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We just want to let you all know that Wendy  is amazing!   Wendy called to let us know that Teddy was sick yesterday. We left early and she waited for us and cleaned up! She checked on him later. I feel that he is in really good hands with Wendy.

–Linda H, June 11, 2019


I cannot say enough positive things about KSR Petcare. Everyone – from the owner to the office manager to all of the dogwalkers – are professional, friendly, informative. My dog loves his dogwalkers, Aki and Marja, and after every visit they write great notes about how he acted that day.

Christine D., Falls Church, Dec 28, 2016

Althea and Aquinnah

Besides how great Steve is, the level and quickness of responsiveness from the KSR office is amazing. They respond to emails quickly and efficiently and with such friendliness. We tried several different pet walking services before finding KSR and there just isn’t a comparison. KSR is by far the most responsive and most helpful service in the NoVa area.

— Andrea H., Falls Church, Dec 29, 2016

Sonshine and Crystal

There are not enough effusive words to use to express how much we love KSR. We have used them now for several years for our two yellow labs. We have had several different walkers over that time and each one was amazing. We have had Marja for over a year now and she is outstanding. She loves our dogs as if they are her own. She is part of our family. Karen, the owner, is also incredible and runs a great service. Go no further if you need pet care!

— Barbara W., Falls Church, Dec 5, 2016

Abbey and Avery

KSR Pet Care has been a life saver for me.  They take great care of my dogs when I am at work or out of town.  The peace of mind they provide is invaluable.  I don’t know how I would manage without them!”

— Ali E. Mclean, VA December 2015

Petya and Sonja

We have found KSR to be reliable, professional, cost-effective, and trustworthy.  We recommend their cat care services highly.

— Elizabeth G. May 2015


During my time using KSR Pet Care, I can honestly state there has not been any problems. On Day 1, they interviewed our family dog and then me. That told me early on that KSR is focused on taking care of pets.

— John O. 05/05/2015


KSR is an outstanding dog walking company. The staff is professional, friendly and extremely experienced. My dog walker treats my dog like her own. I trust KSR and highly recommend them.

— Ashley 05/05/2015

Mr Baxter

Really appreciate the scheduling flexibility, sitters are reliable and seem to really care. Professional, friendly, responsive.
–Mary Pat 06/16/2014

I cannot think of any other company that I would trust with my pets. Everyone that I have met at KSR is friendly and professional. The office is efficient and communicates clearly from the initial consult. I love that you always get to meet who is going to be with your pets, so there is never a stranger in your house. My sitters have been fantastic about keeping up with the ever-changing medication and meal requirements for my senior cats. It is very clear from the notes and emailed updates that they really get to know your pets. The overnight sitter has no problem with everyone sleeping in bed with her, and the girls get the comfort of staying at home. This is such a relief after having to board my dog and find others to feed the cats. Quite simply, they are pros who love your pets as if they are their own. And, isn’t that what you want when you can’t be there?

Zeb and Ray

Early on there was an issue with one dog walker. I called one morning and she was pulled off that day and another dog walker came by to substitute.  The owner called me back within 15 minutes and called back twice to update me on status – extremely responsive.  The other 2 dog walkers have been great – very loving and careful with our dogs.

— Shana F. May 2015

Toby and Gypsy

My experience with KSR Pet Services is that you receive good quality pet services. They are reliable and affordable. I always feel like our cats are well taken care of when we are away. I have also recommended their services to friends and they are happy with the care also.

— Kathy T. Arlington, VA

 Mr Bond

I would recommend KSR Pet Care because the manager (Karen) runs the operation very professionally and with the maturity of an adult. We appreciate being able to trust our pet sitter implicitly because Karen hires responsible individuals and knows her staff and clients personally very well. When we were a new client, Karen came to visit and record details about our home and pet herself before entrusting us to her staff for the first time.

— Karen S. Arlington 06.25.14

Athena and Aquinna

KSR is the absolute best. We switched from another “local” dog walking service on the advice of our trainer, and we couldn’t be more happy with both Stephen (our primary dog walker) and KSR office staff. Everyone is very responsive to any correspondence, and keep us in the loop on anything that is going on with our pups. We recently started also having KSR doing overnights, and we couldn’t be happier. We come home and our dogs are relaxed and not overly excited/stimulated from being in a kennel or cage free place.

— Andrea, Falls Church June 2014

Georgie and Ellie

The notes are so detailed it’s unbelievable. KSR is the varsity squad; everyone else is JV.

– Linda K. June 2014


Karen and her staff are always amazing. They go out of their way to make sure our reactive doggie, Mina, has as calm a walk as possible. She is just as excited to her walker, Nancy, as she is to see us! And if Mina loves KSR Pet Care, then we love KSR Pet Care.

–Jaime, Falls Church 06.24.14

Rosita and Lucy

I think Staphen was a terrific petsitter for our beloved dogs, Rosita and Lucy, during our last trip abroad. He stayed overnight and communicated with us when necessary. We trust him and KSR to do a great job.

— Clara D.
June 2014

Bella and Maggie

KSR is a professional organization whose employees are courteous, thoughtful, and trustworthy. Every time a KSR sitter has stayed at our home with our dogs, the house is always clean and tidy when we return. The sitters are always available to answer our questions when we’re gone, and provide updates nightly so we know our dogs are safe and happy.

— Julie S.
June 2014

Gracie and Pete

The service has been great! My schedule changes frequently & KSR has never let me down. I highly recommend KSR & my dog walker Karen H.!

— Patty C.

Paws, Pixie and Princess

From the beginning and throughout their time taking care of my pets for a week, I was impressed by KSR Pet Care’s professionalism and thoroughness. This left me feeling confident leaving my pets in their good care and I would definitely use them again.

Cindy, Falls Church
June 2014

 Daisy Duke and Willis

KSR pet sitters are by far the best. From the second I met them I felt comfortable. When Karen walked in the door and called out to my little kitty just like I do I know it was puurrrrfect! They love my animals as much as I do and take superior care of them! I recommend them to everyone I know. Its the best feeling knowing your animals are loved when you are away!

Julie, Mclean, VA
June 2014

Adam and Zoe

KSR is the Rolls Royce of animal sitters. I’ve had absolutely no problems with them, ever. Their sitters are trained and loving and I would trust them with my animals always. It’s a lucky person who finds KSR. They’ll never need another sitter again.

— C. Winsor, McLean, VA

Ellie and Georgie
You guys are so consciencious– way above and beyond other dog walkers. You are pros. Wish you could walk my girls all the time.the communication is top notch. Love the long and detailed notes and especially the occasional pictures posted on Facebook!

— L. Keyser, Alexandria/Falls Church, VA

What can I say about KSR Pet Care, other than they are the best all around! My dog Lucca has been taken care of by KSR for over 2 years now. They walk him during the day when I am at work. They have never let me down, never missed a walk, over that 2 year period. KSR has given me excellent advice on training and care when I have asked for it. They get to know your dogs personality and embrace it. Lucca and I could not be happier. Trust your pets with KSR. You will not regret it!

— D. Pereira, McLean, VA


Every time I have called for a cat sitter and have met staff members and sitters for the first time I can tell that they truly enjoy what they do and that they care about their “charges.” They have a genuine love for animals.

— A. Dinkle, Mclean, VA

 Crystal and Sonshine

Our two Labs, 6yrs and 7 yrs are not leash walkers.
They used to have a huge fenced yard. In the past month with KSR they niw BOTH leash walk and love it! Who knew? CRYSTAL is very shy but lives our walkers and they have done wonders with her, especially.

— B. Willey, Falls Church, VA


KSR has always been very professional when it comes to the welfare of our dog little Ms. Mina. And Mina really loves them! KSR always follows through with any last minute instructions we may have regarding medications or concerns we mention based on how Mina is feeling. And the notes they leave on their way out are always fun and informative. I can’t say enough good things about KSR and the care they provide.

— J. Martin, Falls Church, VA

 Sissy and Scooter

Nancy is always ready, willing and able to provide the best possible care for my cats. She responds immediately to emails when we are away, and several times has gone back to my house to assist in some way. One time I emailed her to report of a break-in of a house on my street. She went back over and turned on more lights at my house and put the radio on. She also has taken extra steps to close our cat door when there is a bad storm expected, and she went above and beyond when my very old cat needed medication following a fight. In short, she’s the best!!!!

