Viviana & I met in New Jersey, fell in love from the beginning, and chose to start a life here in Miami. Two different people from two separate worlds somehow found one another at just the right moment. We love being together so we're doing something together that we love.


Neither one of us loves the cold so we moved to Miami in April 2019 and opened Joe's Dog Walking and More!  From the beginning, our dedication and love for what we do has gained the love, trust and support of our clients.  During our time here, we have all had to endure hardships, adapt to a lifestyle that is unlike anything we have experienced before, stay resilient, and try to stay positive. 


Thankfully, our pets have a way of putting a smile on our face.  As we have evolved, so has our business, so in the spirit of a new year, Joe's Dog walking has a new name...The Bark Stop - where everyone goes for puppy & dog training, pet sitting, dog walking, and daycare.  Our name has changed, but the way we love your pets and our dedication to customer service has only improved.  





owner | dog traineranimal lover  

I was born in New York and grew up in NJ.  My parents loved us and instilled values that have helped me become the man I am today. We had a little dog and that’s where my love for animals began. 

So one day I decided to go to the local Animal Shelter to find the perfect dog, but before I could make it to my destination, the perfect dog found me!  That moment changed both our lives forever and we developed a connection unlike any other.


I knew my dog was smart and that training her properly was important. I discovered naturally that the more I rewarded her, the faster she learned. I researched and discovered that using positive reinforcement was the most effective way of teaching.  This earned her trust and created a deeper bond between us. I enjoyed this experience so much that I adopted a second dog.  It was then that I realized I was destined to care for animals.

So I left the corporate world behind me, moved to Miami with Viviana, and we opened The Bark Stop.  Our clients love our passion and appreciate the services we provide, while their pets can feel the love we put into every step we take.


I'm finally doing what I was meant to do and I've never been happier.  Best of all, I'm living a life that I love with the love of my life. 


vp | media manager | animal lover   

I'm from Colombia...where the weather's always warm, the people are all smiling, and we genuinely care about each other.  We have a passion for life and we love with all our heart. 

When Joe asked me to move to Miami to start a pet care business, I had no idea what to expect.  I loved him and sunshine and I knew that together, we could accomplish anything.  I took a leap of faith, headed to Miami and we opened The Bark Stop. 

Of course I was nervous but after we booked our first client, I knew we had made the right decision.  We have overcome some unexpected challenges and have discovered strengths that I never new existed. 

I really enjoy working with people and love every moment I spend  with their pets.  I started capturing those moments on camera and discovered a true talent for Photography.  Our clients love the photos I share and now I'm the Social Media Manager for our company.

I never imagined the life that I'm living, and now I couldn't imagine living any other life.

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bark buddy | dog walker | cinematographer

From the time I was a child growing up in Ecuador to my life here in Miami, I have always been around animals.  My genuine appreciation and love for them lead to my career as a professional Animal Care Specialist at South Beach Animal Hospital. During my 4 years there I gained experience working with cats and all types of dogs, from Labradors & Goldens to Boxers & Bulldogs.  I consider myself blessed to know what it feels like to have the unconditional love of an animal.  


My relationships have all been unique and special , and based on a mutual respect for one another.  That’s what it’s like between me and my two chihuahuas Geoffrey & Nani and my Frenchie Cleo.  They touch my heart & feed my soul and in return, I give them everything they need to grow up safe, happy & healthy. 


When I’m not playing with pups, I’m playing on the drums, making music, or following my passion for cinematography.  

You might catch me filming a unique moment in life or my dogs just being silly. 

I would love the opportunity to provide your pets with the same kind of love, care and attention.  


dog walker | pet sitter | animal lover   

Hi, I’m Marisol and I have loved animals ever since I was a child, growing up in Ecuador on my grandparent's Hacienda. I spent my days caring for our Andalusian horses, accompanied by my faithful German Shepard Ralph & my beautiful Pointer Lola.  

I have over 40 years of experience caring for animals and truly love and value the relationships I build with my clients. 

If you need pet sitting, dog walking or kitty care, I am here to help.


I am responsible, maintain a very clean home, and always put your pet's needs first.  I offer 24/7 supervision, daily updates with pictures and videos and a heart full of love.  It would be my pleasure to care for your furry family like they were my own.  



dog walker | pet sitter | musician   

Hi, I’m Luis.  I was born in Caracas Venezuela and raised in sunny & tropical, Miami Florida. 


I can’t remember any moment growing up when we didn’t have a pet. The family always had at least 1 dog and 1 cat at home.  Today, I am the proud puppy Dad to a big sweet French Mastiff named Cosmo Kramer.


I love caring for our four legged friends and I promise to always take care of your pet with the same love I give my own.




Enhance the live's of our client's and improve the health & happiness of their pets by providing First Class customer service and the highest level of care. Ultimately building a stronger bond between people and animals while 

revolutionizing industry



Experienced individuals working together to 

provide communities

with reliable services 

that consistently exceed 

expectations. Professionals driven by passion, trusted by our clients and loved by their pets. 



We love what we do and it shows in every step we take.  Our clients can see it, their pets can feel it, and it's the driving force behind our success. We are happier and stronger than ever before. 

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