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Best Dog Walkers in Tucson, AZ

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Tucson 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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RoverExpertise.com

Tucson, AZ
$10 off first booking!

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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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Tucson, AZ

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Tucson? 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.

Tucson, AZ 85711

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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (3)
Yelp
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Founded in 2014, The Fairy DogParents is a licensed, bonded, and insured Tucson dog walking business. The founders have owned dogs for most of their lives and are certified in dog First Aid and CPR. Pet owners can schedule free meet and greets with a caregiver to ensure their pets will get along with staff and get their needs met. The business walks dogs for 15 minutes to one hour, which includes water breaks. The company provides customized dog visits, with playtime, feeding, walking, and medication administration, plus plant watering and mail retrieval upon request. Staff can also care for animals such as fish, lizards, snakes, cats, and tarantulas. Pet owners have praised The Fairy DogParents for its reliable staff who always leave the house clean and tidy and who pets love.

Tucson, AZ 85750

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Yelp
4.5 (9)

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The Pet Nanny In-Home Pet Sitting, LLC is a bonded and insured business that has served Tucson clients since 2010. The business provides 30-minute dog walking services for pets who need regular, weekly care. Staff include playtime, potty breaks, medication administration, and companionship with the walking service. The business also pet sits overnight, checks in on pets during the day, and provides home care including plant watering, mail retrieval, and swimming pool monitoring. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, Professional United Pet Sitters, and PetSit USA. The business is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Pet owners have praised The Pet Nanny In-Home Pet Sitting for its flexible, engaged owner who communicates well and provides thoughtful service.

Tucson, AZ 85732

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Yelp
5.0 (4)

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Reigning Cats & Dogs has been serving the Tucson area since 2006. The staff are certified in Pet First Aid and CPR, and the business is a member of Pet Sitters International and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. The bonded and insured business walks up to three dogs for 20 to 60 minutes and provides short poop scooping visits. Reigning Cats & Dogs also pet sits in 20, 30, 45, or 60-minute visits up to four times a day. Pet sitting services include cleaning water and food bowls, feeding and watering pets, poop scooping, playtime and affection, medication administration, watering houseplants, collecting mail, taking out trash, and giving daily text, phone, or email updates. Pet owners give positive feedback for the company's attention to detail and reliable staff.

Tucson, AZ 85745

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4.5 (7)
Facebook
5.0 (5)

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Happy Tails Pet Services has a team of 25 staff members who serve more than 1,500 clients in the Tucson area. The owner of the dog walking business, Vicki Reason, is a past treasurer for the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters Board and the current treasurer for the Animal Welfare Alliance of Southern Arizona. Vicki has experience as a veterinary assistant and is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. Happy Tails Pet Services gives 30-minute walks around the neighborhood or at a local park, and walks one dog at a time. The business also pet sits in short daytime visits or overnight. Trained staff can administer insulin injections, subcutaneous fluids, and other medications, and have experience caring for pets with diabetes, epilepsy, and arthritis. Clients have praised the company for its reliable and organized staff.

Tucson, AZ 85711

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Google
5.0 (13)
Yelp
5.0 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Home Sweet Home Pet Sitting and Dog Walking provides midday walking and walks in the park in the Tucson area. The licensed, bonded, insured, and veterinarian-reccommended business dog and cat sits for 30 to 60 minutes per session and pet sits overnight for 12 to 24 hours. Pet sitting services include walking, feeding, fresh water, pet area cleaning, waste pick-up, medication administration, trips to the vet, and personal attention. The company also house sits and transports pets to vet and grooming appointments. Home Sweet Home Pet Sitting and Dog Walking is a member of Pet Sitters International and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. The owner is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. Pet owners give positive feedback for the company's dedicated and caring staff.

Rio Rico, AZ 85648

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Paws-A-Moment is a home-based dog walking business with flexible hours, including holiday hours. The company, based in Rio Rico, walks dogs in 30-minute sessions, and tailors the experience to each dog's individual needs. Dog walkers always carry water with them and give plenty of loving attention. Caretakers can stop by for 15-minute potty breaks while owners are away. Paws-A-Moment also cares for senior or disabled dogs, with services including disabled dog assistance, medication administration, bandage changing, and post-surgical services. The company's doggie daycare socializes dogs and gives them plenty of playtime during the day. Caretakers offer pet sitting service, which include fresh food and water, grabbing mail, watering plants, turning lights on and off, and personal attention. Pet owners have praised Paws-A-Moment for its reasonable prices and intelligent, patient, loving staff.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
$10 off first booking!
The Fairy DogParents
The Pet Nanny In-Home Pet Sitting, LLC
Reigning Cats & Dogs
Happy Tails Pet Services
Home Sweet Home Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Services
Paws-A-Moment

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.