FAQ's Drop Down Box


Camila—You are beyond exceptional. I did not expect for you to spend some extra time with them, what a wonderful treat for the pups! Thank you so much for your genuine concern and care for them. I don’t think a pup parent could ask for anything more. You and the DCDS team are seriously one of a kind. :) Thank you so much from all of us!!!!
— Lynn L.
Sophie’s joyous attitude, loving everything and having so much fun, joy and energy is a tribute to the special effort and skill all of the DC Dog Sitter team brings to all of her adventures; and we really appreciate your dedication.
— Kristen Garry and Rob Rudnick
I just wanted to give you all a quick FYI. When I took the pups out this morning, on our way back in, our Head Concierge, Michael, spoke to me about the DC Dog Sitter Team and made a point to tell me that he thinks you all are FANTASTIC. I was THRILLED to hear this.

He said, “The dog walkers you have come by now, they really take great care of your pups.” I pried a bit more and he said, “Everyone that has come in are super friendly, very professional and you can just tell they all really love animals, as an animal lover myself, I try to keep an eye out for our resident pets so it was just an observation I made and wanted to share with you.”

As dog parents, we are always very nervous with who takes care of our pups, especially when we’re not around and the fact that the pups can’t really give us any feedback if anything was wrong, so this was a fabulous thing to know (especially unprompted). Just wanted to pass the feedback on and thank you all for your love on our pups! :)
— Lynn Ly
Seriously the most amazing pet service I’ve encountered. I recently used DCDS when I went on a short business trip. I hated leaving my pup but loved knowing that he was in such great hands. I felt like DCDS really cared about him as if he was their own. Lots of updates, and Emma and Jenn handled my dog’s troublemaking streak with an awesome attitude and incredible professionalism. Not looking forward to the next time my work takes me away from my dog, but it’s such a relief to know that DCDS is around to make it easier and less stressful.
— Sarah Elizabeth Holmes
I wish I could leave 10 stars. DCDS is bar none the best dog sitting service out there. What sets Jenn and company apart from everyone else is how much they cater to both you and your pet. Jenn and company are prompt and responsive with communication, and if you are pressed for time will pick up your pet and drop them off at the beginning and end of each stay. Each member of this group LOVES animals. They cater to any particular pet diets, provide specific home remedies for any pet ailments, and make sure that each stay is a pampered vacation for your pet. However, what truly impressed me about Jenn was how she worked with me when a family emergency extended my five-day puppy sitting in to five weeks. Jenn fed my baby on her own dime *not charging me*, took my little girl to extra puppy play dates, checked in with me to see how I was handling everything and was thoughtful and compassionate when I was completely stressing out. I can’t articulate enough how wonderful everyone was, going so far as to pick me up from the airport and leave me and my Scarlett a little goodie basket when I got home. I’ve used DCDS several times and don’t trust my fur baby with anyone else. If you are looking for a fantastic and loving group of people to take amazing care of your furry one DCDS is it.
— Molly Mattison
We started working with DC Dog Sitter a few weeks after we became parents to our precious french bulldog, Hugo, in 2014. To say that they are important to us would be an understatement - they are simply part of our family. Hugo just celebrated his 2nd birthday and is happy, healthy, well-balanced, full of joy, and well-behaved. We owe so much of this to Jenn Makeeff and her superb team. Whether it’s daily walks for Hugo, weekly outings that they conduct to encourage exercise and bonding with other dogs, overnight stays where they provide the utmost care, or going above and beyond by giving Hugo a spa bath when he needs it, they are simply the best. With DC Dog Sitter, they use technology to ensure you receive real-time updates when your dog is on a walk, on an outing, or at an overnight stay. What you feel the most when you work with Jenn and her team is genuine love for your dog, love that goes well beyond a job. In fact, on Hugo’s birthday, the entire team stopped by with a card, toy and special cake made just for him. That’s how they treat each and every client. It’s remarkable and I count my lucky stars that we found DC Dog Sitter and that they have since become part of our family. If you want the best for your dog - look no further than DC Dog Sitter!!!
— Jason Mida
It’s not often you find a group that makes you feel like a bad parent to your babies. And I mean that in a good way. Emma voluntarily asked to take our babies to the beach with her and a friend and 2 English Bulldogs. We want our dogs to socialize desperately. After a successful beach day, they of course show me love but clearly miss them when they left. Best money I ever spent. If you ever want to care for your dogs when you leave town, book them. You cannot imagine how immeasurably happy we are they helped us socialize our dogs.
— Blaze Gries
Jenn is THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!! Look no further. You will be delighted with Jenn and DC Dog Sitter on every level. Jenn has been sitting my dog, Simie, ever since I adopted her, and boy what a difference Jenn has made to our quality of life!

When I leave Simie with Jenn, I know that she will be cared for with genuine love and amazing expertise:

- Jenn always provides regular updates on Simie with pictures and stories. The first time I had to leave town after adopting Simie, Jenn was so understanding of how hard it was for me to leave her behind, and she had sent me photos of Simie getting settled in within minutes of me dropping her off!

- Jenn takes a very proactive interest in the well-being of the dogs in her care. For example, Simie used to be shy around other dogs, so Jenn started working with Simie while I was away, keeping track of her progress and just really caring about how my little girl was doing and how her life could be improved. As another example, Simie is a picky eater with a sensitive stomach, and Jenn has been making special eating arrangements for her and has helped experiment with what foods work for Simie. All in all, Jenn has tremendous expertise and experience in how to care for dogs, so it has been priceless to have her help me provide the best all-around care for Simie!

- Jenn does a stellar grooming job! Simie always comes home with healthy, shiny, fluffy, and clean fur, and freshly trimmed nails, which is just wonderful.

- Jenn goes above and beyond in being flexible with things like drop off/pick up arrangements. Recently I arrived at the airport to find my car battery dead, and Jenn immediately drove out to jump start it and made sure Simie and I got home safely.

Perhaps the most important thing to say about Jenn, though, is that she loves my dog as if she were her own. And Simie loves Jenn. I really could not be more grateful for her, and I have no doubt you will be, too!
— Lint Barrage