Patrick's Pet Care

Patrick's Pet Care Local service, familiar faces. In its fifth year of operations, the firm services 140 customers daily in more than 13 neighborhoods.
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Patrick’s Pet Care is a rapidly growing dog-walking, pet-sitting and pet-transportation firm, based in Columbia Heights, serving Northwest, Washington, D.C. With an emphasis on reliable and environmentally friendly pet services, Patrick’s Pet Care prides itself in its personal approach to animal care. The firm also uses ”Pet Check Technology,” that includes GPS-tracking, online scheduling and onli

ne billing, making it easier than ever to help care for your pet in real-time. To find out more, visit www.patrickspetcare.com or find out what others are saying about us on Yelp. Best of DC 2019 for Dog Walking Service
Best of DC 2019 for Doggie Day Care
Runner up for Best of DC 2019 for Pet Services
Top Pet Care Provider of 2019 by Washingtonian Magazine
Great Streets Grant recipient

When you ARE the treatCrates can be scary to dogs who weren’t trained early on to be crated. Our Nap Condos are used in ...
05/29/2023

When you ARE the treat

Crates can be scary to dogs who weren’t trained early on to be crated. Our Nap Condos are used in training to help with alleviating crate fear. Here, we use a snuffle mat to engage the brain and soothe anxiety.

We train at your dog’s pace to work through crate anxiety and help them understand that they can be a safe and comfortable spot to relax!

Please vote for us as 's Best of DC for:Best Dog Trainer 💪Best Dog Walk Service🦮Best “Doggie Daycare” 🧑‍🏫Best Pet Groome...
05/24/2023

Please vote for us as 's Best of DC for:

Best Dog Trainer 💪
Best Dog Walk Service🦮
Best “Doggie Daycare” 🧑‍🏫
Best Pet Groomer 🐩

We’re so thankful for all your love and support! Voting for a small business like us means the world.

Vote here: www.bestof2023.washingtoncitypaper.com

Remy's happy ears make us melt - he’s ready for takeoff!We were playing with squeakers during individual time, which Rem...
05/22/2023

Remy's happy ears make us melt - he’s ready for takeoff!

We were playing with squeakers during individual time, which Remy thoroughly enjoys!

Zephyr’s family says: “I highly recommend the Puppy Head Start program at Patrick's Pet Care. The trainers are fantastic...
05/19/2023

Zephyr’s family says: “I highly recommend the Puppy Head Start program at Patrick's Pet Care. The trainers are fantastic and really know how to get the best out of your pup. I couldn't be happier with my experience at this puppy training program. Friends of mine have commented how impressed they were that my puppy is a well-behaved and socialized dog, and I have the trainers to thank for that. If you're looking for a top-quality puppy training program, look no further than Patrick's Pet Care.”

Thank you for your review, Jordan! We love having Zephyr in class!

Our pups splashed around at Mini Montessori! We pulled out a cool (literally) game called bobbing where the pups learned...
05/18/2023

Our pups splashed around at Mini Montessori! We pulled out a cool (literally) game called bobbing where the pups learned to fish objects out of a pool!
Bobbing is a great enrichment game that’s both fun and challenging. Would your mini dog love this?

Caption challenge time! Drop your best caption for this photo of Lucy thoroughly enjoying her Enrichment Walk in the com...
05/15/2023

Caption challenge time! Drop your best caption for this photo of Lucy thoroughly enjoying her Enrichment Walk in the comments below ⬇️

Kimana had a great target practice session with our Montessori School pups! Targeting is presenting a “target” - in this...
05/13/2023

Kimana had a great target practice session with our Montessori School pups! Targeting is presenting a “target” - in this case, a frisbee - and asking for them to touch it with their nose or paw.

Having a solid “touch” cue helps create a strong foundation for many other advanced skills and is also a helpful tool for asking your dog to refocus when they get too excited or distracted.

