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Find a dog walker near Elmwood Park, IL

Find a dog walker near Elmwood Park, IL

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Find a dog walker near Elmwood Park, IL

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4. Whistler Dog Playtime
New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack
Discounts available
  • Serves Elmwood Park, IL
We're the ONLY company that does 2 full weeks of free trial - because we know what we're doing (although new to Thumbtack). We also do free phone consultations and a no-time-limit free meet and greet to meet the person who will be taking your dog out to play. Don't want to settle for average daycare or dog walking? Need really great stimulation for your dog both physically and mentally? Don't want to break the bank? This is it. Dog walking has barely any true dog-to-dog interaction, and doggy daycare has far too much of it so dogs get anxious and don't want to be there. We match your dog with other compatible dogs based on age, breed, energy, size, temperament, and more. We pick your dog up with the rest of the playpack on foot and bring 'em to the park. We let them play for a FULL 45 mins at the park - tons of play, exercise, social bonding - and then bring them back home to drop off, give them water/food etc if needed too. We use the Same person everytime for your dog and their play pack! We also have a very popular referral program and a text-first personal customer support line to help you with any questions you have. We also have a strong community of partners like Kaiser's Natural Pet Store, Bentley's Pet Stuff, Anti-Cruelty Society, Companion Animal Hospital, Pet Supplies Plus, South Loop Dog Park Action Coop, Midwest Coast Dog Brewery, Pet Supplies Plus, and more.See more

$16/walk

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$16/walk

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Your burning questions: answered

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 Elmwood Park dog walkers
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos walks my dog Samson every weekday. He's proven to be very reliable and he makes it clear that he cares about Samson. Carlos keeps me informed about anything I need to know about Samson that happens on his walks, too.
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