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How Much Does a Dog Walker Cost?

 
average costMedium: $15-$27 per walkhigh costHigh: $30+ per run
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Dog walking service usually involves giving the walker a key to your home, so he or she can pick up the dog while you are at work or on a trip. Dog walkers sometimes bring in mail or water plants as well.

Typical costs:

  • A 15- to 20-minute walk usually costs between $15 and $17 for one dog.
  • A 30- to 40-minute walk usually costs between $18 and $22 for one dog.
  • And a 40-minute to an hour-long walk usually costs between $22 and $27 for one dog.
  • Most dog walking services do not price by breed, just by number of dogs. As many as three more dogs from the same household, or neighboring homes, can usually be added for about $10 or half price each.
Related articles: Dog Daycare, Dog Kennel, Dog Training, Owning a Dog

What should be included:
  • Some dog walkers will spend extra time playing with the dog in the home or back yard and will feed and water the dog.
Additional costs:
  • Some dog walkers charge an extra fee of $5 or more for very early morning and evening walks.
  • For very high energy dogs, a dog running service might be a better bet. This service is available only in certain cities, but seems to be catching on. Happy Puppies Running is a service in the San Francisco area, Running Paws[1] is in New York and Running the Pack[2] is in Boston. Cost ranges from $30 for one 30-minute group run to $200 per week for five 45-minute runs. Running Paws provides information on exercise requirements for high-energy breeds[3] .
Discounts:
  • Hiring a non-professional to provide dog walking can be much cheaper, but it is important to use caution. Possible ways to find a non-professional dog walker include putting up fliers, asking neighbors and putting a classified ad in the newspaper or on Craigslist.com[4] .
Shopping for a dog walker:
  • Find a good dog-walking service by contacting your veterinarian, groomer or local humane organization. Or, do search for your city at FindADogWalker.com[5] .
  • PetSitUSA[6] provides a checklist of questions to ask a dog walker.
  • Most dog walking and running services require a get-to-know-you meeting with a dog. Some companies also require that the owner sign a form stating that the dog has no history of aggression.
  • Dog walkers usually require that dogs in their care be up-to-date on vaccinations and on a flea preventative. PetSitUSA[7] has answers about dog walkers.
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Daya and Eve dog walking service❤️
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: Dyanna Gonzalez in Long Island city, NY.Posted: January 30th, 2017 06:01PM
Duration: 30min-1hour
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Dog Walker
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: Diana Zapata in Houston, TX in Houston, TX.Posted: January 20th, 2017 06:01PM
Breed: AnyWalker: Taly
Duration: 60 minutes
Walks any breed of dog for $5-$10 for a 15-40 minute walk $15 for a 45-60 minute walk.
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Pet Walker
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: a user in Charlotte, NC.Posted: September 25th, 2016 04:09PM
Breed: AnyWalker: Nicole
Duration: 15-30 mins
I pay Nicole $10 for a 15-30 minute walk. She also dog sits for $15 and hour. Although she is 12 years old, she is very responsible, dependable, and trustworthy. Especially when I have to work afternoons.
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dog walker
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: dina1124 in cedar grove, NJ.Posted: August 24th, 2016 03:08PM
Breed: PUGWalker: Jessica
Duration: PER DAY
She is very good when we go away she comes 3 times a day walks/feeds/ plays with her two dogs. if you need anyone in Clifton NJ Cedar Grove NJ or Wayne NJ or Verona NJ she is great
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Dog Walking, Dog Pop-ins, Overnights
Amount: $18.00
Posted by: Brian & Kimberly in Alexandria, VA.Posted: August 1st, 2016 07:08AM
Duration: 25min.
Midday walks ($18/25min),Pop-Ins-($20/30min.), overnights ($45), 2options and additional midday is recommended. Adelaide. Gosh our babies just love spending time with her. She carries water, gives them treats, reinforces training and has designed services that meet our needs. She has a strict no cell policy because she engages our kids and talks to them. No extra charges and with the love and attention she gives, we'd pay her whatever she wanted.(don't tell her)We love that she's aware of any changes in behavior, cuts or scratches and let's us know asap. She's cheerful and serious about partnering with us. She's a keeper!
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dog walking
Amount: $22.00
Posted by: flynn in Cleveland, OH.Posted: May 31st, 2015 04:05PM
Duration: 60-90 mins
Erin was very good with my dog and also very personable, and respectful with my family and i. I highly recommend her to all. She is from the west cities of Cleveland. She also does runs,grooming,training,and pet sitting. Five stars in my book!!!!
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pet walker
Amount: $40.00
Posted by: dakota lunnie in londonderry, NH.Posted: March 21st, 2015 09:03AM
Breed: anyWalker: walker
Duration: 60 minutes
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VIP RUNNING PAWS @ THE BEVEDERE
Amount: $20.00
Posted by: PEPPER in BALTIMORE, MD.Posted: January 27th, 2015 08:01AM
Breed: COTON DE TULEARWalker: KEVIN
Duration: 30 MINS
THIS SVC IS SOOO NEEDED HERE AT THE BELVEDERE... THEY HAVE OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM, FOR EX. JUST TO TAKE MY DOG OUT TO RELIEVE HERSELF THEY CHARGE ONLY $10 FOR 15-20 MINS. HOW GREAT IS THAT.... PLUS THEY ALSO OFFER A GOOD JOG IF YOUR DOG HAS HIGH ENERGY AND NEEDS TO BE RELIEVED SOME TENSION 30-40 MINS OF RUNNING TIME FOR ONLY $30 OR $45 FOR 45-60 MINS OF RUNNING. THEY ARE VERY PASSIONATE WITH MY BABY AND SHE LOVES HIM! THEY SHOW EXTRA TLC. HE EVEN GIVES ME A DAILY REPORT ON WHAT MY DOG DID THAT DAY/EVENING. YOUR DOG WALKS FOR FREE ON THE WEEKENDS, IF YOU BOOK HIM FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK, AWESOME!
