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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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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
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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Dog walkers
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: Ashkey k in New port Richey, FL.Posted: March 7th, 2012 07:03PM
Breed: PugWalker: Ashley
Duration: 20
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Dog Walker Wages
Amount: $8.00
Posted by: Gwen in Dallas, TX.Posted: December 7th, 2011 01:12AM
Breed: Lab; Golden Ret.Walker: Jenny
Duration: Hour
Jenny walks my boys, a 13 yr. old lab-mix and a 2 yr. old Golden Retriever. She walks them twice daily, which is about one hour per day, and I pay her $0.75 ABOVE the National Hourly Wage which is $7.25 per hour. She is happy and so are we!
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Great dog walkers!
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: mia in Lincoln Park, NJ.Posted: January 10th, 2011 01:01PM
Breed: PugglesWalker: Woof n' Walk
Duration: 15 minute walk
These girls are great! They walk my puggles Zoe(3) and Miley (1). They leave a daily report after each walk and always give my girls extra TLC!
If you need a dog walker in the Lincoln Park or Wayne area use Woof n' Walk They are insured by Kennel Pro. Which is a plus!
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Zack and Max's Evening and Weekend Dog Walking Service
Amount: $21.00
Posted by: User in Rhode Island in Providence, RI.Posted: January 6th, 2011 03:01PM
Breed: Beagle & ShitzhuWalker: Zack and Max
Duration: 30
The two young boys are great and give me cheap and affordable prices. I have them walk both my dogs for only $21 for 30 minutes. Thats 10.50 a dog for 30 minutes. The reason why they are so cheap is because they charge by the minute. The two said that they will be a official neighborhood dog walkers soon during the spring or summer and are soon to be bonded and get insurance. They also give discounts, and the best thing is they work specifically for evenings and weekends. Professionals ask for an extra $5-$10 dollars to get weekends or evenings, but why pay them when you can pay Zack and Max. I would recommend these two kids to anyone who wants their dog to be walked in Rhode Island. So keep your eyes open for any flyers.
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Kats K9 cadets Dog Training
Amount: $27.00
Posted by: a user in Ventnor, NJ.Posted: October 2nd, 2010 01:10PM
Breed: Pit BullWalker: Kathleen
Duration: 50 minutes
The women that had walked my baby was wonderful! She walked/ran sheba for almost an hour. Sheba came home tired but very calm. While she had her out with her she also did some training which was a delight! I would recommend Kats K9 Cadets for anyone in the southern NJ/ Phila area.
She also does pet sitting, dog training.
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Dog Walker
Amount: $40.00
Posted by: Dog Walkers Rule in san diego, CA.Posted: June 22nd, 2010 11:06AM
Breed: shitzuWalker: Tim
Duration: one hour
My dog loved that I she had a lovely walk and visit while I was at work. I bring her when I travel, and dog walker was loving, reassurance and she seemed less stressed because of the dog walk while I worked in CA.
http://activepawspetcare.net/
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GREAT DOG WALKER
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: SHEILA BERTHIAUME in SPFLD, MA.Posted: June 8th, 2010 01:06PM
Breed: LAB MIX STRAY DOGWalker: COLLEEN HAYWARD
Duration: 30 MINUTES
VERY PUNCTUAL DOG FRIENDLY PEOPLE FRIENDLY OFFERED OTHER SERVICES LIKE TAKING DOG TO GROOMER OR OTHER APPTS
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Pet Walking
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: Deanna6551 in Goshen, OH.Posted: May 18th, 2010 02:05PM
Breed: MuttWalker: Brittnie
Duration: 1/2 Hour
I used Britt's Pet Walking & Care in Ohio and she was wonderful! I would definitely reccomend her!
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Dog Walking Costs
Amount: $14.50
Posted by: Kelly12 in Providence, RI.Posted: May 12th, 2010 05:05AM
Breed: mixedWalker: Two Cats and a Dog
Duration: 25 minutes
I started using Kristen from Two Cats and a Dog for midday dog walks about 3 months ago. It is a great service!
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Dog Walker
Amount: $18.00
Posted by: Lou and Olga in Newtown, PA.Posted: March 13th, 2010 05:03AM
Breed: Korean JindoWalker: Alley Cat Pet Services
Duration: 30 minutes
I hired Alley Cat Pet Services to walk my dog and help with potty training. The service was wonderful and she gave me peace of mind to know my Buddy was well taken care of while I was at work. The owner Alison provided me with tons of referrals at the consultation. It was an added bonus that they belong to the Better Business Bureau. Her knowledge and experience with dogs was amazing. If you are looking for someone to care for your pet I would highly recommend her services.
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rip off
Amount: $6.00
Posted by: Me yo in Philly, PA.Posted: March 1st, 2010 12:03PM
Breed: beagleWalker: Me
Duration: 30 min
I only get 6 bucks per half hour what do I do
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nyc dog walker prices
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: joe22 in ny, NY.Posted: February 28th, 2008 07:02AM
http://www.geocities.com/lepalace/listofnycdogwalkers.html
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  1.  www.runningpaws.com/
  2.  www.runningthepack.com/
  3.  www.runningpaws.com/home_services/breeds.html
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  5.  www.findadogwalker.com/
  6.  www.petsitusa.com/articles/owner-resources/petsitter-hiring-checklist.html
  7.  www.petsitusa.com/faq/choosing-a-dog-walker.html
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