"Ok... I did the thing...now what?" Treats, that’s what!
05/12/2023

"Ok... I did the thing...now what?" Treats, that’s what!

We’re so proud of the progress our current Puppy Head Start cohort is making! ❤️ The pups are really learning and growin...
05/05/2023

We’re so proud of the progress our current Puppy Head Start cohort is making! ❤️ The pups are really learning and growing more every day. During a recent class, the pups worked on desensitization to grooming by getting on to the grooming table, washing in the tub, and having their nails clipped. They also played on a new surface (the water in the pool) and met…themselves (in the mirror)!

It may seem small, but these interactions and lessons are crucial to your pup’s development. Grab your pup’s spot for the next class! https://bit.ly/3VB3v1t

Happy National Specially-Abled Pets Day! Meet Fergus, he is one of our TLC Walking pups.Our TLC Walks are made for senio...
05/03/2023

Happy National Specially-Abled Pets Day! Meet Fergus, he is one of our TLC Walking pups.

Our TLC Walks are made for senior and disabled dogs, including dogs with chronic conditions like arthritis. They are customizable to focus on a senior or disabled dog’s particular needs and living situation - taking the time needed to make it enjoyable for them.

We help those who have difficulty with movement, slow the pace to allow time to stop and smell the roses, and provide enrichment games and activities that are compatible with any impairments or restrictions they have.

Apollo + PB + Happy Hoodie = a recipe for a fear-free, force-free bath and drying session!Treats and Happy Hoodies are j...
04/28/2023

Apollo + PB + Happy Hoodie = a recipe for a fear-free, force-free bath and drying session!

Treats and Happy Hoodies are just 2 of the many stress-relieving tools and practices we use during our fear-free grooming services! We also offer full grooming reports with photos and videos, FaceTime calls, and even grooming husbandry.

Faolan LOVED his Enrichment Walk with Erika! There were so many enrichment activities — it brought his walk to a whole n...
04/27/2023

Faolan LOVED his Enrichment Walk with Erika! There were so many enrichment activities — it brought his walk to a whole new level!

Our Enrichment Dog Walks are a specialized service designed to fulfill the whole dog, body and mind. Each session provides a unique experience tailored to your dog's interests and needs.

Interested in boosting your dog’s walk? Click here to sign up: https://bit.ly/3VeSemZ

One of these things is not like the other…but they’re all friends! In our Dog Montessori School program, we work hard to...
04/26/2023

One of these things is not like the other…but they’re all friends! In our Dog Montessori School program, we work hard to understand each individual dog, pairing them with the right pups for playtime! This creates a controlled, comfortable, cohesive environment for them to learn and play!

Steven E says, “Nikita was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very good with our pup and explaining the concepts...
04/25/2023

Steven E says, “Nikita was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very good with our pup and explaining the concepts to us. With Nikita's help our pup, who didn't know how to walk on a leash when we rescued him, made huge progress after just 5 sessions.”

Thanks for your 5 star review, Steven! Nikita loved working with Zuko!

Look at this handsome Day Care 101 graduate. Congratulations, Mork! At Day Care 101, we set pups up for success. The pro...
04/20/2023

Look at this handsome Day Care 101 graduate. Congratulations, Mork!

At Day Care 101, we set pups up for success. The program is designed to be short term and focuses on the fundamentals necessary to thrive in a Day Care setting or Dog Montessori School. Once the fundamentals are mastered, the sky's the limit!

Now Mork will get to join the pups in Montessori Dog School!

Why wait for the new season of Bridgerton to come out when we have the romance of Duke and Sapphire to watch? Will Sapph...
04/19/2023

Why wait for the new season of Bridgerton to come out when we have the romance of Duke and Sapphire to watch? Will Sapphire be named the diamond of the season? Will she accept the Duke's hand?

Lifelong friendships (and romances, apparently) are made at our Dog Montessori School! Find out more about our programs at www.patrickspetcare.com.

