Patriotic Paws Dog Walking
We’re BiPawtison: We walk big paws and little paws in NW DC
Save $100 off your first month of
5-day per week dog walks
$80 off your first month of 4-day per week dog walks
$60 off your first month of 3-day per week dog walks!
Wedding Pet Sitting Services in DC!
Would you like your dog to be in your wedding? Your friends and family will be too busy to act as your pet handler so that’s where we come in! We will bring your dog to your wedding ceremony so that Fido can walk down the aisle and be available for photos on your special day. Wedding pet services are limited to weekends only, in DC or our very close suburbs. Rates start at $500 and we offer a maximum service of 5 hours. We accept bookings within 6 months of the wedding. Please use the contact form to inquire.
Your Dogs Will Love Us!
Hey, fellow dog lovers! Did you know that D.C. is not just for politicians and monuments? It’s a wonderful city for our furry friends too! Especially in upper NW DC where we have an abundance of trails and green spaces to explore one paw at at a time.
At Patriotic Paws Dog Walking, we would love to take your dogs out for a stroll. We live for wagging tails, wet noses, and endless dog walk adventures. Our dedicated team of dog enthusiasts is here to make sure your beloved pups get the exercise, love, and attention they deserve, right in the heart of our beautiful capital city.
✅ Experienced and Caring Handlers: Our team is not just passionate about dogs; we’re experienced professionals who ensure your pets are safe, happy, and comfortable during every walk. Our dog walkers focus on the dogs under their care, ensuring they receive the attention, exercise, and affection they need.
✅ Customized Walks: We understand that every dog is unique. That’s why we tailor our walks to match your dog’s energy level, temperament, and preferences.
✅ Report Cards: Miss your pup during the day? We’ll send you adorable photo updates, so you can see the fun they’re having in real-time!
✅ Availability and Reliability: Dog owners usually think a solo walker is best but forget that solo walkers are human and need sick and personal days off too. When you go with a company you are hiring the company, not an individual. Your dog walkers will work as a team. If your regular walkers needs a shift off there will be a backup to step in. We train all of our walkers up on each dog so that your primary walker has support.
✅ Flexibility for Your Pet’s Needs: Dogs, much like humans, have varying needs and temperaments. Some pets might need a little extra time outdoors, while others prefer shorter walks. By scheduling in blocks, we can adjust the duration of the walk to best suit your pet’s individual requirements on that particular day.
Why choose us?
When I moved to the Palisades I had trouble finding a reliable dog walker for my dog Bella. So I saw a need for a trusted dog walking company and bought an existing company.
At Patriotic Paws Dog Walking (PPDW) we are dog people, but we are more than that. Pet parents choose us over other walkers because of our commitment to high quality care, knowledge, experience, and our corporate values. Kim is fear free certified, pet CPR and first aid certified, and has completed the Karen Pryor Foundations in Dog Training. What does this mean for you?
One time we arrived to a dog walk to find the toy sized dog eating something toxic. We have the knowledge to take the proper steps in an emergency such as this. Another time a new dog was happy to meet us during the meet and greet with the owners home but when the owners were not present the dog was fearful. Our knowledge and actions kept the dog from turning the fear into aggression.
We are a small, woman-owned, local business and were hit hard by the pandemic. We are grateful for all of our clients who stuck with us over this difficult time and for those new clients who keep us going!
✅ Customer Satisfaction: Striving for customer satisfaction by going above and beyond expectations, ensuring both the human clients and their dogs are happy with the services provided.
✅ Compassion and Care: Demonstrating genuine love and concern for the dogs’ welfare, ensuring they are happy, healthy, and safe during every walk and interaction.
✅ Community: Engaging with and giving back to the local community, such as supporting animal shelters, neighborhood organizations, or schools.
✅ Reliability: Being consistent and dependable in providing scheduled services, allowing clients to trust the company with their pets and their homes.
✅ Safety and Education: Prioritizing the safety of both the dogs and the dog walkers. Implementing strict safety protocols, using secure leashes and harnesses, and being knowledgeable about dog behavior to prevent accidents or conflicts.
We know what it takes to manage multiple dog walks per day so we set expectations up front. The following is the need-to-know information. Additional details and explanations are found throughout our website.
We offer weekday mid-day dog walks starting @ $27 and short potty breaks starting @ $20. Potty breaks are great for puppies and seniors or bookings during hot summer months. Additional charges may apply for multiple dogs or dogs that are strong pullers/have poor leash manners. Day time hourly services start at $46/hr and are offered during off-peak, mid-day hours.
We require a minimum of 3 walks per week. We may accommodate less frequent bookings during non-peak times, around our recurring dog walk clients, based on availability.
Our normal business hours are Monday-Friday 9-5 broken down into three shifts, late morning, mid-day, late afternoon. We book in time blocks only and do not accept requests for exact times. We will see different dogs on different days and therefore our routes and schedules will change throughout the week. Time blocks enable us to plan our routes efficiently. We need to accommodate time block requests, varying walks scheduled on different days, and ensuring the driving routes from client-to-client make sense. Scheduling in blocks allows us to accommodate as many clients as possible, making our services accessible to a wider range of pet owners. This approach helps us maintain a fair and balanced schedule for everyone without compromising care.
We are available after-hours for our regular clients only. Bookings outside of our normal business hours are considered overtime and start at $32/walk.
Our headquarters is located in the Palisades in DC Ward 3 but we service all of NW DC. If you have questions about our availability please reach out on the contract page.
Primary Service Area by Zip Code:
20007 Berkley, Burleith, Cathedral Heights, Colony Hill, Foggy Bottom, Foxhall, Georgetown, Glover Park, Massachusetts Heights, Observatory Circle, The Palisades, Wesley Heights, West End
20057 Burleith, Georgetown
20016 American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Cleveland Park, Friendship Heights, Kent, Massachusetts Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Potomac Heights, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, The Palisades, Wakefield, Wesley Heights
20008 Adams Morgan, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Dupont Circle, Forest Hills, Friendship Heights, Georgetown, Kalorama, Mount Pleasant, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Wakefield, Woodland-Normanstone Terrace, Woodley Park
Based on availability we try to accommodate pet parents throughout upper NW DC where street parking is available.
Booking is as easy as 1, 2, 3
Step 1. New clients fill out a brief contact form.
Step 2. Check your email to create an account and enter your pet and client details.
Step 3. We set up a quick client consultation and onboarding. Kim will meet you and your dogs at your home and answer any questions.
We require communication to go through the web portal or mobile app so the walkers and Kim are kept in the loop.
We have an app!
Download “Time to Pet” on your favorite mobile device!
App video Tutorial on Youtube
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We are insured and bonded by Pet Care Insurance!
We love our local news and have been seen in the Washingtonian, WUSA9, and DCist!
We support many community and rescue events. Please message us for local sponsorship activities or silent auction requests.
We guarantee tail-wagging fun for your furry companions! Click below to reach out to Kim and join our furry family!
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