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


Go Dog Go

Go Dog Go is a dog walking and running service providing professional care and service for dogs in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Marty Daniels brings in 20 years of experience in caring for pets and was a volunteer in helping dogs transition to foster and permanent homes. Go Dog Go offers walking services that last 20-30 minutes, which includes feeding and playing. The company is fully insured and pet first aid certified by the American Red Cross.

Washington, DC 20009



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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