Dog walking in Merrifield

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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 GMerrifield, VA

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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 AMerrifield, VA

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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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John EMerrifield, VA

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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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Ellen PMerrifield, VA

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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 SMerrifield, VA

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(1943)

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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 SMerrifield, 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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Drew LMerrifield, VA

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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 SMerrifield, VA

4.9

(1728)

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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 SMerrifield, VA

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(1546)

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“Purposed, Respectful, Accommodating, Professional”

FULLY VACCINATED- I will provide the perfect experience no matter your dog’s size, breed, or temperament. I am beyond grateful to work with dogs full-time. I’m attentive, predictive, patient, protective, and gentle, and very hands-on. Safety is my top priority; I take every precaution to keep Fido out of harms way. I can expertly interpret body language and can effectively communicate and condition desired behavior. Limited availability, particularly middays, please inquire to book in advance.

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Can run with dogs, Oral 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

Meg KMerrifield, VA

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(1591)

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

Dog Walking in Merrifield

Merrifield is an area of eastern Fairfax County, Virginia with a population of over 15,000 people. Merrifield is an ever-growing community with a vibrant energy that still maintains its small-town feel. The area is commonly known for being home to the Mosaic District, which is an urban village filled with trendy shops, restaurants, and other businesses. Whether you live in the Merrifield area or you're just visiting, you'll never run out of recreational activities, and luckily, many of these activities include dog-friendly options so your dog can get to know Merrifield right alongside you.

If you're looking for a place to eat in Merrifield that welcomes your pooch too, check out Four Sisters Restaurants. This popular Vietnamese restaurant has outdoor tables with dog-friendly seating during nice weather. You can dine on traditional Vietnamese dishes like pho, noodle dishes, soups, stir-fry, and plenty more. If you're visiting with your family, you'll love that they have meal options for groups of 2, 4, 6, or 10 people, as well as vegetarian, gluten-free, and MSG-free items.

When it comes time to visit an off-leash park near Merrifield, there are plenty of parks just a short drive away. Merrifield's proximity to big cities like Washington, D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, and Vienna, Virginia means you're never more than just a few minutes from a dog-friendly activity!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Merrifield

Shirlington

48
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
12,687 per sq. mi.

Shirlington

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Arlington, Virginia is just a few minutes away from Merrifield. In the southern tip of the city is the neighborhood of Shirlington, and it's also where you'll find the Shirlington Dog Park. Dog parks don't get much better than this spacious doggy playground with big and small dog sections, as well as access to a stream where dogs can swim and play. There are also water fountains and waste disposal stations, and you'll want to bring a towel to dry your dog off after they swim. More than 200,000 visitors come to the Shirlington Dog Park every year, and this well-maintained dog park is kept in such good shape by a team of dedicated volunteers!

Courthouse Road

36
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
4,742 per sq. mi.

Courthouse Road

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Vienna, Virginia is only a five-minute drive from Merrifield, and it's also home to a great dog park you won't want to miss! Vienna Dog Park is in the southwestern corner of Vienna, and it's one large space for dogs of all sizes and breeds to play together. The dog park includes agility equipment, drinking water, and waste disposal items. The surface of the park consists of wood chips, which is convenient for cleaning up messes, and there is plenty of seating and shade to keep visitors comfortable. Just behind the park is a walking trail that connects to a beautiful garden, and you're welcome to visit it with your dog when they're on a leash.

Eisenhower East

24
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
9,561 per sq. mi.

Eisenhower East

24

Alexandria is a city in Virginia with a population of more than 150,000 people. In the southeastern Alexandria area known as Eisenhower East sits the Dog Run Park at Carlyle Park, and it's just a 15-minute drive from Merrifield. The Carlyle Dog Park is a nearly three-acre park that includes big and small dog sections, with grass and gravel patches. Some visitors note that after it rains, this park can get muddy, so be sure to bring a towel. This clean and well-maintained park also has a paved walking path, benches, drinking water during the warmer months of the year, and waste disposal items. Carlyle Park also has tennis courts and picturesque landscaping to enjoy.

Landmark Van Dorn

12
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
13,188 per sq. mi.

Landmark Van Dorn

12

Alexandria is home to another excellent dog park, and this one is also only a 15-minute drive from Merrifield! Located in the Landmark area of western Alexandria, the Duke Street Dog Park is a wide, fenced-in, and grassy off-leash dog park. This dog park doesn't separate dogs by size, so be prepared for your pooch to interact with dogs of all shapes and sizes. The high, secure fence surrounding the park prevents dogs from escaping, and the grass and mulch surface helps cut down on mud. There are tennis balls throughout the park, as well as water bowls, but there isn't a running water source so be sure to bring your own.

Cabin John Regional Park

0
Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
3,146 per sq. mi.

Cabin John Regional Park

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Bethesda is north of Merrifield, across the border in Maryland. In northwestern Bethesda, there's a place called Cabin John Recreational Park. This park has playgrounds, sports fields, and several other amenities, including its own dog park! The Cabin John Dog Park is a large, fenced, off-leash park with big and small dog sections. This dog park gets cleaned once a week, so it's well-maintained, and the mulch surface makes it easy to clean up after your pet. There is drinking water for dogs, and there is also seating and shade in both sections of the dog park. There are miles of walking trails in Cabin John Recreational Park, and your dog can walk those with you if they're on a leash.