Our Story

Where to start? I grew up with a pack of Springer Spaniels, cats, guinea pigs, ferrets, a parakeet and far too many "rescued" minnows from the backyard creek and yet I knew I wanted to take my love for animals even further. I dreamed bigger. A dog hotel. A farm. More animal friends than I could ever imagine. I'm pleased to say that I'm living my dream every day and have helped thousands of pet owners live better lives with their four-legged friends because of it. 

As a former veterinary technician, I've had the opportunity to meet countless animals and the people who love them. Ten years ago I realized there was a serious lack of trustworthy and reliable pet care in the area and decided to do something about it. Combining my love of the outdoors with a dedication to service and an entrepreneurial spirit, I decided to launch what would become the best pet care company the Capital Region had ever seen. I'm very proud of our company and the way we help busy, active people share their lives with animals. I believe that dogs (and cats!) enrich our lives immeasurably, are the best listeners and teach us countless valuable lessons. I feel very lucky to have them along on this journey and am excited about the opportunity to help you do the same.

Jen Guidice, Owner

Our Mission

Hounds on the Hudson was founded in 2008 and started with a simple mission: Provide the best possible care to the dogs and cats of the Capital Region while delivering outstanding customer service to our clients. 10 years and over 100,000 walks later, we're honored to be considered the top tier of pet care in the region and continue to carry out our mission 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Year Founded


Dogs Walked