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Rover

Sacramento, 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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4.5
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4.4 / 5 (1494)
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4.4 / 5 (224)
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2.5 / 5 (31)

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Creature Comforts

Sacramento, CA 95825
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Business Description

Creature Comforts has offered professional and reputable pet sitting and dog walking business in Sacramento California since 2007. The team has a wide breadth of experiencing working with both cats and dogs, and they are well equipped to ensure that their pets are as happy and healthy as they can be. Customers appreciate the team's professionalism and their genuine love for animals that is shown through their work.

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5.0 / 5 (11)

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Elaine Yamada Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Service

Sacramento, CA 95831
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Elaine Yamada Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Service is a professional dog walking and pet sitting business in Sacramento California. Owner Elaine is an experienced pet care professional who has years of experience caring for all different types of animals. Customers appreciate Elaine's commitment to customer service, her availability, and her flexibility to accommodate schedule changes. Elaine is insured through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC, and is a proud member of Pet Sitters International.

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5.0

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Lucky Buddy Petcare

Sacramento, CA 95822
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Lucky Buddy Petcare is an award-winning pet care business in Sacramento California. The business has offered reputable dog walking and pet sitting services for over a decade. Owner Janet is an experienced pet care professional who is known for her enthusiasm and her genuine love for animals. Lucky Buddy Petcare won Best Pet Sitter on the A-List for 2015 and won first place on the KCRA A-List seven times.

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4.6

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Midtown Mutts

Sacramento, CA 95816
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Business Description

Midtown Mutts is a professional dog walking and pet sitting business in Sacramento California that offers reputable pet care services at affordable rates. The business is known for their commitment to the health and well-being of their dogs, and customers appreciate the individualized attention that their pets receive. Midtown Mutts is bonded and insured by Pet Sitters, LLC, and certified in Pet Tech CPR and First Aid.

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5.0

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Pawsitive Attention Pet Services

Sacramento, CA 95818
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Pawsitive Attention Pet Services is an independently owned and operated pet care business in Sacramento California that specializes in pet sitting, dog walking, and pet clean-up services. Owner Rachel is a qualified and experienced pet care professional with over 20 years of experience caring for a variety of pets. Customers have praised Rachel's responsiveness and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure that her pets are as happy and healthy as possible. Pawsitive Attention Pet Services is a proud member of Dog Walkers USA and PetSitUSA.

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4.7
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4.5 / 5 (20)
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5.0 / 5 (7)
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4.8 / 5 (5)
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Peaceful Pets

Sacramento, CA 95833
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Business Description

Peaceful Pets is an award-winning dog walking business that has offered reputable pet care services for customers in Sacramento California since 2005. Services include pet sitting, dog walking, cleaning, and medicating. Customers appreciate the peace-of-mind they receive knowing that their pets are comfortable in a safe and loving environment. Peaceful Pets has been voted Sacramento’s Best Dog Walkers since 2008 on the KCRA A-List.

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4.5
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PetWatch 916

Elk Grove, CA 95624
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PetWatch 916 is a pet care business in Elk Grove California that specializes in pet sitting, dog walking, and live-in overnight pet and house sitting services. Owner Kristina is an experienced pet care professional who is known for her compassion for animals and her commitment to improving their overall health and well-being. Kristina is also an active volunteer dog walker and photographer at the Sacramento County Animal Shelter. PetWatch 916 is insured through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC, and is a member of the Professional United Pet Sitters.

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5.0
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River Dogs Resort

Sacramento, CA 95691
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Business Description

River Dogs Resort is a professional pet care business in Sacremento California that offers top quality dog walking and daycare services at affordable rates. Owner Dina is an experienced pet care professional and a genuine lover of animals who is known by her customers for the individualized time and attention she offers her dogs. River Dogs Resort is licensed, bonded, and insured, and is a proud member of Pet Sitters International.

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4.5

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Ruff Walking

Sacramento, CA 95815
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Business Description

Ruff Walking, founded in 2009, is a reputable dog walking business in Sacramento California. Owner Joshua Berns is known by his customers for his love for dogs and his willingness to give each of his dogs the individual attention they need to be as happy and healthy as possible. Customers appreciate the company's professionalism, flexibility, and affordability. Ruff Walking is insured through Pet Sitters Associates LLC.

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5.0 / 5 (24)
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The Jogging Dog

Sacramento, CA 95820
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Business Description

The Jogging Dog is a reputable dog walking business in Sacramento California that specializes in dog runs and walks, training, and pet sitting services. Owner Desiree Haight is a passionate caretaker who has experience as a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind and is a graduate of the Triple Crown Academy for Professional Dog Trainers. Customers appreciate Desiree’s kindness and ability to improve the health and well-being of her dogs. The Jogging Dog is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

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5.0 / 5 (3)
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Walkie Doggies

Sacramento, CA 95864
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Walkie Doggies is a professional pet care business in Sacramento California that offers reputable and affordable dog walking and pet sitting services. Customers are provided with photographs and GPS tracking information of all dog walks so that they can have peace of mind knowing their animals are happy and healthy. Walkie Doggies is insured through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC and is certified in Pet CPR and First Aid through Pet Tech.

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5.0 / 5 (2)

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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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