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Best Dog Walkers in Tampa, FL

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

Tampa, FL
$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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Tampa, FL

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Tampa? 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.

4939 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33617

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5.0 (34)
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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (3)

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Awoken K9 offers dog walking, dog training, and rehabilitation services in Tampa and surrounding areas. This training center's goal is to teach dogs of various sizes, ages, and breeds how to behave in everyday settings. The dog walkers and trainers at the facility take an individualistic approach when providing services and training programs. The trainers can also help with young puppies, aggressive dogs, and dogs with excessive barking. They offer private in-home training, home school program, and virtual dog training.

Brandon, FL 33508

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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (2)

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Astro Pet Sitters are fully insured professional pet sitters in Brandon and are open five days a week. The owners of the company have a license to operate in the State of Florida, are Pet First Aid Certified, and are members of Pet Sitters Associates. Customers can choose from three packages starting from $192.

Tampa, FL 33612

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4.0 (4)
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4.9 (1)

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Perfect Pets of Tampa provides dog walking, grooming, doggy daycare, and pet boarding services. Perfect Pets opened in 2010, and the lead care specialist and dog trainer has a formal education from Starmark Animal Behavior Center in the narcotics and police dog training program. A Perfect Pets dog walking service costs $18 per visit and includes walks, play, feeding, brushing, and waste removal. Dog walking services are available from Monday through Friday.

Valrico, FL 33594

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4.5 (2)

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Bosco’s Pet Care Services is a dog walking and pet sitting service provider in Valrico. The company is a member of the Pet Sitters International and provides dog-walking services from Monday to Friday. A past customer said, “Jamie and Matt provided excellent, timely, and professional service with daily updates. I was quite happy, as was Milo.”

Tampa, FL 33604

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (2)

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Tampa Metro Pets is a member of Pet Sitters Associates and offers pet sitting, dog walking, and cat care. The dog walking service offered by Tampa Metro Pets includes feeding, watering, walking, and playtime. The company charges $15 per visit for three visits per week. Customers need to contact the pet sitter for rates on providing services on weekends.

Tampa, FL 33615

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (3)

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Beth’s Pet Companion is a National Association of Professional Pet Sitters certified member providing dog walking and pet sitting services in Tampa. The website has testimonial section with a client stating, “I come down to Tampa, FL, every fall and winter and Beth is so kind to my dogs. Not only does she walk them, but feeds and gives them loving as well! If you are in the Tampa area and looking for a dog walker, hire Beth!”

Tampa, FL 33603

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5.0 (29)
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5.0 (7)

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Rover Heights Pet Care is a pet sitting, walking, and playing company in Tampa. The company is licensed, insured, and bonded. Regular walk service costs $14 and lasts about 20 minutes. Rover Heights provides pet exercises to improve dogs' mental and physical well-being. The amenities provided by the company include daily pictures of the pet, a walk my pup GPS tracker, and oral medicine administration, if required.

Tampa, FL 33617

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4.9 (33)
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4.5 (7)

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Tampaws Pet Care Services is a dog walking and pet sitting company in Tampa. The founder has received the most involved volunteer award in 2012 and has experience in administering basic medical care, including insulin injections, special diets, eyedrops, eardrops, and surgical care. The company provides daily updates to pet owners through e-mail and offers discounts to pet owners who volunteer with local rescue services.

Lithia, FL 33547

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4.5 (5)

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No Place Like Home Sitting is a fully insured and bonded company providing pet sitting, daily dog walking, and cat care in Lithia. The company started in 2013 and offers services in FishHawk Ranch, FishHawk Trails, and River Hills. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International as well as Valrico and FishHawk Chambers of Commerce. A standard vacation visit offered by the company costs $17 per visit and includes feeding, watering, potty time, and play time.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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5.0 (309)
Yelp
5.0 (4)

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Calling All Dogs & Cats is a team of professionals that has been offering dog walking, cat sitting, vacation care, and pet sitting services since 2004. It serves areas in Pinellas County and South Tampa. The company offers a 15-minute dog walking service and provides add-on services such as pet shopping. It is equipped with GPS tracking systems to provide timestamps for all of their visits.

Tampa, FL 33616

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4.9 (64)
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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (2)

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Unleashed Tampa Bay is an in-home pet sitting service provider in Tampa. The company is fully insured and bonded and are Pet Tech trained in pet first aid and CPR. The website has a FAQ section with valuable information and a blog which is updated regularly with articles providing tips and advice on pets.

Tampa, FL 33629

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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (3)

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South Tampa Dog Walking and Pet Sitting is a fully licensed, insured, and bonded company. The company offers daily dog walks, in-home visits, vacation care, and overnight pet care services. The company employs a team of professional pet sitters and is a member of Pet Sitters International. Pet Tech has certified the team members to provide Pet First Aid and CPR.

Tampa, FL 33629

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5.0 (3)

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Need a Pet Sitter of Tampa is a 24/7 pet concierge service provider. The company offers dog-sitting, boarding, and walking, as well as cat sitting services. The pet sitter provides an in-house dog boarding service, where dogs can roam freely in the house and run around in the backyard. The dogs are let out at least three or four times each day. Need Pet offers add-on services such as extra-long walks with exercise and Davis Island Dog Park excursions.

Saint Petersburg, FL 33703

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4.5 (34)
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5.0 (3)

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Fairy Dust is a dog walking, pet sitting, and house cleaning service provider in Saint Petersburg. The company has over 21 years of experience and is a member of Pet Sitters International. The website has a blog section, which is updated regularly with articles on pet tips and pet advice. The company offers day and overnight pet care, long-term pet care, medical care, and consultation services on pet nutrition, hygiene, health, and training.

St. Petersburg, FL 33713

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4.9 (56)

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Regal Pet Services is a dog walking and pet sitting service provider in St. Petersburgh. The company is insured and bonded and the owner has Red Cross pet CPR and first aid training. A pet sitting service at Regal Pet Service costs $23 per visit for two pets. Customers can check the website to get more information on the number of visits required based on the pet’s age.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
Tampa, FL$10 off first booking!
Awoken K9
4939 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33617
Astro Pet Sitters
Brandon, FL 33508
Perfect Pets of Tampa
Tampa, FL 33612
Bosco’s Pet Care Services
Valrico, FL 33594
Tampa Metro Pets
Tampa, FL 33604
Beth’s Pet Companion
Tampa, FL 33615
Rover Heights Pet Care
Tampa, FL 33603
Tampaws Pet Care Services
Tampa, FL 33617
No Place Like Home Sitting
Lithia, FL 33547
Calling All Dogs & Cats
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Unleashed Tampa Bay
Tampa, FL 33616
South Tampa Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Tampa, FL 33629
Need a Pet Sitter
Tampa, FL 33629
Fairy Dust Services
Saint Petersburg, FL 33703
Regal Pet Services
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

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.