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Your Dog Will Love Walking With 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 started my own. Read more about our story here>>

At Patriotic Paws Dog Walking (PPDW) we are dog people, but we are more than that. We actually know dogs. 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. Learn more about our values here>>

Important Information

The following is the need-to-know information. Additional details and explanations are found throughout our website.

We offer weekday mid-day dog walks @ $25 and potty breaks @ $18. 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.

Our normal business hours are Monday-Friday 9-5 broken down into three shifts, late morning, mid-day, late afternoon. We book in time windows only and do not offer exact times.

Bookings outside of our normal business hours are considered overtime and $30/walk. Day time hourly services start at $44/hr.

We service NWDC Ward 3 and the western part of Ward 2.

We offer recurring dog walks, these are walks booked each week. There is a 3 walk per week minimum.

You are hiring the company. We work as a team so you will have at least 2 people trained on your dog(s). This allows for smooth coverage if your primary walker needs a day off.

All of our scheduling, communications, and billing are in one place, an app/website called Time to Pet. The services contract and pet detail information must be completed on the Time to Pet site. Billing is bi-weekly and we require online payment either by credit card or ACH debit from a bank account.

We require a meet and greet where Kim or staff will meet you and the dogs at your home. We will go over where you keep the supplies, any pertinent pet information, and answer any questions you may have. In advance of the meeting please make two key copies. One will be kept in a lockbox at your property and one in the office with our owner as a backup. We can provide a lockbox during the meet and greet or you may supply your own. If you have a door code we will require only 1 key copy just as an emergency backup.  The administrative fee for a meet and greet is $25.

We also offer limited 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.

We are a small local company. Before the pandemic we had a small team of 5 dog walkers plus 3 overnight sitters and Kim manages operations. 

Watch the following 2-minute video to save $50 on your first month of dog walks!*


*must meet the minimum booking requirement of 12/walks per month

Patriotic Paws Dog Walking


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


NEWS:  Moving forward Patriotic Pet Care LLC will go by Patriotic Paws Dog Walking. We have found that “Pet Care” is simply too broad. With “Pet Care” in the name we receive requests for services that we do not offer, for example emergency vet services and grooming. We feel that the change to “Dog Walking” better represents our company and our focus. We continue to happily serve our dogs under our new brand.

In 2021 we’ve noticed an uptick in dog aggression stemming from the pandemic and separation anxiety. For the safety of our team we are unable to service dogs that are defensive when we enter their home, dogs with a bite history, or exhibit related aggressive behavioral issues.

Did you receive our brochure mailing? Let Kim know and save $50 off your first month of dog walks!

We have decided to focus on recurring dog walks only. To find a cat sitter visit 

Current Clients

You can view and update your schedule online at This includes confirming, adding, or canceling visits. Download portal instructions (PDF)

Dog Walking Headquarters

Dog Walking Satellite Locations
20057, 20016, 20008

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!

Some of the Dogs We Love


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.

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>>


Pet Parents love us

Peace of mind

We are trained and certified pet professionals. Patriotic Paws Dog Walking 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.

Step 1

Create an Account

Create an account in our client portal and download the PDF Instructions.

Step 2

Fill Out Your Profile

Log in to your account and fill our your pet’s and your personal profile.

You can download our app.

Step 3

Book Initial Consultation

Kim will reach out when you set up your account to schedule an initial consultation. You may also propose a date in the system under the schedule tab or send a message in the communications tab. Weekends tend to have the most availability.

Initial consultation / Meet and Greet – $25

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 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

Very 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 book a service with Patriotic Paws Dog Walking you are getting a professional team dedicated to providing your dog with TLC, friendship, and companionship while you are away.


Support us during Covid-19

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 discount code INTRO4U

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.

[email protected] 202-854-1776