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1. Dena

Playful dog lover - works at home

Ledroit Park, Washington, DC, 20001

"Dena (and her family) were great. Dozer, a very picky dog, loved her time with them and even seemed to want to go back shortly after being picked up. Dena p... (more)"

2. Kelly

Dogloving law student open schedule

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20001

"Kelly was really great! She was super loving with Sonora and we really appreciated the frequency with which she stayed in touch throughout the weekend. She w... (more)"

3. Kendra

DC Young Professional W/ Dog Fever

U Street Corridor, Washingon, DC, 20009

"Kendra always takes great care of my sweet Duke. When I get home the water bowl is always full and any droppings from his walks have been properly disposed o... (more)"

4. Natasha

Grad student who loves FUR BABIES !

Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 20009

"I am so happy I found Natasha through Rover! We scheduled an initial meet and greet, and it was obvious that my dog would be left in great hands. Natasha was... (more)"

Confirmed New Years Availability
5. Stephanie

Couple with One Dog in Downtown DC

Logan Circle, Washington, DC, 20005

"Stephanie was great with Bandit and I truly enjoyed getting updates and pictures while I was away. If you're near the Logan circle area, you know that it's a... (more)"

6. Maggie

Loves Dogs as Family

South West, Washington, DC, 20024

"Absolutely wonderful! Maggie took care of our golden mix like he was her own. Took him on long walks and to the park and on a hike. She kept me up to date on... (more)"

Confirmed Holiday Availability
7. Heather

Friendly & Professional Pet Lover

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, 20036

"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)"

8. Cindy

Cindy and Jeff

Adams Morgan, Washington , DC, 20009

"Cindy is absolutely wonderful. I feel so lucky to have found her. When I leave my dogs I want to know that they will be safe and get as much attention as I g... (more)"

9. Sarah

Experienced & Responsible Dog Lover

U Street Corridor, Washington , DC, 20009

"We had a wonderful experience with Sarah! She was very accommodating to our busy schedule and worked to set up a meet and greet before our stay. We had wai... (more)"

10. Casey

Logan Circle Pup Paradise!

U Street Corridor, Washington, DC, 20009

"Casey genuinely loves spending time with dogs. Any dog lucky enough to spend some time with Casey will be well-cared for, happy, and adored. She is by far on... (more)"

Confirmed Holiday Availability
11. Mendé

Vegan Animal Lover

Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC, 20037

"Mende really came through for us in a pinch when we were visiting from out of town and needed a sitter. Communication was quick, responsive, and efficient, ... (more)"

Confirmed Holiday Availability
12. Annie & Bobby

Work-at-Home Dog Lovers & Big Yard!

Mount Vernon Square, Washington, DC, 20001

"Annie was great at watching both my dogs while I went on a week long vacation. She sent pictures and took care of giving my pet his medication and eye drops... (more)"

13. Jill

Dog loving young professional in DC

Shaw, Washington, DC, 20001

"Jill was fantastic with Moki! We came to Rover needing a last minute sitter, and the experience was amazing. Jill was very organized and knew all the right q... (more)"

14. Jodie

24/7 care for your favorite furrend

Downtown, Washington, DC, 20001

"Jodie and Jacob are very responsible and caring dog-lovers. They have a lot of experience taking care of young puppies and older dogs growing up (including o... (more)"

Available this weekend
15. 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)"

16. Lee

My dog and I love company!

Logan Circle, Washington, DC, 20005

About: My beagle, Lucy, and I live in Logan Circle and would love to host your house-trained dog at our home. Lucy hates to be alone and loves it when we ... (more)

Available this weekend
17. Juli

Urban couple w/ a friendly Frenchie

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, 20009

"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)"

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 a great sitter. He sent us photos of Toby's stay (lots of tummy time) and even took him along to a picnic. Toby came back happy and tired! (more)"

20. Swati

All you need is love and a Dog!

Downtown, washington, DC, 20005

"Mulder and Dana stayed with Swati this past weekend - and they definitely looked like they were having a good time:-) I think they were a little bummed to le... (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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