Strutting Dog 

Keeping tails wagging since 2002!


Strutting Dog LLC  is a Professional Dog Walking and Pet Care company that has been in business since 2010. We pride ourselves on pet safety, thoroughly screened staff, and excellent customer service.  

What Sets Us Apart?

Bonded & Insured

Yes, we have Insurance and Bonding for all of our staff. What this means is we have a general liability insurance coverage that covers your home, your property, your pets, our staff, staff vehicles, staff homes and anyone coming into contact with your pets. We also have Theft Bonding protection for your property. We are a professional company with good safety policies in place as well!

Safety Lanyards

All staff are required to use MANDATORY safety lanyards (500 lb test) on all walks. This attaches the leash handle(s) to the staff’s waist via a secure and field tested method. We train our staff on how to install and use these devices on the walk. If a staff falls due to ice or slippery outdoor surface, or loses control of the leash handle for any reason, the leash(s) will be attached to the lanyard. We also have strict protocols for safety in our handbook regarding safety methods for walking dogs. These have been developed over many years of experience walking dogs in all conditions.

Background Checks

All new staff must pass to a nationwide criminal background check. But the background check goes beyond that. We check 3-4 professional references and thoroughly interview our staff for professionalism, positive attitude, genuine interest and knowledge of dogs and cats and over all pet handling abilities. We hire only professional and respectful adults with professional track records that would best represent our team. We require our staff to have reliable transportation, reliable cell phone, daily internet and e-mail access and have a thorough understanding of our company policies.

Online Scheduling

Once you’ve registered on our site, you can easily view and keep track of your schedule online. Your first appointment must be done through our office, with subsequent appointments set by easily calling or emailing us using this email info@struttingdog.com. If you prefer, you may book online 24/7 for non-recurring services.

Pet Reports

Yes we do! We offer written reports as a complimentary service for all of our clients. If you are out of town we can supplement this with a daily text or phone call for peace of mind.

Back Up Staff

We always strive to send the same person you met at the meet and greet, but certain situations may require a backup staff member to perform the visits. Sick days, vacation time, unforeseen delays, resignations and similar instances will prompt the office to send either a backup staff member or a new primary staff member. In the event a staff member resigns, we will try to set up another meet and greet for your new primary staff member, but you may have a temporary backup before we can schedule it. Please see our website FAQ section or our registration policies for our in-depth policy on this.

We know we can never take your place

We know we can never take your place in the loving eyes of your pet – but we sure as heck can serve as an awesome fill-in when you’re at work, too busy or away on vacation. Strutting Dog has been catering to pets of all shapes, sizes and breeds since 2002, growing a trusted network of pet care professionals throughout the DC, Maryland and Virginia area.

Our Service Covers

All kinds of stuff you and your pet would need help with, from dog walks to family-style boarding, overnight house sitting visits to daily pet sitting visits (morning, afternoon, evening) for dogs, cats and any other pets you may have! We even offer a pet taxi to transport your pet to appointments or to and from your designated dog boarding house. Need something extra special? We gladly customize our services to meet you and your pet’s exact needs. Contact us now to learn more.
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So Why Choose Us?

It’s not just what we do that sets us apart – it’s how we do it. Your pet’s health and safety are our main priorities, with extensive training, vetting and background checks provided for all pet care professionals in our network. Most of our trusted dog walkers and pet sitters have cared for animals for much of their lives, ensuring they have the know-how and skills to properly tend to the needs of your pet.

When you entrust your pet with Waggy Walkys, you enjoy daily updates, detailed reports and, best of all, peace of mind that your pet is being cared for with the compassion, attention and adoration he deserves. Our second priority? Having tons of fun, of course! Give us a call today.

Our 4 Paw Mission


All staff have prior pet handling experience and most are pet owners themselves. Once vetted, our staff are trained and follow a detailed policies and procedures manual covering a comprehensive list of safety and professionalism policies.


We accept Visa, Mastercard or Discover  and have secure, automated (with recurring option), paperless billing.  All paid invoices are sent to your e-mail. We are a green company!


We have 24/7 (24 hours a day seven days a week) phone customer service for clients and staff on assignments. If there is an emergency after hours, our phone attendants will text and call all manager’s cell phones for rapid assistance to the staff or client.


Veterinarian release forms for every client so in the event of a pet illness or emergency, your pets are covered. Vets then have authorization to perform procedures and have your information on file!