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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.
Kensington dog walkers in your neighborhood.
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
I have always had a love and passion for animals and want to love on your pets while you work or travel.See Profile
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
Hi, please call me Jax. I am a 22 year old student living in Alexandria, VA for college. I am from California and I have been around dogs my whole life. My family breeds Rottweilers and Boxers to be highly trained protective dogs, as we call them, family guardian angels. I have a natural love for the big and cuddly but any dog can capture my heart. I run the 800m and throw discus track and field so I especially enjoy high energy dogs that can keep up with me and need to get a good run in. Additionally, I also have experience working with elderly dogs and I enjoy a leisurely park stroll just as well.My favorite place to jog is Huntley Meadows park in Alexandria which is quite the urban esca...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
The small town of Kensington is a strong community of dog lovers. Barkly customers and walkers will find charming streets lined with quaint boutiques and cute coffee shops. Dogs are welcome at any of the seven wonderful parks in Kensington, all of which are filled with tall leafy trees, landscaped gardens, open grassy fields, and public art. Our customers love living so close to Rock Creek Regional Park, where they can enjoy hikes with their dog on over 13 miles of trails through woodlands along scenic lake shores.
Thank you SO MUCH for taking good care of my dogs - esp. the younger one. This is the first time we've left her alone since we got her and I was soooo nervous. I'm SO HAPPY you took good care of her. Can't thank you enough!
Thank you Beth! I find texts confirming that youre coming infinitely reassuring. Appreciate the walk report too! I'm sure he really appreciated getting out in the middle of the day.
I love the picture of her with the bunny pillow! THANK YOU. I saved it on my desktop at work and look at it when I'm having a bad day. Thanks again! - Tracy
She was kind enough to take it upon herself to put a perishable package in our fridge. Now THAT’S service! What a great dog walker.
I really appreciate hearing directly from carers in the walk report and direct texts too. it's very reassuring. Thank you!
Thanks for taking care of Snooki. We'll keep her on soft food for lunch for the next 1-2 weeks until her gums are healed.
I got to meet her as I came home early. What a nice person! I hope she gets to walk our dogs again.
Thanks, Daniel! Yeah, he looks really sleepy...thanks for the photo. Hope you're well. Deb
Thanks for letting me know about the fish. Needless to say, she got a bath when I got home!
Thank you for walking her. Some walkers just take her outside. She needs the walk.
Thank you for trying to get her to keep walking, lol!
Thank you! Hope you guys can stay in business.
Thank you for your descriptions! Love them!
Snooki loves being walked by you!
Thanks for changing her pad out!
Love this photo! Thanks!!!
The most popular breed in Kensington is the Golden Retriever. This city has more dog walks with Golden Retrievers than any other breed.
Barkly Pets dog walkers in Kensington walk an average distance of 1.41 miles. This distance is above average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.18 miles.
The most popular neighborhood in Kensington is the North Kensington/South Kensington area. This neighborhood has the most dog walks of any other neighborhood in Kensington.
Kensington's dog scent score is 99. Believe it or not, when dog’s sniff it’s terrific mental exercise for them. Our data suggests that dogs love to pee in Kensington which means that dogs in this area must really love their long walks!
How can I book a walk in Kensington?
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 Kensington?
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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