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Encinitas Dog Walkers

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  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Bill S.
Verified review

Excellent service !! Unfortunately my dog just passed away but the owner and one of her employees came by and did a meet and greet before taking care of my dog while I was out of country and they gave him a toy that he kept near by till his last day..

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Just Four Paws, Inc.
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
Verified review

Melissa is very accessible. Her and her staff have done an outstanding job with my dogs. I can rest assured my dogs are in great hands when Just Four Paws is walking my little guys.

Peace Love and Walks
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie P.
Verified review

We only had two weeks to find a dog walking before leaving for 16 days. I used Thumbtack to get some leads. Meg, who owns Peace Love and Walks, responded immediately and we set up an appt. She came out to meet us and Molly. She was professional as well as friendly and helpful. Her price for walking is very competitive and fair. We really liked her background in working in veterinary clinics and her reviews of her dog walking. She and Molly hit it off right from the start. She came to our house every day we were gone and walked, fed, and played with Molly. She sent us emails and pictures of her walks with Molly which made us feel good about our choice of dog walker. Our trip was so much more enjoyable since we didn't have to worry about Molly while we were gone. I would highly recommend her.

XOXO Pet Sitting
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Lori L.
Verified review

Jenny was wonderful! She cared for our fragile and elderly little dog like he was her very own kept us informed with texts and video through out our time away. I highly recommend her services.

PROFESSIONAL PET CARE
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie H.
Verified review

Ginny takes care of my pup 4+ times a week! Always on time and goes above and beyond to make sure he is fully taken care of! So thankful to have her to be with my dog!!

Peticularly Perfect
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Kandee C.
Verified review

Really easy to work with! Very responsive to our needs. Obviously love our dogs! Send adorable photos at each visit. I feel very confident allowing Peticularly Perfect in our home, and to take care of our prized possessions--our dogs. After finding them on Thumbtack, will not look any further for our dog sitting needs.

Heather's Pet Sitting & More
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Rayanne F.
Verified review

We recently moved to Valley Center and needed a dog walker - I found Heather on Thumbtack and I'm so glad I did. She is GREAT! She comes to our house daily to walk our weimaraner - she gives me daily updates (texts/pictures) which is above and beyond. She has been super reliable, trustworthy and is also very accommodating (coming over on the weekend last minute to let my dog out and walk her). I wouldn't think twice about recommending her - just be careful your animals might love her more than they love you!! Kidding - but she is really THAT good! :)

Paws In Good Care
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly M.
Verified review

Very pleased with the care our pets have received. Stephanie has dog & cat sit our animals .. clip out cat's nails. Would recommend Paws in Good Care to to others and we are now regular customers A+++++

Pet Care in your Home
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Susan P.
Verified review

Janet did a great job watching my German Shepherd and two bunnies. I liked her from the moment I met her because she liked my dog and my dog liked her. My vacation was worry free and I will definitely use her again.

Dog Vibes Only
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy M.
Verified review

Breanna helped our once fearful and skiddish puppy blossom into the now confident and playful dog! Highly recommend!

Mimi's Pet Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Cheri C.
Verified review

Jennifer is wonderful with my dogs. She is always on time. I would definitely recommend her for anyone who needs help walking their dogs. Are any other help with dogs

Desirable Family Pets
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mae L.
Verified review

I heard about Desirable Family Pets from a lady at the dog park, so I felt like it was worth a try. My pug used to be a crazy ball of energy bouncing off walls and now he has learned to calm down enough to listen to what I am saying. I learned from Desirable Family Pets how to communicate with my pug what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior in a positive way. I would definitely recommend Desirable Family Pets to my friends.

Trina’s Pet Sitting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Trina R.
Verified review

Jennifer O. March 12, 2017 VERIFIED STAY Trina has been checking in on my pups while we're at school and work and has been very patient with my dogs who tend to be very leery of new people. She sends me a report on how it went each day, putting my mind at ease and is making progress with my little ones, which I'm sure isn't easy. I really appreciate having her as our doggie-sitter. ============================= Laura D. February 1, 2017 VERIFIED STAY We're so glad we found Trina! With three dogs and a cat, it's been hard to find quality in-house pet care in Vallejo, but Trina was wonderful. We felt completely at ease having her stay in our home and the animals clearly think she's the best. We are certain we will be using Trina again in the future. ============================== Susan F. December 19, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina did a home visit for our older hound. He is a lover, but can be very picky when it comes to eating. Trina spent lots of time with him and even got him to eat! She spent the extra time to clean up after him, and wrote us a lovely note detailing how he did with her while we were gone. We feel very comfortable using Trina, and look forward to using her in the future. ============================== Teresa B. July 21, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina was a wonderful help when I went on vacation and had no one to watch my two shiba inus. She was prompt and very professional in responding. Very accommodating with regards to my dogs needs as well as mine. She was very sweet to my two little children when meeting them. The dogs were in good spirits upon my return and I could tell they were well cared for. I appreciate that she let me know each time she was at the house, and it was exactly what we agreed on. She also brought in my mail and ensured the house was intact, in addition the house was how I left it upon my return. I would strongly recommend her to anyone needing care for their animals and I will be calling on her again! Thank you Trina. ================================ Ben S. July 19, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina is WONDERFUL! We left our two dogs with Trina to be sat for two nights while we went Rafting & Camping, and then to an event in San Francisco the next day. The dogs ABSOLUTELY loved her! She has a 10 year old Boxer named Max, and Cash, my partners tiny little 5lb. Chihuahua, hung with his new buddy on Trina's living room couch. Tilly, my 12lb. Jack/Pom mix adores Trina as well, and loves going on walks with Max. PERFECT SITUATION for us -- Trina lives about 2 minutes away from us, and she also agreed to take the dogs again last minute for another night the following weekend, while we go kayaking. She's a lovely person, and is VERY thorough, and VERY responsive to her clients needs, both human and canine. I HIGHLY recommended her and her services.

  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
Verified review

I was very happy with Palina. She is a lovely person and was very good with my dogs. I would definitely hire her again to look after my dogs whether it be daily walks or overnight stay.

Happy Paws Pet Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Susan H.
Verified review

Nelda is amazing! She walks in the door and immediately sits on the floor with the dogs. They adore her! So do we! We are so in love with our dogs, and feel completely comfortable with leaving Nelda in charge. In fact, they get such great care with all the cuddles and walks, they hate to see her go. Nelda is trustworthy, loving, and responsible!

Tessa Koenig
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mark L.
Verified review

I have an older problem dog. She did a great job on him and at a good price.

Pet Stays And Plays
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jillian M.
Verified review

I hired Pet Stays and Plays to walk my dog for 30 minutes, 3 times a week since I work long days. It has been the greatest relief knowing Brixton is taken care of and in great hands. Although my dog is not the easiest dog(Little rescue dog). Jenny has been able to gain his trust and work through some of these issues. I’m thankful to her for socializing him around other animals as well. An added bonus is when out of town Jenny knows his schedule and steps right in to take care of him.

About

I love dogs, and I live with dogs. I will ensure that your dogs receive the best care. I understand what they need according to their breed. I get as much pleasure walking them as they do being walked.

About

I have a natural connection with animals. Ive never actually owned animals as a child until my teenage years. I have a very bold personality and I tend to be very playful and motherly to animals haha.

About

My work stands out from others because of my love and devotion to the care your dog(s).

About

I have 5 years Dog Handling and Grooming experience. From Tiny Chihuahuas to Great Pyrenees.

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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