Find a dog walker in Austin, TX

Find dog walkers in Austin, TX

Find dog walkers in Austin, TX

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Find dog walkers in Austin, TX

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Top 10 dog walking services in Austin, TX

Homeowners agree: these Austin dog walkers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Marci's Pet Sitting Service

Marci's Pet Sitting Service

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Leslee F. says, "Marci was flexible, prompt and loved my dog. I'm so glad I found her. She'll definitely be my sitter from now on." Read more
Couple Pet Sitting

Couple Pet Sitting

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Hi my name is Jessica, i love animals I have 4 dogs, 2 horses and chickens. I live on a small farm in outside of Elgin tx. I treat my animals as my babies. They are spoiled rotten. I will treat your fur babies as I would treat mine. I volunteer at the Williamson County Animal shelter, I love being with animals the show you unconditionally love they don't have to. I love helping other people out with there fur baby. I know how to give certain medication and I would love to learn how if you animals need medication. I am fast learning!...
Lorie Josenberger Dog Groomer

Lorie Josenberger Dog Groomer

4.6Awesome(5)
15 hires on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Justin K. says, "Lorie was great taking care of Bambi and she looks awesome after the groom!!" Read more
Abby N Friends Pet Care

Abby N Friends Pet Care

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
I am available at any time. I provide you quality care for the animals. I adore animals. I also enjoy being able to help those who need assistance in care for their animals.
Bat City Doggercise

Bat City Doggercise

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
We offer reasonably priced playcare and hygiene services for busy pet parents in the central Texas area! We work with our clients to create a plan that fits their budget, lifestyle and travel schedule so you never have to sacrifice doggercise to adulting! We also offer cat services and have a non-discrimination policy towards all breeds and temperaments! Showing pet parents that spoiling your fur baby isn't just for the frivolous! And spoiling fur babies of course!
Carrie Loves Your Pets!

Carrie Loves Your Pets!

New on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
I have 30 plus years of experience dealing with even aggressive dogs. I have lots of references available. I will give medicine as well and always clean up messes. I just love being around animals nothing and I mean nothing makes me happier than caring for your beloved pets!
Austin Dog Lady

Austin Dog Lady

New on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Welcome to Austin Dog Lady, a South Austin Pet Lounge, established in 2008, offering a Unique, Boutique, Luxury, Pet Boarding and Pet Sitting experience designed creatively for a limited clientele. We specialize in a small batch, cozy, home-based, Dog-Centric environment for your furry family members. We can't wait to love and care for your pet(s) like our very own. The Austin Dog Lady BnB bungalow is tucked in a quiet neighborhood, off busy streets, safe and secure, for pets, in South Austin. We offer a cozy backyard environment with rustic landscaping and mature trees, providing lots of sun, shade, play time and the perfect place for your ...
Patpatwalkwalk

Patpatwalkwalk

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Knowing that I made positive contact with their pet in a loving way. Putting customers at ease about their pet.
Jennwalks

Jennwalks

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
There's no discrimination we cater to all breeds, and all ages,also don't have problems with limitations, and/or health conditions. All Dogs Are Loved Equally.
Martha's Lil Creation

Martha's Lil Creation

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Hi there I'm happy to serve you and your pet I'm all about putting smiles on the owners face and making your pet very happy and glad to see me everytime I try my best to make everyone all around very satisfied I'm available at all time if your wanting to take vacation and scared to leave your pet well I'm here so you won't have to worry and you can every that special time away so when you come back your pet will be very happy to see you and you will be very satisfied with everything

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 Austin dog walking services

Recent success stories from people in the Austin area.
Jeannie C.
Marci was prompt. She was good with my dogs. She left the house in good shape. Very happy with her service.
Marci's Pet Sitting Service
Channing W.
Lorie was is an amazing dog groomer and would definitely hire her again. Her spirit is such a breath of fresh air and had the BEST conversations. This is her passion and it shows in her work. Highly recommended. Thank you Lorie!
Lorie Josenberger Dog Groomer
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