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Hickory Dog Walkers

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While your away Petsitting
from 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Jana P.
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I wish there were 10 stars for Tina! I am so happy I chose her from all the professionals referred to us. We hired Tina for 12 days for dog walking only as my 82 year old mother was actually house sitting. When we left, we had no idea a winter storm was on the way. Tina went above and beyond - she actually stayed 4 days with my mom so that she did not have twalk him in the snow and continued to take excellent care of him as if he were one of her own. What a blessing she was to us. If anyone is in need of this service, do not hesitate to hire this dependable, thoughtful, and capable lady. She is one of a kind!

  • 6 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Eddi S.
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Karen was very quick to respond, and a very gracious woman to work with. Her employees are a direct reflection of her and her company. They cleaned my house better than any company or person had ever done in the past, and in record time AND we own 2 large dogs. 😳 I have already booked them again and can’t wait to continue this new relationship which will make my life easier and cleaner! Thx so much Karen and company!!🤗

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Leash Life
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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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, 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.

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Shiloh Sit (Laura Keistler)
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhonda C.
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We were so pleased with how things went when we left our dogs in Laura's care! I appreciated how she visited beforehand to meet them, and how she took detailed notes on everything. One of our dogs tends to be very anxious and I could tell that he felt totally comfortable and safe while in Laura's care. She really is a compassionate professional who listens - I highly recommend her services!

  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Holly H.
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Knowing I was going to need someone to take care of my five dogs and cat after eye surgery, I needed someone I could completely rely on. Libby was available whenever I needed her. She came over and took my dogs outside a few times each day even though I was home. I was unable to bend over or lift anything over 15 lbs. She took them in the yard, ran them around, fed them, got them water and lots of petting. Two have special needs with their eyes (runs in the family) and she made sure they were clean and medicated. Not sure what I would have done without I could count on. My dogs were relaxed and slept with me most of the time, they were content even though Mommy couldn't take care of them. Thanks Libby, you really went above and beyond for me. It is great knowing you have someone you can count on for your furbabies.

Sky's the Limit Dog Sitting
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Dave P.
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Amy is absolutely one of the nicest people I have ever met. We stayed in Charlotte Friday, Saturday and Sunday and had her set up to watch our puppy on Sunday during the day. He did not take well to being in a hotel room and Amy offered to watch our dog the entire weekend and for a very reasonable price. We ended up only doing Sunday and knew our dog was going to be safe and taken care of the moment we pulled up. She has a beautiful, well kept house in a gorgeous neighborhood. I cannot recommend Sky's the Limit enough and we will definitely continue to take our dog to her anytime we are in the Charlotte area.

Carolina Canine Training
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine L.
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Liz and Merritt have been wonderful for helping my dogs to get along. Since working with CCT I have been able to not only prevent a lot of issues by meeting eachs dog's needs better, but also by learning to tell when they are unhappy and preventing a fight before it starts. I was really afraid that I would have to give one of my dogs back to a rescue before Liz came over. Now not only do my dogs get along by they are very tolerant with my toddler too! CCT really helped them to adjust to having a little one in the house, and I just can't thank them enough for everything they did to help my 4-legged children!

Figgy's Pet Care
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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Marleen pet-sits for our GSD Nelson. She is trustworthy, reliable and our dog loves her! I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for a companion for their pet.

The Grooming Lady
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dot C.
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The Grooming Lady was fantastic! She graciously accommodated two elderly dogs by traveling to their home for grooming thus elevating as much stress for them and this owner. She was very professional, thorough and efficient and they looked and smelled wonderful - can't ask for more than that! Highly recommend her!

Queen Animal Service
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tara M.
Verified review

Lauren took excellent care of my dog when I need someone to board her when I was out of town. She sent me many photos and paid excellent attention to her.


I'm a friendly dog lover who provides walks, feedings or sitting in your area. My schedule is flexible. I'm from Concord. I have limited work with cats due to allergies.


I walk dogs for an hourly rate, or even sit sometimes. I also enjoy dogs a lot. I've been around animals all my life. Your pets will be in good hands with me.


My services include dog walking and overnight pet sitting in my home or yours. I can also water plants and take out the trash when you are away.


I love big or small dogs. My business is just getting started. I walk them, feed them, play with them, teach them new tricks, and love them like my own.


General Purpose To maintain a clean, sanitary, comfortable and tidy environment for either private households or commercial establishments Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities sweep, scrub, mop and polish floors vacuum clean carpets, rugs and draperies shampoo carpets, rugs and upholstery dust and polish furniture and fittings clean metal fixtures and fittings empty and clean trash containers dispose of trash in a sanitary manner clean wash basins, mirrors, tubs and showers wipe down glass surfaces make up beds and change linens as required tidy up rooms wash windows as scheduled sort, wash, load and unload laundry iron and press clothing and linen sort, fold and put away clean laundry operate mechanized cleaning equipment maintain all cleaning equipment and materials in a safe and sanitary working condition monitor and report necessary domestic repairs and replacements


I take the dogs out for a walk in the afternoons, so they get exercise, and you get peace of mind. I am a housecleaner too!


My name is Jessica, and I take pride in animals. I love all sorts of animals, but my preferred line of work is dog walking. I am available for your every need concerning your sweet four-legged pet. I can handle small to large dogs, and I am comfortable with every breed. I hope that I hear from you soon, so I can meet your lovely pet as well as you!


What makes my business great is that I care for your pets. I make sure that they're having a good time. I play with them, and I will treat them like they were my own.


I am reliable and responsible. I also love animals and will take great care of your pets. I am available at anytime.


Greetings! My name is Shelly and I am a lover of all animals! As a pet owner, I know the importance of making sure your loved ones get plenty of exercise and attention. I am also a personal trainer so I make sure your babies get lots of exercise!


I do solid, dependable work. I strive to ensure that any client of mine whether I'm changing oil or walking a dog, relieves the most for their money.

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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