Portsmouth, VA181 Dog Running Professionals near you

Where do you need the Dog Running Professional?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Portsmouth Dog Running Professionals

Browse these dog runners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Portsmouth.

Top Pro
Doggy Decorum
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
Verified review

We had our first session with Andrea yesterday and it was wonderful. She was great with both of my dogs and gave me a lot of insight on what was going on with my dog and her anxiety. I am looking forward to our future sessions so we can have a calm, confident pup!

Happy Tails A Wagging
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Yelena K.
Verified review

Candy is an excellent dog sitter, I was so impressed! She is very knowledgeable about dog care and clearly cares about the dog she is entrusted with. My dog is not as easy-going as some but she approached him so well and I was very impressed with her. She sent updates regularly, which were so funny and caring, I knew my dog was in good hands. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a dog sitter! Thank you, Candy!

Top Pro
Whiskers & Tails
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy W.
Verified review

They are so great and my dog loves them!

Megan Zinck
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Mark & Kendra B.
Verified review

Megan watched our deaf Great Dane Alice Gertrude for a week when we went to the beach. We rescued Alice Gertrude in February of 2015 and we didn't want to board her so soon. Megan watched our other Dane Magi and we knew she would be perfect for our Alice Gertrude. Megan stayed at our house for a week and took awesome care of our girl. Alice immediately loved Megan and they were best pals after 10 minutes. Megan embraced our Dane's "quirky" behaviors...sleeping horizontally, laying on her chest (Alice thinks she is a "lap dog"!!), & being the best leg-dryer after a shower! Megan is wonderful. ..always let us know how Alice Gertrude was doing, plenty of walks, lots of playtime, and I'm pretty sure an "extra treat" when Alice "blinked her baby blues" @ Megan. Megan is honest, trustworthy, dependable, & most importantly, will love, take care, & treat your pet like you do. Please consider Megan for caring for your 4-legged babies!! You will not be disappointed! ! Sincerely, Mark, Kendra, Parker, Sydney, & Alice Gertrude Brandt

Pawsatively Wonderful, Inc
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Deborah J.
Verified review

I have used Dawn to watch our two dogs for 5 years now and she is wonderful with them. They are excited to see her and I can relax when I have to go out of town. One of my dogs is very anxious and she handles his condition beautifully. They could not be in better hands. She is very reliable and goes above and beyond e.g. meeting us at the Vet to assist when there was an emergency.

Misty's Loving Pet Care
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Juan B.
Verified review

Misty was very attentive and took great care of my dogs.

Caring 4 Paws
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Megan S.
Verified review

The best dog sitter by far. I loved that she left detailed notes about my dogs and was there when there was a storm. She took great care of the house and the dogs. I tell everyone about her!!

Need a Walk
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Clayton M.
Verified review

They did an excellent job with my dog!

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deb G.
Verified review

Beth is a wonderful pet sitter She is reliable, caring, and communicates well with you during the time you are away. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

All Things Animal Care
5.0
from 1 review
    Jen S.
    Verified review

    Jan is an animal lover extraordinaire! She has cared for my dog for many years from pet sitting during the day to overnight stays for weeks at a time. I have to be able to trust someone with my dog, as he has a severe heart condition that requires different medications at different times of the day. He also needs to be kept in a calm environment, as too much excitement causes him to have cardiac "episodes." I wouldn't trust my dog with anyone else but Jan because I can count on her to shower my little guy with lots of love and feel confident he is going to receive the extra special care he requires due to his medical condition. I can't say enough nice things about Jan, as her love for animals shines through in everything she does for all of the creatures in her life!

    Chris Robinson
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Billie jo G.
      Verified review

      Went out of town for 2 weeks. Chris took very good care of my 3 dogs. He sent me videos of them playing all the time. Pictures of them sleeping. And basically let me know how they were doing daily. It's apparent he has a heart for animals. I have and trusted him many times with them and will continue to in the future.

      Jeannie's Dog Service
      4.0
      from 1 review
        Melvina H.
        Verified review

        I'm very happy with the service I received. My dog Lucky is happy and shows much love for Jeanni and her walks.

        About

        I am a Hampton resident seeking people who need their dog or dogs walked. I will clean up after them and bath them.

        About

        We are well-rounded women who are very passionate for the care of others, and we will do duties necessary for the job.

        About

        I'm 24 years old and looking to walk some dogs. I love animals and would love too pursue more work for them.

        About

        A Dogs Day Grooming comes to your home so you do not have the hustle of loading your pet and dropping off and picking up .l can come to the comfort of your own home knowing that your baby is being well taken care of . I’m trust worthy and here to serve you.

        About

        I love pets. I am willing to travel. My pets can stay overnight at my house. I'm a loving dog lover and cat lover. I have raised 10 dogs throughout my life. I want to go to college to be a veterinarian.

        About

        I love animals and all animals love me. I can take care of them properly and they will have a good walk.

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        I am a recent FedEx retiree in need of a way to make your life easier and mine busier! I offer several different services from errand running to cleaning your house or room in preparation for that special function or surprise mother-in-law visit! I have, in the past, sold items on eBay for clients, picked up that perfect gift for that forgotten birthday/anniversary, created a child's birthday party at the last minute, walked dogs, taken care of the elderly and/or sick, processed payroll, set up accounting practices for a small business, co-written policies and procedures for a 50-bed hospital, managed a small construction company to include organizing and scheduling trades to meeting with city inspectors and applying for permits, payroll, accts payable and receivable, even rental management. I also worked as materials manager for a hospital in a startup environment and had such a strong work ethic that I took on the position of interim human resources director until they found one and I went on to become the assistant controller with the IT department under my management as well. Let's just say I am a Jill of all trades. I am not afraid of work. There is so much more, but all you need to know is can I do the job you need me for? I'm thinking so. I'm also very friendly and outgoing. Hard to believe isn't it?

        About

        I have a dog of my own and have had him almost 10 years, so I know exactly what goes into caring for a dog.

        About

        Although I am new to this and I have my personal experience with my own dogs, I feel like that is what helps me stand out. I have two great, loving, well behaved and super cared for pups.

        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. 

        Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.