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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 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.

Brightwood’s Top 5 Walkers

Brightwood dog walkers in your neighborhood.

Ruff & Roll :)

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

5.00 (27 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

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

4.95 (60 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

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

4.94 (90 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Hi I am Fatima. I have a passion and love for all animal. i am a dog owner myself so i know how important it is to leave your pet with someone you trust. I would love to help out walking and spend time with your doggie while you are at work.See Profile

5.00 (37 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

I am a life-long animal lover and can’t wait to meet and bond with yours! I’ve worked with many different breeds, from miniature schnauzers to greyhounds. I volunteer at a local rescue shelter and enjoy giving the care, attention and unconditional love I believe all animals deserve. I have also spent over 15 years in customer service fields and I look forward to providing you and your pet a professional and fun experience.See Profile

5.00 (263 reviews)

Customer Reviews

He's been doing the belly rub thing lately hah! I think his character is coming out a lil more now that he has a consistent home. Thanks for the details love them! So happy he had good manners.

Karen H.

Thanks! Sorry about the harness. He'll have a better one for next week's walks! He does like to bite the harness to play so that's not too surprising :) thanks for the pictures, too!

Karen H.

Great first walk! I love all the feedback and that was a really cute photo. I feel so much better about leaving her while I am at work now! Thanks for taking such good care of her!

Amy W.

Hahahah!!! Yes he's such a dork he must put his entire face in the water to get the ice cube out. No worries at all - we learned this the hard way, too. Thanks for the heads up!

Karen H.

Thanks Jenna! I probably should have mentioned this earlier, but Sonny does not like to go near the Dunkin Donuts. He got attacked by a bird there like a year ago

Ali S.

lol at his pic! Thanks for doing a bug check--he LOVES jumping into spider plants. and yes any of the kongs in the freezer are ok but thank you for asking!

Karen H.

No worries on the time, that is like the ideal time but not a showstopper time. I was just happy you took such good care of Maximus. Thank you very much!

Kelly G.

yes he has a lot of energy!! I hope he wasn't too too much. and thank you so much for reading his profile! i'm glad y'all had a good walk :)

Karen H.

aw awesome!! yeah just got that leash it's pretty smart! but the longer one is there too if you prefer. glad it was a smooth walk :)

Karen H.

Thx so much for the awesome walk...she loves rock creek park. It looks like she had a great time! You are so nice for doing that!

Claire M.

Thanks, Micaela! Any kong is fine! We rushed this morning leaving so we didn't have time to do the red ones. Thanks for that!

Karen H.

Andrea is the absolute best in every way! I can’t believe she cleaned up the mess my little monsters made. She is amazing!

Meg H.

Thanks so much, Jess! Again, I'm sorry you had trouble entering the apartment. I'm following up with management.

Elina P.

Thank you so much! I'm sure she had so much fun seeing all the kids! She loves playing with children. :)

Amy W.

so glad it was a good walk thank you for getting whatever it was out of his mouth. he can be so fast!!

Karen H.

Thank you for the walk Wendy! Hux looks so happy and healthy. Glad everything went super smoothly :)

Taylor K.

I really appreciate the detailed description! Thank you so much! I'm glad Holly had a nice time :)

Amy W.

Thanks for cleaning up his accident! And for giving him the kong, I forgot to mention that.

Roman M.

perfect!! thank you! glad he was a good pup :) thanks for giving him his kong, too!

Karen H.

Thank you so much for the detailed description! I'm glad Holly was a good girl! :)

Amy W.

Barkly Pets Dog Facts About Brightwood

MOST POPULAR BREED

Labrador Retriever

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

AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DOG WALK

0.90 miles

Barkly Pets dog walkers in Brightwood walk an average distance of 0.9 miles. This distance is below average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.33 miles.

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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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