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Best Dog Walkers in Salt Lake City

Our Recommended Top 11

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Salt Lake City 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

Salt Lake City, UT
  • 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:

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4.5

Price: $10 off first booking!

Salt Lake City, UT

Why choose this provider?

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Website
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Why choose this provider?

Train Walk Poop is a licensed, bonded, and insured training, dog daycare, and boarding facility in South Salt Lake. The business is a member of Pet Sitters Associates and the International Association of Canine Professionals. Train Walk Poop offers both one-on-one training classes and boot camps for puppies, adolescent, and adult dogs. After all dog walks, owners automatically receive a GPS-tracked record of their pet’s walk along with any notes from the dog walker. Train Walk Poop also offers grooming services including ear cleaning, gland expression, nail trimming, and de-shedding treatments ranging from $40 to $60 depending on the size of the dog.

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
Google
4.8 / 5 (102)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (40)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (17)

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
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Website
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Why choose this provider?

Barley’s Canine Recreation Center is truly a spa day care experience for dogs with its indoor pool designed specifically for dogs, dog acupuncture, chiropractic care, and massage services. The center offers drop-in and package rates for swimming sessions. Barley’s Canine Recreation Center kept senior pets in mind during the facility's design process by installing soft, recycled rubber flooring throughout the day care area and building ramps in any and all places where stairs could have gone. The business also offers training classes, dog walking, dog washing, and in-home dog sitting services.

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
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (31)

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
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Website
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Why choose this provider?

Auggie’s Doggie Adventures offers dog walking and hiking for breeds that require more exercise and physical activity than the busy lifestyles of their owners allow. During playtime, dogs will learn basic commands like “sit,” “stay,” “come,” and “heal,” and if they already know or become familiar with these commands, they will not be required to wear a leash during walks and hikes. Auggie’s Doggie Adventures also offers cage-free boarding and in-home dog sitting services.

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 (4)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Why choose this provider?

SLC Dogwalker in Salt Lake City is licensed, bonded, and insured and has over 14 years of experience in pet care. The business offers individual and group walks and hikes, pet care visits, dog sitting services. Dog sitters can either visit the home two to three times per day to feed, water, and walk pets, or stay with the pet in the owner’s home overnight. Sitters are also happy to bring in mail and water plants. SLC Dogwalker has prices and other information listed on its website.

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
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (9)

Website
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Why choose this provider?

Merry Pets is a business in Salt Lake City that offers services such as dog walking, dog hiking, grooming, dog sitting, and dog transport to veterinary and grooming appointments, and more. Grooming services that Merry Pets offers include nail trimming, bathing, and brushing at either the client’s home or a nearby dog washing facility. The company’s website has rates listed for all services. Pick-up and drop-off are often included in service prices.

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.
4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (57)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (16)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (13)

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
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Why choose this provider?

Mixed Company Dog Walking & Pet Sitting offers playtime, off-leash hikes, dog park visits, and pet taxi services. In addition to daycare and transportation services, the business offers pet sitting and overnight stays for when owners go out of town and can’t take their furry friend with them. Mixed Company Dog Walking & Pet Sitting trims nails and gives baths and offers discounts for families with multiple dogs. The business is happy to provide owners with visit reports informing them of the day’s activities and any behavioral notes or observations regarding their pet. One client said, "Sara is an exceptional find! Our hyperactive border collie, Shula, did NOT like strangers coming into the house, but Sara won her over in no time at all. We have noticed a huge difference in Shula's behavior with houseguests since Sara has been walking the dogs twice a week. She used to pace and growl the entire time someone came to visit. Now she brings them a ball, plops her head in their lap, and waits expectantly to play! Sara is patient, gentle, caring, and responsible.”

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)
Google
5.0 / 5 (9)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)

Website
Salt Lake City, UT 84020

Why choose this provider?

Don’t Leave Me This Way is a pet sitting service in Salt Lake City is a member of the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence and is bonded and insured through Pet Sitters Associates. The business offers dog walking and pet sitting services. Don’t Leave Me This Way prioritizes an animal’s comfort by offering pet sitting services within the owner’s home. A pet sitter can either stay overnight with the pet or can drop by throughout the day for walks and feedings, so pets don’t have to go to a kennel or otherwise traditional boarding facility. Don’t Leave Me This Way also helps sheltered dogs find new homes and can help locate lost pets by communicating with local shelters and rescue organizations.

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.
1.0
Yelp
1.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Midvale, UT 84047

Why choose this provider?

Happy Paws Pet Sitting Plus is a business in Midvale that offers in-home pet sitting at per-visit pricing for cats, dogs, and other pets. Happy Paws Pet Sitting also offers private dog walks through the pet’s home neighborhood. The company is bonded and insured and has over a decade of experience in 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.
4.8
Google
4.7 / 5 (19)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (12)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

Website
Murray, UT 84121

Why choose this provider?

Doggy’s Big Day is a dog walking and pet sitting in Murray that also offers pet taxi services. Individual and group walks are available with pickup and drop-off services included. The sitters at Doggy’s Big Day can either care for pets from within the owner’s home by visiting once or multiple times per day or even staying overnight. On occasion, sitters can take pets into their own homes if space is available. The business’s website contains profiles of all dog walkers and sitters that include their personal story about their love for animals.

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.
4.9
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (16)
Google
4.8 / 5 (12)

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.