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Oak Lawn Dog Running Professionals

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Millie's Cleaning
from 36 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Katie S.
Verified review

Millie was great! They cleaned our 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in just under two hours. My dog was at ease with them as well which was a big concern of mine since he's afraid of everyone. He warmed right of to them as they are big dog lovers. This was very comforting!

Who Let the Dogs Out
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna S.
Verified review

I'm convinced we have the best dog walker ever! She is so sweet and so great with our dog. Our dog (who judges people) immediately warmed to her. Even when we have had to work late or something came up she was there to check on him as a favor to us. Words cannot express how much we appreciate and are thankfully to have found her, we owe much to her!

from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda D.
Verified review

Angela was just what I was looking for in a dog sitter! I had no doubt Sonic was loved and cared for when I was gone and appreciated the updates she sent me throughout his stay. Her services and expertise gave me peace of mind so I could enjoy my vacation! She was also very flexible and fair

from 20 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Leah S.
Verified review

Susan is very communicative and takes great care of our Lily 2-3 days per week. She has experience as a vet tech for many years.She always leave a detailed note telling us how the walk went. We are happy to recommend Susan for dog walking!

Dina's Dogs
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah O.
Verified review

Dina does a great job walking our dog. She sends updates and spends a good amount of time watching our dog. Our dog is happy and so are we!!

Steph's Pet Care
from 16 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mehrdad A.
Verified review

Steph has been walking my dog for over a month and she's been wonderful: trustworthy, responsive and very sweet with the little guy. She is conscientious and really has a love for dogs.

2 Hearts 4 Paws, LLC
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Heide F.
Verified review

I cannot speak highly enough about the fabulous service that Brenda Montemeyer has provided for our dog Sadie. She is trustworthy, reliable, loving, and fun! I would highly recommend her!

  • 17 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
Verified review

We are so happy we found Black Dog K9! Our 1 year-old rat terrier/dalmatian mix, Buddy, loves Marty and loves his dog Ida! I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience with Black Dog. Before we started training with Marty, we struggled to train Buddy with general obedience and meeting other dogs. Buddy barks like crazy at large dogs, but tonight Buddy played with 105 pound Ida in our house. It was such a relief to see Buddy play well with another dog! Marty facilitated the whole process and we couldn't have done it without him (or Ida!). We feel so lucky to have Marty help us with the socialization process, and to see Buddy have fun with a large dog! Before working with Marty, we received quotes from other trainers and not only were we uncomfortable with their approaches, but their prices were outrageous. Black Dog K-9 approaches obedience training with love and offers training that is best for the dog, at a reasonable price. Marty has realistic suggestions, answers all questions thoroughly, gives great examples, and has excellent recommendations for dog training tools. In addition to the exceptional dog training we've already received in only 4 sessions, Marty has been kind, supportive, and is really a joy to be around--Buddy thinks so too! Marty is flexible, punctual, and he really cares about you and your dog. If you're trying to decide between trainers, go with Black Dog K9, you won't regret it.

  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Susana S.
Verified review

This is a very professional dog care service. Our two dogs were well-cared for while we were away, and we would recommend this company to anyone in need of dog walking/care.

Crazy Pawz, Inc.
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Logan H.
Verified review

We just started utilizing crazy paws for our new puppy during the day. Tiaya is very knowledgeable and flexible. She has really put us at ease and we have loved working with her!

Simply Waggable
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mollie K.
Verified review

Jamie is incredible! We are so happy with Simply Waggable! We feel very comfortable leaving to go to work, knowing that our dog will always be well taken care of! Having an often sick pup, Jamie always texts us to let us know that our dog is doing okay. Plus, she leaves us the best notes everyday that tell us about their time together, how long she was with our pup, and if anything weird was going on. Seriously, this dog walking company is the best!

Lucky Pets Petsitting
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kristy Z.
Verified review

Lisa has been my pet sitter for over 4 years now. Loyal, trustworthy and dependable are her 3 greatest attributes and the most important part is my dogs just love her! She is just great with them! She has even rushed one of my dogs to my vet when she was at my house pet sitting. My dog cut herself on my fencing deep enough to require stitches. I highly recommend her!

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Falcore Pet Services
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura S.
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They respond quickly to inquiries and are a good value. They do a good job walking my dog and seem like they really love animals.

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
Verified review

Paula was absolutely phenomenal. I recently was working 12 hour days for 2 weeks straight and needed a dog walker to take my 2 dogs out twice a day. I hired Paula off of Thumbtack and wow I couldn't have asked for a nicer, incredibly reliable, and trustworthy dog walker. She passed along updates on the dogs and always kept me in the loop on the pups. She was very kind and very passionate about what she does. I would give her 10 stars if I could. Paula is definitely my go to dog walker from here on out and I passed out a couple of her cards to my neighbors with dogs. If you want a great dog walker, do yourself a favor and hire Paula!!

Chasing Tails LLC
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Madelin G.
Verified review

My dogs are complicated, but Shannon does a fantastic job. My dogs warmed up to her quick and I would recommend her to all.

Todd's Pet Care
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Mitch M.
Verified review

I was desperate for a dog walker when my local high schoolers went off to college. Todd has been great. Wally, my kind of tough mixed breed shelter dog really likes him and Todd has never let me down.

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Debra S.
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Denise and crew have been walking my dogs for over fifteen years now. I would never want to have anyone else. Whenever I have had something unforeseen come up, Four Paws has ALWAYS stepped up and helped me. They care about my dogs as if they were their own. Years ago when I first realized I needed dog walking services, I had an unfortunate experience with another company (they simply 'forgot to come'!) so it took some time for me to trust that Four Paws would not 'forget' us. I feel fortunate to have found them, and I am not kidding when I say I don't know what I would do without them.

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Larrylorie M.
Verified review

One major concern of any dog lover when he or she vacations is how to care for one's pet, especially a sensitive and shy dog like our Luke. We found that Helene of Pawsitively Pets is the answer. From our first contact with Helene, she proved to be responsive and reliable. During our initial meet and greet, she meticulously collected information about our pet and our needs. When we left for vacation, she showed up every day in rain or shine at the agreed-upon time to walk our dog. She even left notes to let us know how the week unfolded! Helene is highly responsible, reliable, knowledgeable and caring. Her credentials are excellent. We unhesitatingly recommend her dog walking and pet sitting services. She performed magnificently for us! We will be calling upon her services again the next time we vacation!

Trisha's TLC Pet Care
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sabrina J.
Verified review

My dog LOVES Trisha. You can tell she doesn't just walk dogs to walk them, she truly likes them because I catch her petting him while he's all over her. This makes me feel good because it shows me that she's taking care of him while they are out. She picks up his poop and lets me know if there are any problems. I give her a travel water bowl on hot days and she ensures that he is well hydrated. As of right now he gets one on one time with her, not sure if that's how she plans on doing it or if she has no other pets at that same time slot. We agreed to one full hour when she walks him and she gives him the entire hour! Trisha is a pleasure to interact with and I do not have any complaints. She is easy going and willing to work things out with you when she is able to. Trisha shows up every day, we've had no attendance problems at all. My dog is very energetic and her walks really help to calm him down more where he becomes more manageable and I'm able to get ready for the day while they are out walking. For all the reason I've mentioned I recommend Trisha as a a dog walker.

from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dean W.
Verified review

Always been there for us great dog walker

Puppy Love Pet Care, Inc.
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shelley C.
Verified review

I am so happy the job my new dog walker,Kurry, is doing. He is very caring and attentive to my dog,Indy. I already see my dog being calmer. Shelley

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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