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Best Dog Walkers in Boston, MA

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

Boston, MA
$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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Boston, MA

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Boston? 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.

Cambridge, MA 02139

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3.5 (65)
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4.6 (36)
Facebook
5.0 (21)

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Elliot's House is a pet care business in Cambridge, dispatching its staff walkers, sitters, and pet taxi drivers to neighborhoods throughout the greater Boston community. All employees are fully insured, and they operate a boarding facility that is available to animals from all over the area. The company is fully insured and has won a "Best of Cambridge" honor from the Cambridge Award Program.

Boston, MA 02116

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5.0 (19)

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Urban Paw Print, in Boston, is an owner-operated dog walking business that serves Boston clients, mostly those living in Downtown and Beacon Hill. Its owner and founder, Caroline Laumann, is fully insured and bonded, and she provides each animal with customized care. Ms. Laumann is a member of Pet Sitters International as well as the Professional United Pet Sitters Association. Additionally, cat owners in Bay Village, Beacon Hill, and the South End, as well as Downtown, can take advantage of Urban Paw Print's training, pet sitting, and other pet care services.

Everett, MA

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4.5 (64)
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4.6 (28)
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5.0 (24)

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Lucky Lucy's Pets offers on-leash dog walking services in Boston. It uses an online scheduling system that clients can access once the service starts. Pet care journals are also sent to pet owners via email after the services are completed. Its team of professionals is also experienced in administering medications. The other services offered by the business are in-home boarding and pet sitting. Stephanie Hall, the owner of Lucky Lucy's Pets, has been in the pet care industry since 2010.

Boston, MA 02118

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5.0 (26)
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5.0 (17)
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5.0 (9)

Why choose this provider?

Wanna Go Out?, which was established in Boston in June 2003, has a range of pet care services for local families. These include dog and puppy walking, overnight pet sitting, and feeding visits. Customers may choose between group and solo dog walks, depending on their budget and preferences. The business is a member of Pet Sitters International and its employees are PetTech Certified.

Charlestown, MA 02129

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4.8 (45)
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4.9 (34)
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4.5 (28)

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MonumenTails is a pet care business in Charlestown, serving families from Boston and other nearby cities. Service options include walking, pet sitting, grooming, and boarding, and all services include access to Pet Check. Pet Check is a GPS system that sends pet owners real-time information on their pets' location. Notably, MonumenTails has its own app, available on both Android and iOS, which customers can use to schedule appointments easily.

Boston, MA 02118

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4.3 (4)
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5.0 (4)
Yelp
4.5 (4)

Why choose this provider?

The staff of pet lovers at Tails of Boston works throughout the city and its suburbs, walking dogs, watching over cats, and otherwise tending for pets. They have experience and training in giving pets the necessary physical and mental stimulation for their health and development. Tails of Boston is a member of the Pet Sitters International, a network of companies providing care services for cats and dogs.

Boston, MA 02118

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4.5 (53)
Google
4.2 (32)
Facebook
4.6 (19)

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D'Tails Pet Boutique is a dog walking and pet sitting business that is headquartered in Boston. Services available include not just walking and sitting but also puppy let-outs, daily cat visits, and overnight stays. Furthermore, customers who visit the D'Tails Pet Boutique retail location in Boston can select from a broad array of pet products, including items from Greenies, Primal Pet Foods Inc., Stella & Chewy's, and Taste of the Wild.

Boston, MA 02118

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5.0 (19)

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Happy Dogs Boston, established on the South End in 2011, has a group of pet care specialists working with local dogs, training, walking, and feeding them, and otherwise seeing to their needs. According to pet owners who have received services from Happy Dogs Boston, the team excels at working with their nonhuman wards. In particular, current and former customers praise Happy Dogs Boston's emphasis on facilitating social interactions between dogs.

Boston, MA 02118

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4.9 (100)
Yelp
4.0 (78)
Google
4.7 (74)

Why choose this provider?

