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Active Paws Inc.

Waltham, MA 02455
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Since 2003, Active Paws Inc. has been providing professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Belmont and Watertown, MA. Services offered both group socialization and solitary walks as well as dog sitting, house visits, and more. They take pride in offering use of their privately owned dog park that is exclusively for their clients. Active Paws Inc. is fully insured and bonded and utilizes modern technology to provide real-time picture message to let the client know how their dog is doing throughout the day. Clients have frequently praised their excellent communication skills as well as their dependability in treating each dog with love.

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Dogs 'R Us

Stoughton, MA 02072
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Dogs 'R Us provides professional dog walking, dog training, and general pet sitting services in Stoughton, MA and surrounding areas. Their goal is to focus heavily on humane, positive reinforcement program focusing on pack leadership to ensure that each relationship between the dog and their owner is as healthy and fruitful as possible. With a vast amount of experience at the Thomson School for Dog Obedience Trainers, their local veterinary clinic, and PetSmart, Dogs 'R Us is also a member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors and an American Kennel Club Approved Evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen Program.

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Domesticated Dog Walkers

Wellesley, MA 02482
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Founded in 2013 in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Domesticated Dog Walkers serves customers throughout Newton, Wellesley, Wayland, Weston, Natick, Norfolk County, and the Boston Metrowest region. Dedicated to providing high-quality, safe, and custom-tailored assistance for dogs of all ages, owner Will Matthews specializes in one-to-one leash walks lasting either thirty or sixty minutes, daily and overnight dog sitting, and pet taxi and concierge services. Fully insured and bonded, he grew up surrounded by pets and delivers consistent and reliable care guaranteed to keep all dogs happy and healthy. Matt is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers as well as Pet Sitters International and has received certification in Canine First Aid and CPR through the American Red Cross. Many five-star reviews praise the communicative, responsible, and caring service.

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Four Paws Pet Care

Newton, MA 02465
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Established in 2011 in Newton, Massachusetts, Four Paws Pet Care has been providing professional pet care to owners of many types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, snakes, and more. Their goal is to provide reliable, safe, and dependable pet care services that keep the well-being of the pets at the absolute forefront. They proudly offer standard walks and house visits, as well as exciting adventure walks, dog playgroups, and dog bathing and grooming at the owner's request. Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross, Four Paws Pet Care is licensed and insured by Pet Sitters Associates.

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Jane of Bark

53 Pleasant Street, Medfield, MA 02052
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Jane of Bark is a professional dog walking business that serves clients in the Newton metropolitan area. This company offers on-leash walks and off-leash hiking. Additionally, clients can purchase drop-in packages that include two daily potty breaks and one 30 minute walk. Hiking groups are done with several dogs to allow exercise, socialization, and stimulation for pets, while dog walking includes training in basic commends such as stay and heel.

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Paws 'N Walks

Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462
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Paws 'N Walks has been providing residents of Newton, MA with pet sitting and dog walking services for years. Services offered include dog walking, overnight stays, pet taxi, and drop-in visits. In addition to offering standard dog walks, they offer adventure walks to keep each dog properly exercised and entertained. A member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and CPR and First Aid certified by Pet Tech, they take pride in treating each dog as if it were a member of their family. They are willing to walk each pet through the rain, in the snow, or in the cold, completely regardless of the unpleasant weather.

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Pawsitive Dawg

Waltham, MA 02451
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Pawsitive Dawg provides residents of Waltham, MA with professional dog walking and pet sitting services that include solo dog walks, social dog walks, puppy playtime, cat visits, small critter visits, and more. Each member of the staff of Pawsitive Dawg is completely Pet First Aid, and CPR Certified through the American Red Cross or Pro Pet Hero and participates in on-going professional development to show their commitment to the highest standards of knowledge, quality of care and pet industry expertise. Pawsitive Dawg is fully bonded and insured through Mourer Foster and is a member of Professional United Pet Sitters as well as the Pet Professional Guild. While operating primarily out of Waltham, they also offer services to Belmont and Watertown. Clients have frequently praised the high level of care, respect, and affection given to each pet and respective home.

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Pet Assist

Sharon, MA 02067
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Pet Assist has been providing residents of Sharon, MA and surrounding areas with professional pet care services for years. Services offered include dog walking, pet sitting, pet transportation, pet waste removal, and custom care for the smaller animals such as fish, rabbits, and hamsters. A winner of the prestigious Angie's List Super Service Award in 2016, an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau, they are an insured member of Pet Sitters Associates and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. A family-owned and operated business, they take great care in making each pet feel like a member of the family.

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Robin's Pet Squad

738 Main Street, Suite #387, Waltham, MA 02451
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Robin's Pet Squad has been in the business for more than eight years. The dog walking business is owned and operated by Robin McCarthy, who is based in Newton. Her love for animals began when she was a little girl as she grew up with different pets. Apart from dog walking, McCarthy also provides training programs for dogs to manage behavior aggression. Her services include off-leash play with a group, home visits, puppy training, and private dog walking.

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The Candid Canine

Cambridge, MA 02140
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Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 2015, The Candid Canine provides comprehensive dog care services for clients throughout the greater Boston metropolitan area. With a background in ethology, animal cognition, and zoo animal management, owner Rachel Garner specializes in positive reinforcement dog training, loose-leash walking, and daily and overnight pet sitting services. Committed to ensuring the health and safety of dogs of all ages, she offers personalized, high-quality, and reliable care that is both physically and mentally engaging seven days a week. Rachel is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and has received certification in Pet First Aid and CPR, and many shining reviews commend the knowledgeable, talented, and compassionate service.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I become a dog walker?

A: There are several ways you can become a dog walker:

  • Work for yourself by offering your services in your community.
  • Apply to a dog walking company for a part-time or full-time job.
  • Sign up for apps like Rover that let you pick up dog walking shifts whenever you want.

Q: How do I start a dog walking business?

A: You don’t necessarily need professional training in dog walking to start a dog walking business; although, it might help! After creating a website, you’ll need to build up a clientele roster. You can do this by offering introductory competitive rates as you wait to grow a reputation in your area.

Q: How soon can I walk my dog after neutering?

A: Usually, dogs should be allowed to rest with minimal activity the first 24-48 hours post-neutering. During this time, just take your dog out for their bathroom breaks. After that, you can start integrating short walks back into their routine. Your vet should provide you with clear guidelines for walking post-neutering.

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