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Santa Monica Dog Walkers

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Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 74 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 205 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!!

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Weatherwax Dog Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

My two Golden Retrievers (the "boys) were not very social with other dogs. Robert is extremely knowledgeable and uses a rewards-based approach to training the boys. Training with Robert has given me the ability to handle distractions and be safe around other dogs while walking with them. Robert treats my dogs with great love and is amazing about making sure that I understand the proper techniques to train with my dogs outside of our lessons. I highly recommend Robert to help with any training issue(s) or behavior modification problem.

  • 16 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Angela R.
Verified review

I have one cat and two dogs, and they are my life. I truly wish I could spend all the time in the world with them, but I have a grueling work schedule and can't walk my little guys on weekdays. Superstar walks my dogs Mon-Fri and are so flexible with my fluctuating schedule. I'm so glad my friend referred me to Superstar! They really treat my furry little babes like the stars they are LOL. Barbie is wonderful, I have personally talked to her on several occasions and she is very sweet and understanding about my pets' needs. Specifically my cat Elvis who has issues trusting new people. Sometimes it's hard to find a dog walking company that is also great with cats, but they are experts with both. Since it went so well with feeding my cat and walking my dogs, I have also hired them for a few overnight stays while I am out of town. I know my pets really appreciate not being left alone for hours on end. There has never been a problem with that either, I know I could trust them. So, I highly reccomend Super Star and feel comfortable referring them to my closest friends and family.

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Angellily Pet Care
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 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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Doggie Bliss
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen R.
Verified review

Doggie Bliss has walked our dog on weekdays for for several years. Not once has there been a problem. Not once. This is my dog's favorite part of the day- he has made new doggie friends and when we leave for work he goes to his favorite place by the window and waits. There is always an adorable note about the walk waiting for us when we get home from work so we know what happened on the walk. Every day. If you want a reliable, dependable, trustworthy, loving and valuable dog walking and pet sitting service, this is it.

The Speed Walking Dog
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Christian R.
Verified review

My wife and I have used The Speed Walking Dog for nearly every week for the past 4 years, and we couldn't have asked for a better dog-walking service! Their walkers are not only reliable, but they have always been super-friendly with our dog. They really treat him like he is a member of their family, and not just one more customer. And we have always been grateful to Lisa for coming though for us when we have needed a last-minute walk. Our family cannot recommend The Speed Walking Dog enough!

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PENNY's POOCHES
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elisa M.
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Petra is great and very patient with our dog Tobi that doesn’t get along with our cat but already after 3 lessons is improving and also learning obedience commands!

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EveryDog
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 38 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
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alida J.
Verified review

My favorite thing about LA Doggers dog walking service is their passion. They love dogs more than anything and it feels good to know they love your pup as much as you do!

Over and Out Petsitting
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 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!

Teresa Young
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 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

  • 1 hire 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.

Out For A Walk
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Maru B.
Verified review

Tomika has just started walking my dog and she has been amazing. You can tell right away that she loves animals! She is very nice, responsible and aware of my dog's needs. She let's me know when she arrives and when she leaves, sending a picture every now and then. I would highly recommend her. She is very professional and is Pet CPR certified as well!

Kayla's Pet Care
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 10 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!!

Arlene Mantek
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssia S.
Verified review

Arlene was easy to communicate with, flexible, and arrived promptly. She was very respectful of our dogs anxiety and waited until the dog was ready to pet her or show affection. She is thorough and made sure our girl had everything she needed at all times. She made sure to give her as many walks as our dog wanted/needed and fed her at our requested times. She also administered medication. It is clear that Arlene loves and respects animals! Highly recommended.

Pet's Nanny
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lori K.
Verified review

Sabina is the ONLY one I trust with our dog. If she’s not available to help us when we go out of town we don’t go. Thank you Sabina

Pooch Play Dates
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
Verified review

Michelle is so lovely, and Diesel just loves her! Shes accomodative and fits in with my crazy schedule, and is very professional, leaving a full report after every visit. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable and caring dog walker :)

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Haute Pawz
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eduardo A.
Verified review

Trent is nothing short of an ideal partner in our pet care. We instantly felt comfortable with him upon first meeting and it is beyond clear that our puppy is benefitting from his care. He takes great care of the dog, our house and our peace of mind. Trent keeps us up to date on when he's with our pup and when he leaves. He's extremely flexible and reliable. We cannot recommend Trent highly enough for your pet needs!!

Furree Friends Pet Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ursula W.
Verified review

I have been using her services since my puppy was 6 months, and he is now 3 1/2 years old. She has been watching my dog for the past three years, and my dog is quite picky on what he likes and doesn't like! What I like the most about her services is that she is VERY flexible, many times I have last minute jobs, and she is ALWAYS readily available to take him in. I also enjoy that she sometimes has other small dogs for him to play with, but not where it is overwhelming like a doggie daycare (my dog likes to be just with one person or dogs similar to his sweet temperament). He always wags his tail when I drop him off, and is always happy to see her daughter (my dog loves kids). When I pick him up, he is always tired and passes right out once I leave to go back home, meaning he had fun and was busy while staying over. She also caters do his diet and bathroom regime. She makes sure that when you leave your dog with her, that your dog is treated the same way as you would treat him/her. I would highly recommend her services especially if your dog is picky and you want that more personal touch in a doggie day care service.

  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carly S.
Verified review

Patricia Gleason has been my dog walker for about four years and was recommended to me by a neighbor. Patricia is like the neighborhood dog caretaker: she knows every dog on the block and they all love her! Patricia truly loves and cares about my dog. She always sends me text updates whenever she cares for him which I greatly appreciate, it's always comforting to get updates about your furry friends. She is great at reading dogs and knowing what care they will need: are they aggressive? Do they pull? Should they be kept away from other dogs or people? Patricia always knows what to do. Patricia is very cautious and responsible and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a dog walker (and I have recommended her to friends in the past). She has walked my dog daily while I'm at work and has also cared for him while I was on vacation. My dog Louie LOVES Patricia and actually smiles when he sees her. She's a true animal lover.

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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Need a Dog Walker ASAP

Los Angeles, CA

  • Dog walking frequency
    Twice a day
  • Additional services
    Feeding, Medication, Other (Cat visits, overnight sitting)
  • Details
    Seeking professional dog walker/petsitter looking for additional dog walking work weekdays and/or weekends. Must be able to handle dogs of all sizes and types.
  • $30
    Average price
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