dog walking

We Have Openings For New Midday Dog Walking Clients!

Exciting news! After our very busy summer season, we now have openings in our schedule for new midday dog walking clients! Are you searching for your dog’s new best friend while you are hard at work? A Mary’s Pet Squad Dog Walker is ready to give your dog all the love and exercise they require! We have openings for service in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Upper Northwest Washington D.C. Get in touch today to set up your first service and meeting! We can’t wait to bring your pet into our squad!

Welcome to the squad, Jazz & Rudy! It’s Double Golden Doodle Time!

Welcome to the squad, Jazz & Rudy! It’s Double Golden Doodle Time!

Space Etiquette For Dogs


Spring is here and that means there are tons of people and pups outside enjoying these sunny days in Bethesda! I would like to use this graphic as an opportunity and reminder to please be respectful of your neighbors and please keep all dogs leashed in public areas. It can be dangerous for a strange dog to run up to a leashed dog- what would you do if a strange person ran up to you? Dogs can have a multitude of reactions in any given situation, so it is better to be safe and ask in advance if your dog can mingle before you get too close. Let's look forward to enjoying the outdoors in a peaceful way for all dogs and people :). 

Hot Weather Is Here And Your Pup Needs A Little Extra TLC!

Golden Retriever

It has been a very busy week at Mary's Pet Squad and I am so thankful! Besides being on the go with my busiest dog walking schedule yet, I have met some amazingly kind clients and their adorable pets! And the cherry on top of this week has been the wonderful weather. I personally love the hot heat, but it can be a bit intense for dogs on walks. I have been making sure to stick to the shady or grassy part of my clients' neighborhoods, as well as walking at a leisurely pace. This way, the dog doesn't overheat or step onto the piping hot ground. I'm also reducing walk length if I see the dog slowing down and panting heavily. Sometimes a short walk followed by an indoor play session is exactly what your dog needs (check me out above snuggling Bella after our walk today)! I always tailor your dog's walk to exactly what they need- If you watch them closely, they will tell you :). Finally, I always make sure their water bowl is full of cool water before I leave. Dogs get extra thirsty on hot days- just like us!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to get back at it next week! I get to have a visit from my Sam Pig and Duke this weekend :). 

Puppies Are The Best!

Meet handsome Sir Squirtle The Pug! Isn't he so incredibly adorable?? I had the honor of visiting him this weekend to exercise his legs and help him take a potty break. I must admit that this happy face of his makes my heart soar! Also, that frog-legged snuggle position is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! Pugs are so magical. Puppies like Squirtle need bathroom and exercise breaks every 3-4 hours depending on how young they are. Check out the website for info on our Puppy Walk Plan and contact me with any questions. Puppies (as well as Puggies) are the best!! 🐷 🐶 🐸