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Rover

Austin, TX

Business Description

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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Austin Dog Butler

Austin, TX 78766
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Business Description

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.

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5.0 / 5 (32)
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5.0 / 5 (20)
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5.0 / 5 (11)
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Austin Dog Walker

Austin, TX 78703
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Business Description

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.

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5.0 / 5 (7)
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5.0 / 5 (3)
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CapCity Pet Sitting

Austin, TX 78745
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Business Description

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.

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Game Time Dog Services

Austin, TX 78703
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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.

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5.0 / 5 (30)
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5.0 / 5 (18)
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5.0 / 5 (3)
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Heads & Tails Pet Services

Austin, TX 78745
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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.

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5.0
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Hound for Hound

Austin, TX 78702
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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.

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JenniFurrr's Austin Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

Austin, TX 78745
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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.

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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Leander Pet Care

Leander, TX 78641
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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.

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5.0 / 5 (15)
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5.0 / 5 (1)
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Lone Star Leash Services

Austin, TX 78723
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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.

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5.0
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Loving Pet Care

Austin, TX 78757
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Business Description

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.

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4.9
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4.5 / 5 (22)
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Pawstin

Austin, TX 78722
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Business Description

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.

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4.8
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5.0 / 5 (16)
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4.5 / 5 (12)
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5.0 / 5 (10)
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The Pet Gal

Round Rock, TX 78681
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Business Description

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.

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5.0 / 5 (38)
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5.0 / 5 (2)
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The Sporty Dog, Inc.

5801 Blythewood Dr, Austin, TX 78745
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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.

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4.5
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Wagg'nPurr Pet Sitters, LLC

Round Rock, TX 78665
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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.

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4.7
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4.5 / 5 (16)
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5.0 / 5 (14)
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Westlake Pet Love

Austin, TX 78733
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Business Description

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a dog walker?

There are several ways you can become a dog walker:

  • Work for yourself by offering your services in your community.
  • Apply to a dog walking company for a part-time or full-time job.
  • Sign up for apps like Rover that let you pick up dog walking shifts whenever you want.

How do I start a dog walking business?

You don’t necessarily need professional training in dog walking to start a dog walking business; although, it might help! After creating a website, you’ll need to build up a clientele roster. You can do this by offering introductory competitive rates as you wait to grow a reputation in your area.

How soon can I walk my dog after neutering?

Usually, dogs should be allowed to rest with minimal activity the first 24-48 hours post-neutering. During this time, just take your dog out for their bathroom breaks. After that, you can start integrating short walks back into their routine. Your vet should provide you with clear guidelines for walking post-neutering.

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