Dog walking in Washington

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How it works

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Flexible scheduling

Select the date and time that best suit your needs. Want a walk ASAP? We’ve got you covered.

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Customized for your pup

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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Follow along

Track your walk with our live GPS tracker, then view your detailed report card after the walk.

What is Wag!?

Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured pet sitters and dog walkers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Christin SWashington, DC

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Hi, my name is Christin! I am an animal lover, with an extra soft spot for dogs of every size and breed. I own a Jack Russell Terrier mix, who has kept me on my toes for the past 10 years. I am always happy to meet a new furry friend!

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Christopher SWashington, DC

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Whether it's a walk around the neighborhood or taking a trip to the dog park, I'm always looking forward to my walks. I have experience with walking 50 different breeds of all sizes, and it's a pleasure meeting new pups. The more the merrier. The time I get to spend with a dog, young or not so young, small or not so small, makes the day that much better.

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Louis SWashington, DC

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Hello, I'm Louis! I grew up in Maryland with a beagle named Milo and currently have a Shiba Inu named Thor. I started dog walking for my neighbors since i was 14 yrs old and I've enjoyed it ever since. I enjoy meeting new dogs and getting to know them, as I know that every dog is different. I will make sure to provide you with the best Wag! experience possible and make sure your dog is loved and taken care for.

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Elizabeth VWashington, DC

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Hello, I am Elizabeth, I have 2 beautiful German shepherds, Max and Terry. I grow up with pets and they give me experience to deal with very active dogs.

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Tiffany JWashington, DC

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Hello, I'm Tiffany! I started dog walking and sitting around 10 years ago and have been in love with animals all my life! I just moved back from NC where I was a Veterinary Assistant for a year and loved it. Being a Vet Assistant I have experience with dogs of all sizes and understand the value and importance of excellent animal care and health. As I return back to the DMV area it is my hope to pursue my passion of Art/Entrepreneurship while still making caring for animals a priority in my life! I would love the opportunity to care for your pet giving them the love, fun and exercise that you expect and they deserve! I will make sure that your Wag! experience is an amazing one!

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Jill BWashington, DC

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I'm onto a new career and am a nursing student. I would love to walk and take care of your pup. I’ve been walking dogs for a few years now, and I can’t imagine not interacting with them frequently! I have a three year old beagle who we rescued in 2018. He’s gone through extensive training, so I have an array of knowledge about handling various types of dogs. I can take your dog out for a hustle if s/he is high energy, or I can let him/her sniff around and enjoy life. I’m flexible!

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Antje HWashington, DC

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Hi, I’m Antje! I’m a K-5th grade physical education teacher. Although I work with children I also love working with animals. What better way to spend my down time than by being outside with fun and energetic pups!

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Skylar SWashington, DC

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“Full time. Any dog. Any weather. Extended hours :)”

Dog walking is my life! I can read dogs very well and quickly gain their trust and obedience. I’m great with high energy dogs, stubborn dogs, dogs that pull, dogs that snap, escape artists, dogs with dominance issues, dogs with triggers, handling multiple dogs at once and any other scenario concerning safety. I’m gentle, affectionate, attentive, protective, and caring and will provide the perfect experience no matter your dog’s size, breed, or temperament. Thanks for choosing me as your walker!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Potty training, Puppy training

Don MWashington, DC

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Hi, I’m Don the Dog Walker. I was a full-time walker in Brooklyn NY for 7 years. Now I’m ready to bring that same level of reliability and professionalism to the DMV. I have taken care of all sizes and breeds of dogs, from 150 lb mastiffs to miniature dachshunds. I’m ready to give your pet my full and loving attention. Thanks for choosing me!

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Catherine WWashington, DC

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My name's Cat, but I love dogs! I'm currently a student and think spending time with dogs is a great study-break. I've got lots of experience taking care of my 3 dog-nephews, who are a lab, a pit mix, and a husky. I also enjoy running, so if your pup needs some extra exercise, I'd love to help out!

