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Fountain Valley Dog Walkers

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Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 213 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
Verified review

I had a private training session with Dee Cee, and it was worth every penny! She has a real passion for training dogs and she is very respectful, clear, thorough and effective. My dog Gubi has behavior problems and Dee Cee came up with methods that immediately worked! She also gave me great tools and tips to use in the future. I was so impressed with Gubi's progress in just a day and I feel like I know my dog much better now. Thank you Dee Cee!!

SW K9 Rehab Inc., Non-Profit
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Christine D.
Verified review

I was in search of a trainer for my standard Schnauzer who would pull and lunge at other dogs when walking. I could not control the dog due to my tennis elbow. After talking to more than 7 trainers I came across Steve. He went into detail on the phone on how we would address the problem. I had hope! In just two visits I was able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct it. I no longer get frustrated and my dog enjoys walking. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome and most of all no more sore arm. Yeah.

  • 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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Angellily Pet Care
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott V.
Verified review

Angela did a wonderful job looking after our fur kids! We have one dog, two kitties and a foster kitty that she watched over. She walked our dog twice a day, played with the kitties and even brought our mail in! She will send you updates and pictures if you ask her to. I highly recommend her, she did a great job!

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Basic Instinct Dog Training
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Bill C.
Verified review

If you're reading this review, then you are quite aware of the convenience hiring a professional dog walker can do. For example, you probably know that you're dog is not just any dog, and whomever you're entrusting their care into, you're going to need research and fact-check and then price compare, and that takes time that, obviously you don't have because you are here searching for a dog walker. And trust me, there is nothing wrong with that. Alison was a Godsend to me. Other than my boy, I live alone. And I work. And sometimes, work doesn't end when I think it might. Having Alison visit Winston each afternoon, gave me the piece of mind I needed, so I could focus on what it is that is going to keep me at my desk for a while yet. Alison was so good to him. And I could tell from her messages, that they were really quite compatible. Winston is not an easy dog to control, when he wants to chase something. I was impressed with how Alison handled him in those instances. Look, save yourself some time, save yourself some worry, and book a meet and greet and see if you don't agree with all I'm going on about.

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EveryDog
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
Verified review

We are still working with Dave, and are really happy we chose him--he's chock full of great advice that actually applies to our dog, Eleanor, and is working!

Tails R Waggin'
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Deb M.
Verified review

Susan is not just a loving care taker of my dog, Max and my cat, Sir Purrs A Lot, but I think she's actually an animal whisperer. She is my daily dog-walker and has also house/dog/cat sat for a week at a time on many occasions. I completely trust her and know that my animals are in great care when she is with them. I would recommend her highly.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darrin B.
Verified review

As all worried dog owners can relate, I'm extremely picky when it comes to who I let take care of my dog. However, I recently used L.A. Doggers Walking Service and could not be happier! They treat your dog like one of their own! My dog walker easily answered any questions I had; she even asked if there was anything to be aware of (e.g., other area dogs or cats to watch out for, busy streets, etc.) just to make sure the walks would be completely, totally safe. I'm proud to say L.A. Doggers is now my go-to source for dog walking. The prices are more than reasonable and you won't find a more loving, committed dog walker anywhere else! Doggone it, it's the truth. Call the Doggers!

Over and Out Petsitting
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle S.
Verified review

Robin is the dog walker everyone dreamed of having. Most importantly beyond the simple walk, she cares. Each day, Robin goes above and beyond with documenting walks with photos and updates – which is extremely helpful for working professionals who spend most of their day in the office and want to know the babies at home are not only safe, but happy. Outside of her amazing responsiveness during walks, Robin is our first call for any questions regarding the puppies behavior trends – she has easily become their family. It is important for us to have someone we can trust, so it’s been great to have her over the last several months. Not to mention, when our puppies ran away, she was the first to continuously check in and aid with resources to track them back down. Recommend is an understatement!

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Tracie's Pet Service
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tony A.
Verified review

Tracie is awesome. Our dog has a big smile. Very professional service.

Teresa Young
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tania D.
Verified review

Teresa is a loving and caring with my dog. She is very professional and is reliable. She always on time and if you have to make a small adjustment to your schedule she is flexible. I am very grateful to have found Teresa. I hope to be working with her for a long time. Tania D

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya B.
Verified review

Michael has been walking my dog Kona for years and I can honestly say that he is the BEST in the biz. Not only is he such a wonderful person, but he also just cares so much about my pup! She is very protective of me and our house, but from the moment she met him, she loved him. The two of them have such a strong bond. I can't even tell you how amazing it is to know that long term or short term, Kona will be so well taken care of. If I'm going away for the weekend, or if I have a really long day on set, I know that I won't have to worry about Kona because I know she's having a great day. He's also always so quick to text me back if I have a question, or update me on her day and he loves to send pictures. And as a crazy dog mama... I love pictures. I honestly can't say enough great things about Michael!

Walk'n Wag'n Pets
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sherridan R.
Verified review

Jessie is knowledgeable and reliable about walking dogs. She has some training experience. My dog is very leash reactive and I'm not totally comfortable letting him go with someone without my supervision. Jessie was willing to let me do that. For now, I've postponed dog walking, but not because of Walk'n Wag'n. They seem to be a reliable and professional company. I would recommend them.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Liz K.
Verified review

What a wonderful experience we and our pet have had with Redondo Dog Walker and Petsetting! Highly recommend Natalie.

Kayla's Pet Care
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jacquelene L.
Verified review

I have hired Kayla multiple times to sit my dog whenever I travel. She's very good with my dog. She walks my dog twice a day and stays overnight with my dog as well. She's trust worthy. She's truly animal lover. I am glad I found Kayla. Highly recommend!!

Golden Days Pet Services
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie M.
Verified review

Golden Day Pet Services is like the Ritz-Carton for Dogs! Michael has the best customer service ever and my dog gets the royal treatment every time he stays the night! My dog Duke is so happy when I drop him off! Michael sends pictures, posts, and updates on Dukes daily activities. I know he is in good hands with Michael and I do not worry about his care when I am out of town. I highly recommend Golden Days Pet Services!!!

Walking With Leesh
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra Z.
Verified review

At the last minute I required a sitter for my special needs senior dog Xena. Alicia came over and immediately I knew we had found the right fit. Xena requires lots of potty breaks with the use of a sling which can often scare people and Alicia was happy to take on the challenge. I would recommend her to anyone!

Mac's Canine Consultant's
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Barbara L.
Verified review

Besides great professionalism and work quality, lets add passion to the list of what you will receive when you hire Cindy to train your dog. Dogs are family and when you do not know how to break an unwanted behavior, truly, it is time to call in a professional. Once you do, you will wonder what took you so long. Cindy is great and you will not be sorry.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barry S.
Verified review

I always get anxious when traveling and leaving my dog back in LA. I felt 100% less anxious knowing Kenny was watching Sammie. He knows dogs better than anyone I've met and understands my needs as well. I wouldn't dream of leaving my dog with anyone else!

Whiskers, Tails and Mail
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Anne S.
Verified review

George has taken care of our 2 dogs several times and we are so happy and thankful. We always know our dogs are in such good care with George. He spends time with the dogs and doesn't just run in to let them out or feed them and then leave. We very highly recommend George to care for your beloved pets!

Dog walkers
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elaina H.
Verified review

Great dog walker, amazing rapport with my border collie, punctual, professional, trustworthy. Plus, he’s a dog lover, which is always a plus for me! :-)

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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