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Best Dog Walkers in Knoxville, TN

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Knoxville, TN
$10 off first booking! Rating

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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Knoxville, TN Rating

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Knoxville? 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.

Knoxville, TN 37938 Rating

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5.0 (35)

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Special Pet Care Services, LLC is a company in Marysville, MI and Knoxville, TN that specializes in standard pet sitting, overnight pet sitting, daily dog walking, and pet taxi services. Pet sitting services include retrieving mail and packages, adjusting lights and window treatments, and watering plants. Dogs receiving standard pet sitting services generally receive three visits a day, cats receive one visit a day. The company was founded in 1994 in the Blue Water area of Marysville, MI and has recently expanded into Knoxville. The caring pet sitters and dog walkers leave detailed notes after every visit, and offer text updates to clients with or without pictures.

Knoxville, TN 37919 Rating

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5.0 (6)

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The Playtime Pet Sitter is a company in Knoxville, TN that specializes in in-home pet care, overnight pet sitting, dog walking, and pet taxi services for customers in Rocky Hill, Bearden, Bluegrass, Concord, Cedar Bluff, Hardin Valley, and Sequoyah Hills areas. Pet care services include puppy potty breaks, mail collection, house sitting, and plant care. The company is insured and bonded and is a member of the Eastern Tennessee Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

Knoxville, TN 37917 Rating

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5.0 (24)
4.7 (12)
5.0 (1)

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Furry Friend Pet Sitting is a company in Knoxville, TN that specializes in pet sitting, dog walking, and home sitting services for customers in Knoxville and Knox County. Pet services include meals and/or treats, fresh water, washing food and water bowls, medication administration, walks/playtime, brushing and combing coats, physical therapy exercises for pet recovering from surgeries or injuries, cleaning and changing litter boxes, and weekly yard scooping. Home services include bringing in mail and newspapers, alternating lights and blinds, watering plants and gardens, filling bird feeders, putting out trash bins, and concierge services. The company also provides pet owners with daily updates via notes, phone, text, instant message, or email. Customers speak of loving sitters, and the company continues to receive 5-star reviews on Google.

Knoxville, TN 37938 Rating

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5.0 (7)
5.0 (1)

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Pet Nanny Pet Care is a company in Knoxville, TN that specializes in pet sitting visits, overnight pet sitting, and daily pet care including dog walking for customers in North Knoxville, Powell, Halls, Gibbs Karns, Knoxville Center Mall,Downtown, West Knoxville, Bearden, Rocky Hill, and Farragut areas. Owner Jennifer Mills is a professionally certified pet sitter who is trained in Pet First Aid and CPR. Mills was voted pet sitter of the year five years in a row by her peers when she previously worked for another pet sitting business before starting her own. Mills has experience caring for dogs, cats, iguanas, snakes, rats, birds, fish, gerbils, rabbits, lizards, and hamsters. Co-owner Kevin Mills also has many years of experience caring for animals, and is a professionally certified pet sitter. The company is licensed, bonded, and insured, and offers a discount to new customers for their first visit.

Compare our Top Dog Walkers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Knoxville, TN$10 off first booking!
Special Pet Care Services, LLC
Knoxville, TN 37938
The Playtime Pet Sitter
Knoxville, TN 37919
Furry Friend Pet Sitting
Knoxville, TN 37917
Pet Nanny Pet Care
Knoxville, TN 37938


  • 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.