This is based on current CDC guidance stating:
• At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
• Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.
We have implemented some new policies such that we do not permit any person to person contact as part of our operating procedures.
Changes to Doodlebug Procedures
• All new client will have their consultation conducted via Google Meet conference.
• Doodlebug Office staff will still be conducting unannounced quality control checks on our staff during walks. At these sessions our leadership team will observe walkers to ensure proper procedures are being followed, but will follow up remotely with both kudos and suggestions for improvement.
• We are providing our walkers with masks and strongly encouraging them to be worn during visits.
Clients, Please Help Do Your Part!
• If you or any of your household members are diagnosed with COVID-19 or have symptoms; please contact our office immediately to pause service and so we can alert your walker.
• If you have any issues or concerns about service; we ask that you not talk to your walker directly. Contact us either through the Time to Pet app or via email, and if needed we will arrange a call or Google Meet conference to address your concerns.
• Please disinfect the surfaces you know your dog walker will touch. Door knobs, counter tops, leashes, etc. This is for the safety and wellbeing of our clients and our dog walkers.
Jennifer Groom & Steve Skordinski
Doodlebug Dog Walker
Proven Pet Care Since 2007
Doodlebug Real Time Check In Notifications
Your dog walker / pet sitter will use an app to checkin at the start and completion of your visit. The app collects the GPS location of the walker at checkin and checkout and sends a visit summary via email. So you can relax knowing that your dog walker / pet sitter has visited your home, as well as the times of your visit!
Our Service Area
Doodlebug Dog Walker services are available in both Prince William and western Fairfax County. See below for a complete listing of our service area.
- Fair Lakes
- Lake Ridge
- Manassas City