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Alexandria Pet Care, 703-548-1516; Midday walks and vacation visits in Alexandria and parts of Fairfax County. Also offers pet-taxi service.

All Friends Pet Care, 1043 Sterling Rd., Suite 202, Herndon; 703-716-7387; Midday walks, vacation visits, and overnight petsitting across Northern Virginia. Visits range in length from 20 minutes to an hour.

Allison’s Pampered Pets, Reston; 703-471-0453; Midday walks and petsitting for dogs in Reston.

Alternative Pet Care, 9912-D Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA; 703-323-0772; Petsitting in your home or a host home in Northern Virginia. Also provides dog walking and training classes.

Animal Au Paws of Loudoun, 703-669-5255; Dog walking and overnight sitting throughout Loudoun County.

Animal Nannies of Northern Virginia, 703-225-2100; Midday walks, vacation visits, and overnight sitting for all types of pets. New owners came aboard in 2006. Serves McLean, Vienna, Falls Church, North Arlington, and Great Falls.

Becky’s Pet Care, 703-822-0933; Walks and overnights for dogs, cats, and other small animals. Covers Northern Virginia.

Best Kept Pets, 703-729-3575. Has provided midday walks and cat vacation visits in Ashburn and Sterling for 13 years.

Capital Petsitters, 202-386-7387, 703-442-0403, 443-244-3720; Midday walks, vacation visits, and overnight sitting in the Washington area and central Maryland.

David’s Dogwalking, 202-263-1192; Specializes in midday walks, with sitting services for regular clients. Northwest DC.

DogCentric, 301-275-8752; Midday dog walking in Northwest DC and Montgomery County.

East Coast Pet Care, 571-239-6655; Midday dog walks and overnight petsitting for rabbits, cats, birds, and reptiles in Northern Virginia. Recently added boarding in a private home.

Everything & the Dog, 703-587-4410; Midday walks, petsitting, pet taxi, and personal concierge services in Northern Virginia.

Frisky Felines & Friends, 202-582-7387; Dog walking, vacation visits, overnight sitting, poop scooping, and errand service in DC.

Gaithersburg Pet Sitting, 301-926-0222; Attends to all types of animals; owner Rosary Bovello has special experience with parrots. Serves Gaithersburg and other parts of Montgomery County.

Happy Hounds, Arlington; 703-553-0555. Midday walks in Arlington by a small crew of full-time dog walkers.

Happy Paws Petsitting Service, Germantown; 301-515-5800; Midday walks, housesitting, and pet boarding in a sitter’s home. Serves Montgomery County.

Happy-Pet, Annapolis; 410-280-2940; Walks, petsitting, pet taxi, basic grooming, and poop scooping in the Annapolis area.

Karing By Kristina, 703-329-1043; Walking, petsitting, and pet taxi in Northern Virginia, DC, and southern Maryland.

Lucky Paws, Bowie; 301-464-3156; Amy Howell offers midday dog walking and cat visits in and around Bowie.

Pawfessional Pet Care, 888-215-7387; Southern Maryland dog-walking, petsitting, and pet-taxi service.

Peggie’s Pet Services, Alexandria; 703-863-4209; In addition to midday dog walks and overnight petsitting, owner Peggie Arvidson offers consulting to help with behavior issues and lifestyle adjustments.

Pet People, 202-232-7387; House- and petsitting, dog walks, cat visits, aquarium cleaning, and other pet services around the metro area.

Saving Grace, 202-544-9247; Grace Steckler and her team provide dog walking and petsitting on Capitol Hill and daycare and boarding in a sitter’s home.

Sit-a-Pet, 202-362-8900, 703-243-3311, 301-424-7100; The oldest petsitting company in the area, Sit-a-Pet provides vacation visits to maintain your pet’s routine and your home’s security. Serves most neighborhoods inside the Beltway.

Top Dog Resort, 540-788-4837; Don and Linda Lecher open their Northern Virginia home to dogs under 25 pounds.

Zilla’s Dream B&B for Dogs, 301-372-1684; Vet Taxi’s Ilkim Boyle invites dogs, especially senior or infirm, into her home for personalized care.

Zoolatry, 202-547-9255; Dog walking in DC.


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