Dog walking in Fairfax

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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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Christin SFairfax, VA

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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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Elizabeth VFairfax, VA

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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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Meg KFairfax, VA

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“A caring & experienced walker your pup will love!”

Hi there, I'm Meg! I have over 15 years experience in the pet care field- as a dog walker and pet sitter, as well as a vet-tech assistant in an animal hospital. I have tons of experience with all aspects of dog walking & pet care. As well as with all ages, breeds and temperaments- from babies to seniors, anxiety riddled and shy to bouncing off the walls! I genuinely enjoy spending time with dogs (and all animals!) and would love to walk your furry family members!

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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

Jill BFairfax, VA

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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 HFairfax, VA

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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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Catherine WFairfax, VA

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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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Manuel RFairfax, VA

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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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Craig AFairfax, VA

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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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Olivia HFairfax, VA

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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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Rose RFairfax, VA

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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 Fairfax

There are 6,592 households with pets out of the 23,973 individuals living in Fairfax, Virginia. This means that just over 12,000 pets live in the city of Fairfax, and to keep all those animals and their owners happy there are plenty of dog parks in the area. The following are the top three dog parks in Fairfax.

Blake Lane Dog Park on Blake Lane has two open areas with no gates and one closed area. A well-established group of trees provide a nice amount of shade and watering stations in various areas around the park keep Fido hydrated after runabouts. Daniel’s Run Park, located on Tedrich Boulevard, has a wooded area, small stream, plenty of hiking trails, and a really cool playground. The Ashby Pond Conservatory Site on Ashby Road is on four acres and has a natural pond, picnic tables, and a walking trail.

There are also some great restaurants you can enjoy with Fido in the city of Fairfax. Woody's Ice Cream on North Street plays oldies on the radio and has tables outside. They will even offer your fur baby a free dish of ice cream. At Bernie’s Delicatessen on Chain Bridge Road, they have outdoor tables, excellent sandwiches, and you can enjoy a beer or two. Courtside Thai is also on Chain Bridge road and has a huge assortment of Thai food with outdoor tables so your pets can eat with you.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Fairfax

Stonehurst

48
Population Density
3,394 per sq. mi.

Stonehurst

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Stonehurst is a beautiful area that’s surrounded by the gorgeous Towers Park. This green, natural spaces is host to a wide variety of walking trails to provide a plethora of different routes and scenic views. The park is surrounded by a main highway on both the northern and southern end, so it’s best to keep closer to the center if your pup is startled by ongoing traffic. The place isn’t fenced in, so remember to keep your dog on a leash at all times. Your furry friend will have an absolute blast exploring all this park has to offer!


Old Lee Hills

36
Population Density
3,767 per sq. mi.

Old Lee Hills

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Old Lee Hills is not only the perfect place for dogs, but for dog owners as well! This neighborhood is home to two sizable parks that both offer a variety of scenic walking trails for your viewing pleasure. Located to the south is Daniels Run Park, a beautifully landscaped area with natural woodland and trails winding through the best areas of the park. To the west of Daniels Run Park is Van Dyck Park, a lush place that connects to the bubbling Accotink Creek ,and has plenty of trails that loop through the main body of the park to provide a truly natural experience.


Fairfax City

24
Population Density
5,072 per sq. mi.

Fairfax City

24

Get your grub on with your dog in tow in downtown Fairfax City. Bollywood Bistro offers contemporary Indian fare, and your pup is welcome to relax with you at one of their outdoor tables. Get the best of local wine and delicious food at Choices by Shawn, which not only offers vegetarian and gluten-free options, but also welcomes your dog on its wrap around porch. Burn off all those calories by a stroll or run through the sports fields in nearby Pat Rodio Park, when there’s not a game in session of course!


Mantua

12
Population Density
3,394 per sq. mi.

Mantua

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A lush and active area, Mantua is simply the place to be. At the northern edge of this neighborhood lays Mantua Park, a large and lush area that offers plenty of room for you and your four legged friends to explore. Trails run along the Accotink Creek, allowing you to view the steadily streaming river as you walk down the scenic path. Shade trees offer protection from the sun, and periodic benches are stacked around should you need to take a rest. Remember to keep your pup leashed at all times, as the park isn’t fenced in. Your dog is certain to have a blast!


Halstead Square

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,871 per sq. mi.

Halstead Square

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Look no further than the Bark and Play Dog Run for a dog friendly and energetic experience.  Located in the Halstead Square neighborhood, this fenced in spot is a lovely little area with astroturf instead of grass. While not especially large, this place is host to many agility items to test your dog physically and mentally. There are benches for the owners, and water bowls readily available, so your pup won’t dehydrate while he’s out playing with friends. There’s no need for leashes here, but do remember to clean up after your pooch! Your pup will simply love you for taking him here.