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

Great job walking my puppy. On time and great updates of the walk.

  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia S.
Verified review

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
Tomer H.
Verified review

Lauren and Krystie have been amazing. Both are really sweet and very professional. I never had a dog walker before so naturally I was afraid in the beginning but they've been so great, that I now can go to work, knowing my dog is in good hands.

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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.
Verified review

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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SKL House Grooming
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audrey W.
Verified review

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.

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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
Cat O.
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Jessica is absolutely fantastic. And my pup definitely viewed her as an authority figure from the moment she walked into the apartment. In just two sessions of examining how my pup and I interact and how we interact with the neighborhood on walks, I witnessed great improvement in how he respects me and the leash. She helped me see the importance/benefits of tweaking my relationship with my pup from being "play pals" to being a "team." And the importance of Team Work when out walking on the leash in New York City. Jessica also helped me better understand the cleanest/clearest way to call my pup so he would come to me every time. We are definitely closer to being able to run around off-leash at the park thanks to 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.
Verified review

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
Tami D.
Verified review

My husband and I were in need of a daily dog walker but didn't know where to turn in the area. Prima Donna was fantastic - they came to our home at a time convenient for us, spent the time to make us and our shy dog comfortable and have been a great relief for us since knowing that our pet is getting the break she needs during the day. Couldn't be happier!

Gus Trains Us, Inc.
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ursula C.
Verified review

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.

  • 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.

Edz Pet Walking
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Janet S.
Verified review

Edz Pet Walking has been walking my dog daily for three weeks now. I am extremely happy with the reliability and quality of service. Edz Pet Walking takes excellent care of my baby girl, and I'm so grateful. I highly recommend.

Strut Your Pup, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Vincie and Kelvin L.
Verified review

Our 4-month old Jack Russell puppy Chilli is very attached to us, so when we need to be out of town we do not want to just leave her at any pet hotel. We're so glad to have found Strut Your Pup - Jorge and his family provide us with the most ideal dog boarding service we were looking for. Jorge is very professional, knowledgeable about pets, reliable and friendly to both his clients and their animals. He always takes great care of Chilli, gives her all the personal attention she needs and also gives us a lot of reassurance by kindly sending us updates regularly on how Chilli is doing. Also, at Jorge's, Chilli gets to socialize with one or two other dogs under supervision, unlike in other commercial daycare where she might interact with random dogs every time, and close supervision is also not always guaranteed. We have full confidence in Jorge and his team, and would highly recommend their dog walking and dogsitting services to all dog lovers who care about their dogs. Thank you Jorge!

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

I cannot recommend Adam from Casper Dog Training enough! He took his time to tailor his training to our needs with our dog, making sure we understood what he was doing the entire time. His patience, understanding, and professionalism made him amazing to work with without feeling overwhelmed or pressured. We will definitely continue dog training with Adam, he was a very calming presence and made sure to answer all of our questions and concerns before he finished. He was very thorough and left us with great tips to make sure we knew exactly how to continue to work with our dog.

Your Dog's Best Friend
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 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

Linda Ryan
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren H.
Verified review

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!

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

K-9 Experts LLC is an amazing dog walking and training company. The firm is run by Jose Menedez out of Short Hills, NJ. He has a dedicated team of dog walkers who can handle all of your pet needs. They are always very punctual, professional and easy to work with. You can schedule you dog walking appointments on-line and you receive an email when the dog walker has entered your house and at the end of the walk telling you how the walk went. K-9 Experts LLC offers house services like taking in the mail, newspapers etc so you know your house and pet are safe. They also will feed you pet or take him to appointments as necessary. They are a one stop shop for all your pet walking, boarding and training needs. They have provided me with exceptional services and great dog care advice over the years. A year ago I had an emergency and wound up in the hospital for 4 days and they immediately went by my house and pickup up my dog and boarded him until I recovered. They truly care about your pets!

  • 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.

What About the Pets, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marta J.
Verified review

What About the Pets is the only business I trust with my pets. Christina and her team take great care of your pets and go out of their way to make sure you are satisfied. They are professional, knowledgeable, and caring. What About the Pets won't let you down. I highly recommend this business for all your pet sitting and dog walking needs.

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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