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Best Dog Walkers in Miami

Our Recommended Top 13

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Miami 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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Miami, FL
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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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Miami, FL

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Miami? 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.

Miami, FL 33157

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5.0 (3)

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Smooch Your Pooch Petsitting Service is a professional pet care company that has been building trust with furry clients and pet parents in the South Miami area since 2009. This top rated pet care business focuses on providing daily dog walking services as well as in-home pet sitting. Smooch Your Pooch's owners Michelle and Cevin are the caregivers of the business, and they strive to treat every client's pets with the same care, compassion, and love as they treat their own four dogs and five cats. Smooch Your Pooch Petsitting Service is licensed, bonded, and insured. The team is certified in pet first aid and CPR from the American Red Cross, FEMA certified in Rapid Response Animal Rescue from the Best Friends Animal Society and highly experienced in caring for geriatric pets and pets with special needs. Smooch Your Pooch won the Angie’s List 2016 Super Service Award for consistently earning top rated reviews from Angie's List members.

78 Southwest 7th Street, Miami, FL 33130

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4.6 (5)
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5.0 (3)

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Swifto is a dog walking business that serves clients in and around Miami. It offers private dog walk services from bonded and insured dog walkers. Swifto aims to ensure that customers get appointments with at least a 5-business-hour notice. It offers flexible scheduling, and provides a GPS app that automatically sends SMS notifications about the dog walk as well as photos of the dog while walking and information of the route taken. Repeat clients can also get the same dog walker on their next appointment.

Palmetto Bay, FL 33176

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5.0 (40)

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Equipaws Pet Services is a professional in-home pet sitting, dog walking/running, and pet taxi company in Palmetto Bay. The Equipaws team cares for dogs, cats, and small animals including birds, hamsters, sugar gliders, guinea pigs, reptiles, and rabbits. Each employee has CPR and safety training, and the business is licensed, bonded, and insured. Equipaws Pet Services offers convenient online scheduling and in 2005, was awarded the Readers’ Choice Award for Best of the Best Pet Sitting in Miami.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

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5.0 (17)
Facebook
4.6 (8)

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The Litter Sitter is a pet care company located in Miami Beach providing dog walking, potty breaks, overnight stays, dog park trips, and boarding. The business, founded in 2010, is licensed, bonded, and insured. The Litter Sitter takes last minute reservations and provides clients with daily updates via text, email, or notes. The company is a member of Pet Sitters Associates and Pet Sitters International.

Miami, FL 33161

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5.0 (36)
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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (3)

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Living the Pet Life is a licensed, insured, and bonded company offering reliable pet care services in Miami. Each staff member is trained and certified in pet CPR. Services provided are dog walking/running, dog beach or dog park visits, vacation/holiday pet care private in-home cageless boarding, pet taxi, and emergency pet visits. The company ensures that every clients’ pet will be living the pet life during each stay.

Miami, FL 33186

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5.0 (4)

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Dances with Dogs is a pet care company in Miami providing care to dogs, cats, birds, and fish. The business, founded in 2002, is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Pet Sitters International. Services include dog walking, pet sitting, overnight sitting, pet transport to/from the vet, litter box or small cage cleaning, house checks, and shopping service.

Miami, FL 33133

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5.0 (30)

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PAWS is a fully insured, licensed, and bonded Miami dog walking and pet sitting company in Miami. Each pet receives individual attention they wouldn’t normally get if boarded at a kennel. Services include dog walking and running, dog sitting and cat sitting check-in visits, cage free home dog boarding, "family time" extended night visits, and overnight sitting for dogs, cats, and exotic animals. PAWS is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters Associates.

Wellington, FL 33449

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4.9 (49)
Yelp
5.0 (13)

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DogsGoWalking, founded in 2004, is a trusted Wellington pet care business with services in Miami and throughout Florida. A team of dog walkers and pet sitters provide cage-less private boarding, daily walking, daily and overnight pet sitting, pet taxi service, house sitting, dog park visits, pet waste removal, dog running, and vacation pet care. The goal of DogsGoWalking is to offer the best care possible for each client. Previous customers praise the way the sitters made them and their pets feel comfortable during each stay.

Miami Beach, FL 33141

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5.0 (41)
Facebook
5.0 (12)

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Four Paws Pet Care is dedicated to making sure that clients' pets receive top-notch care, lots of attention, and plenty of social contact. Taking care of pets in Miami Beach, Surfside, North Bay Village, Bal/Bay Harbour, Miami Shores, and El Portal, Four Paws Pet Care provides over 16 hours of human attention to its furry boarders. Four Paws Pet Care offers highly personalized care with services including daily dog walks, pet visits for cats, fish, and birds, in-home pet sitting, and doggie daycare.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

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4.7 (3)

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Happy Paws is a dog walking, dog boarding, and pet taxi service for dogs, cats, and birds in Miami Beach. The goal for the business is to provide each client with socialization, exercise, playtime, and love. Happy Paws is licensed and insured. The company is also a member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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4.8 (40)
Facebook
5.0 (8)
Yelp
5.0 (2)

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Daily Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters is a Fort Lauderdale dog walking and pet sitting company. The business offers complimentary meet and greets, pet sitting, dog walking, overnight pet care, cat sitting, vacation pet care, and private cage free dog boarding. The team of pet care associates are bonded and insured and can administer medication if required. The company, founded in 2008, is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters Associates.

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.