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.
Tammy Rosen founded Fur-Get Me Not in 2000. She started the company out of her home as a part-time job. Her goal was to eventually get into dog training and this was a first step out of corporate America and into the pet industry. In 2001, Tammy left her job in Information Technology and expanded the pet sitting business to include dog walking and pet taxis. In 2003, a great location in Arlington became available, and Fur-Get Me Not’s dog daycare was opened at 4140 South Four Mile Run Drive. At this point the company had a team of 25 dog walkers and pet sitters who helped fill-in at the dog daycare until the first members of the daycare team were hired. The daycare services were later expanded to include boarding.
Tammy continued to pursue dog training. While continuing to grow Fur-Get Me Not, she apprenticed with a local trainer in Georgetown and later worked as a dog trainer for two years at PetsMart. She is a graduate of the San Francisco SPCA Dog Trainers Academy, instructed by bestselling author and dog behaviorist Jean Donaldson. Tammy later met the requirements set forth by the independent Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers and became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed. Fur-Get Me Not launched group classes in 2004 and the current Levels Program was launched in 2009. Private consultations were added in May 2010 when Fur-Get Me Not hired its first Training Director.
In 2006, Fur-Get Me expanded its dog walking and pet sitting services into Washington DC. An office to serve DC pet sitting and dog walking employees was opened in 2007. In May 2010, Fur-Get Me Not purchased its first business, the Petmac Laundromutt, now named simply the Fur-Get Me Not Dog Wash, which is a do-it-yourself dog wash with 5 fully equipped tubs. The company moved DC office operations to the new location and now has a street presence in the heart of Adams Morgan to drive the DC dog walking and pet sitting operations, as well as in-home private training.
In April 2010, Fur-Get Me Not took another huge leap when Steve Rosen joined the company as its first Vice President of Customer and Business Development. Steve had a successful 15-year career in corporate America and now joins his wife to make Fur-Get Me Not a full family affair. Tammy and Steve also share their lives with a 3.5 year old daughter and 18 month old son, as well as their 9.5 year old golden retriever Hunter. In recent months, they realized that having two separate careers while raising two very young children was becoming difficult and it was time to combine their career energy on growing Fur-Get Me Not. They are both looking forward to this exciting new chapter of the business that is yet to be written.
Today, Fur-Get Me Not employs over 100 people and has provided service to over 6,500 customers in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area, and has been recognized by local publications and by its customers for the quality of services and the friendly, professional staff that make it all happen.