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Best Dog Walkers in Fort Lauderdale

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Fort Lauderdale 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

Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 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!

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Fort Lauderdale? 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.

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Hollywood, FL 33020

Why choose this provider?

LuckyDogs is a Hollywood dog walker with several years of experience in pet sitting. Walks are available any time of day and services are offered 24/7. LuckyDogs is insured and bonded and also offers dog runs, vacation pet care, overnight sleepovers, pet taxi services, and cageless pet boarding in the owner's home. Walkers are trained in pet first-aid and CPR and are familiar with dog training and behavioral issues.The service is affiliated with Pet Sitters International and can give references if requested.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

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Cooper City, FL 33328

Why choose this provider?

Paws To Play, Inc. offers dog walking in Cooper City. The group caters to busy professionals who want to make sure their dog is getting enough exercise and attention and offers walks with playtime, fresh water, treats, and belly rubs. Clients can request other items per their dog's unique needs such as extra walk-time and medication administration. Paws To Play is a member of Pet Sitters International and also offers pet taxi, overnight pet sitting, cat care, and house sitting only services.

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
Google
5.0 / 5 (28)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)

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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Broward County, FL 33302

Why choose this provider?

Pet Sitters and More is a dog walking service in Broward County. Private daily walks and exercise with treats and replenishment of food and water are available with weekly and monthly rates. All services can be personalized via an initial meet and greet and include overnight stays, sitting services, and basic home care. The group is a member of the NAPPS, PSI, and ASPCA and is licensed, bonded, and insured. The company is also American Red Cross Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR and received the Angie's List 2013 Super Service Award.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (12)
Google
5.0 / 5 (3)

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.
3.5
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Hollywood, FL 33019

Why choose this provider?

Kat Walking Dogs is a Hollywood dog walking service for Fort Lauderdale pets with 10 years of combined experience. The team offers dog walking services that include playtime, fresh water, supervised feedings, medications, home care services, and daily reports. Owners can also request concierge, pet chauffeur, field trips, daily visits, fitness regimes, overnight visits, and daycare and boarding. The company is featured on the South Florida Pets magazine as a reputable and safe dog walking company.

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Hollywood, FL 33020

Why choose this provider?

Doggie Au Pair offers dog walking services in the Hollywood area. Dog walks are offered for 30, 45, and 60 minutes with fresh water and food replenished during any visit. There is a small, additional fee for each extra dog as well as for walks requested before 8 AM and after 9 PM. Doggie Au Pair also has full pet-sitting services, watering of household plants, various basic household chores, and a journal of your dog's activity, and the company is a member of Pet Sitters International.

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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Davie, FL 33312

Why choose this provider?

Royalty Pets brings over 20 years of combined experience in dog walking services to dog owners in Davie. Sitters are available to take dogs for walks as well as provide pet sitting in clients' homes, provide food and water, clean up accidents, allow for outdoor time, and perform basic house chores. Fees are determined after meeting the dog in person, and pet taxi, bathing, and medications are offered separately. The owners run a pet spa and dog boarding facility in the comfort of their own home as well.

Reputation:

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4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (45)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Weston, FL 33326

Why choose this provider?

Pet Sitting at Weston has been a Weston dog walking company for 25 years. Mid-day walks and visits are available "rain or shine" as well as cat visits, feeding and water replenishment, litter box cleaning, mail retrieval, and watering house plants. Clients can also request pet taxi services and medication administration. The group is licensed, bonded, insured, and was voted #1 in dog sitting by Our City Weston three times. The company is a member of the NAPPS, and 90% of Pet Sitting's business comes via referrals and repeat customers.

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
Google
5.0 / 5 (33)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (11)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

Why choose this provider?

East Paws Pet Services has been a Fort Lauderdale dog walker since 2008. The company offers daily dog walking and/or running anytime of day, overnight visits, house visits, dog and cat sitting, and light grooming. East Paws has been a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters since 2008 and is a member of Pet Sitters International. The owner has become a Certified Dog Trainer and a a NAPPS Certified Pet Sitter which includes training in American Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR.

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
Google
5.0 / 5 (3)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Plantation, FL 33324

Why choose this provider?

Neighborhood Pet Sitter, Inc. provides dog walking to Plantation residents. Services include professional walking and sitting, and the company specializes in dog cardiovascular exercise. Clients can also request weekly dog yard cleaning, home boarding without cages, overnight stays, pet taxi, cat sitting, and weekly cat litter scooping. The owner is a member of PSI, is bonded and insured, and performs all services by himself. References can be provided upon request.

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.
3.8
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Boca Raton, FL 33486

Why choose this provider?

Wagtastic Pet Care LLC is a dog walking company in Boca Raton. Services include customized care, private walks, and last minute reservations, dog running, overnight sitting, pet supply pickup, midday relief, and house sitting. Sitters can text, call or email owners after any visit, and services are available for a number of other types of pets as well. Wagtastic Pet Care is a member of and insured by Pet Sitters Associates LLC, and the group is licensed and certified in Pet 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.
4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (5)

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.