Check out this Drop & Train session where Ian and Teddy worked on cafe manners in the city! They practiced a relaxation ...
04/18/2023

Check out this Drop & Train session where Ian and Teddy worked on cafe manners in the city! They practiced a relaxation protocol since Teddy can struggle a bit with all the overstimulation and excitement around.

This overstimulation can come in the form of people and/or dogs walking around or just being close by, cars driving by, strollers, beeping, the wind, etc - really any stimulus gets him excited. Teddy doesn’t show any reactive behaviors, but these triggers prevent him from settling and being able to relax.

His guardian’s goals are to be able to visit cafes, breweries, and any dog-friendly location with him! You got this, Teddy!

Interested in Drop & Train for your pup? Click here: https://bit.ly/42RvxsB

Ellie really knows how to keep her eye on the prize!🥎👀
04/17/2023

Ellie really knows how to keep her eye on the prize!🥎👀

Grab your spot today for our Group Training Classes! We have spots available starting April 29th for both Basic Manners ...
04/14/2023

Grab your spot today for our Group Training Classes! We have spots available starting April 29th for both Basic Manners & Life Skills and AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep.

In the Basic Manners & Life Skills 6-week course, you will cover good manners such as Sit, Down, Wait, Recall, Loose Leash Walking, and more to set your dog up for success in their day-to-day life.

Our 6-week AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) group class covers everything you need to successfully pass the CGC test! At the end of the 6 weeks, you will be given the opportunity to take the test!

Click here to sign up: https://bit.ly/3UGpGCH

04/12/2023

Meet Mea! She is a Fear-Free Groomer and Assistant Grooming Administrator here at Patrick’s Pet Care.

Mea loves grooming so we asked her how she got into that field and what her favorite parts are! We are proud to offer scholarships to our staff in order to help them grow and succeed both within Patrick’s Pet Care and in any future endeavors.

Watch the video to find out more about Mea!

In celebration of National Pet Day, our founder Patrick Flynn joined the Living Local DMV show on WDVM earlier this morn...
04/11/2023

In celebration of National Pet Day, our founder Patrick Flynn joined the Living Local DMV show on WDVM earlier this morning to share some of his top advice for potential and current pet owners. 👇

Celebrating National Pet Day with Patrick’s Pet Care

Jefe and Andrew played a pretty great game of fetch during their Enrichment Walk!With Patrick’s Pet Care, Enrichment Wal...
04/10/2023

Jefe and Andrew played a pretty great game of fetch during their Enrichment Walk!

With Patrick’s Pet Care, Enrichment Walks are meant to engage your pup’s brain and hone their cognition skills. Here, Andrew is using fetch on the walk to both physically and mentally engage Jefe.

If you’re interested in trying out an Engagement Walk and seeing the results - head to the link in our bio!

Hoppy Easter from our very own Easter Bunny, Maui!🐰
04/09/2023

Hoppy Easter from our very own Easter Bunny, Maui!🐰

Sybil appreciation post!😌👌😎 Meet Sybil, she has been coming to Patrick’s Pet Care for nearly 2 years now!When Sybil star...
04/07/2023

Sybil appreciation post!😌👌😎 Meet Sybil, she has been coming to Patrick’s Pet Care for nearly 2 years now!

When Sybil started walking with us, she displayed some reactivity (lunging and barking) toward certain dog breeds and loud trucks. She seemed to always be on high alert as soon as she came out of her crate. By going at Sybils' pace, allowing her to make choices on her walks, and using positive counter conditioning, she has made great strides — her confidence has increased and her anxiety has eased! Now these triggers are rarer and are worked through on a case-to-case basis.

Sybil has also come a *long* way with grooming. As one of our monthly grooming customers, her consistent schedule has helped give her consistent positive experiences. She still doesn't enjoy it, and may never will, but tolerating it is a *big* deal for her. For example: we can fully clean her ears now. When she first started with us, she would quickly react (snapping, vocalizing) if we tried to clean her ears. She can also be dried with the high-velocity dryer without becoming stressed—whereas before she used to immediately vocalize, go after the hose, or try to get out of the tub. Her head and paws are her most sensitive areas, which is what she works on now during grooming visits - she has a goal of building confidence with paw handling and trimming around her face.