— C. Hawkens, Falls Church, VA


With our last dear dog, Shadow, KSR staff took great care of her while we were gone–brushing her beautful coat daily and hanging out with her when it was too hot outside for her old bones to walk. When she died , they reached out and sent thoughtful messages and condolescences.

Our new dog Breeze is a puppy and needs a lot of training, pee breaks, love and energy. Kathryn provides him with that as well as other dog walkers that fill in for her if she can’t make it. We feel confident and assured that he’s taken care of while we are at work! What more could we ask for?

— Heather, Arlington, VA


“When we started with KSR Pet Care, our furry friend was afraid of cars, terrified of trucks, and hesitant to walk down the driveway. A walk along the road was impossible. Over the months, with Michael’s gentle touch, Zeppo overcame his fears and learned to enjoy his walks to the park. Now thanks to KSR and Michael, Zeppo loves walks with us in the neighborhood and doesn’t care if a truck zooms by. Zeppo (and we, too) is grateful for all the loving care Michael and KSR have given him.”
— Donald J, McLean VA  08/13/2012


“Many thanks to you,Michael and Nancy for taking such amazing care of Shadow while we were gone. Upon our return she was so happy and seemed so well cared for, it made my heart leap!!Many thanks again.  We’ll refer you to all of our dog friends and will contact you when we go out of town again.”
Heather S, Arlington, VA


“I would like to let you know that we have been so pleased with your services this summer.  It has given us such peace of mind to know that Sully is so well taken care of for his pet visits.  I have referred you to anyone who asks and coincidentally, ran into a neighbor down the street who uses you all as well and had rave reviews about you.”–

Noelle S, McLean, VA

Monty and Zuma

“Back from another vacation, and, as in the past, great walks in our absence for Monty and Zuma our two much-loved, black labradors. Michael T. handles them with affection, skill and alertness, as can easily be seen whenever he comes to take them out. When we’re away, our dogsitter conveys Michael’s informative ‘walk reports,’ and we have peace of mind knowing that Monty and Zuma are in safe, capable and caring hands. Thanks to you and Michael for being there for our dogs, and for us.”

Margrete S. , McLean, VA

 Andy and Charlie
I am writing to thank you and all of your outstanding associates for their quick action and assistance in helping find Charlie yesterday. As you know, it was a stressful experience for our whole family but most of all, certainly Charlie.  Without your help the entire experience would have been far more stressful.  We sincerely thank you again for everything you did for Charlie and our family in helping him get home to us.  We are lucky to have such wonderful people helping us care for Charlie and Andy.  I know that they are and will be enjoying their walks with you and Susan over the next couple weeks.  Thank you again,

Eric E., Mclean, VA


“I am sending a cute picture of Abby. We have been very impressed with your services. It is a very personalized and caring operation and we are glad we found you, and so is Abby.”
–Lois B., McLean, VA


“I needed lots of supportive strategies and Karen patiently encouraged me. Chiquita might have had to endure another move if it were not for Karen’s kind support. (…)Thanks to Karens’ support we have our new life companion.”
Read Chiquita’s Story and testimonial here
–Judith D., Falls Church, VA


We sought out Karen very suddenly and on a weekend night to begin a regular regimen of walking our dog, Malarky.  We were amazed to hear back from her almost immediately and she met with us the next day.  After meeting her, it is obvious that Karen operates a well planned and high quality business.  We were pleasantly surprised by Karen’s thoroughness, but also her obvious love of animals.  This combination of professionalism and devotion to her business made it easy for us to trust Karen and her associates from day one.  Our dog walker, Kristin, was also fantastic.  It was always a pleasure to read her notes that she left us after every visit.  I am sure that Malarky misses his time with Kristin and Karen.  Thank you so much!
— Mike and Abbey

Addison & Asia

“Karen and her staff at KSR are the most caring, competent, and knowledgeable pet sitters I have ever used, and I have used plenty in the past. They show they care by leaving detailed daily notes and they learn and respect each pet’s personality. They notice changes in behavior, eating habits, and general health. I use them whenever I am out of town, whether for the night or for weeks at a time. The staff even picks up the mail and takes out the trash as needed for longer vacations. When I come home, I know the lights will be turned on for me and my kitties will be patiently waiting by the door.
— Jill H., McLean, VA


