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Walking the dog

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many new business ventures and creative ways to work. Austin Weisman and Karen Stoller of Birmingham recall they were taking their dogs for lots of walks during the pandemic, as were lots of their neighbors, and as people are going back to work and school, they realized someone would need to walk those dogs who had gotten used to frequent walks. Voila! Motown Dog Walking ( was born. Weisman does most of the daily walks for pups in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield and Franklin, as Stoller is also a preschool teacher, offering half hour, 45-minute and an elite option of walks, which is called the Paw-r Hour, which includes a 20-minute play time following the walk. They can also come by and do a ‘play and potty’ for puppies and elderly dogs. “Our clients also get a picture collage,” Weisman said. “Our animals are our family, and everyone likes to see pictures of other dogs, and it builds rapport with their dogs and families. We treat everyone’s dogs as our own.”


Business Matters for the Birmingham - Bloomfield area are reported by Lisa Brody. Send items for consideration to Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.


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