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Best Dog Walkers in Colorado Springs

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Colorado Springs 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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Colorado Springs, CO
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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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Colorado Springs, CO

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Colorado Springs? 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.

2137 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

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4.8 (36)
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4.5 (32)

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Playtime Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers has been caring for dogs in the Colorado Springs area for more than 24 years. This company provides dog walking, mid-day breaks, overnight stays, and medication administration for dogs whose owners are unable to care for them while working or traveling. This company has won a variety of awards, including a 2019 Best of Colorado Springs Award, and a nomination for The Gazette's 2020 Best of the Springs Awards.

825 North Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

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4.0 (16)
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5.0 (13)
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3.5 (5)

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Lucky Pet At Home is a pet care provider that caters to individuals in the Colorado Springs area. The business offers outdoor walks, poop scooping, errands assistance, and pet hospice care for dog owners. It also helps with house sitting, home checks, and snow shoveling, regardless of the presence of pets. In addition, its staff implements policies during extreme weather conditions to keep the pet's skin and paws from being injured. Lucky Pet At Home has been in the industry since 2007.

Colorado Springs, CO 80960

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4.9 (14)
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4.5 (12)
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5.0 (1)

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Tranquility Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Service is a husband and wife team of animal experts who provide personal, caring service to customers and pets. One satisfied customer wrote "I absolutely trust them with my pets. I truly wouldn't go anywhere else", and the company's pet sitters provide daily text, email, or phone updates to give customers peace of mind. Services include feeding and watering, dog walking, and home delivery of pet food and products, as well as basic home care. Customers can purchase mini services, like a 30-minute midday dog walk for just $18.

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

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3.0 (2)

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Pitter Pattering Paws provides full-service pet sitting, and offers a safe, friendly alternative to kennels and boarding. Services include dog walking, light training, medication administration, feeding and watering, and light home care while customers are away. One happy customer wrote, "If you want a pet sitter experience that goes above and beyond 'just watching' your pets while you are gone, then choose Pitter Pattering Paws!" Whether customers need full-time care while away on vacation, or just occasional daytime dog walking, the professionals at Pitter Pattering Paws provide the best quality service.

2919 Garden Hill Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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Casey's Canine Care is a dog walker that serves clients in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. The business is owned by Ann Devlin, a professional dog walker, certified pet sitter, and dog CPR and first aid practitioner. She specializes in walking small-sized to medium-sized dogs as well as well-trained large dogs. She also offers daytime sitting and overnight sitting. Dogs can be picked up and dropped into their homes upon request. Casey's Canine Care was named after Ann's dog, who passed away in 2018.

Colorado Springs, CO 80917
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3.0 (4)
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5.0 (3)

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Customers love the service at Karma Dog Training, and have left rave reviews, like "I would recommend Kathlyn and Karma dog training to anyone." The company provides professional training for dogs of all ages, as well as puppy kindergarten, dog boarding, in-home pet sitting, and certified service dog and therapy dog training. The company's professionals also offer the Karma Zen Daycare, which gives dogs a calm, peaceful, and enriching environment in the customer's home or at the company's facility. Customers can fill out the contact form on the company's website to receive a free consultation.

6366 Knapp Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80924

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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (5)

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Founded in 2016, Superior Pet Services is a dog walking and pet sitting company that serves clients in Colorado Springs, particularly Wolf Ranch and surrounding neighborhoods. Its owner, Lisa, was previously employed in a veterinary hospital for 12 years. The company's services include dog hiking and walking, elderly and special needs visits, and small animal care. It can service cats, guinea pigs, frogs, lizards, and other small pets. It is a CPR and pet first aid certified company.

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (2)
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1.0 (1)

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Pollywog's Pet Sitting is a Colorado Springs company that specializes in top-quality, personalized pet care. The company's trained pet care professionals offer in-home service for animals of any size, from rabbits and cats to horses and farm animals. The company's website features a full menu of services, like overnight sitting service that includes text, email, or phone updates, feeding and watering, morning and evening walks, and plenty of play time. Riding and stall cleaning service is available for horses, and the staff check mail, lights, and locks to keep homes secure.

Colorado Springs, CO 80933

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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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The owner of Precious Pet Petsitting has over 15 years of experience in pet care, as well as a degree in Exotic Animal Training and Management. The company offers care services for a range of pets, including exotic animals like sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and amphibians. Expert services include dog walking, midday care visits, overnight sitting, wet tech care, and house sitting. The company's staff will also take care of medicine dosing, and livestock pet care is available upon request. Petsitting service is even available for holidays.

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.