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Proud Owners

Amy Stevens


I grew up in Potomac, MD and graduated from Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville. I graduated with a B.A. from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). During my long career in Information Technology, I worked in various roles including software development, quality assurance, IT and project management, customer service, training, and technical writing. 

I have always been around dogs, and after meeting Noelle became the proud parent of a variety of dogs, cats, ferrets, and even a bunny. Together we operate a small zoo which now consists only of dogs and cats. We also raised two fine children, Katie and Kyle (twins), who are adored by all of our furry companions.

In 2015, Noelle and I purchased A Walk in the Park from the two founders, Rachel Newman and Jolie Brown. I retired from IT to run the new business full-time. I have never regretted this decision and enjoy my job and all of the challenges it brings. I love to tell people that I have the greatest job because I get to talk about pets all day. You can't beat that if you're a pet lover!

Noelle Donati


I am one of the owners of A Walk in the Park. I have always loved animals and have had animals my whole life. Growing up in Baltimore, I remember my mother used to take in all the strays. When one of our pets would go to Rainbow Bridge another would appear on our porch. Over the years I have had dogs, cats, bunnies, ferrets, fish, and a pet mouse.

I have a degree in International Business and was a Technical Writer / Process Analyst for over 25 years. My wife Amy and I had been searching for years to find a business that we are passionate about. We were lucky enough to find A Walk in the Park. Now I can finally say that I love my job. I can't believe it took so long to figure this out.


We have 7 pets (3 cats, 4 dogs). All are rescues with various issues. We also have twins, Katie and Kyle, and they too share our love for animals.

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