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Best Dog Walkers in Seattle

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Seattle 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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Seattle, WA
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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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Seattle, WA

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Seattle, WA 98109

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4.5 (28)
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5.0 (4)

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Belltown Dog Walker VIP Pet Services has been serving the Seattle area since 2009. The company provides walk and potty break services, and can usually walk dogs on last-minute notice. The business also conducts cat sitting, overnight visits, and in-home pet sitting. Before being hired, the staff goes through background checks and extensive training. Pet owners have praised the company for its well-managed, professional service.

Seattle, WA 98136

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5.0 (106)

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Serving the West Seattle, Washington, area, Close To Home Pet Services, LLC, is a dog walking and pet sitting company that is locally owned and operated. All of the pet care staff members are insured and bonded. The services it offers clients includes 30-, 45-, or 60-minute dog walks, 30-minute dog runs for energetic canines, and varying time lengths for dog or cat visits to feed, provide potty breaks, or give human companion time.

Edmonds, WA 98020

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4.5 (18)
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4.3 (5)

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Sarah's Pet Care has been serving the Seattle area since 2003. The company's dog walking services include group off-leash park trips, long group or solo park trips, and daily dog walking. The business also provides overnight house and pet sitting and pet taxi services. Pet owners have praised the company for its professional team.

Seattle, WA 98112

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5.0 (5)

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PugetPets is Seattle's oldest dog walking company owned by a certified veterinary technician. The business walks dogs, pet sits overnight, checks in on pets, and makes puppy care visits. The company also provides pet taxi services. The staff go through thorough background checks and are tested with animals before being hired. Pet owners have praised PugetPets for its reliable, caring, and professional staff.

Seattle, WA 98199

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4.5 (7)
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5.0 (1)

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Hazel's Dog Walking has been serving the Seattle area for more than five years. The licensed, bonded, and insured business walks dogs, sets up off-leash group play, and provides stop-in and overnight pet sitting. The company's park play option brings dogs to local parks with off-leash areas such as Golden Gardens or Discovery Park. The dog walkers are Pet First Aid Certified by the American Red Cross. Clients have praised Hazel's Dog Walking for its patient, loving, and professional staff.

Seattle, WA 98102

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5.0 (63)

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Cosmic Home & Pet has been serving the Seattle area with dog walking services since 1998. The business aims to build long-term relationships with its clients and their pets through reliable service. The company's services include dog walking, pet check-ins, dog training, overnight dog and cat sitting, and dog training. Cosmic Home & Pet's staff includes a certified dog trainer, and the business won The Evening Best of Western Washington Award from Western Washington Toyota Dealers.

Seattle, WA 98103

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5.0 (8)

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Bones, Hugs, and Harmony Pet Care is a Seattle-based dog walking and pet sitting business that has served the Emerald City since 2016. It focuses on positive reinforcement for each client it interacts with and will only use these methods while a dog is in the business' care. It offers overnight pet sitting, neighborhood walks, and in-home visits and is fully insured, as well as certified in both pet CPR and first aid.

Seattle, WA 98117

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5.0 (14)

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Pets Dig Me Pet Care has been serving the Seattle area since 2001. The business' dog walking options include small dog pack nature exploration, small dog pack urban walking, and off-leash dog park play. The licensed, bonded, and insured company also provides cat sitting services. The owner of the company volunteers for animal welfare organizations such as Seattle Animal Shelter and The Doney Clinic for Pets.

Seattle, WA 98103

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Yelp
5.0 (54)

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Strut the Pup has been serving the Seattle area since 2009. The company walks dogs, takes dogs on local park visits, provides overnight pet care, cares for puppies, trains dogs, and provides pet taxi services. The business also makes home veterinary visits. Strut the Pup employees are American Red Cross Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR, and the business partners with the Seattle Humane Society. Pet owners have praised the staff for their above-and-beyond care.

Seattle, WA 98115

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4.5 (126)

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Nitro K-9 has been serving the Seattle area since 1994. The business provides dog walking and pet sitting services and specializes in European dog training programs. The company is insured by the Business Insurers of the Carolinas and is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Nitro K-9 is Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ rating. Clients have left positive feedback for the company's friendly owner and effective training.

Seattle, WA 98105

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5.0 (39)
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4.8 (19)
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4.7 (15)

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University Canine Learning Academy provides dog walking, puppy and small dog play groups, and small dog and puppy daycare. The Seattle business also trains dogs through private training or group workshops and runs a four-day dog walking workshop for those who want to become professional dog walkers. The company is a DogTech Certified Dog Walker and is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Seattle, WA 98117

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5.0 (21)
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4.9 (10)

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The owner of Dog's Day Out is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and has worked as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. The Seattle dog walking company provides regular dog walking services that include leash training techniques. The business also hosts doggie daycare.

Seattle, WA 98103

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4.7 (27)

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Jacki's Waggin Tails Pet Care is a licensed and insured Seattle dog walking company. The business provides off-leash group adventures to local parks, cat visits, puppy care, doggie daycare, leash walks, and in-home overnight care. The company also has a boarding facility for pet owners away on vacation. Clients have praised Jacki's Waggin Tails Pet Care for its organized and flexible owner whom pets love.

Seattle, WA 98122

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4.5 (12)
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5.0 (5)

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Zen Dog Walking is a Seattle dog walking and pet sitting company with flexible scheduling. The licensed and insured business also cares for pets overnight and provides dog playtime. All of the company's dog walkers are certified in Pet First Aid and CPR by the American Health and Safety Institute. Pet owners have praised Zen Dog Walking for its caring, reliable staff that dogs are comfortable around.

Seattle, WA 98105

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5.0 (12)
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4.5 (7)
Google
5.0 (2)

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Grateful Dog is a licensed, bonded, and insured Seattle dog walking business. The company also provides pet sitting, overnight care, pet taxi services, and free initial meet and greets. The owner is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR by the American Safety & Health Institute and is a member of Pet Sitters Associates. Pet owners have praised Grateful Dog for its reliable and conscientious owner who provides above-and-beyond care.

Seattle, WA 98122

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5.0 (23)
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4.2 (3)

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Jake N Friends Pet Services provides dog walking, home visits, and off-leash play. The bonded, licensed, and insured Seattle dog walking company also pet sits cats and hosts dogs at doggie daycare. The founder of the business is a DogTech Certified Dog Walker and is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. Jake N Friends Pet Services is a member of Georgia Peaches, a Seattle-based rescue for dogs in Georgia. Clients have praised the company for its caring, responsible, and trustworthy dog walker.

Seattle, WA 98175

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4.0 (1)

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Animals Reign is a Seattle dog walking company that has served the area since 2001. The business also provides pet sitting services, including drop-by services, house sitting, and pet boarding. The insured and bonded company hosts pet First Aid and CPR and Pet Industry Consulting classes. The owner will also work with pet owners to better understand their pets' communication. Animals Reign is a member of the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence and The Animal Rescue Site.

Seattle, WA 98103

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5.0 (34)

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SNIFF Seattle Dog Walkers is an insured, bonded, and licensed dog walking company. The business provides private dog walks, puppy care, and overnight dog sitting. SNIFF Seattle Dog Walkers won Best Dog Walker six years in a row from Best of Western Washington and KING 5 TV. Pet owners have left positive feedback for the company's friendly dog walkers who are great with animals and provide reliable care.

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.