Laurels
Best Dog Walkers
in Arlington
2017

Why These Dog Walkers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog walkers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog walkers in Arlington, MA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Above & Beyond Pet Services

Above & Beyond Pet Services has been a local dog walking group since 2012. Dog walking is on-leash and can consist of a 20, 40, or 60-minute visit, puppy packages for six-month-olds and up are available, and all walks can be customized per each dog's energy level and needs. Sitting services for dogs, cats, and exotic pets are also available. Dog owners appreciate flexible scheduling and services such as weekend visits and the administration of medication at no extra charge. Owner Ted Teller strives to provide top-quality and trustworthy service to every client so they can rest assured that their dogs are safe, secure, and happy.

Belmont, MA(617) 279-3219

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JC's Dog Walking

JC's Dog Walking brings 20 years of experience with dogs to dog walking clients in the Arlington area. Services include on-leash pack walks, off-leash pack hikes, dog running, and drop-ins for potty breaks as well as dog sitting and visits for other needs. The owners met while walking their own dogs and quit their day jobs to open a dog walking business together. Jason Christopher previously worked as a veterinary technician, dog trainer, and groomer and can handle more challenging dogs. Gaby Guarisco makes sure to snap photos of all pups and posts them daily. The group is insured and bonded by Pet Sitters Associates and offers free consultations.

Arlington, MA(617) 718-5888

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Me You and Lu, LLC

Me You and Lu, LLC has been walking dogs in Brookline for almost 10 years. The local, family business prides itself on a safe and fun way for dogs to get exercise and loving attention, and the walker always makes sure to leave a note with details of the visit. All walks are performed by an owner of the company as well. The owners started their own dog walking company after wanting to spend more time with their new pug Lulu back in 2008 and are dedicated to treating all dogs in their care like family. Me You and Lu is bonded and insured, is a member of Pet Sitters International, and will provide references upon request.

Brookline, MA(617) 599-0505

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Pawsitive Pleasures

Pawsitive Pleasures has been walking local dogs for over 20 years. Dog owners rely on the service for walks as well as feedings, playgroups, brushing, playtime, and companionship for their dog, and free consultations are available to get to know the walker and discuss specific needs. All walkers follow leash and pooper scooper laws in the area and make sure to leave a note after each visit. Services are available in Medford, Winchester, and Arlington, including on most holidays, and owner Kerry Jones has been providing personalized care for dogs while their families are away since 1996. Pawsitive Pleasures is fully insured and bonded by Petsitters, LLC.

Medford, MA(781) 760-9919

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Pet Stops

Pet Stops has been offering dog walking in the Brookline area since 1987. Dog walks last 30 minutes, and sitters make sure to provide plenty of personal attention to the dog, leave a note for the client about the visit, and also administer medication, water plants, and check mail if required. Sitters can also visit cats and other pets and take care of litter boxes, fresh water, food, and other pet needs. The locally owned and operated business thoroughly screens all employees, including via criminal background and reference checks. Additional special services and occasional boarding are also available, and interested parties can contact Pet Stops directly for more information.

Brookline, MA(617) 738-0080

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Purrfect Woof

Purrfect Woof is a dog walking service in Newton Center. Private walks can last 20, 30, or 45 minutes on the leash or off, and dogs will also receive food, fresh water, and medicine as required along with plenty of love and attention. Dog sitting and cat sitting are also available, and home services cover watering of plants, collecting mail and newspapers, turning on lights, and opening/closing blinds. The owner and walker, Amanda, can handle all ages and temperaments of dogs, makes sure to give plenty of affection on every visit, and can accommodate any needs the dog may have. Clients can also request information on Amanda's pet photography service.

Newton Center, MA(617) 840-8171

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StrutnPup

StrutnPup walks dogs throughout the areas of Arlington, Belmont, Lexington, and Medford. Clients appreciate the group's engaging walks, beach hikes and other outings, and plenty of TLC, and additional services include care for special needs dogs, vet visits, and sitting for dogs and other pets, including cats, fish, birds, and reptiles. Plant watering and mail collection are also available. StrutnPup is bonded and insured through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC and is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, Inc. The owner lived in Africa as a child, grew up surrounded by animals in the wild and at home, and prides herself on a knowledge, love, and respect for all animals.

Arlington, MA(617) 800-4710

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The Doggie Connection

The Doggie Connection has been offering dog walking to the residents of Wakefield and surrounding communities since 2002. Clients have access to personalized, loving service for their furry friends, including 20 to 30-minute dog walks, which typically take place between 11 AM and 3 PM. Individual or group walks are available, and options can be discussed at an initial Meet and Greet. Additional services include potty break visits, vacation visits, cat visits, and basic household duties if the client is away, and staff work on holidays as well for an additional fee. The group is insured and is a member Pet Sitters Associates, LLC, and the owner, Danielle Cullen, also owns Sit Stay Beg Cookie Company.

Wakefield, MA(781) 485-1776

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The Happy Dog! Dog Walks

The Happy Dog! Dog Walks handles dog walks for clients in Wakefield and the surrounding areas. An initial meet and greet allows all parties to get to know one another and discuss any special needs the dog may have, walks can last 15 to 45 minutes, and the walker will offer water and treat, if allowed, as well as leave a detailed note at the end of a visit. Owner Kristin Pellegrino previously worked in HR and office management, has been a dog owner her entire life, is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, and is Pet CPR & First Aid Certified. The Happy Dog! Dog Walks is registered, fully insured, and bonded as well.

Wakefield, MA(781) 316-4101

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TLK Pet Care

TLK Pet Care has been walking dogs in the area for almost 30 years. Staff can walk all breeds of dog, only walk individual dogs unless others are from the same family, practice basic leash manners along with any other training reinforcement requested, and leave a note after each visit. Food, treat, and water will also be provided as instructed. TLK Pet Care is bonded and insured, is referred by local veterinarians and groomers, and holds an A rating with the BBB. The group has also won an Angie's List Super Service Award, specializes in senior pets and those with special medical needs, and offers playgroups and pet sitting as well.

Watertown, MA(617) 923-9555

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