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Santa Monica Dog Walkers

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Dee Cee's Dog House
4.7
from 80 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 219 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!!

  • 16 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Champagne M.
Verified review

I've used many dog walking services and I've never had wonderful experiences I've had with superstar pet sitting they have been by far the most professional the most caring and when I say caring I mean they go above and beyond what I expect from a pet sitting service or pet dog walking service I am very happy and and proud endorse super pet sitting because they number one. book you You would be doing a disservice if you didn't call them

  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen B.
Verified review

INCREDIBLE!!! Cynthia has been walking my dog for 3 months or so and I am SO happy I found her! She sends me little texts when she picks up Daisy and also when she drops her off so I know where she is. They go to different dog parks and walk around and play with other dogs. By the time I get home from work, Daisy is pooped! 😊. Cynthia is reliable, responsible, really knows her business and cares about my dog. More than anything, I TRUST that Daisy is safe (and having fun) while they are together. I HIGHLY recommend her!!!

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Angellily Pet Care
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 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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EveryDog
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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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.

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.

Charm'd Paws
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Nate C.
Verified review

“I have had Cort walk my dog, Daisy, four days a week. She has always been very professional, sending me text messages and picture updates of how Daisy did on the walk. She has always been punctual. However, what set Cort above all other dog walking services is the improvement in my dog’s behavior. Daisy was always a little bit of a handful for me on walks. Cort had the knowledge and teaching ability to show me how to handle my dog better. Thanks so much Cort!”

Over and Out Petsitting
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Allison M.
Verified review

Hire this girl! Robin is amazing and you can tell she truly loves animals. She used to walk our 15 year old Golden Retriever. Violet loved her! Robin does take the best pictures and since we recently had to say goodbye to Violet, we cherish them. Robin currently walks our rescue puppy, Walter. He adores her! She walks him, spends time playing with him and tiring him out, and even patiently trains him. Her hard work has really helped us. He sits at all doors and street corners. He also sits and waits before he runs out of his crate. Robin continues to take great photos of Walter and texts us daily updates about his behavior and how his walk went. We are so lucky to have found a trustworthy and caring dog walker. We really appreciate her hard work and care for our dogs.

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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!

Teresa Young
5.0
from 14 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

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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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 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!

  • 3 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.

Rover Los Angeles
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrea N.
Verified review

I use Rover as both a sitter and an owner and have always had a fantastic experience with the service. I've used 6 different sitters/walkers for my French Bulldog, Maple, and all have been professional and welcoming, and have treated my dog like a member of their family.

She Loves My Dog, DBA
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dina R.
Verified review

MY EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH LIGIA TORRES IT IS JUST GREAT SHE IS BEING WALKING MY DOGS FOR THE LAST 3 WEEKS, SHE IS ALWAYS ON TIME AND SHE LOVES TAKING CARE THEM. WE HAVE A GREAT COMUNICATION.

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!

Aunt Sami's Pet Sitting
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne A.
Verified review

Sami is wonderful, my dog Rufus is pretty picky about who he wants to walk him and he took to Sami, she is great.

Wag! - Los Angeles,CA
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly F.
Verified review

Wag is here and has single-handedly solved all of my dog-walking problems. My work schedule changes often and I sometimes have to leave my puppy home at the last minute. This app makes it so easy to schedule a walk on short notice. Best part is you get actual proof your dog went on a walk! Pics, a report card, and the amount of time your dog was walked. I've had problems with walkers in the past not being honest about how long they've taken my dog out for, but not with Wag! Love this service.

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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!!

Pet Keepers Los Angeles
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Anina G.
Verified review

LeNai is a professional through and through and knows dogs amazingly well and can handle every size of dog. Walking, training, playing - she is a pro! But what really makes the difference for me, is that she is treating your dog like it is her own. She gives my Sasha so much love and helps her overcome her separation anxiety. She gives updates every day, and I can 100% rely on her. When I go on my trips, I have 100% peace of mind leaving my dog with LeNai.

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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