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Dog Walking

(Offered from 8 am to 9:30 pm, Sunday to Saturday)

Dog walks are extremely important to the health and well being of your pet. Recognizing inadequacies in the current dog walking industry, we are determined to address the issues and set ourselves apart by providing a service that maximizes your pet's potential. You will not see DC Dog Sitter pets paraded through the city walking aimlessly.  We believe in walking with purpose, engagement, and reinforcing manners - also known as leash etiquette. Our DC Dog Sitter Members benefit from this specialized attention and are known for being well respected Washingtonian Pup-citizens. 

DC Dog Sitter Pet Care Associates are certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. Additionally, team members also participate in monthly ongoing training by the Fetch Find Academy. Walks are catered to your pet's breed, personality, and level of physical fitness. We do not clock watch but rather do what is in the best interest of your furry companion! Our goal is to provide the appropriate level of exercise, care, and companionship. We do NOT just potty them and put them back inside. Photos, GPS Technology, along with the ability to instant message chat with your Pet Care Team while they are with your beloved pet are also included. We also provide a complimentary application of PawTection or Paw Soother by The Natural Dog Company at your request.


Mid-Day Dog Walking Packages

(Offered from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday)

Many of our DC Dog Sitter Members participate in our flat rate monthly mid-day dog walking packages. These packages allow for significant discounts, an ongoing dedicated reservation for your pet, and the highest level of maintaining a routine, socialization, engagement, and reinforcing manners. Please message us directly for our five day, four day, or three day per week Monthly Packages.

Mid-day Daily Dog Walk Packages (10:30 am to 3:30 pm | Monday to Friday)

For our regular pack members who need to get out regularly and cruise the town, strut their stuff, and greet their fans (paw-tographs are optional)! (Note: Please provide a two hour window for dog walks. Example: 1 to 3 pm. Thank you.)

Mid-day Daily Dog Walk Monthly Packages (10:30 am to 3:30 pm | Monday to Friday)

  • Initial Consultation | $14

  • Brief Visits (generally around 15 to 20 minutes) | $17 per visit or $374 monthly flat rate

  • Regular Visits $20 per visit or $440 monthly flat rate

  • Extended Visits (generally around one hour) | $36 per visit or $800 monthly flat rate

  • Please message us directly for our five day, four day, or three day per week monthly packages.

Monthly Package Members Receive:

  • Complimentary access to our DCDS Members Program

  • Ability to upgrade walks to Hiking Adventures, PFA's, and City Adventures at a significant discount

  • 10% discount on Pet Sitting Services

  • 10% discount on Morning|Evening|Weekend walks

  • Reduced holiday charges

  • Reduced last minute booking surcharges

  • Additional Mid-day walks available at the package rate (great for puppies!) For example, purchase a Brief Monthly Package and add on a second mid-day walk at the rate of $17

  • NOTE: Mid-day Daily Dog Walk Monthly Packages: These packages are monthly, Monday-Friday midday pet sits that take place between the hours of 10:30 am and 3:30 pm. Due to the significant discount and bulk upfront purchase, these packages do not have the flexibility to carry over unused sits or issue refunds. A three month commitment is required. The monthly package reserves a dedicated reservation and specific time each day. Two weeks advance notice to close account without penalty is required. Additionally, two weeks advance notice to request an ongoing time change (subject to availability) or place a package on a temporary hold.


Dog Walking a la carte

(Offered from 8 am to 9:30 pm, Sunday to Saturday)

a la carte Dog Walking

(Note: Please provide a two hour window for dog walks. Example: 1 to 3 pm. Thank you.)

  • Initial Consultation | $14

  • Mid-Day Brief Visits (generally around 15 minutes) | $27

  • Mid-Day Regular Visits (generally around 30 minutes) | $30

  • Mid-Day Extended Visits (generally around one hour) | $50

  • Morning|Evening|Weekend Visits | Please add $10

  • For a complete list of additional options, services, and fees, please refer to our Rate Schedule page for additional options and service fees.

Our goal is to provide the very best care and companionship, seasoned with love, for your beloved pet. We desire to establish a relationship where your pet looks forward to seeing us.
— Jennifer M.

Complimentary Services

  • Vacation Text/Email Update

  • Daily Notes

  • Water Refill

  • Feeding

  • Litter Scooping

  • Winter Wipe-Down

  • Belly Rubs

  • Ear Scratches

  • Administering Oral Medications

  • Administering Insulin Injections

  • Mail Retrieval

Additional Fees and Services

  • Additional Dog Fee (Dog Walking) – $5 per Brief or Regular walk, $10 for Extended walks.

  • Under 24 Hour Advance Scheduling – $25

  • Holiday and Peak Rate Visit – $10

  • Extended Distance Charge (Outside of normal Area | Subject to Time & Distance) - $10 and up.

  • Lock Box by MasterLock or you may also order one on Amazon here - $35


Interested to know more about PawTection and Paw Soother by The Natural Dog Company.  Click here to learn why it is so important to help protect our pet's paws.

So grateful for DC Dog Sitter! They took such great care of our Peyton (who is a wild and crazy 7 month old 70 pound puppy!). From daily walks, to extended visits when we had a wedding to go to, everyone that interacted with her was wonderful. Getting updates about what/how she was doing was absolutely the best. Peyton loved everyone she met on the team, and she particularly loved the PFA. I would highly recommend their services to anyone. Unfortunately, due to a move, we will no longer be able to utilize their services. We are devastated by this! No one will be able to compare!
— Kelly Decker Shires

Please let us know if there is a service request you would like that is not listed. Our motto is very straight forward. "If we can do it, we will!" Thank you for considering joining our DCDS Family!