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Best Dog Walkers
in Oceanside

Why These Dog Walkers?

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

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 45 29 6

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Best Friends Pet & House Sitting Service

Best Friends Pet & House Sitting Service is a company featuring the dog walking and pet sitting services of owner Valerie. She has served Fallbrook and Bonsall for more than two decades, and her business is insured and bonded in compliance with California law. She began her relationship caring for animals with 4-H Club and involvement with Future Farmers of America during high school and extended that to a membership with Pet Sitters International and continuing education through conferences from both PSI and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Valerie also holds certifications from Western World Pet Supply Association (WWPSA) and The Classy Canine School of Dog Grooming in San Diego. References are available to prospective clients upon request.

Fallbrook, CA 92028


Coco & Boo Pet Concierge Plus

Coco & Boo Pet Concierge Plus, located in Oceanside, is a pet service provider to the Greater San Diego area. It has received several honors during its time in business, including multiple finalist designations from the San Diego CityVoter site, and it won two annual awards through the service marketplace Thumbtack. Coco & Boo holds memberships with the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters International, and it is licensed, bonded, and insured. The company also has its Pet CPR certification. Services include pet walking, in-home visits, adventure field trips, grooming, and overnight slumber parties. Pet transportation and grooming services are available as well.

Oceanside, CA 92052


DTails Pet Services

DTails Pet Services is an Oceanside-based pet care provider that specializes in dogs, cats, and other common household pets. It holds an insurance policy through Pet Sitters Associates. Diane, the owner, sends texts, photos, and updates on pets throughout the day, a feature that has proven popular among her clientele. She grew up on a dairy farm in Nebraska where animals were often considered part of the family. Customer reviews have referred to Diane as someone who adores animals. She also has received praise for organizational skills, professionalism, and reliability, and she credits her discipline to five years in the US Navy and 12 years serving in the hospitality industry. She also has experience in Pet First Aid/CPR.

Oceanside, CA 92056

Puppy Luv

Puppy Luv is a pet sitting provider that also offers regular dog walking services to clients in Carlsbad and the surrounding area. Owner Trish extends her love for animals to causes like animal welfare and wellness services. For clients' peace of mind, she donates a free initial meet-and-greet to prospective customers, and she provides owners with additional peace of mind through handwritten notes and pet selfies. The Basic dog walking package includes a 30-minute visit, food/drink refills, potty breaks, and playtime. Additional services include in-home pet sitting, overnight pet sitting, drop-in visits, and detail work such as watering plants, alternating lights, and bringing in the mail.

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Spoil'Em Rotten

Spoil’Em Rotten is an Encinitas-based dog walking service that is licensed and insured in the state of California. It started in the San Diego area circa 1996, and owner Tracey has more than two decades of experience serving busy pet owners throughout the region. Customer reviews have complimented Tracey on her professionalism and reliability. Tracey’s services promise to get dogs the exercise they need to edify their physical and mental health. The dog walking package includes plenty of affection, playtime, treats, fresh water, and a daily report card for owners to know how their pets are doing throughout the day and act regarding any sudden changes in mood or health. She also offers pet sitting and private boarding.

Encinitas, CA 92024


Tails of Adventure

Tails of Adventure is a company located in Carlsbad and serving the surrounding communities of North San Diego. It holds insurance with the Pet Sitters Association, and owner Emily Williams is CPR and First Aid-certified. The company has received high ratings on sites like Facebook, Google Reviews, and Yelp, and customer reviews have complimented Emily for taking the time to get to know their pets before she accepts them as clients, noting it is an aspect of her business especially helpful to shy dogs. For pet sitting and dog walking, Emily will send text message updates complete with images to give owners peace of mind, and also offers dog hikes as well. Customers also have described her as compassionate and equally good with owners as she is their pets.

Carlsbad, CA 92008


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