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At Barkly, we help build that special bond between your dog and their walker by prioritizing the same dog walker for you each and every time you book a walk. Browse through local dog walker profiles and meet independent, professional dog walkers in Arlington by signing up in the Barkly Pets app today!

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Our app makes booking, payment, and management a breeze. Quality assurance is built-in to the experience with pick-up/drop off notifications, GPS tracked walk routes, and photos from every visit.

We pay our walkers more per walk than any other company. This has led to a much higher quality of care, and standard of service compared to similar companies in the industry.

Arlington’s Top 5 Walkers

Arlington dog walkers in your neighborhood.

Dog Walker in Arlington, VA

My friends call me LB! I grew up in West Virginia with a few mix breed dogs throughout my childhood. My dogs were, without a doubt, my first best friend. Not only were they my best friends but they motivated me to have my 2nd job which was walking dogs (delivering newspapers was my first!). I’ve been walking with Barkley here and there for a couple of years. As a result of covid-19 I have a lot more time on my hands and I’m looking to meet YOUR furry friend and take them for a walk.See Profile

5.00 (17 reviews)

Dog Walker in Arlington, VA

I have always had a love and passion for animals and want to love on your pets while you work or travel.See Profile

4.98 (14 reviews)

Dog Walker in Arlington, VA

Hello my name is Luis. I have great experience with all sorts of dogs. I personally care for a Belgian Malinios, energetic dogs are my specialty! I look forward to meeting your furry friend.See Profile

4.80 (36 reviews)

Ruff & Roll :)

Hi! My name is Heather and I am a 25 year old woman that has been working as a Professional Pet Care Provider for years now. I grew up on a farm in Powhatan, Va with all kinds of animals but most importantly I grew up with 7 dogs (big & small) and 3 cats. I love all dogs & cats and am very confident around them. I treat all animals as if they are my own and I will go out of my way to make sure you and your pets feel safe and happy in my care :) I’m trustworthy and can accommodate whatever your needs are for your dog’s walk or your kitty’s care! I am very reliable and I have a very flexible schedule. This is not only a job to me as it is something that I love and am very passionate about! I h...See Profile

5.00 (32 reviews)

Experienced Dog Walker in Capitol Region

I am in debt to this beautiful planet for its wildlife and plant life. Any way that I can be part of the natural world is good. I have a degree in music and creative writing, poetry. I used to teach first year writing at the community college.See Profile

5.00 (10 reviews)

Arlington Dog Walking

Home to fantastic dog parks and beautiful neighborhoods, Arlington is among the most dog-friendly counties in Virginia. With it’s spacious Shirlington Dog Park and the bustling centers of Rosslyn, Courthouse and Ballston, Arlington is a very popular area for dog owners and dog walkers alike. Barkly Pets provides Arlington county with the best quality care pet service and highest rated dog walkers. Sign up today to meet our professional, independent dog walkers near you!

Customer Reviews

Samantha was so fun to have on our family walk. She was great with the boys and they loved her! Both Jeffy and Lucky were sad to see her go. But I told them she'll be back soon and tails were wagging again. We are so glad to have found Samantha! ...

Nan H.

I loved the detail Tanner provided about his first walk with Bulleit, and it was helpful to know what made Bulleit nervous (we're still working on desensitizing him and he's sometimes fearful), and also to see how happy he looked in the picture! It'...

Cameron N.

Thanks for letting us know about the pee.. yes it is a side effect of his chemo that we noticed so starting today he is taking a break from that drug. I really appreciate you letting us know so saw that though!!

Becky M.

Bulleit was very unsettled by a maintenance worker in the apartment while he was in the kennel, and becomes very frightened. I appreciated the communication to let me know how stressful this was for him.

Cameron N.

Bulleit obviously loves Talley and feels so comfortable with her - great communication with me, especially since Bulleit (as a rescue pup) is often easily frightened.

Cameron N.

The boys were super excited tonight for some reason. Maybe they're feeling the change of seasons. Fun walk! Thanks Samantha! See you again soon!

Nan H.

Karen was great and even bravely walked them both at once. Really happy with Barkly, easy to use and from what I can tell, great walkers. Thanks!

Sarah L.

Great communication and care of Bulleit! I really appreciate Nelly's attention to detail and the care she provided. So sweet! Thank you!!

Cameron N.

I love that Finley not only gets to enjoy the outdoors, but that you also take a little time to play with her!! She loves that! Thank you!

Emily M.

She was so patient working with concierge to get a key to the office to get to my puppies and communicated with me the whole time.

Sarah L.

Thanks, Erin. We've noticed those things as of late and will monitor them. If he keeps it up, I'm going to take him to the vet.

Lauren C.

Christine thank you so so much for walking Zoe! She hates the rain but she came right in and curled up in her bed. Thank you. ❤️

Kashonna H.

Just wait until there is snow on the ground. He loves to eat it, and make snow pup angels (aka he rolls all around like a goof)!

Karen S.

Thanks so much Ethan! It looks like Folly is enjoying his walks! Next time he is back in town we will be sure to let you know!

Karen S.

thanks. she is getting weary of new walkers coming all the time which i s why you had trouble getting her on the leash

Richard M.

