Find a dog walker in Alexandria, VA

Find dog walkers in Alexandria, VA

Find dog walkers in Alexandria, VA

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Find dog walkers in Alexandria, VA

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Top 10 dog walking services in Alexandria, VA

Homeowners agree: these Alexandria 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 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.
Excentiality

Excentiality

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Almost 25 years of experience taking care of cats, petting them, cutting their claws, brushing them, and so on and so forth. I also get along with the large majority of these amazing creatures, even the most evil ones! I am, of course, a cat owner myself as my current cat is only 18 years old and counting!
ADLSP LLC

ADLSP LLC

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
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.
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
The Pet Walker

The Pet Walker

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
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 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...
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
Kd Preservations LLC

Kd Preservations LLC

New on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Hello this is Taneisha. I’m saying this job online could you please call me back at 928-247-0589. I’m interested in taking this.
Keneyatri Llc

Keneyatri Llc

New on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Very professional …….: ……. …… ………. ……………………..::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::;;;;;;;;;;;:::::::::::::
Daniel’s Pet Care‼️

Daniel’s Pet Care‼️

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
My business stand out because I come to you or you can drop off it's $7.50 and hr and I don't have late fees just accept kind tips if running late!

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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