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Newton, MA
  • Dog Walking
  • Pets Services

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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4.5

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Newton, MA

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Newton, MA 02465

Why choose this provider?

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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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (9)

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53 Pleasant Street, Medfield, MA 02052

Why choose this provider?

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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Sharon, MA 02067

Why choose this provider?

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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4.9
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4.9 / 5 (42)

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Waltham, MA 02451

Why choose this provider?

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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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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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462

Why choose this provider?

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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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (7)

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Stoughton, MA 02072

Why choose this provider?

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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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (14)

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3.8
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Cambridge, MA 02140

Why choose this provider?

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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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Waltham, MA 02455

Why choose this provider?

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.

Reputation:

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4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (24)
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5.0 / 5 (7)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

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