Dog walking in Merrifield

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Flexible scheduling

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Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute stroll for your dog.

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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 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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Elizabeth VMerrifield, 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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Antje HMerrifield, 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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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Francesca MMerrifield, VA

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“Must Love Dogs”

Hello there! I am a dog owner and lover who has been professionally walking dogs for the past 5 years. I have worked with pups to seasoned dogs, and teacup breeds to Rottweilers. I look forward to meeting you and providing a fun adventure for your furry friend while you are away!

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Meg KMerrifield, 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Christopher SMerrifield, VA

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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 SMerrifield, VA

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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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Holly BMerrifield, VA

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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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Aliyah BMerrifield, VA

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I am an animal fanatic currently studying veterinary science in college. I have experience with my own dog and too the dogs of family members, who I care for in a very loving manner. Dogs are amazing creatures, and interaction with them on walks will not only appeal to my zeal, but also help me further expand my knowledge on behavior. Your dog is sure to be happy around me! ¡Soy de Panamá y hablo español!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Manuel RMerrifield, VA

4.93

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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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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

36

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.