The Seventh Heaven Difference: Dog Walking

If you are looking for a reliable, knowledgeable, and simple to use dog walking service, Seventh Heaven Pet Care is here to help with your dog walking needs!

Our Pet Care Specialists work with you and your pet to provide the best dog walking experience possible.

We will match you with the right team of walkers and will make sure that your pet gets the attention that he/she deserves.

We take the time to get to know you and your dog, learn what we need to do to reinforce your training, and we are always willing to help with exercises that you need to have practiced before, after, or during the walk.

Our dog walking services include walks from 20 minutes up to an hour and a half for those pups that need to really get

Finally, the Time to Pet App offers you the ability to know when the walk starts and ends, and the GPS tracker lets the Walker share the route that they took your dog on so that you can be assured that your pet got the exercise needed and you may find a new route to take walks in the future! You will get a report with detailed information about the walk after every walk. You can also book your walks (in case you are running late at work) and pay your invoices. Everything is easy to do from the convenience of your phone!

Working Effectively with your Pet Care Specialist

  • Make sure you communicate the commands or training techniques that you employ with your dog. There is a space for this in our app, and you and your Pet Care Specialist can easily update it as time goes on. This creates consistency for your dog.
  • Be up front with your Pet Care Specialist about any behavior issues that you or others have encountered with your pet. In almost all cases there is a  way to work through the behavior and have a great experience, you may just need to try different walkers until your find a good fit for your pet. Sometimes we customize introductions so that the Regular Pet Care Specialist can accompany the new one for several walks until the dog(s) are comfortable with the Walker. It is up to you if you think that it is worth the extra work or if you want to try someone else to see if there is a more natural fit.
  • Plan strategies for dealing with harsh weather. You want both your Pet Care Specialist and your Pet to be happy and healthy! Make sure you have negotiated things like short walks with play time for days when there is steady rain or snow, freezing temperatures, extreme heat, or any other weather that you would not be walking around for a half an hour in. Also, if you are away for what to do if extreme snow or hazardous conditions make it impossible for your Pet Care Specialist to make it to your home. Examples may include a friend or neighbor who could take the dog out quickly. It is always best to be overprepared! Make sure you communicate your expectations and are open to your Pet Care Specialist’s concerns.
  • Make sure your Pet Care Specialist knows where your equipment for clearing snow is and negotiate either added time to clear snow or for the provider to take the time out of the planned visit.
  • Finally, make sure that you have the following easily accessible to your Pet Care Specialist:
    • A towel for drying a wet or muddy dog.
    • Wipes for wiping your pup’s paws after walking on salted pavement.
    • A first aid kit in case of an emergency or minor injury to either your pet or the person caring for them.

al Pet Care Tips: Spring or Summer

In Northern Virginia it is difficult to know what each day will bring weather wise during the Spring season. From days that feel like Fall to days that feel like deep Summer.

  • You may want to match up with a Walker who can run your pups or someone who can change the pads and take your small pup out for a short walk. We even offer multiple visits per day for puppies who need extra breaks when you have to head back into the office.