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Best Dog Walkers in Charlotte, NC

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Charlotte 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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Charlotte, NC
$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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Charlotte, NC

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Charlotte? 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.

Charlotte, NC 28203

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4.5 (60)

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Little Friends Pet Sitting and Dog Walking is a bonded and insured professional pet care service provider that provides pet sitting and dog walking services to clients in the Charlotte, NC area. The agency’s pet sitters undergo an extensive background check and verification process. Clients can create profiles, schedule, pay, or cancel services online through the website. Pet sitting services include text messaging, GPS tracking, and pictures of pets after each visit. The agency also offers dog walking and home care services.

8510 Glenway Court, Charlotte, NC 28226

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4.9 (90)
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5.0 (10)
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4.5 (8)

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Wags N' Kisses Pet Sitters is a pet care company owned by John and Anna Jack. Started in 2013, the business offers dog walking services for fur parents in Charlotte. The service comes with customized packages for clients planning to arrange monthly and vacation sessions. Alongside dog walking, the company also offers overnight pet sitting and boarding in their sitter's private home. Wags N' Kisses Pet Sitters likewise provides cat care services and extends its business to Uptown, Fort Mill, and other surrounding areas.

Charlotte, NC 28205

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5.0 (1)

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Pup Partner Dog Walkers is based in Charlotte and has been serving pets and owners in the area since 2012. The company offers 15-minute, 30-minute and 60-minute visits and walks for dogs and other pets. Initial free consultations are available as well as discounted weekly and regular dog walking packages to help keep prices down for repeat customers.

Charlotte, NC 28280

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5.0 (51)
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5.0 (1)

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Barks & Blooms is a dog walking and pet care company that has been serving the Charlotte area since 2015. The company offers in home dog walking and pet sitting services including cats, critters, home care and wedding day service options. It offers 20, 30, 45 and 60 minute sessions as well as customized pet care options. The first meet and greet is complimentary for new clients, and overnight stays are also available.

Charlotte, NC 28273

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5.0 (6)

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Chloe’s Playhouse Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Service has been serving pets and owners in Charlotte for more than six years. The company won Thumbtack Best Of awards in 2015 and 2016 and a Best of the Best award from Charlotte Magazine in 2011. Midday dog walks are 30 minutes long, and overnight stays are also available.

Charlotte, NC 28079

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4.9 (94)
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5.0 (9)

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Love and Kisses Pet Sitting has been providing pet sitting and dog walking services throughout Charlotte and Union County for ten years. The company has won an Angie's List Super Service Award for three years in a row. Love and Kisses Pet Sitting offers a daily dog walking service on weekdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. A puppy potty break service is also available.

Charlotte, NC 28226

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5.0 (1)

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For Pet Sake LLC has been a local, woman-owned business in the Charlotte area since 1989. The company has won several awards, including an Angie's List Super Service Award and a Charlotte Magazine Best of the Best Award. A variety of dog walking and pet sitting services are available, including 30-minute, 45-minute and hour-long "luxury" home visit packages.

Charlotte, NC 28205

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5.0 (15)
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5.0 (6)

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Midwood Pet Sitting is a licensed, insured, and bonded pet sitting service that has been serving the Midwood and NoDa areas of Charlotte since 2007. Owner-operator Rebecca is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR by the Red Cross and ran a pit bull rescue in Greenville before moving to Charlotte. A variety of services is available for both dogs and cats, including dog walking.

Pineville, NC 28134

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4.5 (21)

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Fluffs of Luv Pet Sitting and Dog Walking is based in Pineville and has been serving Charlotte and the surrounding area since 2007. The company has multiple service awards including the BOB award for dog walking and the Angie's List Super Service Award. In addition to a range of dog walking services, the company also offers overnight visits, cat only household care, and vacation pet care (which includes feeding, watering, and simple household tasks like bringing in the mail and rotating plants). Fluffs of Luv is bonded and insured, and has background checks and thorough training for all employees on staff.

Charlotte, NC 28226

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4.5 (18)
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4.5 (17)
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4.3 (14)

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Creature Comforts of Charlotte Pet Sitting is a pet sitting and dog walking service that has been serving pets and owners in the Charlotte area for more than five years. A variety of dog walking packages is available, with variations in the length of the visits and the number of visits per day. The first in-home consultation is free for new clients.

Charlotte, NC 28226

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5.0 (1)

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Pet Sitters of Charlotte, located in the Queen City, has been providing services in both North and South Carolina since 2010. The company is Better Business Bureau accredited and holds membership in Pet Sitters International. Short, medium and one-hour visits are available, which include dog walking, feeding, basic grooming, and certain house sitting tasks. Senior discounts are available.

Charlotte, NC 28210

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5.0 (8)

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See Spot Run Dog Walking and Pet Sitting is located in Charlotte and has been serving the city and the surrounding area since 2009. The company offers pet sitting, dog walking, and pet photography services. Midday dog walking is available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and pet sitting hours begin at 7 a.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Charlotte, NC 28226

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Queen City Petsitting Productions is a pet sitting and dog walking business with offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Atlanta, Georgia. The company has been serving these three cities and the surrounding areas since 2009, offering a range of daily dog walking services, from 10-minute visits and potty breaks to hour-long visits and walks. Trips to dog runs and the park are also available.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
Charlotte, NC$10 off first booking!
Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
Charlotte, NC 28203
Wags N' Kisses Pet Sitters
8510 Glenway Court, Charlotte, NC 28226
Pup Partner Dog Walkers
Charlotte, NC 28205
Barks & Blooms
Charlotte, NC 28280
Chloe’s Playhouse Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Service
Charlotte, NC 28273
Love and Kisses Pet Sitting
Charlotte, NC 28079
For Pet Sake LLC
Charlotte, NC 28226
Midwood Pet Sitting
Charlotte, NC 28205
Fluffs of Luv Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
Pineville, NC 28134
Creature Comforts of Charlotte Pet Sitting
Charlotte, NC 28226
Pet Sitters of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28226
See Spot Run Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Charlotte, NC 28210
Queen City Petsitting
Charlotte, NC 28226

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.