ABOUT US

Kim’s Urban Hounds LLC provides busy pet owners in Fairfax, Oakton, Vienna, Chantilly, Reston and surrounding areas with experienced and professional dog walking and pet care. Our services range from daily dog walks, vacation visits, and cat/small animal care, to House Checks, Pet Taxi Services and Veterinary Visits. 

\We specialize in giving flexible, caring and detailed custom care to pets, whether for a day or on a regular basis. We know that our animals are an important and loved part of our families, and we are dedicated to providing excellent service for the peace of mind of pet parents.

Backup sitters mean your visit always happens

Each client is assigned a team which means that we are able to provide a backup sitter in case the assigned sitter is delayed on a prior pet care visit with a sick pet, gets a flat tire, or if they themselves are out sick or need a day or two off. We coordinate the backup care to ensure your pet gets the care you expect, and if your pet needs to meet new sitters ahead of time, we will arrange for an introduction before a new backup is needed.

Experienced managers step in when needed

Kim is an experienced animal caregiver, and will assist sitters in case of emergencies or in unusual situations. Always a text or call away, she can provide advice, meet the sitter on the job if an extra pair of hands or eyes is needed, and ensure that owners are notified of any issues. Our sitters and clients appreciate the extra and knowledgeable layer of support that our team provides.

Proactive attention to details

Our sitters and managers get to know your and your pets’ routine, and notice if things are out of the ordinary. Is Fido feeling less energetic than usual? We will let you know. Accident in the house? We clean it up as best as possible. Running low on grain or dog food over an extended vacation? We will pick up more.  

As the heart of our business, all members  of our dog walking and pet sitting service team are experienced pet owners and care providers. Each team member is covered by the company Bonding and Insurance policy, and has passed a national criminal background check and completed a Pet First Aid and CPR course. It is in our and your pet’s best interest to provide a trustworthy caregiver, so we offer flexible schedules and competitive pay to attract and retain the most qualified, reliable, and stable team of walkers and sitters.

Kim’s Urban Hounds, LLC is licensed in Fairfax County, based in Fairfax VA, and is insured and bonded by Kennel Pro Insurance.

Kim Davis

Responding to Northern Virginia’s continuing need for professional pet care services, Kim Davis founded Kim’s Urban Hounds, LLC. in her small two-bedroom condo in 2015. Kim was a one-woman show, running the operation as sole proprietor and sole employee. Thanks to her strict professional standards and knack for hiring devoted animal lovers, Kim’s Urban Hounds rapidly expanded and grew to offering care to over 130 clients.  

Along the road to this amazing success, Kim cultivated a formidable expertise in small business ownership, including personnel management, systemization, marketing, business planning and development, and human resources, all in a concerted effort to render her business interactions efficient and effective for employees and clients alike.

Now a leader in the pet care industry, Kim’s Urban Hounds is committed to ongoing quality service to our two and four-legged clients.

As a new client, you will have a meet and greet with Kim Davis, the owner, or an experienced team member. She will meet with you and your pets, review their routine, and determine the best match among our sitters for your primary and back up caregivers. You will be asked to provide us with access to your home in the form of two keys or one key and one of the following: key in a lockbox, a keypad code, or a garage door code. Upon booking a regular (on-going) midday walk schedule, we can provide a lockbox free of charge, or you can purchase one from us for $15. Once the paperwork is completed, you’ll be set up in our system and given access to your personal client portal.

Kim manages the business daily, working with the entire team to ensure that they have everything they need to do their daily visits: keys, pet care instructions, special notes for the day. Using an app, all team members can see their schedules for the day complete with Addresses, Special Request Notes, Pet Information (including feeding and medication requirements), and phone numbers. Our sitters use the app to check-in and out of a visit and to mark it as complete and add notes for the office and notes for the client as needed.

The check-ins and completions are monitored throughout the day so we can ensure everyone is running on time. If team members need planned time off or run into a last minute problem (like a flat tire), Kim will coordinate with other team members to ensure a backup walker is scheduled and your pets’ visit is completed. You will also receive a text or email post-visit Report Card after each visit, adding to your confidence that your pets have been take care of.

As a client, you can review your schedule, request additional services and cancel services through the client portal. You can also reach out via text or email to our office as well as send a message directly to the assigned walker for the day. We encourage use of the portal to ensure tracking of a request from the time it was made all the way to its completion and billing. Clients can review past services, see the status of requests, review notes made in past visits by sitters, and review invoices and pay online.

 

The Loudoun Pet Sitting Co. thanks all the wonderful companies and organizations that work to make life better for all the pets in Loudoun County!

