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Best Dog Walkers in Los Angeles, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Los Angeles 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

Los Angeles, CA
$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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Los Angeles, CA

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Los Angeles? 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.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

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5.0 (28)
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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (1)

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Pet and Home Care has been walking dogs in Los Angeles since 1999. The company also provides overnight pet sitting, pet taxi services, home and companion care, grooming, and overnight boarding. The Los Angeles business is a member of Pet Sitters International, the Potomac Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. The company won the Angie's List Super Service Award from 2010 to 2015.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

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5.0 (60)
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5.0 (1)

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Westside Dog Nanny is a Los Angeles dog walking company that walks dogs individually on regular schedules. The business also pet sits and stays with pets overnight while owners are away, which includes medication administration, walking, feeding, and other personalized services. The owner is Pet First Aid and CPR Certified by the American Red Cross and is a member of Pet Sitters International, Pet Sitters Associates, and the International Association of Canine Professionals.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

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4.5 (14)
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5.0 (1)

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The Healing Pack caters to dog owners in Los Angeles and nearby areas. They offer pack walking services to help dogs maintain their training and provide calm socialization. Dogs are required to walk at least twice a week and they must undergo a one-hour initial consultation before participating in any services. The Healing Pack also provides private relationship-based training. They are a part of Pet Sitters International and insured by Pet Sitters and Associates. The Healing Pack has been in operation since 2014.

Culver City, CA 90230

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Yelp
5.0 (78)

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Woof.Purr LA is a licensed, insured, and bonded dog walking business based in Culver City. The company customizes its walks based on dogs' energy levels. The business also pet sits cats and dogs during the day or stays with them overnight while their owners are away. The Los Angeles Hotlist voted Woof.Purr LA among the 2013 Top 3 for Best Pet Sitting. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International, and clients have praised it for its thorough, responsive staff who give detailed reports and pictures of pet visits.

Manhattan Beach, CA 90267

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (1)

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Christy Oldham's Healthy Dogs has been walking dogs and rollerblading with dogs for more than 10 years. The Manhattan Beach business also takes dogs on adventure hikes and dog park visits. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International and is insured through Pet Sitters Associates. The U.S. Commerce Association awarded the business the Best of Burbank 2011 Award.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

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Yelp
5.0 (49)

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Canine Companion LA walks dogs in 30-minute or 60-minute increments and updates owners with text messages. Dog walkers can check in on dogs when needed, pick up poop, socialize dogs, and provide structured walks that keep up dogs' training. Employees also take dogs on hikes and pet sit.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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5.0 (11)
Google
5.0 (6)

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Out For A Walk is an insured and bonded business that walks dogs daily, provides midday potty breaks, and pet sits cats. The company's employees are all CPR-certified, and the owner has been pet sitting for more than 15 years. Pet owners have praised Out For A Walk for its professional staff who are responsive to texts and calls.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Yelp
5.0 (40)

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Dog Camp LA has been caring for and walking dogs since 2000. The Los Angeles company walks dogs for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes individually or in small groups. Employees also take dogs on hikes, takes dogs to dog parks to play, transports pets to the vet or groomer, gives pets baths, and provides in-home pet sitting. Dog Camp LA's staff is Pet First Aid and CPR Certified, and the business is a member of The Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce, the SPCA, and Pet Sitters International.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Yelp
4.5 (8)

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Manymutts Pet Care walks dogs and takes them on dog park adventures. The company's group dog walks are a minimum of 60 minutes and include a neighborhood leash walk, dog park play, or a hike. The Los Angeles business also dog sits overnight, provides dog boarding, and cat sitting. The company's services are available as needed, whether daily, weekly, or monthly. Pet owners have praised the Manymutts Pet Care employees for their constant updates and genuine care for pets.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

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5.0 (29)
Yelp
5.0 (17)

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Sweet Paws Pet Sitting walks dogs in 20 to 45-minute sessions individually or in small groups. The Los Angeles pet care company also pet sits cats and dogs during the day or overnight, cares for puppies, and transports pets to appointments. The founder of Sweet Paws Pet Sitting works with animal rights groups to rescue pets from shelters and abusive situations. Employees are Pet First Aid and CPR Certified through PetTech and are members of Pet Sitters International. Clients have praised the company for its regular updates and pictures and kind, considerate staff.

El Segundo, CA 90245

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5.0 (9)
Google
5.0 (3)
Facebook
5.0 (1)

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Critter Sitters LA has been caring for pets since 1989. The El Segundo company walks dogs and offers in-home pet care and house sitting services. The owner of Critter Sitters LA is a certified animal care consultant and has volunteered for the LASCPA in the animal-assisted therapy department.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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5.0 (87)

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Rufus and Delilah has been walking dogs since 2004. The Sherman Oaks business walks individual dogs for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes depending on the dog's energy, and will also play with dogs, brush dogs, feed dogs, give medications, bring in packages, or take out trash. Each dog walking session is finished with a handwritten note, a fresh bowl of water, and a treat. Rufus and Delilah will pet sit dogs and cats with visits throughout the day or overnight stay.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

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Finnegan's Friends takes dogs on walks or runs in the Los Angeles area. The company takes dogs out for 30 or 60-minute sessions, and pet sits in short visits or overnight. The Finnegan's Friends employees are Pet First Aid and CPR Certified through Pet Tech, and the business is insured through Pet Sitter's Associates. The company is a partner of Pilots N Paws and Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary. The business' free one-hour meetup lets staff greet pets and consult owners on their specific needs.

Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Why choose this provider?

Paw-destrian personalizes its services by providing two different types of dog walks and three different kinds of dog hikes. The Toluca Lake business walks dogs for 30 to 60 minutes, plus the option of adding extra dogs for group walks. The company's dog hikes take dogs on easy, intermediate, or challenging hikes based on the dog's energy levels. The business also checks in on cats while their owners are away. Clients have praised the owner for her gentle, loving, and dependable approach to caring for pets.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
$10 off first booking!
Pet and Home Care LLC
Westside Dog Nanny
The Healing Pack
Woof.Purr LA
Christy Oldham's Healthy Dogs
Canine Companion LA
Out For A Walk
Dog Camp LA LLC
Manymutts Pet Care
Sweet Paws Pet Sitting
Critter Sitters LA
Rufus and Delilah
Finnegan's Friends
Paw-destrian

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.