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 provide them training and tools to provide a professional level of pet care.

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

Profile Pic for webTwo years after buying the company, Dean met Sue (pictured here with Sasha) and hired her as the Operations Manager.  Dean & Sue worked together from 2006-2015 to perfect all of the little details that are required to successfully run a dog walking and pet sitting company.  This has included developing an industry leading operational software that is now being used by pet sitting companies all over the United States.  We have developed a unique key management system that allows us to always have the right key in the right place at the right time.  We are also continually looking for ways to improve and we are carefully monitoring changes in our industry, all with the goal of providing the best service possible to our clients.

8798295357_5948a09afe_mLife moves on, and now Dean is married and has a little baby girl.  He and his wife, Amy, started a new business called Good Gardener (www.goodgardener.net).  They grow flowers at their farm in Madison County, Virginia and sell them in Northern Virginia at farmers markets, through a delivery service, at local stores, & for special events.  They  have found that between pets & flowers, there is usually someone in every family interested in what they have to offer!

As we begin a new era in 2016, Doggywalker.com is led by Lara, the Schedule Manager. She is assisted by a team of people including Alba, Ayse, Dean G., & Saul. 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 also active in the community as a Life Member and a Keyman of the Alexandria Jaycees.  He is also the Vice-Chair of the Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee, and is responsible for planning and executing their annual D-Day event.

Alexandria Office

Office Phone: (703) 838-5898

202 E. Custis Ave. Alexandria, Va. 22301

Arlington Office

Office Phone: (703) 336 7315

5547 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va. 22207

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