Find a dog walker in Washington, DC

Find dog walkers in Washington, DC

Find dog walkers in Washington, DC

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Find dog walkers in Washington, DC

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Top 10 dog walking services in Washington, DC

Homeowners agree: these Washington dog walkers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The Harvey Boneapart Pet Boutique

The Harvey Boneapart Pet Boutique

New on HomeGuide
6 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
We are a black family owned business that strives to be a bone apart from the rest by providing superior customer service in all the dog services and productz that we sell, male, or endorse.
K&K Pet Care

K&K Pet Care

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Jane R. says, "Prompt, expert service " Read more
Cats R Us

Cats R Us

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Cats love how responsible and trustworthy I am. The two who are currently living with me would be happy to tell you how I always give them food and fresh water twice every day before I let myself eat. I also always play with each of them for about half of an hour each day. I love all cats, and I would be happy to help you care for yours. Since I am passionate about cats and their wellbeing, I always go out of my way to make sure that the two who live with me are well cared for....
Little Jodie's PlayHouse

Little Jodie's PlayHouse

5.0(1)
12+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Tim says, "Little Jodie's PlayHouse goes over and beyond for my pets needs!!" Read more
ADLSP LLC

ADLSP LLC

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
I’ve been dog, cat and house sitting for the last 15 years. I currently don’t own any pets of my own so it brings me great joy to be able to spend time with others fur babies. I take pride in doing everything I can to ensure your pets feel safe and loved while your are away.
Autumns Dog Resort

Autumns Dog Resort

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Washington, DC
Jeremy R. says, "She was extremely knowledgeable, attentive & my dog responded phenomenal with her." Read more
The Pet Walker

The Pet Walker

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
I will help your dog by play a game and maybe train the dog.
Waggy Walkys LLC

Waggy Walkys LLC

New on HomeGuide
4 hires on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
It’s not just what we do that sets us apart – it’s how we do it. Your pet’s health and safety are our main priorities, with extensive training, vetting and background checks provided for all pet care professionals in our network. Most of our trusted dog walkers and pet sitters have cared for animals for much of their lives, ensuring they have the know-how and skills to properly tend to the needs of your pet. Waggy Walkys is licensed, insured and bonded, and we have been in business since 2002. We have an easy to use app that lets your track visits with GPS, make scheduling adjustments, and receive photos and report cards from each visit! Pl...
Pet Peeps

Pet Peeps

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Washington, DC
Toni S. says, "Reliable, cordial, flexible, and sent great pics of my pet! Thank you! Will use again!" Read more
For The Love Of Animals

For The Love Of Animals

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Hello, my name is Ceheirra, and I have been in the Animal Medical field for 8years, and pet care provider for 12years. It is my priority to ensure that my clients/pets are fully satisfied with every interaction. I am always prompt, offer reasonable rates, and am easy to work with. I take pleasure in being present for every job because I enjoy working with clients/pets, taking pride in creating a safe space for the pets while the clients is away. I find it fulfilling to help clients out with their pet care needs, which can be a stressful time. I administer medications as well as send updated photos while your pet is in my care.

Your Dog Walking questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do dog walkers charge?

Dog walkers charge $10 to $35 per walk or $30 to $60 per hour, depending on your location, number of dogs, and the number of walks you schedule. Some dog walkers charge 50% more if you have two dogs, but you may find one that offers discounted weekly or monthly rates for pre-scheduling ongoing walking services. 

  • Holidays typically add $5 to $10 extra per walk
  • Many dog walkers also offer a $5 to $10 discount if they can walk your dog with other dogs.

Do you tip dog walkers?

While most dog walkers do not expect a tip, tipping 15% to 20% is a good rule of thumb to show your appreciation for their good service or if your dog needs special care or handling. Leaving a positive online review also shows appreciation while helping them build their business. 

What does a dog walker do?

A dog walker walks your dog for a scheduled amount of time, typically on a pre-determined route, to ensure they get sufficient exercise and can go to the bathroom while you are away. Dog walkers dispose of any waste from the walk, make sure your dog is safe and hydrated, and may also feed them upon request.

Most dogs do well with one 20- to 30-minute walk per day. Puppies and more active dogs typically need two or three walks per day and may need longer walks.

How do I choose the best dog walker near me?

When searching for a dog walker, be sure to:

  • Choose an experienced, insured dog walker who has a business license.
  • Look for members of professional organizations, such as the National association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), Professional United Pet Sitters (P.U.P.S.), or the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence (APSE).
  • Check their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for and check their references.
  • Arrange a meetup before the first walk to make sure he or she is a good fit for both you and your dog.

What questions should I ask when hiring a dog walker?

Ask the following questions to ensure you find the best dog walker near you:

  • What experience do you have?
  • Do you belong to any professional organizations?
  • Can we schedule a meet and greet beforehand?
  • What is included in your standard rate?
  • What is the rate if I have more than one dog?
  • Do you charge extra for specific breeds?
  • Do you offer any discounts or package deals?
  • How and when do I pay for your service?
  • Do you offer behavior training?
  • Are you trained in pet CPR?
  • What is your protocol if there is an emergency, and my dog needs immediate medical help?
  • How do I get in touch with you?
  • Do you update me after each walk?

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