"Dog Walking" in Falls Church

"Pet Sitting" in Falls Church

Copyright 2016 Untangled Leashes

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“Do not go where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
And when you go, take a dog with you!

I’m Melissa Nino, Owner of Untangled Leashes.
Thank you for visiting my website.

In January 2016 I found myself at a crossroads where I had a decision to make: to continue pursuing the corporate career I had spent over 20-years building or to pursue my dream of caring for animals.
I made the choice to chase my dream, and here I am today.

Throughout my life I have cared for animals in many capacities: caring for my own pets, picking up loose animals to provide them with a warm bath and a "hot meal" until finding their owners or a new home, pet sitting and dog training for my friends and family, as a volunteer trainer and caregiver for the "large" and "difficult to place" dogs at the SPCA, and as a volunteer at a Wildlife Rescue Center where I cared for the creatures that make many people squirm, but serve their purpose: opossum, raccoons, squirrels, all varieties of birds such as red tail hawks and barn owls, and even a coyote.

Today I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to turn my lifetime of pet care from a hobby into a career. Here’s to the great unknown in 2016.

If you’d like to join me as a customer or as an animal caregiver,
please  contact me.