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Dog with masks


COVID-19 update (Aug 2020):

We hope you and your family members are doing well!  We are happy to say that we never officially closed down earlier this year - we have enough clients who are essential that we were able to provide service continuously.

Most of our pet sitters have returned, so we should be able to accommodate almost all requests, so please feel free to submit them!

We have a new question at the top of your client portal: "Please confirm that your house is COVID-19 free" - please make sure you answer this question when you log in to update your profile and request service. If the answer ever changes to NO, we expect that you will notify us immediately.

Our pet sitters have all been asked that question as well, and we obviously will let you know if your pet sitter is ever exposed to COVID-19 and needs to isolate.

We are conducting all pet sitting with our pet sitters' and clients' safety in mind:

1) All pet sitter/client meetings will be done with all parties masked and maintaining a 6-foot distance at all times. We are keeping the time of these meetings to "business only" as well.

2) Midday dog walks: Our pet sitters will wear a mask while inside your home, and will wipe down all surfaces they touch with an antibacterial wipe. If you have wipes you can leave on the counter, that would be great, otherwise we all carry our own. Midday walkers with wash their hands frequently in your home, and will wipe down surfaces on their way out, including leash handles, treat bags, doorknobs, light switches, and counter tops.

3) Vacation visits and overnight stays: Our pet sitters will wear a mask on the first and last visits of each reservation, and it's up to them if they want to wear one the rest of the visits. They will follow the same protocol to wipe down all surfaces upon leaving, especially for their final visit.

Please feel free to reach out directly if you have any questions or need clarification about any of our policies. You can reach us fastest via email:, or phone: 703-716-PETS.

Thank you for your continued support!

With loving care for pets,

Beth Cotell and Pam Ahart-Steward
Co-Owners, All Friends Pet Care