Find a dog walker near Hillsboro, OR

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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 Hillsboro dog walkers
Ada L.
I originally had a 5-star review here because Brittany is great with my dogs, which can be kind of a handful. I hired her to help walk my dogs. For the first several visits, I was home and would let her in and she would take the dogs out for the walk. They always came back panting and happy. Brittany was very pleasant and flexible with me to change the times/days when necessary. This last visit, I was going to be gone most of the day so I left her the key to our house. We have cameras set up outside and put one inside in our living room so we could check up on the dogs. We saw that she came, let the dogs out in the backyard for a few minutes, then reclined in our recliner for about 30 minutes while looking on her phone. Then she left without walking the dogs. When I asked her how the dogs did on their walk, she said they did great. When I called her out on it because of the cameras, she was apologetic, said she wasn't feeling well, and refunded me 1.5 visits. I was upset that she didn't just tell the truth and unfortunately don't feel like I can trust her anymore. I hope this is a learning experience for her and that it doesn't happen to any other clients.
Rose City Pets, LLCRose City Pets, LLC
Stanley B.
Lexi Born of Tails and Trails is a true Superstar Top Pro. From the very first day when Lexi connected with our furry pet pup Kai she sat down on the floor and cuddled him with genuine affection. The digital scan records the walking time in and out the house. The affordable price was accurate and the auto Monday auto bank charge made the job hassle payment free. Tails and Trails deserves the very best customer review. The administration is awesome and there are no surprises. The daily photo and walk reports are terrific. We traveled out of State for the Thanksgiving holidays, and will most certainly continue with Lexi when we return home. The attention to detail such as wiping Kai's feet off before bringing him back inside the house is impressive. Lexi is also flexible to your needs and text msgs notices prior to arriving for her services. A true Professional we applaud and appreciate Ms Born for her work. All kudos to Tails and Trails for maintaining such high quality standards in their personnel. Our experience has been second to none. Thank you Tails and Trails and Lexi born for making our Kai a happy dog.
Tails & Trails, Inc.Tails & Trails, Inc.
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