Dog Walking
& Pet Sitting

In-Home Services

We know you're busy. We're here to take the stress out of finding care for your pets when you work or travel. Many pets prefer staying in a familiar environment. Their home is less stressful and they can stay in their regular routine. Our team of dog walkers and pet sitters will provide the same quality of care as if you were doing it yourself.

What does your dog do all day while you're at work?

Our dog walking service is popular among working professionals who want their dog to receive some TLC during the day so they are not left alone for extended periods of time. If you have a puppy or a senior dog, we can visit every few hours.

Traveling?

Sometimes boarding is not the best option for your animal. Our pet sitting service is a great alternative and allows your pet to remain in the comfort of their own home. They receive the same consistent care as if you were there. We provide care for dogs, cats, and other small animals.

Why Choose Us?

We believe your pets are an extension of your family. Our goal is to partner with you to ensure your pet receives top quality care at all times and in a manner that best fits your lifestyle and theirs.

We hire employees

Our dog walkers and pet sitters are not independent contractors. This means we fully vet our employees before they come to work for us. All employees must also pass a criminal background check. In addition, they go through training before conducting their first home visit. We keep in touch with them regularly throughout their employment. We seek feedback from customers on how they are doing and we are quick to take action when the service may not be up to your level of satisfaction.

We work as a team

We have a support team of department managers, office managers, and over 80 dog walkers and pet sitters scattered throughout Northern VA and Washington DC. If you have a question, our office is open daily. When your dog walker or pet sitter is sick, on vacation, or has an emergency, we are able to provide consistent care to your pets without interruption by sending another qualified employee who has access to your care instructions and all your regular dog walker or pet sitter’s notes on your pet’s behavior and routine. Our experienced team will work with you to deliver peace of mind.

We are a dog training & behavior resource

Do you have a shy dog? Do you have a reactive dog? Not all dogs behave the same while on a walk and some require more attentiveness than others. Dog behavior is incorporated into all our employee training programs. Our team is taught basic handling and dog behavior skills. If your dog walker experiences any problems, we can direct those concerns to our experienced and certified dog training department for further guidance and to develop an approach that works for you and your dog.

We provide flexible services

Our goal is to build a lifelong relationship with you and your pet. We want to get to know your pet and work with you to provide the service that best matches their needs and yours. We don’t charge extra for last minute reservations, have a straightforward cancellation policy, and will work with you if there is inclement weather. We are unique in that we not only provide in-home pet care services but we also provide dog daycare, boarding, and dog training services. We have many customers that use a combination of services. For example they have their dog walked a few times a week and they bring their dog to daycare a few times a week. We also offer a pet taxi service where we can drive your dog to our daycare and have him home ready to greet you when you get home from work!

How Do I Get Started?

Schedule an Initial Consultation Today!

  1. Schedule an initial consultation. Call or complete an online reservation. A member of our office team will identify the employee that works in your neighborhood. Our employee will then call you to arrange a convenient time to meet you and your pets. There is a one-time initial consultation fee.
  2. Complete the registration packet prior to your initial consultation. Download the Pet Sitting Registration Packet and complete the form. The initial consultation will take approximately 30 minutes. During this time, our employee will walk through your pet care instructions you have documented in the registration packet.
  3. Have 2 copies of your house keys ready. Our employee will retain one copy, and the second key is securely stored at our office for backup emergency purposes.
  4. Book reservations through our office. Once you have completed the initial consultation, you can begin making dog walking and pet sitting reservations. You can submit your request to our office by phone or email or by submitting an online reservation. Our office team will work closely with you for all your scheduling needs.

Dog Walking

This is our most popular service! Taking care of our dogs can be a full-time job. Dogs are social animals and they can become bored when you are at work. They have a lot of energy and need an outlet or a change of scenery to break up their day. Let us help brighten their day with a walk outdoors.

What's Included?

  • Provide fresh water and treat, if requested.
  • Medication if needed, at no extra charge.
  • Daily journal detailing our visit.
  • Guaranteed 2 hour arrival window that you specify between the hours of 9AM-5PM.
  • Discounts for customers that want service at least 4 times a week.

$20

$32
Standard Dog Walk
one 25 minute midday visit
Puppy & Senior Walks
two 20 minute midday visits/day

Membership Programs

We provide discounts for frequent customers. If you are looking to have dog walks scheduled 4-5 days a week, these programs are for you!
Enroll Today!


