Monday, June 26, 2017

Breed Restrictions? No Way!

Good afternoon,

A lot of people ask us if we have breed restrictions for our professional pet sitting and walking services. The answer is... No! We love all breeds and are happy to help to take care of them.

However, regardless of the breed, your dog must be well behaved on and off leash, willing to walk on leash, good with new people, and not have a history of biting people or other dogs. We understand that many dogs may have some form of leash aggression, even if very mild, and always aim to keep your dog away from any other dogs, people or animals while they are being walked. You can discuss with us your dog’s needs and behavioral issues and we may be able to accommodate.

To learn more visit our website at: or call 703-951-PETS (7387)!

Monday, June 19, 2017

How dogs interact with others plays a role in decision-making

Have you ever wondered why your dog did (or didn't) do something? Have you seen them pick up behavior from their other doggie friends or siblings? Well if so, you're not crazy! New research has come out which shows that " Dynamics between familiar dogs may influence their likelihood of learning from each other, new research shows. How dogs interact with others plays a big role in how they respond under conditions that require quick thinking." In this great article shared from, they explore deeper into how these dynamics can influence your dog.

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Canisius College

If you want a knowledgeable, professional pet sitter at an affordable price contact us today for your free consultation!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Want to Start Running With Our Pack?

Hi pet lovers!!

If you have been following our blog the last few weeks, you will have seen some great reasons (we think!) for hiring a professional pet sitter versus a family friend or local neighborhood teen. So if you are thinking about hiring a professional sitter, but want more information, did you know that we provide a FREE 30-minute consultation with Walking Wetnoses owner Lysa? That's right! You get to talk with the company owner to be sure that it's a mutually-great match so your pet can receive on the best of care. 

If you want to set up your free consultation, contact us today at either PETS@WALKINGWETNOSES.COM or 703-951-PETS (7387)! 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Why Professional Pet Sitters Are Worth the Cost!

Good afternoon dog lovers!

You may be wondering, "why are professional pet sitters worth the cost?"  We know that it shouldn't be, but a lot of people consider good petting sitting to be a luxury service or an additional cost. However any good pet owner will make sure that there is reliable help to take care of their furry loved ones.

So you may be wondering why we charge what we do for our services? It all comes down to our sitters and their level of professionalism and care. All of our pet sitters are professional, caring, experienced employees with extensive animal knowledge. We pay them accordingly both for their experience and their time as we want them to treat each of your pets like their own.  Cutting costs to pay a neighbor or a family friend, while not intentional, could result in things with your pet being overlooked. Our sitters are trained to be aware of situations and be on the lookout for any signs that your pet might be showing.   

Pet sitting is a wonderful job but is very time-demanding, and doesn't break for holidays. Good pet sitters set aside their holidays, evenings and weekends for the benefit of their clients. We also strive for low turnover rate with our sitters, and want them to stay with us for a long time. That is another reason why it's worth it to pay a professional sitter, so your pet can have a new friendship that is long-term with one of our sitters. Just ask any of our clients and they will tell you it's worth it!

If you are considering hiring us for your next getaway, and are on the fence, please contact us today! You can also find more information on our website,