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Elk River Dog Walkers

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  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy M.
Verified review

Jerrie is a wonderful pet sitter. We have used her numerous times to stay at our house and also come in the middle of the day to walk our dog. She writes down how your pet is doing in her care and takes good care of your house. My dog really likes her too!!! I feel comfortable having her stay in our house while we are out of town. I highly recommend Jerrie for your pet sitting needs!

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Canine Revival, LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lourie B.
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Working with Rita has been a phenomenal experience. She is professional, knowledgeable, but more than that she is an excellent instructor. You explain what you need and she has a resolution. Rita makes training easy. She makes sure you know how to work with your dog. Her hands on training gives you the knowledge and confidence to continue training. Both you and your dog will benefit from working with Rita. It’s reward based and fun. Don’t worry if you’re not getting it Rita is a phone call away. Her time with you is not just a schedule and we’ll talk about it on your next visit. She is there in between to guide you. I can not say enough about this remarkable woman and Canine Revival.

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Debra Olson
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
King R.
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Debra often took care of our dog and cat when we were away from home. She would not only ensure that they were properly feed and watered, but she made sure the litter box was cleaned on a regular basis. Debra is also invaluable to observing abnormal symptoms in animals. A couple of times she notified us of an ailment in our pets and we were able to expedite treatment. She is also a very caring person who a trust. She has no malice towards anyone. If you have a chance to hire her, you will not regret it.

Wag Sniff And Stroll LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi B.
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Outstanding! I used Pampered Pooch Dog Walking (not to be confused with Pampered Pooch Playground) for an in home 4 day/night stay for my chocolate lab.I was a bit hesitant because having someone live in the home without being present is a big step, for me! My big chocolate could not have been taken care of better as well as my home! Pooch even got his morning PB toast. It was all left better than I left it, including shoveling some snow! I love this place and have no doubt I will use them again. I only hope I can get all the sitting dates I need once the word gets around!

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Laura K.
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I have never left my dogs with anyone but family. After Karen came over for an interview (?) I was impressed with how much my two dogs liked her and wanted to crowd around her. She has stayed with them twice and the first time I admit I thought about the dogs some, but when I returned they were totally happy and I had no reservations about the second time -felt totally comfortable and had no worries. I like the way she leaves notes to tell me how the dogs were and acted. My little Cairn Terrier even set by her during the last visit which is unusual for her. I had her come over 4 times a day to feed, let out and walk my dogs. I have recommended her to a couple of my friends. Would have been above perfect if the yard had been picked up of the waste when she had the dogs out in the yard, but did not ask her to do this nor do i know of anyone who does. I would be willing to recommend her to anyone. I totally believe in Playful Paw Pet Care Services.

At Home Pet Care, LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila B.
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Ali from At Home Pet Care came into our home twice a day to care for our dog and two cats. She had to give medicine to the dog, feed the animals, walk the dog and bring in the mail. She left notes every day, left the kitchen quite clean and our animals were in great shape when we returned. One of the cats is pretty skittish and previous times, we have heard that the pet sitter hasn't seen much of him. Ali was able to entice Bilbo out of hiding and even pet him - I was surprised and grateful that she took the time to work at that. We are thrilled with At Home Pet Care's service and recommend them highly!

Peppy Paws Dog Walking
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua A.
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Jessica has taken care of my two dogs (German Shorthair Pointer and Goldendoodle) for over five years. She has done everything for me: Dog walking, let outs, feeding, sitting, medication...you name it. The dogs adore her and go absolutely nuts every time she comes over! I trust her implicitly with both my dogs and my home. Her communication and availability has been excellent. If you are looking for a person who will love you pet as much (or more) than you do....she is the perfect person for the job!

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Lolli•Pup Pets
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter H.
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Heather did a great job with my two Bernese Mt. Dogs. They are both 11 years old and the male has bad hips, so grooming in the home was the best choice for them. She was very conscientious about the dangers that stressful situations might have to elder dogs, and took the time needed to make sure they both got groomed well with as little stress as possible. Both dogs were left clean, fluffy, and smelling sweet!

