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Find a dog walker near Long Beach, CA

Find a dog walker near Long Beach, CA

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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. 

Reviews for Long Beach dog walkers
Thumbtack Customer
After moving to Long Beach, I was a little concerned about hiring a new dog walker but Becky put my mind at ease. It seems like she genuinely loves my animals and sends me pictures when she's walking my dogs, feeding them and when they snuggle up with her.
Peace of Mind Pet Concierge, Inc.Peace of Mind Pet Concierge, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
We have been extremely happy with Becky and her team at Peace of Mind Pet Concierge. Becky has worked hard to make sure our shy dog feels happy and safe when we're not around. She also makes sure we know our Bella is in good hands by sending us pictures and status updates after every walk, so we can see that she's being looked after and having a great time. In addition to the walks, we've hired Becky to stay with our dog overnight to care for her while we've been away. We are so glad to have found such reliable, caring, and excellent service, and we can't recommend Becky enough.
Peace of Mind Pet Concierge, Inc.Peace of Mind Pet Concierge, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I recently moved back to the Long Beach area and was looking for someone to walk my dog while I was a work. I did my research and came across Becky Rose and boy am I glad I did! She treats my baby aka 2 year old Beagle with such love and care! I love getting the text updates and photos everyday thank you for treating Bagel like your own Becky!
Peace of Mind Pet Concierge, Inc.Peace of Mind Pet Concierge, Inc.
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