Around The Hound Animal Care Services, LLC

A local, single owner service company that will give your animals the quality care that they demand.

  • Godiva
  • Amy & Hans
    Amy & Hans
  • Amy & Gunner
    Amy & Gunner
  • Brian & Scout
    Brian & Scout
  • Hans & Hank
    Hans & Hank
  • Amy's First Dog Walking Job w/Bunny
    Amy's First Dog Walking Job w/Bunny
  • Amy's First Dog Noel
    Amy's First Dog Noel
  • Amy and Cruncher
    Amy and Cruncher
  • Amy & Patches
    Amy & Patches

Amy Meinecke, Owner

Amy graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training and a Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Cardiac Rehab from Northeastern Illinois University.  She has been in the field of healthcare since she was 11 years old, starting as a Volunteen at the hospital in Petoskey, MI.  Amy has lived on a family farm since she was 6 years old and was in equine 4-H for 7 years.  Her first job was in a boarding and grooming facility where she used to get in trouble for going in the runs and sleeping with the dogs. Amy has been married to her husband Brian since 2001 and they have 2 dogs, Hans & Hank.  Amy, Brian, and Hans are also a volunteers with West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc.

Who are we?

A full service animal concierge service located in Marne which includes pet sitting and dog walking in the Grand Rapids Area.

Isn't that just a dog walking or pet sitting service?

No, Around the Hound Animal Care offers MANY different types and options to meet your specific needs which may be custom tailored to your specific needs. We also take care of most animal types not just dogs and cats.

Why in-home service vs kennel or daycare?

Around the Hound offers the same price for each service based on time not the number of animals. A kennel or daycare may charge per animal and/or per service type and requires transportation to and from the location often only during very specified hours. Our Service will allow your animal to stay in the comfort of their own home or pasture and enjoy walks in their own environment. During vacation you will not have to impose upon a family member or friend to take care of your pet during the time you are gone. This decreases that stress placed on everyone.


Professional United Pet Sitters (PUPS)   

Pet Sitters Associates (Liability Insurance Carrier)

Pet First Aid Certified - American Red Cross

West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc