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Rover

Hillsboro, OR
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Business Description

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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Bark PDX

Beaverton, OR 97008
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Bark PDX Dog Walking and Pet Sitting provides professional services at competitive prices to customers throughout Beaverton, Hillsboro, Aloha, Tigard, and North Portland. The company offers free initial consultations so a member of the team can meet the customer's pets, get a better understanding of their needs, and help create a customized service plan that keeps owners and pets happy and stress-free. The company offers 30-minute dog walks and in-home pet visits, allowing customers to get peace of mind while off at work. Customers can also schedule extended and overnight visits to keep all kinds of pets healthy, active, and safe when owners need to leave for emergencies, vacations, or business trips.

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Home Sweet Home Cat Sitting & Dog Walking

Beaverton, OR 97075
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Home Sweet Home Cat Sitting & Dog Walking gives customers the freedom to go to work, enjoy vacations, and be away from home knowing that precious pets remain safe and secure. Walks are an essential part of keeping dogs healthy, active, and alert, and help prevent issues like weight gain, depression, and anxiety. The company offers midday walking service to give dogs a chance to enjoy fresh air and release energy while giving owners much-needed peace of mind. The company also offers home visits to give cats food, water, playtime, and love, as well as clean litter boxes, bring in mail and newspapers, and keep homes secure while owners are away.

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Loyal Tails Pet Services, LLC

Beaverton, OR 97005
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Leaving pets alone can be a stressful experience for animals and owners, which is why Loyal Tails Pet Services, LLC is dedicated to giving pets the security, attention, and care they deserve when owners are away. The company offers pet sitting services for dogs and cats of all ages, whether customers just need a quick afternoon visit to refill food and water bowls or need a professional to watch their animals and home during an extended vacation or business trip. The company's experts can administer medications, provide basic puppy training, and provide plenty of playtime and love, while pets get to stay in the comfort of their own home and avoid the stress of a boarding facility.

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One Dog Two Dogs Old Dogs New Dogs

Hillsboro, OR 97124
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The owner of One Dog Two Dogs Old Dogs New Dogs is a Professional Certified Dog Walker and a proud member of PUPS, an organization of Professional United Pet Sitters. Long work hours, business trips, and medical emergencies can leave pets alone for hours or even days on end, potentially causing issues like depression, obesity, and anxiety, as well as guilt and stress for owners. The company's dog walking and pet sitting services give pets the exercise, attention, stimulation, and care they need to stay healthy and active and feel safer and more secure when owners are away. Customers can get started by calling or contacting the company on the website to schedule a free, in-home consultation.

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Paws For Elegance

Sherwood, OR 97140
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Paws For Elegance is a Sherwood company that provides all the services customers need to keep pets happy, pampered, and loved. From dog walking and pet sitting to expert grooming and self-serve dog washing, the company has earned a reputation as the reliable and affordable name in professional pet care. Pet sitting services allow customers to leave for business or leisure without the stress of trying to find a friend to watch their pets and allows animals to stay secure and comfortable instead of being trapped in a noisy, overcrowded boarding facility. Interested customers can stop by to enjoy a self-serve dog wash or call to schedule a free pet sitting or dog walking consultation.

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Tina the Dog Walker

Portland, OR 97280
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Tina the Dog Walker is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic animal lover with more than 20 years of experience as a groomer, vet tech, and pet sitter and has full certification in First Aid for Dogs and Cats from the Red Cross. From cats and dogs to birds and gerbils, pets are always happiest in the comfort of their own home, so the company provides in-home visits to check water and food, administer medications, clean litter boxes and cages, and give pets all the love and attention they need. Customers can also purchase 15, 30, 45, or 60-minute dog walks to help prevent depression and get dogs moving out in the fresh air and sunlight, even on holidays.

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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.

How much is a dog walker?

On average, you can expect to pay between $0.05 to $1.00 per minute to have your dogs walked. An average of $0.75 means a 30-minute walk is usually $22.50 and an hour walk is $45. Of course, many things can impact the price, including your location, the length of walking, and the number of dogs.

Do I need to tip my dog walker?

Tipping isn’t necessary or all that common for dog walking services. However, if you have a particularly difficult dog or one that needs special attention, you may choose to tip your dog walker. Additionally, if you have the same dog walker for a while, a tip around the holidays is a nice gesture.

Can dogs walk in snow?

The snow can be painful for your dog's sensitive paws. More importantly, the salt on the ground can also hurt your dog's paws. Lastly, the snow and ice increase your dog's risk of slipping and injuring themselves (or you). When walking your dog in the snow, always put on dog booties.

When is it too cold to walk your dog?

Dogs may love their walks, but in extreme temperatures, it can be safer to remain indoors. At a certain point, extreme cold temperatures can be life-threatening for your dog. Don't take small breed dogs out in temperatures below 23 degrees F and 14 degrees F for medium to large breeds.

What temperature is too hot to walk a dog?

Just as frigid temperatures can harm your dog, the same rule applies to hot weather. If temperatures rise above 68ºF, it's easy for your dog can get overheated and dehydrated. When it's hot outside, consider exercising your dog indoors, shortening their walks, and/or buying booties to protect their paws from pavement. Even if it seems cool, remember that the hot sidewalk can hurt your dog's paws.

Why do dogs walk in circles?

If your dog is walking in circles before lying down, this is normal hereditary behavior. However, if your dog is walking in circles around an area without settling, it might be a sign of stress or anxiety. This likely means they’re not getting enough stimulation and need more (or longer) walks.

How do you walk two dogs at once?

First, if you're going to walk two dogs at once, the dogs must get along. Many dog walkers tackle walking two dogs at once. Using a dog leash coupler can help keep the dogs side by side while still having separate leashes and some freedom.

Why does my dog walk sideways?

Some dog breeds are more prone to walking sideways, also known as “crabbing.” In particular, dogs with long legs do this to avoid tripping. Border collies, spaniels, vizslas, pointers, and German shepherds are prone to sideways walking. Other causes might be hip dysplasia, vestibular disease, or an injury.

Why does my dog walk and poop?

There are two common reasons why dogs walk and poop. First, it’s a way for the dog to leave a strong scent behind. Walking puts added pressure on the anal scent glands, so a more potent smell is produced. Secondly, walking can help make passing their bowel movement easier. If your dog is backed up, walking helps them pass their poop.

Can dogs walk backwards?

Dogs can be trained to walk backwards. It looks quite cute when dogs do this, which is why some dog owners teach this trick. You can request that your dog walker practices walking backward with them. If your dog does this unprompted, though, it might be a sign of a health issue.

How soon can I walk my dog after neutering?

Usually, dogs should be allowed to rest with minimal activity the first 24-48 hours post-neutering. During this time, just take your dog out for their bathroom breaks. After that, you can start integrating short walks back into their routine. Your vet should provide you with clear guidelines for walking post-neutering.

How do I start a dog walking business?

You don’t necessarily need professional training in dog walking to start a dog walking business; although, it might help! After creating a website, you’ll need to build up a clientele roster. You can do this by offering introductory competitive rates as you wait to grow a reputation in your area.

How do I become a dog walker?

There are several ways you can become a dog walker:

  • Work for yourself by offering your services in your community.
  • Apply to a dog walking company for a part-time or full-time job.
  • Sign up for apps like Rover that let you pick up dog walking shifts whenever you want.

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