A big thanks to our wonderful clients who’ve taken the time to share their thoughts and experiences with us!
My husband and I have been using Run My Dog for approximately 6 months. Working with Robbyn (the owner) and Jensine (our wonderful walker) has been a joy. Jensine is great and I’d highly recommend her. We can tell she really loves our pups (a large rambunctious lab puppy and a smaller, quieter poodle-mix) and she has done a great job teaching our puppy to walk on a leash. I really can’t say enough about Jensine. We recently changed our frequency of walks because my husband is home earlier than we expected and we waited about a month to decrease because we knew our dogs would miss Jensine!!
I’ll mention that I had a ton of trouble getting responses from dog walkers in the Alexandria area and Robbyn was quick and easy to get on the phone. Set-up of service, payment, and service itself is painless and smooth, which is really positive. I don’t want to have to think or worry about my dog walker, honestly, and Robbyn and Jensine made that a reality. Laura S. for Boomer and Beau
I have dealt with several dog walkers but nobody is as professional as Robbyn and RunMyDog. My elderly parents desperately needed someone to take their standard poodle out for a run every other day to tire him out. He was not yet 3-yrs old and had lots of energy to expel. Robbyn worked with “Barney” for over 7 months. And not only were we grateful, but our dog was a happier one. Robbyn showed up every morning on time and chatted a bit with my mom, then off she went with the dog. She uses a safety leash around her waist, so there is no chance of the dog getting away from her. She also mapped her runs every single time and emailed them to me to show the distance and route and speed– I appreciated her thoroughness. She is truly a professional in a world where it seems harder to find people who work hard and are passionate about their job! Thank you Robbyn and RunMyDog!! Lisa L. for Barney
After moving back to VA from off-leash wonderland California, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a dog walking service in VA – but then I met Robbyn. RunMyDog was able to provide a veritable feast of options; running with my dog and/or walking her, pet sitting etc. I hired Robbyn to run and walk my 9 year old yellow lab while I recovered from foot surgery and she was so attentive, helpful and simply wonderful with my doggy (and me!) that she is still my go-to dog person. Robbyn treats my dog like she is one of her own dogs. Robbyn was more attentive and kind to my dog’s arthritis than I was. I love the small touches with her service – filling the doggy water bowl and wiping the soggy doggy paws. Robbyn is one of a kind – I trust her completely with my fur babies any day! Barbra H. for Izzy and Goose
I have been thoroughly impressed with Robbyn and Run My Dog. After each walk, I receive an email informing me of the time of the walk, along with my dog’s demeanor and what she did on the walk — super helpful. I find her prices to be competitive and her service top notch. Would recommend Run My Dog without hesitation. Robin L. for Lexi
Robbyn at RunMyDog.org is a fantastic dog sitter. We found her on rover.com, and she did an outstanding job caring for our three dogs while we were on vacation. We have a westie, a Bassett hound, and an afghanistan rescue shepherd and she exercised them all, fed them, cared for a digestive issue, and generally just loved our dogs in a way that makes us want to call her again soon. I trust Robbyn completely with our pets and she goes above and beyond. You cannot pay someone to care the way Robbyn does, she is special, and we highly recommend her. She runs triathlons, so she enjoys exercising them and she just has a great way with dogs. When we returned home after a week, our pups were calm and happy and a little tired, which showed us how much time Robbyn had spent with them. Highest possible rating for RunMyDog.org.. thanks Robbyn! James J. for Molly, Lilly, and Sally
I felt very confident that Chewy was in great hands. I hope that you are available next time we leave town. Chewy seemed very happy when I picked him up! Thanks Robbyn!! Sunny & Rob K. for Chewy
Robbyn is the greatest. We are so grateful and happy we found her. She can certainly handle even the most challenging of situations.. we have two very demanding German Shepherds and she handled them like a champ. We would recommend her to anyone and we are definitely going to use her again in the future. Thanks again Robbyn. Joshua L. for Pax and Kai
Robbyn let our boston terrier out for a walk and fed her two days when we were unable to be home in the evening, and she was great! She sent us updates both days to let us know she stopped by and played/ran with the dog so she could release some energy from being inside all day! Christine P. for Roxy
Robbyn was great. Landry was with her for a week and came back equal parts happy and exhausted. We will use Robbyn again without hesitation. Eben P. for Landry
Robbyn was a phenomenal host for our puppy Riley. She went way above and beyond in caring for him. We were in a bind around the Christmas holiday having to travel and Robbyn was able to squeeze him in on short notice and for a full week. She sent lots of photos to keep us up to date and notes as well. Riley is just a pup and has a ton of energy…but Robbyn and her dogs were up to the challenge. He came home happy and tired. And a little better behaved too! (Robbyn worked with him a bit while we were away.) I highly recommend Robbyn for your dog. She’s fantastic! Brandon M, for Riley
Jackie stayed overnight with Robbyn and her dogs and one other guest dog. Robbyn started the visit by taking Jackie on a good long walk with one of her dogs (Archer the Min Pin) and afterward helped her to settle in with the other pups. She gave us email and photo updates of how Jackie was settling in. Jackie was pretty relaxed in the pics, and perfectly calm now that she’s back home with us. We were impressed with Robbyn’s ability to manage our dog and her dogs so that all the pups felt happy and safe. We would definitely call on Robbyn for another stay for Jackie and feel comfortable leaving her there for a longer time.
Helen K. for Jackie
Robbyn helped us out when we lost power for a few days earlier this month. She was flexible, accomodating and a great host for Landry. We will continue to use her and to recommend her to others. Eben P. for Landry
Robbyn has taken care of my two girls on two seperate occassions now and I couldn’t be happier. She is attentative to their needs and is just great when she takes care of them. I also love that she sends pictures of the dogs with her while I am away and emails me updates as to how they are doing. Robbyn really is great, I don’t trust my two best friends with just anyone but I will always trust them with her. I can’t recommend her enough and as my job requires me to travel often I plan on being her client onward in to the future! Adam B. for Anella and Izzy
Our labrador retriever is a habitual fence climber so we decided to have Robbyn at RunMyDog.org (whom we found on dogvacay.com) tire him out. Robbyn went above and beyond and gave us a full report about her time with our pup including running times, distance, map of run, and speed including some very cute bonus pictures. We have only used Robbyn once but we’re so impressed we will be using her services in the future and have already set up a weekend for petsitting! Sarah G. for Hudson and Leila
Robbyn was great! I have two young dogs, a two year old Lab/Pit and a two year old GSD, who can be a real handful at times. The lab requires 100% of my energy/attention and the GSD is afraid of his own shadow and warms up very slowly to new people. So when I was searching for a dog sitter/walker, I was afraid that they wouldn’t want to take on the challenge. But Robbyn was great and instantly recognized the issues that I mentioned with my dogs. With the amount of experience she has, I’m sure she’s seen all kinds of different dog personalities and mine were, refreshingly, not the first time she’s come across such dogs. This was my first time using Dog Vacay or a dog walker and Robbyn was great with sending me updates throughout the weekend to let me know how the walks were going. It sounded like they were having a great time and I’m sure my dogs were sad to see her leave but I’m sure they’ll see her again. I’m out of town at least once a month and I’ll definitely be using Robbyn again in the future on a regular basis. James M. for Deimos and Phobos