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El Cerrito Dog Walkers

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Pete's Dog Behavior Training
4.7
from 83 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jean S.
Verified review

Pete quickly assessed where our slightly out of control dog was and our methods or dealing with her behaviors..His suggestions were helpful and his manner was very positive. We look forward to working with Pete towards the goal of a more controlled dog with whom we can walk on the trails close to our home ..

Marina's Pet Service
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay M.
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Marina has become an extension of our family, taking in our shy dog Ralphie and helping him feel comfortable and calm in her house. She takes Ralphie on playful walks, makes sure he is taken care of (treats?!), and is a gem to communicate with. We're so grateful to have connected on Thumbtack!

Your Critter Companions
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Brad K.
Verified review

I am very pleased with my experience with Your Critter Companions. My dog, Charlie, has really taken to Michael and Shana, who walk him. I highly recommend Your Critter Companions!

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Nick Maimone PROJECTS
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew C.
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Nick was great about walking me through each step of the process for this project. As someone who doesn’t know much about installing a wall, it’s was nice to have it explained (and sometimes re-explained!) He also provided a few different options to leave it up to us to choose how much we wanted the project to cost. Nick’s timeline estimate was very accurate, and am very happy with the finished product!

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Nu Pawspective
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dianne G.
Verified review

We have been sending our dog to Susan at Nu Pawspective for about a year now. Susan is an intelligent trainer with a "dog whisperer" instinct for dogs. Our dog loves going with Susan every day and always comes home exhausted and happy. We are thankful to have someone whom we trust to care for our dog as much as Susan does.

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Dog Tales Pet Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie W.
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Gerardo and Julio are run an excellent job walking company. They are super professional, organized, and friendly and are authentic about caring about and for dogs - they are skilled at dog walking and run their business like professionals.

Who's Training Who?
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Eryn G.
Verified review

Debbie is AMAZING! She walks or takes my dogs to the dog park 2 times a week and shes amazing. My dogs LOVE her. I usually get text message updates or pictures and she is always so fast to respond via text! Couldn't do it without her!

Pride & Groom / Aqua Doggie
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Angelique P.
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Angela is a fun, quirky lady who really cares about your pup. My little pupper, Rufus, needed a haircut badly, but I could not get an appointment this week or drop him off to his regular groomer in the Fillmore next week. Angela made a house call yesterday and lugged all her gear to my apartment to give my dog a bath and haircut. I offered to help her since she went out of her way and didn’t have her regular assistant with her (also, it would have taken forever!) and let me tell you, if “assistant” grooming is that hard I can only imagine how exhausting the actual grooming is! With me helping her it took a little over 2 hours and it’s not like she took breaks or dragged anything on – my dog, a 22 pound Shih-Poo - took about 2 hours and 25 minutes for: nails, ears, glands, bathing, blow drying and a haircut. She really gets in there and makes sure the paws are on point. She is meticulous in her method and takes the time to assess what the best course of action is for your dog’s haircut. She switches blades often, making sure that she can get rid of matted fur without compromising your dog’s look or safety. Angela was super caring with Rufus, much like how I act with him. I would definitely recommend her skills!

Erika's pet care
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Trisha L.
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Erika is absolutely amazing with my senior golden retriever. Hope loves Erika because she is loving, cautious and very observant of my dog's needs. I am very picky about who I allow to walk my dog due to her health concerns. Erika takes her time and makes sure that all of Hope's needs are taking care of including change of water, and cleaning up any of Hope's "you know what" on our patio. I cannot recommend this young lady enough. Her gracious and calm personality make her highly valuable. She is absolutely dependable and listens to all of the directives I gave her about Hope. Hire her, and do not let her get away, you will not be sorry.

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4 Paws Concierge
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Krystal responded to my inquiry right away and has been flexible about my very special needs dog (old and set in his ways). I'm excited to work with 4 Paws.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda S.
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Helen has been walking our Goldendoodle 4 days a week since she was 3months old. She is now 8 months. We needed someone to come to our house who we trusted and walk our dog for a half hour until we returned home from work. Not only was she trustworthy but we came to really enjoy the photos she would send us and the notes she would text us about her experience that day with CURRY! Our dog is so happy to see her each day and we leave the house knowing she will have a good day! Helen is a wonderful young lady and we are lucky to have found her.

