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Portsmouth Dog Walkers

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Doggy Decorum
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie I.
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I have used Andrea for dog walks and day sitting for the last few months. She is wonderful!! She is flexible with last minute needs/changes. Also, picks up or drops off, which is a huge help when you are working a long day! I never worry that Zoe isn't getting the best love and care!

Erika Bresee, CPDT-KA
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Kendyl M.
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Erika is my go-to person for dog training and dog sitting! I have two rescue dogs, both adopted at the age of two with no training. Needless to say I needed help badly! Now my pups sit and wait to go in and out of doors, and they will do most anything for a treat. It's also nice to be able to go out of town and not have to worry about my fur babies! She's the only one I trust with them (and also to stay at my home with them), and she sends me plenty of updates while I'm gone.

The Keene Pack
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
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Rae has taught my puppy so much in such a small amount of time. She's wonderful! My puppy knows how to play wth other dogs and walk on a leash :)

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Chantelle H.
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The Furry Tail treated my dog like a prince while I was away!! I will always use their services 😃 Thank you Cristina for taking such great care of my pup.

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Whiskers & Tails
from 17 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy W.
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They are so great and my dog loves them!

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheri H.
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Stable Hands has been walking my dog daily for over a year. They are dependable and caring. Their billing service is easy to use. Highly recommended!

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

Rachel's Pet Sitting
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Briana H.
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Rachel and her husband did a great job taking care of our two dogs while we were gone for over a week. I wasn't worried about them at all and Rachel sent me texts or emails every day to let me know all was well. I would highly recommend her services.

Stephanie Bass
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene H.
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Stephanie was fantastic with my dog Adi. She clearly knew what she was doing and she was more than happy to answer all of my questions. Training a dog is more than the pet it is so much about the owner and how they behave and she helped me to understand that. I would recommend her to everyone I know with a dog.

Fare Price Dog Walking
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Filia A.
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In my absence, Melissa took over the responsibility of treating my beloved cat like her own and deciding what was best for both of us. I will always be grateful.

All Things Animal Care
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
    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
      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.


        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.


        My work stands out from the rest because I strive for perfection in everything I do. If the job is done and I see something I don't like, I will redo it.


        If needed I can walk pets and also pet sit. Email me will charge after job is done. Contact me ahead of time.


        I walk any type of dog. I am a prior military who worked at Fort Eustis as an 88N. I am very interested. I'm 21 years of age. Thank you.


        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.


        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.


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


        I became a dog walker because I have a passion for working with animals as well as being outdoors and enjoy providing a service that benefits everyone in many ways. It's a joy to be able to do what I love!

        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. 

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        Need a Dog Walker for 3 Dogs

        Hampton, VA

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          I have 3 dogs, 75 lb. lab, 35 lb. lab, and a 25 lb. jack russell.
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