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Find a dog walker near Pittsburgh, PA

Find a dog walker near Pittsburgh, PA

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Find a dog walker near Pittsburgh, PA

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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 Pittsburgh dog walkers
Heather L.
Jenna is professional always on time kind with my dog. Jenna is trustworthy and sends pictures of walking my dog..i would recommend her to everyone.
Jenna C.Jenna C.
Thumbtack Customer
Extremely dependent and very nice. She worked with our dog who has anxiety issues and our dog now loves her visits. We are so thankful she is able to walk our pooch during the day.
The Cat & Canine CompanionThe Cat & Canine Companion
Thumbtack Customer
Tracy is great she really cares about the dogs. She takes them for little walks. When our one dog had an accident in his pen she cleaned him and the pen, above and beyond if you ask me. I would highly recommend her.
C & D Pet SittersC & D Pet Sitters
Thumbtack Customer
Kim is awesome! We had a meet & greet first. Then she started walking my two dogs the next week. She leaves detailed notes on her visit. I'm very thankful to have her taking care of my dogs during the work week...I am a super nervous dog parent but she has put my mind at ease. Highly recommended!
The Cat & Canine CompanionThe Cat & Canine Companion
Thumbtack Customer
Susan was AWESOME. Would Highly recommend. She took time to meet our dog the day before. The day of, she took pictures sent them to use and left a detailed account of the walk and what she did.
Suzie's Doggie CareSuzie's Doggie Care
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