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Rover

Los Angeles, CA
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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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Canine Companion LA

Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
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Canine Companion LA walks dogs in 30-minute or 60-minute increments and updates owners with text messages. Dog walkers can check in on dogs when needed, pick up poop, socialize dogs, and provide structured walks that keep up dogs' training. Employees also take dogs on hikes and pet sit.

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Christy Oldham's Healthy Dogs

Manhattan Beach, CA 90267
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Christy Oldham's Healthy Dogs has been walking dogs and rollerblading with dogs for more than 10 years. The Manhattan Beach business also takes dogs on adventure hikes and dog park visits. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International and is insured through Pet Sitters Associates. The U.S. Commerce Association awarded the business the Best of Burbank 2011 Award.

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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Critter Sitters LA

El Segundo, CA 90245
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Critter Sitters LA has been caring for pets since 1989. The El Segundo company walks dogs and offers in-home pet care and house sitting services. The owner of Critter Sitters LA is a certified animal care consultant and has volunteered for the LASCPA in the animal-assisted therapy department.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Dog Camp LA LLC

Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Dog Camp LA has been caring for and walking dogs since 2000. The Los Angeles company walks dogs for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes individually or in small groups. Employees also take dogs on hikes, takes dogs to dog parks to play, transports pets to the vet or groomer, gives pets baths, and provides in-home pet sitting. Dog Camp LA's staff is Pet First Aid and CPR Certified, and the business is a member of The Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce, the SPCA, and Pet Sitters International.

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5.0 / 5 (40)

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Finnegan's Friends

Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Finnegan's Friends takes dogs on walks or runs in the Los Angeles area. The company takes dogs out for 30 or 60-minute sessions, and pet sits in short visits or overnight. The Finnegan's Friends employees are Pet First Aid and CPR Certified through Pet Tech, and the business is insured through Pet Sitter's Associates. The company is a partner of Pilots N Paws and Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary. The business' free one-hour meetup lets staff greet pets and consult owners on their specific needs.

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Manymutts Pet Care

Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Manymutts Pet Care walks dogs and takes them on dog park adventures. The company's group dog walks are a minimum of 60 minutes and include a neighborhood leash walk, dog park play, or a hike. The Los Angeles business also dog sits overnight, provides dog boarding, and cat sitting. The company's services are available as needed, whether daily, weekly, or monthly. Pet owners have praised the Manymutts Pet Care employees for their constant updates and genuine care for pets.

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Out For A Walk

Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Out For A Walk is an insured and bonded business that walks dogs daily, provides midday potty breaks, and pet sits cats. The company's employees are all CPR-certified, and the owner has been pet sitting for more than 15 years. Pet owners have praised Out For A Walk for its professional staff who are responsive to texts and calls.

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5.0 / 5 (6)
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Paw-destrian

Toluca Lake, CA 91602
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Paw-destrian personalizes its services by providing two different types of dog walks and three different kinds of dog hikes. The Toluca Lake business walks dogs for 30 to 60 minutes, plus the option of adding extra dogs for group walks. The company's dog hikes take dogs on easy, intermediate, or challenging hikes based on the dog's energy levels. The business also checks in on cats while their owners are away. Clients have praised the owner for her gentle, loving, and dependable approach to caring for pets.

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Pet and Home Care LLC

Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Pet and Home Care has been walking dogs in Los Angeles since 1999. The company also provides overnight pet sitting, pet taxi services, home and companion care, grooming, and overnight boarding. The Los Angeles business is a member of Pet Sitters International, the Potomac Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. The company won the Angie's List Super Service Award from 2010 to 2015.

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4.7
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5.0 / 5 (28)
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5.0 / 5 (6)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Rufus and Delilah

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Rufus and Delilah has been walking dogs since 2004. The Sherman Oaks business walks individual dogs for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes depending on the dog's energy, and will also play with dogs, brush dogs, feed dogs, give medications, bring in packages, or take out trash. Each dog walking session is finished with a handwritten note, a fresh bowl of water, and a treat. Rufus and Delilah will pet sit dogs and cats with visits throughout the day or overnight stay.

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Sweet Paws Pet Sitting

Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Sweet Paws Pet Sitting walks dogs in 20 to 45-minute sessions individually or in small groups. The Los Angeles pet care company also pet sits cats and dogs during the day or overnight, cares for puppies, and transports pets to appointments. The founder of Sweet Paws Pet Sitting works with animal rights groups to rescue pets from shelters and abusive situations. Employees are Pet First Aid and CPR Certified through PetTech and are members of Pet Sitters International. Clients have praised the company for its regular updates and pictures and kind, considerate staff.

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5.0 / 5 (17)
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The Healing Pack

Los Angeles, CA 90026
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The Healing Pack caters to dog owners in Los Angeles and nearby areas. They offer pack walking services to help dogs maintain their training and provide calm socialization. Dogs are required to walk at least twice a week and they must undergo a one-hour initial consultation before participating in any services. The Healing Pack also provides private relationship-based training. They are a part of Pet Sitters International and insured by Pet Sitters and Associates. The Healing Pack has been in operation since 2014.

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4.5 / 5 (14)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Westside Dog Nanny

Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Westside Dog Nanny is a Los Angeles dog walking company that walks dogs individually on regular schedules. The business also pet sits and stays with pets overnight while owners are away, which includes medication administration, walking, feeding, and other personalized services. The owner is Pet First Aid and CPR Certified by the American Red Cross and is a member of Pet Sitters International, Pet Sitters Associates, and the International Association of Canine Professionals.

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Woof.Purr LA

Culver City, CA 90230
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Woof.Purr LA is a licensed, insured, and bonded dog walking business based in Culver City. The company customizes its walks based on dogs' energy levels. The business also pet sits cats and dogs during the day or stays with them overnight while their owners are away. The Los Angeles Hotlist voted Woof.Purr LA among the 2013 Top 3 for Best Pet Sitting. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International, and clients have praised it for its thorough, responsive staff who give detailed reports and pictures of pet visits.

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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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