Best Dog Walkers in Washington DC

Why These Dog Walkers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Washington DC Dog Walkers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Brighter Days

Brighter Days is a small group of animal lovers that offers dog walking, dog sitting, and cat sitting in the DC area. Dog walking starts at $18 per 30-minute visit, and dog sitting starts at $60 per day for one dog. The company opened in 2006 and is a worker-owned cooperative business, meaning each employee is totally invested in the success and reputation of the company.

Washington, DC 20009


Capital Critter Sitters

Capital Critter Sitters believes that people deserve peace of mind when their pets are being cared for by someone. The company started in Washington in 1996 and expanded to Madison, Wisconsin, in 2013. Pet owners in DC can get daytime dog walks and play, pet sitting for any pet, overnight care and dog boarding, and pet transportation. The company also offers house checks and customers have said, “You really couldn't find more responsible, loving people to care for your cats.”

Washington, DC 20003


Daisy’s Pet Service

Daisy’s Pet Service has been offering caring, compassionate walking and sitting services for pets and their families in the Potomac area for over 14 years. Daisy's team focuses on providing loving attention and care for pets' health and emotional needs by providing dog walking, cat sitting, and overnight care at clients' homes. The dedicated staff at Daisy's has studied dog behavior and training and can house-train puppies as well as practice commands puppies learn through training. Daisy's team is also able to administer insulin, and Daisy Pet Service is dog and cat Red Cross Certified. Daisy's team attends training seminars and always strives to not just be excellently qualified, but to go the extra mile for their furry clients.

Potomac, MD 20854


Fairy Tails

Customers have raved about Fairy Tails services saying, “She took care of my puppy as if it were her own,” and “She understands dogs and people, and, most importantly, people with dogs.” The owner has independently rescued, fostered, and placed more than 40 cars and dogs over a decade, and opened Fairy Tails in 2012 to apply her passion to a business. The company offers complementary consultations and pet care for dogs and cats.

Washington, DC 20001


George Dog Walker

George Dog Walker has been a pet care provider for city residents in DC for almost a decade. The owner started his career in Valencia, Venezuela and moved to DC to obtain US citizenship and continue working with animals. George offers 25 to 30-minute dog walks for $18, and a 30-minute pet sitting visit for $20. Other services include overnight pet sitting and overnight boarding.

Washington, DC 20009


Go Dog Go

Go Dog Go is a dog walking and running service in Washington that works to raise a dog’s heart rate for at least two sessions of 20 to 30 minutes per day to decrease destructive behaviors, anxiety, depression, and obesity. The company is fully insured and pet first aid certified by the American Red Cross. Past clients have left positive reviews including, “Marty’s workout routine has allowed Myshka to lose her excess Labrador ‘pudge’ that has resulted from excess ‘treats’ and lounging in the apartment.”

Washington, DC 20009


P3 Pet Services

P3 Pet Services is a small dog walking and pet sitting company that serves residents of North DC. Customers are invited to contact the company for a free meet and greet so the sitters can get to know a pet and discuss services. The company offers walks and visits from 15 minutes to one hour, as well as pet sitting and overnight sitting.

Washington, DC 20001


Pet Peeps

Pet Peeps has been offering dedicated, compassionate pet care services to the Washington DC area since 2006. Pet Peeps's mission is to keep pets comfortable and safe with excellent in-home services at affordable rates. The team at Pet Peeps is fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and the company is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, Pet Sitters International, and Professional United Pet Sitters. Pet Peeps has a variety of dog walking packages and also offers in-home pet sitting services for dogs, cats, pocket pets, and even exotic pets.

Washington, DC 20056



Wagtime has two locations in Washington and provides pet care and walking services for dogs and cats. The company offers 24-hour cage-free care and attention for boarded pets, large sanitized areas of indoor and outdoor play space, a separate elderly dog zone, professional grooming and styling, home feline care, and a pet transportation service. Wagtime won Best of DC from the Washington City Paper every year from 2009 through 2014.

Washington, DC 20001


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