Best Dog Walkers in Santa Monica

Why These Dog Walkers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Santa Monica 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Adventure Paws

Adventure Paws is a dog-walking service working for clients throughout the Santa Monica, California, metro area. It employs dog walkers who bring the animals on scheduled hikes and pick up any waste left in order to comply with community and city guidelines. Its adventure hikes bring dogs into natural environments and incorporate some training elements to stimulate dogs emotionally and provide exercise. GPS collars are provided for all animals as a security measure and photos of excursions are given to owners.

171 Pier Ave #472
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Animal Magnetism

Animal Magnetism is a Long Beach pet care company that was founded in 1999. The company provides a wide range of services such as beach excursions, pet washing, pet-sitting, dog walks, overnight stays and boarding, and pet transportation services. Animal Magnetism also provides pet consultation services for their clients for pet diet, pet travel, and vet procedures. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International and is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR.

Play del Rey, CA 90805


Doggie Bliss

Doggie Bliss is a Santa Monica dog-walking and pet-sitting service founded in 2010 by Shannon Hill. Shannon has over 15 years of experience working with animals. Her company provide services including dog-walking, mountain hikes, 1 on 1 visits, and overnight pet-sitting. The company also provides requested services such as mail gathering, plant watering, litter changing, grooming, and picture or text updates to their clients. Clients praise Shannon’s reliability, punctuality, and trustworthiness.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Jennifer McCarthy World Class Dog Training

Jennifer McCarthy World Class Dog Training is a Redondo Beach owned by 4th generation dog trainer Jennifer McCarthy. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the industry and has appeared on a large number of national television networks. Her company provides both private and group dog training classes, dog-walking and hiking services, dog swimming services, and various dog training packages.

Redondo Beach, CA 90277


Karma Dog Training

Karma Dog Training is a Los Angeles dog training company founded by Jeffrey Liebowitz. The company has a large staff specializing in dog training. Karma Dog Training offers day care services as well as a wide range of dog training service such as puppy socialization training, private in-home training, group training, day care, boarding, and training for service and therapy dogs.

Studio City, CA 91604


Melissa’s Mutt Hutt & Cat Shack

Melissa’s Mutt Hutt & Cat Shack is a dog-walking and pet-sitting service with two locations in Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach. The company is accredited with Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. The company provides services such as 1 on 1 dog walking, in-home pet-sitting, kennel-free boarding, day care, home visits, pet transportation, and identification of pet-friendly hotels.

Santa Monica, CA 90404


Pawsitively Perfect Pooches

Pawsitively Perfect Pooches is a Santa Monica dog training and walking service founded in 2010 by Melissa and Jeff Otto. Melissa has been named as the Official Trainer for the City of Santa Monica and has years of experience training dogs. The company provides services such as dog training, dog-walking and hikes, and in-home overnight dog-sitting. Clients speak highly of the company’s professionalism, organization, responsibility, and trustworthiness.

Santa Monica, CA 90401


Pet Care LA

Pet Care LA is a Los Angeles pet care company that was founded in 2004 by Laurel and Mark Corcoran. The company provides numerous pet services such as dog-walking, cat care, and overnight pet-sitting. Pet Care LA provides various miscellaneous services such as watering plants, checking mail, and providing text or picture updates to their clients. Clients speak highly of the company’s responsiveness, warm nature, and timely manner.

Los Angeles, CA 90034


Petopia Los Angeles

Petopia Los Angeles is a Beverly Hills pet care company providing services throughout the greater Los Angeles Area. The company provides custom pet care programs based on the needs of their clients and their pets. Petopia Los Angeles offers services such as private dog walks and hikes, dog training, cat visits, private boarding, and private overnight stays.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Pupperton’s Dog Walking Service

Pupperton’s Dog Walking Service is a Santa Monica dog-walking company that services Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, and other surrounding areas. The company provides a wide range of dog services such as walking, group hikes, in-home and out of home pet-sitting, and pet transportation services. Clients greatly appreciate owner Kate’s reliability, responsibility, attentiveness, and caring nature towards their pets.

Santa Monica, CA 90401


Westside Pet Friends

Westside Pet Friends is a Santa Monica pet care and dog-walking company founded in 2006. The company provides dog-walking services as well as overnight care. Clients praise company owner Rachel’s intuition, trustworthiness, reliability, and caring nature towards their pets. Rachel places an emphasis on holistic pet care and strives to use Reiki for her animal clients to address their health, physical pain, and emotional or physical stress.

Santa Monica, CA 90403


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