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Riverdale Dog Walkers

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  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Connie V.
Verified review

Andrew has been great this week with my dog. My only negative is, when communicating with them, I was told it was a husband/wife team but wife/son team came to my house and it's the son who is walking my dog...which is fine because Indy likes Andrew. I just felt a bit mislead. However, after the initial meeting I felt comfortable having Andrew come into my house and walk my dog. I plan to try them out for the overnight option as well at some point. Thank you to the McClelland family for the peace of mind!!

Millie's Cleaning
4.4
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!

  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tim M.
Verified review

Lainey is excellent. She walks our dog a few days a week while we are at work. We are so appreciative of Lainey for taking such good care of our dog.

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Muttsley's Pet Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick O.
Verified review

I am really glad I chose muttsleys pet service to walk my dog. Jackie,the owner, comes three times a week to walk my dog and my dog absolutely loves her! She is very punctual and responds immediately to my texts. The service is terrific!

kittycareplus
4.9
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
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 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!!

Mighty Green Clean
4.2
from 24 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Eboni K.
Verified review

Our cleaning lady was great! She put so much effort into cleaning the stove/oven and it shows. She also did dishes, cleaned the bathroom, did the floors and even helped put my grocery delivery away (I have a broken leg). She did this all while my toddler ran amuck. Impressive.

Steph's Pet Care
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 11 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.

  • 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.
4.9
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!

Rover Chicago
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Jackie C.
Verified review

My Rover walker takes my dog Addie out for a stroll when I'm unable to. It's perfect for when I'm at work late or want to get happy hour.

Wag! - Chicago, IL
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tim K.
Verified review

Wag is the best dog walking service in Chicago! Their dog walkers are amazing and really great with my dog :)

Dog Gone It !
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sue D.
Verified review

Mary has been walking our dog on a regular basis for the past 8 months. She is very reliable, trustworthy, and responsible, and truly cares about our dog's well-being. She goes above and beyond what is expected. We were lucky to find her, and I highly recommend her!!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carl K.
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Wow Jenny is the best we had three dogs & cat . One ankle bitter and 17 yr old dog who was ill . She mother them all made friends with ankle bitter. The 17 yr being ill He passed away due old age. He was blind and had to Wear diapers. She called us every day and sent pictures.of his status. She absolutely Wonderful She has a gift with animals.

  • 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!

Sithappens
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dean W.
Verified review

Always been there for us great dog walker

Canine Care
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole H.
Verified review

Nothing but great things to say about how Canine Care treats my golden retriever! I have used them for 4 years, ever since my dog was a puppy. They are easy to work with, very responsive to changes in schedule, etc. Very professional. Never have had an issue.

EmBark Animal Club
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kerr D.
Verified review

Would recommend EmBark to all my animal friends. Juli and Victor are very professional and would trust them with my animals anytime

Southwest Paws
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Welcome! Anyone can be a dog walker. It takes a special kind of individual to truly understand, communicate, and care properly for a pet one doesn’t own. My name is Sandra Gileviciute. Throughout my life, I have worked with many breeds of dogs on obedience training, dominance issues, pack orientation, socialization, and command reinforcement. I have owned small and large dogs; as well as several ferrets, fish, pet rats, rabbits, and reptiles. When it comes to animals, I have spent my entire life around them. I started Southwest Paws to give peace of mind to busy professionals. Every animal lover considers their pets a part of the family. Not being able to give adequate time for play, exercise, and continuous training is not an uncommon problem these days. Those that make up this city work grueling hours, commute long distances, and sacrifice a lot to be the best. Success comes at a price, but now it doesn't have to be at the expense of your pets. From personal experience, I understand that peace of mind goes a long way. Stress is never worth what it seems, so I encourage you to consider incorporating Southwest Paws into your routine. Use your new found positive energy to create more success for yourself. You can work overtime, take a business trip or even enjoy a personal day knowing your pets are being well taken care of. I would be happy to personally answer any questions you may have, or come meet you and your pets. No amount of money is worth your pets. But in our case, you don’t have to spend a fortune for exceptional, trustworthy, and professional service from Southwest Paws. I look forward to meeting you. Sandra Gileviciute Founder Southwest Paws

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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