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Your Critter Companions
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 50 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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The Heart of Caregiving
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan V.
Verified review

I had a meet & greet with Sonia yesterday; she brought her "pack" of dogs to meet my dog, who is sometimes aggressive toward other dogs. Sonia really seems to know her stuff, and gave me great advice on dealing with my dog!! And he behaved pretty well around all her dogs, thanks to her coaching! I was impressed!

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mary G.
Verified review

Christina was great with my dog. They went on an hour walk and he came home and was ready for a nap. She made him a friend for life with treats. She will be coming back again this week.

  • 22 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany W.
Verified review

We got a rescue puppy. While adorable, she's got many of the behavior issues rescue dogs may come with, especially destructive anxiety. I've trained dogs before, and this dog has made me run out of ideas. Amy has consulted with me many times on ways to reduce her anxiety and help her with everything from getting the hang of potty training to not nipping at the kids. She has always tried her hardest and done her best. All with positive reinforcement methods too! She's taken on tough cases and doesn't give up. She's great at coaching owners too so we can genuinely help the dog. If you're not working with Amy, you don't have the best - yet! Give her a hollar!

Laura's Pet Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn M.
Verified review

Dear Pet Owner, It is with extreme pleasure that I write this letter of reference for Laura Tait of Laura’s Pet Services. I met Laura at a local dog park several years ago and since then she has cared for Milo (my Chihuahua/Terrier mix) many times. Laura is extremely responsible, dependable, and trustworthy. She has a true love of animals and is able to relate to each one on an individual basis. She is wonderfully patient and always loving towards Milo, who quickly became very comfortable around her. I feel she truly cares about animals and is genuinely concerned about their well-being. She has always listened intently to my instructions and is always willing to work with me to meet all of Milo’s needs. In addition to all the basic requirements, I completely trust her to administer medication and follow through with any special pet needs. When it comes to Milo’s health and well-being, I have complete confidence in her knowledge and judgment. Laura is an excellent communicator. She always does a great job of keeping me informed about how Milo is feeling and behaving. When I call, she often tells me about little, special moments in Milo’s day. She is very accommodating with changes in schedule, and I am always amazed at how quickly she returns my phone calls. She is very flexible and has never had to cancel on me. The longest time Laura cared for Milo was for 3 weeks this past June-July. The peace of mind we enjoy on our vacations knowing that Milo is being so lovingly cared for is invaluable. We are able to relax and enjoy the vacations we can’t take Milo on knowing he is in the best hands. The happiness and contentment I see in Milo when we return is priceless. There is no one I would trust with any pet of mine more than Laura. She is a model caregiver, who truly cares for the welfare of all pets. Milo and I are happy to recommend Laura without qualification. I am confident that any pet owner would be fully satisfied with her services. Please feel free to call me if you would like a verbal confirmation of this letter. Dawn San Jose

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Alan H.
Verified review

Toni is a great dog and people person. We are satisfied with the results and happy with the process.

Karen's Kritter Care, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Dr. Karen O.
Verified review

She is dependable, and all my dogs love her! I work long hours and I don't have to worry. She usually goes beyond the call of duty to keep my fur babies happy and healthy. You can tell she just loves her job and she is a great person overall!

Gina's Comfy Critters
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Patti G.
Verified review

We've had Gina house-sit and stay with our precious Shih Tzus for years. She is absolutely dedicated to loving and caring for animals. She is experienced in giving medications, when necessary and our girls love her. I never worry about a thing when we travel. We've been gone as long as two weeks, and Gina is professional in every way. I highly recommend Gina for pet-sitting, dog walking, or any job related to your precious pets.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mary L.
Verified review

Melissa is the only person I trust with my pet sitting needs. She is professional yet caring and compassionate. She has been able to be flexible and works around my crazy travel schedule without a complaint. The best part is that my dog loves when Melissa is walking him or pet sitting.... it's like having his favorite aunt coming to visit him!

Purr-fection Pet Care
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
Verified review

Julie is a thoughtful and caring person who keeps the best interest of her clients in mind at all times. She is trustworthy and a pleasure to work with. I trust her with my three dogs and would not have it any other way!

MB Pet Care Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Karin F.
Verified review

Melissa was able to walk my dog on a Saturday with short notice which I really appreciated. She was sweet and gentle with my pet and her rates are very reasonable. I plan to use her again!

Silicon Sitters
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Chris R.
Verified review

She was best dog sitter reliable snd great with my dogs.I will use her again when I travel

Pawsitively Pet Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amber T.
Verified review

We had her come over and walk our dog while we were out of town for a week. She not only walked our dog, but gave her loving attention that she needed. We are very appreciative for everything she has done for us. Will definitely seek out her services again!

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I have over 20 years of hands on experience in the classroom or in educational administration. I have been trained to work with non-traditional learners, specifically dyslexic learners in the Orton-Gillingham method of teaching. I have two undergaduate degrees (the first in English and Psychology, and the second in Kinesiology with a focus in Adapted Physical Education), and I am currently working on my Master’s degree in English and Creative Writing.

  • 3 years in business
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I provide care for all pets that need to be cared for, walked and fed, if needed. I also know that that pet is comfortable to be around and to be cared for.

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I walk, feed, clean, and bath dogs. I sit dogs at home. I have 10 years of experience. I worked for the shelter of San Jose and Vac Rocker Hospital.

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Dog Tired provides custom pet services that include dog walks, pet sitting and taxi services. Owner, Nina McAlexander, has been working in domestic pet care for 10 years and in exotic animal care 20 years prior. Places of employment include San Jose Zoo, Marine World Africa U.S.A., Coyote Point Museum and Wildlife Associates. References available. Dog Tired is insured and licensed.

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I have two wonderful dogs at the moment (beagles), but I would like to earn some extra money besides the money I earn from doing chores. I am comfortable walking and taking care of all dogs, but I preferred those who are potty and/or crate trained. I am in high school, but I am a great caretaker. I love walking and playing with dogs, and I will even groom your dog! I love all kinds of dogs, so I will take care any kind. Contact me if you're interested. I have walked and taken cared of dogs around my neighborhood, so I have tons of practice.

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I enjoy walking your furry family member. I have a small dog in my household who is my little boy. I walk him every day! It's a great exercise for both of us.

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I love animals & enjoy taking care of them! I also clean houses on my free time. I take pride in what I do & enjoy seeing the satisfaction on my clients faces!

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I absolutely love all animals (especially dogs), and I have some free time, so if you don't have the time to give your pet all the exercise he/she needs on a daily basis, then feel free to contact me. I am sure my rate of $15/hr. is probably the least expensive out there. I interact with dogs for the joy it brings, not just as a job. Thanks, Allan

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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