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1. Melinda

Safe, Intuitive, Capable Dog Care

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20003

6 repeat clients
12 reviews

"Sperry had a wonderful time with Melinda! They went on long walks and got a lot of play time. She came back tired and happy, which is always a good sign! (more)"

2. Ilene

All I Want to Do Is Love Your Dogs!

Mount Vernon Square, Washington, DC, 20001

3 repeat clients
9 reviews

"Jinx enjoyed his stay with Ilene. This was his first time being away from me, and he had a few anxiety issues. Ilene was very understanding, and even gave up... (more)"

3. Taylor

English Bulldog Mom !!

Radnor-Ft Myer Heights, Arlington, VA, 22209

4 repeat clients
12 reviews

"Great time. Taylor and crew were incredibly nice and flexible with our hectic weekend schedule. Had good contact throughout the weekend with status updates a... (more)"

4. Natalia

Come home to a happier dog!

Adams Morgan, Washington DC , DC, 20009

24 repeat clients
28 reviews

"Roxy seemed to enjoy her time with Natalia! When I picked her up, her interest in leaving with me was pretty limited! She seemed very comfortable with Natali... (more)"

5. Brian

Diligent law school student.

Shaw, Washington, DC, 20002

About: I'm from a cosmopolitan city and had friends whose families would often leave the country for holiday or business. I took care of their dogs for up... (more)

6. Ariel

Your dog's [temporary] best friend

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20002

"Ariel was great. She sent regular pictures and Mia seemed really comfortable with her. We would definitely use her again. (more)"

7. Laura

Dog lover located in dupont!

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, 20009

1 repeat client
1 review

About: I am an avid pet enthusiast that leads an active lifestyle. With me, your dog will enjoy plenty of outdoor time and attention! Also, as a personal ... (more)

8. Ashley

We are a dog loving couple from CA

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20003

"We would definitely choose Ashley to watch our dog again! This was our first time using Rover, so we were pretty nervous about leaving him with a stranger. A... (more)"

9. Julie

Big yard, doggy door...pups rule!

Petworth, Washington, DC, 20010

"Julie was FANTASTIC with our two dogs. Her home was very warm and comfortable, and our girls really enjoyed their time with her. They even expressed affectio... (more)"

10. Sam

A Professional Who Loves Dogs

Logan Circle, Washington , DC, 20005

8 repeat clients
23 reviews

"Sam is awesome! Not only was he great with my dog Jax, but he was super accommodating to my hectic schedule. I had to book back to back trips for work and Sa... (more)"

11. Natalie

Active mom to a Bernedoodle puppy!

Capitol Hill, Washington , DC, 20002

5 repeat clients
17 reviews

"Natalie is a fantastic sitter, Charlie and Charlotte had too much fun! and Charlie really let loose and became quite the goofball while he was staying at Nat... (more)"

12. Katherine

Responsible, Experienced Pet Owner

Glover Park, Washington, DC, 20007

16 repeat clients
35 reviews

"Katherine took care of our dog for over a week while we were spending the holidays overseas. This was the first time that our dog had been with her. She was ... (more)"

13. Emily

Alex & Emily! PAWfect Pup Sitters!

Adams Morgan, Washington, DC, 20009

11 repeat clients
32 reviews

"Moby had a great time staying with Emily and Basil. Scheduling was very easy, and I was immediately comfortable with Emily. Our dog got along great with her... (more)"

14. Callie

Pet friendly home in Petworth

Catholic University-Brookland, Washington, DC, 20010

1 repeat client
5 reviews

"Once again, an amazing stay for Clover! I can tell she had the time of her life staying with this awesome family. The pictures tell the story of a dog having... (more)"

15. Maddy

Loving care when you're not there!

Dupont Circle, Washington , DC, 20037

2 repeat clients
6 reviews

"Maddy was so amazing to my anxious little rescue dog! I was so worried leaving him for 7 days while out of the country and maddy took great care of him! She ... (more)"

16. Marci

Two canine lovers in CoHi!

Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 20010

4 repeat clients
13 reviews

"Once again, Marci did a fantastic job watching Nino. She has watched him multiple times and is always very accommodating of our pick up/drop off times. She... (more)"

17. Connie

Always up for an adventure!

Brentwood, Washington, DC, 20002

1 repeat client
1 review

"Connie is an awesome dog-sitter! My dog, Shoshi, stayed with Connie for four nights in April 2016. Connie was very accommodating and flexible with drop off a... (more)"

18. Jillian

Woofdorf Astoria|near CoHi dog park

Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 20010

13 repeat clients
25 reviews

"Jillian did an awesome job watching Sydney for a week as she has slept nearly the entire time I've been back. They sent constant updates via photos and vide... (more)"

19. Siobhan

Responsible and Caring Dog Lover!

Aurora Highlands, Arlington, VA, 22202

"Siobhan and her husband were great with our dog, Maxx! We received daily photos and updates and Maxx had a great time. We would recommend them to anyone and ... (more)"

20. Brenda

Available for Weekday Daycare/Walks

Columbia Heights, WASHINGTON, DC, 20010

11 repeat clients
21 reviews

"Brenda took care of my pup during the entire blizzard while I was out of town. I felt quite guilty leaving behind my snow obsessed pup, but Brenda took grea... (more)"

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Dog Boarding In Washington, D. C.

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More on Washington D.C.

Washington D.C., home of the nation's head dog, is also home to some of the nation's chief dog lovers. Case in point: Fido isn't just allowed, but welcome to explore the National Mall and walk laps around the Reflecting Pool. Though this is a leash-required area, the photo opportunities are incredible.

Of course, some dog parents prefer a more rustic environment. Well, D.C. has that too! Travel few miles north to Rock Creek Park and discover a national playground with plenty of trails and smells for your dog to enjoy.

Whether traveling for a long weekend or an epic campaign, dog owners in Washington, D.C. can travel comfortably knowing all Rover dog boarding, dog sitting, and dog walking services are covered by Premium Insurance. Because your dog deserves nothing but the best, most-loving care while you're away.

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