Dr. Lauren Talarico is a board certified veterinary neurosurgeon at VCA SouthPaws located in Fairfax, VA. Lauren has been running since the knew how to tie her shoe laces and is an avid marathon/distance runner. 

She recently decided to combine the two things she is most passionate about and create Washington DC's first running group focused on dogs and their people!  

Lauren has studied the neurophysiology behind running in people and dogs and has created a running regime perfect for you and your pooch! 

At We RUFF DC, we are always looking for eager pooches and their parents to join our weekly running groups!  


Please contact us directly to sign up! 

  • Use the "contact us" link on this website
  • Email us directly at weruffdc@gmail.com

We RUFF DC, LLC was featured in the April, 2015 issue of Runner's World Magazine!  Check out the online summary of our article at



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