Frequently Asked Questions


Patrick’s Pet Care is pleased to provide a “Dog BnB” in Columbia Heights. Just like a bed and breakfast for humans, the BnB space is a crate-free environment dedicated to the care and comfort of your pet. We also offer a separate, similar space for cats. You can always count on Patrick’s to be a home away from home for your buddy.

No, you do not! All are welcome at the Patrick’s Pet Care Pet BnB. However, if you are a regular dog walking customer, you will receive a discounted rate for your furry friend’s stay!

Yes! Patrick’s Pet Care is happy to consider all pets, great and small. Just let us know what you need and we will see how we can accommodate.

Pet Sitting

We offer 15 or 30 minute visits to your home, during which we’ll take care of all your pet’s needs! We can visit once or twice per day to provide food administration, litter scooping, basic medication administration, and play time of course! At the end of each visit you’ll receive an email report with a brief description of your pet’s activities and a picture or two to show you how much fun they’re having.

Patrick’s Pet Care is based in Columbia Heights, but serves many neighboring areas as well. We operate primarily in Columbia Heights, Petworth, Park View, Mount Pleasant, Woodley Park, and Dupont Circle, but may be able to cover other areas as well subject to an Extended Service Area fee. For a map of our service area and a description of the possible fees, please refer to our Pet Sitting Information page.

Day Care

Dogs must weigh between 8 and 35 pounds to come to Day Care, must be at least three months old, and must be properly immunized and vaccinated. A playful attitude is also welcome, but we have plenty of space for more reserved buddies as well!

Our Day Care is one room able to accommodate a maximum of 25 small dogs. Our busiest time is often in the morning, when dogs arrive and are eager to play with their friends! Once everyone tires themselves out, the afternoon is usually for nap time until the parents return. We have the ability to section off certain areas of the room to provide distinct areas for play and for relaxation, so a dog with any type of demeanor can find his or her happy place!


Trips within Northwest DC are $25 per trip, trips around other quadrants of DC are $35 per trip, and trips to our surrounding Maryland or Virginia counties are $50 per trip.

Absolutely! We’re happy to pick up your pup at home and bring them to spend some time with us, and you can indicate that preference when you fill out your intake form for boarding or Day Care.