Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Services

Dog Walking Service – Alexandria, Springfield, Lorton & Fairfax Station Virginia

This Service is offered Monday through Friday for clients who have dogs that need to be exercised while you are at work. We provide a general 20 minute visit which includes a walk, fresh water and treats or a snack if permitted.

Puppies can be fed if necessary and medications given if needed for senior or sick pets.

If your dog does not like to walk, we are happy to do a potty break in your yard and provide snuggle or play time in your home.

We do not pack walk dogs unless the dogs are from the same household

Vacation & Business Traveler Pet Sitting Service

We work 365 days a year and provide care between the hours of 6 o’clock am to 9 o’clock pm. However we do take special consideration for pets that may be on medication schedules outside of these hours

* We do not Breed discriminate and work with many clients who are foster families for local rescue groups

We strive to keep your pet(s) on the same schedule as you do for feeding and exercise. 

All pet sitting visits include the following:

  • Feeding
  • Medication administration – oral or injectable
  • Exercise
  • Litter box scooping or change out
  • Mail, newspaper and package pick up
  • Curb side trash service
  • Plant watering within reason
  • Blinds & lights altered as needed
  • Home security perimeter observation inside & out
  • Activate security system

All vacation pet visits do not have a time limitWe believe that your pets are unique and we do what needs to be done for as long as it takes to provide top notch care.  With this in mind please realize WE DO NOT do pop in visits.  We realize that some cats are shy but we have found with patience, calm demeanor and time, many cats do come around and enjoy the company.

REQUIRED MINIMUM CARE for Vacation / Business pet care clients

All households with dogs require 3 visits daily to ensure your pet is not left for long periods of time and has access to relieve themselves.

All cat only households require a minimum of one visit every 24 hours or once per calender day to ensure safety of pet and security of home, though many of our clients request 2 visits daily.  Visits on the day of departure and arrival can be adjusted based on your travel schedule.

All Pet Care for Dogs and Cats is done in YOUR Home

We do provide care for small birds, guinea pigs, rabbits and small furry critters in sitters home if you would prefer. 

WE DO NOT JOB SHARE This means that PETSRME is required to do all visits in the home, we can not allow neighbors, friends and family members to care for your pets at the same time that we are contracted for service due to liability TO PETSRME

WHAT SERVICES WILL WE NOT OFFER OR PROVIDE  – We will not provide service to Pets under the following conditions:

  • Living outside exclusively
  • Kept in garages exclusively
  • Unsupervised access to outside (dog doors or invisible fencing)
  • Cats who are free roaming while the owner is out of town

Why you ask ? In over 25 years that I have provided care to animals in so many capacities,  I have seen the potential down side of these situations, dogs escaping from yards, gates being left open by workman, poisoning, injury and even death to family pets.  All these things are a liability to our company and it is PETSRME’S goal to provide a safe environment to your pets in your absence.

Aggressive dogsWE WILL NOT PROVIDE SERVICES FOR DOGS WITH KNOWN BITING HISTORY – Its important that owners be very honest about their pets personalities and behavior for the protection of PETSRME and our employees.  We are happy to do an in home consult and determine if we can handle your pet and also possibly do a few visits prior to your departure to determine how your pet will be in your absence.  These are all done on a case by case basis.  In addition to injury biting dogs can cause all kinds of issues with your Home owners insurance.

 You can’t get this kind of comfort in a kennel!

Pet Sitting