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Rockville Dog Running Professionals

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Stef's Pet Services
4.8
from 82 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Peter A.
Verified review

Stephanie was wonderful. She came and stayed at our home for one week, and fed our dog and cat, and did the walking of the dog as indicated and emptying of the cat box as instructed. In addition to doing what she was hired for, for a very affordable price, Stephanie was also very responsive to questions before she began sitting for us, and was available to talk over the phone during the time that we were away. In addition to all of this, she was available for an introductory "meet and greet." We liked her immediately and plan to use her services again in the future!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jared G.
Verified review

Gennaro was a great Carpet cleaner. We had multiple issues with allowing him access to our place, having the power turned on, and access to running water because we had already moved from the premises and this was the last step in us receiving our security deposit. In spite of it all, Gennaro made several attempts to complete the job, and made several trips to the house to seek out alternative water and power sources. In the end, he did a great job and most importantly, the carpet was very clean at a very fair cost. If we lived in the area, and needed a carpet cleaner we would use him again.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leo W.
Verified review

I having nothing but good things to say about this company. Natasha is very friendly, exceedingly professional, and most importantly great with dogs. My dog can be skittish at times, and initially he did not want to leave the house to go on walks with Natasha. She was very patient, worked with him over several visits, and now he gets excited whenever she comes. She was so patient with him, and it gives me great peace-of-mind knowing that she is there to visit with him on days when I have to work late.

Waggy Walkys
4.6
from 40 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
SUSAN H.
Verified review

Our Waggy Walkys dog walker is wonderful.

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Paw Patrol of VA LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin D.
Verified review

Vicki was a wonderful trainer who managed to help us train our 1yo rescue, Penny. She provided tips, advice, and made amazing suggestions to practice while not in training sessions. In the course of 6 weeks, Penny learned several obedience commands (stay, leave it, wait, etc) as well as tricks (sit, down, paw, crawl, etc.) Penny was difficult to teach when we first got her and although I have had a dog before, I have never had a puppy/younger pup and she wasn’t a good listener until we saught help from Paw Patrol of VA, LLC. Vicki was very flexible with our schedule, understanding of our ongoing frustrations in trying to teach her obedience, and was able to help us change our body language and tone to teach Penny what we wanted her to do. After the first 2 sessions, Penny recognized Vicki when she came to our home and LOVED school (mostly because she loves attention, praise, and training treats). I am so thankful my husband and I agreed to get a trainer for Penny and we really lucked out with Vicki. Thank you Vicki, Brittany and Sadie for your kindness. We would gladly hire Vicki again in the future and recommend her to others in the area!

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Barking Trails
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melinda O.
Verified review

Barking Trails has proven an excellent daily dog walking service for my three little ones!

Cupid Pets
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Isaac T.
Verified review

I am a Dog Trainer in the Northern Virginia area. For the past four years, after I am done training with my clients, I send them over to Cupid Pets. I looked around at other dog walking and pet sitting companies and none of them meet my standards like Cupid Pets has for my dogs and previous clients.

La Pet Care & Dog Training
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Chris Z.
Verified review

Oh my goodness, Jenny was the best, and affordable compared to DC area dog sitters. She had Pet Vet Background, so she's on top of everything, especially if your dog has meds. Sounds as if she was totally on top of walks and such. I will be using her again for our dog Daisy, hoping she doesn't become super popular from this positive review and others' reviews. I asked her if she would want to.watch my Teens too! (ha ha)

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Social Tailwaggers, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca A.
Verified review

I couldn't be happier with the training that we've received from Social Tailwaggers. Jodie, our trainer. is so patient and very knowledgeable. The first time we met, we discussed what training I was interested in and what goals we were trying to achieve for my dog, Cooper. Cooper was around 10-11 months old when we began our first training session. She immediately began to introduce new skills and commands to work on training Cooper. After each lesson, Jodie sends a detailed email outlining all of the skills we worked on and suggestions to help with practicing on my own. Jodie was also helpful with recommendations on types of toys and feeding bowls to help with the energy level of my dog. I would highly recommend Social Tailwaggers to anyone who needs help training a new puppy or an older dog. It is well worth the time, money and effort to have a well trained dog and not only are you going to have a well trained, better behaved dog, it's also a lot of fun time spent with your dog.

