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Best Dog Walkers in St. Louis

Our Recommended Top 7

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored St. Louis 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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Rover

St. Louis, MO
  • 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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St. Louis, MO

Why choose this provider?

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St. Louis, MO 63123

Why choose this provider?

The owner of The Persuaded Pooch has practiced professional dog training for more than 10 years. The St. Louis dog walking business provides 30-minute to 60-minute dog walking sessions, as well as private dog training and dog training classes. The founder of the company is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (11)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (5)

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St. Louis, MO 63126

Why choose this provider?

St. Louis Critter Sitters has been serving the St. Louis area for more than 20 years. The company provides dog walking, pet sitting service, puppy care service, in-home dog training, and pooper-scooper services. St. Louis Critter Sitters won the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2015 and from 2008 to 2012. The insured and bonded business is a member of Pet Sitters International and the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists.

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4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (5)

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Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Why choose this provider?

Saint Louis Dog Walkers is a dog walking company based in Richmond Heights. The locally-run business provides 15 minute to 60 minute dog walks, pet sitting, and cat visits. The company also runs pet supply errands and provides key lockout service. Pet owners have left positive feedback for Saint Louis Dog Walkers' accommodating and reliable service, reasonable prices, and staff who go above and beyond.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (8)

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5.0
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Fenton, MO 63026

Why choose this provider?

Rock Star Pet Service is a dog walking company based in Fenton. The business walks and plays with dogs and provides at-home pet sitting, bathing, and pet taxi services. The company also cares for cats and other small pets. Rock Star Pet Service is bonded and insured through Pet Sitters Associates and is bonded and insured through Pet Sitters Associates. The dog walkers are certified in Pet First Aid and CPR through The Pet Professional Guild.

Reputation:

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4.7
Google
4.3 / 5 (3)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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St. Louis, MO 63011

Why choose this provider?

4-Legged Kids provides 30-minute to 60-minute dog walking services in St. Louis. The business also provides overnight pet sitting, daytime checkups, and private dog boarding. 4 Legged Kids also provides medical home care such as oral medication administration, feeding tube care, topical medications, bandage changing, diabetic injections, subcutaneous fluid treatments, and surgery recovery and therapy. Pet owners have praised the company for its professional service with a personal touch.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (9)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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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.