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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

DC resident, Cat mama, and animal lover. Knowledgeable about DC neighborhoods and surrounding areas. Pet owner my entire life and up for caring for pets of all sizes and temperaments.See Profile

4.99 (98 reviews)

DC’s 2nd Best Rated Barkly Dog Walker

Hi! My name is London. I’m a 26 year old pet parent to a Yorkie and a Guinea pig. I decided to expand my passion and love for dogs (and animals in general) by becoming a part of the dog walking community for Barkly Pets. I’m dedicated to treating your fur babies as if they were my own, and giving them one of the most enjoyable walks they’ve ever taken❤️.See Profile

4.99 (98 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Hi, my name is Angela and I’m so excited to serve you and your pet as your neighborly walker. I can’t wait to meet your furry family members and shower them with attention and affection.See Profile

4.97 (183 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Hi, my name is Brandford. Ive been working with animals for over four years now in veterinary hospitals, shelters, and day cares. I love animals and caring for them. I promise to care for your pet the with the same love and consideration that you would!See Profile

4.98 (114 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Greetings! My name is Brittany and I’m already excited about the possibility of working with you and your pet! If you’re looking for someone who is punctual, dependable and will care for you pet as if it were their own...then look no further, here I am! I have 2 dogs of my own, Crispin and Cebastian, and I love working with dogs of all breeds and sizes. Hope to hear from you soon!See Profile

4.99 (254 reviews)

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!

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.

How many dogs do you want to have walked?

$20

30 minute walk

  • $20 for 30 minute private walks
  • Schedule ahead or book last minute
  • 12 hour notice cancelation policy
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$30

60 minute walk

  • $30 for 60 minute private walks
  • Perfect for the energetic pup
  • 12 hour notice cancelation policy
  • Save 15% per walk with a walk package

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Most dogs need walks several times a day. Our packages offer rewards for our most frequent customers. These packages are perfect for the young puppy or active dog needing regular exercise.

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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

0.02 miles

Barkly Pets dog walkers in Washington walk an average distance of 0.02 miles. This distance is below average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 1.21 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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Common Questions

  • 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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