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Oceanside Dog Walkers

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SW K9 Rehab Inc., Non-Profit
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 76 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.

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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
  • 20 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
Verified review

I was looking for someone to come to my home the same day and correct the chop job done on my Golden Retriever. Michele responded almost right away and was on the job within a couple of hours. She was pleasant, communicative, patient, kind and had a great sense of humor. She doesn't have a mobile grooming van, but bathed him in our tub and clipped him in the dining room. It was a very hot and humid day, and she washed and dried him in a hot bathroom with a smile the whole time. She handled that, and my dog who almost never has me out of his eyesight really well. (oh yes..he was barking and crying and not wanting to be still, like a spoiled brat, but she kept him in control, lovingly. I'd have lost patience and yelled at him myself!) She was eager to please us and offered to come back if we found anything we wanted to change later, but that hasn't happened. I'm very pleased. By the end of the visit I felt like Rigby and I had both made a new friend. There just isn't a nicer lady anywhere! She was worth every dollar and the tip and more. Also, my family and friends and neighbors have all made positive comments on how nice Rigby looks! He spent the next couple of days acting light on his feet, showing off his new look! It was obvious he liked it too! I found everything I'd hoped for with Michele's visit! This is my first experience with Thumbtack and won't be my last! I have many upcoming jobs around the house i'll be needing help with!

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!!

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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.

Peticularly Perfect
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 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.

Annie's Pet Care Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Christine R.
Verified review

What can I say about Annie. My four boxer girls are absolutely in love with her. At the mere mention of Annie's name they are at the garage waiting for her arrival every morning. Whether my boxer girls are being walked or Annie is sitting with them I know that they are safe and secure. I would recommend Annie in a heartbeat to anyone. Annie he is not just a dog walker or a sitter she is much more. The care, compassion and love that she has for my boxer girls is amazing. My boxer girls deserve the best and Annie is the best!!

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Pawsitive Pets
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fiorella Q.
Verified review

I loved having her work with my dogs. It started off as one puppy and each time she came we had a new dog in our home. I then decided to get a second puppy and train as well. My dogs loved Ruby, they were so willing to work with her. They still retain all the commands that we learned from her and now they’re turning a year old. Remix and DJ gets lots of compliments since they’re huskies and listen very well. The breed gets a lot of bad heat and having two brothers was tough but with the help of the basic commands needed, they help me control them in crazy situations. I have taken both dogs in the airplane with (cabin) and both have acted beautifully with stays, sit, downs, waits, and calm downs. You don’t even realize I have a dog with me when I’m walking, eating, home, or just out. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help me and.

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!

Trina’s Pet Sitting
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 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.

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.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I went out of town for a little over a week and needed someone to provide care for my cat. Elese was very responsive and professional. She was also very accommodating when coordinating the drop off of my key. My cat seems very happy in the daily reports I revived. I will most definitely be using Happy Paws again!

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

DogLove San Diego
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicholas N.
Verified review

Erica is all of the above, and then some...she is that rare combination of very responsible, professional, and thorough, blended with warmth and enthusiasm. Her boarding service is peerless, and her positive reinforcement training is a huge asset. Oh, and her canine partner - Sampson - makes everyone visiting dog feel welcome. He’s a hoot.

  • 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.

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.

Dog Gone Pet Pros
4.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mari I.
Verified review

Trisha has been very accommodating with all of my pet walking needs. My bulldog loves her!

  • 13 years in business
Lisa B.
Verified review

Angie is heaven sent. My two dogs greet her with so much love & joy, it makes my heart sing! She has been so helpful with dogsitting at my place and even more extraordinarily with helping me get started with my very own dog walking service in Los Angeles. I learned so much from her example. Angie is the kind of person who has driven to Mexico from California to get much needed affordable veterinary care for a cat who turned up on her doorstep. She helped a traumatized pitbull recover in her home when he crossed her path and soon after she adopted him. She also helped me with an insurance claim when I worked with a rescue dog who got into an incident. Angie is a resourceful, reliable, trustworthy person and you can add all the virtues on her name and those will ring true.

Trainings.Dog
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
Verified review

I am so excited I found Vivien. My dog loves her and I feel so much more relaxed knowing she is in great, capable loving hands.

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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