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Rover

Stamford, CT
  • Dog Walking
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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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4.4 / 5 (1494)
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4.4 / 5 (224)
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2.5 / 5 (31)

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Active Dog

Fairfield, CT 06879
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Business Description

Active Dog is a dog walking, boarding, and group nature hiking company serving pet owners in the Stamford metro. The company has been around since 2011 and has hiked with over 500,000 dogs in its Active Dog Land, a 100-acre hiking trail in Pawling. It offers 20-minute private dog walks designed for puppies, seniors, and dogs who prefer walking alone rather than in groups. Eric Bleile founded Active Dog with the inspiration from his Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Tobias.

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4.7
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4.7 / 5 (59)
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4.6 / 5 (22)
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Pampered Pooch Pet Care, LLC

Cos Cob, CT 06807
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Business Description

Pampered Pooch Pet Care, LLC is located in CosCob, CT. The service area includes Greenwich, Darien, Stamford, and New Canaan. The company provides professional dog grooming, pet sitting, and dog walking services. All dog grooming services are provided by appointment to eliminate the need to leave the dog at the groomers for an entire day. The company also provides tooth cleaning and descaling services. Pampered Pooch Pet Care, LLC is a member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and is a sponsor of the same organization. The company is certified to provide dog grooming services.

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4.5
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4.4 / 5 (23)
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5.0 / 5 (17)
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4.0 / 5 (15)

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PCBA Vet Tech Sitters

550 Summer St Box 842, Stamford, CT 06904
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PCBA Vet Tech Sitters, established in 2012, serves clients in Stamford. It helps fur parents exercise their dogs by walking them from two to five times per day, depending on their conditions and necessities. Each visit comes with pictures as proof and text updates. Other services include anal gland expression, ear cleaning, nail trimming, cat visits, and overnight stays. The company brings over 20 years of experience in the veterinary field, specifically in emergency and critical care and internal medicine.

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5.0 / 5 (81)
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5.0 / 5 (64)
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Pets 2 Walk

43 Hettiefred Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831
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Pets 2 Walk caters to clients in Stamford and nearby areas. It offers dog walks to help pet owners keep their furry family members healthy. The service can be customized depending on the clients' requests and can include long walks or playtime, washing and refilling water bowls, feeding the dogs, and providing medication. The business sends GPS-stamped report card notifications to the owners to update them when the sitter or walker arrives and leaves. Pets 2 Walk has been in business for over 25 years.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (38)
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5.0 / 5 (27)

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Prima Donna Pet Services, LLC

P.O. Box 441, Valhalla, NY 10595
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Prima Donna Pet Services, LLC, caters to the clients in Stamford and the surrounding communities. It welcomes dogs, birds, cats, and pets with medical issues or disabilities into its facility, providing walks, feeding, cleaning, and playtime services. It handles food, water, and bedding change for small animals and reptiles. The facility also provides cat sitting services and has staff members trained in hydration and sub-q injections. It is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

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4.8
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4.7 / 5 (27)
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5.0 / 5 (16)

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RCO Pet Care

Waterbury, CT 06708
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RCO Pet Care caters to pet owners in the Stamford metro. The company offers a wide range of pet care services, including dog walking which involves one-on-one walks and playtime. Pet sitting and puppy care visits are conducted. It also provides dog coaching and training sessions to improve the behavior of its clients' dogs. Jessica Barry, the company's president, is an animal science graduate and a professional dog trainer. She is also recognized as a Certified Professional Pet Sitter by Pet Sitters International.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (90)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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Sabrina's Pet Care

Stamford, CT
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Sabrina's Pet Care offers dog walking and sitting services to the residents of Stamford. The team offers 10 to 50-minute walks, including buddy walks for sociable animals. The crew handles overnight pet sitting solutions whenever the owners must be away for an extended period. It also handles transport to the vet or other destinations. The business uses GPS technology to verify visits and allow clients to monitor their pets' activities. Owner Sabrina advocates against breed-specific legislation.

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5.0 / 5 (22)
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5.0 / 5 (4)
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Together By My Side

Stamford, CT
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Together By My Side, LLC. is a pet walking, sitting, and boarding company serving clients in the Stamford metro and surrounding areas. The company is owned and operated by Marnie Waiwat, an animal rights and rescue advocate who was also the vice-chairperson of the Easton Municipal Animal Shelter in 2003. It offers pet walking services by the hour and half hour with options for additional pets. The company's PR and marketing affairs are handled by its border collie, Lux.

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4.9
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5.0 / 5 (31)
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4.8 / 5 (28)
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Wholisic Pet Service

1 North Street Cos Cob, Greenwich, CT 06807
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Wholistic Pet Service serves clients in the Stamford metro and the surrounding communities. It helps pet parents give their dogs exercise and improve their socialization skills by offering off-leash hikes. Part of the service is to have Its doggie buses pick up the pets in the morning and drop them off mid-afternoon. Each dog is handled by K9 behaviorists, allowing them to get desensitized to challenges they might face in their daily lives with their owners. Wholistic Pet Service also provides dog boarding solutions.

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4.8
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4.8 / 5 (37)

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Woof To Purrfection

327 Greenwich Ave, Stamford, CT 06902
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Woof To Purrfection is a full-service pet care provider serving Stamford and the surrounding areas. The facility cares for dogs and cats whose owners are away for an extended period of time. Its pet caretakers provide dog walking services to ensure that the dogs get enough exercise. The company also offers bathing and grooming services, such as brushing, nail filing, paw shaving, and ear cleaning. Cats and dogs of various breeds and sizes are welcome at the facility.

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4.8 / 5 (78)
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4.5 / 5 (13)
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5.0 / 5 (5)
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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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