Laurels
Best Dog Walkers
in Portland
2016

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 Portland, OR.

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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 PDX

Bark PDX is licensed, bonded, and insured and provides dog walking and pet sitting in northwest and southwest Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Aloha, and Tigard. Options include 30-minute visits, which feature walks, plus overnight, vacation, and extended stay sitting.  Pet transport and early, late, and holiday visits are available.

Beaverton, OR(503) 259-2275

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Dog Gone Walking

Dog Gone Walking is a licensed and insured animal care provider that caters to clients in the Tigard, Beaverton, Tualatin, and Lake Oswego areas of Portland. Services include 15-minute bathroom breaks, 30-, 45-, or 60-minute walks; administering of medications; and pet sitting. Dog Gone uses barcode technology to alert pet owners that the walker or sitter has arrived at or left their homes. The business also uses GPS to so that dog owners can track the route and distance of their dogs’ walks.

Portland, OR(888) 684-2853

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Dog Star Walkers Portland

Dog Star Walkers Portland is a licensed, bonded, and insured dog walking company that was founded in 2009 and caters to clients in Southeast, Northeast, and parts of North Portland. Services include 15-minute bathroom breaks, 30- and 60-minute dog walks, weekend and evening walks, transportation for pets, and overnight pet sitting. Dog Star also can care for pets that aren’t canines or felines.

Portland, OR(503) 381-0273

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Doggy Business Dog Training

Doggy Business Dog Training is locally owned and operated by certified pet dog trainers Doug Duncan and Meredith Wilson. Duncan is also a certified behavior consultant. Services include private and group training, dog walking, play groups, and pet sitting.

Portland, OR(503) 327-8877

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Furry Frenzy Dog Walking and Pet Care

Furry Frenzy Dog Walking and Pet Care is a licensed and bonded dog walking and pet sitting company that serves dogs, cats, and other pets in Portland and Beaverton. The business, which started in 2011, can provide 30- and 45-minute walks, potty breaks, 20- to 30-minute home visits, and overnight stays. All visits can include mid-visit communication with the pet owner via texts or emails.

Portland, OR(971) 373-3402

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Happy Valley Pet Services

Happy Valley Pet Services is an insured and bonded pet sitting and dog walking business that caters to clients in Southeast Portland and Happy Valley, Clackamas, Damascus, Boring, and Sandy. Pet and house sitting services and dog walks are available in 15-, 30-, 45-, or 60-minute sessions. Sitting services also are available for pets who have special needs, for overnights, and on holidays. Additional services include poop scooping and horse sitting.

Happy Valley, OR(503) 278-4249

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Hot Diggity! Dog Walking and Pet Sitting

Hot Diggity! Dog Walking and Pet Sitting was founded in 2000, making it one of the most well-established pet care companies in the Portland area (in addition to their Seattle and Vancouver, WA locations). Services include dog walking, dog running, pet visits, overnight pet sitting, pet taxi, and errands. Hot Diggity! is licensed, bonded, and insured, and can care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, ferrets, hamsters, pigs, horses, rabbits, reptiles, and other animals. Established clients are guaranteed service if service is requested at least 72 hours in advance.

Portland, OR(503) 887-0086

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Petlandia Pet Care

Petlandia Pet Care is a licensed and insured dog walking, pet sitting, and dog training business that serves metro Portland and its surrounding areas. Its staff is available 365 days a year to provide 30- and 60-minute walks for dogs, which include training. Other services include 30- and 60-minute in-home visits, day training, board and training, in-home daycare, and puppy parenting classes.

Portland, OR(503) 512-0738

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PJ's Pups

PJ’s Pups is an insured dog walking and pet sitting service that caters to clients in the Portland metro area. Its owner has walked dogs professionally since 2009. Options include 30-, 45-, and 60-minute dog visits, which feature a walk, attention, and playtime. PJ’s also can provide pet sitting, emergency pet visits for owners who can’t get home, and a taxi service for pets who need rides.

Portland, OR(503) 893-2415

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Platinum Leash, LLC

Platinum Leash, LLC is a boutique pet service business based in Portland. Its team has catered to pet owners since 2011. Services include walks, training, and pet sitting. Walks range from 30 to 60 minutes. Runners are available to take dogs on 30- to 60-minute runs. The company also provides training and obedience classes, plus 45-minute visit and overnight pet sitting. Additional services include excursions, play dates, pack hikes, and basic grooming.

