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Chris' Happy Paws
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lin M.
Verified review

Chris is an amazing integral part of our care team for Larry our new puppy. She is way more than a dog walker. Her expertise in pet care has. Even such a great resource. She is supportive, dependable and so very kind. I can always reach Chris by text for updates and questions. I love that she sends pictures and updates from her visits! Larry loves her and so do we!!!

Wag This Way, LLC
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
Verified review

We hired Wag This Way to watch our two dogs and one cat while we were on vacation. Wag This Way exceeded our expectations! Kerri clearly loves animals and took great care of our pets and Home. She clearly understands all the details that come with taking care of pets including plans for any potential health issues, cleaning up messes, and just spending quality time with our furry loved ones. She went above and beyond the call of duty by helping with yard cleanup as the snow melted. We highly recommend Wag This Way and will hire again for future travel.

Sarah DeMerle
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Monica M.
Verified review

This went very well. So good that we are keeping Sarah walking my 2 small dogs. They are sister and brother. They are impossible to walk together. But not for Sarah. She walks my two and a pack of them too. If you want someone passionate about their job than you will need Sarah. Sweet, patient, positive dependable trustworthy. I guarantee you will be happy with her Dog Walking services.

Walk n Waggles
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kara T.
Verified review

Excellent! Changed our lives. No longer will our dog feel anxious at a kennel! Vanessa is trustworthy and professional. She loves and cares for your pet as if they were her very own. She is a natural with dogs. Our dog warmed up to her immediately !

Dognanny
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Julie M.
Verified review

Kristen has been so great with my special needs Sammy senior dog. We're so appreciative of her daily visits.

A Pawsitive Experience
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joie B.
Verified review

I just realized that 10 years has passed since I wrote a review of Susan and Pawsitive Experience. Time passes, puppies grow up, and some have even passed on .... but through all those many years, Susan has remained an amazing advocate, trainer, and friend who cares deeply about nurturing the relationship between people and their dogs so they can all live "happily ever after". She truly wants the best for all concerned. I have known her with my own dogs since 2003 and have observed her with many others through the years. She is always there to speak for the dog and help people understand the canine messages that elude them and help them build the positive bond with their dog that will last a lifetime. Her approach is positive, individualized, honest, direct, and humorous in teaching both the dog and the person, and I have really valued learning from her. Over the years, I have participated in her weekly happy hour where the dogs play together and also in her training classes. It has truly been a great place to learn and share with my dogs in the beautiful country setting of Pawsitive Experience. A great example that demonstrates what Susan has created comes from my first meeting with her at a birthday party for one of her wonderful Shiloh Shepherds. Not knowing what to expect, I found not only her own dogs there, but a total of 100 dogs, all playing happily off-leash. I counted them multiple times - there were 100! There were lots of fun activities for all the dogs ranging from agility to Canine Good Citizen testing, delicious food, and of course, the companionship of all those other dog lovers and their dogs. What I truly found amazing that day, and remains vivid in my mind even after all these years, was that 100 dogs could play together for 3 hours and get along without any issues ~ really, I watched them all ! No issues. These were the dogs of Susan's client's and friends. It was very clear to me that anyone who could create a harmonious dog environment like that, clearly knew what she was doing. Her cat wasn't even phased by all those dogs ! Most recently, Susan took in a dog from a friend of mine who died suddenly. She was in need of a lot of tlc and support, yet Susan took her in without hesitation and made her one of her own and gave her the care and acceptance she needed. She has always taken in rescue dogs needing someone to care and understand them and has given them a second (or third or fourth) chance. She has been an angel to them all, and to me, too. I appreciate, beyond words, Susan and all she has done and continues to do on behalf of dogs and their people.

Critter Comforts
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kim G.
Verified review

Thoughtful and kind and my dog likes her!

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica N.
Verified review

I met with Lauren and instantly felt at ease! The care and patience she showed with my shy/hesitant puppy left me knowing that our girl will be in great hands with her!

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joan S.
Verified review

Amy is great. She is gentle and loving with my Lizzy. She walks my dog twice a week and Lizzy loves her. Although her time is valuable, she makes sure the animal is comfortable before she leaves. I would definitely recommend her.,

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I can watch your pets. I am an animal lover myself, so I am not new to taking care of animals. I can walk your dog, and I will make sure they do their business before returning to your house. Also, I can watch over your house while you are on vacation.

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I was raised around large dogs and currently own a Bull Mastiff myself. I am able to walk dogs most afternoons of the week, and am always punctual with time.

  • 5 years in business
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Dog grooming salon on my home, so dogs don't need to be put in crate before or after groom. Owners can pick dog up as soon as it's groomed.

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I am great with dogs and show love and care. I treat all animals as if they were mine. This is my day job to help me stay fit.

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I am actually now beginning my dog walking/pet sitting services. I'll walk dogs of all sizes, and I'll also take them to many different parks. I will provide my own toys and treats for the walks and playing at the park.

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I love dogs of all kinds, shapes, sizes and different breeds. I will love all dogs until the end. I'm walking dogs.

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I have been groomings dogs for 25 years and showing/handling dogs for 14 years. I offer one on one grooming to your fur kid and will pamper your fur kid like my own !

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I will walk your dog and pet sit while you are away. I clean also. I can take care of any animals you need taken care of. I am a mature woman who you can trust, and I am very reliable. I just love animals and would take care of them like they were my own.

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I walk dogs According to what the owner instructs me to do. (bigger dogs need longer walks due to the fact that they tend to need more exercise). I also wash the dogs. This happens at your home and all this is for an exceptional price.

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I provide house cleaning, gardening, dog walking, giving dogs baths, making sure they have food and water. Anything to help your day go by a little easier.

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This is not a business. It's just a friendly, dog-loving person here to help. I am willing to work with schedules. Also, I do not mind long walks.

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I love animals. I get along with big dogs and little dogs. I would never hit a dog. I love any type of breed and I'm a good person with a good personality.

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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