FAQ's Drop Down Box

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.


Interested in our discounted Mid-Day Dog Walking Packages? Please click here!


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.


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

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


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!