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lucia M.
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Tina has been very methodical in getting to know our pup well before taking her to the dog parks. She is responsible and always communicates with which I appreciate as it feels like she is looking out for my pup as much as I am.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kenna Z.
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Simona will be the first person I call when I need someone to watch Smiles! She will also be the first person I recommend to friends. Right before I left for the weekend, Smiles began throwing up. I let Simona know I was nervous about leaving her, but she assured me everything would be alright. Simona came earlier than I had asked to take Smiles to the vet with me so she knew exactly how to treat her while I was gone! Throughout the weekend, Simona gave me updates on Smiles, but did not overwhelm me with texts. Smiles was back to her healthy self when I got home despite being sick when I left! I really appreciated Simona's concern and care for my dog like she was her own!

PUPPY LOVE
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah B.
Verified review

Jenny is a fabulous pet sitter. She regularly walks our dog and routinely house sits for us when we go on trips. Our pets absolutely adore her and I have no worries about either my house or my pets when I have her house sitting for us. I highly recommend Jenni!

Pam's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Veronique S.
Verified review

Pam took excellent care of our 3 dogs: she walked, fed, brushed them and administered eye drops to one of them. She also demonstrated initiative in the house and kept in touch with me the whole time. I highly recommend her as a dog sitter and will definitely use her services again in the future. She is a trustworthy person, her prices are reasonable and I am glad I found her on Thumbtack!

City Tails SF
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Frances V.
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Gail has been walking our dog Val for about 6-7 months now and she is fantastic! I can't say enough about Gail's attentiveness, reliability, and great communication. We have had previous dog walkers an Gail is by far the best. She frequently sends pictures or videos of the day's walk, which is really thoughtful. She is also very flexible and works with us and our schedule. We originally had Gail come a few days a week, but we are so happy she now comes Monday through Friday. It's clear she really cares about the dogs she works with and wants to make sure they're happy. If you're looking for a reliable, trustworthy, and thoughtful dog walker, contact Gail!

Adam's Pet Care
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Denise L.
Verified review

Adam was amazing with our dog Ella, both when he house sat for us and when he walks her from time to time. When Adam comes to the door Ella immediately is over the moon excited and knows exactly where to go and sit after she is done saying hello.... yes you got it, next to his car so she can go for a ride and a hike. Adam also surprised me when I got home by having the sheets from the bed he slept in while he was house sitting all washed, folded and sitting on the end of the bed. What a delight not to need to clean up after a house sitter. I give Adam "4 Paws Up"

  • 34 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deanne P.
Verified review

My dogs LOVE Vanessa and that is the most important thing! She gives them lots of personal attention and I know they are in good hands when she is with them. Vanessa is always professional and punctual and her rates are very reasonable. Excellent pet sitter!

Fit Dog Theory
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole S.
Verified review

My husband and I have been working with Gabby for several months now and could not be happier with the dog walking services she provides. Our dog Dexter absolutely loves her. Dexter always returns from his walks happy and tuckered out. Gabby is professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. She responds very quickly to emails and phone calls and has been invaluable in helping us train Dexter to pull less on his leach during walks. Thank you Gabby for all you do for Dexter!

Rebecca (Equal Affection)
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Mimi J.
Verified review

Jared is a very easygoing, responsible and caring person. We feel very safe to leave our baby Munchkin with him. Our dog isn't so friendly but Jared's charm and kindness gave Munchkin and us comfort and a warm touch. Jared is our go to dog sitter! -Al, Mimi & Munchkin <3

Dogs Love To Walk
2.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Professional, Experienced, Dogtec dog Academy Trained I love the work that I do! I really bond with the dogs and like being outdoors and playing with them! It is very satisfying knowing that my clients have really appreciated my work and seeing how excited and happy the dogs are when I pick them up for their walks!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

How much do dog walkers charge?

The cost of dog walking depends on several factors including length and frequency of dog walks, the number of dogs on the walk, distance to your house, and any additional services you request. The national average cost range for a dog walk is $10-$20, but that price will vary based on where you live in the country and the regional cost of living and doing business. 

The longer the dog walk, the higher your costs will be. Dog walkers offer a range of walk lengths, from 15-minute potty breaks to long hikes of 120 minutes or more. For example, a dog walker may charge $15 for a 15-minute walk and $35 for a 35-minute walk. Requesting that your dog be the only animal on the walk will typically mean a higher cost than if you permit your dog to be walked in a pack of dogs. You may be able to get a discounted rate if you have more than one dog to be walked. For example, a professional dog walker may charge $28 for one dog or $33 for two dogs on a 60-minute walk. If you need additional help — like feeding the dogs or giving them medication — dog walkers may be able to provide this service at an additional fee. Dog walkers may charge higher rates for walking your dogs on holidays. 

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