Thanks, Erin. We're taking him to get his itching checked out tomorrow evening. Hopefully we'll get that sorted out.

Lauren C.

The boys say "Thanks Again, Samantha! We had a wooftastic time on our walky!" Woof! Can't wait til next time!

Nan H.

Thanks so much Michele! He loves attention, so once you start petting his head, he won’t leave you alone. Hah!

Karen S.

The boys were super excited to get out tonight! Thanks for your patience with us, Samantha. You're the best!

Nan H.

Thanks for always taking such good care of Helo and being flexible with him when he goes a little bonkers!

Amy S.

Barkly Pets Dog Facts About Arlington

MOST POPULAR BREED

Labrador Retriever

The most popular breed in Arlington is the Labrador Retriever. This city has more dog walks with Labrador Retrievers than any other breed.

AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DOG WALK

1.12 miles

Barkly Pets dog walkers in Arlington walk an average distance of 1.12 miles. This distance is below average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.11 miles.

MOST POPULAR NEIGHBORHOOD FOR WALKS

Clarendon-Courthouse, Colonial Village, Lyon Village

The most popular neighborhood in Arlington is the Clarendon-Courthouse/Colonial Village/Lyon Village area. This neighborhood has the most dog walks of any other neighborhood in Arlington.

DOG SCENT SCORE

37 out of 100

Arlington's dog scent score is 37. Believe it or not, when dog’s sniff it’s terrific mental exercise for them. Our data suggests that dogs love to pee in Arlington which means that dogs in this area must really love their long walks!

How Dog Friendly is Arlington?

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GREENERY TO PAVEMENT SCORE

55 out of 100

Arlington has a low amount of greenery compared to pavement. This area’s parkland compared to overall area is low. A greener canopy for cities improves the quality of dog walks for both the dogs and dog walkers.

DOG WALKING RANK

#13

Arlington ranks #13 of the best cities to be a dog walker for Barkly Pets. We rank our dog walking score by reviewing weather patterns, urban walkability scores, and other data.

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DOG PARK RANK

#8 out of 100

Arlington ranks #8 in the top 100 U.S. cities for parks per 100,000 residents, per the 2019 ParkScore. More parks in any given city means more squirrels to chase!

Owning a Pet in Arlington

Owning a Pet

Dog Adoption in DC: Your Complete Guide to Getting Started

By Sarah Swan With plenty of dog friendly amenities, open greenspace and access to hiking trails, the D.C. area is one of the top ranked places to own a dog in the country. The decision to adopt a dog is... Read More

Owning a Pet

What is the Best Arlington Dog Park?

Arlington, VA is located just across the river from Washington, DC and is home to many luxury apartments, great nightlife and most recently, the future home of Amazon’s HQ2. In addition to all that, there are also several great dog... Read More

Owning a Pet

5 Best Dog Friendly Events DC Hosts: Spring 2019

Warm weather, cherry blossoms, budding trees, and the need to be outside– spring has finally arrived! We know there is always an endless list of events to attend, and you never want to leave your furry loved one behind, so... Read More

Owning a Pet

Looking For the Best Dog Bakery DC Has to Offer?

Washington DC is home to lots of dog-friendly parks and places, but sometimes you just want to treat your best friend to something extra special. Whether it’s your best friend’s birthday, gotcha day, or just a Tuesday, all Capitol Hill dogs deserve a sweet reward for just being them. Here’s a list of the very best bakeries where you can find a dog birthday cake in DC, among other tasty treats! Read More

Owning a Pet

10 DC Dog Parks That Your Dog Will Love

Let your dog socialize and run free at one of our 10 favorite DC dog parks We love walking dogs around the DC area. There’s so much for your pup to see and smell in the neighborhoods. While we would... Read More

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Common Questions

  • How can I book a walk in Arlington?

    Download our app or create an account from our website. Once logged in, select "Book a Walk." Add in the dates you need on the next screen and select the duration and time you'd like us to arrive. Select or add the pet's you'd like us to walk on the next screen, and add in any important tasks you'd like for your walker to complete. It's as simple as that!

  • Can I meet a walker before booking with them?

    Yes! All our meet and greets are complementary and free of charge. You can browse through profiles and read our walker bios by tapping on "See Local Caretakers" on the homescreen. When you find a walker who seems like a good match, you will request a Meet and Greet with them to set up a time for a meeting. You can also opt to have us match you with a professional walker. Walkers will start reaching out to you as early as the same day you request the Meet and Greet.

  • What are the prices for dog walks in Arlington?

    Our dog walkers set their own prices for 30 minute and 60 minute walks. Browse their profiles in the app or on our website to find the walker with the right experience and rates for you and your dog.

  • Can I have the same walker each time I book?

    We believe the best experience for your dog is a consistent walker, and when you book with Barkly, you will book with the same walker. If that walker is unavailable, you’ll have the option to cancel the walk or request that we send a backup walker.

  • Do I get to see the route my walker takes on the walk?

    You will be able to track each walk route in the app so you know precisely where your dog was walked. All visits are also followed up with detailed notes and pictures from the walker, so you know exactly how each visit went. Additionally, we offer 24/7 live customer support, so if you ever need anything, we are always here happy to help!

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