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Best Dog Walkers in Philadelphia

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Philadelphia 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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Rover

Philadelphia, PA
  • 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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Philadelphia, PA

Why choose this provider?

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Website
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Why choose this provider?

PupTales aims to create a pet sitting service where pet owners feel safe leaving their pets at home. The business offers daily walks from 30 to 45 minutes, including in the evening. The company also cat sits and provides pickup service, and leaves report cards after every visit. Pet owners have praised the business for its reliable, flexible, and easygoing staff.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (12)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Why choose this provider?

The owner of Queenie's Pets, LLC has been working with animals her whole life. Founded in 2006, the business walks dogs in solo or group walks. The company also brings dogs on hikes and playdates, cares for puppies, and takes care of disabled or aging dogs. The business won the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2013 and is a member of Pet Sitters International, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, and the PP Guild.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (13)

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Website
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Why choose this provider?

Walkies provides dog walking services in Philadelphia, as well as house sitting and pet sitting services. The business provides weekly midday walks, walks up to four times a day, evening walks, last-minute pet sitting, dog running, and dog walking for pet owners staying in a hotel. The company also administers medication, waters plants, picks up dog food, and provides daycare drop-off and pick-up services. The dog walkers are certified in Pet First Aid and are members of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (26)

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Website
Philadelphia, PA 19150

Why choose this provider?

The owner of MJS Pet Sitting has more than 15 years of experience in the pet care industry. The Philadelphia company is accredited by Pet Sitters International. The business walks dogs daily, administers medications, shuttles pets to the vet, pet sits overnight, brings in the mail and waters plants, and provides other pet care services. Pet owners have praised MJS Pet Sitting for its responsible, flexible, and caring dog walker.

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4.9
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (13)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (1)

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Website
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Why choose this provider?

For Paws Philly provides pet sitting services in the owners' home as well as dog walking services. The pet sitters give detailed accounts of their time with the pets. The insured company is a member of Pet Sitters International. Pet owners have given positive feedback for the business' dependable, fun, and trustworthy staff.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (26)

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Website
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Why choose this provider?

The Pet Nanny has been serving the Philadelphia area since 2001. The business takes dogs on short or long walks on weekends or weekdays and sets up dog playgroups. The company also cares for cats, hamsters, gerbils, birds, bunnies, fish, and reptiles, and cares for pets while their owners are away. The Pet Nanny donates a portion of its proceeds to pet care organizations that feed pets, care for pets, neuter cats and dogs, and place pets in homes.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (23)

Website
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Why choose this provider?

Walk It Like A Dog has been serving the Philadelphia area since 2009. The bonded and insured business walks dogs for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or an hour, and gives detailed reports after each walk. The company also cat sits and cares for pets overnight. Walk It Like A Dog's pet nutrition boutique sells high-quality pet foods, gourmet treats, toys, health supplements, leashes, and accessories. Pet owners have praised the business for its reliable, trustworthy, and professional staff.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (31)

Website
Philadelphia, PA 19149

Why choose this provider?

Madeline's Paws & Claws Pet Sitting has been serving Philadelphia pet owners since 2003. The bonded and insured company walks and plays with dogs and takes care of cats, birds, small animals, and fish. The employees are trained to administer medication. The company is a member of the National Association of Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters International.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Website
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Why choose this provider?

Shawe's Paws provides free nail clipping, food pickup, and basic training with its dog walks. The company is available to walk dogs any hour of the day, seven days a week. The business also pet sits while pet owners are out of town, which includes feeding, water filling, poop scooping, plant watering, and mail pick up. The company is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (9)

Website
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Why choose this provider?

TOP TAILS Dog Walking & Pet Sitting has been serving the Philadelphia area since 2005. The dog walking business walks and socializes dogs from 15 minutes to 60 minutes per session, depending on the needs of the dog. The company also cares for puppies, offers vacation pet sitting, and provides emergency pet care. The licensed business is a member of Pet Sitters International, the National Association of Pet Sitters, and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

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4.7
Facebook
4.3 / 5 (1)

Website
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Why choose this provider?

Philly Pet Care is a family-owned dog walking business founded in 2006. The company walks dogs weekly, puppy sits, and pet sits. The business is a member of the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence, Pet Sitters International, Professional United Pet Sitters, Pet Sitters Associates, and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Pet owners have praised Philly Pet Care for its flexible and accommodating staff.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (15)

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5.0
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Website
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Why choose this provider?

Z Dog Walkers, LLC walks dogs, holds a dog daycare, visits cats, and cares for pets overnight. The insured and bonded dog walking staff are certified in American Red Cross Pet First Aid and are members of Pet Sitters International. Pet owners have praised Z Dog Walkers for its quality customer service and kind staff.

Reputation:

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4.7
Google
4.4 / 5 (45)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (40)

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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.