Hi! I’m Emily,
a happy dog walker
based in Springfield, Virginia.
I offer independent dog walking and pet care services in Northern Virginia, including Springfield, Newington, Burke, and Fairfax Station.
SUMMER 2020 UPDATE:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am unable to take on new clients at this time. Feel free to reach out if you are an existing customer or neighbor, and we can discuss your pet care needs. Take care and stay healthy!
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! It brings me such joy to make new furry friends and get 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 buddies 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 Springfield, Newington, Burke, and Fairfax Station. 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 furbabies
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.