PetConnect Rescue   https://www.petconnectrescue.org/

Save the Tails  http://www.savethetails.org/sttlisa/Home.html

Middleburg Humane Foundation   https://www.middleburghumane.org/    

Loudoun County Animal Services    https://www.loudoun.gov/animals

Loudoun County Humane Society   https://humaneloudoun.org/

The Gingersnap Girls   http://www.gingersnapgirls.org/

Equine Rescue League   https://www.equinerescueleague.org/

Davis Equine   https://www.facebook.com/pg/DavisEquineVets/about/

Blue Ridge Veterinary Clinic   https://blueridgevets.com/

Piedmont Equine Practice   https://piedmontequinepractice.com/

Meet Our Professional Team

 

Kim D

Owner, Dog Walker, Cat & Small Animal Care, Pet Sitter

Owner, Dog Walker, Cat & Small Animal Care, Pet Sitter

My name is Kim Davis and I am the sole proprietor and top dog of Kim’s Urban Hounds. My love for animals began at a very early age and it is what sparked me to enter the wonderful world of Dog Walking & Pet Care. There hasn’t been a time in my life when pets weren’t a part of it. Pets are my passion! Today I am a proud pet Mom to 5 dogs; all of which are rescues from various Rescue Organizations. They are my heart and soul and have me wrapped around their little paws. My heart also belongs to two cats; one that was rescued from a vet clinic and a second one who was born in a barn.

I understand the importance of trusting someone to care for your “kids”. Over the years, friends and family have entrusted their precious pets in my care because they trusted my abilities and knew that I would treat their pets as I would my own. Spending my days with cats and dogs is the ultimate job and most days it is kind of hard to even call it a “job.” Dog Walking and Pet sitting is my profession, my livelihood and my business.

Brandon - Pet Sitter Dog Walker

Brandon N.

Dog Walker, Cat & Small Animal Care, Pet Sitter

Dog Walker, Cat & Small Animal Care, Pet Sitter

Hey my name is Brandon Nedved and pets have been a big part of my life ever since I was a kid. I have always loved the idea of having a pet companion and the love and loyalty they bring. My first pet ever was a bearded dragon named bobo.

As bobo grew older my love for pets grew stronger. I have always enjoyed animals and watching their natural behavior so when I was old enough to start working, I jumped on any opportunity involving animals.

The joy they bring is nothing like anything in this world that it can be compared to. I now have my weeks filled with joy working with animals day in and out.

Brandon - Pet Sitter Dog Walker

Tremell M

Dog Walker, Cat & Small Animal Care, Pet Sitter

Dog Walker, Cat & Small Animal Care, Pet Sitter

Hello! My name is Tremell and I’m a proud animal lover as well as a proud staff member for ‘Kim’s Urban Hound.’ I have a dog, Golden Retriever and pit mix, named Sparky and he’s been in my life for about 7 years. My family got him while he was a puppy and through the years he is known to be the life of the party. Raising Sparky showed me the importance of having patience, it showed me just how smart dogs are, and it showed me how to be responsible.

I am currently in school studying business along with communications. My plan is to use my platform to help the unheard be heard in a peaceful way. I also really enjoy volunteering, I really believe that we as a people can get things done if we unite and help others. In my free time, I do just about anything that can help me express myself artistically whether that be art, poetry, photography etc.

Andrew Dog Walker

Andrew M.

Dog Walker, Cat & Small Animal Care

Dog Walker, Cat & Small Animal Care

Hi! My name is Andrew McClellan, and I just started recently as a dog walker for Kim’s Urban Hounds. I am currently a student at Virginia Tech. I have always been around pets since I was a baby. From Labrador Retrievers to Bearded Dragon lizards, I have owned a variety of pets. Right now, I currently own a sweet and kind German Shepherd mix named Ana.

Over the past several years I have volunteered for a non-profit called Veterans Moving Forward, which trains service dogs for veterans who are disabled or suffer from PTSD. I take care of service dogs in training while their owners are away from home.

I hope I get the opportunity to take care of your pets!

Julie H. Dog Walker

Julie H.

Cat & Small Animal Care, Pet Sitter

Cat & Small Animal Care, Pet Sitter

Hi! I’m Julie and I’ve been walking dogs for my entire life! I’ve always loved animals and being outdoors. My mom has always had allergies, so my favorite part about going to my friend’s houses when I was younger was getting to play with their pets!

I respect animals and never want them to feel uncomfortable or scared. So I like to let them lead the walk and go where they want, and I will follow. 🙂

Your pet will be safe with me!

Grace Dog Walker

Grace G

Dog Walker, Cat & Small Animal Care

Dog Walker, Cat & Small Animal Care

From the time I was born I have loved and been loved by pets. I was told that our cat, Bootsie, used to get in the crib and curl up with me when I was a baby. That set the stage for a lifelong love of animals. Throughout my life I have had many pets, including dogs, cats, parakeets, fish, and even a turtle. I currently have two cats that I am proud to serve as their personal slave.

My love for pets eventually led me to start my own pet sitting company in 2009. I mainly provided care to dogs and cats, but occasionally took care of birds, lizards, fish, and a rabbit. I provided pet care service, dog walks throughout the day, and overnight service in the client’s homes. After several years I closed my pet sitting business, and joined the team at Kim’s Urban Hounds in August of 2019.

Now I mainly provide service as a mid-day dog walker. I view pets as a member of the family not just as a dog or cat.