In-Home Pet 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.
Typical in-home pet care visits are 25-30 minute visits that include:
• Feeding and cleaning up after your pet
• Playtime for cats and walks for dogs
• 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
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 experienced sitters. The registration takes approximately 20-30 minutes and we’ll go over the Pet Passport that we will provide you as well as ask questions about your pet’s routine and where certain things are located in the home.
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 an In-Home Registration to get the most up-to-date paperwork 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.
Want your pup to attend your wedding but worried about the logistics of getting him/her there? Contact Bark + Boarding to be your pup's personal assistant for the day! We'll dress, drive & help handle your pup at the ceremony, reception or both so you can focus on your big day.
Call or email us today to set up your pet care needs!
*Wedding and/or reception must be within our In-Home Pet Siting service area
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)
Potty Break (15 minute visit): $15
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)
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)