Dog Walking


Dog Walking Services and Service Area

Patrick’s Pet Care is pleased to offer regular mid-day dog walking, morning, evening and weekend dog walking. We offer dog walking services in Adams Morgan, Bloomingdale, Brightwood Park, Crestwood, Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle, Georgetown (East of Wisconsin Ave), Ledroit Park, Logan Circle, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon Square/ Mount Vernon Triangle, Park View, Petworth, 16th Street Heights, U Street, Shaw, Southwest Waterfront, and Woodley Park.

Coming soon: Brookland, NE (Book now!)

What’s included

  • Professionally trained and long-term associate
  • Daily, detailed written walk report with photos
  • Insured and bonded associate
  • Refreshing water
  • Basic medication administration
  • Adherence to your pet trainer’s regimen
  • Personal online billing account
  • Personal online scheduling account
  • Taking in any packages and collecting mail
  • Drying off your dog after rain or snow (with your towel)
  • Treats, according to your instructions
  • Basic leash /no pull training
GPS TRACKING

GPS Tracking Image

We provide GPS tracking so you know you pet got their full walk.

REAL TIME MOBILE UPDATES

Real Time Mobile Updates

We let you know when the walk is done so you can feel good that your pet is happy.

“On Demand” Walks $$$

On Demand Walks are exactly that: no commitment walks that are available on short notice

Available walk formats: Solo (alone) or Social Group (with another household’s dog(s))
Available walk times:
  • Monday to Friday 10:00am-8:00pm, with at least six hours notice
  • Weekends & Holidays 10:00am-8:00pm, with 24 hours notice
  • All Mornings 7:30am-10:00am, as staffing, notice & circumstances permit
Terms:
  • No notice required to close account
  • $5.00 holiday surcharge for any holiday services
  • 24-hour advance notice to cancel a requested appointment
  • 48-hour notice to cancel a morning/evening/weekend appointment
  • Social Group “on demand” walks are not always available
Benefits: No commitment, available on short notice

“Committed Customer” Walks $$

Committed Customer walks require at least one walk per week, but the service provides flexibility for those with changing schedules

Available walk formats: Solo (alone) or Social Group (with another household’s dog(s))
Available walk times:
  • Monday to Friday 7:30am-8:00pm
  • Weekends & Holidays 7:30am-8:00pm
Terms:
  • Initial commitment of 3 months to use or pay for at least 1 mid-day walk per week
    (or at least two mid-day walks every other week)
  • Request/schedule your walks for the days you want them each by 9pm each Sunday
  • 24-hour advance notice to cancel a mid-day appointment
  • 48-hour notice to cancel a morning/evening/weekend appointment
  • 1 week’s written notice to change the regular service window time
  • 2 week’s written notice to close account without penalty
  • Schedule Weekend Walks by 5pm the preceding Wednesday
  • Schedule Weekday Walks by 9pm the preceding Sunday
  • $5.00 holiday surcharge for any holiday services
Benefits:
  • Discounted “Committed Customer” Boarding Rates
  • Discounted “Committed Customer” Day Care Rates
  • Discounted “Committed Customer” Morning/Weekend/Evening Rates

“Recurring Discount” Walks $

Recurring discount walks are for those who need walks five (5) days per week

Available walk formats: Solo (alone) or Social Group (with another household’s dog(s))
Available walk times:
  • Monday to Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
  • Service Window for Daily Visits is Set in Advance
Terms:
  • Initial commitment of 3 months to use or pay for 5 walks per week
  • Paid monthly in advance
  • No refunds or cancellations for unused walks
  • 1 week’s written notice to change the regular service window time
  • No mid-day walks on federal holidays or federal government weather closures
  • 2 weeks written notice to close account without penalty
  • $5.00 holiday surcharge for any holiday services
  • Group “Recurring Discount” walks not always available depending on location
Benefits:
  • Discounted “Committed Customer” Boarding Rates
  • Discounted “Committed Customer” Day Care Rates
  • Value of any unused walks can be credited toward a boarding reservation for boarding on days when a walk would have been offered
  • Customers can credit the value of an unused walk toward day care if they so choose
  • No holiday surcharge for holiday boarding
“Apartment Building Partnership Walks”

Patrick’s Pet Care maintains partnerships with various residential buildings across the city and the resident’s of these buildings receive special additional discounted pricing.