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Petstigious Pets
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen G.
Verified review

We've been using Petstigious Pets dog walking services since the end of December and we couldn't be happier. The company owners met with us on short notice and were able to accommodate our requests. We are very happy with the exceptional level of professionalism and near immediate responsiveness via text messages. They even send daily report cards with a photo or two of your animal. We highly recommend this company.

Tails to Scales Pet Care LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Maegan R.
Verified review

Karen has been walking my youngest dog and taking out my other 3 dogs for the past 2 years. She has been absolutely wonderful and loves and treats my dogs as if they are her own. She's also done an extended overnight stay while we were out of town. I wouldn't trust anymore more than I trust Karen. She has been amazing and gives me daily updates as well to how everything went!

NoMa Pet Walking & Care
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Brian B.
Verified review

Blake, the owner, is a true professional and I couldn't be happier I hired his company. He's very interactive with the customer and built an efficient, consolidated, user-friendly website where you can perform virtually any function you need. In addition to the competitive prices, he truly cares about his work and the way he takes care of my dog goes above and beyond. My dog had a UTI and when he got to her, she had wet the bed. He spent an extra 20 minutes free of charge comforting her, cleaning up and putting the sheets in the washing machine. If you want a polite, pleasant, punctual and professional service, you can't go wrong with these folks. I have half a dozen dog walkers over the past 10 years and Blake and crew are EASILY the best.

Lullaby Pet Sitters
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie W.
Verified review

Jade was very professional. She took the time for my dog Bob to get comfortable with her. Jade has a great way with my dog.

Shaki De Pena
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Claire P.
Verified review

Excellent dog walker and pet-sitter. Caring and loving with my dog. Also knowledgeable regarding pet care, grooming, nutrition, and in general the pet industry. My doggie love her and get very excited every time that she arrive. I have recommended her services to friends and family.

FourDogLovers
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Ed C.
Verified review

Best deal you'll ever get for a dog trainer. He is gentle, patient and kind. He took great care with our dog and spent lots and lots of time with her. I recommend him to you without any reservations.

Loudoun Pet Care
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We are very happy with Loudoun Pet Care. Tyler came over for a consultation and he listened to what we were looking for in a dog walker and was very professional and nice. Our dog immediately loved him. Every day we get an update with a GPS imagine of where he took our dog walking and the amount of time he walked her. Tyler is very responsive if you need him. Overall we are extremely satisfied with his service and are very thankful to him. I highly recommend Loudoun Pet Care.

Doggydawgs Pet Services LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne D.
Verified review

I've used DoggyDawgs for about a year. My dog loves the walkers and they are very responsive and accommodating when I need to switch schedule. Highly recommend the whole company and the amazing workers.

Dog Lover
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mark E.
Verified review

House and dog sitting / walking for two weeks - Sherri did an excellent job

Debbie's Pet Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew J.
Verified review

Debbie is great! From the moment she met our little pup, she was eager to help him reach his full potential. She sends daily updates when she visits with him, and when available photos as well. I would highly recommend Debbie to anyone looking for pet walking/sitting services.

Puppykins Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
The Ruckman's M.
Verified review

If you ever need any dog sitting needs, Julie is the one to go to. She is affectionate and understanding to your dogs needs. We have three dogs, two are older and one is a puppy, and she kept them happy on each of their levels of comfort. Julie is very responsive as well if you ever have any questions or want a photo of your pets.

Doggie Club
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Elana N.
Verified review

Brandon watched our dog and cats and was fantastic! They absolutely loved him and we felt really good about leaving them in his care. He took care of the animals and our house like his own. Would definitely use him again!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

How much do dog walkers charge?

The cost of dog walking depends on several factors including length and frequency of dog walks, the number of dogs on the walk, distance to your house, and any additional services you request. The national average cost range for a dog walk is $10-$20, but that price will vary based on where you live in the country and the regional cost of living and doing business. 

The longer the dog walk, the higher your costs will be. Dog walkers offer a range of walk lengths, from 15-minute potty breaks to long hikes of 120 minutes or more. For example, a dog walker may charge $15 for a 15-minute walk and $35 for a 35-minute walk. Requesting that your dog be the only animal on the walk will typically mean a higher cost than if you permit your dog to be walked in a pack of dogs. You may be able to get a discounted rate if you have more than one dog to be walked. For example, a professional dog walker may charge $28 for one dog or $33 for two dogs on a 60-minute walk. If you need additional help — like feeding the dogs or giving them medication — dog walkers may be able to provide this service at an additional fee. Dog walkers may charge higher rates for walking your dogs on holidays. 

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