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New York, NY
  • 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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New York, NY

Why choose this provider?

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New York, NY 10016

Why choose this provider?

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.

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4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (55)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (23)

Website
New York, NY 10028

Why choose this provider?

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.

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4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (52)
Google
4.6 / 5 (21)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (20)

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3.8
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New York, NY 10016

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0

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Brooklyn, NY 11215

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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.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (117)
Google
4.9 / 5 (72)

Website
New York, NY 10128

Why choose this provider?

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.

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4.9
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (52)
Facebook
4.4 / 5 (7)

Website
157 Columbus Ave 4th fl, New York, NY 10023

Why choose this provider?

Wags West is a family-owned company of dog walkers in New York City. First opened in 2010, it can provide private pet walks for dogs that need extra attention, or group walks with other pets that have similar dispositions and energies. The team of experienced dog walkers at this company can accommodate special requests after a walk and provide pet owners with after-walk pup reports. Wags West also handles puppy visits to assist new pet owners with proper leash training for their puppies.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (52)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (28)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)

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Website
New York, NY 10075

Why choose this provider?

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.

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4.5
Facebook
4.4 / 5 (26)

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5.0
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Website
New York, NY 10023

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (40)

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5.0
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Website
New York, NY 10024

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (19)
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Brooklyn, NY 11216

Why choose this provider?

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.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (77)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

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4.5
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Website
New York, NY 10019

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (42)
Google
5.0 / 5 (15)
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (5)

Website
New York, NY 10003

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (9)
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

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5.0
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Website
New York, NY 10028

Why choose this provider?

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.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (23)

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5.0
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Website
New York, NY 10005

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (98)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (12)

Website
Astoria, NY 11105

Why choose this provider?

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.

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4.8
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (74)
Google
4.6 / 5 (55)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (6)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
2.5
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Website
New York, NY 10003

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (41)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (9)

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.