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Phoenix, AZ
  • Dog Walking
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Business Description

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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4.4 / 5 (224)
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2.5 / 5 (31)

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Absolute Pet Care LLC

Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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Business Description

Absolute Pet Care LLC is a pet sitting and dog walking company located in Scottsdale. They specialize in pet sitting, daily dog walking, mid-day visits, overnight and live-in services. While sitting for pets, the team at Absolute Pet Care will visit as often as needed. For dog walking, walkers use a safe, two-handed technique and walk dogs individually. Visits and walks are available on short notice. Absolute Pet Care LLC belongs to the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence.

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4.9
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4.7 / 5 (5)

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Arcadia Pet Sitting

Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Arcadia Pet Sitting is a pet sitting and dog walking business located in Arcadia. They service Arcadia, Biltmore, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Paradise Valley communities. The offer long and short visits, depending on pet needs. They also provide overnight visits and a pet taxi service. Arcadia Pet Sitting is bonded and insured.

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4.0
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4.0 / 5 (4)
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Arizona Dog Sports

Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Business Description

Arizona Dog Sports is an indoor dog training facility in Scottsdale and serving surrounding communities. They specialize in dog training and activity and also provide dog-walking services. Clients can choose options of three, four or five walks per week. They are Dog-Tec certified dog walkers.

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4.2
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5.0 / 5 (9)

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Arizona Pet Sitting

Phoenix, AZ 85083
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Arizona Pet Sitting is a full service pet care and walking company in Phoenix. All staff are bonded and insured and trained in animal first aid, CPR, and handling. They specialize in in-home pet care, dog walking and other exercises, potty & play breaks, and overnight sleepovers with pets. They also provide emergency service on short notice 365 days a year.

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4.8
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4.6 / 5 (10)
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5.0 / 5 (10)
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5.0 / 5 (7)

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Four Paws Adventures

Phoenix, AZ 85046
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Four Paws Adventures serves Phoenix area clients, providing dog walking and pet play. Employees give dogs on a variety of exercise, including simple neighborhood walk and high-intensity activities such as hikes and dog park outings. The team emphasizes small group socialization, fresh air, and attention for dogs whose owners work during the day. They keep dogs in groups of three to four. The staff is insured, bonded, and certified in pet first-aid.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (2)
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Jen's Pet Sitting

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Jen's Pet Sitting is a Phoenix pet care and dog walking business. Owner Jen Henry provides many services including standard, extended, and 60-minute visits. All visits include exercise, care, and simple home care owners can request. She also offers 25-minute dog walks, pet taxiing, baths, and supply pick-up for busy pet owners. Jen is a member of Pet Sitters Associates and the Arizona Professional Pet Sitters and Associates. She is Red Cross Pet First Aid Certified.

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Learning Pawsibilities

Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Located in Phoenix, Learning Paws is a full service dog training and walking facility. Staff members provide 30-60 minute walks around pets’ neighborhoods. Dogs are not required to be trained, but the walker will use basic commands. Several activities are available for exercise including hiking in the mountains, park visits, and neighborhood walks. The team will walk dogs individually or in groups, depending on preference. Co-owner Mirna Pacheo holds certification in dog training and veterinary medicine.

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4.8
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4.8 / 5 (232)
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4.5 / 5 (97)
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5.0 / 5 (96)

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Love Your Pets Too

Phoenix, AZ 85085
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Providing pet sitting and walks in North and West Phoenix, Peoria, Sun City, and surrounding areas, Love Your Pets Too is a professional pet service. Founded in 2004, the company is bonded, insured, and certified. The team provides daily visits, midday work visits, dog walking, overnight, and live-in services. They can take care of cats and dogs, along with other companion pets. Love Your Pets Too is a member of Pet Sitter International and Arizona Professional Pet Sitters and Associates.

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5.0
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Pampered Pets & Plants Inc.

Phoenix, AZ 85024
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Pampered Pets & Plants Inc. has been providing customized services for dog walking and other pet care in Phoenix since 1984. The staff will perform daily visits to pets in their homes for meals and exercise. Daily or multiple visits per day are available. Pampered Pets also offers overnight stays in which a staff member will stay with pets while their owners are gone. Live-in services are available for when owners are gone 18 hours or longer. The business is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters International.

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4.5 / 5 (43)

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Precious Paws Pet Sitting

Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Since 2002, Precious Paws Pet Sitting has provided dog walking and pet sitting services to North Scottsdale and North Phoenix. Heather, the owner/operator, offers vacation/business trip pet sitting, in which the pet receives 1-3 visits per day, and daily dog walking and potty break services. There is no extra charge for multiple pets, giving medication, plant or house care. Heather will update clients via phone, text, and email. Precious Paws is a member of Pet Sitter America and rated "A" on Angie's List.

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4.0
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Puff anf Fluff Grooming & Pet Sitting

Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Puff and Fluff Grooming & Pet Sitting provides pet care with two locations in the Phoenix metro area. Dogs can enjoy quality grooming at the two brick and mortar facilities, and staff will come to homes to care for pets while owners are gone. Services include overnight slumber party at a pet sitter’s home or owner’s home, daily visits for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and day lodging. Both stores sell a variety of pet products. All staff members are CPR and Pet Aid certified.

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4.5

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Puss N Pooch

Phoenix, AZ 85014
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Puss N Pooch is a full service pet sitting and dog walking company serving the Phoenix metro area. They specialize in daily and overnight visits, dog walking, pet transportation, house sitting, and errands. The staff makes sure to satisfy pets' cravings for love, exercise, and playtime. They will provide owners daily reports. First time visits are free. The team at Puss N Pooch is bonded and insured.

