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DogCentric Partners

We are dedicated to community service. We actively strive to give back by working with like-minded organizations to improve the lives of animals in our community by volunteering our services and providing financial assistance when possible. Here are our partners:

 

The Humane Rescue Alliance’s (“HRA”) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals who have nowhere else to go. HRA is committed to strengthening and preserving the human-animal bond by supporting animals in their homes through affordable veterinary care, community outreach, and education.

DogCentric is proud to be the official dog walking service for HRA.  DogCentric provides approximately 20 hours of free dog walking to the shelter each and every week.  We provide two walkers for two hours each day, except holidays and weekends, to walk the shelter dogs at no cost to the Alliance. We also offer five free walks to any dog adopted from HRA if the adopted dog is lucky enough to become a DogCentric client!


Friendship Hospital for Animals provides high-quality, compassionate care to the cats and dogs of the Washington DC metro area.  They have been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) for more than 50 years.  To best meet the needs of their clients and patients, they are open 24 hours a day all year long.

DogCentric’s owner Sheila has taken her cats and dogs to Friendship for more than 20 years and raves about the wonderful care, compassion and quality service her “babies” have received there over the years.

We are thrilled about the partnership we have created with Friendship.  Friendship Hospital for Animals is generously offering DogCentric clients who are not currently Friendship patients a free primary care exam or $50 off a puppy or kitten Wellness Plan. For DogCentric clients who are existing patients, Friendship will donate 10% of your bill to their Brudder-Sullivan Fund which offers financial assistance to patients in need. In turn, DogCentric is offering all Friendship clients who become DogCentric clients a free new client consult and two free walks.

 

 Staff and Client Favorites


Urban Canine promotes positive, reward-based training that enhances the bond between you and your pet and provides you with the tools to build a more joyful and satisfying relationship. The clear emphasis on positive reinforcement gives dogs the freedom and confidence to think, learn, and experiment throughout the training process. Urban Canine provides dog training and behavioral help to clients in lower Montgomery County and parts of NW DC. Urban Canine is owned and operated by Jessica Lamb, DogCentric's very own General Manager. 

 

Their company name is Good Dog DC because they truly believe that inside every dog is a Good Dog!  They want you and your dog to have the very best relationship possible.  A relationship centered on love, trust, and respect. They will carefully guide you and your dog step-by-step through their exclusive training process that will help develop a dog who loves you and listens to you. They provide dog training private sessions and group classes as well as behavioral help to clients in Washington, DC and some parts of Maryland. Good Dog DC is owned and operated by Michelle Yue, a former DogCentric client, and their facility is in Kensington, Maryland.

 

Pet Sitting by Patricia has been servicing the Bethesda/Chevy Chase and upper NW DC area for more than fifteen years. They offer overnight pet sitting in your home as well as other services.  DogCentric recommends them to clients who are looking for evening or weekend walks or overnight pet sitting. Many DogCentric clients and staff members have used Pet Sitting by Patricia’s services.


FidoJournalism provides pet photography featuring creative and candid portraits to pet lovers in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. FidoJournalism was born from owner Stephen’s passions for photography and pets. The name FidoJournalism is of course a play on the word “photojournalism,” and reflects his style. Stephen’s primary goal is to tell a story about your pet through his images. His style is natural and candid to capture your pets  true personalities. Contact Stephen at info@fidojournalism.com to capture your pet’s personality in photos!

 

Rock Creek Home Veterinary Care is a house-call veterinary practice in the DC metropolitan area. Dr. Daphne Tanouye and Dr. Jacqui Mason strive to provide thorough, high quality veterinary medical care through all stages of a pet's life. Services include wellness exams, sick-pet visits, and gentle, peaceful, and private at-home euthanasia. Doctors also administer vaccinations, perform bloodwork and urinalysis, complete International Health Certificates, and provide blood-pressure monitoring, all in the comfort and convenience of your home.

 

Five Elements Veterinary Care is a house-call based, complementary veterinary medicine practice serving the DC Metro area. Dr. Meagan Duffy provides compassionate, personalized Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine treatment to your beloved companion in the comfort of your home. Dr. Duffy is certified in veterinary acupuncture (CVA), as well as Tui-Na, or Chinese medical massage (CVTP) by the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, and is continuing studies in herbal therapy.

 

 

Dog Walking Services
  • “Our walker has become one of Tobey’s favorite people. We love her notes to us, and appreciate her love and care towards our beloved pet.”
    - Tobey’s parents
  • “We love our dog walker. He has been great for our dogs and gives me peace of mind when I have to leave them alone…”
    - Marley and Wylie’s mom
  • “We have been very pleased with DogCentric! Kody likes his walker and the exercise is really important for him (and us).”
    - Kody’s mom
  • “All of your clients are very lucky and everyone that I know in the neighborhood who uses DogCentric speaks glowingly.”
    - Mac’s mom
  • “Our dog walker is great with Duchess and really gets her personality.”
    - Duchess’ parents
  • “Your client focus continues to exceed my expectations and it reinforces the trust I have in you, your business, and your staff.”
    - Brody’s mom
  • “You guys have been GREAT!!! I can’t say enough about how happy I am with your service and Gabby and I love our dog walker!”
    - Gabby’s mom