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South Elgin Dog Walkers

Browse these dog walking services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in South Elgin.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tori K.
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This dog walking service has been superb! Very reliable, always on time, great people. Highly recommended

ALL4K9
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda D.
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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

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Muttsley's Pet Services
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick O.
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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 19 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Leah S.
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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 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
David T.
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Dina has been walking my dog Bentley since August and has always been more than attentive. Dina has gone over the top for me numerous times, including helping me out on the weekends and at night when something comes up. Occasionally I get pictures from her while they are out and he seems to be having a blast. Dina's service is second to none and I would recommend her to anyone else interested.

2 Hearts 4 Paws, LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Heide F.
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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!

From My House To Yours
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ronald M.
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Karen has looked after my dog both on vacations and on daily visits at my home. She always goes above and beyond and sometimes I think my dog looks forward to seeing her more than me!

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

Lucky Pets Petsitting
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kristy Z.
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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!

Majestic Paws
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Greg K.
Verified review

Majestic paws has been wonderful! They're the best dog walking service we've worked with in Chicago and we've tried our fair share. The check in system is so cool and let's us know when the walker arrives and leaves. We also really like the comments our walker Gabe leaves daily. It give me piece of mind knowing our dogs are well taken care of. I couldn't recommend majestic paws highly enough!

Kathy's Dog Walking
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jim C.
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I'm hesitant to write this review because I want to keep Kathy to myself! She has been walking our dog for about a year and a half now and has done an excellent job. Highly recommend.

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy M.
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Rare individual that is everything you ever want in a dog walker! She is a genuine friendly person, and is a gifted dog whisper. My Woody loves her and smiles the entire time he's out for a walk! She dependable, accommodating and affordable! Simply the absolute best!

  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana D.
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Wonderful and person service that is not just focused on dog walking but personal relationships!

Lake County Pet Care, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kari H.
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I have a 10 year old cat and a 10 week old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppy. Connie has been there for us on countless occasions due to work, travel and everyday obligations. She is friendly, punctual, reliable, trustworthy and not to mention great with our animals. We wouldn't dream of requesting anyone else. We highly recommend Connie. Her sweet personality is a bonus too! I promise you won't be disappointed!

Mutts in a Rutt
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie P.
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Nicole called me back in a timely matter. She was extremely professional. Her prices were average for this area. I’m from San Diego, where I thought the price would be higher but they are about twice the price here. Shocked me. She was the 5th dog walking service I spoke to, but the 1st I interviewed. My dog took to her immediately! He does not do this to everyone, as he is extremely protective! So, that was a very positive sign. She brought one of her walkers with as they will be helping to walk my dog and he loved her as well! He went on a walk with Nicole already and loved it. When they got back he got a snack and was happy as can be! She also met all 3 of my cats, so if I need her too she can also care for them. I’m very happy I was put in contact with Mutts in A Rutt!

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

  • 31 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Terry T.
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Even though I didn't eventually need a walker, I was impressed with the prompt, polite, and accommodating responses from your employee. If I should need dog walking services in the future, I surely will contact you.

Modern Pet
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Warren B.
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Kris and Israel made it a simple process from start to finish. They certainly know what they're doing and made it an easy choice for me to hire them to walk my dog on a regular basis.

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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sev K.
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Rosanna is truly an animal lover and puts 100% in walking and loving those dogs. Goes above and beyond her duties.

Puppy Love Pet Care, Inc.
5.0
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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