Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality pet care services by treating our clients’ pets as if they were our own. Fur-Get Me Not strives to be professional, intimate, and trustworthy. Our most valuable assets are our reputation and our brand. Both are built by our employees through each interaction we have with our customers. We pride ourselves on our ability to develop and maintain long-lasting relationships with our clients and our employees. We believe in open, honest communication, and setting policies and procedures that ensure a high level of quality, fairness to employees and customers, are scalable, are simple and straightforward, and are easily understood.

History

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Tammy began working with dogs in 1999, apprenticing for a local dog trainer who was a wonderful mentor and helped Tammy begin her dog training career on the positive dog training path right from the start. In 2000, Fur-Get Me Not was formed as a small pet sitting business that she operated part-time out of her home. In 2001, Tammy left her job as a Software Engineer for Sprint to expand her pet sitting business full-time with the introduction of dog walking and pet taxi services. Within just a few short months, she hired her first employees and by 2003, she secured a great location in Shirlington where she expanded the business further, opening Fur-Get Me Not’s dog daycare. By 2006, Fur-Get Me Not expanded its dog walking and pet sitting services to serve the Washington DC community.

With the continued growth of the company, Tammy continued pursuing dog training as a profession. She was a trainer at PetsMart for 2 years, a graduate of the San Francisco SPCA Dog Trainers Academy, and later became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge & Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA), currently the only independent certification program for the dog trainer profession that is not affiliiated with a school. In 2009, Fur-Get Me Not launched it's popular Levels Program.

In April 2010, Fur-Get Me Not took another huge leap when Tammy's husband, Steve Rosen, joined the company as Vice President of Customer and Business Development.  Steve had a very successful 15-year career in corporate America where his experiences ranged from leading teams gathering requirements and designing software systems to analyzing what drives customer satisfaction and designing business processes to meet those goals. After the birth of their second child and the continued growth of the company, it seemed like a natural progression for Steve to leave his career and join Tammy full-time to develop their family business. Tammy and Steve realized that having two separate careers while raising two very young children was becoming difficult to manage, and it was time to combine their career energy on growing Fur-Get Me Not.

Since joining the company, Fur-Get Me Not added 2 locations opening a dog training facility in Shirlington just next door to the dog daycare, and a DIY dog wash in Adams Morgan. Today, Fur-Get Me Not employs over 130 people, providing regular service to over 5,500 customers throughout the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area. Fur-Get Me Not has been recognized by numerous publications, organizations, and its very own customers for the high quality of services and the friendly, professional staff that make it all happen.