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Find a dog walker near Boise, ID

Find a dog walker near Boise, ID

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Find a dog walker near Boise, ID

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Top 4 Dog Walkers near Boise, ID

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2. Ms. Doolittle for the Animals
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  • Serves Boise, ID
I have been loving and caring for animals as a pet sitter since 2010. Besides dogs and cats, I have experience caring for horses, chickens, and fish too! I also have a Pet Sitter Training Certificate from CPR of Idaho which includes being trained on how to administer medications (oral and shots). At our initial consultation, I will find out what your pet's normal routine is, what their likes and dislikes are, do they have special needs, or take medications. I will also need to be made aware of any bad habits such as door darting or tendency to misbehave, etc. After our initial consultation, I will be armed with all the information necessary to take care of your pet and best of all you can go with confidence knowing your animal(s) will be getting my undivided attention because that's what I am there for- to care for your pet. Not only will I be taking care of your pet, but I will also be taking care of your home as well - watering your plants, taking in your mail, and making it look like you are at home. I will be keeping in contact with you while you are away so I can set your mind at ease knowing that I am taking care of your animals as if they were my own. I look forward to hearing from you and taking care of your pet/house sitting needs. Service locations: Nampa, Caldwell, Star, and Middleton Outside of these locations there will be an additional feeSee more


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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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