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Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.
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Kodiak came back a happy and extremely tired pup. Jaida was great.
Thank you so much for taking such great care of Kona!!!
Cinthya was great! She was on time and communicative and when Alby returned he was happy and calm. Would definitely recommend Cinthya and will use her again!
Sophie was so great! She kept me up to date on Lilys stay and took excellent care of her. Will be booking with Sophie again!
Thank you so much for taking care of our pup!
Aliyah will always be top of my list to take care of my girls. Great care, very responsive, excellent work.
I did a disservice by not making this post sooner! Laetecia did a great job taking care of my dog AMD keeping me updated after he got a bunch of dental work done! Definitely going to have her watch him again when I'm gone for school next
Bitsy enjoys being petted. Kyia is very calming with Bitsy. They enjoy layer back times. Kyia is also a great walker.
Really comfortable leaving my dog. I received frequent updates, and pictures! Thank you again!
Kept me updated on my fur baby which I appreciate so much! It was very last minute and I m glad my pup had fun! Thank you!
The best dog friendly neighborhoods in Alexandria
Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
Whether you have a boat or not - everyone is invited to participate in or support this great dog-friendly event! There will be lots of family-friendly activities at the marina before and after the 5:30 pm parade. The parade will take place at Alexandria's waterfront at the foot of Cameron Street near the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Decorate your boat with festive lights and boughs of holly, and cruise up the Potomac River for all to cheer on from the shore! Don't you worry - Santa will be arriving via fireboat at 3:00 pm before the parade starts! It's never too late to get you and Fido's wish list to his elves!
City of Alexandria Tree Lighting Ceremony
Oh, Christmas Tree in ol' Virginia! Get into the holiday spirit by coming downtown to Alexandria's dog-friendly Tree Lighting event (with Fido on his leash please) and count down to the big tree lighting on Market Square! Come one, come all and heed the Town Crier's call! Be sure to clean up after your pup while you are downtown and don't forget your camera, as Santa will be making a special appearance too! Tis the season to spend time with family, friends and your furry buddies! Happy Pawlidays!
Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
This is an old-time tradition that has been going on since the city's founding in 1749! Did you know this city was established by three Scottish Merchants? That is why Scottish heritage is celebrated each year! The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend is a dog-friendly event that consists of a full weekend of family activities. There will be the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, where members of the area's Scottish clans make their way through the streets followed by pipers and drums (and don't forget the traditional Scottish dogs - the terriers and the hounds!) Come all three days for tons of tail waggin' good times!
Canine Cruise on the Potamac
Ahoy, Matey! It's time to board the S.S. Fido with your furry friend and wind your way down the Potomac on this canine cruise! Doggies and their people can do a little sightseeing as they lazily drift down the river. All dogs get on board for free- but their people must pay! You are going to want to bring your camera to catch all the great memories of this day out on the water. The cruise is 45 minutes in total and your pup must stay on their 6-foot leash the whole time. Be a responsible pup paw-rent and make sure to clean up after your fur baby! For cruise schedules, contact the Potomac Riverboat Company. Bon voyage!
All the President's Pups Walking TourThis event is really pup-tastic! On Saturdays April through June and September through October, bring your leashed pup and be prepared for some history lessons, some fresh air and everything you ever needed to know about all the dogs who have lived under Mount Vernon's roof. The tour consists of 5 buildings and is about 1.25 miles in total. Fun fact - George Washington had an extreme love and respect for dogs? Join them for the tour and learn all about his dogs, their names and their lives inside the historic Mount Vernon. For more information on this event, contact Mount Vernon's ticket staff. Have a Yankee-Doodle-dandy time with your pup!
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