Confirmed President's/ Valentine's Day Availability
1. Candice

Fond of all animals

Stadium-Armory, Washington, DC, 20002

7 repeat clients
21 reviews

"Thank you so much Cancice for watching our pups. I can tell they had a great stay and fun with Jameson. I hope they were as good for you as you were for... (more)"

2. JoJo

AKC & Rescue trained dog lover!

South West, Washington , DC, 20003

15 repeat clients
24 reviews

"Mordecai had such a great time at JoJo's! We felt so comfortable leaving him in her care and it's a bonus that he got to play with her dogs for the weekend. ... (more)"

3. Sarah

Dog loving couple off Lincoln Park

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20002

2 repeat clients
9 reviews

"Sarah and Marty were great with my dog, Bentley! They sent me plenty of photos and updates daily. They were also accommodating with his drop off and pick up.... (more)"

4. Lisa

Friendly and caring with great dog!

Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 20010

"Thank you for taking such wonderful care of Luna and for being so accommodating for such a last minute request! I can tell she already misses Tessa. (more)"

Available this weekend
5. Brenda

Don't tell my cat about this...

Columbia Heights, WASHINGTON, DC, 20010

5 repeat clients
16 reviews

"Brenda took great care of Lizie. She sent us updates and reached out with any questions to ensure Lizie's stay is as pleasant as possible. I will definitely ... (more)"

6. Katherine

Responsible, Experienced Pet Owner

Glover Park, Washington, DC, 20007

8 repeat clients
11 reviews

"My dog didn't want to come home after staying with Katherine! She and four legged friend Cixi were loving hostesses during what became the entire Snowzilla w... (more)"

7. Stephanie

Dog-loving duo near Malcolm X Park

Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 20009

"Stephanie is a wonderful and responsible dog sitter. She provides prompt updates/responses, reports on our dog, and delivers great care. She's taken away a h... (more)"

Available this weekend
8. James

Your dog's next-best friend : )

Bloomingdale, Washington, DC, 20001

23 repeat clients
50 reviews

"James is a gifted and dedicated dog sitter. He provides our Jack Russell mix the attention and exercise he requires via extensive walks and lap/nap time. Jam... (more)"

Confirmed President's/ Valentine's Day Availability
9. Micah

dogs are family, let me help yours

Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 20010

"Micah no doubt is the PERFECT pet sitter! Having trained his own dogs and constantly ensuring that they are walked and fed daily, he is the most reliable per... (more)"

Confirmed President's/ Valentine's Day Availability
10. Keri

Hill East dog sitting w/fence

Stadium-Armory, Washington, DC, 20003

7 repeat clients
19 reviews

"This was our first time leaving Stetson overnight and for multiple days and we couldn't have felt more comfortable that he was in good hands! (more)"

Available this weekend
11. Jonathan

Dogloving lawyer in warm group home

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, 20036

"When Jonathan spent the night at my house I woke up to the sound of feet scrabbling on the floor and thought "What IS that???" Walked out and there was a hug... (more)"

12. Jillian

Woofdorf Astoria|near CoHi dog park

Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 20010

9 repeat clients
17 reviews

"Short version: Jillian & her husband were absolutely phenomenal. And I would absolutely call upon them again should I have to go out of town without P... (more)"

13. Marci

Two canine lovers in CoHi!

Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 20010

4 repeat clients
9 reviews

"Marci was great. Teddy really loved his time there. She was great a communicating, sent lots of updates, and was very flexible on pickup and drop off. Will d... (more)"

14. Phillip

Animal loving, telecommuting couple

Adams Morgan, Washington, DC, 20009

"Phillip and Lisa took great care of my yorkie, Chu, on a very short notice. I received cute daily updates from them with pictures, and could tell Chu got a l... (more)"

15. Juli

Urban couple w/ a friendly Frenchie

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, 20009

2 repeat clients
6 reviews

"Juli dogsat my dog Lolly over the Thanksgiving holiday after I made a last-minute request. She kept me updated on how my dog was doing and sent me pictures. ... (more)"

16. Samantha

Home Away-From-Home

Aurora Highlands, Arlington, VA, 22202

3 repeat clients
5 reviews

"Sam was amazing !! She did an incredible job taking care of our Annie and I will recommend her to everyone! She is so loving and truly cares about our dog... (more)"

17. Nicole

Dog Lover provide Excellent Care

Downtown, Washington, DC, 20001

About: Hello!! I am 42 and while I don't own a dog now, I grew up with dogs/cat and was responsible for much of the caretaking. Overall, I have lived with... (more)

18. Amanda

Weekend stay & walk for your buddy

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20002

2 repeat clients
8 reviews

"Amanda took excellent care of our dog Bobbie. She was very conscientious, asking all the right questions before we left our dog in her care. Bobbie can be a ... (more)"

19. Aubrey

We treat your puppy like our own!

Shaw, Washington, DC, 20001

"Aubrey was such a great companion for FItz during our 5 day trip. We received continuous updates and pictures from Aubrey which put us at ease and helped us... (more)"

20. Maria

Our house needs some company!

Shaw, Washington, DC, 20001

2 repeat clients
14 reviews

"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)"

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Dog owners love Rover's Washington DC dog sitters. 1,885 owners have reviewed sitters in Washington DC, giving them an average rating of 4.95/5.


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Book with Rover and Donate to a Local Nonprofit

Rover's Sit a Dog, Save a Life program ets 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.

The Humane Society of Warren County

The Humane Society of Warren County is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to abandoned, abused, homeless and neglected animals in this community. They aim to educate pet owners on the importance of vaccinations and population control and to place adoptable pets in loving homes.

In late 2011, the Humane Society of Warren County began an aggressive campaign to increase adoptions and decrease the rate of unnecessary euthanasia. By the end of 2012, the animal shelter achieved no-kill status in the dog department for the first time in shelter history, with a 92% live release rate. At the same time, cat adoptions increased over 70%. Today, those saving efforts continue. In 2015, HSWC expects to adopt out over 1,000 animals and save over 90% of those the animals entrusted to their care. They are very grateful for their progress and for community support.

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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