Patrick’s Pet Care is meeting & overcoming all the challenges typical to companies operating in the $3.1B pet care industry. The company got its start when Patrick, a Georgetown graduate with a very boring job, took time off to figure out his next career move. He started a dog walking gig as a side hustle. Before he knew it, business was booming and he hired his trusted friend (a lawyer!), to take over his popular dog walking route while he focused on expansion. His company is now a full-service pet care operation, with a myriad of services including boarding, grooming, and . . . shepherding jet-setting cats & dogs who arrive at DC airports ahead of their pack.