1. Annie & Bobby

Work-at-Home Dog Lovers & Big Yard!

Mount Vernon Square, Washington, DC, 20001

"Great experience! Annie is great with dogs, and my Honey bee, who can be very shy, had a great time. Annie sent me tons of updates including pics, which made... (more)"

2. Heather

Friendly & Professional Dog Lover

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, 20036

"Heather has watched my black lab and basset hound many times and they've always had a great experience with her! I would absolutely encourage others to use H... (more)"

3. Viviana

Your dog will feel like home!!

Downtown, Washington, DC, 20004

"Viviana lives only a block away so she was able to go to all of Penn's regular spots which was great for Penn and allowed her to keep some consistency. Penn... (more)"

4. Stephanie

Couple with One Dog in Downtown DC

Logan Circle, Washington, DC, 20005

About: My husband and I are dog lovers living south of Logan Circle in a small condo complex. We enjoy walks to Logan Circle where all the other neighborh... (more)

5. Ryan

Work from home with a Pomeranian

Downtown, Washignton DC, DC, 20001

"Ryan has proved many times to be a reliable, responsible and just simply amazing dog walker. My dog Raul is an old Chihuahua. Ryan is very patient and simply... (more)"

6. Mend��

Vegan Animal Lover

Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC, 20037

"Mendé took wonderful care of our little dachshund while we jetted out of town for weekend weddings. We contacted her last minute and she was extremely flexib... (more)"

7. Shelby

Animal loving Student

Foggy Bottom, Washington , DC, 20037

"Shelby was a great sitter! She watched my 14-month old pooch over the long Labor Day weekend. Shelby was calm and caring when I dropped Sammie off--she clear... (more)"

8. Kelly

Dogloving law student open schedule

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20001

"Kelly was great! Super responsive and communicative. We loved getting lots of pics of our pup while we were away. Jack came home happy and healthy. (more)"

9. Jill

Dog loving young professional in DC

Shaw, Washington, DC, 20001

"Jill is a true dog lover and a phenomenal caretaker of all types of dogs. She has grown up with dogs since she was 5 years old, and she always had an active ... (more)"

10. Sarah

Experienced & Responsible Dog Lover

U Street Corridor, Washington , DC, 20009

"We had an excellent experience with Sarah! She worked with our schedule which included an early morning drop off and was excellent with our timid dog Hurley!... (more)"

11. Jessa

Little dog service!

Downtown, Washington, DC, 20001

"Miles loved his stay with Jessa and Bina! So great to know that Miles is in good hands AND has a canine friend to spend time with, too! Can't wait to see the... (more)"

12. Cindy

Cindy and Jeff

Adams Morgan, Washington , DC, 20009

"Cindy and Jeff were amazing, they took great care of my little guy Otto, and even trained him a new trick - to give his paw. I would have them again in a he... (more)"

13. Pegah

Puppy retreat in SW DC

South West, WASHINGTON, DC, 20024

"Pegah did a fantastic job with Bohannen. He was even a little bit needy because he had a bit of separation anxiety and she was great with him. She was very... (more)"

14. Lee

My dog and I love company!

Logan Circle, Washington, DC, 20005

"Toby had a good time with Lee. She was very responsive and it easy to arrange the stay. Enjoyed getting picture updates while I was away. (more)"

15. Maria

Our house needs some company!

Shaw, Washington, DC, 20001

"Miles has stayed with Maria a handful of times, and upon drop-off during this most recent stay, my anxious little dog walked right through her front door wit... (more)"

16. Ellen

College Student Dog Sitter

Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC, 20037

"My dog's stay with Ellen was her first experience as a Rover dog-sitter and my first experience leaving my dog, Sailor, with anyone except family -- and I'm ... (more)"

17. Andrea

Dog sitter extraordinaire

Downtown, Washington, DC, 20005

"Andrea is a sweet dog-loving gal. She has taken care of my silk terrier Rambo over a dozen times over the last year. She is extremely reliable, caring and re... (more)"

18. Nicole

Fit, Friendly, Dogloving Female <3

Dupont Circle, Washington , DC, 20036

"Couldn't have asked for a better stay. Extremely flexible. She kept me updated throughout the weekend and sent a few cute pictures. Appeared to be very k... (more)"

19. Da'Twan

Your dog will be treated with love

Logan Circle, Washington,DC, DC, 20004

"Da'Twan was fantastic and responsive. He took good care of our dog while we were out of town for almost a week. He even got him a new toy, which is now his f... (more)"

20. Rachel

Active dog walker in downtown DC!

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, 20036

"Rachel was great with our dog, she was super flexible with our schedule and sent lots of pictures! (more)"

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Sit a Dog, Save a Life

Sit a Dog, Save a Life lets you raise money for local dogs-in-need by doing something you do already: asking your neighbors to watch your dog instead of leaving them in a kennel. Many Rover sitters in Seattle donate a percentage of their earnings to nonprofits through Sit a Dog, Save a Life. When you book with a sitter who has the Rover Donation Badge on their profile, you're helping dogs in need, right here in Seattle.

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

The Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (Washington, D.C.) is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals and educating the community on responsible pet ownership. Lucky Dog does not have its own facility. Instead, their dogs stay with temporary fosters (and occasionally boarding partners) while they wait to find their forever home. They hold adoption events each week where you can see the Lucky Dogs strut their stuff, and we also arrange private meetings for adopters who fall in love with a pup’s internet photo.

Old Dominion Boston Terrier Rescue

ODBTR is a small foster based rescue covering VA, Northeastern NC, MD,DE and DC. They are a dedicated group of Boston lovers whose main goal is to save as many Boston Terriers from shelters and owners who can no longer care for their Boston's. They will help any Boston Terrier, any age, health issue and behavior issue that needs them. They are as holistic as possible in their care of Boston's combining traditional veterinary care and holistic philosophies.

PetConnect Rescue

The PetConnect Rescue was founded in 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and has evolved into a vibrant animal rescue organization. Their mission is to save the lives of abandoned dogs and cats and place them in loving and permanent homes. Each day, they respond to desperate email and phone pleas to rescue dogs and cats imminently slated for euthanasia. They pull these animals into rescue from over-extended shelters between Maryland and Georgia. PetConnect Rescue is a non breed-specific organization and they are committed to stepping forward whenever we can and wherever there is the greatest need. They are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

SPCA of Anne Arundel County

The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in Anne Arundel County. They provide shelter and humane care for homeless animals in need and work as advocates for animal welfare in our community.

At the SPCA, there is no time limit placed on how long an animal is available for adoption. They embrace animals in need - regardless of age, breed, or physical condition - and provide them with the care they deserve for as long as it takes us to find them a home. As a result of our efforts in 2014, they achieved a record high life-saving rate of 98 percent - one of the highest in this country - a remarkable achievement as they accept animals others turn away.

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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