House Sitting

$44
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$25
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$25
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
A few minutes

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
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Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:
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Reviews

13
repeat clients
32 Reviews

Janae M.
Janae M.
Nov 12, 2018
Verified Stay

Andrea has walked my dog Melody a few times now, and I'm so glad she's in our lives! Andrea is very flexible with her schedule and extremely understanding when it comes to what my dog needs. Melody is an older dog and a bit particular in her old age, but Andrea is always able to adjust and provide great care when I'm away. Andrea is also really good with communicating any problems that arise during ...

Andrea G.
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Jenn G.
Jenn G.
Oct 15, 2018
Verified Stay

Andrea was absolutely wonderful. Before we booked, she happily came over to meet us and our doggies, take a tour of our home, and spent almost an hour learning about our fur babies (and taking copious notes!). When the time came to watch our dogs, she was prompt to arrive, flawlessly followed all instructions, sent detailed updates via the Rover app and took tons of pictures. We couldn't have asked for more. When we arrived ...

Andrea G.
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allison n.
allison n.
Sep 2, 2018
Verified Stay

Andrea is a true professional! You can tell she really loves dogs and taking care of them. I am glad she was available to take care of my sweet boy when I was out of town and would book her again.

Andrea G.
Andrea G.

About Andrea

6
years of experience
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check
  • Humane Rescue Alliance Donor

Pet care pro! Special needs welcome

I've always loved animals but it wasn't until I adopted a special-needs rescue dog that I found my calling: caring for our four-legged, furry best friends. I'm now a professional dog walker and provide positive-reinforcement training. I have a special place in my heart for reactive, fearful, aging, and special-needs dogs, too; I love training and rehabilitative work and will meet your pup wherever he or she is at, in terms of training and development ...

What Andrea would like to know about your dog

I love dogs of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments, and the more you share about your dog, the better our time together will be! Depending on your needs and those of your dog, I may want to know about your dog's play style and favorite activities, any special requests you might have for our walking/playing time, your dog's normal schedule and routines, any history of medical and/or behavioral issues, and any history of biting or aggressive behavior (it's not a deal-breaker to have special needs, and with a full accounting of relevant details, we can work on troublesome behaviors together). If you'd like me to focus on training or rehabilitative work, please let me know what you'd like to accomplish and what work you've already done.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

When Andrea watches your pet

I love taking walks throughout DC neighborhoods and have a knack for finding fun, safe spaces for sniffing, exploring, and jogging. If your dog already has a favorite destination or walking route, I'm happy to accommodate his or her preferences. If not, we can explore and find some new favorite spots together. I'm fully "weather proof" and happy to be outside in sun, rain, or snow, as long as it's safe for your pet to be outdoors. Our walks will include lots of time for exploring the environment, running, play with toys and/or "found" toys such as sticks and snowballs and grass clippings, stomping through puddles for our water-loving friends, and training in loose-leash walking or heeling.

If you have a secure yard, I'll be happy to indulge your pup in off-leash play time too. Even without a yard, we can have lots of fun playing indoors! Some of my favorite games include fetch, hide and seek (I'll be happy to teach your pup to seek out toys if he or she doesn't already know how!), tug of war, and trading games for those who feel a bit protective of their toys.

If your best friend is reactive or fearful, we can work on that too. I'm experienced in making desensitization exercises fun, and rewarding the kinds of behaviors you'd like to see on your own walks.

For safety reasons, during very cold or very hot weather, I will closely monitor your dog and regulate our time outside according to his/her needs. I'm happy to bring your pet to many fun locations throughout your neighborhood, excepting dog parks or similar off-leash areas where the risk of unpleasant or dangerous encounters may be too high.

Andrea's Service Area

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