Find a dog walker in Louisville, KY

Find dog walkers in Louisville, KY

Find dog walkers in Louisville, KY

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Find dog walkers in Louisville, KY

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Top 10 dog walking services in Louisville, KY

Homeowners agree: these Louisville dog walkers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Raven's K9 To 5 Pet Services

Raven's K9 To 5 Pet Services

5.0Exceptional(43)
3 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Louisville, KY
Deb W. says, " Happy to have found Raven for our Ralph. He can be skittish and we were concerned about how he would adjust. Raven sent pics and let us see that Ralph was acclimating. On our return visit, he did not hesitate to stroll right in. " Read more
Dog Grooming/boarding

Dog Grooming/boarding

New on HomeGuide
Serves Louisville, KY
Cage free m, fast, reliable friendly service.
The Life Of Riley Pet Care Services, LLC

The Life Of Riley Pet Care Services, LLC

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Louisville, KY
Michelle J. says, "Wendy is the best! She is so knowledgeable and very patient with my family. Even though walking a dog seems simple, there is definitely a trick to it! Wendy taught us how to walk our dog properly. She also helped us realize that our dog's behavior problems can be fixed. Still working on it, but his behavior is much improved thanks to Wendy." Read more
Mike’s Handyman Service

Mike’s Handyman Service

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Louisville, KY
I will do anything you need done and will beat anyone's price. I will work hard and get the job done in a timely manner. I take great pride in my work.I enjoy helping you with your service and knowing I did a good job and knowing that the customer was satisfied. I have 10 years experience in handyman work. I love the work I do I take pride in it and I work hard to get the job done in a timely manner. I like helping people with the things they need help with.
Malik Smiley Pet Sitting

Malik Smiley Pet Sitting

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Louisville, KY
I am a all around pet sitter that will take care of any pet while you're the owner is at work or vacation!
The Pooch Animal Setter.

The Pooch Animal Setter.

4.5(2)
Serves Louisville, KY
Shawn P. says, "Wall my Experience with animals getting them to understand and obeying there owner and the best thing about this is patience with animals of all sorts i love them all why you at work i can take care of your animal for you and feed and walk your four legged friend so they won't be left in the house by their self and you do not have to worry about your four-legged friend Taryn. Up anything you can leave town on business and i am there for you . When I'm not there my husband is there we can pick them up and drop them off.so call (502)915-5548 or (502)631-7110 call that is all it will take shawn or chris. Call us." Read more
Gabys Paw City

Gabys Paw City

New on HomeGuide
Serves Louisville, KY
Hello, im Gabriella, and I’m a graduate student from UofL who’s in love with animals and has experience with urgent care for loving pets. It’s a New Pet sitting small business coming to an area near you! We’ve worked through 15 veterinarians and pet services for 7 years and we want to help those who’d rather have a sitter at home. Well have a pet sitter come to you and our mission is to gain your trust!
Prestige Animal Services

Prestige Animal Services

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Louisville, KY
I offer Quality and Affordable Grooming both in a salon and house call setting. 9 years experience as a groomer and several more within the animal industry. I love working with animals. There is nothing better than watching a transformation as well.
Veterinary Associates Stonefield

Veterinary Associates Stonefield

New on HomeGuide
35+ years in business
Serves Louisville, KY
We are a privately owned veterinary hospital that not only treats dogs and cats, but small animals, avian, reptiles and other exotics. We have a full service grooming salon for both dogs and cats. We have been in business for over 35 years. We are accepting new patients and can typically accommodate same or next day appointments. We are passionate about all of the animals we care for in our clinic, from the tiniest mouse to the Great Dane.

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?

Reviews for Louisville dog walking services

Recent success stories from people in the Louisville area.
Stephanie S.
Raven always sends me pictures of her time with our puppy and Freya always looks so happy! Raven always makes sure her area is cleaned up and that she has her afternoon treat after their walks. We’re very glad we found her to help us with our little girl during a very busy time of year for us!!
Raven's K9 to 5 Pet Services
Shawn W.
Wall my Experience with animals getting them to understand and obeying there owner and the best thing about this is patience with animals of all sorts i love them all why you at work i can take care of your animal for you and feed and walk your four legged friend so they won't be left in the house by their self and you do not have to worry about your four-legged friend Taryn. Up anything you can leave town on business and i am there for you . When I'm not there my husband is there we can pick them up and drop them off.so call (502)915-5548 or (502)631-7110 call that is all it will take shawn or chris. Call us.
The pooch animal setter.
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