Ethical Dog Walking & Pet Care
Just Walk is an worker-owned business providing dog walking services in Washington D.C. We believe dignity ought to have a central place in pet care — for animals, for clients, and for workers.
If you ask us, we’ll tell you that we’re very good at what we do, and we know that our clients will tell you the same. But, for us, that’s simply not enough. We founded Just Walk with the understanding that almost anyone is capable of providing the labor necessary to complete our day-to-day tasks, but that it’s another thing entirely to be a trustworthy and reliable member of a companion animal’s extended family.
Our commitment to you and your four-legged friends is reflected in our commitment to this project. Being a worker-owned, horizontally organized company means that we’re all equally responsible to the dogs, to the clients, and to each other. Your walker will bring all of the experience and skill that we demand of each other, as well as our entire team to back them up.
More about what we do:
Midday walks are billed as visits, so as to be as flexible in meeting client’s needs. Not everyone wants a 30 minute walk, and walking often isn’t the only need a dog has. Feeding, medication, backyard playtime for that new puppy that hasn’t finished his shots and can’t go mingling with the neighborhood – We do all that, and will tailor the visit to meet your specific needs.
We’re not going to lie: Veterinary pracitioners favor keeping companion animals in the familiar, home environment when you leave town, and our experience is that boarding environments consistently leave dogs out of sorts, taking sometimes weeks to return to normal sleep/eating/play routines.
So, we don’t do boarding. It seems an imperfect solution, when better options exist. What we do offer is in-home overnight care for dogs/cats, where we let you tailor the care regiment for a flat fee. Not sure why anyone would offer to do differently, really.