About

How the Club Started

The NH Dog Walking Club is a community outreach program of It Takes a Village Pet Care, a professional dog walking company, located in Barrington, NH.

The idea for a dog walking club came from an employee at her 30-day review who expressed interest in getting together with co-workers for walks with their own dogs. The idea developed from there and grew into the NH Dog Walking Club which officially launched in December 2018. At its first test event, a few hardy dogs and their people, braved the elements to climb Blue Job in Strafford.

From that day, the Club has grown and pivoted to offer fun and unique events throughout most of New Hampshire. By the end of 2022, our goal is to offer organized events in all regions.

Our Network

The Club is fortunate to have an expansive network of Corporate Partners, Expert Members, and Charitable Partners who support our mission and vision. 

Corporate Partners

We are grateful to our Corporate Partners for their ongoing support. These supporters include Friendly Pets Pet Stores, Pet Supplies Plus in Somersworth, Mary’s Dogs, and the Mall at Fox Run.

Learn about our Corporate Partner’s Program.

Expert Members

Our Expert Members support the educational programming we offer as well as provide amazing giveaways and prizes each month to our community.

The Club is fortunate to partner with Canine Strong, Barrington Barks & Behavior, Miss Behavior Training, Sit.Stay.Smile Pet Photography, Dr. Lisa Boyer, Red Pointy Dog Training, Jody Crotty Soul Level Animal Communicator & Intuitive, You and Your Dog Training & Services, Kimberly Sarah Photography, No Monkey Business Dog Training, Sandra McCarthy Photography, Good Paws Bakery, K9 Kaos, and Inspire K9s Training Center.

Learn more about our Expert Member’s Program.

Over 2,000 passionate and engaged dog lovers

Join our Community on Facebook

Discuss pet care topics that are important to you in an inviting and welcoming community group on Facebook. Get answers to your important questions from our expert members, including veterinarians, dog trainers, pet store owners, canine fitness experts, pet photographers, animal, communicators, and more!

Our community group is hosted by Traci Bisson, owner/founder of the NH Dog Walking Club and It Takes a Village Pet Care located in Barrington, NH.

Our Team

Traci Bisson

Owner/Founder/Event Guide

As a child, Traci spent most of her time outside. From morning until night, she would play in the woods with friends, build forts, look for animals, and enjoy getting dirty.

Ray Bisson

Event Guide

Ray has a strong love of the outdoors and a keen interest in history. He enjoys camping, biking, skiing and boating with his family, and is an avid photographer.

Kayleigh Hynek

Event Guide in Training

Kayleigh has always had an undeniable love of animals. She enjoys spending time in nature with a wagging tail and sniffing nose, which always makes the hike better.

Luke Zuchowski

Event Guide in Training

Luke has a strong passion for environmental sustainability and loves to spend time outside in nature. He recently rescued his first dog, Forrest, who is his hiking companion.

Dakota

Event Guide Asst.

Dakota is a Collie/Brittany Spaniel mix who has learned new socialization and pack skills by participating in walks. She enjoys sharing all the good smells with other dogs.

Ms. Gilly

Event Guide Asst.

Ms. Gilly is a Cattle Dog/Shepherd mix who enjoys meeting new dogs on the trail. She also likes to “moderate” interactions between other dogs if she feels they are not getting along.

Charitable Partner's Program

Annually, we support three New Hampshire pet non-profits by raising funds and creating awareness for their organizations. This program started in 2020 and has helped raise thousands of dollars for our Charitable Partners as well as provided additional exposure to our community of dog lovers. Learn more about our Charitable Partner’s Program.

2021 Charitable Partners

This year, our community is supporting Mary’s Dogs in Northwood, Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester, and Hero Pups in Stratham. 

Fundraising Goal for 2021

Our goal for this year is to exceed $3,200 in donations to our Charitable Partner’s Program.

Testimonials

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What programs and events would you like to see in 2021?

We are always thinking and looking ahead as we plan more exciting events for dogs and their people. If you are a member of our community, we invite you to take our 2021 survey and offer your feedback on outings you have attended as well as topic ideas you would like to see offered in the future. 

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