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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
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
I am an enthusiastic dog walker. I love dogs! I am now blessed to start working full time as a dog walker. I am flexible and mobile to travel. I am able to walk medium to small dogs and some large dogs. Please feel free to message me with any inquires or questions.See Profile
Hi there! I'm a student at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) and majoring in Wildlife Conservation. I've always had a passion for the welfare of all animals, and I want to ensure that your family member gets the best care possible. Some previous experience of mine is that I've had 5 dogs of my own throughout my life, and have volunteered at adoption events for both cats and dogs.Let's get to know each other, and I promise I don't bite!If you are satisfied and happy with my care, feel free to let others know and to use my code: walk0385mic (gets you $50 in credit for walks!)See Profile
Hello, Im Rachael! I love animals of all kinds and am especially excited to walk your lovely pup or care for your sweet kitty! I am very comfortable with all sizes and breeds of dogs (and cats), and follow directions very well! I am attentive and always make sure I do the most for your furry friend!See Profile
Bethesda is quiet neighborhood that offers ample green space, making it one of our more popular dog walking neighborhoods in the Washington metro area. Local dog walkers frequently visit The Capital Crescent Trail, a paved nature trail that runs through the heart of Bethesda and goes through some of the most scenic parts of the city. Reaching from the DC border up through North Bethesda, we have dozens of professional dog walkers available throughout Bethesda. Schedule a free Meet and Greet with a local Barkly walker today!
Fan-frickin-tastic! She communicated with me via text this AM to let me know that she actually read all the instructions. Whiskers looked happy on her walk and was fed properly. And my house was the same way I left it. Wish I could have her everyday!...
Thank you so much for texting us about noticing her issues, I am so sorry I forgot to update the Notes. Her medicine worked fast, and here's hoping Callie is all cleared up by her next visit in a couple weeks. It means a lot that you noticed and thou...
Thank you so much Jessica, Callie was in a great mood when we got home! Thank you for some over the top initial accident cleanup, she is still working on that. Our new materials (harness, food storage) arrived today and should be ready for tomorrow.
I can't say enough good things about Stefanie: She's communicative over little things, and goes out of her way when it's a bigger thing, and I'm so appreciative of how much she truly enjoys spending time with Bea and how wonderful she is with her.
Thank you as always for the detail! Callie went to the vet for evaluation of her surgery scar, and she had dome nervous bathroom afterward, so it's not a worry today. She should be in good shape next week for normal walks again!
Thank you for the info, especially regarding her bathroom. She had some car anxiety with last night's training class, and she had an evacuation after that. Hopefully she's back to her normal movements tonight.
Thanks so much! She is a goofball and loves to play with other dogs at the dog park and daycare when she attends. She is usually not the only dog in the home so she is adjusting to that.
Thank you so much! I have been manually updating notes each day, because they were created in bulk but have to be updated 1 at a time...oh well. Callie got away with a double lunch today!
Thank you Jessica, it means a lot that you notice all the little details about the day-to-day behavior of Callie...we really feel like you take the time to know what our pup needs!
Virginia developed an instant rapport with Chuck that makes us very happy. We enjoy the detailed notes about their walks and Virginia's attention to Chuck's safety and happiness.
Thank you very much Jessica! We'll take some time this weekend to make Callie feel that her crate is a great place and not just a sign that a fun person is leaving
Thank you for the feedback, she began that habit last night. I will be working on how to encourage a better walking habit for her over the weekend.
What a great picture! Thank you as always for taking care of Callie! We will keep an eye on her leg, she played pretty hard at day care yesterday
Thank you so much for spending the time with Callie. Hopefully by next week her stitches will be out and she will be ready for her longer walks!
Thanks for being so attentive to Lennon! He LOVES being outside and it’s today you went above and beyond to let him enjoy his outside time
I always love reading Stefanie’s recaps. I truly believe she loves spending time with Lennon. He wants to know if we can adopt her.
Thank you for still taking the time to keep Callie active when she refused to walk, I guess she's not used to the cold rain yet
We're glad she was good today! She went to her first day of day care yesterday, we weren't sure if she would be lazy tired
Thank you as always. Your communication and updates are very much appreciated and you really go above and beyond!
Thank you for taking her out in the gloomy weather, I'm glad she didn't insist on a long rainy walk
The most popular breed in Bethesda is the Labrador Retriever. This city has more dog walks with Labrador Retrievers than any other breed.
Barkly Pets dog walkers in Bethesda walk an average distance of 1.18 miles. This distance is below average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.05 miles.
The most popular neighborhood in Bethesda is the Bethesda Center/Alta Vista/Woodmont Triangle area. This neighborhood has the most dog walks of any other neighborhood in Bethesda.
Bethesda's dog scent score is 97. Believe it or not, when dog’s sniff it’s terrific mental exercise for them. Our data suggests that dogs love to pee in Bethesda which means that dogs in this area must really love their long walks!
How can I book a walk in Bethesda?
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 Bethesda?
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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