Patrick's Pet Care is a mission-driven, women-managed, gay-owned small business that celebrates diversity, pays a living wage, and only uses pain-free, force-free, and fear-free practices in our care of your dog(s).

Patrick’s Pet Care provides the highest level of care to all pets by creating an experience rooted in a genuine love of animals, a commitment to do the right thing, and a comprehensive, personal approach to meeting the needs of all the living creatures and people who depend on us.




Dog Day Care Reimagined.
Our Montessori School is for ideal for ages 6 months-12 years


Enrichment, Exploration, and Exercise Walks
Fulfill your dog’s body and mind using force-free, fear-free practices.


The only fear-free certified grooming team in Washington, D.C. 
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The only fear-free, force-free, independently certified dog training team in Washington, D.C.


Specialty Programs

Puppy Head Start & Socialization Visits
Senior and Disabled TLC Visits
Private and Virtual One on One Training

Regular Dog Montessori School

Montessori School for Adults and Adolescents 6 months-12 years. 


Once Weekly Monday - $140, $25.00 non refundable deposit
Once Weekly Friday - $140, $25.00 non refundable deposit
Twice Weekly Monday + Friday $130, $25.00 non refundable deposit
Three Times a Week MWF - $120, $25.00 non refundable deposit

Mini Dog Days

For adult dogs 2-8lbs. Mondays and Fridays only at Columbia Heights.

$85 / day


Meet and Greet

We’ll stop by and meet you, and your dog, and get to know you both a little bit to help find out which of our Enrichment Walk offerings might work best given your needs and your dog’s interests and personality.


Exploration Walks

30 minutes long, 5 hour service window 10:30am-3:30pm, based on your location and the location of the best exploration areas


Exercise Walks

45 minutes long, 5 hour service window 10:30am-3:30pm, based on your location and the location of the best exercise areas


Training Walks

45-minute visit, 5-hour service window 10:30am-3:30pm. Visit by a Training Apprentice as a continuation of your private training sessions to achieve your training goals.


Bath and Nails Basics

Price varies by breed, fur type, and temperament. Includes a bath, brushing, blowdry, and nail trim. Add ons available as well including deshedding, breath freshening, ear cleaning, coat restoration, external gland expression, and more.


Basics + Clean up Cut

Includes the basics plus a partial haircut or touch up of up to three areas of the body, such as the feet, face, undercarriage, or sanitary areas, to make your pup tidy between full grooms.


Full Groom & Style

The basics plus a full body breed standard full groom. Price varies by breed, fur type, and temperament. Hand stripping and customizations extra.


Husbandry Grooming-Training

A dual certified fear-free dog groomer, force-free dog trainer will help your dog overcome any fears associated with grooming.



Initial Virtual Consultation

All new private training clients pay $60 to meet with their certified trainer for 30 minutes about their goals and objectives after they’ve completed the initial intake forms


Expert Consultations

2 hour in-person consulting with force-free certified experts in the industry in areas such as Aggression, New Puppies, Husbandry Grooming


Private Training - Per Hour

For essentials and basic manners for adults and puppies. Offered at our facilities, virtually, outside at a public location, or at your home. May be subject to a travel fee depending on your location. Appointments after 6pm on weekdays and any time on weekends are subject to a 20% surcharge.


Advanced Private Training - Per Hour

Private training sessions for advanced behavior modification and advanced manners or tricks, by one of our advanced trainers. This also includes private AKC Canine Good Citizen test preparation.


Small Group Classes

Did you just get a new dog and looking for a group class to help introduce the basics of dog training? We also have more specialized classes in advanced manners, fundamentals for puppies and their people, and AKC Good Citizen group test prep, among others.


Drop and Train

“Want us to do the training for you during the day? That’s why we have drop and train! You bring your dog to in the morning and pick them up in the evening once a week for 6 weeks, where they’ll learn things like “Life Skills for Success,” “Marvelous Manners,” and “Husbandry Grooming”


Package Deals

Buy a package of 5 or 10 sessions with your trainer and receive a 5% or 10% discount, respectively


Package Terms and Conditions

To ensure a stable pack and the best experience for your pet, Enrichment Walk and Force-Free Training packages must be used within 60 days of purchase and expire after that. Montessori packages expire 5 or 10 weeks after purchase of the equivalent package. Monthly packages are on automatic recurring billing and require a 3 month initial commitment to be set up. After that customers may suspend / pause their subscription once every calendar year. Customers who suspend a second time will be subjected to a $100 fee to restart. Patrick’s Pet Care closes every federal holiday, the week of 4th of July, the week of Christmas, and whenever the federal government closes for inclement weather. Partial refunds for missed days, weather closures, federal holidays, unused sessions within the time deadline of 60 days or mid month cancellations of service are not offered. 



$90 / day

For Puppies 8 weeks to 6 months

  • Enrollment: Fixed 8 week schedule cycle.
  • Admission: Application


Puppy Socialization Visits

$70 / day

For puppies 8 weeks to 4 months who may not be fully vaccinated and can’t get through a full day without relief. Includes two 25-35 minute visits at home at 10-11am and 3-4pm.

  • Enrollment: Ongoing and usually paired with Puppy Head Start.
  • Admission: Application or PPC staff referral


$110 / half day

For Adults and Adolescents 6 months - 12 years who are not yet ready for Montessori

  • Enrollment: Ongoing, typically 6 sessions.
  • Admission: by application or PPC staff referral


$200 / day

We understand that not every dog likes to be around other dogs, but every dog likes gratifying activities and positive reinforcement. In Enrichment 1:1, we focus on your dog as an individual, and introduce activities that will provide your dog with a positive experience that will engage their body and mind. Reactive dogs are welcome. Dogs do not have to be spayed/neutered to attend, but should be at least 6 months old.

  • Enrollment: Ongoing.
  • Admission: Application or PPC staff referral


Senior and Disabled TLC Visits

$60 / visit

For dogs 12 years + and those with physical impairments such as wheelchairs or chronic conditions such as arthritis.

  • Enrollment: Ongoing.
  • Admission: Application or PPC staff referral


Contact us for a quote!

Adults and Adolecents 8 weeks and older, Scheduled 30 Minute Virtual Consultations with a Trainer.

Grooming Pricing Details

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Custom Combination Package Options

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Have a question before booking?

For questions about our Grooming and Training, please review our services and schedule a Virtual Q&A

For all other inquiries please feel free to use the live chat or the contact form.