Find a dog sitters in Arlington, VA

Find dog sitters in Arlington, VA

Find dog sitters in Arlington, VA

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Top 10 dog sitters in Arlington, VA

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ADLSP LLC

ADLSP LLC

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves Arlington, 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.
Cats R Us

Cats R Us

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Arlington, VA
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....
12/04/1984

12/04/1984

5.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves Arlington, 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 Arlington, VA
Jeremy R. says, "She was extremely knowledgeable, attentive & my dog responded phenomenal with her." Read more
Biscuits Dog Walking

Biscuits Dog Walking

5.0(3)
1 hire on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Arlington, 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

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 Arlington dog sitters

Recent success stories from people in the Arlington area.
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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