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Best Dog Walkers in Daly City, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Daly City Dog Walkers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Daly City, CA
$10 off first booking!

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Why choose this provider?

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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Daly City, CA

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Daly City? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

San Francisco, CA 94127

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5.0 (8)

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Golden Gate Dog Walking is a professional dog walking service offering small-group off-leash dog walks for pet owners in San Francisco’s western neighborhoods. Experienced dog walkers are certified in canine first aid and CPR, fully insured, and trained in safety protocols. Owner Laurel Rose received certification at dog*tec's respected Dog Walking Academy where she learned about pack management, dog body language, trail etiquette, advanced recall training, and more. All groups are a carefully composed of only six dogs. San Francisco neighborhoods served are Noe Valley, Glen Park, Diamond Heights, West Portal, Sunset, and Richmond. Golden Gate Dog Walking is highly rated on Yelp! where clients speak of their professionalism, flexible scheduling, and passion for canine care.

San Francisco, CA 94134

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5.0 (54)
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5.0 (5)

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SF Woof Times is a dog walking, bathing, and grooming service for clients in San Francisco, CA, and the surrounding Bay Area for almost a decade. Owner Reynaldo is dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care and service for each pet. He includes tailor exercise programs, delicate bathing, and professional grooming according to a dog’s specific needs. Groups walks combine exercise and social interaction in a variety of locations to keep pets happy and healthy. Bathing services include full shampoo, conditioning, brushing, hand dry, blow drying, ear cleaning, glands expressing and nail clipping. Clients speak highly of his professionalism, honesty, and reliability.

Daly City, CA 94014

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4.5 (20)
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3.0 (2)

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The Pet Uncle offers dog walking and pet sitting services for pet owners in San Francisco, CA, and the surrounding Bay Area. Owner Bill Hamilton has worked in animal care and advocacy in San Francisco for over two decades. He strives to provide personalized pet care for happy and healthy animals. His walking services are about 30 minutes throughout a client’s neighborhood or nearby park. He can administer medication, injections, and sub-Q fluid as needed and instructed. Also, each in-house pet visit is for 20 to 30 mintues where a professional sitter can clean bowls, feed pets, offer treats, and basic household chores like watering plants, taking out the trash for weekly pickup, and much more.

Daly City, CA 94014

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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (1)

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Laura’s Trailpals specializes in dog running, walking, and boarding services for residents in Daly City, CA and the surrounding Bay Area. Owner Laura Grishaver is certified through Dog*tec Dog Walking Academy where she mastered how to read canine body language, manage a group of dogs, transport dogs safely, and incorporate basic training and obedience in every adventure. She is also certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. After 14 years as a Youth Program Director serving youth and families living in poverty, Laura decided to follow her passion for canine care. Her services include trail running adventures, urban on-leash walks, and boarding where they will get affection, walks, treats, and endless time romping in the backyard.

San Francisco, CA 94127

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5.0 (1)

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The Celtic Dog Walker provides a range of dog walking, running, and client home sitting services for residents in San Francisco, CA, and the surrounding Bay Area. This locally owned and operated business is owned by John Hayes who has years of experience breeding and training purebred terriers. John and his staff specialize in dog running services for shepherds, terriers, retrievers, and other working dogs who are built to run long distances. Each dog traveling uses a dog safety harness which is secured by a car's seat belt. The Celtic Dog Walker is highly rated on Yelp! where clients speak of their excellent communication, professionalism, and John’s graciousness and positive attitude.

San Francisco, CA 94112

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Woof Parade is a locally-owned dog walking and pet sitting service in San Francisco, CA, and the surrounding Bay Area. Owner Melissa is an animal lover with over a decade of experience and is a dog*TEC certified dog walker, SF Pro Dog member, Pet Sitters Associates insured member, and Pet Tech First Aid & CPR certified person. Pets are picked up at home, and head out for a 60 to 90 minute off-leash romp in the park with a small group of furry friends. Total outing time ranges from 90 to 150 minutes. Pet sitting services include cat and dog clients where professional sitters will check in on a pet and provide regular feedings with lots of love. Also, they can take care of other small house-sitting needs.

Pacifica, CA 94044

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4.5 (14)
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5.0 (11)

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Josie’s Pet Services is a dog walking and pet sitting service for pet owners in Pacifica, CA, and throughout the San Mateo County area for over a decade. Owner Josie and her team have a strong background in veterinary care, certified in pet first aid/CPR, and is active in using positive dog training techniques. Josie received a certification in Basic Dog Obedience through the A Lucky Dog Program for dog training. A variety of services are available including private walks, group walks, playgroups, pet taxi transportation to vet and grooming appointments, and much more. Clients speak highly of their accommodating staff, professionalism, and competitive prices.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
$10 off first booking!
Golden Gate Dog Walking
SF Woof Times
The Pet Uncle
Laura’s Trailpals
The Celtic Dog Walker
Woof Parade
Josie’s Pet Services

FAQs

  • 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.