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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 Houston dog walkers
Thumbtack Customer
Dog walking! Always great about taking last minute walks!
Kennedy's Pet ServicesKennedy's Pet Services
Thumbtack Customer
Julia walks my little dog. She really knows about dogs. I am pleased with Julia's help walking my Shih Tzu.
Julia's Pet ServicesJulia's Pet Services
Kristina R.
So far the experience has great. Our first scheduled dog walk is this afternoon.
FureverpalsFureverpals
Meg P.
Great dog walking service, but having a hyper active Brittany puppy meant that day care was a better option for the price. Great, friendly staff and were fantastic with my dog!!
Urban PetsittingUrban Petsitting
Thumbtack Customer
The dog walker assigned to me is great, she always lets me know when she's been by to walk my dog, and often sends photos. They are very flexible with schedule and are always very nice.
Pawsitively PurrfectPawsitively Purrfect
Thumbtack Customer
Clean-cut, friendly, professional. My dog liked him immediately. I hired him as my dog-walker -he seems very dependable, has now walked my dog twice and we've set up a weekly schedule. I am very satisfied.
Kennedy's Pet ServicesKennedy's Pet Services
Thumbtack Customer
Hired for dog walking service. Seth was flexible to meet up beforehand and has delivered great service since. I would highly recommend Kennedy's
Kennedy's Pet ServicesKennedy's Pet Services
William M.
Hired as dog walker. Friendly, outgoing and provided updates while our pup is on a walk. Went out of her way to work her schedule around ours. Would highly recommend.
FureverpalsFureverpals
Thumbtack Customer
Seth walks my dog each day, Monday thru Friday, while I am away at work. I have witnessed first hand how excited my dog gets when Seth arrives. Seth is reliable and has been a true professional. I am a happy customer, knowing that my pup is in great hands!
Kennedy's Pet ServicesKennedy's Pet Services
Thumbtack Customer
Shaina is friendly and helpful, and it is clear she loves animals! She is also professional and knows a lot about caring for pets. I appreciate the pictures she sends while walking my dogs - they always seem happy and glad to be with her!
Texas Pet Concierge, LLCTexas Pet Concierge, LLC
Sandra C.
Seth is very professional and he is really great with my big girl. He is very calm, kind and genuinely caring. Emily, my dog, is very difficult to walk but Seth handled her very easily. Both Emily and I are looking forward to working with Seth on a regular basis..... I highly recommend Seth!!!
Kennedy's Pet ServicesKennedy's Pet Services
Thumbtack Customer
Jennifer was great! Very responsive, punctual, the best priced walker I found in Houston, and flexible if our plans ever changed. Once I forgot to cancel with her when I had the day off work, she came by at her scheduled time to walk our dog and our dog was THRILLED to see her! I would have never seen them interact like that normally because I would have been at work. It was comforting to know how much our dog loved Jennifer. We only stopped using Jennifer because we moved from Houston to a new city for a new job, but I would recommend her to anybody!
Jennifer HoppeJennifer Hoppe
FERNANDO Q.
I have lower back problem that flares up every now and again, but truly the victim is my Cane Corso Mastiff. If she doesn't get her exercise everyone suffers. Dog Butler was there for me when I needed them most, when I was hurting. When I needed my baby girl to get her exercise they were there. The walk report includes pics, whether or not they "did their business #1 or #2, they refill the water bowl and even took out my trash. This is a very conscientious, affordable, premium service for your pet. I've used them three times and have been very satisfied quality of service provided.
Houston Dog ButlerHouston Dog Butler
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