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Rio Rancho Dog Walkers

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Paws In Action
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Leila K.
Verified review

Yaroz worked for us for a year. She not only walked our dog Gus but on occasion boarded him as well as offered daycare several days a week. She was fantastic and Gus and we miss her terribly since her move. If you want someone reliable, good with animals and very professional she is you girl. She also worked for several of our neighbors as her reputation grew.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Donna Y.
Verified review

RoseAnn does a great job taking care of our house and dogs while we are away. She even helps clean up kitchen when we are gone. We always are confident that she is taking care of our house and pets.

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Judythe S.
Verified review

Marilyn has been so wonderful, reliable, dog-loving, and reasonably priced. I highly recommend her.

from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Harry H.
Verified review

Robin is great! She is very accommodating, friendly, and reliable. I work long days and it's nice to have her come over and let my pup out during the day. I can see a difference in my pup when I get home, she's much happier that she has a friend that walks her and plays with her everyday when I'm away. I would say if you're looking for a dog walker, Robin is definitely the one you want. I'm glad I found her, and my pup loves her!

Etta's Pet Services
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
Verified review

I love Etta's Pet Services. I have been working with them for over a year and a half. They provide dog walking and overnight pet sitting for my pit bull/chocolate lab. They take excellent care of my pooch. He is a rescue dog, and is a little quirky due to anxiety issues. They understand how to work with him, and he is always happy to see them. They also take the work seriously. As in, providing dog walks for my 75-lb. dog is a serious matter. If he bolts after a rabbit on a dog walk, Etta's is prepared to handle him. If my dog got loose, that could be a problem. But Etta's is on top of the game; they are very reliable and prepared. Etta's Pet Service responds very quickly to calls/text messages. They provide text/pictures for each and every dog walk/visit, and I love that. It provides peace of mind that my dog is being well cared for. The Etta's team is also very respectful of my house, and the neighbors. We love Etta's!!!

Custom K9 Performance
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kathy G.
Verified review

When I hired Lisa, I was having lots of behavior issues with my two dogs. After Lisa came to the house for a few sessions I felt confident in what to do and my dogs were responding well to their new behavior expectations. I have also used Custom K9 Performance to board my dogs, which can be anxiety stricken. I was so pleased with the facility and traveled easy knowing my dogs were getting great care.

Puma's Kitty Services
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robert B.
Verified review

We were delighted with the way Meka looked after our dog, Mindy, for one day (11/5/14). Meka is excellent with animals and went out of her way to arrive at our house in good time and to give Mindy a very varied and happy day - better than we would have done ourselves - they went for a nice hike in the ABQ Open Space as part of their afternoon walk. We were very happy to meet Meka and with the way she looked after our house and dog. Bob and Marylyn Burridge.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elise L.
Verified review

I was matched with the perfect sitter. Cats and lizards! Thank yiu! Very quick response!

  • 7 years in business

I have over 10 year of experience working with animals. I am currently working on several projects with 2 well know local Dog Trainers. Because of my work at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society I have experience working with lots of different breeds and temperaments of dogs and cats. I have experience managing pet stores in Orlando Florida in which I learned how to care for exotic reptiles and birds.


I have 15+ yrs of experience in the pet care industry. Individual grooming sessions available upon request. Great for senior pets, or pets with anxiety and behavioral issues. Ask about puppy's first grooming program. My services also include pet sitting. I am available for overnights as well as daily visits. As a registered nurse, my medical training aides in my assessment of your pets needs and helps me to provide the quality care they deserve.


I provide the following services: - Mail and paper collection - Plant watering - Medication administration, feedings, water refreshening and food and water dish cleaning - Cleaning of cats' litter boxes - Cuddles and playtime - Daily 30-minute dog walking - Key pickup and return


I am a pet walker and pet sitter. I am in love with pets. I have eight dogs and two cats. I became a pet walker and pet sitter when I was in fifth grade. I did odd jobs back then, and I still do it to this day.


I am Santa Fe, New Mexico based. I walk dogs, cats, and lizards, as long as all are friendly. I love all animals, and I enjoy their energies and companies.

  • 3 years in business

I have been a professional dog walker/trainer/animal caretaker for over 20 years. I will care for your furry friends as they are my own. I can administer medicine, help with behavior issues and can serve most any animal. I love hiking, camping, dancing, yoga, gardening, sustainable living and being with friends and family. If I don't have a service listed please ask and I will try and make it happen having to do with house care, farm care , animal care. Thank you, Melissa Rose


I am a Santa Fe, NM based dog waking and sitting service. I have experience walking and playing with dogs. I had a Shetland Sheepdog growing up.

  • 18 years in business

I train and walk dogs. I modify their behaviors where they learn how to be more obedient, and learn how to housebreak them.


I train difficult dogs. I train the dogs people say can't be fixed. I bring a change. I turn your dog into not just your best friend but your greatest friend.

  • 6 years in business

My work stands out because I offer more services than most. I walk dogs and I offer pet grooming.



I walk, sit, play, talk, wash, feed, and brush all dogs seven days week. I can do a 24-hour care if needed. I can do it in my house or your house. Just call me.


I am an animal lover and have time to help you with your pet. I have been training and owning dogs for many years. I am familiar with most breeds.

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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