Services Comparison

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Patrick’s Pet Care District Dogs Happy Tails Wagtime
GPS Tracking by Pet Check Technology
Offers regular morning and evening visits
Welcomes all creatures, not just cats and dogs
Provides short notice “on demand” services
Customer rewards program
iPhone and Android scheduling App
Offers affordable monthly packages
Real time, electronic updates
Willing to work with special needs pets

Pricing

  • “Mid-day” walk rates apply to walks that begin between 10am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.
  • “Morning/Evening/Weekend” rates apply to walks that begin 7:30a-10a, 4:30pm-8:00p Monday through Friday
    and anytime on a weekend or holiday.
  • “Morning/Evening/Weekend” rates also include feeding and a basic medication, if so desired.
Solo

(1 dog from 1 household)


  • Mid-Day “On Demand” $23</span
  • Mid-Day “Committed Customer” at least 1x week $18
  • Mid-Day “Recurring Discount” 5x week $288/month ($14.40)
  • Mid-Day “Recurring “Discount” 10x weekly $520/month ($13)</span

  • Morning/Evening/Weekend “On Demand” $28
  • Morning/Evening “Committed Customer” at least 1x week $23

**Social Group

(2+ dogs from 2+ households)


  • Mid-Day “On Demand” $19
  • Mid-Day “Committed Customer” at least 1x week $15
  • Mid-Day “Recurring Discount” 5x week $240/month ($12)
  • Mid-Day “Recurring “Discount” 10x weekly $520/month ($13)

  • Morning/Evening/Weekend “On Demand” $28
  • Morning/Evening “Committed Customer” at least 1x week $18

**15 minute social group walks dependent on availability of other dogs in close proximity at the same time

Solo

(1 dog from 1 household)


  • Mid-Day “On Demand” $30
  • Mid-Day “Committed Customer” at least 1x week $25
  • Mid-Day “Recurring Discount” 5x week $400/month (or $20)

  • Morning/Evening/Weekend “On Demand” $35
  • Morning/Evening “Committed Customer” at least 1x week $30
  • Morning/Evening “Recurring Discount” 5x/wk $450/mo (or $22.50)

**Social Group

(2+ dogs from 2+ households)


  • Mid-Day “On Demand” $25
  • Mid-Day “Committed Customer” at least 1x week $20
  • Mid-Day “Recurring Discount” 5x week $350/month ($17.50)

  • Morn/Eve/Weekend “Committed Customer” $23 (not always available)

**15 minute social group walks dependent on availability of other dogs in close proximity at the same time

Solo

(1 dog from 1 household)


  • Mid-Day “On Demand” not offered
  • Mid-Day “Committed Customer” at least 1x week $34
  • Mid-Day “Recurring Discount” 5x week $580/month (or $29)

**Social Group

(2+ dogs from 2+ households)


    • Mid-Day “On Demand” Not Offered
    • Mid-Day “Committed Customer” at least 1x week $29
    • Mid-Day “Recurring Discount” 5x week $500/month ($25)
Solo

(1 dog from 1 household)


      • Mid-Day “On Demand” not offered
      • Mid-Day “Committed Customer” at least 1x week $39
      • Mid-Day “Recurring Discount” 5x week $660/month (or $33)

**Social Group

(2+ dogs from 2+ households)


