Find a dog walker near University City, MO

Find a dog walker near University City, MO

Find a dog walker near University City, MO

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 4 Dog Walkers near University City, MO

Dog Walking Services Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

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. 

Reviews for University City dog walkers
Thumbtack Customer
Zachary is awesome! There was an emergency trip I had to take for my job, so I was in search of a last minute dog walking service. I was only in need of a brief walk, 3 times a day for 3-4 days. With 3 days left until my trip, Zachary made sure to stop my house for introductions, spent a little time with my dog to learn her habits (she was a nervous wreck in the beginning), and took notes of my requirements and expectations. While I was away, Zachary made sure to send me updates, pictures and videos of my precious baby and their walks. I am very happy with his work, he is my #1 pick for dog walks and according to my parents, my dog LOVES Zachary.
PawPros, LLCPawPros, LLC
Karen O.
Keri is awesome! She walks our dog 5 times a week and she takes great care of her. She truly cares about her pet "clients" and makes sure they walk and have everything they need!
Keri Cares Pet SittingKeri Cares Pet Sitting
Mo J.
I'm a traveling medical profession and had Denise walk my dog while I was in St Louis. Denise is very knowledgeable about dogs and sent me lovely pictures and messages about my dog when she came by. The thing about Denise is that she really loves animals and is a very good person at heart. I experienced this quite personally when my dog fell ill. Denise messaged me to let me know that my girl wasn't doing well and gave me a suggestion for an emergency vet. I ran home to take my girl to the vet and sadly discovered that she was very ill and wasn't going to make it. Denise reached out and I gave her the bad news. She dropped everything and came to the vet to be with me, she was there within minutes. She stayed with me the entire time. Having to put a beloved pet down is never easy, but Denise helped as much as anyone could. I didn't have any friends or family being as I was hundreds of miles from home, but Denise was there and helped me and my dog through a very difficult situation. I will always remember and appreciate her for that.
Life in the Ruff!Life in the Ruff!
Thumbtack Customer
We had an emergency situation with a family member living alone and being admitted to the hospital. Her little dog was left alone and needed attention right away. I accidentally found thumbtack and filled out the info on a whim while continuing to look for kennels, transportation, shot records, sitters, etc. Within a short few minutes, I received an email from Zachary Ochsner who had time in his schedule to help. It was like finding a guardian from Heaven! He was so prompt, I couldn't believe it. He was there in less than an hour and took care of the little tike for 2 days. He went over and above in his care for the dog! We could not have asked for better. If I hadn't filled out that form from Thumbtack, I probably would not have been able to take care of this in such a perfect way. Thank you to Thumbtack and Zachary Ochsner of StrongPaws: He is in south St. Louis and travels 20 miles. I would recommend him for your animal care in a hot second! He's also Licensed, Bonded and Insured! Like I said...everything was perfect! He even sent pics and a video of one of his walks.
PawPros, LLCPawPros, LLC
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.