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Top 10 dog sitters in Alexandria, VA

Homeowners agree: these pros 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 Alexandria, VA
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.
12/04/1984

12/04/1984

5.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Wanda R. says, "I was very happy with the service i received from Brenda. She made me feel very comfortable leaving Chico with her for a few days. Thanks so much. I will surly use her again." Read more
Autumns Dog Resort

Autumns Dog Resort

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Alexandria, VA
Jeremy R. says, "She was extremely knowledgeable, attentive & my dog responded phenomenal with her." Read more
Pooch Pals LLC

Pooch Pals LLC

5.0(1)
13+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Fadia G. says, "The thing I liked the most is how they love what they do! " Read more
Little Jodie's PlayHouse

Little Jodie's PlayHouse

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

Waggy Walkys LLC

New on HomeGuide
4 hires on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
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...
Fourdoglovers

Fourdoglovers

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Offering obedience training, behavior modification, fitness, socializing, daycare Patience Practice Persistence is needed as well as understanding each dog as an individual. Taking the time to learn your dogs needs and wants to motivate them My website www.fourdoglovers.com
German Dogtrainer

German Dogtrainer

4.7(3)
6 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Alexandria, VA
Donald J H. says, "Good communication 👏👌" Read more
Biscuits Dog Walking

Biscuits Dog Walking

5.0(3)
1 hire on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Tara H. says, "We have used Biscuits Dog Walking over the past two years for daily walks during the work week. We appreciate the compassion and care they have shown for both our dog and home. We enjoy supporting a local small business and would recommend their services to anyone in Fauquier. " Read more
For The Love Of Animals

For The Love Of Animals

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
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 sitting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do dog sitters charge?

Dog sitters charge $10 to $20 per hour for a drop-in visit or $35 to $65 per night, depending on your location. Dog sitters may charge more for holidays or if your home is outside of their service area. Costs may also increase if your dog has special needs.

Do you tip dog sitters?

While dog sitters do not expect a tip, tipping 15% to 20% of the total bill is common. Tip on the low end if your sitter did everything they agreed to do. Consider tipping more if they exceeded your expectations or handled any unexpected problems or emergencies.

What do dog sitters do?

Dog sitters come to your home and care for your dog while you are away. Drop-in visits typically last 30 minutes and include feeding, walking, and some play or cuddle time. Overnight visits may be at your home or the sitter's home and give your dog more time and attention than a drop-in visit.

Hiring a dog sitter gives your dog more personalized attention than a pet boarding facility and is a great option for dogs who deal with separation anxiety, dogs who do not do well in a kennel or around other animals, and older, less agile dogs.

Do dog sitters stay overnight?

Most dog sitters offer drop-in visits and overnight options, with overnight stays typically costing more. Many dogs do fine with only drop-in visits for feeding, walking, and some attention. Consider overnight sittings if your pet has high separation anxiety or needs more attention than a short visit provides.

How do I choose the best dog sitter near me?

When searching for a dog sitter, be sure to:

  • Choose a sitter who has a licensed and insured business.
  • Ask if they belong to any 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).
  • Review their profile and feedback on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for and check their references.
  • Arrange a meet and greet beforehand 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 sitter?

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

  • What experience do you have?
  • Do you specialize in specific animals or breeds?
  • Do you belong to any professional organizations?
  • Are you trained in pet CPR?
  • 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?
  • How and when do I pay for the service?
  • Do you offer dog monitoring service?
  • How long do you stay?
  • Can you give my dog medication?
  • Do you offer any house-sitting services in addition to dog sitting?
  • What is your protocol if there is an emergency or if my dog needs immediate medical attention?
  • How do I get in touch with you while I'm away?
  • Will you update me after each visit?

Reviews for Alexandria dog sitters

Recent success stories from people in the Alexandria area.
Clare R.
Flexible, loved on our dog, lots of pictures of walks and play!
German Dogtrainer
Michelle E.
Wanye and his team are you he best. My dog loves them all and enjoyed her stay this summer. Looking forward to future care from Biscuits and Pawz Paradise!
Biscuits Dog Walking
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