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Rover

Roseville, CA
  • 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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2.5 / 5 (31)

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Always Available Pet Sitting

Citrus Heights, CA 95610
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Always Available Pet Sitting is a Northern California petting sitting service that serves the area of Citrus Heights, Orangevale, Roseville, Folsom, Antelope, and Rancho Cordova. Pet sitter Rose Connolly has years of experience in the field, and her goal is to provide her customers with peace of mind regarding the care of their pets. Always Available offers in-home pet care, dog walking, equine care, and pet sitting, and Connolly has considerable experience working with rescue organizations. Always Available has received rave reviews from customers, with such clients praising them for their excellent care, professionalism, and affordability. A multitude of packages and pricing options are available to customers.

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Countess Critters

Citrus Heights, CA 95611
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Countess Critters is a pet and house sitting service located in Citrus Heights, CA. This operation provides a wide variety of services, from bunny care to dog and cat care to dog walks. Countess Critters will also make runs to the grocery store for veggies and pet food, always aiming to enhance the convenience for the customer. Licensed, bonded, and insured, Countess Critters is a member of Pet Sitters International and the Sacramento House Rabbit Society. Countess Critters will care for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, iguanas, chameleons, fish, ferrets, chinchillas, and other pocket animals. This is the kind of service customers can trust with their priceless animal companions.

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5.0 / 5 (2)
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Creature Comforts Pet Care

Rocklin, CA 95765
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Creature Comforts Pet Care is an award-winning dog walking company ran by owner Shalini, who has more than 20 years of pet care experience includes professional training with CPR and Pet First Aid through the Red Cross as well as a degree in veterinary technology. She has won the Best of 2015 Award with Thumbtack, received finalist consideration with San Diego’s A List at CityVoter, and holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. She is also a member in good standing with professional organizations such as Pet Sitter Associates and Professional United Pet Sitters. Her Yelp profile boasts dozens of positive reviews that credit her as someone trustworthy, reliable, and passionate about animals.

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5.0
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Folsom Dogs On The Go!

Folsom, CA 95630
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Folsom Dogs On The Go! is a dog walking company that belongs to Alexandria Jahn, who works out of Folsom and also offers pet sitting services. She does not restrict breeds, and she holds more than a decade of professional experience and training with certification in Pet First Aid and CPR as well as licensing and insurance through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC. Alexandria holds membership in Professional United Pet Sitters, and she has worked as a kennel assistant and veterinarian technician as well. Her private dog walking sessions are 20, 30, 45, and 60 minutes, depending on the package, with discounts for three or more walks per week.

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Luckystar Dog Walking

Carmichael, CA 95608
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Luckystar Dog Walking is a dog walking service located in Carmichael, CA. This operation provides customers with morning walks and playcare services, allowing clients to rest at ease in knowing that their pets are well taken care of. Serving Carmichael, Arden, Fair Oaks, and other areas of Northern California, owner Linda Criddle exudes a passion for animals that makes her perfect for this field. Luckystar is a green, holistic operation that maintains a commitment to each and every client they deal with. A Pet Care Professional and Certified Kennel Tech, Criddle treats each animal like they are one of her own, ensuring that clients’ pets are treated to excellent care while on her watch.

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Precious Paws Pet Services

Sacramento, CA 95826
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Precious Paws Pet Services serves clients in San Francisco. The owner is a lifelong animal lover and holds more than five years of experience in professional grooming. One of Precious Paws’ most frequently used features is its dog walking service, which stays within a three-mile radius of the owner’s home and accommodates small, medium, and large dogs. Consultations are free, and holiday dates are available. The business comes highly rated on Angie’s List, Yelp, and Google Reviews, and it has partnerships through La Riviera Animal Medical Center and Banfield Pet Hospital. Additional services include but are not limited to grooming, pet photography, and adoption programs.

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The Scoop Pet Waste Management

Carmichael, CA 95608
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The Scoop Pet Waste Management for residential and commercial clients serves all of Sacramento and Placer counties. It is licensed and insured with the state of California, and it holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. The company also earns high marks from consumer watchdog sites like Angie’s List and aPaws. It beats all written quotes from other pet waste management services, and it will provide dog walking services to clients in need. Customer reviews indicate the service is especially helpful to disabled persons, and owner Terry has received credit as friendly and professional whether cleaning up or walking dogs in the neighborhood.

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5.0 / 5 (19)
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5.0 / 5 (16)

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Wags and Purrs Pet Care

Roseville, CA 95661
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Wags and Purrs Pet Care is owned and operated by Stefanie Bican. Bican comes to dog walking and pet sitting with several years of experience, and she serves pet owners throughout the communities of Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Antelope, and Citrus Heights. She holds membership in Pet Sitters International, and her business is licensed, bonded, and insured with the state of Calfornia. Experience includes time working in a dog kennel and as a veterinary assistant. She earned her degree in ecology, behavior, and evolution from the University of California-San Diego, and she has prior experience working for the nonprofit Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) that advocates for animal rights and humane treatment of exotic/captive animals.

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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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