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Best Dog Walkers in Charleston

Our Recommended Top 10

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

Charleston, SC
  • 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.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5

Price: $10 off first booking!

Charleston, SC

Why choose this provider?

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Charleston, SC 29412

Why choose this provider?

Charleston Dog Walker is a professional, bonded and insured dog walking and pet sitting company serving Downtown Charleston, James Island, Folly Beach, and parts of Johns Island and West Ashley since 2010. Services include dog walking, pet sitting, hotel/campground pet visits, and pet transportation to the vet, groomers, or around town. Charleston Dog Walker also provides pet care during weddings including transportation, photo assistance, and pet sitting during the reception. Google reviews praise Charleston Dog Walker's obvious love of animals and quality care of clients' pets.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (78)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Website
Charleston, SC 29407

Why choose this provider?

PAWSitive Concierge is a licensed and insured pet sitting and dog walking company serving the Charleston area. Services include dog walking and running, drop-ins, pickup and dropoff, doggie daycare, and homestyle boarding. PAWSitive Concierge is pet CPR certified and offers flexibility, dependability, professionalism, and peach of mind.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Why choose this provider?

Who Walks Your Dog is a premier dog walking service and pet care provider in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, and Sullivan's Island. Services include daily dog walks, trail hikes, pet care visits and feedings, off-leash dog walking adventures, kitty playtime, and "not-quite-overnight" pet sitting options. Who Walks Your Dog also provides pet taxi services and administers medications. Reviewers rave about Who Walks Your Dog's nurturing approach and ability to effectively care for all types of pets.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (13)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)

Website
Charleston, SC 29412

Why choose this provider?

Premier Dog Walking & Pet Care is a professional, bonded, and insured pet care company in Charleston. Services include daily dog walking and pet sitting. Premier Dog Walking & Pet Care also offers special services such as pet taxi and care for fish, birds, hamsters, etc. Premier Dog Walking & Pet Care's top priority is providing the love and attention that clients' pets need.

Website
Charleston, SC 29412

Why choose this provider?

Leash Up is a bonded and insured Charleston dog walker and pet sitter. Services include dog walks, potty breaks, bathing, overnight care, daily visits, and adventures at the James Island Dog Park. Leash Up testimonials' frequently note how Leash Up provides quality, loving care for pets.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (8)
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Charleston, SC 29401

Why choose this provider?

The Charleston Dog Walking Company is a licensed, bonded, and insured dog care company in business since 2010. Services include potty breaks, dog walking, pet drop-ins, in-home dog sitting, and dog taxi. The Charleston Dog Walking Company also offers "Field Trips with Friends," which include group excursions to the beach and dog parks. Charleston Dog Walking Company specializes in customer service, trust, and individual attention.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Charleston, SC 29407

Why choose this provider?

Since 2013, Christy's Pet Care has been providing friendly, reliable, and professional pet sitting and dog walking services in Downtown Charleston and West Ashley. Services include daily dog walks, playtime, and trips to the dog park. Christy's Pet Care also offers daily visits or overnight sitting, administration of medications, grooming, and transportation to the vet or groomers. Clients highly praise Christy's Pet Care.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (3)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Charleston, SC 29401

Why choose this provider?

DogStar Dog Running & Pet Care is a dog running, dog walking, and professional pet sitting company serving the Charleston area from Mount Pleasant to West Ashley and James Island. DogStar is open 365 days a year, insured, bonded, and holds certifications in both Pet CPR and First Aid. DogStar specializes in daily runs with a trained runner and also offers dog walking, pet sitting, and puppy care. Past clients highly rate DogStar's overall professionalism, communication, and follow-up.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (100)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (16)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (12)

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.