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Alexandria Dog Walkers

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Stef's Pet Services
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Peter A.
Verified review

Stephanie was wonderful. She came and stayed at our home for one week, and fed our dog and cat, and did the walking of the dog as indicated and emptying of the cat box as instructed. In addition to doing what she was hired for, for a very affordable price, Stephanie was also very responsive to questions before she began sitting for us, and was available to talk over the phone during the time that we were away. In addition to all of this, she was available for an introductory "meet and greet." We liked her immediately and plan to use her services again in the future!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marquesha M.
Verified review

Walk with Renzo is my first dog walking agency and I am happy I found them. They are reliable and the communication has been amazing.

Waggy Walkys
4.6
from 43 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly H.
Verified review

Great dog walking service! Has both the perks of a large company (e.g., electronic scheduling/email, very responsive) while also connecting you with an individual dog walker who works to address whatever needs you might have. Love that it's automatic credit card billing too and the ability to have an online account.

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Paw Patrol of VA LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia M.
Verified review

Vicki was very patient with me in learning how to work with my dog. We are on the road to success! Harley LOVES Vicky! and I can see that she is truly a dog person! Lessons are going well and Harley is a joy to walk now!

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Barking Trails
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Chrissy A.
Verified review

Tristan is so great with our dogs! When the time for their walk with Tristan is near, they sit attentively and wait for hi to come. He's also firm but relaxed, which I makes him a good leader. That's key for us, because ONE of our guys thinks he's the boss! We've never had a dog walking service before, and Tristan was our first and will be our only, for as long as we can have him :) You can trust them with your woofies!

La Pet Care & Dog Training
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Donna D.
Verified review

Jenny was wonderful with our dogs. Very caring and thoughtful. We received pet updates throughout our trip, which we really enjoyed. She reassured us she arrived and asked the same of us in case she needed to com back. A nice touch. On follow up, she came back and our dogs went over to say hi to her. Dogs always recognize a good dog person!

Christine's Pets, LLC
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
Verified review

Ray and Christine were extremely thorough and thoughtful.... Every afternoon I returned home to a report card of how my puppy had behaved when they walked her. They both visited prior to the week of dog walking to meet me and the puppy, which I genuinely appreciated. Though it was not necessary, they would let me know, in advance which one would be walking the dog. The other HUGE benefit to hiring this husband/wife duo, is how flexible they are, on short notice. Their price is lower than anyone I found in the area. I would definitely recommend using their services. I, sincerely, cannot speak more highly of their work!

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Social Tailwaggers, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Rebecca A.
Verified review

I couldn't be happier with the training that we've received from Social Tailwaggers. Jodie, our trainer. is so patient and very knowledgeable. The first time we met, we discussed what training I was interested in and what goals we were trying to achieve for my dog, Cooper. Cooper was around 10-11 months old when we began our first training session. She immediately began to introduce new skills and commands to work on training Cooper. After each lesson, Jodie sends a detailed email outlining all of the skills we worked on and suggestions to help with practicing on my own. Jodie was also helpful with recommendations on types of toys and feeding bowls to help with the energy level of my dog. I would highly recommend Social Tailwaggers to anyone who needs help training a new puppy or an older dog. It is well worth the time, money and effort to have a well trained dog and not only are you going to have a well trained, better behaved dog, it's also a lot of fun time spent with your dog.

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Petstigious Pets
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen G.
Verified review

We've been using Petstigious Pets dog walking services since the end of December and we couldn't be happier. The company owners met with us on short notice and were able to accommodate our requests. We are very happy with the exceptional level of professionalism and near immediate responsiveness via text messages. They even send daily report cards with a photo or two of your animal. We highly recommend this company.

ROVER & CO., LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jacquie M.
Verified review

Heather takes care of our little 4 year old dog when we have to be away from home for any period of time. Our pet is very spoiled and he loves Heather, so we know she treats him well. It means a lot to us to have someone to trust to care for our pet the same way we do.

Tails to Scales Pet Care LLC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Mandy B.
Verified review

I use Tails to Scales for daily mid day walks, periodic evening walks when I'm working late and in-home dog sitting when I travel. My dog loves her walker and I know that she is in good hands.

FURRY WALKS AND WASH
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Chloe P.
Verified review

We had a great experience with Melvin walking our puppy, Archie. Andre and Melvin were so responsive and professional, we felt like we could really count on them. We will definitely use their services again!

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
Verified review

Melina came over to meet my dog before I hired her. She was timely and kept me in the loop when she walked my dog. I will definitely hire her again.

The Unleashed Pet, LLC
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Susan K.
Verified review

We were very pleased with the dog walking services that Christy provided this past week for our dog. She was very professional and we really liked getting daily email updates with all the details of the visit. Thanks, Christy!

Debbie's Pet Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew J.
Verified review

Debbie is great! From the moment she met our little pup, she was eager to help him reach his full potential. She sends daily updates when she visits with him, and when available photos as well. I would highly recommend Debbie to anyone looking for pet walking/sitting services.

DogOn Fitness
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Krista Harte Sassaman
Verified review

Wonderful, reliable dog care from caring and skilled professionals. We've used DogOn Fitness for 3 years and only have great things to say about them.

Dog Lover
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mark E.
Verified review

House and dog sitting / walking for two weeks - Sherri did an excellent job

Jane's Dog Care Service
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
Verified review

Jane took care of our FIVE little fur-bearing family members while we were away for a week. She is by far the best pet-sitter we have ever had! She started with an initial meeting in our home, which was incredibly thorough. It's clear she has a real love for and understanding of dogs, and real skill handling behavioral issues with pets. It's also clear now that we've had her support that the full range of services she offers is delivered with the same gentle, insightful, and steady care that every pet owner wants for their four-legged loved ones. She also retrieved our mail and made sure the house was safe while we were away--a real bonus! Jane provides daily written updates, which were incredibly helpful (she also identified an issue with our bathroom ceiling that would have taken us a few days to notice after we came back). She even found our shy guy, Skinner, every day, even though he is very good at hiding from strangers! We returned home to a happy, snuggly, healthy menagerie that had been expertly cared for. It was such a comfort knowing we had reliable, thoughtful care while we were away. We'll definitely reach out to Jane again the next time we're out of town. Strong endorsements from both of us humans and our furry five-some!

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tim F.
Verified review

Spoiled Pawz has been excellent. Caroline has been walking my dog for more than 5 years and he just loves her. She is part of his family and daily routine. I trust her completely with my best buddy.

Ma's N Paws
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
Verified review

I couldn't be happier with Eileen. I had a lot of anxiety about leaving my 11 week old puppy in the hands of someone I didn't know, but Eileen has put all my worries and fears to rest. She is professional and caring. I would highly recommend Ma's N Paws to anyone in need of pet sitting!

Pet Peeps
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Gabe W.
Verified review

Pet Peeps continues to provide excellent dog walking service. They legitimately care my dog and are the best dog walking service I have used in DC. Very affordable prices.

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. 

Actual Requests

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Need a Dog Walker

Crofton, MD

  • Frequency
    More than once a week
  • Additional services
    No additional services
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    My beagle mix needs walk/play time for 1 hour in the afternoon, Monday through Friday (althought not always 5 days a week, sometimes less).
  • $25.6
    Average price

Need a Dog Walker for my Two Dogs

Lancaster, PA

  • Frequency
    More than once a week
  • Additional services
    Feeding
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    I have an eight week old puppy and a 2.5 year old. Both are Boston Terriers
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