Playful Paws

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Services

Midlothian, VA 23114

Pet sitting & dog walking

Playful Paws’ Owner, Daniela, is reliable, trustworthy and flexible – and available to meet all of your pet sitting and dog walking needs. 


  • Are you a busy professional that needs someone
    to provide 1, 2 or 3 walks a day for your dog?​
  • Are you planning a day trip, an overnighter,
    a weekend getaway or an extended vacation?

Daniela is available throughout the year, including weekends and holidays, to provide professional pet-care services for all of your furry friends.


What I do

My Services

Dog walking services

ONE walk/day:

$15 (add’l dog $10/walk)


TWO walks/day: $24 ($10 each)
THREE walks/day: $30 ($10 each)


Additional services are available [i.e., pet taxi ($15),
baths for small pets ($10), toe nail trim ($5), etc.] – just ask!

Pet Sitting Services: Dogs

Day Rate for one dog (at Daniela’s house):  $25 

Additional dog:  $15/day
Half day rates are not available
First time customer discount:  $5

Day Rate  for one dog (at your house)*:  $33

additional dog:  $20/day
I am available to visit your house 2x/day to feed, exercise & play with your dog(s)
Overnight stays are also an option, on an as needed basis
First time customer discount:  $5


Want help adopting or rescuing a pet?
I can help. I provide recommendations on where and how to adopt pets in your local area. $10


Want a specific breed but aren’t sure which one is right for your family? I can help by doing in-depth breed research, identifying breeds that may meet your families’ needs best and where the local/closest breeders are. $20


Day Rate for one cat (at Daniela’s house):  $10

additional cat:  $8.00/day

Half day rates are not available

First time customer discount:  $2.50

Day Rate for one cat (at your house)*:  $15
additional cat:  $8.00
I am available to visit your house 1x/day to feed and play with your cat(s)
Overnight stays are also an option, on an as needed basis
First time customer discount:  $2.50


*Mail retrieval and plant watering is included

We have had Daniela watch our pets on several occasions over the past three years, including some trips that were a week or longer.  She has had to administer medication to our dog on occasion and always is willing to do whatever needs to be done with either pet.  We have always been very pleased.  Our pets seem content and well-cared for when we get home.  Daniela really seems to bond with the animals she watches, which makes it very easy to leave our pets with her when we go out of town.  

We would recommend Daniela to anyone that is looking for a competent, caring pet sitter!


I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the care that you gave to my ten year old golden retriever and one year old yorkie who had never been left alone. I know they felt very comfortable in your home. Daniela you were awesome in every way from feeding, hugs, letting Darby move his bed into your room and giving Sasha plenty of outside fun and time to chase Teek.  They felt right at home and you treated them like family.  I never worried at all. 

Thank you for being such a great caregiver to my pets.


You can certainly rely on Daniela for the absolute best care for your pet. She quickly made fast friends with my kitty (not always the easiest thing) and cared for her as if she were her own. Prior to her first visit, Daniela came by twice to get to know Seuss and asked all the right questions – some I would never have thought of.

I cannot imagine a more loving and responsible pet-sitter. 

I would be happy to talk with prospective clients.

Tracy, Charter Colony

I found Daniela thru our Charter Colony newsletter several years ago and highly recommend her services. 

My dog, Zoe, is always excited to see that’s where we are going and greets Daniela and her pets warmly. I never worry when I am out of town as I know Zoe is in good hands.

Janet, Charter Colony

What Drives me

My Mission

I am completely dedicated to the happiness and well being of your pets. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your beloved dogs are getting the love, attention, and exercise they need to keep them happy and healthy. I understand that dogs and cats are very important family members and I will treat them with care and respect as if they were my own. You can trust me to provide a safe and dependable service for you and all of your pets.

About Daniela

Daniela has a great passion for animals and has two pets of her own: Copper (the dog!) and Teek (the cat!). She founded her pet sitting/dog walking business in 1998 in order to share her love for animals with others. Her clients are primarily return clients who appreciate her honesty, reliability and affection for their pets. She is also an avid reader and enjoys many outdoor activities, often accompanied by Copper.

She is Pet CPR & First Aid certified.