Dog walking in Potomac

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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 GPotomac, MD

4.9

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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 APotomac, MD

4.9

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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 PPotomac, MD

4.9

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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 SPotomac, MD

4.9

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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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John EPotomac, MD

4.9

(1839)

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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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Christin SPotomac, MD

4.9

(1816)

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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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Drew LPotomac, MD

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“Love all pups of any breed and size!”

Hello, I am 30 and Currently live in Silver Spring with my wife Kim and our three-year-old terrier Tito. I have taken many dog training courses over my lifetime and love to keep learning. I have always had a dog or two that I take care of and couldn’t imagine life without them! I will treat your pup with the utmost care and safety just as it was my own. I look forward to walking your pup!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Christopher SPotomac, MD

4.9

(1727)

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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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Skylar SPotomac, MD

4.9

(1372)

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“Career Handler - Accommodating Professional Care”

I walk, sit, train, and exercise dogs for a living and I’m so thankful to support myself doing what I love. I’m great with high energy dogs, dogs that are stubborn, pullers, snappers, escape artists, dogs with dominance issues, addressing triggers, handling multiple dogs at once, senior/special needs, and any other scenario concerning safety. I’m attentive, patient, responsive, protective, and gentle, and will provide the perfect experience no matter your dog’s size, breed, or temperament.

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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, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Elizabeth VPotomac, MD

4.9

(1039)

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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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Dog Walking in Potomac

Potomac, Maryland was once a rural farming community, but it has been growing in population for the last 60 years, and is now a booming suburb of Washington D.C. All that old farming land has been put to good use,  and has been converted into dog-friendly parks and nature trails. With five veterinarians for Potomac's four-legged residents, it sure is a putastic place to be!

Potomac has proven its love for its dog residents with the Cabin John Dog Park, a large, 5-acre park that's completely fenced in for off-leash play. The park has a hilly, mulchy terrain and features separate dog areas for smaller and larger dogs. You'll also find exercise equipment, dog-sized water fountains, clean-up stations and access to the trails through the forested area inside the enclosures here.

What dog doesn't love nature? The best nature trail to adventure out on is the Great Falls: Billy Goat Trail, a dog-friendly hiking area that follows the Potomac River. The path has separate sections, with dogs only being allowed on sections B and C due to safety precautions. Fido must remain on a leash, but will have gorgeous views of the river, shore access, and scenic waterfalls.

Rufftastic in every way, Potomac knows how to serve Fido and all his outdoor exercise needs!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Potomac

Travilah

48
Population Density
700 per sq. mi.

Travilah

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Along the southwestern border of this neighborhood runs the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, a 184 mile state park that runs through 3 different states. Although there are trails throughout the park, the Potomac section only has about two miles of trails in the city, and they are open to humans and their dogs as long as pups remain on a leash. The trails run throughout the forested area, with picturesque views of the river and access to the shoreline, giving Fido a chance to play in some of the shallow pools on a hot day. Humans must come prepared with water and clean-up bags.

Hollinridge

36
Population Density
1,463 per sq. mi.

Hollinridge

36

Hollinridge is a quaint little neighborhood, with small communities and large areas dedicated to maintaining the natural look of the region. Two of these areas are known as Kilgour Branch Park and Watts Branch Parks. The two parks lay side by side and make up about 438 acres of natural land. Both parks are dog-friendly to leashed pups, offering over 7.3 miles of trails and creek access. The parks are great for birdwatching and fishing opportunities, and although dogs may come on the creek's shoreline, they are not allowed in the water. Trash bins and benches are available throughout the park, but clean-up bags and water must be brought.

Carderock Springs

24
Population Density
1,233 per sq. mi.

Carderock Springs

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Carderock Springs is made-up of neighborhoods and communities, with bustlings streets and busy days for families. Inside the residential area is the Avenal Local Park, a 8.2-acre park with baseball and soccer fields, a paved path and vacant fields which are perfect for a game of fetch. The park also has trash bins, benches, and water fountains. This neighborhood features some dog-friendly eateries too, like the Hunter's Bar and Grill with lunchtime meals like burgers and sandwiches. Bring your pup to their dog-friendly outdoor seating, and he can get a complimentary water bowl.

Potomac Falls

12
Population Density
1,834 per sq. mi.

Potomac Falls

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If Fido needs a place to run around and stretch his legs, then the Potomac Falls neighborhood is the right place to be. The neighborhood offers the Rockwood Manor Park, a small, forested area with plenty of shade from trees and open fields for Fido to run around. The park is dog-friendly, but dogs must be kept on a leash. With features like benches, water fountains and a clean-up station in the parking lot, this parkis perfect for an afternoon out. To see the waterfalls, head to the dog-friendly trail of Ford Mine Trail, a 1.9-mile path that travels along the river. Fido must remain on a leash while on the trail.

Central Great Falls

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Population Density
343 per sq. mi.

Central Great Falls

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Head 2 miles south of Potomac to the town of Great Falls for more outdoor fun. This neighborhood is home to the Great Falls Park, aan area that follows along the Potomac River and features over 3 miles of trails for people and their dogs to wander, with dog-friendly picnic areas and benches for rest. Dogs must remain on a leash at the park. Hiking sure works up an appetite, and luckily the community has a dog-friendly restaurant called the Deli Italiano. The deli specializes in Italian sandwiches and meals, and even has outdoor dog-friendly seating for Fido.