Fulfilling the whole dog, body and mind using force free, fear free, science-based practices to realize your dog’s full potential and enrich their life
The Enrichment Walk Experience
- Engaging the senses
- Reinforcing a force free training regimen
- Promoting socialization
- Customized enrichment activities
- Physical exercise
- Individual attention
- Consistent, professional, and local staffing that we’re known for
- Direct and real time communication with your regular staff person through our app
- Detailed reports with photos and/or videos
- GPS Tracking
- Different options for different age dogs who have different needs
What Makes Us Special?
Meet the Founder
Patrick founded Patrick's Pet Care in March 2012 as a dog walking company in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. His values for operating a pet care business are based on a genuine love of animals, a commitment to do the right thing, and a personal approach to meeting the needs of all the animals and people who depend on Patrick's Pet Care. A core pillar of this philosophy is a firm belief in corporate social responsibility standards. Patrick believes all employees deserve to be paid a District of Columbia living wage, receive health insurance coverage, and paid time off in order to provide the best care to our clients. Fundamentally, Patrick aims to create thriving relationships between people and their canine companions, using science and consent based methods without fear, pain or force.
Patrick is a certified force free dog trainer, certified fear free dog groomer, and a Certified Professional Animal Care Operator (CPACO).
Enrichment Walk Basic Requirements:
- Completed New Customer Intake Form
- Valid DC Dog License
- Age: 8 weeks +
- Vaccinations (Puppies <20 weeks): 1st round of Distemper, Parvovirus, Bordetella
- Vaccinations (All Dogs >20 weeks): Rabies; DHPP / DAPP; and Bordetella
- Free, Scheduled 15 Minute Virtual Orientation to Your Home + optional “Meet your Specialist”