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Best Dog Walkers
in Fairfax

Why These Dog Walkers?

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

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 20 18 15

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.

Doodlebug Dog Walker

Doodlebug Dog Walkers is an insured pet sitting and dog walking business that offers their services in Prince William and western Fairfax County in Virginia. Doodlebug Dog Walkers was established in 2007 and is a winner of Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2015 and was voted Best of Nova by Northern Virginia Magazine for 2015 and 2017. Doodlebug Dog Walkers can provide monthly and occasional dog walks, vacation pet sitting, overnight stays, behavioral assessment, and consultation services. Walkers sent by the company will send an email notification when visiting and leaving a customer’s home. Doodlebug Dog Walkers also offers a discount for dogs that require multiple visits, such as puppies and older dogs.

Jenuine Pet Care Corp

Jenuine Pet Care Corp is a pet care business, located in Herndon, Virginia, and has been offering their services throughout the Northern Virginia area since 2016. Jenuine Pet Care Corp provides their services for dogs, cats, and exotic pets, each receiving an individualized care to make sure the animals are not stressed and have a great experience. Jenuine Pet Care Corp offers daily dog walks, dog park visits, cat care services, overnight sitting, and exotic pet care. An email or text message will be sent to the owner when a caregiver visits and leaves the home. Jenuine Pet Care Corp is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

K9 Nirvana

K9 Nirvana is a pet care and dog walking company that offers their services to the Northern Virginia area, including Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Gainesville, Haymarket and South Riding. K9 Nirvana provides individualized care for every pet and client and specializes in geriatric and special-needs dogs. Their services include midday walks that can occur on a regular schedule or occasionally, vacation visits and overnight stays. Additional services can also be provided such as medicine administration, pet supply procurement, and puppy training services at an additional cost. K9 Nirvana is insured, licensed, bonded and veterinarian-recommended and can provide holiday hours at an additional fee.

Centreville, VA 20120


Loudoun Pet Care

Loudoun Pet Care provides pet care to the Northern Virginia area, including Loudoun County and parts of Fairfax County. Loudoun Pet Care was established in 2010 and has over eight years of experience in pet care. They offer flexible options and rates to provide the perfect service that accounts for a pet’s needs. Loudoun Pet Care services include midday dog walks, vacation visits, and overnight care. Loudoun Pet Care also offers real-time, GPS tracking when a pet goes for walks for the utmost transparency and accountability. Loudoun Pet Care is licensed, bonded and insured. A list of prices for their services can be found on the company’s website.

Chantilly, VA 20120


Pet Care At Home

Pet Care At Home is a locally owned pet care and walking business that offers their services to the Northern Virginia area, including McLean, Falls Church, Vienna, Dun Loring, and Arlington. Pet Care At Home is a small business that can offer personalized services. The business is a winner of Angie's List Super Service Award for 2013 And 2014. Pet Care At Home offers dog walking, in-home pet care, overnight sitting, and midday walking, with other needs, also being offered such as food, water, and insulin shots. Pet Care At Home can walk small, mid-size and large dogs and will only take a maximum of two dogs to ensure they receive plenty of attention.

McLean, VA 22101


PETacular Pet Services

PETacular Pet Services is a licensed and insured pet care company that offers their services in the Northern Virginia area. PETacular Pet Services customizes their services to suit the needs of both pet and owner. A free in-home consultation is included before each service. PETacular Pet Services offers pet sitting, dog walking and pet taxi services. Walks are offered in different distances, and pet sitting visits include walks, feedings, fresh water, playtime, litter box maintenance, mail/newspaper retrieval, and plant watering. PETacular Pet Services was founded by Lisa Scannell and Bethany Claessen, each of whom own multiple pets and understand that every pet is an essential part of the family.

Manassas, VA 20112


Prestigious Pets

Prestigious Pets is a locally owned pet care business that offers their services to the general Northern Virginia area, including of Reston, Herndon, Sterling, Oak Hill, Ashburn and other adjacent communities. Prestigious Pets wishes to enhance the quality of life for both client and pet so they both can lead a stress and worry-free life when it comes to the well-being of a pet. Prestigious Pets services include pet walks, playtime visits, potty breaks, fresh food, and water, overnight sitting, and house checks. Each service is tailored to pet’s personality and needs. A list of prices for each service can be found on the company’s website.

