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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.

Southwest’s Top 5 Walkers

Southwest dog walkers in your neighborhood.

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Hi, My name is Fei Xia. I love animals. I am a full-time student and I want to do my favorite part-time job such as walking dog. I have been walking different dog breeds for one year as well as I have taken care of many different pets including cats, birds and rabbits. I love them which make me to have lots of fun. I can’t wait for taking care of your cute pet. See Profile

4.99 (994 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Hi! My name is Ricky Himawan Winarta. I am from Indonesia. I love walking and playing with dogs. I have experience in caring for dogs of all sizes and would love to meet yours! See Profile

4.98 (757 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Professional, fun-loving walker and animal lover with 25+ years of dog handling/caring/owning experience. As a Barkly pet professional, I strive to provide an excellent service to all parties involved when taking care of your four-legged loved one 🐕 :) See Profile

4.99 (566 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

I'm a native of Washington D.C., My love for animals allowed me to care for and raise numerous dogs, cats turtles and birds .I understand the patience it takes to ensure dogs and cats are well nutured and treated kindly. I am physically fit and look forward to meeting your love one. I will care for them as if they were my very own . I grew up in a household where being responsible was a must . I've raised over several different pets and currently I have two lovely kid dogs Belle , 6 and Benji ,8 who I care for daily . My years of caring for dogs along with other pets provided me with the knowledge it takes to ensure the safety and know how to be a great caretaker for dogs and cats. Can't... See Profile

4.98 (352 reviews)

Dog Walker in Washington, DC

Been dog walking/pet sitting for a about 3 years now, love it, so much fun hanging out with animals all day! I have had my own pets throughout the years, growing up, sadly i have none of my own now. See Profile

4.98 (323 reviews)

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.

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 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

1.21 miles

Barkly Pets dog walkers in Southwest walk an average distance of 1.21 miles. This distance is below average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.02 miles.

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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.

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