      • Mid-Day “On Demand” Not Offered
      • Mid-Day “Committed Customer” at least 1x week $33
      • Mid-Day “Recurring Discount” 5x week $560/month ($28)
        • Second dog from the same household: $4.00/walk
        • Puppies who are not house-trained: (Recurring 2x daily customers excepted)$2.50/walk
        • Additional walk time: additional 5 minutes $2.50
        • Special needs (aggressive, in need of leash training, medically sensitive, flight risk):depending on the accommodation involved. $2-$10/walk
        • Inclement weather walk (when Office of Personnel Management closes the federal government): Note: not Offered to Recurring Discount Customers$5.00/walk
        • Federal holiday walks: Note: not Offered to Recurring Discount Customers$5.00/walk
        • Tending to non-canine indoor pet during a scheduled dog walk: $5.00/visit

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Discounts & Rewards

        • Walk Share – For customers who want a monthly recurring discounted rate, who can share their walks with a neighbor in the immediate vicinity (next door usually). One customer would receive walks Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday, the other on Tuesday/Thursday. The days of the week need to stay the same.
        • Birthday walks – “Committed” Customers receive a free walk on their birthday
          (limit two per household, per year).
        • Boarding Rates – All “Committed” and “Recurring Discount” customers receive discounted boarding rates
        • Day Care Rates – All “Committed” and “Recurring Discount” customers receive discounted day care rates.

Fees

        • CONSULTATION/ORIENTATION: $20 one time fee that covers initial consultation with a manager and orientation to the home. Waived for “Committed Customer” and “Recurring Discount” customers who confirm the service in advance.
        • TERMINATION OF SERVICE: without cause or proper notice: $200 or the value of two week’s walks, whichever is greater.
        • WEEKDAY WALK REQUESTED AFTER 9pm Sunday deadline: $5
        • WEEKEND WALK REQUESTED AFTER 5pm Wednesday deadline: $5
        • SPECIAL NEEDS PETS: $5/visit (“Special needs” are determined on a case by case, animal by animal basis)
        • EMERGENCY WALK REQUESTS: $20 extra (Service is not guaranteed with less than 6 hours notice)
        • CUSTOMER REQUIRES A ONE HOUR SERVICE WINDOW (15 minute visits excepted): $5/visit
        • CUSTOMER REQUIRES AN EXACT APPOINTMENT TIME: $10/visit
        • EXTENDED SERVICE DISRUPTION: “Recurring discount” customers may not suspend service and expect that their pet(s) spot will not be given to someone on the waiting list. “Committed Customers” who do not use their minimum 1x weekly or 2x bi-weekly walks will be billed for four (4) walks per month at $25 per walk regardless of whether they use the walks or not. If a customer does not need walk in week 1, the customer will have to schedule two walks in week 2 to keep the discount.

New Customer Information

Orientation
All new clients meet with a manager at their home before the first dog walking appointment. At the initial consultation we’ll meet you and your pet(s), get an understanding of the layout and means of entry into your home, and answer any lingering questions you may have. After the consultation we will set you up with log in credentials for our scheduling portal that you can use to request walks on your schedule.

Requirements
Dogs must be at least eight weeks old
Dogs cannot be aggressive toward people
Proof of current bordella, rabies, DHLPP vaccinations
Proof of DC pet registration or dog license

Timing of Walks
All visits (except puppy walks for dogs six months of age and younger) are also offered during a two hour window. For example, if a client requests a 1pm walk, Patrick’s Pet Care reserves the right to start the walk as early as 12:00pm and as late as 2:00pm. If you and your pet are even more flexible than that, please let us know as that’s very helpful information for scheduling.

Pet Check Technology
As a Pet Check user you’ll receive email updates about your pet’s walks each day. The process requires a QR code magnet to be placed in your home. At the beginning of the walk the caretaker scans the QR code with a smartphone and the application sends you an email to let you know that “your appointment has started.” It then tracks the length and location of the walk. At the end of the walk the walker scans the QR code again and that generates the “appointment complete” email that will include a “productivity report” (aka “#1,” “#2”) as well as any comments and pictures from the caretaker. If you want, you can log in to www.petchecktechnology.com and see the GPS-tracked route that your dog takes each day.