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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Many people have turned to dog walking as a regular household service. Dog walking can give your pet some exercise while you’re away at work or just take this chore off your hands when you’re having a busy day. Additionally, some people simply need dog walking help if they’ve sustained an injury or have health-related issues.


Regardless of why you’re hiring a dog walker, it’s a hugely positive act for your pet. They get exercise, company, and an extra set of eyes on them.

How often should you walk your dog?

The general rule is to walk your dog at least three to four times a day, with each walk being at least 15 minutes long. However, this can significantly vary depending on the dog breed, the dog's age, and the dog's energy levels. For example, some breeds that require a lot of exercise are Labrador retrievers, German shepherds, and boxers.

How long should I walk my dog?

In total, most vets recommend a dog receives between 30 minutes to two hours of exercise a day. The variation depends on your dog’s energy levels. So, if you're hiring a dog walker for a one-hour morning walk, you can choose to do the other 30 minutes to an hour yourself in the evening.

How do you walk a dog?

Usually, it’s safest to walk your dog on a leash so you can prevent them from wandering away. Dog walkers can help your dog learn how to walk well, as they are experts in dog walking. In general, dogs should walk close to their owners (or dog walker) and stay on the left side.

How do you train a dog to walk on a leash?

Many dogs don’t adapt to leash walking right away. They may lunge, pull, or even stop walking. You can ask your dog walker to help train your dog to walk on a leash better. For example, when dogs pull on a leash, the correct reaction is to stop walking. Eventually, this teaches them that pulling won’t be tolerated.

How do I stop my dog barking when out walking?

It doesn't feel great when your dog barks at other dogs. Luckily, you can train this behavior out of them. The experts recommend you teach your dog to heel. This way, when other dogs pass by, you can get your dog to heel and reward them for their good behavior. You can ask your dog walker to practice this on their walks.

Why do dogs like walks?

Walking your dog has two benefits: it's physical exercise for them and it's mentally stimulating. Dogs are genetically a very active species that likes to be outdoors, so they enjoy getting outside a couple of times a day. Additionally, the smells and sights on their walk stimulate their brain. The human equivalent of a dog’s walk is like reading a good book.

How much is a dog walker?

On average, you can expect to pay between $0.05 to $1.00 per minute to have your dogs walked. An average of $0.75 means a 30-minute walk is usually $22.50 and an hour walk is $45. Of course, many things can impact the price, including your location, the length of walking, and the number of dogs.

Do I need to tip my dog walker?

Tipping isn’t necessary or all that common for dog walking services. However, if you have a particularly difficult dog or one that needs special attention, you may choose to tip your dog walker. Additionally, if you have the same dog walker for a while, a tip around the holidays is a nice gesture.

Can dogs walk in snow?

The snow can be painful for your dog's sensitive paws. More importantly, the salt on the ground can also hurt your dog's paws. Lastly, the snow and ice increase your dog's risk of slipping and injuring themselves (or you). When walking your dog in the snow, always put on dog booties.

When is it too cold to walk your dog?

Dogs may love their walks, but in extreme temperatures, it can be safer to remain indoors. At a certain point, extreme cold temperatures can be life-threatening for your dog. Don't take small breed dogs out in temperatures below 23 degrees F and 14 degrees F for medium to large breeds.

What temperature is too hot to walk a dog?

Just as frigid temperatures can harm your dog, the same rule applies to hot weather. If temperatures rise above 68ºF, it's easy for your dog can get overheated and dehydrated. When it's hot outside, consider exercising your dog indoors, shortening their walks, and/or buying booties to protect their paws from pavement. Even if it seems cool, remember that the hot sidewalk can hurt your dog's paws.

Why do dogs walk in circles?

If your dog is walking in circles before lying down, this is normal hereditary behavior. However, if your dog is walking in circles around an area without settling, it might be a sign of stress or anxiety. This likely means they’re not getting enough stimulation and need more (or longer) walks.

How do you walk two dogs at once?

First, if you're going to walk two dogs at once, the dogs must get along. Many dog walkers tackle walking two dogs at once. Using a dog leash coupler can help keep the dogs side by side while still having separate leashes and some freedom.

Why does my dog walk sideways?

Some dog breeds are more prone to walking sideways, also known as “crabbing.” In particular, dogs with long legs do this to avoid tripping. Border collies, spaniels, vizslas, pointers, and German shepherds are prone to sideways walking. Other causes might be hip dysplasia, vestibular disease, or an injury.

Why does my dog walk and poop?

There are two common reasons why dogs walk and poop. First, it’s a way for the dog to leave a strong scent behind. Walking puts added pressure on the anal scent glands, so a more potent smell is produced. Secondly, walking can help make passing their bowel movement easier. If your dog is backed up, walking helps them pass their poop.

Can dogs walk backwards?

Dogs can be trained to walk backwards. It looks quite cute when dogs do this, which is why some dog owners teach this trick. You can request that your dog walker practices walking backward with them. If your dog does this unprompted, though, it might be a sign of a health issue.

How soon can I walk my dog after neutering?

Usually, dogs should be allowed to rest with minimal activity the first 24-48 hours post-neutering. During this time, just take your dog out for their bathroom breaks. After that, you can start integrating short walks back into their routine. Your vet should provide you with clear guidelines for walking post-neutering.

How do I start a dog walking business?

You don’t necessarily need professional training in dog walking to start a dog walking business; although, it might help! After creating a website, you’ll need to build up a clientele roster. You can do this by offering introductory competitive rates as you wait to grow a reputation in your area.

How do I become a dog walker?

There are several ways you can become a dog walker:

  • Work for yourself by offering your services in your community.
  • Apply to a dog walking company for a part-time or full-time job.
  • Sign up for apps like Rover that let you pick up dog walking shifts whenever you want.

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