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Alexandria Dog Walkers

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Stef's Pet Services
4.8
from 82 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 123 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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  • 7 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 40 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy B.
Verified review

The person walking my dog is EXCELLENT!!! Would have given 5 stars, but the communication with Waggy Walkys is unpleasant because the receptionist (two different occasions) is snide and disrespectful. Client is told to communicate via e-mail, but the e-mail address for communication isn't on the client forms. Not a biggy, but client contact should be efficient and painless.

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Paw Patrol of VA LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 60 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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melinda O.
Verified review

Barking Trails has proven an excellent daily dog walking service for my three little ones!

Cupid Pets
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Isaac T.
Verified review

I am a Dog Trainer in the Northern Virginia area. For the past four years, after I am done training with my clients, I send them over to Cupid Pets. I looked around at other dog walking and pet sitting companies and none of them meet my standards like Cupid Pets has for my dogs and previous clients.

La Pet Care & Dog Training
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 28 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!

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Social Tailwaggers, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 11 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.

NoMa Pet Walking & Care
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Tina L.
Verified review

Met both Blake and Cecelia and immediately could sense their love for dogs and that this is more than just a business. That being said, they are quite well run. Quick and attentive responses and I don't worry about the quality of the walks one bit. Having several dog walking services, I truly recommend this one.

Lullaby Pet Sitters
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie W.
Verified review

Jade was very professional. She took the time for my dog Bob to get comfortable with her. Jade has a great way with my dog.

Shaki De Pena
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Claire P.
Verified review

Excellent dog walker and pet-sitter. Caring and loving with my dog. Also knowledgeable regarding pet care, grooming, nutrition, and in general the pet industry. My doggie love her and get very excited every time that she arrive. I have recommended her services to friends and family.

FourDogLovers
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Kendra E.
Verified review

After enrolling my dog in a group class and being told to "try again when she's older" I decided to hire Kevin to do private training sessions with my dog Winnie. In the few weeks we worked with him we saw a great improvement in our dog. She is able to do several commands, began to do some agility training and is more focused. Kevin was patient and very knowledgeable about dogs. Would definitely recommend!

Loudoun Pet Care
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We are very happy with Loudoun Pet Care. Tyler came over for a consultation and he listened to what we were looking for in a dog walker and was very professional and nice. Our dog immediately loved him. Every day we get an update with a GPS imagine of where he took our dog walking and the amount of time he walked her. Tyler is very responsive if you need him. Overall we are extremely satisfied with his service and are very thankful to him. I highly recommend Loudoun Pet Care.

Doggydawgs Pet Services LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne D.
Verified review

I've used DoggyDawgs for about a year. My dog loves the walkers and they are very responsive and accommodating when I need to switch schedule. Highly recommend the whole company and the amazing workers.

Debbie's Pet Services
5.0
from 6 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.

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

Puppykins Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
The Ruckman's M.
Verified review

If you ever need any dog sitting needs, Julie is the one to go to. She is affectionate and understanding to your dogs needs. We have three dogs, two are older and one is a puppy, and she kept them happy on each of their levels of comfort. Julie is very responsive as well if you ever have any questions or want a photo of your pets.

Pet Paradise
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cynthia L.
Verified review

Ron is a very caring and compassionate man who my dog loved! He is knowledgable about dogs and their needs. I would highly recommend him.

  • 6 years in business
Danielle W.
Verified review

Gray is dedicated, knowledgeable, and very trustworthy. Being a vet and having an older dog with a few chronic medical concerns, it was really important to leave her with someone I trust completely. Gray has never let me down and I know my dog is always in good hands with her. It's always comforting when Kota is excited to arrive at Gray's house for the weekend. I'd highly recommend her.

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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