Find a dog walker in San Francisco, CA

Find dog walkers in San Francisco, CA

Find dog walkers in San Francisco, CA

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Find dog walkers in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 dog walking services in San Francisco, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Francisco dog walkers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dogs Love To Walk

Dogs Love To Walk

5.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Larry Z. says, "Brian is flexible and takes good care of our dog. Now when Brian comes over she is excited to see him." Read more
Happy Dogs

Happy Dogs

5.0(1)
6+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Victoria L. says, "Pleasant, clean, cozy. And my dog didn’t even seem to miss me OR want to leave! 🙄😭😂👍" Read more
A&B Plumbing

A&B Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
33+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
With access to a vast array of knowledge and information, I can provide expert advice on anything from DIY repairs to full-scale renovations. Whether you're dealing with plumbing issues, electrical problems, or just need some design inspiration, I've got you covered.
While You Were Out Pet Services

While You Were Out Pet Services

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
I provide quality pet services, group walks, sitting in my home daily pics to you, mature, dependable I have been walking and boarding for ten years in San Francisco Small groups to closed dog parks I love the work I do ten years in the business I'm mature, responsible and own my home .All my pets are vaccinated I provide pics daily and treat my guest dogs like family .Most if my business is repeat. I help rescue dogs , foster dogs and have my own sweet bunch.
Felicity's Pet Services

Felicity's Pet Services

New on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
I care deeply about my customers and their pets wants and needs. I go above and beyond what's necessary if asked to and really enjoy helping someone care for their pet. I enjoy taking care of all kinds of animals. I have had pets of my own for all of my life and have had several rescues as well as purebreeds. I think life can only be enhanced by having pets in your life.
Mint Exterior Designs

Mint Exterior Designs

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
When it comes to turning your landscaping project into something you love. We take the time to sit with the customer and truly draw out the area. All customers gets a job layout PDF with an estimate. We call out all of our materials, this way the customer knows exactly what well be installing. Home owner can choose to research the matierals installed by name and look up cost on material. Unlike other installer's we at Mint never put and upcharge percentage on our materials to be fair to the customer. We choose to go this route because we feel comfortable knoeikn that the customer is already oayinp top dollar for the best matierals why woul...
Fetch! Pet Care Of Tri-Valley

Fetch! Pet Care Of Tri-Valley

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Fetch! Pet Care has been operating under my ownership since 2007 and specializes in one on one care for your pets. We provide private or small group walks (same cost) and in home pet care with a loving, qualified specialist. Our services range from dog walking, in home boarding, overnight pet sitting, cat and small animal visits, pet baths and pet taxi. Our staff of Pet Care Specialists are genuine pet lovers who are pleased to help keep your pet healthy and happy by maintaining their daily routine and are experienced in giving your pets the extra TLC they deserve. We are licensed, bonded, insured and can provide background checks for all of...
Doggy Care

Doggy Care

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Francisco, CA
I have great customer service! And I love love loveee dogs!! I will care for your dog fam just as he/she was my own! Playing and cuddling with all different types of dogs!
Dog Caregiver

Dog Caregiver

5.0(1)
6+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Nadia A. says, "Their unconditional love" Read more
Dog Walker

Dog Walker

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Francisco, CA
Hello, my name is Madison. I’ve been dog walking and sitting for about 5 years. I was raised to appreciate and respect animals. My siblings and I were lucky enough to grow up with all kinds of pets; from dogs to cats, birds to rodents, frogs to lizards—I’ve had my fair share of raising and being raised alongside different breeds and species. I’ve worked in customer service, pet care, and food service, but none of those jobs come close to the fulfillment I receive from dog walking. I get to spend time outdoors alongside some of the cutest creatures known to man and I’m lucky enough to call that my job.

Your Dog Walking questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do dog walkers charge?

Dog walkers charge $10 to $35 per walk or $30 to $60 per hour, depending on your location, number of dogs, and the number of walks you schedule. Some dog walkers charge 50% more if you have two dogs, but you may find one that offers discounted weekly or monthly rates for pre-scheduling ongoing walking services. 

  • Holidays typically add $5 to $10 extra per walk
  • Many dog walkers also offer a $5 to $10 discount if they can walk your dog with other dogs.

Do you tip dog walkers?

While most dog walkers do not expect a tip, tipping 15% to 20% is a good rule of thumb to show your appreciation for their good service or if your dog needs special care or handling. Leaving a positive online review also shows appreciation while helping them build their business. 

What does a dog walker do?

A dog walker walks your dog for a scheduled amount of time, typically on a pre-determined route, to ensure they get sufficient exercise and can go to the bathroom while you are away. Dog walkers dispose of any waste from the walk, make sure your dog is safe and hydrated, and may also feed them upon request.

Most dogs do well with one 20- to 30-minute walk per day. Puppies and more active dogs typically need two or three walks per day and may need longer walks.

How do I choose the best dog walker near me?

When searching for a dog walker, be sure to:

  • Choose an experienced, insured dog walker who has a business license.
  • Look for members of professional organizations, such as the National association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), Professional United Pet Sitters (P.U.P.S.), or the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence (APSE).
  • Check their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for and check their references.
  • Arrange a meetup before the first walk to make sure he or she is a good fit for both you and your dog.

What questions should I ask when hiring a dog walker?

Ask the following questions to ensure you find the best dog walker near you:

  • What experience do you have?
  • Do you belong to any professional organizations?
  • Can we schedule a meet and greet beforehand?
  • What is included in your standard rate?
  • What is the rate if I have more than one dog?
  • Do you charge extra for specific breeds?
  • Do you offer any discounts or package deals?
  • How and when do I pay for your service?
  • Do you offer behavior training?
  • Are you trained in pet CPR?
  • What is your protocol if there is an emergency, and my dog needs immediate medical help?
  • How do I get in touch with you?
  • Do you update me after each walk?

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