1. Ilene

All I Want to Do Is Love Your Dogs!

Mount Vernon Square, Washington, DC, 20001

3 repeat clients
4 reviews

"Ilene was incredible with Wilshire. The conversation was consistent and she sent so many great pictures of my little guy to me while I was away! It made me... (more)"

2. Sam

A Professional Who Loves Dogs

Logan Circle, Washington , DC, 20005

8 repeat clients
18 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)"

3. Melinda

Safe, Intuitive, Capable Dog Care

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20003

2 repeat clients
6 reviews

About: I've had dogs all of my adult life, both large and small, and have loved each with all my heart. I've worked in a veterinary hospital as well. ... (more)

Available this weekend
4. Natalia

Come home to a happier dog!

Adams Morgan, Washington DC , DC, 20009

14 repeat clients
24 reviews

"Excellent dog sitter. She and her family are caring and that shows in how she treats your pet. She also sends multiple photos a day which helps ease the anxi... (more)"

5. Adrianna

Absolutely animal lover!

Capitol Hill, Washington , DC, 20002

2 repeat clients
8 reviews

"Our dog Laika really enjoyed her stay with Adrianna. Adrianna made sure Laika had lots of fun: regular walks to the dog parks, evening runs, playtime wit... (more)"

Confirmed Memorial Day Availability
6. James

Your dog's next-best friend : )

Bloomingdale, Washington, DC, 20001

33 repeat clients
69 reviews

"We booked last minute with James after another sitter cancelled. It definitely worked out for the best though! James was brilliant, super accommodating and i... (more)"

Confirmed Memorial Day Availability
7. Nick

Dog lover w/ a weakness for hounds!

South West, Washington, DC, 20024

1 repeat client
6 reviews

"Ollie came home from Nicholas happy and relaxed. Nicholas was flexible, available, and Ollie made himself right at home. A great stay - highly recommended! (more)"

8. Taylor

English Bulldog Mom !!

Radnor-Ft Myer Heights, Arlington, VA, 22209

1 repeat client
3 reviews

"Zeus (our yorkiepoo) had a wonderful stay with Taylor! (more)"

Confirmed Memorial Day Availability
9. Natalie

Active mom to a Bernedoodle puppy!

Capitol Hill, Washington , DC, 20002

3 repeat clients
10 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)"

10. Phillip

Animal loving, telecommuting couple

Adams Morgan, Washington, DC, 20009

1 repeat client
7 reviews

"Great experience! We got pictures and updates during our dog's stay, and she was in great spirits when we picked her up. I'll definitely reach out to Phillip... (more)"

11. Lindsay

Young and energetic dog lover!

Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC, 20037

5 repeat clients
7 reviews

"Lindsay was a great sitter for our dog Arrow! She sent lots of pictures and kept us up to date on all their adventures while we were on vacation. When Arrow ... (more)"

12. Leandra

Your dog deserves a vacation!

U Street Corridor, Washington, DC, 20009

"Leandra was fantastic with my dog she watching over the weekend. She took special care taking Sammy for short walks. Leandra was very personable and I did ... (more)"

Confirmed Memorial Day Availability
13. Yana

Loving, Playful Pal for your Pup

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, 20036

"Yana is awesome. While she's admittedly more expensive than our other Rover sitters, it's worth it, in my opinion. She provided me with updates and photos,... (more)"

14. Maddy

Loving care when you're not there!

Dupont Circle, Washington , DC, 20037

1 repeat client
5 reviews

"Maddy was so great with our dog Spring!! Spring has separation anxiety (and, let's be honest, general anxiety), but she felt at home right away with Maddy. ... (more)"

Confirmed Memorial Day Availability
15. Annie & Bobby

Work-at-Home Dog Lovers & Big Yard!

Mount Vernon Square, Washington, DC, 20001

65 repeat clients
128 reviews

"Annie was fantastic--very flexible, accommodating and obviously, a dog lover. We were passing through DC for New Year's Eve with friends and had nowhere for ... (more)"

Confirmed Memorial Day Availability
16. Westanna

Trustworthy and loving pet care.

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, 20037

1 repeat client
6 reviews

"I strongly recommend Westanna for any kind of pet duty. She is responsible, energetic, trustworthy, and a true animal lover. She will cuddle your little guy... (more)"

Confirmed Memorial Day Availability
17. Michael

Unconditional love to furry friends

Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC, 20037

2 repeat clients
5 reviews

"Excellent sitter in superb location. (more)"

Confirmed Memorial Day Availability
18. Heather

Friendly & Professional Pet Lover

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, 20036

24 repeat clients
48 reviews

"Heather was so accommodating with our schedule and very quick to respond. I know Noodles had a great weekend with her and we will definitely book again! (more)"

19. Alexandra

Smart, hard-working, very loving

Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 20009

"Alexandra was amazing with Denver. He is a particularly nervous dog, but when I came to pick him up, he was so mellow and happy. She is was very accommodatin... (more)"

20. Maria

Our house needs some company!

Shaw, Washington, DC, 20001

2 repeat clients
16 reviews

"Miles LOVED his stay with Maria! (And so did I!) He seemed so calm when I picked him up -- I could tell that he was relaxed and at home with her. Can't wait ... (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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