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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 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.

Southwest’s Top 5 Walkers

Southwest 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

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)

Southwest Dog Walking

Barkly walkers find Southwest to be one of D.C’s most historic and scenic neighborhoods. It is also home to a riverfront community that includes The Wharf, a buzzing dining and entertainment destination with an extensive amount of recreational activities. In the summer months, there are free outdoor movies where dogs are welcome to join! Barkly walkers love routes along the riverfront where they can enjoy panoramic views of the Potomac River.

Customer Reviews

Thank you for the update. Coco is very sweet amd loves people. She has never had any issues with people or dogs. Whomever said that to you is either confusing Coco with another dog or they are not well. Please keep Coco away from them in the future. ...

Ed B.

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.

Elizabeth is a great walker! Our dog adores her, and she is always responsive and communicates very well. Her walk reports are so fun to read and she is so descriptive. We’ve been lucky to have her.

Jennifer M.

This update made me cry! Thank you so much for loving on my boy and giving him such good care. Makes being away for work SO MUCH easier! I’m eternally grateful

Lynsey G.

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 Morgan! I'm always excited when you take Nora out. She was so content when I got home yesterday; it made a huge difference in my day!

Helen B.

Thanks Morgan! I'm so glad Nora got to go out and enjoy the scenery. I miss her on these long days, but I'm happy to know she's getting some love!

Helen B.

Thanks Nate! He's still going #2 every morning and every evening so I'm not too concerned. He's likely just going through a rebellious phase ;)

Lynsey G.

Thanks Danielle! I know Nora was excited to see you after I was unexpectedly out all day. Thanks for taking her out for a nice walk!

Helen B.

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.

Clarice has been awesome!! Whenever I have Athena here again she will be the first person I notify!! Thanks for everything!

Damon B.

Thanks for taking care of him and knowing a ball from the fridge top is okay for a walk but most go back up top afterwards

Sharon R.

Thanks for walking my stubborn boy. Feel free to take treated or the ball next time to bribe him to walk your direction

Sharon R.

I really appreciated her communication regarding the timing and her extra attention to Murph. Very sweet!

Lynsey G.

Thank you for your sweet handwritten notes about Murph! They make my day! I read them out loud to him :)

Lynsey G.

Thank you Pazi! I'm glad the worst seems to have passed. Thanks for taking such good care of my girl!

Helen B.

Ha it takes him a little while to get used to new people. Now you'll have a friend for life!

Lynsey G.

Sorry I clicked the wrong number of stars, I have thick thumbs!! Please adjust to 5 Stars!

Jennifer M.

Thanks so much, Gina! Sorry for the confusion with the door. I’m glad you had a good walk!

Helen B.

Thanks for taking Nora out this week! She loves treats—feel free to give her one anytime!

Helen B.

Barkly Pets Dog Facts About Southwest

MOST POPULAR BREED

Beagle

The most popular breed in Southwest is the Beagle. This neighborhood has more dog walks with Beagles than any other breed.

AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DOG WALK

1.02 miles

Barkly Pets dog walkers in Southwest walk an average distance of 1.02 miles. This distance is below average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.21 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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