$18/walk

$19/walk

$15/walk
VIP Membership
10% savings annually
Premier Membership
5% savings annually
Puppy & Senior Membership
6% savings annually
$378/month
(average 21 walks/month)
$304/month
(16 walks/month)
$630/month
(average 42 walks/month)
$63/month
extra dog
$48/month
extra dog
$63/month
extra dog per visit
$80/month
extra 10 minutes
$60/month
extra 10 minutes
$80/month
extra 10 minutes per visit

Membership Details

  • VIP membership includes one standard 25 minute midday visit per day M-F.
  • Premier membership includes one standard 25 minute midday visit 16 times per month.
  • Puppy & Senior membership includes two 20 minute midday visits per day M-F.
  • Additional dog walks, pet sits, weekend visits, holiday surcharges, extra pets, and extra time, are billed separately at the reduced membership rate the following month. For example, if you are a Premier Member and schedule a 17th walk, that walk will be billed at the discounted $19 rate on the following month’s bill.
  • Membership begins on the first of the month and ends on the last day of the month. There are no refunds if you cancel a walk.
  • Fur-Get Me Not does not conduct midday dog walks on official company holidays. The exclusion of these walks has already been included calculated into the discounted rates. We do not refund for holidays.
  • Client must have a valid credit card on file and approve us to auto-charge the full membership rate on the first of each month.
  • Membership will automatically renew each month. All enrollments and/or cancellations must be received by the 25th of the month prior to membership. (ie for May participation, enrollment or cancellations must be received in writing by April 25)
  • Membership includes a vacation allowance that allows for scheduled vacation time to be credited towards your next month’s reservation. If your vacation is in May, your June invoice will be credited at the membership dog walk rate. Vacation allowance is for 2 weeks (10 business days) of vacation annually, beginning with your original contract date. Vacation allowances will apply to any 3 or more consecutive days of cancelled walks. Notification needs to be provided to the office of any upcoming cancellations that fall under the vacation allowance.

Pet Sitting

Late night at work? Going out after work? Planning a vacation? Not sure what to do with your pets? Sometimes boarding is not an option. We can provide consistent, routine care while you are away. We provide care for dogs, cats, and other small animals.

What's Included?

  • Standard visit is 30 minutes and costs $21.
  • Interact, walk, and play with your pet. Approximate walk time is 20-25 minutes.
  • Clean litter box or cage.
  • Feed breakfast or dinner.
  • Medication if needed, at no extra charge.
  • Daily journal detailing our visit.
  • Guaranteed 2 hour arrival window that you specify.
  • Look after the house by watering house plants, bringing in the newspaper, mail, or packages.

We also offer overnight care where an employee will stay at your home overnight with your pets. Included in this service is the evening and morning pet sit to feed, provide water, medication, etc. For dogs, this service includes an evening pet sit and a second potty break just before bed time. You have the option to request the sitter arrive to do an early evening pet sit (before 6PM) and return to the home (by 10PM) to stay the night, or have them arrive by 8PM and remain at your home for the night.

For dogs, you can add an midday dog walk to any pet sit service.

Sample Schedule

Here are the most common pet sitting options. If you request one visit daily, you can specify what 2 hour timeframe you would like us to come each day. For clients that request 4 visits daily, we can either visit two times in the afternoon as puppy/senior visits or 2 standard dog walks (e.g. 10am and 3pm) or we can do one standard dog walk and two evening pet sits (e.g. 5pm and 9pm).


Visits

Pet

Morning before 9AM

Afternoon 9AM-5PM

Evening after 5PM

Overnight 8PM-6AM
1 visit, specify 2 hour arrival window cat, bird, other small animal
2 visits cat, dog
3 visits
*most popular
dog
4 visits
dog
4 visits
dog
overnight, arrive & stay any pet included
overnight, visit & return later to stay any pet included
overnight plus dog walk dog included
overnight plus 2 dog walks dog included

Pricing

Dog Walking +

Purchase a VIP, Premier, or Puppy/Senior Membership for the best dog walking rate.

Dog Walking Price
Standard Dog Walk standard 25 minute visit between 9AM-5PM with a guaranteed two-hour window. Reduced rates are offered through our VIP and Premier memberships for any client who receives at least 16 walks/month. Additional fees apply for extra pets or adding extra time to the visit. $20
Puppy/Senior Dog Walk two 20 minute visits (on the same day) between 9AM-5PM with a guaranteed two-hour window. Reduced rates are offered through our Puppy/Senior membership for any client who wants daily visits M-F. Additional fees apply for extra pets or adding extra time to the visit. $32
VIP Membership customers with M-F dog walks are eligible to recieve a discounted rate $18/walk for an annual 10% savings.
  • additional dogs are $63/month
  • extra 10-minute packages are $80
  • extra walks beyond the VIP membership are $18/walk rate, $5/extra 10 minute, or $3/extra pet
  • additional benefits include discounted daycare $29/full day + $23/boarding night
Sign Up Here
$378/month
Premier Membership customers that recieve at least 16 dog walks a month (4 per week) are eligible to recieve a discounted rate $19/walk for an annual 5% savings.
  • additional dogs are $48/month
  • extra 10-minute packages are $60
  • extra walks beyond the Premier membership are $19/walk rate, $5/extra 10 minute, or $3/extra pet
  • additional benefits include discounted daycare $29/full day + $23/boarding night
Sign Up Here
$304/month
Puppy/Senior Membership customers that want two shorter visits daily M-F are eligible to recieve a discounted rate $15/walk for an annual 6% savings.
  • additional dogs are $63/month per visit
  • extra 10-minute packages are $80 per visit
  • extra walks beyond the Puppy/Senior membership are $15/walk rate, $5/extra 10 minute, or $3/extra pet
  • additional benefits include discounted daycare $29/full day + $23/boarding night
Sign Up Here
$630/month

