Who can walk my dog?
No matter the size, dogs need to go out everyday - and some of them, several times a day. When life gets in your way and you can’t take your dog out, you have to look for someone to do it for you. Here’s how you can find and book the best dog walker.
How can I find someone to walk my dog?
There are different ways to find and book a trustworthy dog walker even at the last-minute. Regardless of the way you’ll use, remember to check the references or to read the reviews other dog parents have left. You also need to write down clear instructions as to your preferred route, your dog’s temper and the dos and don'ts.
Ask a friend, a neighbour or a relative
Especially if you need someone from one day to the next day. Ask around you: do you know any dog lovers who could give you a hand? Having someone you know take your dog out is a great solution as it won’t cost you a penny and it’s easier to leave you keys and your furry friend with a familiar face.
Use a reputable app or company
There are plenty of companies that offer pet sitting services. Those are great to find a dog walker though you may have to spend a bit of time creating your profile, checking dog walkers’ profiles, chatting online with potential pet sitters and working out the details.
Use a reputable app or company and read what other users have to say about the services they received. Create a detailed profile and mention everything you feel dog walkers should know about your dog. Not all people can or are comfortable around big dogs. In the same way, if your dog has special needs, you may want to find someone who has some specialised training.
Ask your vet or your local shelter
Vet nurses and volunteers often offer pet sitting services, including dog walking. Give them a call to know if they do. You will have to pay for the service but with the price comes the guarantee that your dog will be in good and knowledgeable hands.
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How much does it cost to book someone to walk my dog?
The prices depend on several things including your dog’s size, the walk duration, your exact location and your requirements. On average, you’re looking at paying £12 for a 30-min walk. If you need a dog walker on a regular basis, the price per walk will decrease. Beware of offers that announce a very low price: there’s usually a hook and you may end up paying much, much more or jeopardising your dog’s safety. Not worth it!