Hi! I’m Emily,
a happy dog walker based in Springfield, Virginia.
I offer dog walking and pet care services in Northern Virginia, in and around the 22153 zip code. This generally includes West Springfield, Newington, Burke, Lorton, and Fairfax Station.
I work independently (no employees - your pets will be visited by ME). I am trustworthy and reliable, and a true dog lover!
JANUARY 2022 UPDATE:
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily routines in many ways. My pet services have resumed some normalcy, thanks to FCPS being back to a regular school day schedule. Feel free to reach out via my new clients form.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
I love both dogs AND cats, and currently have three pets in my household: Baxter the English setter, Blaze the goldendoodle, and Kona Cat.
As a self-employed artist, I have a flexible weekday schedule while my children are in school. Back in February of 2018, I was seeking a way to get active and out of the house... I decided give dog walking a try, and I just loved everything about it! I really enjoy making new furry friends and getting outside with them for some fresh air and exercise. Being greeted by a dog who knows and likes me is the epitome of happiness, and I'm always so appreciative of my dog pals who act as if I'm their long-lost BFF when I arrive for our walks. It is such a fun and rewarding gig!
I love the freedom of the self-employed career path, and have set up my dog walking enterprise as a licensed and insured business in Fairfax County, VA. My pet services are offered through Emily Walks Dogs, LLC, and services are insured through Pet Sitters Associates LLC.
I am comfortable handling big dogs and small dogs, energetic puppies and mature pups. I’m available for walks in Northern Virginia, particularly in West Springfield, Newington, Burke, Lorton, and Fairfax Station, within a reasonable driving distance from the 22153 zip code. For new clients, I offer a free meet + greet with you and your pup BEFORE scheduling a service, so that your dog and I can get acquainted and comfortable with each other.
I am a true dog (and cat) lover and look forward to meeting your pets!
I offer a handful of dog walking options depending on the amount of time you need your pup to get out and about. When we get back home, I will refill water bowls and take care of miscellaneous dog needs.
After each walk, I send you a walk report via text or email, with a map of our walk route, photos of your pup, and a summary of what your dog accomplished on our outing!
PET & HOUSE DROP-IN VISITS
If you don't need a walk, but do want your pets to get a potty break and some TLC during the workday, this service is for you! I will come over to your home and take care of the miscellaneous needs of your pets. This might include:
backyard potty break
refresh water bowls
gentle affection and praise for your pets
After my visit, I'll send you a pet visit report via text or email with photos and a summary of your pets' state of affairs.