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Best Dog Walkers in San Jose, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Jose 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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San Jose, CA
$10 off first booking!

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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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San Jose, CA

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in San Jose? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

San Jose, CA 95112

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5.0 (48)

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Dirty Paws is a professional pet care business in San Jose California. The business specializes in dog walking, daily visits, overnight sitting and pet shuttling. Owner Kenya has over eight years of pet sitting and dog walking experience, and she devotes significant time to various volunteer efforts and foster care for animals. She is also certified in Pet Tech CPR and First Aid. Dirty Paws is a proud member of Pet Sitters International.

San Jose, CA 95136

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5.0 (26)

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Greenman Pet Services is a professional pet care business in San Jose California that offers a wide variety of reputable care services for many different types of animals. Owners Ailsa and Steve have years of experience taking care of pets, and both are Pet First Aid and CPR certified by the Red Cross. Customers appreciate the team's professionalism, flexibility, and their loving nature. Greenman Pet Services is insured through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC.

San Jose, CA 95152

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5.0 (17)

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Hearts and Paws Pet Services is a professional pet care business in San Jose California that specializes in reputable and affordable pet sitting, dog walking, house-sitting, and dog bathing services. Owner Nancy is an experienced pet owner with a genuine love for taking care of animals. Customers have praised Nancy’s ability to identify positively with her animals and develop plans to ensure that they stay active. Hearts and Paws Pet Services is insured by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

San Jose, CA 95123

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5.0 (34)
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5.0 (7)

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Pawsitively Purrfect Pet Sitting Service is a professional pet care business in San Jose California that was started in 1995. Pawsitively Purrfect offers a wide variety of affordable and high-quality pet care services such as dog walking and pet sitting. Owner Elizabeth is an experienced pet owner with a genuine love for animals and a desire to see them happy and healthy while their owners are away. Customers have stated that Elizabeth and her team are reliable, friendly, and also available when needed.

San Jose, CA 95118

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5.0 (30)
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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (4)

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While You Were Out is a professional pet care business in San Jose California that specializes in dog walking, pet visits, and post-operative care. Owner Alex is known to be an excellent caregiver due to her vast professional background in the veterinary field. Customers have stated that Alex is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and professional in every aspect of her work. Alex is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter through Pet Sitters International.

San Jose, CA 95101

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5.0 (3)

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The Urban Pooch is a professional pet care business in San Jose California that specializes in dog walking, pet sitting, drop-in, and pet transportation services. Owner and operator Cathy has over 25 years of experience working with a variety of animals. Customers have praised Cathy’s knowledge of animals, her kindness, and her flexibility when scheduling. The Urban Pooch is a member of Pet Sitter’s international, and is certified in Pet First Aid by the Red Cross.

San Jose, CA 95127

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5.0 (7)

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Top Dog Walking Services has offered professional and reputable pet care services in San Jose California since 2010. Their services include pet sitting, overnight care, dog walking, and transportation. Owners Larry and Lori are experienced pet care professionals with a genuine lover for taking care of animals. Customers have praised the duo's ability to identify the individual needs of the animals that they care for. Top Dog Walking Services is licensed, bonded, and insured.

San Jose, CA 95126

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5.0 (5)

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Pet Cater is a professional pet care business in San Jose California that specializes in a wide variety of reliable and affordable pet services. Their services include dog walking, in-home pet care, socialization, pet transportation, and training. The Pet Cater team is known for their commitment to professionalism, their flexibility, and their wide breadth of experience in working with many different animals. Pet Cater is certified in Pet CPR and First Aid by the Red Cross, and is a proud member of Pet Sitters International.

San Jose, CA 95127

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5.0 (6)
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3.0 (2)
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5.0 (2)

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A Pet’s Paradise Pet Sitting Service is a reputable pet care business in San Jose California that was founded in 2002. The business specializes in a wide variety of pet care services, including walking, pet sitting, and daily visits. Customers have praised the team’s professionalism and their flexibility when scheduling. A Pet’s Paradise Pet Sitting Service is a proud member of Pet Sitter’s International.

San Jose, CA 95101

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5.0 (33)
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5.0 (27)
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5.0 (21)

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D For Dog is a professional pet care business in San Jose California that specializes in pet training and walking. Owner KaTi is an experienced and educated pet care professional with over 15 years of puppy training experience. She is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Customers have praised KaTi's ability to work with even the most difficult of animals, and to return them happier and healthier than when they arrived.

San Jose, CA 95129

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5.0 (10)
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4.0 (8)

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WAGTOPIA is a leading pet service provider in San Jose California that specializes in pet sitting, dog walking, dog training, and vet tech care. The business has built a strong reputation for being trustworthy, honest, and professional in all that they do. They also have a depth of experience that sets them apart from other pet care providers in San Jose. WAGTOPIA is Pet First Aid and CPR trained and certified through PetTech, and insured through Pet Sitters International.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
$10 off first booking!
Dirty Paws
Greeman Pet Services
Hearts and Paws Pet Services
Pawsitively Purrfect Pet Sitting Service
While You Were Out
The Urban Pooch
Top Dog Walking Services
Pet Cater
A Pet's Paradise
D For Dog
WAGTOPIA

FAQs

  • 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.