Experienced, Reliable Pet Care
Barking Trails is a dedicated pet care service provider in the DC Metropolitan area. We’ve made it our mission to be reliable, flexible, transparent, and very responsive with all of our clients. We provide dog walking and boarding, as well as cat care services in Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.
All of our dog walkers and pet sitters have years of animal care experience, have undergone background checks, and are insured and bonded under the Pet Sitters Associates. You will have the same dog walker for each visit, and in case your regular walker can’t make it, back up walks are provided by another local walker, who you will have met beforehand.
Many of our clients have varying schedules week by week, we are very understanding of last minute changes and do whatever we can to accommodate them. We can schedule walks as early as the night before, and will not charge for late emergency cancellations. Let our experienced staff here at Barking Trails take care of your pets when you can’t!
How it works
Contact the owner directly to book your dog walking or pet sitting service with the button below, or by phone or e-mail if you would like to learn more information.
Based on your needs, we will match the most qualified walker or sitter in your area, and schedule a time for our consultation to meet you and your pet.
Peace of Mind
Our dog walkers leave daily notes after their visits, and a backup walker is provided to ensure your pets will always be properly cared for.
Our Pet Services
Going away? Have one of our pet-pros take care of your dog or cat in the comfort of their own home.
Why Choose Barking Trails?
Flexible Hours, easy payment process, & Last Minute Scheduling!
We are very responsive, reliable, and here to make your experience simple and easy.
Attention to Detail
100% private one- on-one walks. We give your pet the attention they deserve!
Safety & Security
All Pet Pros are background checked and insured under the Pet Sitters Associates.
Stick with the same dog walker and have the comfort of a back up walker.
Benefits of Dog Walking
Helps keep your Pup Healthy:
Regular long walks help keep your dog healthy, limber, and agile.
Helps with Weight Control:
An overweight pup is not a healthy pup. To keep your dog in tip-top shape, it’s important to provide them with regular exercise in addition to regulating their diet.
No more Destructive Behavior:
Regular walks, as well as other forms of exercise, can help reduce or eliminate any of your pups destructive chewing, digging, or scratching. Dogs are like children: If you are not giving them something constructive to do, you may not like how they choose to burn their energy.
No more Hyper Activity:
Walks can help to alleviate extra energy your pup may have, calming it down and reducing any hyperactivity, excitability, and even night-time activity. A walk can help your pup to feel more relaxed and sleepy rather than restless at bedtime.
No more Unruliness:
Behaviors such as knocking over furniture or jumping on people can be a sign of pent up energy. Regular walks will help curb this, as well as help their on-leash behavior.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Erin F, Angies List
Using Barking Trails has been one of the best decisions I’ve made, knowing that someone I trust is making sure my dog gets the care and attention that she needs while I can’t provide it, gives me such peace of mind…
Oddette O, Google
Barking Trails is awesome. They have been walking our Bullmastiff Beau for several months. Professional, Dependable, Trustworthy and they really show love to my Beau. So happy we found them.
Melinda B, Yelp
Barking Trails is an awesome dog walking service. They are conscientious, always on time, and reliable. Most importantly, they take such good care of our dog Milo…”
Need daily dog walks? Going on vacation? Puppy have too much energy? Check out our full menu of services!
Ready to take the next step? Tell us more about your needs. We can help design a custom plan
Earn a Free Week of Walks for Recommending us!
Many of our clients come from referrals. We love adding new dogs to the Barking Trails family, especially when they are friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members of current clients. We credit a week of free walks for a new referral.