Pet Sitting +

Pet Sitting Price
Pet Sit standard 30 minute visit conducted before 9AM or after 5PM. Additional fees apply for extra pets or adding extra time to the visit. $21
Overnight Visit employee will stay at your home overnight with your pets. Please indicate your preference when making the reservation.
  • arrive & stay - sitter arrives by 8PM to spend the night, walking and feeding upon arrival
  • visit then stay - sitter conducts an early evening pet sit (before 6PM) and returns to your home (by 10PM) to spend the night
  • both options include another walk/potty break before bedtime and a walk/feed in the morning before the sitter leaves for the day. For dogs, you can request to add a standard midday visit or puppy/senior visits.
$75

Other +

Other Price
Initial Consultation one time non-refundable registration fee for new clients, meet your pet sitter, fill out paperwork, provide pet care instructions, and provide 2 sets of keys. $20
Update Fee this meeting is to update care instructions. When an existing client moves to a new residence, gets new keys or does not provide the keys at the initial consultation, adds a new pet to the household, or requests an optional meeting with a new or substitute sitter $10
Holiday Surcharge a non-refundable surcharge that is applied per visit to any dog walk, pet sit, overnight, or pet taxi service scheduled during holidays. This fee is non-refundable. (holiday schedule) $10 per visit
Pet Taxi our employees will taxi your pet within a 5 mile radius of our Arlington facility. Each additional mile is $1. Vet appointments are then additionally charged as pet sits for each 30 minute block of time the sitter is at the vet office. $20 each way
Pet Taxi Package purchase 10 pet taxis at a discounted rate to be used within 60 days $170
Extra Pet Fee applied per visit for each additional pet in the home in which we are providing care. $3
Extra 10 Minute Fee this option allows you to increase the length of the visit in 10 minute increments. $5

Service Areas

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Initial Consultation? +

We require an initial consultation for all new dog walking or pet sitting clients. This is an opporuntiy for you to meet your dog walker or pet sitter and review your pet's care instructions. You will be emailed a Registration Packet from our office and should have that completed prior to the time you are scheduled to meet with your dog walker or pet sitter.

During the initial consultation our employee will meet your pets, review the contents of your Registration Packet, and obtain 2 copies of your house keys. Once the initial consultation is complete, you are ready to begin scheduling service.

How long are dog walks? +

Standard midday dog walks are 25 minute visits. Puppy/Senior dog walks are 20 minute visits. This includes the amount of time it requires the dog walker to enter the home, leash up the dog, go for a walk, provide fresh water or a treat per your request, return the dog to the location they were found (ie crate, bedroom etc), and leave you a daily journal with details about the visit.

The easier it is to get in and out of your residence is indicative of how much time we will be able to spend during the visit on the actual walk. For apartment complexes, parking and/or conceirge key handling can consume much of this time. Aside from these factors, the general walk time for a standard midday visit is 20 minutes and for puppy/senior visits is 15 minutes.

What time are dog walks conducted? +

We conduct midday dog walks between the hours of 9AM and 5PM. Any visit performed outside of this timeframe is considered a pet sit. If you prefer a more specific time, you can request a preferred 2 hour window. We will ensure that our dog walker arrives to your home during that preferred time frame. If circumstances or an emergency prevents the dog walker from arriving to your home during this window, we will notify you, and take appropriate action.

Do you walk dogs in groups or take dogs to dog parks?+

No. We want our team's attention to be focused on your dogs during their visit. We walk dogs individually, unless they are from the same household. We do not offer group pack walks. We do not take dogs to dog parks. Our walks are on leash at all times. If you prefer to have your dog play in an off leash group with other dogs, we recommend our dog daycare service.

How long are pet sits? +

Pet sitting visits are a 30 minute visit. This includes the amount of time it requires the pet sitter to enter the home, leash up the dog and go for a walk or clean the litterbox / cage, provide fresh water, feed breakfast or dinner, return your pet to the location they were found (ie crate, bedroom etc), and leave you a daily journal with details about the visit.

