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Discover local Washington dog walkers and view their profiles with verified credentials. Meet the local walker you choose beforehand, and ensure you and your pet have the perfect match.

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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 are the only company that is fee-free for walkers, allowing professionals to earn substantially more on our platform. This has led to a much higher quality of care, and standard of service compared to similar companies in the industry.

Washington’s Top 5 Walkers

Washington dog walkers in your neighborhood.

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Hi, I'm from Brazil and I love pets! I grew up among dogs in my country. I've been working for Barkly since October 2016. I have two daughters and I'm very cautions with the pets. I always take care of them like they were mine. See Profile

4.99 (1229 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Hi, My name is Fei Xia. I love animals. I am a full-time student and I want to do my favorite part-time job such as walking dog. I have been walking different dog breeds for one year as well as I have taken care of many different pets including cats, birds and rabbits. I love them which make me to have lots of fun. I can’t wait for taking care of your cute pet. See Profile

4.99 (994 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Hello! I am Micaela and I am an actor and the happy owner of a Teddy Bear puppy named Caliban! I have cared for Caliban for a year and a half and he is my best friend! I can't wait for the opportunity to spend more time with pups! See Profile

5.00 (927 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

My name is Stefanie; I am 28 and a lifetime dog-owner & lover of all animals! I would love to accompany your favorite furry family members in the Montgomery County area on a walk! :) See Profile

4.99 (806 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

I'm an at home momprenuer and nursing student ready to walk your fuzzy family members. I rescued and adopted a 9 lb.miniature pincher 2 years ago and I foster pooches through a local organization here in the city. I am available and ready for on-demand walks, especially in nasty weather! As an owner and pooch mother, I understand the need for a trusted pet caretaker . Here I am!

4.96 (951 reviews)

Customer Reviews

Breanne is super attentive to Lola and consistently tries to make each walk uniquely exciting for our dog. She also, today and other days, does a great job of looking after our dog's play area at home to make sure it stays clean and safe. We thorough...

Kaitlyn R.

Sarah was fantastic because she went above & beyond what was asked if her. I realized I forgot to turn my crockpot on & she was kind enough to save my dinner by turning it on for me. And I know Scarlwt loved her walk based on the route!

Courtney F.

Sarah has been great at being patient with Berlin, especially during her more willful and resistant moments. She works hard to get the most out of their time and is very gentle and considerate when doing so

Kerry R.

Thanks for the update on her coughing. She has been sick for a few weeks now. We are going to a new yet Monday to get a second opinion so any updates would be great

Kendall B.

Sorry we forgot to leave the clicker in the usual spot, thank you for altering the route enough to get a full walk and both #1/2 out of Berlin, despite the cold :)

Kerry R.

Sorry about that, not sure why there is nobody at the front desk. I will talk to the Management. Luckily, we are home this morning. Thank you as always Rahul!

Walter S.

Thanks for letting us know about the leash. It happened for the first time last night, but we thought it was a fluke cause she was playing with another dog.

Courtney F.

Thanks so much for walking Nora! I know she loves having a break during the day and it's such a relief to know she's having fun.

Helen B.

Really appreciated the note and confirmation that she did ok with a new walker -- also looked like a nice long walk. Thanks!!

Darien C.

Mikaela is amazing- Nanook took to her quickly and she was super sweet and patient with my skittish little pup. Thank you!!!!

Catie E.

Clarice has been awesome!! Whenever I have Athena here again she will be the first person I notify!! Thanks for everything!

Damon B.

Thanks! Great reports. She only needs the booties if there is salt out - I appreciate you using them when needed.

Sean D.

No worries on the distance. As you know, Keller is very shy with new people. Thanks for your patience with him.

Timothy S.

Thanks Isabelle. We appreciate the notes and photo! Glad everything went well. Much appreciated for all you do!

Ryan R.

If Kelly could give Keller a little bit more encouragement to walk around the block, that would be awesome.

Timothy S.

Sarah walked at a good clip which is important for my dog! She also provided a detailed report.

Sara B.

Love Natalie! She is a great Walker! We appreciate her communication and patience with anabelle

Jessica D.

Please feel free to give Keller a little extra encouragement to walk around the neighborhood.

Timothy S.

Alyssa is always pleasant to chat with, the dogs love her, and she's a responsible walker! :)

Sharon A.

LOVE The photo and thanks for taking him to Meridian Hill - one of his favorite places!!

Erin D.

Washington Dog Walking Prices

The most competitive prices available for premium and private pet care.

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$20

30 minute walk

  • $20 for 30 minute private walks
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$30

60 minute walk

  • $30 for 60 minute private walks
  • Perfect for the energetic pup
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Barkly Pets Dog Facts About Washington

MOST POPULAR BREED

Labrador Retriever

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

AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DOG WALK

1.22 miles

Barkly Pets dog walkers in Washington walk an average distance of 1.22 miles. This distance is below average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.01 miles.

MOST POPULAR NEIGHBORHOOD FOR WALKS

Near Northeast, Trinidad, Kingman Park

The most popular neighborhood in Washington is the Near Northeast/Trinidad/Kingman Park area. This neighborhood has the most dog walks of any other neighborhood in Washington.

DOG SCENT SCORE

33 out of 100

Washington's dog scent score is 33. Believe it or not, when dog’s sniff it’s terrific mental exercise for them. Our data suggests that dogs love to pee in Washington which means that dogs in this area must really love their long walks!

How Dog Friendly is Washington?

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GREENERY TO PAVEMENT SCORE

100 out of 100 (A+)

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

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DOG FRIENDLY AMENITY SCORE

81 out of 100 (B-)

Washington scores moderate for dog-friendliness given the city’s many dog friendly places. It’s relatively easy to take your dog with you to restaurants, cafes, and stores in cities that score moderate in dog-friendliness.

DOG WALKING RANK

#3

Washington ranks #3 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

#25 out of 100

Washington ranks #25 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!

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Washington Dog Walking

Not only is D.C. the nation’s capital city, it is also the birthplace of Barkly Pets! Ranging from quiet, residential streets to booming neighborhoods that are buzzing with city life, there is a multitude of reasons why our walkers love the city! There are so many great parks and trails that both you and your dog will love, all of which offer a peaceful oasis from the fast pace of city life. Barkly walkers are eager to care for your furry friend and are available in the DC area everyday of the week!

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