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Best Dog Walkers in Jacksonville

Our Recommended Top 12

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Jacksonville 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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Jacksonville, FL
  • Dog Walking
  • Pets Services

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.

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.
4.5
Google
4.6 / 5 (793)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (36)

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Jacksonville, FL

Why choose this provider?

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Website
Jacksonville, FL 32259

Why choose this provider?

Paws & Claws Pet Sitting is a pet care company serving residents and their pets throughout Jacksonville and the surrounding Metro area. Paws & Claws Pet Sitting not only specializes in daily pet sitting services, but their professionals also offer dog walking and playtime for occasions such as vacations and business trips. Paws & Claws Pet Sitting is associated with the Business Insurers of the Carolinas and is a member of the Pet Sitters International.

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.
4.8
Google
4.8 / 5 (117)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (31)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

Website
St. Augustine, FL 32092

Why choose this provider?

Dog Days & Cat Naps is a professional pet sitting and dog walking service located in St. Augustine and serving clients throughout the Jacksonville Metro area. Dog Days & Cat Naps’ dog walking services generally take place Monday through Friday from 12-2 PM. Dog Days & Cat Naps’ professionals have no problem adjusting their midday walks for clients with less traditional work hours. Dog Days & Cat Naps is BBB accredited, a member of the Pet Sitters International, and Pet First Aid Certified.

Reputation:

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4.8
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (76)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (26)

Website
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Why choose this provider?

B3 Dog Services is a Jacksonville pet sitting and dog walking company serving pets and pet owners throughout the Metro area. B3 Dog Services is verified, trusted, bonded, and insured to walk dogs. They offer daily 30 and 60-minute sessions for high-energy dogs needing some exercise. They also offer holiday walks and beach field trips. B3 Dog Services functions from 8 AM – 9 PM with an option for overnight stays. B3 Dog Services supports K9s for Warriors.

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.
4.9
Google
4.8 / 5 (26)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (8)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

Website
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Why choose this provider?

Beach Bark is a mobile pet nanny team serving families and their pets throughout the Jacksonville Metro area. Beach Bark’s professionals prefer a stress-free approach by keeping clients in their element and also so owners don’t have to worry about pick-up/drop-off. A typical visit from a Beach Bark employee involves walks, bathroom breaks, text and photo updates, food, and plenty of clean water. Beach Bark is licensed, bonded, and insured.

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.
4.8
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (34)
Google
4.6 / 5 (12)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (10)

Website
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Why choose this provider?

A Pet’s Best Friend is a Jacksonville dog walking and sitting service serving residents and their dogs in and around the area. A Pet’s Best Friend offers clients dog walking and midday visits for when the pets need them the most. A standard visit, whether it’s in the morning, afternoon, or evening, is 30 minutes. A Pet’s Best Friend also specializes in in-home pet sitting.

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
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Why choose this provider?

Purrs N Woofs Pet Sitting is a pet supervision and care service located in Jacksonville and serving domestic pets throughout the area. Purrs N Woofs Pet Sitting’s visits typically consist of playtime, exercise, walks, feeding (as instructed), small chores (garbage removal, bring mail inside, water plants), and plenty of tender love and care. Purrs N Woofs Pet Sitting’s professionals offer standard, long, and extended sits. They are also members of the PSI, the Pet Sitters Associates, Pups, and Pet First Aid and CPR certified.

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.
3.5
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (5)

Website
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Why choose this provider?

A Friend in the Woods is an independently owned pet sitting service that’s served pets and pet owners throughout the Jacksonville Metro area since 2003. A Friend in the Woods’ walkers specialize in dog walking and offer visits of either 15, 25, or 50 minutes. Each of A Friend in the Woods’ dog walkers is an employee, not a contractor, and has undergone extensive background checks. A Friend in the Woods is a member of the Pet Sitters International and can be found on Angie’s List.

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 (14)

Website
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Why choose this provider?

Creatures Great & Small Pet Services is a family-owned pet sitting and dog walking company that has been serving Jacksonville pets and pet owners since 2003. The insured and bonded company offers midday walks throughout the work week for pets in need of exercise, fresh air, or a bathroom break, and also specializes in pet sitting (including overnight stays) for both cats and dogs. The caring staff members are trained in pet first aid, are active members of Pet Sitters International, and have experience caring for single pampered pups as well as multi-pet homes. The veterinarian recommended business cares deeply about the safety and well-being of all pets, and regularly gives back to the community by participating in pet rescue.

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.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (17)

Website
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Why choose this provider?

Sit, Play, Stay is a premier dog sitting company located in Jacksonville and serving dogs and dog owners throughout the Metro area. Sit, Play, Stay’s dog walking routine gives the client the exercise and attention they need so that owners can return home from work to a much more relaxed environment. Sit, Play, Stay’s founder, Whitney Haywood, is a certified dog trainer. She earned her certificate through the Animal Behavior College.

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

Website
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Why choose this provider?

Jax Pet Sitting is a locally owned and operated pet sitting and dog walking business serving owners and their animals throughout the Jacksonville Metro area since 2007. Jax Pet Sitting’s services cover daily visits and vacations, and their professionals administer any medications free of charge. Jax Pet Sitting is a service for both small and large dogs. Jax Pet Sitting is fully licensed and insured, a member of the Pet Sitters International and the Jacksonville Professional Pet Sitters Network, and is American Red Cross Pet Aid Certified.

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

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.