About Us

Since opening in 1999, DoggyWalker.com has cared for thousands of pets in Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia. Our dog walking and pet sitting staff are lifelong pet owners, animal lovers, and experienced animal care providers who will help your pet(s) maintain a normal routine in your home environment.  We hire them as employees and supply them with the training and tools necessary to provide a professional level of pet care.

11428766034_e864dd0604_bDean has been the proud owner of DoggyWalker.com since 2004.  His previous professional career included several years living and working in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia for Domino’s Pizza International.  He was also a partner in a restaurant in Maryland, earned an MBA from Duke University, and worked in several management roles with Ford Motor Company. Dean was originally a client of DoggyWalker.com and always enjoyed the care that his dog, Bob, received from the company especially from Rita, his regular caregiver.  Dean decided to find a job that would allow him to bring Bob to the office and wear flip-flops rather than a suit, so in the summer of 2004, Dean left his cubicle and purchased DoggyWalker.com.

IMG_20170503_093633280 (2)Two years after buying the company, Dean met Sue and hired her as the Operations Manager.  They worked together from 2006-2015 to perfect all the little details that are required to successfully run a dog walking and pet sitting company, to include developing an industry leading operational software that is now being used by pet sitting companies all over the world, as well as a unique key management system that allows us to always have the right key in the right place at the right time.  The company continually looks for ways to improve and carefully monitors changes in the industry, all with the goal of providing the best service possible to our clients.

8798295357_5948a09afe_mAs the company continues to grow, so does Dean’s family life with his wife, a little baby girl, and his rescue dog, Eleanor.  He has assembled a great management team that runs the Alexandria (and parts of southern Arlington) office.  This team includes Keghley (General Manager), Robbyn (Schedule Manager), Alba (Office Manager), Kate (Caregiver Manager), and Brianna (Events & Training Manager).  In north Arlington he has partnered with Ayse, who runs a second office that was opened in June 2016.

DoggyWalker.com is a licensed, bonded, and insured dog walking and pet sitting company. We are also a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), and Pet Care Professionals (PCP). Dean is active in the community as a Life Member and a Keyman of the Alexandria Jaycees, and was the Vice-Chair of the Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee for six years. He also is on the Board of Directors of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, and serves as the head of their development committee.

Alexandria Office



202 E. Custis Ave. Alexandria, VA 22301

West Falls Church/Annandale/Merrifield



4303 S. Valiant Ct. Annandale, VA 22003

Arlington Office



5547 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207

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