What time are pet sits conducted? +

We conduct pet sitting visits before 9AM and after 5PM. You can request a preferred 2 hour window. We will ensure that our pet sitter arrives to your home during that preferred time frame. For your pet's safety, we require at least 2 visits daily for dogs and 1 visit daily for cats and other small animals.

What about parking? +

Many of our clients live in an apartment complex or on a challenging city street where parking is limited. As a general rule, we do not charge for parking but we assume that there is the ability to park for free. If there is only street parking and the employee must pay to park there, we may add those charges onto your service bill so that our employee can be reimbursed for this additional expense to them. We will evaluate these scenerios on a case by case basis.

If your apartment complex or neighborhood has designated parking for quick access, this would be helpful for our employees to know. Our goal is to optimize time we spend with your pet. The time it takes to find parking and get into your apartment or townhouse can take away from the visit time.

Do you offer any discounts? +

Yes, we offer discounts on dog walking services for customers that want regular service 4-5 days a week. We also offer a discounted pet taxi package for clients that use our pet taxi service to/from dog daycare.

How do the VIP, Premier, and Puppy/Senior memberships work? +

Memberships are per month. If you want dog walks M-F we recommend the VIP plan which is a $2 savings per dog walk. If you want dog walks 4 days a week (16 a month), we recommend the Premier plan which is a $1 savings per dog walk. For clients that have a puppy or older dog, the Puppy/Senior plan includes 2 shorter dog walks per day M-F, which is $15 each or $5 savings per dog walk over our standard midday dog walk.

  • Customers must have credit card on file and authorize us to charge on the first of each month.
  • We do not refund for cancellations.
  • We do not refund for holidays, they are already factored into the discount rate.
  • We do offer an annual 10 day vacation allowance.

If you are interested in enrolling, please complete our enrollment form.

How does the VIP, Premier, Puppy/Senior vacation allowances work? +

Membership includes an annual vacation allowance of 10 days, beginning on your original contract date.

  • Vacation credit will be applied to 3 or more consecutive days of cancelled walks.
  • Vacation credit will be reflected on your next month’s bill.
  • Please notify the office or billing manager if you are canceling walks related to vacation so we can put a special code in your reservation and adjust your bill.

Why do you charge a holiday surcharge?+

We are an employee-based company that operates 365 days a year. Holidays are our busiest time. The extra fee we collect is passed on to our employees as bonus incentive for them to work on holidays when they may otherwise have chosen to take time off. The holiday surcharge is non-refundable and must be paid in advance when you book your holiday reservation. This reserves your pet sitter's time in their schedule.

What happens to dog walks on holidays?+

All regularly scheduled weekly dog walking services will automatically be cancelled on holidays. If you are a weekly dog walking client and need a dog walk during the holiday, please call our office to make a reservation.

What is your cancellation policy? +

Reservations are required at all times. Cancellations must be made by close of business the day prior. Our office is open daily 9-5pm, except on holidays. Same day cancellations will be charged full fees.

If we are pet sitting for you and you return home early from your trip, please call the office to cancel the remainder of your visits. You will be charged for any visit for which the sitter arrives to the house without advance notification to cancel the visit.

If you cancel your holiday reservation, please notify us with as much advance notice as possible. We are usually completely booked 1-2 months before the holiday. Payment of the holiday surcharge guarantees we have secured a sitter for your reservation. If you do need to cancel, we will only refund the holiday surcharge if we are notified 10 or more days before your reservation begins. For last minute holiday cancellations, the fees we collected are passed on to the sitter.

What is your holiday schedule? +

Our office is closed on holidays. Click here to see our full holiday schedule.

What is your inclement weather policy? +

Click here to see our inclement weather policy.

How will I be billed? +

Regular weekly dog walking customers will be billed monthly. We have 3 billing cycles. Customers on the VIP, Premier, or Puppy/Senior plan are billed on the 1st of each month. Weekly dog walking customers with last name that begins A-L are billed on the 15th of each month. Weekly dog walking customers with last name that begins M-Z are billed on the last day of each month.

Pet sitting and occasional dog walking customers will receive their invoice once services are complete and usually within 14 days. If you are a weekly dog walking customer, your pet sitting visits will be included in your monthly invoice and sent to you during your normal billing cycle.

All invoices are emailed, unless client specifically requests to receive invoices by US Mail.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. If you would like to pay by credit card, you may call it in or complete an autocharge form so we can auto bill you.

If you have any questions about your bill please contact our billing manager

Can I tip my dog walker or pet sitter? +

Yes. If you were provided with great service, the suggested tip is 10% of your total bill. This is a suggestion only and is not required. If you would like to tip your pet sitter, you may include the additional amount in your check for payment and we will pass along the surplus to your sitter with your compliments. You may also mail a separate note to our office and we will ensure your pet sitter receives it.