Portland, OR(503) 967-2295

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Plucky Puppy

Plucky Puppy’s certified dog trainers train dogs in Portland and its surrounding suburb. The business provides dog walking and sitting services to clients in Portland and the San Francisco Bay Area, including Berkeley, Oakland, and Emeryville. Training options include group, one-on-one, day training, and board and train. Walks are available in 30-, 45-, and 60-minute sessions. There are 30- and 60-minute visits and overnight pet sitting. Plucky also can provide boarding and daycare.

Portland, OR(503) 719-7973

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Portland Mutt Strut, LLC

Portland Mutt Strut, LLC is a licensed, insured, and bonded Northeast Portland dog walking and pet sitting service. Portland Mutt Strut has operated locally since 2009, and Spot Magazine voted it “#1 Pet Sitter” in 2015, 2013, 2012, and 2011.  Its Animal Care Companions primarily work with all breeds of dogs and cats. There are 15-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute visits available for dogs, plus an option for longer stays. Cats can receive one to two 15-minute visits per day. Overnight, weekend, and vacation stays are available.

Portland, OR(503) 335-9889

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Pounce Play and Stay

Pounce Play and Stay provides dog walking and cat sitting services to clients in or near northeast or northwest Portland. Services include 40-minute walks for dogs, in-home pet care, and transportation for felines to and from Pounce's 20-suite cat hotel, where day boarding and overnight care is available.

Portland, OR(503) 756-1273

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Ruff Life Portland Pet Care

Ruff Life Portland Pet Care provides dog walking and pet sitting to patrons in Portland who are north to Columbia Blvd., east to I-205, south to Flavel Road, and West to I-5. Services include 15-, 30-, and 45-minute visits with the option to add more time. Vacation visits, overnight stays, off-leash outings, and pet taxi and errand running services are available. Ruff Life will sit for dogs, cats and other animals, including rodents, fish, amphibians, reptiles, crustaceans, and birds.

Portland, OR(503) 517-0638

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Ruff Mutts

Ruff Mutts provides dog walking, training, and pet sitting services to clients in Portland. The business’s owner-operator is Pet First Aid and CPR certified, a graduate of the Dog Trainer Prep School at the Oregon Humane Society, a Whole Dog Academy board member, and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Services include 15-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute walks; three-hour trips to the dog park; 15- and 30-minute visits to felines and other pets who are home alone; overnight and vacation visit pet sitting; and dog training.

Portland, OR(503) 957-7016

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Six Legs PDX

Six Legs PDX is insured and provides dog walking and pet sitting in the Kenton, Piedmont, Overlook, Boise, and Arbor Lodge neighborhoods of Portland. Services include 15-, 30-, and 60-minute walks. Six Legs also can provide cat visits, which include feeding, scooping litter, administering meds, and picking up the owner’s mail. Pet sitting is available in the sitter’s home.

Portland, OR(971) 227-6386

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Southwest Pet Sitters

Southwest Pet Sitters is owned and operated by Melissa Duford, who has worked in the animal welfare industry for more than a decade and is a certified animal welfare administrator. She has degrees in equine and animal science. The business, which is insured, offers dog and cat sitting plus mid-day walks for dogs.

Portland, OR(503) 705-2585

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Tina the Dog Walker

Tina the Dog Walker is a bonded and insured dog walking and pet sitting business that serves clients in and near southwest Portland, Multnomah Village, Raleigh Hills, Montclair, Burlingame, Maplewood, Hillsdale, Raleigh West, and Garden Home. Its owner/operator has more than 20 years of professional animal grooming and caregiving experience and is an Accredited Professional Pet Sitter by Pet Sitter Associates and is certified in First Aid for Dogs and Cats by the Red Cross. Dog walks and pet sitting is available in 15-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute sessions.

Portland, OR(503) 597-8834

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Town & Country Pet Sitting

Town & Country Pet Sitting provides licensed, bonded, and insured Portland dog walking, pet sitting, and house sitting services in Southwest, Northwest, and close-in East Portland. Pet visits can include meals, walks, litter box scooping, and waste disposal. House visits are intended to make homes look lived in whose owners are on vacation. Dog walks last at least 30 minutes. Fifteen- to 20-minute bathroom breaks are available for pets whose owners are out all day.

Portland, OR(503) 292-2546

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Wild at Heart Professional Dog Walking

Wild at Heart Professional Dog Walking’s founder has more than 10 years of experience working in animal welfare. The business provides 15-minute potty breaks, 30-minute walks or runs, and overnight pet-sitting in the pet’s or sitter’s home. Vacation care is available for cats. Wild at Heart donates a portion of its earnings to local animal shelters.

Portland, OR(619) 787-0209

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