Since Rebecca Willson founded The Urban Hound over a dozen years ago, she and her team of dog walkers and pet sitters have delivered their services to people throughout Boston and the surrounding areas. Additionally, The Urban Hound offers a full-service dog care facility, where employees walk, wash, and train local canines. The company has received "Best of Boston" awards from Boston Magazine for its excellent pet sitting and boarding services.

Boston, MA 02124

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5.0 (40)
Facebook
5.0 (4)

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The Pooped Pooch, which operates out of a facility in Boston, specializes in providing local dogs and cats with daycare and boarding. However, its staff members can also take dogs on solo walks in neighborhoods throughout the city and its suburbs. The business honors all cancellation requests made by nine p.m. on the night before the scheduled appointment.

Woburn, MA 01801

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4.8 (66)
Yelp
4.0 (38)

Why choose this provider?

Muddy Paws, which is centered in Woburn, sends its dog walkers and pet sitters to homes throughout the Boston Metro, including Lexington, Arlington, Stoneham, Winchester, Medford, Melrose, and other neighboring towns, as well as Boston itself. Muddy Paws is fully insured and bonded, and its uses a simple online scheduling system.

Dedham, MA 02026

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4.5 (13)
Facebook
5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

The Dedham-based Doggie Au Pair has a staff of pet lovers working in neighborhoods throughout the Boston Metro, including Westwood, Norwood, Needham, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park, and elsewhere in the area. It is a member organization of Pet Sitters International, a global network of pet care professionals. Doggie Au Pair has been serving local clients since 2006 when it was founded by Boston dog lover Lorraine Connolly.

Boston, MA 02116

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5.0 (24)
Facebook
4.0 (13)
Google
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Boston Pet Sitters is a team of pet lovers operating out of Boston, handling dog walking and pet sitting on behalf of local families. The business's owner, Jennifer North, is a longtime dog owner who has been walking and sitting other people's dogs since 1990. In the years since then, she has expanded Boston Pet Sitters into a large team of experienced, qualified walkers providing their services at reasonable rates.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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Yelp
5.0 (20)
Google
5.0 (9)
Facebook
5.0 (7)

Why choose this provider?

Boston Fetch, headquartered in Jamaica Plains, serves greater Boston community customers seeking dog walking, pet sitting, and other pet care services. There is no charge for same day postponements or cancellations, as long as clients give the staff more than two hours of notice. Every appointment includes access to "Pet Check," an online system that provides pet owners with updates on their cat's or dog's location.

Boston, MA 02118

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5.0 (13)
Facebook
5.0 (8)
Google
5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Walk My Dog is a Boston dog walking company that also watches over local homeowners' feline and canine family members. Additional service options include training (including house training and obedience training), kennel boarding, and dropping by to check on cats and other small pets. Customers who have scheduled an appointment may cancel for free if they call more than 24 hours before the scheduled time. If they call before nine a.m. on the day of the walk, they will have to pay just $5, but after that point, cancellation costs the full price of the appointment.

Boston, MA 02127

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4.5 (41)
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4.7 (1)

Why choose this provider?

The Boston-based small business Petiquette Pooch Concierge walks and supervises local dogs, cats, and other pets. It partners with numerous local animal hospitals and pet care providers, such as the South Boston Animal Hospital, Home Again, Alliance for Animals, and the Humane Society.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
Boston, MA$10 off first booking!
Elliot's House, LLC
Cambridge, MA 02139
Urban Paw Print
Boston, MA 02116
Lucky Lucy's Pets
Everett, MA
Wanna Go Out?
Boston, MA 02118
MonumenTails
Charlestown, MA 02129
Tails of Boston
Boston, MA 02118
D'Tails Pet Boutique
Boston, MA 02118
Happy Dogs Boston
Boston, MA 02118
The Urban Hound
Boston, MA 02118
The Pooped Pooch
Boston, MA 02124
Muddy Paws
Woburn, MA 01801
Doggie Au Pair
Dedham, MA 02026
Boston Pet Sitters
Boston, MA 02116
Boston Fetch
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Walk My Dog
Boston, MA 02118
Petiquette Pooch Concierge
Boston, MA 02127

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.