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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.

Downtown’s Top 5 Walkers

Downtown 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 (101 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!uSee Profile

4.93 (45 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 (100 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

I am a animal lover of all species. I have worked and cared for animals most of my life. I have owned dogs cats and birds. Working with animals brings warmth and joy to me because I do believe without animals this world would not be as great of a place to live.See Profile

4.99 (52 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 (187 reviews)

Customer Reviews

Leo had zoomies when Sabrina brought him home. He was super-energizied from this walk. Sabrina gave Leo an especially good workout; he returned with such energy, he didn't know what to do first. Thank you, Sabrina, for Leo's exceptional walk and for ...

Penny M.

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.

Leo says, "I have the utmost respect for Krystal (but don't tell her). She is so "take-charge." This is most remarkable because I am a bit stubborn, and take immense pride in this. Krystal is not impressed. I really like her.

Penny M.

Thanks, Laurie - I'm glad you got to meet Remy. She had a blast on today's walk with you. I appreciate the excellent communication and timeliness! I'd love for you to walk Remy again some time soon. Thanks again!

Ryan R.

apologies for Leo's less than enthusiastic welcome. He is wary of strangers till he becomes familiar, a breed trait. I hope his behavior is acceptable from now on. many thanks. Leo and Meo

Penny M.

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.

Hi Laurie! Awesome walk. I really appreciate your level of detail and communication. The photo was super cute. Remy appreciates you and all you do. Thanks again :)

Ryan R.

Thanks for walking Harley. Please do give her fresh water and food each time, even if she has water and food. That way I know she gets fed two scoops in the day.

Sean D.

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.

Thank you Katie for taking such great care of Harley- we will miss you but hope to see you around and say hello! Best of luck to you with the new job.

Sean D.

Thank you. Sorry for the mess. Jewel does that sometimes. Thank you for telling me. And my poor Bear licks the hair off his belly when we are away.

Katie D.

Thank you so much! Please let me know if you ever have any questions! I know Sloan was probably very excitable and anxious. Thank you so much again!

Elizabeth W.

I admit I was worried being that my dogs had never met this walker, but he did great and I would love to have him walk them again!

Elizabeth W.

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

Catie E.

Thank you for letting me know about the walk, I'll add some notes about the things that might make Orli nervous on walks.

Martin R.

Thanks Alex! We really appreciate the walk you gave Remy today. She's so much fun and we're glad you got to see her!!!

Ryan R.

Thanks Alaina. I'm glad Remy enjoyed her walk. So you know Remy is a female pup, not a male. I appreciate your help!

Ryan R.

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

Sean D.

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

Ryan R.

I truly appreciate the info re: other dog interaction (I'm always a little worried haha) glad it's working out!

Hannah 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
  • See below to save with a walk package

$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

Exclusive Rewards for Frequent Users

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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BREED STANDARD

220 credits

$200

1 credit = $1. Package credits expire within 45 days of purchase.

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345 credits

$300

1 credit = $1. Package credits expire within 45 days of purchase.

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Barkly Pets Dog Facts About Downtown

MOST POPULAR BREED

Labrador Retriever

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

AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DOG WALK

0.02 miles

Barkly Pets dog walkers in Downtown 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.

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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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