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Best Dog Walkers in Atlanta

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Atlanta 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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Atlanta, GA
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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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Atlanta, GA

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Atlanta? 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.

Atlanta, GA 30305

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5.0 (9)

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Buckhead Paws, founded by Mark Shaver in 2007, is an Atlanta company that walks dogs on behalf of local families. Team members are also qualified to serve as pet sitters. Buckhead Paws is a member of the Georgia Network of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters International.

Atlanta, GA 30309

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (1)

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Laughing Pets Atlanta walks the dogs of families in Atlanta and its suburbs. Additionally, staff members provide overnight pet sitting services. The company, which is a member of the Georgia Network of Professional Pet Sitters and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, wins high praise from pet owners for its caring, knowledgeable staff.

Snellville, GA 30078

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4.8 (28)
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5.0 (2)

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2 Paws Up, Inc., which Barbie Klapp founded in 2003, dispatches dog walkers and pet sitters to homes in Lawrenceville, Tucker, Norcross, Lithonia, and elsewhere in Gwinnett County. Since the company’s beginning Ms. Klapp and her team have worked with more than 900 companion animals. 2 Paws Up, Inc., is a member of the Georgia Network of Professional Pet Sitters and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

Lilburn, GA 30047

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (4)

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Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care, LLC, in Lilburn, walks dogs on behalf of customers in Atlanta and elsewhere in the Fulton County area. The fully bonded and insured team of experienced dog walkers can also train dogs and provide pet sitting and boarding services. Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care, LLC is a member of the National Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Among the team members are employees who are certified by the American Red Cross to perform dog CPR.

Charlotte, NC 28226

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5.0 (9)

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Queen City Petsitting, an ATL business that also has offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, is a team of pet walkers and caretakers who are experienced and qualified to provide canine care. The Atlanta office comprises five local pet sitters. Queen City Petsitting is a member of Pet Sitting International and the Georgia Network of Professional Petsitters.

Atlanta, GA 30317

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Frogs to Dogs LLC, an Atlanta dog walking and pet sitting service, was founded by Andrew Zbeeb in 2005. Mr. Zbeeb and his trained, qualified staff members provide overnight pet care at customers’ homes, as well as leading dogs on morning and evening walks. Dog training is also available from Frogs to Dogs.

Atlanta, GA 30319

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4.8 (103)
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4.5 (19)

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CutiePaws, LLC, serving families from all over Atlanta and its suburbs, is a pet sitting company that also provides dog walking services. Customers may select from an array of service packages, from daily visits and dog walks to overnight sitting, ideal for families who are going out of town for a few days. In addition to walking, feeding, and cleaning up after pets, overnight sitters can also bring in mail, water plants, rotate lights, and perform other household duties. CutiePaws, LLC is a member of the National Organization of Professional Pet Sitters, Pet Sitters International, and Pet Sitters Associates, LLC.

Atlanta, GA 30339

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3.5 (14)

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Distinctive Petsitting is an ATL Metro dog walking company that also provides pet sitting, overnight care, pet taxi services, and senior pet care. The business, based in Atlanta, can help clients who own not only cats and dogs but also birds, fish, rabbits, and exotic animals. Families with a canine companion who has special needs will benefit from the Distinctive Petsitting staff members’ experience in working with elderly and convalescing companion animals.

Duluth, GA 30096

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5.0 (29)
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4.5 (28)

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Reigning Cats & Dogs, founded in 1991, is a Duluth business whose employees walk dogs from Atlanta and other nearby cities. The company's leader is a veteran dog walker and sitter with over two decades of pet care experience. Reigning Cats & Dogs is a member of Pet Sitters International, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, and Dog Walkers USA.

Alpharetta, GA 30004

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5.0 (8)
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4.5 (8)

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Happy Tails Pet Sitting is a company in Alpharetta that sits and walks local families’ pets. The staff is entirely bonded and insured, and the business is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, the Georgia Network of Professional Pet Sitters, and Pet Sitters International.

Dacula, GA 30019

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4.0 (4)

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Sweet Dreams Pet Sitting, located in Dacula, consists of a team of pet sitters and walkers providing care to companion animals in the greater Atlanta community. Cindy Flanary, the company's owner, has served as a pet manners teacher for the Gwinnett Humane Society and local kennel clubs. She also works as an evaluator at Therapy Dogs International, Inc., and the American Kennel Club. Sweet Dreams Pet Sitting is a member of Pet Sitters International, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, and the Georgia Network of Professional Pet Sitters.

Atlanta, GA 30324

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4.9 (60)
Yelp
4.5 (9)

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Buckhead Pet Pals, an Atlanta company founded by Shannon Centola, has a team of more than 60 pet sitters and dog walkers working on behalf of clients in the city and its suburbs. Ms. Centola developed Power Pet Sitter, an online scheduling tool used by pet sitters and walkers across the United States. Atlanta Magazine and Jezebel have both featured Buckhead Pet Pals.

FAQs

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    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.