13 Years of Raising the Bar for Professional In-home Pet Services

We’d love to meet you and bring fun to your house, too!

EXPERIENCE

You can rest easy.
We’ve been serving family pets for 13 years. All our employees have two years or more prior professional experience in animal hospitals, shelters, doggie day care, wildlife rehab, or animal control. We’ve seen it all.

EMPLOYEES

Know who works for you.
We hire permanent employees – never contractors or seasonal help – who are focused on consistent quality care. You initially meet several of us, so you know personally who’s visiting and who’s backup.

NEIGHBORS

Your town is our town.
We all live in Alexandria – we work where we live and live where we work. So, whenever you need us, you know we’re close by. We save on commuting time, and we care about doing great work in our own community.

TAILORED

Your wish is our command.
We follow your specific instructions, with our know-how about pets. So, you get tailored personalized service, backed by our training in medicine administration and emergency crisis management.

Top 10 Reasons To Hire Alexandria Pet Care

We uphold the highest standards and best practices in our industry. 

Ask around. Go ahead, we don’t mind.  We would want to find the best dog walker and the best pet sitter for our own pets, too.  Compare our practices to other pet care services:

  • EXPERIENCE: We only hire professionals with years of experience working in animal hospitals, dog training, rescue, shelters, and doggie day care

  • CONSISTENCY: We hire employees (never seasonal or contractors) and provide excellent training, pay and benefits, so our turnover averages 4 years compared to the industry average of 1 year
  • INSURANCE: We carry bonding and liability insurance with “pet sitters” coverage. Employees are covered by worker’s comp and medical insurance

  • TEAM-BASED SERVICE: We introduce your neighborhood team in person to you, so if you live in Del Ray, Old Town Alexandria, West End, Belle Haven, Mount Vernon, and everywhere in between, you’ll know who will visit your pets for pet sitting or dog walks
  • INDIVIDUAL DOG WALKS: We serve one household at a time (no “pack” dog walking)

  • SAFETY: We avoid interaction with others outdoors (no dog park visits, no greeting other animals)

  • RESPONSIBILITY: We provide the sole care for animals in our charge (no sharing with neighbors or other parties)
  • FREQUENCY:  We visit at least once a day while pet sitting (3 times/day minimum for dogs) and no skipped days when owners are out of town

  • TRANSPARENCY: We send a written estimate before each set of appointments, and leave a journal each visit

  • AFFILIATIONS: We maintain membership in National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS)

What’s Included in a Visit

We focus on pets’ individual needs because we know pets are like people: they all don’t like to be treated the same.

Each visit is customized to the care your pet needs. Whether it’s a playful visit, or a quiet soothing visit, a speedy dog walk or a stroll-n-sniff, we can do these basic chores included in your standard visit:

  • Follow your precise instructions
  • Monitor pets demeanor and health
  • Provide fun and engaging companionship
  • Walk dogs or play with puppies
  • Play indoors with pets who like to play
  • Water & feed as instructed
  • Clean up after pets
  • Scoop litter
  • Change cages
  • Give oral medications
  • Administer insulin injections
  • Administer subcutaneous fluids
  • Reinforce commands for dogs
  • Take out trash
  • Take out recycling
  • Wash pets bowls and eating area
  • Brush cats or dogs
  • Pick up mail and newspapers
  • Alternate lights & blinds
  • Adjust TV or radio
  • Water plants
  • Check on overall security of home
  • Document our visit in your journal

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