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Based in Portland, Oregon, Hounding Around is a pet-sitting service that can take care of your four-legged friend while you celebrate your wedding or special event. For many years, this doggy day camp has taken great pride in keeping your pet's tail wagging as well as giving back to animal rescue organizations. Their team of certified trainers is well-experienced and holds a deep understanding of the needs of different dogs. Whether your furry friend is a young pup or an old soul, they are skilled in looking after various breeds and sizes.

Services Offered

When working with Hounding Around, you will have an opportunity to discuss with the trainers your desires. Together, you will work on a plan that fits your wedding day's schedule and requirements. During the festivities, these professionals will keep your pet entertained and feeling loved, so you can focus on your guests. Your pet will enjoy going on refreshing walks, playing with other friendly doggos, and being well-fed and hydrated. To learn more about this business and how they can help you, please get in touch with the team.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Olivia K. Sent on 12/01/2023
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Best Wedding Pet Handler/Dog Lover Ever!!!

My husband and I needed our dog at our wedding but had no one to help us with him during our weekend. We reached out to Avery and she immediately called us excited to help us out. Before the wedding, she reached out to my planner to coordinate times so I wouldn’t have to worry about anything. Avery took Ziggy on walks, hikes into the mountains and swimming in the river. She spent their time together training and playing while we were celebrating with our family and friends. I let Avery know when I needed Ziggy and she was there right on time. He came to the wedding for photos, to sign our marriage certificate and then she took him back to the house. Avery helped us with Ziggy for 3 days and he came back better trained and exhausted from all their fun! She was professional, kind, and flexible to our needs. We appreciate her so much. I’d recommend her to everyone.
Kaleigh Sent on 12/24/2023
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Dream Engagement Shoot

Working with Avery for our engagement photo shoot was hands down the best decision we could’ve made. Avery’s ability to work with dogs is unmatched - we have not ever seen our dog so responsive to anyone other than us. She worked in tandem with our photographer to ensure we got the photos of our dreams. Thank you so much, Hounding Around. Can’t wait to hire you for our wedding!
Vivian M. Sent on 12/05/2023
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Making my wedding day dreams come true

I hired Hounding Around for my elopement. I have two dogs, ages 3 and 10, and I wanted them to be apart of our wedding day. It was important to my husband and I to keep our elopement small and intimate, and by hiring Avery this was achieved. Avery was able to provide guidance for my dogs despite the weather being less than ideal. In typical PNW fashion it rained the entire time. She was patient and worked with both of my dogs to ensure they were as comfortable as possible in what could’ve been an overwhelming experience. Thank you, Avery, for making it possible for my dogs to be apart of our special day.
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Hi All! Congratulations on your upcoming big day!

I'm Avery - the owner and founder of Hounding Around. What started as an off-leash adventure business has evolved to include training and wedding services.

Getting pup's to pose for photos is one of my strengths, and it has blown photographers away while working together at shoots. I love spending time with dogs, providing enrichment and exercise, getting them ready to be the best member of your wedding party.

My partner and I have a 19yo corgi-chihuahua and a 3yo lab-plott hound. We regularly foster pups and dream of opening a ranch where we can foster and train pups that aren't thriving in shelter settings.


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