Best Dog Walkers
in Austin

Why These Dog Walkers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Austin 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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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.

Ace Pet Care, LLC

Austin customers in need of dog walking or pet sitting help can receive those services from Ace Pet Care, LLC. The business, which was founded in 2006, is insured and bonded, and its staff members are certified to perform CPR and first aid for dogs and cats. Anne Lemke, the founder of Ace Pet Care, LLC, used to participate in the nonprofit organizations Newfoundland Club of America and Newfoundland Rescue.

Austin City PAws

Austin City Paws, based in Leander, is a company that walks dogs on behalf of busy or out-of-town pet owners. Clients residing in the greater Austin community can also receive in-home pet sitting and even private dog boarding services. In 2015, the Austin Award Program selected Austin City Paws to receive an Austin Award in its Pet Sitting Services category.

Austin Dog Butler

Austin Dog Butler, a Silicon Hills dog walking company, has been serving local families since 2012. The business is insured and bonded, and all staff members are certified in Pet First Aid and CPR.

Austin Dog Walker

Austin Dog Walker is a pet care business helping families in the Silicon Hills area. It is unusual among dog walkers in that its services include free pickup and drop-off services. The staff’s dog walkers have been certified by the American Red Cross to perform Pet First Aid and Pet CPR. They have also completed the Texas Department of Health Services’ Animal Control Officer course. Austin Dog Walker has been insured and bonded by Pet Sitters Associates, LLC.

Austin Dog Walking

Austin Dog Walking offers pet care services for dogs and cats in the city and its suburbs. Amanda Millison Kerr, who assumed ownership of the business in 1979, is a Certified Dog Walker, and she has lived in Travis County for more than 35 years. She is also certified to perform canine and feline first aid and CPR, and Pet Sitters International has designated her as a Certified Professional Pet Sitter. Austin Dog Walking is a member of Certified Professional Pet Sitters.

Austin, TX 78748


CapCity Pet Sitting

Will Chambers and Claire Dunn, two Austin-area animal lovers, are the founders and owners of local business CapCity Pet Sitting. Mr. Chambers and Ms. Dunn are licensed, bonded, and certified to perform first aid for canines and felines. They are members of Pet Sitters Associates LLC, PetSitUSA, and the Austin Pet Sitters Organization. CapCity Pet Sitting earns praise from pet owners for its willingness to schedule appointments on short notice.

Game Time Dog Services

Established in 2010, Game Time Dog Services is an Austin business that walks dogs from the city and the surrounding areas. The company, a member of the National Association of Pet Sitters, places a particular emphasis on canine fitness. It is an especially good choice for dogs who have physical or behavioral problems resulting from inactivity. Game Time Dog Services is insured and bonded, and it is a member of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.

Austin, TX 78703


Gusto Dogs

Gusto Dogs, a dog walking service, has been helping Austin-area customers since 2011. Kristen West, who founded the business, managed a dog walking business in Australia for two years before she moved to the U.S. Working alongside Ms. West are three dog walkers with extensive experience working with animals. Gusto Dogs is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, and its employees have been certified by the PetTech organization to perform small animal CPR and first aid.

Heads & Tails Pet Services

Heads & Tails Pet Services is an Austin pet care business that works with animals throughout the city and the surrounding areas. The locally owned, insured company can provide both pet sitting and dog walking services. Elderly or anxious pets whose owners are leaving town may benefit from Heads & Tails Pet Services’ overnight pet sitting option.

Austin, TX 78745


Hound for Hound

Matt Myers founded Hound for Hound, his Austin dog walking and sitting business, in 2010. Mr. Myers, who is CPR certified, is a member of Pet Sitters Associates, PetSitUSA, and the Austin Pet Sitters Organization. Hound for Hound’s selection of services also includes visiting animals who are alone at home and taxiing pets to the veterinarian or other appointments.

JenniFurrr's Austin Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

JenniFurrr's Austin Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, which was founded in Austin in 2008, gives pet sitting and dog walking services to families throughout the city as well as neighboring municipalities. The company, which has been certified by Pet Sitters International, is a member of the Austin Pet Sitters Organization and PetSitUSA.

Leander Pet Care

Leander Pet Care is an Austin dog walking and pet sitting business. The company, which is a bonded and insured member of Pet Sitters Associates, is owned and operated by Lauren Hollas. Ms. Hollas walks dogs, and she can also supervise pets while their owners are at work or on vacation. Clients appreciate Ms. Hollas' highly communicative approach to customer service. While sitting or walking, she keeps the animal’s family in the loop via text or phone.

Lone Star Leash Services

Lone Star Leash Services serves dog owners all over the Silicon Hills Metro area. Josh Margolis, who owns and operates the small business, is insured and bonded, and a member of Pet Sitters International.

Austin, TX 78723


Loving Pet Care

In addition to working with dogs and cats, Austin-based company Loving Pet Care provides pet sitting and feeding services to birds, fish, horses, sugar gliders, rabbits, and reptiles. The fully bonded and insured business is a member of the Austin Pet Sitters Organization, PetSitUSA, and Pet Sitters International. Former customers appreciate that Loving Pet Care keeps families updated with texts and pictures.

Austin, TX 78757



Pawstin is a dog walking service and pet taxi based in Austin that has helped pet owners in and around the city since opening in 2013. Pet owners may purchase the company’s services on a one-time or weekly basis, or they can pay for multiple walks per day during out-of-town trips.

The Pet Gal

The Pet Gal, located in Round Rock, delivers a selection of pet care services to people in the greater Austin community, including pet sitting, dog walking, and ranch sitting. The staff can even train and lead dogs who are going to participate in a wedding. Interested potential customers may want to read “Adventures in Pet Sitting,” the company’s blog about pet products and pet health matters, which also includes information about local dog parks, shelters, and events.

Round Rock, TX 78681


The Sporty Dog, Inc.

The Sporty Dog, Inc., is a pet sitting and dog walking service located in Austin, Texas. It's been around since 2008, and it's bonded, insured, certified, and prepared for emergencies. It offers structured walks, certified dog walking, pet taxi, pet wedding attendant, dog fitness adventures, pet taxi services, and pet care partnerships. It also provides in-home services, overnight services, and vacation services, as well as cat sitting and meet and greet sessions.

5801 Blythewood Dr
Austin, TX 78745


Wagg'nPurr Pet Sitters, LLC

Wagg'nPurr Pet Sitters, LLC, based in Round Rock since 2007, gives walking and pet sitting services to dog owners in the greater Austin community. Owner Joanna Ternus spent more than a decade working as an assistant at Great Oaks Animal Hospital. Wagg’nPurr Pet Sitters, LLC is fully bonded and insured, and it belongs to the Austin Pet Sitters Organization as well as the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence.

Round Rock, TX 78665


Westlake Pet Love

Lisa Poth began Westlake Pet Love as a branch of her company Austin Pet Love, focused on neighborhoods in the west Austin Metro. Ms. Poth and her employees provide pet sitting, house sitting, and dog walking service options, as well as pet boarding. Human clients of Westlake Pet Love appreciate the staff members’ compassionate attitude.

Whole Pets Austin

Whole Pets Austin, which Kim Pyle founded in 2009, is a dog walking and pet sitting service that operates in the Silicon Hills Metro area. Ms. Pyle has completed classes in basic dog obedience training and puppy training and is certified in first aid and CPR for pets. Additionally, she is a member of Pet Sitters International.

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