Laurels
Best Dog Walkers
in New York City
2017

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 New York, NY.

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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.

Bark Ave, LLC

Bark Ave, LLC is a dog walking service in the Upper East Side. The professionals have extensive experience in the field and offer 15, 30, 45, and 60-minute walks. 30-minute dog running and cat visits are also available. The company has a dog hotel that provides boarding and daycare as well and has featured on People.com and 20some.com.

New York, NY(917) 209-2983

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Dogboy, Inc.

Since 2004 Dogboy, Inc. has been providing dog walking services to Brooklyn and throughout NYC. Robert Haussmann is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Behavior Counselor. Services include one-on-one training, dog preparation, and dog walking. Group classes include puppy socialization, basic obedience, intro to agility, and more. The company works with a network of vets, groomers, sitters, day care centers, and pet stores and can assist clients with any questions related to K9 care, purchase, and adoption.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 306-2190

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Downtown Pets

Downtown Pets is a New York City dog walking service that has been serving the Lower Manhattan community for nearly a decade. The founder is the author of The Dog Walker & Pet Sitter Bible and has featured on CNN, Fine Living Channel, and NBC. His pet care tips have also been quoted in New York Times, New York Post, and London Times. The company is environmentally-friendly and uses biodegradable waste bags, organic treats, recycled paper, and soy-based ink.

New York, NY(212) 647-0634

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Eco Dog NYC

Eco Dog NYC is a Brooklyn dog walking company and eco-friendly pet supply shop. Services include day care, walks, grooming, training, and in-home pet sitting. Items for sale include dry food, wet food, and treats. The company has been recognized as the Best of Business in 2014, 2015, and 2016 by the Brooklyn Award Program and prides itself on healthy, fun, and well-supervised services.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 218-9326

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Gimme Paw Dog Walking Service

Since 2010, Gimme Paw Dog Walking Service has served clients in Long Island City and New York City’s Midtown West and Upper West Side. The company uses Pet Check Technology for its 15, 30, and 45-minute group and individual dog walks. Cat visits and dog training services are also available.

New York, NY(646) 510-4222

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Green Apple Dog

Green Apple Dog is a fully insured and bonded New York City dog walking company that has been serving residents in Inwood and Washington Heights since 2009. The company cares for dogs, cats, birds, fish, and exotic pets. Services include dog walking, dog boarding, cat sitting, dog sitting, dog day care, and house sitting. All walks are GPS tracked. A portion of profits goes to Million Trees NYC.

New York, NY(212) 473-3636

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HouseBroken

Since 2001, HouseBroken has been serving pets throughout Brooklyn and Long Island City. The company is fully bonded and insured and is a member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Dog walking, dog sitting, cat sitting, puppy visits, and small animal care services are available 365 days a year. A licensed veterinary technician is on staff. No more than three dogs are walked at a time.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 622-0600

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It’s a Dog’s Life

It’s a Dog’s Life is a New York City dog walking company that has been serving the community since 2005. The founder is a Pet Expert and Certified Dog Trainer. All staff members hold certification from the American Red Cross in CPR and First Aid for cats and dogs. Other memberships include CPDT, APDT, AKC, and NAPPS. The company has featured on ABC, CNN, WSJ, The New York Times, Larry King Live, and Pix.

New York, NY(917) 679-3228

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Luke DogWalker NYC

Luke DogWalker NYC has provided dog walking services throughout New York City since 2009. Services include part and full-time walking, boarding, in-home sitting, puppy care, cat sitting, dog running, and pet pick-up and drop-off services for grooming and vet appointments. The staff walks up to two dogs at a time, and all walkers have been screened and are insured.

