owners with exceptional customer service and pet care. Always willing to customize their services tailoring to the specific needs of their clients pets and understanding that every pet is a little different and doing their very best to exceed clients expectations is how Prance Around strives to achieve success in the pet care industry today. To read more about the history behind Prance Around please visit for a one on one interview with the 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 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.
At the present moment, the Laurel Branch is no longer accepting new reservations for pet sitting for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
We are accepting clients for other services at this time dependent on staff availability.
We are diligently working to acquire new team members and we encourage you to check back at a later time.
We thank you for your understanding and we hope to take care of your pet(s) in the future.