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West Chicago Dog Walkers

Browse these dog walking services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Chicago.

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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

Millie's Cleaning
4.4
from 36 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Katie S.
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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.
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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.

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

kittycareplus
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 17 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 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah O.
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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!!

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Muttsley's Pet Services
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 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!

Furry Hooligans Dog Walking
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Adam H.
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Shauna did a few little things that I wasn't expecting. Like send a picture of her walking my dog and a little dry erase board to write how the walk went, which was very comforting.

Steph's Pet Care
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mehrdad A.
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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
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 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!

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

Pause for Pets
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
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They go above and beyond expectations. Late flight home resulted in a last minute request for addional dog attention. What a relief to have a service that's reliable and willing to help a person in trouble!

Crazy Pawz, Inc.
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Logan H.
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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.
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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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Carol M.
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Felt very good about leaving my dog in the hands of this company. The owner came to my home to meet my dog, answered any questions I had and I actually received photos and short but sweet updates daily. I highly recommend this company

Wag! - Chicago, IL
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tim K.
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Wag is the best dog walking service in Chicago! Their dog walkers are amazing and really great with my dog :)

  • 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.
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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!

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

Puppy Love Pet Care, Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shelley C.
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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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