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Jersey City Dog Running Professionals

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  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
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We had a last minute change of plans and needed to change the service requested. Kristine and company were more than accommodating and provided a great solution for us. Vincent did a great job with the balloon animals. He was wonderful engaging the kids.

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

  • 66 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.

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SKL House Grooming
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audrey W.
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Sing did an amazing job grooming my dog. She is very experienced and very professional. She created very trusting rapport with my dog. My dog not only looks great, but enjoyed the experience as well. I highly recommend Sing.

Krystie's Pawfect Pet Care
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Robin J.
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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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suki lau
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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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 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Nisha S.
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EXCELLENT! She not only trained my pup, but worked with me so I would have the tools needed to continue the training process. She is gentle and knowledgable. My dog and I hope to continue our relationship with her as we work on my dog's training. thank you! I HIGHLY recommend Flipz Pet Care!!!!

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Backcountry K-9
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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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!!

Gus Trains Us, Inc.
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ursula C.
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Gus has just started walking my dog this week during the day while I'm at work. My dog is shy and within a couple of sessions, he warmed up to Gus and now he wags his tail when he hears him at the door. I am very pleased with Gus' service.

Ray&Fay's Pet Care
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea C.
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Fayna did a fantastic job with making my dog feel comfortable for his first grooming session. He looks amazing!

The Pawtrotters
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Elise N.
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Kristian was prompt, courteous, and caring with my pup! My dog took to him right away and felt very safe and happy in his presence. We look forward to using more of Kristian’s services, as our standards are set with what we look for in a dog walker. If you’ve found Kristian, look no further!

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

Treat!
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie H.
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Eli has looked after our 60lb dog for over a year, daily weeks throughout the week and occasional weekend dog sitting. Very realiable, trustworthy and does whatever he can to help at last minute too.

Linda Ryan
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren H.
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I love how Linda is very flexible with her schedule and to last minute changes. Additionally, I adore the updates and photos she sends me when she walks our dog. She is a wonderful dog walker, I would definitely recommend her!

Sharon Squared Pet Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen M.
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I leave my dog, Mae, with Sharon Squared, Monday through Friday. Mae always comes home happy and exhausted from the dog run and long walks. Sharon Squared had taken her to the vet and the groomer for me, too. Its great to be able to focus on work knowing Mae is in great hands and having fun!

Swifto Dog Walking
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David F.
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My dog Zino and I have been using Swifto for 2 years now. My dog walker, Brittany, shows up every day on time, and obviously really loves Zino. Plus, they're really tech savvy too. I get to see every walks GPS route, and I can make an album from all of the cute photos I get of Zino. I couldn't recommend them better! I just wished they were in Florida too so I can have them walk Zino when I go on holiday there...

VIP Canine
4.2
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren H.
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We have been having VIP walk our pup for over a year now and they are great! Always on time and always walk our dog longer than normal! They leave the cutest notes too!

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

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany M.
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Karen has been fantastic with my dog Lexie - we are thrilled to have found her!

PoshPups JC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Nikkie Z.
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Aisha (the owner of Posh Pups JC) is my favorite dog walker. My dog is always as excited to see her as she is to see family members. I think that tells you something about the way Aisha is with dogs in order to get them to love her his much. She radiates a kind, caring and calm energy that puts dogs (and people) at ease. She's also great at accommodating my dog's special needs. BONUS: she posts cute photos of her clients' fur-babies on Instagram. I love that they're often smiling! :)

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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