Sterling, VA 20165


Suburban Tails

Suburban Tails is a pet care business with over 18 years of pet experience. Suburban Tails uses their experience to better serve pets and their owner in the Centreville, Virginia area. Suburban Tails can handle different types of pets including dogs, hamster, hedgehogs, ferrets, birds, cats, lizards, and fish. They can also provide services for pets that are not well socialized, are high maintenance, disabled, or post-op. Suburban Tails services include daily dog walks, pet sitting and visits, and pet taxi services. Suburban Tails is a member of Pet Sitters International, Northern Virginia Professional Pet Sitters Network, SRWB, and On the Rebound Bulldog Rescue.

South Riding, VA 20152


The Pet Elf

The Pet Elf is a pet care business that has been offering their services to Reston, Herndon, and bordering neighborhoods including parts of Great Falls and Sterling since 1998. Kim Waite-Williams, the owner and founder, is active in our educational associations and was a past President and board member of the National Capital Area Professional Pet Sitters Network. Most of her staff of caretakers are veterinarian trained and proficient in geriatric care and diabetes management. The Pet Elf services include consultation, midday walks, overnight stays, and pet visits. Holiday hours are also offered at an additional price. The Pet Elf is licensed, bonded, insured and a member of Pet Sitters International.

Reston, VA 20191


The Wag Pack

The Wag Pack is a pet services provider for dogs and cats. It has operated since 2008, providing pet services to Alexandria, Fairfax County, and parts of Arlington. Professional Pet Sitter Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, and NoVaDog Magazine have all recognized it as one of the best pet services in the area, and it has appeared in the Washington Post. In 2012, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters recognized it as Business of the Year. It holds accreditation through the Better Business Bureau, and it offers customers the choice of monthly service contracts or a la carte, with extended pet sitting and travel care and pet taxi service being among its most widely used options.

Springfield, VA 22151


VA Pet Sitters

VA Pet Sitters is a pet care company that offers their services in Fairfax, Virginia and other adjacent areas including Dunn Loring, East Falls Church, Fairfax, Falls Church, Great Falls, and other surrounding areas. VA Pet Sitters specializes in pet sitting and dog walking but can also offer other services including overnight sitting, house sitting, and plant sitting. The can also administer medication and fluids. VA Pet Sitters performs a criminal background on all our pet sitters and dog walkers. VA Pet Sitters is licensed, insured, bonded, and is a member of members of Pet Sitters International, Petsit USA, and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

Fairfax, VA 22030


Vienna Leash

Vienna Leash is a local pet care and walking business that has been offering their services to the Vienna, Oakton, Fairfax, Merrifield, and Tysons areas since 2010. Vienna Leash can provide basic pet services such as dog walking, pet sitting, key pickups and overnight visits, but can also provide customized services to suit both pet and owner. When using Vienna Leash’s services, walkers can provide a detailed record of all walks or house visits. A small profile of each walker can be viewed on the company’s website. Vienna Leash is licensed bonded, and insured, offers holiday hours at an additional cost, and is a member of Pet Sitters International.

Villaridge Pet Sitters

Villaridge Pet Sitters is a dog walking and pet sitting service located in Reston that serves pet owners in the surrounding area, which includes Great Falls, Gainesville, Clifton, and Haymarket, to name a few. The business is licensed, bonded, and insured through the state of Virginia and Pet Sitter Associates, LLC. It holds memberships with Pet Sitters International and Northern Virginia Professional Pet Sitters Network. Villaridge is a recipient of the Best of the Best Award from Washingtonian Magazine, and customer reviews credit the company for the attention they provide to animals, explicitly noticing their pets seemed better-adjusted after a day with the service.

Reston, VA 20190


Walking the Dogs, LLC

Walking the Dogs, LLC offers a variety of pet services to clients in Burke and the surrounding communities of Springfield, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, and Lorton. It holds licensure in the state of Virginia, and owner Felicia has provided care to animals since 2007. She regularly partners with Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) of Northern Virginia, and she holds memberships in the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and National Capital Area Professional Pet Sitters Network. Walking the Dogs is insured and bonded, and it is certified to provide animal CPR and first aid through PetTech. Services include daily walks, extended walks, puppy training, and vacation pet sitting for dogs.

Springfield, VA 22153



Woofie’s has offered pet sitting, dog walking, and mobile pet spa services for busy owners since 2004. The company serves Ashburn and the surrounding area, which includes Eastern Loudoun County. It has won several awards over the years, including Best Pet Groomer of 2013 and Best Dog Walking Service of 2011 from Northern Virginia Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine's Best Pet Care List for two years, and Best Service Company by Loudon Local. The company has received its certification to perform CPR/first aid on pets through PetTech, and multiple customer reviews have described Woofie’s as the best pet service they have ever used.

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