Paw Print Pet Sitting
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Beth E.
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Paw Print is a fantastic business. I often tell people about the wonderful care they have given my dogs. They take their time on visits, giving each dog a good walk and personal attention. They communicate with a note each day, and contact me if they have a question or concern. My dogs look forward to their visit from Paw Prints, and it takes the pressure off of me to have them available when I need them.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Annika B.
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I feel like I'm leaving my dog to family when Tonisa is watching her. My dog is nervous around new people, though she warmed up immediately to Tonisa, who seemed to know exactly how to approach her. While I'm away, I love the updates I receive through the customer portal she has for her business (which also makes payments online very easy). In the portal entries she provides with each visit, Tonisa shares details of her visit with my dog and photos from her visit. I can't say enough to describe how happy I am to have her as our dog sitter. It really is like having family watch over our fur baby.

Michelle's Petsitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Clarice C.
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Michelle has been there for our family since the day we met her over a year ago. Our family has since grown to 2 dogs and she has taken on the additional responsibility of a new puppy like a champ! She obviously loves dogs and they love her. She consistently sends us updates after each visit and we also enjoy the photos of our little "kiddos" that she sends. It's so nice to have someone we trust to take care of our dogs, as they are our family. Michelle not only ensures they are taken care of, she gives them love like they are family to her as well. We are lucky to have her!

Crazy Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly V.
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Roxanne is amazing! She has worked so diligently with our family and our puppy's needs. Any problem we were having, she had a way to address it. The best part is, it works!! She has a miracle solution for every instance. Roxanne is always willing to listen and do what is best for the family and the dog. Her techniques are easy to follow and always positive! She has reassured our family that we are making progress and are doing what is best for our puppy. We have seen wonderful changes in our puppy and are excited to continue to work with Roxanne. :)

The Dirty Dog Spa
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nisha T.
Verified review

Loved them. Staff was friendly, asked great question and my dog looked perfect. I will be using them again!

Alex Born
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
Sharon B.
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Alex has taken care of my english mastiff mix many times. The dog adores him. ALex has experience with large breeds, so he is not intimidated by their rambunctiousness and has a gentle firmness that the dog responds to very well. Besides, Alex is great to work with on the people side as far as communication and professional attitude. i highly recommend Alex for dog walking and dog sitting jobs.

About

We provide dog walks, dog daycare, dog sitting and yard pickup in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. We offer these services rain or shine, snow or sleet. We can stop by for let outs, take walks or just play with your dog! We offer reasonable rates and will even work holidays.

About

I love animals and I love being outside, so dog walking is something I enjoy. I also love playing with animals.

  • 4 years in business
About

I am not a professional by no means, but I do have experience working with dogs. I own one myself. I am very enthusiastic when it comes to taking care of pets, and I do my best to make sure your best friend has fun, is cared for properly and most importantly is safe. I offer walking and pet sitting, and I am willing to try other tasks. I do travel to my clients. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

About

I am starting college in September at Hamline University. My goal is to become a veterinarian after I take my pre-vet courses and then veterinarian courses. I have a 9 month old lab right now that I have trained fully on my own. I have always had a dog growing up and feel like I can truly connect with animals. I adore animals of all kinds cats, dogs, ferrets, bunnies, any animal you can imagine. I have a passion for animals and I want to help them. When I am taking care of an animal I do everything I can to make them feel loved. I still know how to discipline an animal that can be naughty too. I believe just a firm tone letting the animal know he was naughty and a gentle slap on the wrist is just enough. I love walking animals, playing with them and making them feel loved.

About

Wag 'n Woofs, located in Eden Prairie, is excited to provide a safe, clean and fun environment for your dog to play and learn in. Owned by passionate, experienced dog lovers, we strive to make your dog's experience at Wag 'n Woofs like a second home. Please check out all of our services, watch the dogs play on the webcams, find out more about us, and contact us with any questions. We can't wait to meet you and your pup soon! When it comes to your dog's care, there are lots of choices. What Wag 'n Woofs provides is a detailed, personalized and loving environment. We hope to be more then just a dog day care. We want to be who you call for training advice, where your dog wiggles uncontrollably when you pull up the driveway, and a place you can rely on when you have to leave your pup in someone else's care. Your dog needs time to be a dog, and here at Wag 'n Woofs, they can sniff, run, play and get a good belly rub while moms and dads are busy. Wag 'n Woofs warmly welcomes you to come check us out.

About

I will pet sit as well as do dog walking. I love all animals, and I treat other pets like I do with mine, with love and kindness.

About

I am a huge dog lover, looking to help out dog owners, while making some new furry friends in the process!

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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