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Best Dog Walkers in San Mateo, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Mateo 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

San Mateo, 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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San Mateo, CA

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in San Mateo? 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.

137 36th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403

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4.5 (33)
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5.0 (7)

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Pawsitive Energy is a dog walking and pet sitting agency located in San Mateo, California. Established in 2008, it is Pets Sitters Associates (PSA) Bonded and insured. It provides on-leash dog walking, Fort Funston Fridays, overnight pet sitting in client homes, and cat care. Each dog walk can be between 30 minutes and three hours long, while cat visits are half an hour. Night-time, weekend, and holiday services are also available.

San Mateo, CA 94403

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5.0 (22)

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Joy Pet Club is a professional pet care business in San Mateo California that specializes in pet sitting, dog walking, and daily visits. Owner Ryoko is an experienced pet owner with a genuine love for animals. Customers appreciate the excellent customer service and the affordable rates that they receive at Joy Pet Club. Joy Pet Club is a proud member of Pet Sitters International and the Association of Pet Sitter Excellence.

Foster City, CA 94404

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5.0 (27)
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5.0 (8)

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Jan’s Pet Sitting is a professional Pet Care business in Foster City California that specializes in providing top-quality daily visit and dog walking services. Owner Jan is an experienced pet care professional with over two decades of experience working with animals. Customers appreciate Jan’s kindness, professionalism, and flexibility when scheduling. Jan is a certified Pet Tech Pet First Aid & CPR instructor.

Foster City, CA 94404

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4.6 (38)

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A Pet’s Best Friend is a professional pet care business in Foster City California that offers top-quality dog walking and pet sitting services for a variety of animals. Customers appreciate the team’s friendliness, reliability, and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure that they understand the needs of each animal that they care for. A Pet’s Best Friend is insured through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC, and is a proud member of Pet Sitter’s International.

San Mateo, CA 94403

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5.0 (1)

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Poi Dog SF is a professional pet care business in San Mateo California that specializes in private and small group walks, drop-in visits, and in-home boarding. Owner Maurice is an experienced pet owner who excels at providing a healthy and safe environment for his animals. Customers appreciate the active interest Maurice takes in improving the health and well-being of their animals. Poi Dog SF is licensed, insured, and bonded.

San Mateo, CA 94403

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5.0 (174)
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4.7 (21)
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4.7 (12)

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Bay Area Pet Pals is an award-winning professional pet care business in San Mateo that offers high quality dog walking, pet sitting, and dog boarding services. Owner Linda is a pet care veteran with over 25 years of experience working with animals professionally. Her team is comprised of individuals who share Linda’s professionalism and her genuine love for animals. Customers have praised the team’s flexibility when scheduling and their ability to work with even the most difficult of animals.

Belmont, CA 94002

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5.0 (18)
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5.0 (2)

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Twin Pines Pet Services is a professional pet care business in Belmont California that specializes in pet training, dog walking, and vacation care. Owner Lisa is an experienced pet owner with over 10 years of animal shelter experience. Twin Pines Pet Services is insured through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC, and is Pet Tech CPR and First Aid certified. The business is also a proud member of the Peninsula Professional Pet Sitters Network.

Palo Alto, CA 94306

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4.5 (16)
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5.0 (3)

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Annette the Pet Nanny is a professional pet care business in Palo Alto California that has offered reputable dog walking, pet sitting, medical care, and overnight care services for over a decade. Owner Annette excels at identifying the individual personalities and needs of each animal she cares for. Customers have appreciated Annette’s professionalism, flexibility when scheduling, and her genuine love for animals that is displayed through her work. Annette the Pet Nanny is a proud member of Pet Sitters International and of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

San Bruno, CA 94066

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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (1)

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Bark! Meow! Chirp! Pet Sitting is a professional pet care business in San Bruno California that provides reputable dog walking, daily visiting, and overnight care services. The business is known for the time and attention they devote to each animal they care for, in addition to their flexibility when scheduling and affordable rates. Bark! Meow! Chirp! Pet Sitting is licensed, bonded, and insured, and is a proud member of Pet Sitters International.

San Mateo, CA 94403

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4.5 (25)
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5.0 (4)

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Anne’s Peninsula Pet Care is an independently owned professional pet care business in San Mateo California. The business offers a wide variety of pet care services, including daily walks and overnight care. Owner Anne has an extensive history as a pet owner as well as significant veterinary experience. She is a genuine lover of animals who desires to see them improve both physically and mentally through her time with them. Anne’s Peninsula Pet Care is fully insured and bonded, a Pet Sitter Associates member, and American Red Cross CPR Pet Certified.

San Mateo, CA 94403

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4.5 (10)

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Point Fetch Match is a locally owned and operated professional pet care business in San Mateo California that specializes in providing top-quality group and solo dog walks and drop-in visits. Owner Micah is an experienced pet owner who uses his love for the outdoors to create an environment where the animals he cares for can truly grow happier and healthier. Point Fetch Match is insured and bonded through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC, CPR and First Aid Certified through PetTech, and a proud member of ProDog San Francisco.

San Mateo, CA 94401

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4.5 (22)
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4.7 (7)
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5.0 (3)

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Peninsula Critter Care is a family owned and operated professional pet care business in San Mateo California that specializes in dog walking and in-home animal care. Owner Cyndi is an experienced pet care professional with a genuine love for animals. She is Pet CPR and First Aid trained. Customers appreciate the team’s reliability, compassion, and affordability. Peninsula Critter Care is fully licensed, bonded, and insured.

San Mateo, CA 94401

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5.0 (30)
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5.0 (3)

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PAWS is a professional pet care business that has offered reputable and affordable pet care services in San Mateo California since 1999. Customers appreciate the care that the business exercises in ensuring that their animals are made happier and healthier. PAWS is insured through Pet Sitters Association, LLC and is certified by Pet Tech through obtainment of their 'First Aid & Care for your Pets' training.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
$10 off first booking!
Pawsitive Energy
137 36th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403
Joy Pet Club
Jan's Pet Sitting
A Pet's Best Friend
Poi Dog SF
Bay Area Pet Pals
Twin Pines Pet Services
Annette the Pet Nanny
Bark! Meow! Chirp! Pet Sitting
Anne's Peninsula Pet Care
Point Fetch Match
Peninsula Critter Care
PAWS

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.