Dog Walk

In-Home DOG Sitting

Going on vacation? Heading out of town? Need someone to come visit with your pet(s) and make sure your home is safe while you are away? We offer multiple options for in-home pet sitting visits including the ability to purchase visit packages of up to 20 visits.


Our Visits

Typical in-home pet care visits are 25-30 minute visits that include:

• Feeding and cleaning up after your pet
Playtime and walks
Administering medication (fees apply)
• And we’ll bring in the newspaper, mail, and water the plants at no extra charge!

Time frames include:

  • Morning Visits: occurring anytime between 7am-10am

  • Midday Visits: occurring anytime between 11am-4pm

  • Evening Visits: occurring anytime between 5pm-8pm

  • Late Night Visits: occurring anytime after 8pm

Our Pet Taxi is one of our most popular services! Need to get Fido to a grooming appointment but can’t leave work in the middle of the day? Does your flight get in after we’ve already closed? Our sitters are happy to pick-up/drop-off your dog to/from our facility or Fairfax Animal Hospital anytime during our hours of operation.

In-Home Registration

Before we can provide any in-home services, we require the completion of an in-home registration. The registration costs $25 and gives you an opportunity to meet with one of our managers or most experienced sitters. The registration takes approximately 20-30 minutes and we’ll go over the Pet Passport on your Time to Pet account.

Are you a current client moving to a new home?  Want to meet your sitter every set of visits?  Did you get a new dog in addition to fluffy?  We do require a new In-Home Registration to get the most up-to-date information and go over any new instructions with you

In-Home Registration: $25

Inclement Weather Policy

Bark + Boarding typically follows the FCPS and/or Federal Government weather-related closings, but service closings are decided on a case-by-case basis. Clients will be notified via email of any cancellations or delays.
For morning in-home visits or morning pet taxis, a determination will be made by 10pm the night before the scheduled visits as to whether or not those services will be cancelled. For all other pet sitting visits, a determination will be made no later than 8am on the day of the visits. Please provide an emergency contact (which you will be able to update through your Time to Pet client portal) who we may contact in the event that we are unable to reach your home to care for your pets. If you do not have someone who may be able to help care for your pet in the event that we are unable to make it to your home please contact the office immediately so that we can discuss other options and make a plan for the upcoming weather together.

I love their pet taxi service. It’s super convenient and definitely helps out on those days when schedules just won’t fall into place.
— Murdock's Mom


Package Pricing

In-Home Packages
10 Visits: $24/visit
20 Visits: $22/visit

Virginia Pet Taxi Packages
10 Rides: $23/ride
20 Rides: $20/ride
D.C. Pet Taxi Packages
10 Rides: $28/ride
20 Rides: $25/ride


Packages are for those customers that would like to purchase pet sitting visits in bulk, in advance, to receive a discount on the standard rate.

Packages cannot be applied towards recurring midday dog walks, only to a la carte pet sitting and are good for 6 months from the date of first use.

No package refunds after 30 days from the date of purchase.

For package refunds within 30 days of purchase, visits/taxis will be charged at the full visit/taxi rate.

À La Carte Pricing

Pet-Sitting (up to 2 cats OR 1 dog)
Morning: $25
Midday: $25
     Potty Break (15 minute visit): $15
Evening: $25
Late Night: $35

Hourly Pet-Sitting (6am-8pm): $35/hour
In-Home Overnights (12 hour time-frame): $85

Pet Taxi (VA): $25 (each way)
Pet Taxi (DC): $30 (each way)

Misc Services:
Medication (includes pill administration, Sub-Q & Injections): $7
Additional Pets: $5/pet
Last Minute Surcharge: $15*
*(request made for same or next business day)
Holiday Surcharge: $20**
**(check out our "Contact" page for a list of applicable Holidays)