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Best Dog Walkers in Austin

Our Recommended Top 15

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

Austin, TX
  • 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.

Reputation:

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4.5

Price: $10 off first booking!

Austin, TX

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Dog Walker in Austin? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

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5.0
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Website
Austin, TX 78703

Why choose this provider?

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. Game Time Dog Services is insured and bonded, a member of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, and is known as a local and reliable source for dog walkers in Austin.

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 (30)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (18)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (3)

Website
5801 Blythewood Dr, Austin, TX 78745

Why choose this provider?

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.

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.
4.7
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (18)

Website
Austin, TX 78702

Why choose this provider?

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.

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 (20)

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
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Website
Austin, TX 78722

Why choose this provider?

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.

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.
4.8
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (16)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (12)
Google
5.0 / 5 (10)

Website
Leander, TX 78641

Why choose this provider?

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.

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 (15)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Austin, TX 78745

Why choose this provider?

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.

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 (30)

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
Austin, TX 78757

Why choose this provider?

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.

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.
4.8
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (109)
Google
4.5 / 5 (22)

Website
Round Rock, TX 78665

Why choose this provider?

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.

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.
4.7
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (16)
Google
5.0 / 5 (14)

Website
Round Rock, TX 78681

Why choose this provider?

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.

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 (38)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Austin, TX 78703

Why choose this provider?

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.

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 (7)
Google
5.0 / 5 (3)

Website
Austin, TX 78766

Why choose this provider?

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.

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 (32)
Google
5.0 / 5 (20)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (11)

Website
Austin, TX 78723

Why choose this provider?

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.

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 (20)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (8)
Google
5.0 / 5 (5)

Website
Austin, TX 78745

Why choose this provider?

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.

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 (18)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

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.
3.8
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
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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.