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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.

Shepherd Park’s Top 5 Walkers

Shepherd Park dog walkers in your neighborhood.

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Hello :)My name is Melanie and I'm excited to be your walker for today! I have lived with dogs for a long time and have a lot of experience taking care of them. I've owned 2 dogs and fostered one cat and my biggest priority when taking care of someone's fur baby is making sure that they are comfortable,safe, and having a good time :)See Profile

5.00 (4 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Hi, my name is Maggie and I am excited to be a Barkly Pets walker! I have experience walking all sorts of dogs from the extremely energetic to the very mellow and the super skittish. Growing up my favorite siblings were my family's golden retriever and a black lab. I am a Social Work graduate student at University of Maryland and dog walking is the best study break I could imagine! I can't wait to meet all my new doggie friends.See Profile

4.99 (36 reviews)

Seasoned Dog Walker in the Washington D.C area! Will Travel To You!

Hi there! My name is Nick, and I'm from Princeton, New Jersey! I am here in Washington D.C. finishing up school and working at an NGO trying to combat modern slavery. In my free time, I love to go for walks around the city with my pup, or hang out inside with my cat. If you are anything like me, your pet is your life. I will make sure to treat your pet with respect and dignity he or she deserves. I strive to make sure your pet's needs are met efficiently, and responsibly.See Profile

4.95 (12 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

I am an avid animal lover. I have owned an Eskipoo for 2 years and absolutely love him! I also have some experience walking up to 5 dogs at the same time. As a walker, you can expect me to be punctual, professional, and thorough with my work. I will make sure to give your pet a quality time!See Profile

5.00 (7 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Hello! My name is Briana I am a student specializing in a medical STEM hoping to go into the veterinary field. I love dogs of all sizes an all ages! In fact I am a mother of two (Jes a Maltese Terrier who is older and Lexy a Labrador puppy who has just began her wonderful life). I have been dog sitting, walking, and grooming for years (5 approximately) it started out as watching dogs in the proximity of their owners then being paid to walk them, babysit them for weeks, or groom them. I have first aid experience with dogs just Incase your dog might need any assistance and I am prepped to work alongside any accommodations your dog might need such as frequent water breaks or decreased movement...See Profile

5.00 (6 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Elina P.

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.

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.

Youre Fantastic ! Thanks so much, wed be happy to have you walk our baby again :)

Taylor K.

Thanks for coming back to do a later walk! Really appreciate your flexibility!

Loren P.

awesome thank you! I'm sure he's so happy to have you back walking him!! :)

Karen H.

aw glad he was a good pup and that y'all had a good first walk!! thank you!

Karen H.

Sorry about that. Read the notes for tips on the tug of war behavior. :/

Karen H.

Thanks for helping out with her boarder today! I really appreciate it

Loren P.

Thanks so much for being so thorough! I'm glad he behaved for you :)

Karen H.

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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Barkly Pets Dog Facts About Shepherd Park

MOST POPULAR BREED

Labrador Retriever

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

AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DOG WALK

1.17 miles

Barkly Pets dog walkers in Shepherd Park walk an average distance of 1.17 miles. This distance is below average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.06 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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