Health & Lifestyle
Canine Companion
About This Project

“Dog walking has been the best job I’ve ever had – I got to fuse my love of dogs, exercise, and found a way to take a healthy break from medical school. My favorite part about dog walking (after hanging out with some great pups) was settling into my new community. By walking dogs in their familiar neighborhoods, I expanded my own map of the city. I get to pretend I’m a local of that neighborhood for a weekend. This is how I discovered some of the cutest restaurants, boutiques, and attractions in the city — not to mention the best parks. For me, dog sitting quickly accelerated my transition from newbie to local: I don’t just go to school here, I live here too!”


#withoutthewhitecoat I am a canine companion”


Aanika Balaji
MD Candidate || Class of 2020
Johns Hopkins University