Dog walking in Kensington

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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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Demetrius GKensington, MD 20895

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Hi, I'm Demetrius! What can I say, I LOVE DOGS...I mean I love all animals but dogs are just the top! I've had dogs my entire life, from little fluffy white dogs to muscle bound pit-bulls. My most recent, an English Bulldog named Hollywood, unfortunately passed after 11 amazing years and I'm without a pooch for the moment. I hope you allow me the pleasure of taking care of your important family member while you are at work or away and I will treat him or her as if they were my own!

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Miguel AKensington, MD 20895

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I grew up with dogs. I currently have two little fur babies of my own whom I love to death. When I was in highschool I took care of the neighborhood pets for income. While in grad school in California I was employed by a petsitting program through our student union. I’ve been around animals all my life and I’m very familiar and confident in handling all sizes, temperaments, and breeds.

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Ellen PKensington, MD 20895

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I love animals and especially dogs! I grew up with a beagle and have been walking dogs for neighbors and family friends since I was in middle school. I have also done pet sitting where I stayed at an owner's house and was completely responsible for their pet's care while they were away. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make sure you and your dog are satisfied!

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Louis SKensington, MD 20895

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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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Christin SKensington, MD 20895

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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 SKensington, MD 20895

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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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John EKensington, MD 20895

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I am a 35 year dog owner who enjoys interacting, playing and taking care of dogs. I am currently a semi-retired teacher who has taught mathematics for over 30 years. I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and would love to help take care of your furry family member by providing the exercise and interaction they need. I live with my wife and dog Marlee and have two grown daughters living in the area.

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Elizabeth VKensington, MD 20895

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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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Antje HKensington, MD 20895

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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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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

Rose RKensington, MD 20895

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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 Kensington

Just nine miles from Washington, D.C., Kensington has the same historical richness of the capitol city, without all the traffic. This small town is full of charm resonating from its start back in 1837. Though old, Kensington is anything but sleepy! Its lively culture and focus on active lifestyles make Kensington vibrant. Kensington’s streets are lined with historical buildings that house art galleries, restaurants, music venues and shops. The quaint town also hosts a farmer’s market every Saturday year-round at the Historic Train Station. 

Leash your pup and visit some of Kensington’s beautifully kept parks. Ken-Gar Palisades Park has 20 acres of open space to explore with your dog. The park has a picnic area, a playground, sports fields and tennis courts.  If you’re looking for some substantial exercise with Fido, hop on the Rock Creek Trail that runs through the west side of the park. This 14-mile trail runs north to Rockville and south to Washington, DC. You and your four-legged friend will love taking a scenic walk or bike ride through this forested corridor next to Rock Creek. 

In the event that your pet needs urgent medical attention or just a yearly check-up, Kensington has five veterinary clinics to care for your furry friend.

For eats in Kensington, check out Java Nation. They love to host people and their pups, and even have dog water bowls available at their pet-friendly outdoor seating area. The café serves yummy coffee and smoothies plus sandwiches, crepes and baked goods.

Locals and visitors – and their dogs – all agree! Kensington is a furrific place to spend time with Fido!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Kensington

Capitol View Park

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Population Density
4,843 per sq. mi.

Capitol View Park

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Get a true taste of Kensington in the Capitol View Park neighborhood. This area is home to four parks you and your leashed pup will love exploring. A must-see is Clum-Kennedy Park, nestled among Victorian-style homes and antique shops. The garden vibes of this park make it a picturesque place for a picnic or a relaxing stroll with your pup. Nearby, Flinn Park has the same peaceful haven feel, and also has picnic tables and benches. If you’re looking for more open space, check out the neighborhood’s larger open spaces, McKenney Hills Neighborhood Park and Capitol View-Homewood Local Park. Both of these parks have walking paths, playgrounds and picnic areas, and leashed dogs are welcome. Remember to bring drinking water and cleanup bags.

Rock Creek Hills

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Population Density
4,295 per sq. mi.

Rock Creek Hills

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Pups and their people love Kensington’s Rock Creek Hills neighborhood. There’s a great picnic spot at the neighborhood’s 4.3-acre Kensington Cabin Local Park. This beautiful open space has lots of lush vegetation and grassy areas. Be sure to check out the historic log cabin located along the park’s walking path. Kensington Cabin Local Park also has a playground and sports fields. If you’re in the mood for a longer adventure with Fido, the Rock Creek Hills neighborhood also has an access point to the 14-mile Rock Creek Trail on Beach Dr near Kensington Pkwy. Remember to bring drinking water, a leash and cleanup bags.

Kensington Heights

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Population Density
6,858 per sq. mi.

Kensington Heights

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You and your dog will love exploring the Kensington Heights neighborhood. This quiet residential area is a lovely spot for a walk with Fido. There’s lots of beautiful homes with flowering trees in warmer months. Kensington Heights Neighborhood Park is a great place to hang out with your pup. There’s a large open area perfect for a roll in the grass, and tons of large, mature trees, so there’s shady spots for you and your furry friend to relax on warm days. The park also boasts basketball courts and a huge playground area, making it as popular among children too. Your pup will love the walking path. Remember to bring drinking water and cleanup bags.

Wheaton Park

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,926 per sq. mi.

Wheaton Park

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Off-leash fun is the name of the game in the Wheaton Park neighborhood. Just three miles from Kensington in Wheaton, this neighborhood has a pawsome off-leash area at Wheaton Regional Park. Your pup will go gaga for the large fenced-in area, perfect for romps with other pooches and games of fetch. The park also has lots of beautiful walking paths where leashed dogs are welcome. Check out the .5-mile Pine Lake Trail near the dog park for a scenic view of Pine Lake. Wheaton Regional Park has picnic areas, drinking fountains, restrooms and a playground.

Democracy Blvd / Westlake Dr

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Population Density
3,948 per sq. mi.

Democracy Blvd / Westlake Dr

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Get ready for lots of tail wagging in this Bethesda neighborhood, just five miles from Kensington. You and Fido will love the Cabin John Dog Park!  This fenced-in mulched area has lots of mature trees that provide shade and prime sniffing terrain. The park also has a pawsome area where dogs can climb up and over a rock bridge, plus picnic tables and benches, a pavilion, a water fountain and a doggie cleanup station. Remember to bring a leash for entering and exiting the park. After your furry friend has burned off some energy, grab a bite to eat at the neighborhood’s dog-friendly spot, the Corner Bakery Café!