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Dog Walking in Washington

Dog Walking Fun Fact #1:

Active dogs are healthy dogs, and just like us, our canine companions can greatly benefit from regular exercise. Daily walks are a pawrific way to lower your dog’s risk of obesity, arthritis and heart disease. Keep those paws moving throughout many of Capitol Hill’s most famous historic attractions that welcome leashed, well-behaved dogs to wander the grounds.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #2:

While lawmakers hobnob in the White House, your dog may be chomping at the bit to socialize too. Meeting lots of new people and dogs helps to reduce anxiety and foster confidence, and allows your dog to adapt to any situation. Take a stroll to one of Washington, D.C.’s off leash dog parks where your dog can romp the day away with neighborhood pups.

Dog Walking Fun Fact #3:

Whether you are a senator or a janitor, chances are your pup is bored silly waiting for you at home. Curb destructive behaviors like chewing up furniture or rugs by bringing some excitement into their lives. Our nation's capital offers no shortage of dog-friendly things to do, so whether its strolling through historic neighborhoods, joining a walking tour of the monuments, or catching a bite at one of the city’s many eateries that offer dog menus, you’re sure to tire out that pooch!

Average Cost of Dog Walking in Washington DC

It’s common to see dogs out and about in this busy city, but just how much does dog walking cost in Washington, D.C.? Most walkers offer 30-minute walks which could be as pricey as $40. Many companies only do pack walks, or are not available weekends or after 5 PM. For those that offer weekend walks, the rates are generally higher or carry additional fees upwards of $7 per walk.

 Dog walkers with Wag! not only give your dog personalized attention with private walks, but these thoroughly vetted and insured dog lovers are available weekends and during the week whenever you need them. With 20-minute walks for $15, 30-minute walks for $20, and 60-minute walks for only $30, your dog is sure to find the pawfect length to make them a happy pooch!

Wag! knows your dog’s safety is important, which is why we created the Wag! app! Keep up on where your dog is at all times with GPS tracking, live updates from your dog walker via text and video messaging, and even an end of walk report card.

Dog Parks in Washington DC

With so much green in this city, there’s plenty of dog-friendly places to explore! Famous for its scenic national parks and museums, Capitol Hill is a furbulous spot to take in some history while strolling around The National Mall, a lush green space bookended by the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.

The historic Adams Morgan neighborhood is located just north of the White House and Capitol Hill, and is home to the Walter C. Pierce Community Dog Park, the pawfect spot for your urban pooch to stretch their legs and get all the new doggie gossip.

As one of D.C.'s trendiest neighborhoods, Logan Circle lures tourists with gourmet dining, colorful murals, and buzzing pubs. Doggos wandering through this hip district will be tugging on the leash all the way to Shaw Dog Park which offers separate spaces for different sized pups. For all the bells and whistles, check out S Street Dog Park’s water faucets and doggy obstacle courses.

Located away from the urban hub of Downtown Washington, D.C., the Crestwood neighborhood offers a refreshing contrast to the busy city with private homes lining quiet streets. Get your dog sniffing along Rock Creek Park’s paved trails to see scenic waterways, dense brush, and plenty of boulders. Dogs with a lot of energy should head to the 11-mile Capital Crescent Trail in Georgetown which follows the Potomac River north through D.C. and into Maryland.

Nature lovers flock to the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Kenilworth for a little birdwatching amongst colorful wildflowers, tranquil ponds, and lotus blooms. Or, you can escape the city altogether to Theodore Roosevelt Island in the Potomac River. Trek the short hiking trail network that meanders through swampland, forest, and past the park's plaza. 

Wherever you travel in this happening city, be sure your dog is on a leash no longer than 4 feet in length anywhere outside of off-leash designated areas. Always keep clean-up bags handy to promptly pick up after your dog. Be sure your dog is vaccinated for rabies, and licensed, and if you are heading to the dog park, you’ll also need to register with the District of Columbia and get a Dog Park Registration Tag.

Dog Walking in Washington DC with Wag!

With so much to explore in the nation’s capital, your dog is sure to want to get moving! For those days when you just can’t be there for your furry adventurer, Wag! can help!

