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Best Dog Walkers in Sacramento

Our Recommended Top 12

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Sacramento 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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Rover

Sacramento, CA
  • Pets Services
  • Dog Walking

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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4.5

Price: $10 off first booking!

Sacramento, CA

Why choose this provider?

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Sacramento, CA 95825

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (11)

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Elk Grove, CA 95624

Why choose this provider?

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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Sacramento, CA 95831

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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5.0
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Sacramento, CA 95815

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (24)

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Sacramento, CA 95816

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (44)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Sacramento, CA 95822

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (59)

Professionalism:

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5.0
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Website
Sacramento, CA 95691

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (39)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Sacramento, CA 95833

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (38)

Website
Sacramento, CA 95818

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (20)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (7)
Google
4.8 / 5 (5)

Website
Sacramento, CA 95820

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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.