Her trainers all agree that Sybil is a sweet, smart, confident, loving girl who loves to run, chase, use her mind, play, and get love from people!

"Consider involving your dog in the things you enjoy doing," Flynn continued. "Dogs are social animals, and often their ...
04/06/2023

"Consider involving your dog in the things you enjoy doing," Flynn continued. "Dogs are social animals, and often their greatest happiness is sharing time with their humans."

Our founder, Patrick Flynn, shares tips in Newsweek on the best ways to maximize your dog's true happiness.

Newsweek spoke to three dog behavioral experts about tips for dog owners to give their dogs maximum happiness, and the ideas might not be what you expect.

Puppy Head Start had an amazing first day of school! Meet our newest friends: Link, Felix, Treff, Zephyr, and Luke!On th...
04/05/2023

Puppy Head Start had an amazing first day of school! Meet our newest friends: Link, Felix, Treff, Zephyr, and Luke!

On their 1st day they worked with Nikita and Joe on building confidence within the space, playing the name game, and socializing correctly with other pups!

We are so excited to watch these pups grow and learn in an enriching, healthy, safe environment!

We’re going Crypto! Starting today all services will be purchasable by Patrick’s Pet Coin ONLY! Personalized Dog NFTs wi...
04/01/2023

We’re going Crypto! Starting today all services will be purchasable by Patrick’s Pet Coin ONLY! Personalized Dog NFTs will also be available to (partially) own!

Download our eDoge App to start trading now - Patrick’s Pet Coin is going to the moon!

Please give a warm welcome to the team, our New Customer Manager, Salva!Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Salvado...
03/31/2023

Please give a warm welcome to the team, our New Customer Manager, Salva!

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Salvador began his career in the hospitality sector while going to school at night. He started as a receptionist, and rose to eventually become a conference manager at the leading and largest hotel chain in Latin America.

After graduating from the University of Buenos Aires with dual degrees in business administration and airline administration, Salvador put his education and dual language skills to work at American Airlines. He began as a customer service manager and was promoted to become the live animal transportation logistics manager for North and South America. Included in the job description was overseeing overnight boarding arrangements for pets on long haul journeys, which is how he discovered Patrick's Pet Care in 2017. Over the years, several dogs were boarded overnight at Patrick's Pet Care when they were in transit with American Airlines.

In his interview, Salvador said "I really love customer service and helping pet parents understand what their family's experience will be while they are in transit. Most people who transport a pet in cargo on a plane only do so once in their life. It can be a very scary experience for someone who has never done it, and it was my job to help them through that. I really enjoyed working with the customers and the animals, but I wanted to work at a company that prioritized the animals needs, and when I saw this job I knew it was meant to be based on my superior experience with Patrick's Pet Care years ago."

Salvador takes pride in his customer service and interpersonal skills, his problem solving ability, as well as his positive and optimistic attitude, even in stressful situations. He considers himself "team worker oriented" and highly adaptable. He loves learning from people who come from different cultures and backgrounds.

Welcome aboard, Salva!

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Washington D.C., DC

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm

Telephone

+1 202-630-7387

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Choosing Patrick’s Pet Care

We all agree -- dogs deserve the best. Here at Patrick's Pet Care, we give them all the love and care they need with top-quality walking and pet sitting services. When you have to be away, you can have peace of mind knowing that your furry family member is in good hands. Every dog is wonderful to us. We do what we do out of a genuine love for animals, and we treat each pup as the unique individual it is. And as a local, community-focused business, we promise to treat you in a neighborly way, too. For professional care with a lot of TLC thrown in, Patrick's Pet Care is the place you can trust.


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