We currently serve Reston and Herndon. Please call for availability in your area.
Once you’ve contacted us by email or phone, you may begin by registering on our secure reservation system. Please let us know all the details of your pet’s routine and your instructions to us, so that we may care for your pet just as you would! We also ask for emergency contacts as well as any details that will allow us to care for your home as you instruct.
We require an initial consultation to meet you and your pets. Once you’ve registered online, you will meet with your assigned Pet Elf sitter who will review your pet’s history and current needs.
Please remember to keep your online profile updated with current information. If you’ve forgotten your password, please email and we can reset.
Additional Dog – $2
We know you work hard and put in long hours, but there’s no reason for your dog to! A midday break is the most important gift you can give your dog. A 20 or 30 minute break gives him a chance to go to the bathroom, stretch his legs and have some mental stimulation. [more…]
Additional Pet – $2
Going out of town or working late? When you need extra care, we are there! Our 30 minute (minimum) visit is a more comprehensive visit, including walks, feeding, litter box cleaning and loving attention. Our pet sitting visits are made a minimum of every 24 hours. Please do not ask us to skip visits, or come every other day. In order to provide the level of care your pet deserves, we must visit at least once per day.
Midday Dog Walks may be combined with pet sitting visits. We are happy to customize our visits to suit your pet’s needs.
When you are away, The Pet Elf will bring in mail, take out trash, water houseplants and alternate lights at no extra fee. [more…]
With Overnight Stays, your pets have their own personal pet sitter to see after their needs anytime. Whether for a weekend getaway or a week long business trip or vacation, we’ve got you covered.
Our overnight stays offer complete care for your pet. Your dog will receive nice exercise walks with plenty of potty time, as well as “on demand” trips outside anytime. Our sitter will arrive in the evening (5:00 – 7:00 pm) and begin with a walk and dinner, then follow your instructions for the evening. We can go for exercise walks, have playtime, grooming or just snuggle on the sofa. We want to stick as closely as possible to your dog’s usual routine, so that he stays happy and anxiety free. [more…]
Many of our staff are trained in administering oral medications and injections. Please book early if you need extensive medical assistance for your pet.
Added to your regular visit price:
Oral Medication in treat – No Charge
Injection – $3
Subcutaneous fluid – $10
Stand-alone medical services: $18 and up, depending on your needs.
The Pet Elf observes all federal holidays. Our offices are closed and midday walks are suspended. If you need a midday walk on any of these holidays, please call the office at least 48 hours in advance.
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr Birthday
Visits are continued throughout vacation bookings, and a one-time $25 holiday premium applies.
The one-time holiday premium applies for any bookings on the holiday, as well as Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday through Sunday) and Christmas week (Dec. 24 – 31).
Don’t have time to stock up on food before you leave? We’re happy to make the trip for you!
This fee will also apply in the event we do not have enough food, litter or other necessary items to complete our job effectively. Existing clients only, please.