About the Unleashed Pet in Alexandria VA
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Our Story

Why Use Us

  • Bonded, Insured & Licensed
  • Certified in First Aid & CPR
  • Continuity of Service
  • Experience dealing with all types of pet personalities
  • Gold Standard Training
  • Staff pass background checks
  • Vet Recommended

Benefits of Our Service

  • Behavioral Issues are remedied
  • Exposure to illness minimized
  • Home appears lived in
  • Keep pet's routine
  • Less stress for your pet
  • Pet comfortable in familiar surroundings
  • Real Time Communication
  • Receiving personal 1 on 1 attention

Mission Statement

To achieve the perfect blend of knowledge, compassion and transparency assuring the most comprehensive in-home pet care to our Northern Virginia pets! We are Taking the Lead!

Who We Are

We are a local, woman owned pet care service providing in-home pet sitting and dog walking to our community for the past 10 years. We care for dogs, cats, exotics and pocket pets. Being licensed, insured and bonded, with a staff of 7-10 thoroughly vetted employees that service between 125-200 active clients. Providing our staff with a rigorous training program, that continues through their tenure, enables us to provide comprehensive care to each of our clients. We employee a redundancy of GPS technology allowing for transparent service and safety for your home, pets and our staff. With the perfect blend of knowledge, compassion and technology; we are taking the lead!

About the founder

Christy Castro, a NOVA native, founded The Unleashed Pet in 2012 to fill the need for transparent, professional in-home pet care with accountability. With SPOTCheck, our proprietary phone app, in hand she spent the next years gaining perspective as the care provider rather than the care receiver! This perspective was essential when building oversight and redundant transparency systems. By successfully filling the need, The Unleashed Pet flourished and continues to flourish today. We are, Taking the Lead!


Our Edge...

 We are taking the lead with our uncompromising standards, expertise and use of technology.

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Our Staff...

Our walkers receive gold standard training, including fear free handling and positive reinforcement. We utilize doorway management and other safety best practices while your pet is in our charge. We will give them a head to tail once over and check the main floor of your home to ensure nothing is out of place.

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We have GPS redundancy providing 3 verification methods; for the safety of your home, pet, our staff as well as transparency of service.

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Service Area...

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