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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.
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Hi! My name is Heather and I am a 27 year old woman that has been working as a Professional Pet Care Provider for 5 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). 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 ! 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 hope to meet you and your pets...See Profile
I've had animals around me since I was a child. We had both cats and dogs. Since childhood, my love for both cats and dogs hasn't vanished. I used to have two cats and also have experience taking care of friends' dogs (taking them walking, feeding them, playing with them, giving them medicine, etc.). I treat each animal with the utmost love and want to make sure that they are well-cared for and safe.See Profile
Hello! I look forward to walking and spending time with your pet!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
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!
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...
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!
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
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
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 :)
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!
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.
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.
Really appreciated the note and confirmation that she did ok with a new walker -- also looked like a nice long walk. Thanks!!
Mikaela is amazing- Nanook took to her quickly and she was super sweet and patient with my skittish little pup. Thank you!!!!
Clarice has been awesome!! Whenever I have Athena here again she will be the first person I notify!! Thanks for everything!
Thanks! Great reports. She only needs the booties if there is salt out - I appreciate you using them when needed.
No worries on the distance. As you know, Keller is very shy with new people. Thanks for your patience with him.
Thanks Isabelle. We appreciate the notes and photo! Glad everything went well. Much appreciated for all you do!
If Kelly could give Keller a little bit more encouragement to walk around the block, that would be awesome.
Sarah walked at a good clip which is important for my dog! She also provided a detailed report.
Love Natalie! She is a great Walker! We appreciate her communication and patience with anabelle
Please feel free to give Keller a little extra encouragement to walk around the neighborhood.
Alyssa is always pleasant to chat with, the dogs love her, and she's a responsible walker! :)
LOVE The photo and thanks for taking him to Meridian Hill - one of his favorite places!!
The most popular breed in Washington is the Labrador Retriever. This city has more dog walks with Labrador Retrievers than any other breed.
Barkly Pets dog walkers in Washington walk an average distance of 1.01 miles. This distance is below average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.22 miles.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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How can I book a walk in Washington DC?
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 Washington DC?
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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