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Best Dog Walkers in Lexington, KY

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

Lexington, KY
$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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Lexington, KY

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Lexington? 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.

Lexington, KY 40509

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4.8 (43)
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5.0 (2)

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K9 Safari Dog Walking and Pet Sitting provides the highest quality of service to customers and pets. The company's owner has years of experience in caring for a range of animals, including dogs, cats, and horses, and is committed to ensuring that every pet is safe, happy, and secure when owners are away. The company's kennel-free boarding and day care service provides four acres of natural space where dogs can get plenty of exercise, attention, and plenty of places to relax and lounge in the owner's clean, comfortable home. When customers are at work the company's owner provides dog walking service complete with GPS tracking so customers can see the route and get peace of mind knowing their pet is in good hands. Additional services include specialized puppy and senior dog care, pet taxi service, and vacation check-in and dog-walking visits.

Lexington, KY 40505

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5.0 (25)
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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (2)

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Wagging Tails Pet Sitting is a team of caring and enthusiastic animal experts dedicated to providing customers with peace of mind and a range of customized services at competitive prices for any budget. The company offers a range of pet care packages designed to suit each customer's needs, including services like home visits to feed, water, and give medications while owners are away, and provide optional services like dog walking, trash and mail collection, and watering plants. The company also provides overnight boarding in the owner's home, complete with a big fenced yard to give dogs plenty of fresh air and room to play, ideal for customers who want to avoid leaving beloved pets in a crowded kennel or boarding facility.

Lexington, KY 40508

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4.9 (166)
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4.9 (164)
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4.5 (21)

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The friendly, knowledgeable staff and experts at Critter Sitters of Lexington Inc. have earned rave reviews from customers for their high-quality professional pet care and extensive range of services. The company's dog walkers daily, weekly, and one-time walks to keep pets healthy and active while customers are at work, and are available for overnight stays when customers have to leave town. Dog walking services include a customized care plan as well as optional duties like newspaper and mail pickup, watering plants, and adjusting blinds and lighting to keep homes secure while owners are away. The company also offers pet taxi service, customized cat care, chicken care, and special care for older pets that need medications and extra attention. Customers can contact the company on the website to schedule an in-home consultation.

Lexington, KY 40515

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Joyful Pawz has earned the reputation as "the best dog walking/sitting service in Lexington." The company offers a range of services to help customers ensure that beloved pets receive the highest quality of care, including pet taxi service to take animals to get animals to and from vet appointments. The company's experienced dog walkers make sure pets get all the exercise and attention they need and perform extra duties like feeding, watering, and scooping, all for a low, competitive fee. The company also provides expert pet sitting service that includes walks, mail and trash pickup, plant watering, and daily email or text updates to let customers know their pets are in good hands. First-time customers can call or text to schedule a free initial consultation and design a customized pet care plan with a team of caring and experienced professionals.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
Lexington, KY$10 off first booking!
K9 Safari Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Lexington, KY 40509
Wagging Tails Pet Sitting
Lexington, KY 40505
Critter Sitters of Lexington Inc.
Lexington, KY 40508
Joyful Pawz
Lexington, KY 40515

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.