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East Orange Dog Running Professionals

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Pooch Ventures
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon M.
Verified review

Response time with pooch ventures was ccellent. Olga did a lovely job with our .ittle dog.. She was calm and loving and had us all at ease. On time , professional and very sweet.

  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia S.
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She really enjoys what's she doing and that translates into a positive, productive experience for my dog and me! She also had good practical tips for dealing with puppy issues. We are having great results.

Krystie's Pawfect Pet Care
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Robin J.
Verified review

I was dog-sitting for a friend for 11 days and Krystie was a life-saver. She came promptly every night for the "last" walk - was sweet and kind. The best was that she was extremely reliable. A great find! Highly recommend using her services.

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SKL House Grooming
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten A.
Verified review

I am absolutely thrilled with the way Sing Lui groomed my dog Pickwick. He can be difficult around strangers sometimes but he immediately felt comfortable with her. Sing understood exactly what kind of cut I wanted and he looks absolutely adorable. She worked quickly and neatly and even told me what kind of brush I should be using on him. I would gladly work with her again and highly recommend her to others.

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suki lau
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelsey K.
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I found Suki through Thumbtack and couldn't be happier. I live in lower Manhattan and was struggling to find a reliable, qualified and reasonably priced dog walking service after my current walker for ~2 years moved to California. Suki is great to work with. She is flexible and conscious of both mine and Oakley's needs. She updates me on Oakley's walks and is very polite and caring. I couldn't have asked for a better person to take care of my pup when I can't be there. I highly recommend entrusting Suki with your pet care needs.

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Flipz Pet Care
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marc Q.
Verified review

True dog lovers. Your pets will be treated exactly how you would treat them because Jenn will make sure she and her walkers know everything that they need to know about you and your pet. It will be like you are walking your dogs yourself.

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beverly C.
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I enjoyed taking my dog at Pack in Harmony. Jessica the trainer was very pleasant to work with and made herself available. I would highly recommend her.

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Simply Yours Concierge
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leigh E.
Verified review

Kyle and Alanna were awesome with our dog! We were gone for the weekend and we have never left our dog for that long before. I was honestly a nervous wreck the first day, but after getting great reports and photos back from them after each visit, my worrying stopped. Darla, our dog, also seemed very happy with the experience! We will be using them again! (Just asked them to come by another day this week!)

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Backcountry K-9
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sammy S.
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I reached out to Josh for help because my dog would lash out at other dogs when we went for walks, hikes, etc. I was very pleased with his work! He arrived on time, earlier than expected, to really make sure I got the most out of my session. The quality of his work is very professional and you could tell he truly cares about helping you and your dog! He is very knowledgeable in numerous different behavioral issues, which was impressive. He taught me how to take control of my dog and now my dog is doing much better socially. Josh also responded to my emails in a timely mannner when I would have quick questions. I would highly recommend this service!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Eva P.
Verified review

Prima Donna has been taking care of our dog since she was a puppy. When Donna first came to meet with us she was the first person to make our puppy feel comfortable. Now for the past year and a half our dog has has been loving her walks, hikes and play dates with Deb, Donna and Rob. She leaves with her tail wagging and comes home ready for a nap. Also, you get updates and can check out awesome action shots on Facebook. Prima Donna is professional, reliable and most importantly they LOVE animals. I recommend them without reservation and am SO happy to have found them!

  • 28 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lyn H.
Verified review

I have known Kate since 2006 when I hired her to take care of my dogs while living for a year in New York City. I chose Kate from several people listing dog care services on Craig’s List because, of all the ones I interviewed, I found her to be the most professional and conscientious, offering to meet the dogs and myself before the job began. As a pet sitter I found Kate to be competent, reliable, and proactive in addressing any problems that might arise but, above all, Kate is a caring, compassionate individual who genuinely takes an interest in the happiness and well being of her furry charges. Over the years, what began as a professional relationship became a friendship. I have never had any qualms leaving her with my pets in my home or entrusting her with their care. She has been to my home many times since we both returned to Michigan not only as a dog sitter and friend but also to help with catering and serving at parties. Kate also helped with dog walking and meal preparation the summer I was receiving chemo so I can recommend not only her culinary and animal skills but her people care skills as well. I hope you will consider Kate for whatever purpose she has chosen to give you this letter of recommendation. She will not only do her best for you, she will exceed your expectations.

TREAT!
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
Verified review

My dog Trouble gets walked by Eli from Dawn of Dogs. Trouble is always excited to get walked by him, I provide bags and he always cleans my dog's paws when he gets back. He's always on time and also reliable for when I can't do night walks with Trouble. Eli has been great with Trouble and handling his walks, he gives feedback and when I'm not at home he lets me know pick up and drop off. I recommend him my dog is a rescue he has some antisocial behaviors with other dogs and Eli has been able to work greatly with that and give Trouble hour walks even time at the dog park. I'm happy with the dog walking service.

Neighborwagger
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Katie A.
Verified review

Best Friends Dog Walking was really great with my dog Bibou and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an awesome dog walker on the upper east side! She was very caring, always on time, responsible, and made my dog very comfortable and happy. She truly loves dogs and puts in a huge effort to make sure they're happy.

Edz Pet Walking
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Toni-Ann A.
Verified review

Ed has been checking in on our new puppy almost every day for a while now and we've felt really comfortable with him. He provides us with daily feedback through text message so we always know how our pup is doing and if we should expect any surprises upon our return home. He's been great confirming the schedule in advance as well as being available last minute when our schedule has changed unexpectedly. I would highly recommend Ed for your dog walking needs.

Pampered Pooch NYC
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jarret S.
Verified review

Adene was great! Our cat requires medication twice daily on a fairly strict timetable. Adene was completely reliable and sent us a picture and text every time she went to feed him so we wouldn't worry. If you need someone to look after your cat, I would not hesitate to recommend Adene.

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Casper Dog Training
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aidyn T.
Verified review

Very professional and very fast to respond and would recommend to anyone looking for an amazing dog trainer.

Your Dog's Best Friend
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christian A.
Verified review

These guys are amazing they've been walking my dog for a while and I've never met another dog walking company who will show up on time and with a smile no matter the weather

K9 Experts, LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Derek S.
Verified review

There is not enough room here to say everything positive about the K9 Experts. Jose is the definition of passionate when it comes to the care of your dog. Kindi (my best buddu aka the dog), my wife, and I have been customers for nearly 6 years, and we have ONLY had extremely positive experiences during the hundreds of times we have utilized his services (daily walking, boarding, and training). The second Kindi realizes Jose is in the area; instant excitement (i.e. happy excessive rapid tail wagging)! He has become a trusted friend to my wife and I, and more importantly, our dog.

Sindee's Strays, Inc.
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ilene M.
Verified review

Sindee has been walking our dog, Casey, on weekly basis. She has been doing it for almost a year. She is very reliable and truely loves our puppy. She calls me and texts me with any concerns she might have with regard to our dogs well being. She is always looking out for Casey's best interest and loves her as if she were her own. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs someone to care for their dog.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Yvette M.
Verified review

Leah is an awesome dog walker! She’s kind, caring and absolutely loves our Charlie. She is very responsible. We love her and so does Charlie.

Petsitting by Brooke
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Karen W.
Verified review

Brooke took great care with our two dogs and three cats over a four day weekend. She kept in touch daily with texts and photos. We've hired her again for another long weekend later this month.

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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