Whether your dog needs an immediate 20-minute spin around the block, a longer 30-minute meander, or a daily 60-minute adventure, dog walkers with Wag! can keep the pep in your dog’s step! Just download the Wag! app to book an on-demand walk, a one-time walk, or a recurring walk, and choose the best length for your dog’s needs. It’s just that simple!

With live updates through text messages and pics from your experienced Pet Caregiver, and pawrific GPS tracking, you’ll always know when and where your dog goes.

 Dog walkers with Wag! are furrific at getting the energy out of your Golden Retriever or Pit Bull with daily long walks. Smaller popular Washington, D.C. breeds such as Chihuahuas and Shih Tzus may prefer smaller patrols around the neighborhood, but will still love being treated like royalty. And if your Yorkie is just too anxious to face the streets, Wag! offers Drop-Ins to give them some company in their own living room.

Book a dog walk with Wag! today to keep your dog’s tail wagging!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Washington

Logan Circle

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Dog Parks
2 parks

Population Density
28,620 per sq. mi.

Logan Circle

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One of D.C.'s trendiest neighborhoods, Logan Circle lures tourists with bespoke clothiers, gourmet dining, colorful murals, and buzzing pubs. Doggos wandering through this hip district will be tugging on the leash en route to Shaw Dog Park. This spacious park provides two separate areas for large and small pups, but not much else, so don't forget the water and waste bags! For another place to play, be sure to check out S Street Dog Park. This puptastic park comes with all the amenities, including water faucets, doggy obstacle courses, and more. After playing the day away at the dog park, go on a "pup" crawl and sample some of the craft brews on offer at the neighborhood's bars.

Adams Morgan

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
20,667 per sq. mi.

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Adams Morgan is a historic neighborhood located just north of the White House and Capitol Hill. While this area is convenient for humans looking to visit the National Zoo or soak up some nightlife, it’s also a popular place to live, play, and dine with your canine companion. Well-maintained streets and parks provide ample walking areas. Hungry hounds can take their pick of dog-friendly restaurants in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Finally, Walter C. Pierce Community Dog Park is a firm favorite with dog walkers in Washington, D.C. This fenced, off-leash park is the "pawfect" spot for your urban pooch to stretch their legs and for humans to huddle around exchanging political gossip.

Foggy Bottom

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Population Density
18,350 per sq. mi.

Foggy Bottom

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While the name may elicit a giggle or two, Foggy Bottom is a popular neighborhood for Washington, D.C. dog walkers and a prime location to live or visit with your canine companion. The Capital Crescent Trail is one of nearly 1,600 U.S. trails that are part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy project. This riverside walkway is a great place to take Fido for a stroll. Do some people- and doggy-watching while your furry friend gets some much-needed socialization on this well-used thoroughfare. Follow up your exercise with a snack at one of the dog-friendly restaurants just north of the neighborhood along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Crestwood

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Population Density
18,725 per sq. mi.

Crestwood

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Located away from the urban hub of downtown Washington, D.C., the Crestwood neighborhood offers a refreshing contrast to the busy city, with single-family homes and immaculate yards lining the quiet streets. Crestwood's "pupulation" is also well cared for here with a spacious park. Rock Creek Park offers scenic waterways, dense brush, and plenty of boulders, making it the perfect place to snap a selfie with Sparky. Stop by the nature center to grab a checklist of the park's wildlife, then set out for an easy walk along the park's paved trails. A few blocks away is the aptly named Petworth neighborhood, where you'll find a few Fido-friendly cafes and restaurants.

Capitol Hill

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Population Density
16,787 per sq. mi.

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When you picture Washington, D.C., you most likely envision the Capitol Hill neighborhood. With a host of scenic national parks and museums, Capitol Hill is the perfect spot to spend a pleasant day outdoors bonding with your canine companion. The National Mall, a lush green space bookended by the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, allows friendly, well-behaved, leashed pets, making this the perfect destination for an afternoon stroll. With more pet-friendly dining options and fun events than you can shake Fido's favorite stick at, Capitol Hill is sure to have something to please both two- and four-legged family members.