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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 Charlotte dog walkers
Great job connecting with my dog and implementing training during the walks.
Leash LifeLeash Life
Chuck L.
Would not recommend. She was supposed to come by to walk the dogs and never showed or called.
Pamela G.
She was available at the very last minute to walk my dogs while I was at work. She sent me pictures of them and my dogs loved her!!
Mind of the DogMind of the Dog
Thumbtack Customer
Drew has walked my dog for almost a year now, and he has been the perfect hire. I cannot offer enough compliments to fully capture his character; he's good natured, prompt, trustworthy, flexible, professional, funny, and best of all, my dog loves him. If I were in the market for a dog walker again, he would be my first pick.
Leash LifeLeash Life
Thumbtack Customer
I have two bigger strong dogs and they were so happy when I came home because of their walk. Drew wiped their paws too so they didn't track all the mud around my house. He also sent a text with a little update as to how the walk went who pooped etc. great job I would recommend
Leash LifeLeash Life
Catherine S.
I cannot say enough good things about Leash Life! Drew and Tiffy were more than patient with my Chihuahua... he can be a little difficult but now he loves them. It’s a great value, I can depend on them completely. Drew has a ton of experience with all kinds of dogs and they are extremely responsible. This is much more than just paying a teenager to walk your dog. I completely trust them with my little man and that is priceless!
Leash LifeLeash Life
Thumbtack Customer
What would I do without Drew and Shannon! From the second Jim (our dog) met them at the initial meet and greet, he took to them immediately. Drew does such a great job with our dog.. he's a 2 year old 55lb schnauzer/hound mix and he has a LOT of energy, and Drew has been working with him on commands and walking on leash, and I can already see the progress he's making. Drew and Shannon are very professional. They're always on time, they're very responsive, they're trustworthy, and they take great care of Jim. I come home from work every day knowing that Jim had a great walk and was well taken care of during the day while I was gone. They have an instagram account that I follow, and I love seeing the pictures of all the dogs that Drew walks and interacting with the LeashLife community. He also sends me updates after each walk and lets me know how Jim did, BMs, etc, which gives me peace of mind, knowing how my fur baby did. We will continue to use Drew and Shannon for as long as they'll let us :) and I would highly recommend to others. They offer great prices and the services can't be beat. Thanks so much for taking such great care of our Jim!
Leash LifeLeash Life
Hannah G.
Really happy to have Drew taking care of my pup. Flexible, professional, and a genuinely nice person. Can't beat the value or the enthusiasm. Plus, I really appreciate getting pictures of his happy little face out on a walk when I'm at work! Looking forward to our new routine and a happier dog.
Leash LifeLeash Life
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