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Best Dog Walkers in
Washington DC

Why These Dog Walkers?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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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 (202) 630-3297


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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 (202) 271-8959


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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 (240) 441-1322


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Danny’s Pet Care

Danny’s Pet Care serves the Northeast DC area and offers dog walking, dog boarding, and cat sitting visits. Walks are $16 for one dog with a minimum of two walks per week. Dog boarding starts at $60 for 24 hours with a minimum of two days boarding. Danny’s Pet Care is bonded and insured through Pet Sitters Associates and supports the World Wildlife Fund.

Washington, DC 20018 (202) 905-4684


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DC Dog Sitter

The motto of DC Dog Sitter is “Where all pets become family!” and the company provides dog walking, sitting, spa and fitness, doggy daycare, and pet taxi services, as well as cat sitting. The company opened in 2011 and serves the DC metro area. DC Dog Sitter is licensed, bonded, and insured, and all employees are certified in pet first aid and CPR. The company’s most unique services include park and fun adventures for pets and pet nanny service for executives and celebrities that would like their pets to travel with them.

Washington, DC 20038 (202) 713-9287


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District Dogs

District Dogs is a pet services provider in DC. The company offers dog walking, doggie daycare, and a pet shop. The company opened in 2013 and is licensed, bonded, and insured. Clients who make a weekly commitment get discounted services and a 15-minute walk starts at $13 for committed customers. Dog sitting service includes two 15-minute and two 25-minute visits in the same day, starting at $60 per weekday.

Washington, DC 20010 (202) 524-0976


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DogCentric Dog Walking Services

DogCentric Dog Walking Services focuses on keeping clients’ dogs happy, healthy, and sage. The company opened in 2005 and offers private, mid-day visits and GPS tracking. DogCentric received “Best Dog Walking Service” from Bethesda Magazine and “Top Dog Walker from Washingtonian Magazine. The 30-minute walk starts at $21 for regulars and new customers are required to schedule an in-home consultation so the walker can meet the new dog.

Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 275-8752


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DogWalkingDC provides customized dog walking and dog sitting in the DC area. The dog walkers will take on an in-progress training plan for customer’s dogs and will walk them alone or in a group, depending on the customer’s preference. DogWalkingDC also provides pet sitting in-home and house checks including taking in mail, watering plants, overnight protection, and greeting service providers.

Washington, DC 20009 (202) 549-3932


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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 (202) 738-0426


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FurPals Pet Care

FurPals Pet Care serves the metro DC area and provides pet care visits and home checking services with a variety of options. The company is insured and bonded, participates in multiple professional associations, and maintains employee knowledge through continuing education on better pet care and first aid training. The company offers services year-round including holidays and in cases of inclement weather.

Washington, DC 20009 (202) 488-3123


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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 (703) 599-2981


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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 (202) 463-6446


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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 (480) 694-0649


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Patrick’s Pet Care

Patrick’s Pet Care serves “all creatures great and small” with dog walking, pet sitting, daycare, and overnight stays. Patrick’s Pet Care also offer dog training and will soon offer grooming and transportation. Customers may book services online or simply call for more information.

Washington, DC 20010 (202) 630-7387


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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 (202) 232-7387


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Peticular Charm Pet Care

Peticular Charm Pet Care is a pet sitting and dog walking service in the DC area, including parts of Maryland and Virginia. The staff has over 10 years of experience and uses “pet check technology,” which works by a magnet on the customer’s refrigerator that a pet sitter scans upon entering the customers home. The customer automatically receives a notification that the sitter has arrived, and the sitter scans the magnet again which notifies the customer that the dog’s walk is over and they are leaving.

Washington, DC 20012 (240) 286-5625


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Puppy Love

Puppy Love opened in 1993 in Washington and offers dog walking, home visits, cat care, and overnight boarding. The company provides pet care services in the Northwest DC area from Dupont and Georgetown to Chevy Chase. Puppy Love is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and is well reviewed on Angies List. Customers have said, “We recommend them without hesitation,” and, “I trust them completely.”

Washington, DC 20016 (202) 337-8456


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Underdogs Pet Care

Underdogs Pet Care offers dog walking and pet sitting in the DC area. The company is based in Mt. Pleasant and is a member of Pet Sitters International and Pet Sitters Plus. The company has a team of pet-loving dog walkers, and past clients have left great reviews including, “The best dog walking DC has to offer.”

Washington, DC 20010 (202) 669-0946


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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 (202) 789-0870


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Wanderpups offers dog walking and pet sitting services in DC with free consultations. Dog walks start at $18 for a 30-minute walk and dog runs start at $20 for a 20-minute run. Wanderpups is passionate about giving back to the pet community and gives a portion of profit to a local pet charity each month. The company veteran-owned and is licensed, bonded, and insured and is a member of Pet Sitters International.

Washington, DC 20002 (202) 688-1296


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Wolfpack has been providing dog walking, overnight pet sitting, and pet taxi services in the DC area since 2009. The company is fully insured through NAPPS and is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. The company has flexible hours, hourly rates, and multiple dog walkers to meet customers’ needs.

Washington, DC 20017 (202) 705-4102


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