Becky’s Pet Care New Hours

by Publisher on November 23, 2015 · 0 comments

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Open Longer to Serve You better! Becky’s Pet Care will be open from 10AM-2PM every Saturday and Sunday. We are increasing our hours to serve you better and be more available to your needs. As a reminder, 365 days a year, we also do a 7PM check of our systems to note any cancellations for the following day, which are cancelled without a fee and also check for emergencies.



We are Thankful!

by Publisher on November 20, 2015 · 0 comments

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This November is the month to be thankful and  we are so thankful
for awesome employees!

Becky's Pet Care

This month we celebrate:

Chris G.-1 year,

Diana M.-13 years,

Lydia N.-4 years,

Daniel S.- 3 years

  Thanks to all of them for their hard work and dedication!

  You all are “Walkstars.”


Northern Virginia Holiday Pet Care

by Publisher on November 10, 2015 · 0 comments

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Have you Booked your Pet Care for the Holidays?

Holidays are busy times for us and for our clients. Please understand that advance scheduling is very important in order for us to provide the best service possible. Give us a call or go online to set up your customized pet care schedule. If you are a new client give us a call at 704-822-0933 and we can get you set up with a pet sitter and a ‪#‎Free‬ in home consultation!‪#‎Beckyspetcare‬

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Becky’s Pet Care Celebrates 17 Years!

by Publisher on November 2, 2015 · 0 comments

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 November 1st, we officially turned 17!

The past 17 years have been an incredible journey growing from a small one-person company to an organization of over 140 pet care professionals which is now the largest pet care company in Northern Virginia! In this season of being grateful and thankful I am extremely appreciative for all my clients and furry friends. I am passionate about what we do and what we represent, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting us with your family pets.

Becky's Pet Care 17th Anniversary


Happy Hillary

by Publisher on October 26, 2015 · 0 comments

in Rescue Monday


Our friends at King Street Cats need your help in finding Hillary a home: 

King Street Cats

Hillary really is becoming a very happy girl. One of our “Single Ladies”, she came to us from another shelter where her time was up and she was anything but happy when she first got here. She needed to be handled very carefully and she really does not like the other cats. But now, while she still wants and needs to be an only kitty, she is learning to trust her caregivers and she looks for belly rubs and head scratches. Such a big step! She just needs the right home to come into her own.

Read more about this cutie at…



Congratulations to another round of our employees who are Pet CPR and First Aid trained.

Becky’s Pet Care offers this special course to all of the employees so that they can respond to any emergencies. 

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Washington D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan area is full of fun spots to take your dog for a walk. Whether you are walking Dog Walkingfor convenience or scenery, Washington D.C. has the perfect spot for you to take your dog for a stroll. No time to enjoy the beautiful scenery living the fast-paced city life? These are great spots for a dog walker to enjoy as well.

Are you hoping to get in touch with nature during your Washington D.C. dog walk? Then you will definitely want to check out Rock Creek Park and its more than 15 miles of running trails. The best territory is mostly north of the National Zoo. One of the top spots for dogs is the meadow at Glover Park (39th Street and W Street NW). It’s a beautiful and serene spot to walk with your pup.

For man-made scenery, try the Mall. It’s not just for tourists! Many locals use this spot as a place to run, and as long as your pup is on a leash he should be fine almost anywhere.  Just don’t try to bring Fido inside the Washington Monument or under the domes of the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials. This 2 mile stretch is the perfect spot for you and your pet to get moving while surrounded by the stunning monuments of Washington D.C. If you are a local D.C. resident, have your dog walker keep the Mall in mind when performing midday or pet sitting duties.

Not located within Washington D.C. city limits? Try some of the other beautiful areas in the metropolitan area. Walk your dog through nearby Old Town Alexandria and board the Canine Cruise at the Alexandria City Marina (3 Cameron St.). It sometimes sells out, so make sure you book early. Dogs get a free ride! The captain brings his dogs aboard so your furry friends will have a partner at sea! There are blocks of beautiful mid-century houses, lined with flowering trees and stunning garden displays. Walk along King Street for the best of Old Town, and be sure to check out the Old Towne School for Dogs for high end dog treats and toys.

The Mount Vernon Trail is a multi-use trail that’s a great place to walk Fido in Alexandria! While it is a popular trail, and you will want to be aware of the foot and bike traffic coming in and out of Washington D.C., it is still a gorgeous and convenient spot for a dog walk. Try going in the early morning on the weekends, or just before dusk.

Are you looking for a place that will allow your dog to frolic off leash? Try the Shirlington Dog Park in Arlington, VA. You can take your dog for a swim or let him run free in the open spaces set aside for the park. Many of the restaurants in Shirlington allow dogs in their outdoor seating, so cool off with a drink or snack while you pup rests at your knees.

No matter what part of Washington D.C. you live or visit there is a perfect, scenic and convenient place to take your dog on an invigorating stroll.


Becky O’Neil is the owner of Becky’s Pet Care, one of the largest pet care companies in Virginia. She has been walking and sitting for dogs since 1998.





Becky’s Pet Care October Employees

by Publisher on October 6, 2015 · 0 comments

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We love our loyal and dedicated employees. In October,  we would like to recognize the following employees on their anniversary with Becky’s Pet Care.

They truly love what they do and we love having them part of our team: Becky's Pet Care

Mark F. -2 years

Samuel H. -1 year

Jo Anne H. -8 years

Allison G. -2 years

Patrice L. -7 years

Jeremy M. – 1 year

Sara M.-1 year

Debbie M.-1 year


Catnip Recipe

by Publisher on September 28, 2015 · 0 comments

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Halloween is coming up and why not make your kitty and special catnip treat!  

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You can find catnip at most pet stores, and many of the other ingredients in this recipe will hopefully be in your pantry!


  • 1 teaspoon dried catnip
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 small, finely grated carrot
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon grated cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Combine catnip, bread crumbs, meat, carrot, cheese, and brewer’s yeast in a bowl
  • Add the egg and tomato paste and mix well
  • Roll the mixture into small – sized balls and put on a lightly greased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the treats are brown and firm
  • Cool them completely and store in an airtight container and put in the refrigerator



Senior Dog – Diet

by Publisher on September 23, 2015 · 0 comments

in Health and Wellness,Wellness Wednesday

As your Senior dog ages, his diet may need to be changed. A dog that is older may have trouble chewing hard dog food because of older teeth. dog-916099_640He many need more water and liquid in his diet. Or he many just be pickier in his old age :) A great food suggestion for a senior dog would be to switch over to canned food. The added moisture in the canned dog food can help the dog to stay hydrated. You can also add some fresh food into the mix:

  • Lean meats
  • Eggs
  • Dairy (yogurt, cottage cheese)
  • Sardines
  • Certain fruits and veggies. (stay away from grapes and raisins)

Too  much of a good thing can upset his stomach. So be mindful of how your dog reacts.