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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 Hoboken dog walkers
Thumbtack Customer
Stephany and team are wonderful dog walkers! They care for my dog as if he were their own. Reliable dog walking and convenient over night stays when needed. Highly recommend Paw Pals services to anyone in the area!
Paw Pals Pet Services LLCPaw Pals Pet Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Lynne a few weeks ago to walk my dog Osa a few days during the work week. I am so thrilled to have Lynne as Osa's dog walker. Lynne is dependable, trust worthy, great with pets, and flexible if I need to make a change in our schedule. Every time Lynne walks Osa I receive a progress report, along with pictures during their walk! It is nice to have daily updates on how Osa is doing! I couldn't be happier with the service and look forward to continuing to work with Lynne!
Good Dog Pet CareGood Dog Pet Care
Allison M.
Hoboken Happy Paws has been taking great care of my pup, Madison! They are very responsive and professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for dog walking services.
Hoboken Happy PawsHoboken Happy Paws
Thumbtack Customer
Top Paws is amazing! Angie and Angel are extremely reliable and cost-effective. Angie really treats my pup Henry as her own - she sends me pics of him during their walks and sleepovers and she is soo sweet with him. Top Paws tidies up after the dog and leaves details after each personal walk. Beyond the great service, I think (most importantly) Top Paws is extremely trustworthy and reliable. Never missed or cancelled an appt and extremely helpful for very last min requests. Angie has even gone back to my apt to unlock the door upon request when I forgot my key! I love these guys. :)
Paw Pals Pet Services LLCPaw Pals Pet Services LLC
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