New York, NY(248) 797-9640

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MetroPets

MetroPets is a New York City certified, bonded, and insured dog walking company. The staff uses Pet Check Technology that provides clients with GPS tracking of each dog walk. Services include dog walking, dog sitting, and training. The business is an accredited member of Pet Sitters International the staff trainer holds certification from Animal Behavioral College and is a member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

New York, NY(917) 932-3602

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New York Dog Nanny

New York Dog Nanny is a family-owned and operated pet boutique and dog-walking company that serves residents throughout Manhattan and Astoria. Memberships include Pet Sitters Associates, Long Island Pet Professionals, and National Association of Professional Women. The company has featured on CBS, HGTV, and Time Out New York, and is recommended by Petopia and Murray Hill Pet Hospital. Daycare, boarding, training, grooming, and holistic clinic services are also available.

New York, NY(917) 261-7333

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New York Tails

New York Tails has provided dog walking services throughout New York City for more than a decade. 15, 30, 45, and 60 minute individual and social walks are available, in addition to daycare, overnight stays, and pick up/drop off service for appointments. The company is licensed and bonded and prides itself on loving and attentive service.

New York, NY(646) 289-1760

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NYC Pet Nanny

NYC Pet Nanny has provided dog walking services to Astoria since 2008. The company is a bonded and insured member of Pet Sitters International and offers free consultations on dog walking and cat sitting services. The team consists of eight experienced walkers, and all walks are one-on-one only.

Astoria, NY(646) 298-5301

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NYC Pooch

NYC Pooch is a fully bonded and insured New York dog walking company. Services include 30 minutes and one-hour walks one to five days per week. 45-minute run, puppy play time, pet sitting, and boarding is also available. The team can accommodate regular office hours as well as early bird, night owl, holiday, and weekend appointments. The company is a member of Pet Sitters International and provides clients with a daily Pup Report.

New York, NY(212) 874-6335

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Pawfect Day

Pawfect Day is a New York City dog walking company that serves clients in and around the area. The company is a member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, Pet Sitters International, and Association of Pet Sitting Excellence. All dog walkers and cat sitters on staff are Pet First Aid & CPR certified. Private walks, semi-private walks, home sleepover, and other services are available. Pawfect Day has featured on Latina, AM New York, Working Woman Report, World Bride Magazine, and Newsday.

New York, NY(917) 456-0330

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Paws on Pine

Paws on Pine is a licensed and insured member of Pet Sitters International. The company prides itself on personalized, reliable, and professional pet services throughout Lower New York City, with an emphasis in the Financial District. Specializations include dog walking, pet sitting, puppy play, dog sitting, overnight care, and pet concierge.

New York, NY(917) 887-5221

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ProspectBArk

Since 2010, ProspectBArk has provided dog walking services throughout Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan, Astoria, and Roosevelt Island. All staff dog walkers and pet sitters are Emergency Pet First Aid Certified by the American Red Cross. The company is fully licensed, bonded, and insured and is a member of the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence. The founder is a past recipient of IdeaCafe Entrepreneur of the Year People’s Choice Award.

Brooklyn, NY(646) 377-1575

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RuffCity Dog Walking

RuffCity Dog Walking is a full-service dog walking company that has been serving the Lower and Upper East Side of New York City since 2010. The team provides 15, 30, 45, and one-hour solo walks daily and on all major holidays. In-home sleepover pet-sitting services are also available. The company prides itself on individualized walks that maximize exercise, fresh air, and bonding time.

New York, NY(443) 286-9094

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Swifto

Swifto is a New York dog walking company that serves Manhattan, Long Island City, and some parts of Brooklyn. The insured and bonded company provides 20, 30, 45, 60, 90, and two-hour walks seven days a week. Four-hour and overnight in-home visits are also available. The company uses GPS tracking applications so clients can see when a dog walk begins and ends, as well as the route taken.

New York, NY(855) 967-5486

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The K-9 Club

The K-9 Club has been providing dog walking services throughout New York City since 1989. The bonded and insured company specializes in two-hour group walks that allow for exercise and socialization with other dogs. Private and semi-private dog walks are also available. Other services include puppy visits, puppy play, boarding, and pet-sitting. The first week of group walk is free for new clients.

New York, NY(212) 410-3764

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