“Karen is like family to our dog Junie and she is very attentive to Junie’s needs. Junie loves walking with Karen and was so happy and content after recently returning from a visit to Karen’s house with her two dogs. KSR Pet Care is a great service all the way around, whether its Karen or her co-workers.
–Heather L., Falls Church, VA


“Desmond LOVES coming to Karen’s and she has been the best dog walker that has happened to us. Karen is always on time, reliable, and loves animals. We will be with her as long as she will have us!! Desmond loves playing and hanging out with Luka & Lexie, chewing on his bone or running in the backyard with his dog friends. Desmond is all for it!”
–Ashley H., Arlington, VA

Berkley and Keira
” I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful job Tara did with the puppies while I was in Aruba! In the past when I get home from long trips, they get very excited then sleep and sleep because they were anxious while I was gone. Not this time–they were excited to see me, but were perfectly fine the next day. This shows me how comfortable Tara has made them with her and I can’t thank her enough for taking such good care of them!”
— Jen W., McLean, VA


“Karen and KSR Pet Care are absolutely wonderful!  Our Ibizan Hound, Guinness, had the most magnificent vacation while with Karen (and we were able to enjoy ours therefore).  We returned home to find Guinness happy, healthy and completely comfortable and at ease (something she had never experienced with any other boarding facility).  Guinness was truly blessed to be in such good hands and in such a caring environment and we are very fortunate indeed!  Thank you, Karen!”
— Sue P., McLean, VA

 Kacey and Daisy

One harmonious pack with 15 year old poodle Daisy in charge followed by the other three big dogs Kacey (rolling on her back), Luka (red wagging tail up) and Lexie (looking at her goofy friend Kacey). A beautiful example that age and size do not matter!

“I left my dogs Daisy and Kacey for several days in Karen’s care and upon my return, I found them in wonderful loving care, happy, relaxed and very healthy. I love everything KSR Pet Care does for my pets, including daily dog walking, housesitting and boarding.”
–Linda C., Falls Church, VA

“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Karen and KSR Pet Care. For over a year Karen has provided the most outstanding service walking our dog Boomer. She is absolutely dedicated to the well-being of our pup, and she runs her business with the highest level of professionalism. I don’t know how we’ll find anyone else of her caliber when we move. Boomer (and his parents) are going to miss her greatly.”
— Becky M., Falls Church, VA


“(…) I highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for a reliable dog walker, dog sitter or someone to transfer their dog.  She absolutely loves dogs, is very knowledgeable about their care, totally reliable, and very attentive to your dog’s needs.  She will quickly spot a problem and/or health issue and has great suggestions as to what to do(…).”
— Sara D., Falls Church, VA

 Maggie, Lucy & Miles

“You’re the best! There are VERY few people that I am 100% comfortable with looking after our hounds, and you are on the top of the list. ”
— Claude & Nancy K., McLean, VA


“Our dog Anissa loves her stays at KSR Pet Care.  It is her home away from home and she’s in heaven while there.  Karen and the pet friends, Luka and Lexie, make Anissa so comfortable and happy that I have a hard time dragging her out the door to come home.    KSR Pet Care offers a warm caring home setting for pets that enables us to leave town without any worries about our dog Anissa’s happiness – when at KSR Pet Care I know she’s happy, loved and incredibly well taken care of.  We wouldn’t think of having her stay anywhere else.”
-Joyce & Justin M., Great Falls, VA

“Karen is a very caring and competent professional in whom I have complete trust with my dog. When I had to go out of town on short notice for a funeral, she was more than happy to accommodate us and kennel our precious pet without any hesitation. One wouldn’t have thought I could have been surprised given the length of our relationship with her at that time, but she did nonetheless by providing us with a detailed report on how our dog got along that weekend along with pictures showing its interaction with the other dogs in her care. If that doesn’t demonstrate a caring and competent professional, I don’t know what would.”
— David P., McLean, VA