Dog walking in Derwood

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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 SDerwood, MD 20855

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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 SDerwood, MD 20855

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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 SDerwood, MD 20855

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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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Catherine WDerwood, MD 20855

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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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Holly BDerwood, MD 20855

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“Happy tails to you and your furry friend!”

Hi! As the daughter of a vet I grew up with dogs - collies, poodles, a schnauzer and a dachshund (not all at the same time!) I currently co-parent two adorable Maltese dogs. I have a flexible schedule and will be walking dogs primarily in Silver Spring and Olney. I look forward to meeting your precious pooch!

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Manuel RDerwood, MD 20855

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Hi! I am Manuel, I am an animal lover, I grew up with a family and animals like dogs, cats, parrots, small turtles and different kind of birds. I had a beautiful Labrador girl named Rania, I taught her to be a smart dog with great discipline and filled of love. I used to walk with my dogs and to babysitting my friends’ dogs as well when they needed some company while their owners work or are away for vacations. A sweet fact about me, I have three turtles currently.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Craig ADerwood, MD 20855

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I love dogs and have grown up with them both as pets working and sporting dogs in New Zealand, Scotland and here in DC. Not much makes me happier than seeing an excited dog ready for a great walk! I have a 1y/o Golden Retriever of my own. I am experienced with large breeds.

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Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Olivia HDerwood, MD 20855

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Hi, I'm Olivia! I was raised with dalmatians and have had two of my own as an adult. I walk for personal exercise, but it's always more enjoyable to go for a walk with a dog! I am highly-responsible and held a Top Secret USG security clearance for almost 30 years. Your pet and your home are safe with me. I look forward to meeting you and your dog!

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Amy RDerwood, MD 20855

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“Maximizing fur babies’ fun for 5+ years!”

Hi, I’m Amy, lifelong dog lover and current mom to Indie, my sassy terrier rescue. I have been dog walking & sitting for over 5 years and am comfortable with all breeds and behaviors; I’m happy to help with any special concerns. I understand the paramount importance of safety, but I am playful too, and I look forward to getting to know pups really well so I can make sure they enjoy walks as much as possible. Plus: I take *great* dog pics and write fun report cards so you enjoy the walks too!

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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

Rose RDerwood, MD 20855

4.8

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Hi, I'm Rose. I have been a dog walker/sitter for the past 9 years. I love all dogs and enjoy walking and playing with them. I am available for walks in Reston, Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn. Look forward to meeting your furry pet kid.

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Dog Walking in Derwood

Derwood is a community in Montgomery County northwest of Washington, DC.  As part of the Washington Metro area, Derwood serves mainly as a residential village, with little industry except tourism.

Derwood’s largest attraction, especially for dogs and their humans who love the outdoors, is Rock Creek Regional Park. This approximately 1800-acre park joins with Rock Creek Park at Washington’s city limit, with continuation of its trails and B&O canal-side path. Contained within the dog-friendly Regional Park are 13 miles of trails, some paved, some unmarked and somewhat difficult, and all are open to your canine companion on leash. There are also fields where she can romp with you, and many picnic areas, some with shelters, all equipped with tables and grills. Beautiful Lake Needwood and Lake Frank offer opportunities for fishing with Fido by your side, or getting out onto the water in a canoe, kayak, or paddleboat, all of which can be rented in the park. One word of caution for pooch-owners: the Microcystin algae bloom in the lakes is very dangerous for doggos, so do not let your pup swim in or drink the water unless signage tells you it's safe to do so.

Although no one expects their pups to get sick or injured, be sure to check out the locations of the more than 25 veterinarians and veterinary hospitals in the Derwood region so you’re ready if you need them to help get Fido up and running again. Arf!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Derwood

Rockville City Center

48
Population Density
6,125 per sq. mi.

Rockville City Center

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Rockville City Center in the town of Rockville is host to Welsh Park, a beautifully landscaped expanse of open space interspersed with a nature trail and other paths, athletic facilities, picnic areas and drinking fountains. What makes it different from some of the other parks in the area is that its 33.3 acres also house a forest preserve, and Art in Public Places exhibits to interest the humans and doggos alike. For a delightful dining experience with your BFF (Best Furry Forever), head on over to Crem Café where you will find an outdoor table just right for the 2 of you. They serve breakfast fare like waffles, plus sandwiches, salads, bagels – they will have something for you and the pooch if you choose to share. Stop by on your way to, or from, Welsh Park for a perfect day.

Woodley Gardens

36
Population Density
4,382 per sq. mi.

Woodley Gardens

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Woodley Gardens Park in Rockville is a dog-friendly 37.5-acre expanse that features playground equipment and athletic facilities. But of most interest to your pooch will be the Nature Trail through beautifully landscaped gardens equipped with benches, picnic tables and a shelter. Drinking fountains and grills, along with restrooms, make this a great place to take your furry Bestie for an afternoon or an hour. Also in the Woodley Gardens neighborhood of Rockville is Anderson Park. This 13-acre, dog-friendly park features open spaces, as well as an Urban Wildlife Sanctuary for extra interest. Bring Fido for a leashed walk around the grounds, or sit with him under a tree and watch the birds frolic above you. No need to bring waste bags as the park is equipped with a Mutt Mitt Station to deal with that unpleasant but necessary chore. Furr-ific!

Gaither Rd/ Shady Grove Rd

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,247 per sq. mi.

Gaither Rd/ Shady Grove Rd

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This neighborhood in the town of Rockville hosts the Rockville Dog Park. Open only to dogs registered within Rockville, the fenced dog park features water stations, benches and picnic tables, and lots of room to socialize and expend some extra energy. There are kiddie pools for cooling off and play-splashing, and the surface is foot-friendly grass, with paved walkways near the benches. There is a separate section for small dogs, too, and trees for shade. Adjacent to the dog park is the Mattie JT Stepanek Park, with 26 acres dedicated to the memory of Mr. Stepanek who was a well-known poet. Dog-friendly and featuring a peace garden with a sculpture of Mattie and his dog, the park also offers a Mutt Mitt waste disposal station, drinking fountains, benches, paved pathways and athletic fields. This quiet and peaceful park is perfect for a walk or some play with your leashed fur-pup. 

Derwood

12
Population Density
2,453 per sq. mi.

Derwood

12

The Derwood neighborhood of Rockville is located directly adjacent to Derwood itself, and shares small portions of Rock Creek Regional Park and Crabbs Branch Stream Valley Park with it. It is also home to the 12-acre King Farm Park, which offers paved walkways, picnic tables with grills, drinking fountains and benches, and surrounding expanses of lawn and shade trees. The park provides restrooms, and there are works of art scattered throughout to make this a unique space. There is a playground and athletic fields for the humans, and lots of room for Fido to get his exercise, on leash only. The King Farm Stream Valley Park nearby is a 28-acre forested stream valley, with walking paths for those interested in exploring the stream and its environs for wildlife. There is a park shelter for rest out of the sun or an impromptu picnic lunch. Woofderful!

Avery

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Population Density
4,562 per sq. mi.

Avery

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Located in Derwood's Avery neighborhood, the Crabbs Branch Stream Valley Park is 138 acres of undeveloped land that provides opportunities for exploration and enjoyment of nature without the necessity of trails and marked paths, signs or restrictions, other than the one that states all dogs must be leashed. This lush park offers woodlands, meadows, and wetlands along the Crabbs Branch Stream, buried old stone walls jutting out of the ground, and foliage from shrubs to ferns, to saplings to mature trees. Filled with wildlife, this is an ideal spot for a meandering walk with your pooch, away from the urban busy-ness of Derwood, but still within it.