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Best Dog Walkers in Houston

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Houston 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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Houston, TX
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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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Houston, TX

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Houston, TX 77070

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4.5 (24)
Google
5.0 (17)

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Angel Pets of Houston is a family-owned and operated mobile dog walking company that is fully bonded and insured. Memberships include Pet Sitters International, Pet Sitters Association, Rover, and Dog Vacay. Employees provide dog walking, dog running, transporting, grooming, adventures, pet sitting, training, and overnight boarding. Specialty spa services are available using Burt’s Bees products for sensitive skin.

West University Place, TX 77005

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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (1)

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Houston Dog Walking Club is an insured and bonded dog walking service in West University Place. The company is a member of Pet Sitters Association, Pet Tech, and Pre-Health Academy and all staff members hold certifications in CPR and First Aid for pets. 30, 45, and 60-minute dog walks are available. Other services include pet sitting, overnight stays, vet visit, and pet taxi. All services come complete with a picture, daily report card, water/food refill, and waste cleanup.

Houston, TX 77227

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5.0 (17)
Yelp
5.0 (10)

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Kiki & Fetch is a bonded and insured dog walking company in Houston. The pet care specialists are Pet Tech CPR and First Aid Certified and have passed drug screening and criminal background testing. Services include walking sessions, jogging sessions, pet taxi, cat sitting, and in-home overnight pet sitting. The team has experience caring for both hyperactive and overweight dogs. Memberships and associations include Pet Sitters International Scout’s Honor Rescue, BARC Animal Shelter, and Houston SPCA.

Sugar Land, TX 77478

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5.0 (16)

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Awesome Pawz Pet Care LLC is a Sugar Land dog walking company that is fully bonded and insured. The Houston area business is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and is a three-time recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. Services include dog visits, dog walking, cat visits, pet taxi service, and overnight visits. Additional vacation services cover dog walking, feeding, play time, potty break, snacks, medication administration, mail retrieval, and plant watering.

Houston, TX 77008

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Yelp
4.5 (10)

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The Dog Walker is a Houston dog walking company that has been serving the community for more than ten years. The company is a member of and insured through Pet Sitters Associates. Services include dog walking, park visits, dog running, pet sitting, overnight sitting, dog bathing, and pet transporting for veterinarian and daycare appointments. The company adheres to environmental practices by using biodegradable waste bags and online, paperless billing.

Houston, TX 77098

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5.0 (5)

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Urban Pet Sitting is a dog walking company that serves clients throughout Houston. Services include a 30-minute walk, a 45-minute walk, 1-hour trip to the dog park, pet taxi, and pet sitting for 30 minutes to overnight. Clients rave about the company’s loving and caring attention to detail.

Houston, TX 77098

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Yelp
3.0 (15)

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Morningside Nannies is a Houston company that cares for both children and pets. The company is a member of Association of Premier Nanny Agencies and International Nanny Association. Home services include housekeeping, house sitting, dog walking, and pet sitting. All dog walkers on staff are well-referenced and screened.

Houston, TX 77255

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Google
5.0 (15)
Yelp
5.0 (1)

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Loving Care Pet Sitting is a bonded and insured Houston dog walking company that has been serving the community since 1999. Memberships include Pet Sitters International and National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. The experienced pet care specialist is vet trained to administer medications, including shots. Services include feed and water, playtime, dog walks, accident clean-up, and pet first aid and CPR.

Houston, TX 77006

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Yelp
5.0 (3)

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Houston Precious Pet Care is a bonded and insured dog walking company that has been serving the Houston Inner Loop since 2000. Services include weekday midday walks for dogs of all sizes, and vacation pet sitting for dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits, hamsters, and other small pets. The company prides itself on loving and individualized care.

Houston, TX 77077

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4.8 (36)
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4.5 (20)

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Houston’s Best Pet Sitters provides dog walking services throughout the Metro Area. The company is bonded and insured, veterinarian recommended, and a member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Professional United Pet Sitters. Staff members are American Red Cross Pet First Aid Certified. Services include pet sitting, dog walking, cat sitting, and in-room hotel visits. The company prides itself on green practices including using biodegradable waste bags, reusing, reducing, and recycling.

Houston, TX 77018

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5.0 (16)
Facebook
5.0 (1)

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PetPals is a Houston dog walking company that has been serving the community since 2007. The company is insured, bonded, Petsitting.com Prescreened and Approved, and Pet Tech CPR, First Aid & Care Trained and Certified. Services include dog walking, overnight stays, pet taxi, and pet sitting. The business is a member of Association of Pet Sitting Excellence.

Houston, TX 77055

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5.0 (1)

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Spring Branch Pet Patrol is a Houston dog walking service that has been serving the community for nearly two decades. The BBB Accredited Business provides in-house pet sitting, dog sitting, dog walking, cat sitting, medication administration, and mail and newspaper pickup. The skilled staff also care for birds and reptiles. Care is available on a one-time, weekly, monthly, and weekend basis.

Houston, TX 77057

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Yelp
5.0 (1)

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Doggie Walks Houston is a dog walking company that serves clients throughout the community. The skilled staff are certified in First Aid and CPR training for pets and have nearly a decade of dog walking, pet sitting, pet transporting, house sitting, and cat sitting experience. 15 and 30-minute walks, and 30 and 45-minute playtime at dog park options is available. First-time clients receive a ten percent discount.

Houston, TX 77069

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5.0 (5)
Facebook
5.0 (3)
Google
5.0 (2)

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Happier at Home is a professional dog walking company in Houston. The company has been serving the Northwest Houston area for nearly 20 years. 15 and 30 minutes single and regularly scheduled dog walks are available and come complete with text updates, route tracking, pictures and videos, and at-home pickup. Travel and vacation packages are also available and include rotating lights, bringing in packages and mail, watering plants, cleaning, and a pet visit three times daily.

Houston, TX 77030

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5.0 (4)
Facebook
5.0 (2)

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Houston Bark and Call serves pets throughout the community. The company owner has recently been appointed to the Houston BARC Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of Pet Sitters International. The bonded and insured company provides dog walking, overnight stays, pet transportation, and more. The team has experience caring for elderly pets and administering medication, including insulin.

Houston, TX 77006

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5.0 (17)
Yelp
5.0 (4)

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Mrs. Wooferton’s is a bonded and insured pet care company that serves residents throughout Houston. The company is an accredited member of Pet Sitters International. The business owner is a mother to four rescue dogs and guarantees clients responsive, kind, and trustworthy care. Services include 30-minute pet sitting, 30 and 45-minute dog walking, and overnight stays.

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.