Laurels
Best Dog Walkers
in Ann Arbor
2018

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 Ann Arbor, MI.

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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.

A2 Doggy Adventures

A2 Doggy Adventures provides dog walking services in the Ann Arbor area. The company in fact offers a full adventure with one hour of exercise, socialization, and fun on a private farm just outside of Ann Arbor. The small group of dogs is free to run around and play within a fenced one-acre area with shade, water, and professional care. Pickup and drop off in an air-conditioned van are included, and the round trip can take anywhere from one and a half to four hours depending on where a client lives. A2 Doggy Adventures is fully bonded and insured, is a member of Pet Sitter Associates, and offers discounts for multiple pets. Dog walks are also available for older and non-social pooches.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 678-4771

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Angel At Home Pet Care, LLC

Angel At Home Pet Care, LLC has been serving Township residents with dog walking for almost 20 years. Daily dog walks can be scheduled on a regular basis or simply when needed, and walkers will also provide food, water, playtime, and medications if required. Caregivers follow formal safety procedures, are available days, nights, and holidays, and also offer at-home pet sitting, overnight care, pet transportation, pet supply runs, and house sitting services. Angel At Home is fully insured and bonded and has had no claims in the history of the company. The group has also been a member of Pet Sitters International for over 15 years, is Red Cross CPR and Pet First Aid Certified, and holds an A rating with the BBB.

Township, MI(248) 891-3647

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Comfy Creatures

Comfy Creatures has been a Livonia dog walking service for almost 20 years. The team has served over 1,000 pets in the area and prides itself on providing worry-free options for dog owners including daily walks for exercise, potty breaks, and companionship. Clients can also request private dog training, overnight visits with pet care and basic home care, boarding in the caregivers' homes, pet sitting for dogs, cats, and exotics, pet taxi, and puppy care. Dog owners first receive a meet and greet to get to know one another and discuss their pet's exact needs in order to come up with a proper routine. Sitters are Certified in Pet First Aid & CPR and re-tested every two years by R.E.A.L. Pet First Aid Training, and the group is insured and bonded as well.

Livonia, MI(248) 615-4590

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Doggie Latchkey

Doggie Latchkey handles dog walking for residents in Novi. Dog walks are tailored per the needs, size, age, and breed of dog for optimal benefits, and additional services include morning, mid-day, and evening visits, dog park visits, overnight pet sitting, pet transportation, and puppy care. Doggie Latchkey employs sitters with professional and accredited training, has a Board-certified CPDT-KA trainer on staff, always provides a backup caregiver in case of emergency, and is fully insured. All sitters are bonded as well and undergo a background check before being hired. Clients can easily schedule services online and stay in touch with sitters via phone, email, or text message, and the company is a member of Pet Sitters International as well as the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and is also certified in CPR for dogs by Advantage First Aid.

Novi, MI(248) 892-3969

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Furry Footsteps LLC

Furry Footsteps LLC walks dogs throughout Ypsilanti. Customers request 15, 30, or 60-minute walks and can customize each visit according to their needs with benefits including puppy housebreaking, leash lessons, healthy exercise, and needed companionship. Caregivers also provide pet sitting, can visit up to five times per day, and can also water plants, take out garbage, rinse food bowls, and administer medications. The fully insured group has a reputation for safe, affordable, and top-quality service as well as for maintaining clients' privacy and does not use vehicles with wraps or logos. Dog owners also have access to various resources including education, community outreach, and Head-to-Tail evaluation, and Furry Footsteps is a member of Pet Sitters Associates, supports the Human Society of Huron Valley, is an Official Member of Professional United Pet Sitters, and won Best of Thumbtack 2016.

Ypsilanti, MI(734) 879-1981

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Happy Hearts Pet Care, LLC

Happy Hearts Pet Care, LLC brings over 20 years of professional experience to Ann Arbor dog walking clients. The group has dealt with hundreds of pets over the years and is known for affordable rates and quality service with midday dog walks that last 20 minutes, vacation pet care with 20-30 or 60-minute visits, holiday services, and extra items such as medications, feeding, and basic grooming included. Caregivers can also take care of home tasks such as the garbage, mail, and lights for free. Happy Hearts' owner is certified in Pet CPR/first aid through the Red Cross and attends regular obedience and behavior training with her own dogs. All sitters and walkers have taken pet CPR and first aid training, are bonded and insured, and have passed criminal background checks as well.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 827-2770

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Pawsitive Pet Care

Pawsitive Pet Care has been walking dogs in Canton since 2012. The fully bonded and insured business offers daily dog walks tracked by Doggy Logs as well as food, fresh water, treats, ear scratches, playtime, exercise, games, and even toenail clipping if required. All sitters are hand-selected and undergo background and criminal checks, and the crew is certified in pet first aid by the Red Cross. Additional services include vacation visits, puppy and cat sitting, overnight stays, pet sitting by the hour, pet taxi, and concierge services, and clients always receive a text message and an email after a visit. Pawsitive Pet Care carries liability and bond insurance through Business Insurers of the Carolinas and is a member of Pet Sitters International, Professional United Pet Sitters, Ann Arbor Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers, and PetSitUSA.

Canton, MI(734) 612-3174

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Peaceable Pets

Peaceable Pets has been an Ann Arbor dog walking company since 2004. Dogs are typically walked alone unless from the same household and can have a 15 or 30-minute outing including potty breaks, meals, medication, playtime, and love. Dog boarding and daycare, and pet visits as well as care for everything from cats and birds to fish and snakes are also available. The group is trained in pet first aid by the Red Cross, is a member of Think Local First, and was a Michigan Tails 2009 Readers' Choice Favorite. Peaceable Pets is bonded and insured, appreciates client feedback anytime, and will refer other services to dog owners who do not find Peaceable Pets a good fit for their needs. Biographies for all caregivers can be found online, and the staff includes the owner of a holistic animal care practice.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 846-0012

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Pet 'N Play

Pet 'N Play has been offering dog walking services in Ann Arbor since 2008. The group is led by a husband-wife team and is known for being professional, courteous, and flexible as well as for its wonderful communication with dog owners via written notes, email updates, and text messages as needed. Services include daily walks, potty breaks, and playtime, pet sitting, and pet taxi service to the vet, groomer, or other destination. All team members are certified in Red Cross Pet First Aid, are bonded, can administer medications, and use biodegradable waste bags. Pet 'N Play holds full liability insurance as well. One of the co-owners has been a volunteer with Neighborhood Senior Services for over 15 years, and the company supports the Human Society of Huron Valley. Initial consultations are free of charge, and interested parties may request references.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 913-2027

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Sunset Animal Care LLC

Sunset Animal Care LLC is an Ann Arbor dog walking service. Dog owners can choose private walks alone for their pooch or walks with other dogs for added socialization, and outings can last 20-25, 30-35, 45-50, or 60 minutes. Potential clients can look through various options and fees online, and in-home pet sitting, as well as a pet taxi service, is also available. The owner is an Ann Arbor native, has worked over the years with hundreds of different breeds, previously managed a dog boarding and daycare facility in San Francisco, and first set up Sunset Animal Care in San Francisco before heading back home. The company is licensed, insured, and bonded and provides a Classy Walks service for taking care of dogs during a wedding or other special occasion as well. Sunset Animal Care also helps in animal rescue, fostering, and adoptions.

Ann Arbor, MI(734) 883-4131

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