Reston Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Services

Your trusted, professional pet sitters & dog walkers since 1998
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About The Pet Elf

We have been providing midday dog walking and pet sitting for Reston, Va area pets since 1998. What began as a hobby caring for friends’ pets became a passion and a full-time business. Our founder, Kim, began adding staff in 2000 to meet the growing demands for reliable, caring pet care, and incorporated in 2001.

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25 years of commitment to quality

With our team of experienced pet sitters, you and your pet will enjoy professional, loving care. Our sitters are experienced in caring for dogs, cats, birds, small caged animals, exotics and even horses! Here's what else sets us apart:

Licensed and Insured

The Pet Elf is licensed and insured for your assurance. We are active in our educational associations.

Continuous Education

We are active in our educational associations. We continually strive to improve my skills and experience through course work, conferences, webinars, and networking with local vets and pet professionals.

Comprehensive Care

Our philosophy is to become truly involved in your pet’s care. We can help with training, education and other animal welfare issues. Please ask if you need recommendations for veterinarians, trainers and groomers. We can help!

Our customers love their Pet Elf Pet Sitters

Here's what our customers are saying:

Just a note to say “thank you” – we so appreciate your care…They were happy and had obviously had A LOT of affection while we were gone. Because you were here, we were able to relax and enjoy our time away.

Kathy H.

Thanks again for all the help. Jennifer was terrific. Mia was in a much better frame of mind than the last time we had to leave her somewhere.

Dan I.

Thanks again for your pet sitting services for Zack. Terri did a great job and Zack was very happy to spend the week in his own home instead of the kennel.

John T.

I can never say thank you enough for Kimberly’s wonderful care. When I got home all three ‘buddies’ welcomed me in BUT I knew they had not missed me that much. They had been loved in my absence and that made my trip to see my parents that much easier.

Cindy C.

I can’t tell you what it meant to me to know that my pet and my home were treated as if they were their own. This is a model for the way we should all treat each other. What a golden-rule world it would be if Pet Elf was in charge of it! [After Hurrican Isabel]

Riley R.

We just wanted to say thanks for the extra care you gave Britney while she was recovering from her surgery. It makes us feel so much better leaving them in good hands!

Maria G.

Dana is wonderful! My dog, Kachina, sits by her window, waiting patiently for Dana’s car to drive up every Tuesday and Thursday. She squeals with delight as she charges down the stairs to greet her. I thank Dana for giving my little girl a time to have a “Girl’s Day” when they can stroll along smelling all the flowers!

Jan A.

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