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One of the cutest dog walkers!
Amount: $30.00
Posted by: a user in San Bruno, CA.Posted: December 18th, 2014 11:12PM
Breed: Walker: Justin Lachan
Duration: 1 Hour
Everytime Justin walks with the dogs, he would always give them little good treats for the dogs!
He would always play with them as well!
He also lives in Avalon, so if you want to meet him,
email him! [email protected]
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Great Kid
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: Maddison in Garland, TX.Posted: December 13th, 2014 12:12PM
Breed: BeagleWalker: LJ
Duration: 30 Min
He kept a log on how my dog walked and if he was active and so on.He was very very nice and my dog really likes him I will make sure to use him again
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Orange County Dog Walkers
Amount: $20.00
Posted by: Madeline E. in Laguna Woods, CA.Posted: August 24th, 2014 12:08PM
Duration: 30 Mins
Great service and very reliable! If you live in the Laguna Woods area you have to use them. They have the best prices, with the best quality of care!!! I would highly recommend them, very kind, compassionate and professional services.
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dog walker
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: Jennifer 101 in west new york, NJ.Posted: November 11th, 2013 03:11PM
Breed: Walker: vipcanine
Duration: 30 min
They charged me for a 30 min walk but gave my dog two hours of play time. They dont charge too high or too low. They really pay attention to my dog and even post pictures on facebook of him. I love them and will always use them.
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Bad Experience
Amount: $10.00
Posted by: Lucy and Snoopy doggie in Glendale, CA.Posted: October 13th, 2013 03:10AM
Breed: small mutt dogWalker: neighbor-teenager
Duration: 15 minutes
A neighbor told me that her teenager daughter wanted to become a dog walker. But I found her making excuses why she couldn't walk my dog when my dog had a need to walk. She only walked my dog
three times for just a few minutes each time.
Her mom just wanted her daughter to walk the dog just once per day. So I said it was best for her daughter to quit taking my small dog for walks. I am a senior and I have medical problems and my dog is a senior too. She is so easy to walk.
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Dog walker
Amount: $10.00
Posted by: A Pet's Best Friend in Clifton Park, NY.Posted: August 9th, 2013 09:08AM
Duration: 45-60 mins
Reliable. She loves the dogs so she plays fetch. They get extra attention. She is a great pet care sitter
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MD dog Walkers
Amount: $20.00
Posted by: Laurie B. in Greenbelt, MD.Posted: July 27th, 2013 04:07AM
Duration: 30 minutes
Great service and very reliable! If you love in the Greenbelt area you have to use them. It's the cheapest but with the best quality of care
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Dog walking service K9PDX
Amount: $13.00
Posted by: Shell Bell in Portland, OR.Posted: June 16th, 2013 10:06AM
Duration: 30min-60min
K9pdx is located in Portland, Oregon( Pearl District)
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Best Dog Walker in Norwich CT
Amount: $3.00
Posted by: Yairi in Norwich, CT.Posted: February 16th, 2013 08:02AM
Duration: 30 min.
My dog walker charges only by the time spent walking my dog, she trains them, walks them , plays with them and also gives me a summary of how they did in the session, most of all she loves dogs and loves them like her own! I reccomed her Yayi.. 860 794 2396
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great tennessee dog walker- tri cities
Amount: $10.00
Posted by: love my walker! in johnson citt, TN.Posted: November 6th, 2012 12:11PM
I live in johnson city, tn and I have had this dog walker for several months now and she is GREAT!rnrn http://tricities.craigslist.org/pas/3385981805.html
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dog walker
Amount: $10.00
Posted by: a user in los angles cal, LA.Posted: October 18th, 2012 02:10PM
Breed: Walker: dejour hamlin
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Mike's Dog walking
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: Sam Duncanson in West Haven, CT.Posted: July 18th, 2012 01:07PM
Breed: German ShepherdWalker: Mike
Duration: 45 minutes
Pretty good for an amateur dog walker. I like that he shows his passion for the dogs he walks. He charges by the distance and not the breed, which I like since he said, "Charging by the breed would be discrimination" He gives great discounts to puppies as well. I would highly recommend this kid as a dog walker!
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Ernesto & Candi's Dog walking service
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: a user in Homestead, FL.Posted: May 10th, 2012 12:05PM
Breed: Pitbull & german shepardWalker:
Duration: 30 Mins
Ernesto & Candi are excellent dog walkers. they take my dogs walking 3 times a week for half an hour. Theyre very cheap too. They charge 8 per half hr and even give discounts when you have multiple dogs. They even take my babies on play dates with other dogs that they walk at the park. They even offer to give my dogs a bath for $30 since both my dogs are big. they usually charge 20 per large dog but give discounts for multiple. i would definitely recommend these boys!
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Great dog walker and pet sitter
Amount: $20.00
Posted by: Jenni A. in San Diego, CA.Posted: April 24th, 2012 03:04AM
Breed: LabadoodleWalker:
Duration: 60min
Hi I started using "Dog Walker Woof Woof" about four months ago for my two crazy Labadoodles and they love the guy. I have them walked 5x a week, both for only 20.00, no charge for an extra dog. How lucky am I. I also have tommy pet sit when I have to go out of town. My first and dry positive experience with a dog walker!!
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