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Brighter Days

Washington, DC 20009
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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.

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Capital Critter Sitters

Washington, DC 20003
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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.”

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Daisy’s Pet Service

Potomac, MD 20854
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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.

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5.0 / 5 (6)
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4.7 / 5 (3)

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Daisy’s Pet Service

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DC Dog Sitter

Washington, DC 20038
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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.

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4.5

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District Dogs

Washington, DC 20010
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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.

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DogWalkingDC

Washington, DC 20009
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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.

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Fairy Tails

Washington, DC 20001
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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.

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FurPals Pet Care

Washington, DC 20009
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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.

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Go Dog Go

Washington, DC 20009
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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.

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P3 Pet Services

Washington, DC 20001
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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.

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Patrick’s Pet Care

Washington, DC 20010
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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.

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Pet Peeps

Washington, DC 20056
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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.

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4.9 / 5 (25)
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5.0 / 5 (18)

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Peticular Charm Pet Care

Washington, DC 20012
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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.

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Puppy Love

Washington, DC 20016
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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.”

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Underdogs Pet Care

Washington, DC 20010
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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.”

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Wanderpups

Washington, DC 20002
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a dog walker?

There are several ways you can become a dog walker:

  • Work for yourself by offering your services in your community.
  • Apply to a dog walking company for a part-time or full-time job.
  • Sign up for apps like Rover that let you pick up dog walking shifts whenever you want.

How do I start a dog walking business?

You don’t necessarily need professional training in dog walking to start a dog walking business; although, it might help! After creating a website, you’ll need to build up a clientele roster. You can do this by offering introductory competitive rates as you wait to grow a reputation in your area.

How soon can I walk my dog after neutering?

Usually, dogs should be allowed to rest with minimal activity the first 24-48 hours post-neutering. During this time, just take your dog out for their bathroom breaks. After that, you can start integrating short walks back into their routine. Your vet should provide you with clear guidelines for walking post-neutering.

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