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Portland, OR
  • Pets Services
  • Dog Walking

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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Portland, OR

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Portland, OR 97213

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (16)

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Portland, OR 97211

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (7)
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5.0 / 5 (6)

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Portland, OR 97225

Why choose this provider?

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.

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4.8
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5.0 / 5 (13)
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4.5 / 5 (6)

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Portland, OR 97223

Why choose this provider?

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.

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Portland, OR 97232

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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.

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4.5
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4.5 / 5 (122)
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5.0 / 5 (6)

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Portland, OR 97206

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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.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Portland, OR 97211

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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.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (32)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Portland, OR 97280

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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.

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5.0 / 5 (13)

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Portland, OR 97212

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0 / 5 (21)
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5.0 / 5 (16)

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Portland, OR 97218

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (16)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Beaverton, OR 97008

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Portland, OR 97219

Why choose this provider?

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.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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.