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Dog Walking and In-Your Home Pet Sitting Services in DC

Patriotic Pet Care, LLC has served pet parents in Washington, DC since 1991!

Our focus is to provide weekday, mid-day dog walks around upper NW Washington, DC. Dog walks are available from 9 am to 6 pm. Most pet owners book us for the Monday – Friday mid-day shift, 11 am – 3 pm.

We have very limited availability for evening or weekend walks and usually these times are reserved for those in need, such as front line workers or the elderly.  If you are a regular client and attending a concert or ballgame we should be able to fit in an off-hour walk for your pup.

We also offer overnight in-your-home pet sitting for when you travel and pet handler services for couples who wish to include their dog in their wedding.


Can we help you and your pet?

Many pet care companies do it all, but we specialize in what we do best. We like to see the same paws over and over again and work in a dedicated service area.

Yes, we are available for recurring dog walks. We require a minimum of 3 recurring dog walks per week and all walks must take place in Ward 3 or the western part of Ward 2.

What are recurring dog walks? Dog walks that are consistent and that can be added to our calendar on a regular basis. For example, each week we know that Hunter needs a late afternoon walk on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. We anticipate changes to the schedule but the key is that Hunter is a repeat booking!

We are also available for overnight, in-your-home pet sitting. We also help cat clients who book on a recurring basis with a minimum of three days per week. A typical example is an elderly client in a nursing home who needs just a little bit of help with feedings and litter.

We have limited availability for specialty services. Specialty services may include transport, dog event planning like barkday parties, wedding handling services, and hotel pet sitting. These are based on staff availability.

We are unable to provide certain pet service. There are some services that we simply do not have the resources to provide.

We are unable to provide dog daycare or boarding because we do not have a facility.

We are unable to provide cat visits or dog walks that are sporadic or infrequent bookings. These visits are typically booked as drop-in visits for pet owners who travel. We can try to accommodate these visits but it is often difficult to fit additional visits into our schedule.

Please click here for a quick overview of our services and service area.


COVID-19 News for Current Clients

During the Mayor’s “stay at home” order we are only providing essential dog walks. Clients are deemed essential if they are unable to walk their own dog, for example the elderly, or for front line workers still reporting to work.

Schedule: You can view and update your schedule online at This includes adding or canceling visits.

Since we spend at least 12 hours per day with pets we see a lot of great things and also a lot of strange things. We are also asked a lot of interesting questions from pet owners. To this end we have developed a digital magazine that highlights some interesting pet information as well as pet-friendly places and events around DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Read The Informant today!

Dog Walking Headquarters
20007 – Berkley, Burleith, Cathedral Heights, Colony Hill, Foggy Bottom, Foxhall, Georgetown, Glover Park, Massachusetts Heights, Observatory Circle, The Palisades, Wesley Heights, West End

Satellite Locations
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

Emerging Location
20009 – Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle, Kalorama, Logan Circle, Mount Pleasant, Shaw, U Street Corridor


Support us during Covid-19

We have three new ways you can support us!

  1. Buy a paw reading!
  2. Buy pawetry – poetry about your pet!
  3. Shop our new online store!

We are excited to announce the launch of three new PPC offerings to help us survive this economic crisis, paw readings, pawetry poetry about your pet, and our online store.

We offer wholesome and nutritious food and treats, fun toys, cozy blankets, stylish bowls, and more! Please click here to shop.

Bella loves these products, especially the flavor enhancer that you sprinkle over kibble. Check out the pawPairings Seasonings.

Use code INTRO4U


Pet Parents love us

Peace of mind

We are trained and certified pet professionals. Patriotic Pet Care, LLC is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. When you book a service with us you can rest assured that your pet will be well cared for.

Customized care

We customize our visits to your pet’s personality. If they are energetic we can walk that extra block. If they are a little lovebug and prefer to cuddle on the couch, we will provide the care that is right for them.

Undivided attention

We do not watch the clock or walk multiple pets (aside from pet siblings) at one time. Our pet caregivers are not overbooked. We will not be running out the door to get to their next pet. Solo leashed walks are our focus. We will never walk your dog with others unless requested. Your dog gets one-on-one attention. We prefer to develop a bond with your pet.

We keep it simple

We use the latest technology to make scheduling easy and efficient.

We’re Here to Help

Going to work?

We offer mid-day dog walks in NW DC

We know how hard it is to say “see you later” to your pet as you rush off to work each morning. Until you can convince your boss to let you bring Fido and Fluffy to the office we will be there to care for them during the workday. You will receive an update with a photo from our walk or play time to help brighten your day! Learn more>>


Book overnight In-Your-Home pet sitting

What could be worse than seeing that little furry head tilt as you begin to pack your bags for a trip? Fido and Fluffy know that a suitcase means you will be leaving and it will feel like forever until you return. We cannot take your place but we can help keep your pet’s daily routine in-place. We  provide care in the place where they feel safest, their home, with all of their familiar scents and hidden toys. Learn more>>

When Life is Unpredictable  (Current Clients Only)

Although advance booking is required, if you have an emergency we should be able to accommodate last minute service requests for current clients.  Whether you ended up in the hospital or have your hands full with sick kids we will be there to care for your pets when life becomes too hectic. Subject to staff availability. Learn more>>

Service Area

Our headquarters is located in the Palisades. We primarily live in and service DC Ward 3 but we also have availability in other neighborhoods.

Primary Service Area by Zip Code: 20007, 20008, 20057,  20016,

Limited availability: 20009, 20015, 20017, 20036, and 20037.

Based on availability we try to accommodate pet parents throughout upper NW DC.

More than just a pet service

When you purchase a service with Patriotic Pet Care you are getting more than a dog walker or an overnight pet sitter. Patriotic Pet Care’s professional team is committed to providing your pet with TLC, friendship, and companionship while you are away.

Our Mission

“To provide loving, trustworthy care, and to cherish your pets as if they were our own”

Become a client

Create an account, fill out your and your pet’s profile and book initial consultation.