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Your burning questions: answered

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. 

Reviews for Gladstone dog walkers
Thumbtack Customer
They assisted me with dog walking and it was an excellent experience! Very reliable and flexible to accommodate changes in schedule. Would highly recommend for dog walking!
Monkey BarsMonkey Bars
Emily G.
Cindy is great to work with! My dog loves her walks, and I appreciate her being able to work my dog in for a last minute walk.
CinnaSits!! Play&Poo4UCinnaSits!! Play&Poo4U
Sarah L.
Jeanette started walking my dogs a couple weeks ago. She was flexible when arranging a meet and greet, and shows up at the agreed upon days to walk them. She sends daily updates with photos and a summary of the walk. I'd highly recommend her for your dog walking needs!
Jennys LoveJennys Love
Thumbtack Customer
April went above and beyond and was conscientious of our dog. He loved having her walk him. Plus, she added extra personal touches like texting me pictures of him on their walks. Overall, great service and great with our dog. We will certainly hire her again!
Schumacher Pet ServicesSchumacher Pet Services
Julie M.
I highly recommend Melissa's Menagerie LLC. She walks my blue heeler 2-3 times a week. My dog loves seeing Melissa and waits at the door for her. She is professional and loving towards animals. This is a great help to me!
Melissa's Menagerie LLCMelissa's Menagerie LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I have a very difficult dog, with major anxiety issues. He does not do well in kennels so I had opted to leave him at home while on vacation, and wanted someone to come into my house to walk him and spend time with him. April Schumacher exceeded my expectations in every way. While I was on vacation she sent me texts with pictures and updated me daily, since she knew that I had anxiety over leaving my dog. She left daily notes that I was able to review upon my return. April also brought my mail and newspapers in, and had offered to water plants and turn lights on while I was gone. She spent a whole hour with my dog for each visit. The weather was super hot and my dog was not wanting to walk much during the afternoon visit. She noticed that he kept going by her car and sniffing around so she asked him if he wanted to go for a ride. I hadn't told her how much he loves car rides. That became their routine in the afternoon - a short walk, a ride in the car, and then chilling or playing in the house. April is a true animal lover and devotes her life to rescuing animals and taking care of animals. She even donates money to an organization that feeds animals, based upon how many miles she walks dogs. April was kind and professional in every way and I highly recommend using her services. She loves your animal and treats your animal as her own. After communicating with her on my first day of vacation, I could relax, knowing that my dog was in good hands. Because of my confidence in April, I had peace of mind and was able to enjoy my time away from home. If you want to ask me anything about this review, please contact April for my email address and I will be happy to answer any questions.
Schumacher Pet ServicesSchumacher Pet Services
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