Our Story

Roommates in college, Tristan Alleyne and Adam Goldberger founded Barking Trails in 2015 with the goal of walking and taking care of dogs and cats for a living. We now have over 30 walkers and sitters in DC, Maryland, Virginia that are just as happy to be able to take care of their favorite pets during their days.

Our walkers and sitters are insured and bonded and are very experienced with dogs and cats of all personalities and breeds.

During the initial consultation you will meet the owner as well as your regular dog walker, and a back up walker is provided if they are ever unable to make it, who will be happy to meet you as well.

Tristan Alleyne (co-founder)
Tristan Alleyne (co-founder)
Tristan was born in Barbados and lived there until he was 6 years old. Tristan’s family settled in Boston before moving to Silver Spring, Maryland for his high school years. He attended Salisbury University and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science, and minor in Business Management.

In addition to co-owning Barking Trails, Tristan has owned and managed his own contracting business since 2014. A long-time lover of dogs, Tristan is beyond happy to be working with pets on a daily basis. His own dog, Lenny, is a very nice and fun-loving boxer who gets along with all the dogs Tristan takes in for boardings.

Adam Goldberger (co-founder)
Adam Goldberger (co-founder)
Adam has lived in Maryland his whole life and graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Marketing.

At Salisbury, Adam was a member of the tennis team, and still continues to play, as well as teach lessons. Adam loves being around animals and is very happy to be able to pursue this passion with his career. He’s had a dog most of his life, Waldo the dachshund, and loves being able to take in client’s dogs when they go out of town.

Meet Our Team

All our dog walkers and pet sitters have many years of experience, and are insured and bonded by the Pet Sitters Associates


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