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Best Dog Walkers in Ann Arbor
2021

Why These Dog Walkers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Ann Arbor Dog Walkers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

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 48323

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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 48198

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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 48103

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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 48187

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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 48103

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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 48106

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