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Best Dog Walkers in Cleveland

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Cleveland 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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Cleveland, OH
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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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Cleveland, OH

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Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Cleveland? 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.

Cleveland, OH 44118

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5.0 (5)

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Sit 'N Stay is a professional dog walking business located on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio and serving the wider metropolitan area. Services include half-hour dog walks, shorter "potty break" walks, cat sitting, pet taxiing, trips to local MetroParks, overnight pet sitting, and three-times-daily visits for owners on vacation. Sit 'N Stay is fully insured and offers prospective clients a free half-hour consultation to develop each client's optimal dog sitting plan. The business has an A rating on Angie's List. Previous clients praise Sit 'N Stay for its experience and for the ability of its workers to provide excellent service for owners' peace of mind.

Cleveland, OH 44134

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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (11)

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With a headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Reliable Pet and House Sitting is a bonded and insured pet sitting business that offers a range of services that includes daily and overnight visits, dog walks, house sitting, potty breaks, outdoor playtime, transportation services, vet drop off and pickup, groomer drop off and pickup, and more. Visits to clients' houses include garbage collection, the watering of plants, the retrieval of mail, and house security services. Pricing at Reliable Pet and House Sitting scales with the number of pets, and there are also cats-only services that include the emptying and cleaning of litterboxes. In addition, the company is willing to serve clients with more unusual pets, offering an additional fee for specialty pets like guinea pigs, chickens, turtles, snakes, birds, gerbils, and others. Reliable Pet and House Sitting is a member of the Pet Sitters Associates organization.

Lakewood, OH 44107

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Bill the Dog Walker is a professional dog walking, pet sitting, and non-kennel boarding company in Lakewood, Ohio. The company serves Boston's North Shore as well as Northeast Ohio metropolitan areas, including Tremont, Warehouse District, Cleveland Heights, Lakewood, Westlake, and others. Featured in The Plain Dealer in 2005, Bill the Dog Walker has been in the industry since 1999. Owner and operator Bill Smyrnow walks up to ten dogs each day, with special rates for holidays and weekends or for the care of puppies. Additionally, Bill the Dog Walker will bring in the mail and newspapers, feed and water the animals, administer any medications, turn on and off house lights, poop-scoop, and give each animal specialized attention on each walk or visit. Rates range from twelve dollars to twenty dollars.

Cleveland, OH 44133

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4.5 (2)

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Located in North Royalton, Ohio and serving clients in the greater Cleveland metropolitan area, Raven Moon Pet Services has been providing pet sitting, dog walking, and doggie day care services for more than a decade. The business' in-home pet sitting precludes the need for kennels, leaving pets free in their own home. In addition to its other services, Raven Moon offers dog training, including an emphasis on teaching owners how to be their pets' pack leader. Dog walks and cat sitting services last for thirty minutes and are offered up to three times daily. The company charges additional fees for extensive travel outside of North Royalton, Ohio, additional 10-minute walks or runs, addition 15-minute visit extensions, and for holiday visits. Raven Moon Pet Services offers a free consultation as well as a free quote for its services. Additionally, the business is open seven days per week, including holidays.

Lyndhurst, OH 44124

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5.0 (2)

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Located in Lyndhurst, Ohio, The Collar Club is a licensed and insured professional dog walking and pet sitting company that serves clients in both the East Cleveland and West Cleveland metropolitan areas. The Collar Club is a member of both the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Pet Sitters International. The company offers dog walks between twenty and sixty minutes, overnight pet stays, vacation visits, vet transportation, pet training programs, pet concierge services, daily home checks, and additional charges for medicine administration. The staff at The Collar Club has over two decades of pet care experience and previous clients praise the company for its reliability, its flexible scheduling practices, and the dedication of its pet care professionals. A strong advocate of pet care and animal appreciation, Nikki's Collar Club regularly donates one-tenth of its proceeds to the Geauga County Animal Shelter / Rescue Village.

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Cleveland Dog Walk

Cleveland, OH 44113

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5.0 (5)

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Dog Walk, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a dog walking and pet sitting business that serves clients in the greater Cleveland metropolitan area. Services are offered in Tremont, Ohio City, Lakewood, Westpark, Rocky River, and Bay Village. Individual walks last twenty minutes, and the business also provides overnight services that include 3 daily walks, medicine administration as needed, regular feedings, plant watering, retrieving mail, and even overnight stays. Cleveland Dog Walk won Best Dog Walker by the City of Cleveland in 2014 and 2015 and was a runner-up in 2016 They also won Hot List's Best Dog Walker Award in 2015. Cleveland Dog Walk is insured through Liberty Mutual. Previous clients praise the business for its dedication to the needs of animals as well as the reliability and organized nature of its staff.

FAQs

  • 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.