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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.

Congress Heights’s Top 5 Walkers

Congress Heights dog walkers in your neighborhood.

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

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

5.00 (16 reviews)

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

I am an enthusiastic dog walker. I love dogs! I am now blessed to start working full time as a dog walker. I am flexible and mobile to travel. I am able to walk medium to small dogs and some large dogs. Please feel free to message me with any inquires or questions.See Profile

5.00 (4 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)

Customer Reviews

We LOVE having Derrick walk Higgins!!! He has mastered our front door keypad and we never have to worry about when he is coming. He is always on time and consistently picks up our walks. Higgins loves him too and always gets in a good bit of exercis...

Adrienne S.

I appreciate you working on his leash pulling!!! This is a recent development and I need to do some research to help teach him too!

Adrienne S.

Thanks for keeping such a close eye on Higgins while he is sick and coming at the beginning of the window! You're the best!

Adrienne S.

Thanks for watching him so closely! I promise we feed him!! Haha apparently chicken bones are just too good to pass up!

Adrienne S.

Derrick was great with his updates and sweet note about our pup. Arrived on time and have no issues. Thanks Derrick!!!

Dylan Y.

Aw the inside pic is cute!!! Thanks for taking him on such a good walk even in the nasty, rainy weather!

Adrienne S.

Thank you for coming after 2:00 as requested!!! That was so helpful for our schedule!

Adrienne S.

And of course..... Addy isn't sitting for the picture!!!! LOL Thanks Derrick!

Adrienne S.

Shay was amazing to Curry in his time of need. Highly recommend Shay!

Marceen Burgher B.

What an awesome walk! thank you for taking such good care of Lionel.

Dylan Y.

Hahaha great pic. I think Higgins thinks he's a model or something!

Adrienne S.

Thanks for coming at the normal time even though we booked late!

Adrienne S.

Thank you for running upstairs and checking his water bowl!

Adrienne S.

Higgns is glad to know you're cheering for the chiefs!!!

Adrienne S.

Thanks for always taking such good care of Higgins!!

Adrienne S.

Brittany was great! She loved on our puppy so well!

Adrienne S.

Thanks for your great work with Barksdale this year!

Maryam H.

Omg best picture ever hahaha thanks Silvi!!!!

Adrienne S.

Jenn, thanks so much for the detailed notes!

Dylan Y.

Higgins favorite person ever = Derrick lol

Adrienne S.

Barkly Pets Dog Facts About Congress Heights

MOST POPULAR BREED

Doberman Pinscher

The most popular breed in Congress Heights is the Doberman Pinscher. This neighborhood has more dog walks with Doberman Pinschers than any other breed.

AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DOG WALK

0.94 miles

Barkly Pets dog walkers in Congress Heights walk an average distance of 0.94 miles. This distance is below average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.29 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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