Expertise.com
2024

Last updated:

Best Dog Walkers in Jersey City

Our Recommended Top 15

We did the research for you!

  • Licensing
  • User Reviews
  • Mystery Shopping Calls

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

69

Reviewed

47

Curated

15

Top Picks

Learn about our selection process.

Providers

featured provider = Featured Provider
Rover logo
FEATUREDExpertise.com

Rover

Jersey City, NJ
  • Pets Services
  • Dog Walking

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.

Reputation:

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.
4.5

Price: $10 off first booking!

Jersey City, NJ

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Jersey City? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

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
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Price: Free booking service | Call 848.Book.Pro!

Website
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Why choose this provider?

Tails on Trails is a Jersey City business that has been serving clients in Downtown Jersey City, the Hamilton Park area, Paulus Hook, Powerhouse Arts district, and Newport for over seven years. The staff is fully insured and bonded, background checked, and professionally trained. Services are dog walking, which includes updates with pictures, puppy care, which includes housebreaking and command practice, and cat sitting. There is also a Canine Concierge Club for clients in high-rise buildings that provides socialization and exercise. Tails on Trails uses Pet Check Technology so clients can have real-time updates on their pet with GPS tracking, email alerts, and online tools. Clients remark on the staff’s quality of care and trustworthiness.

Reputation:

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.
4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (50)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (8)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Why choose this provider?

Trusty Tails Pet Care is a Hoboken business that has been serving clients and their pets in Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, West New York, and surrounding Hudson County areas for over nine years. Services are dog walking, puppy tails care for help with housebreaking, socialization, leash walking, and more, dog boarding in their home, and pet sitting in the client’s home. Trusty Tails Pet Care also offers cat and pet sitting and a pet taxi service for rides to and from places such as the Hoboken veterinarian or groomer. Clients appreciate the level of care and reliability.

Reputation:

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.
4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (48)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (17)

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
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Website
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Why choose this provider?

Uptown Dogs is a Jersey City business that has been serving clients for over six years. They serve the West Bergen, West Greenville, Journal Square, McGinley Square, and The Village. They serve other Downtown areas in the evenings only. Cat sitting is available in Bayonne and Jersey City. Other services are daily dog walks and pet taxi. Uptown Dogs is American Red Cross Pet First Aid Certified and fully bonded and insured.

Website
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Why choose this provider?

Playful Paws USA is a Hoboken business that serves Downtown Jersey City, Hoboken, and parts of Weehawken. Services include dog walking, pet sitting, boarding, dog running, pet taxi, playtime in the park, and cat visits. Playful Paws USA uses Pet Check Technology and is a member of Pet Sitters Associates and the Hoboken Dog Association. Clients remark on their trustworthiness, affordable prices, and flexibility.

Reputation:

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.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (32)

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
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Website
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Why choose this provider?

BarksTown Pet Services is a Jersey City business that serves Jersey City areas (downtown, Lincoln Park, Lafayette and the Journal Square areas). The owner Chris and his fiancee Broke, have over 10 years of combined experience with animals and are fully bonded and insured. Services are dog walking, puppy care, daycare, cat care, weekly hikes, boarding, small animal care, and pet taxi.

Reputation:

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.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (12)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Jersey City, NJ 07097

Why choose this provider?

Pampered Pets is a Jersey City business that has been serving pet owners in Manhattan below 96th Street and Northern New Jersey for over 17 years. The staff provides overnight service, dog and cat grooming, cat sitting, and dog walking to clients. Pampered Pets is insured and bonded and is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, Pet Sitters International, and the National Association of Professional Groomers. Clients praise their expertise and caring service.

Reputation:

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.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

Website
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Why choose this provider?

Frida’s Premium Pet Services LLC is a Jersey City business that serves clients in the area. Services are private one-on-one dog walks that come with a picture or a daily report, dog daycare, and cat care. The business is a member of Pet Sitters Associates.

Reputation:

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.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (39)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Why choose this provider?

Skyline Tails is a Jersey City business that serves the Downtown Jersey City and Paulus Hook areas. Eve and Liz have over 10 years of combined experience with animals. They provide dog walks, cat and small animal visits, overnight visits, and a pet taxi service. Clients appreciate the quality of service and their patience.

Reputation:

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.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (11)

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
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Website
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Why choose this provider?

Anything’s Pawsible is a Jersey City business that has been serving Bayonne and Jersey City since 2013. They have over 50 clients, have accumulated thousands of hours of pet visits, and are members of Pet Sitters International. Services are dog walking, feeding, cat care, vacation care, exotic pet care, extended walks, plants and mail, and more. Anything’s Pawsible uses Pet Check Technology that helps clients track their pet’s walks with GPS, emails, and online tools.

Reputation:

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
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (47)
Google
4.6 / 5 (10)
Facebook
4.3 / 5 (6)

Website
Weehawken, NJ 07086

Why choose this provider?

Chateau Fido is a Weehawken business that serves clients and their pets in Bergen County and Hudson. They are licensed, bonded, and insured, and provide dog walking, in-home dog sitting, and puppy visiting services. Clients remark on their affordability, trustworthiness, and reliability.

Reputation:

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.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (9)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (3)

Website
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Why choose this provider?

Downtown Dog Walk is a Jersey City business that is solely family owned and operated and has been serving clients for over 10 years. Mary Ann and Stephen are members of The Pet Professional Guild and Pet Sitters Associates and offer nearly 40 years of combined experience in pet care. They are deeply committed to animal advocacy and work closely with the Liberty Humane Society, Jersey City's animal shelter. In 2005, Mary Ann created and began moderating DOGJC, a welcoming Facebook forum for local dog owners to share relevant topics and work to improve the lives of pets and shelter animals. Downtown Dog Walk's fully insured and bonded services include dog walking and puppy services, senior pet care, and puppy experience, which provides puppy care and training as well as texts, emails, pictures, and phone calls to clients. They also provides cat, ferret, and critter visits. Clients remark on their reliability, attention to detail, and knowledge.

Reputation:

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.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Website
Jersey City, NJ 07307

Why choose this provider?

The Jersey City Dog Walking Company is a business that provides dog walking and pet sitting to clients. Owner Jeff has experience working at independent operations and dog daycare chains. Pet sitting is offered for short stays and overnights, and overnights include bringing in the mail, watering plants, and other services. Jeff uses safety procedures when walking dogs and provides a report card to clients. He also has an app that allows clients to track their dog’s walk.

Reputation:

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.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (15)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (10)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

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
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Website
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Why choose this provider?

Jessie the Critter Sitter is a Jersey City business that has been serving clients and their pets for over 24 years. Services are semi-private dog walks, puppy walks, cat sitting and feeding, nail clipping, and boarding at her house for regular clients. The dog walking services are for the Harimus Cove and Hamilton Park neighborhoods only. Clients appreciate her reliability and trustworthiness.

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.