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Our screened dog walkers come to your home, giving your pet some outdoor exercise.

Is a dog walker right for your pet?
Basic biology dictates that an adult dog needs a bathroom break at least every 8 hours. Puppies and smaller dogs need to relieve themselves even more frequently. Some dogs just have small bladders. Even though some dogs physically might be okay with being left alone for 8 hours, they might start feeling some emotional stress or separation anxiety before that.
Hiring a dog walker gives your pet some human interaction and daily structure. As a pet parent, it also gives you some peace of mind knowing that someone is checking on your dog while you’re away.
There are health benefits, too. Exercise means your pet returns home tired and ready to sleep. A tired dog is less likely to get into trouble, snack on pillows or take out some frustrations on your favorite pair of shoes. In addition, regular walks help keep your pet at a healthy weight — which means less stress on joints and organs as a pet ages.
When it comes time to schedule a walk, tailor it to your pet’s needs. Have a discussion with the dog walker about the length of the walk, the pace and the route (avoiding dangers zones like constructions sites or unfriendly dogs). Let the dog walker know if you want an update on your dog’s “bathroom” activities and consider leaving a sheet to easily check off Number 1’s and 2’s. If post-walk treats are allowed, tell the walker and place them in a cupboard out of the dog’s reach.
Make it a safe walk. Provide a your dog with a securely fitting collar and/or harness. Keep a leash in an easy-to-spot place near the door. And don’t forget to leave plenty of poop bags. Everybody will appreciate that.

Why choose DogVacay?

We’re locals
Our local dog walkers live and work in your community.
Fully vetted dog walkers
Dog walkers are screened and have passed background checks.
You can meet your walker first
Free Meet-n-Greets are available to introduce your dog to walkers.

What people say about DogVacay Dog Walking

Serena W.
Philadelphia, PA
Rei was awesome! My pup was loved and cared for which made my trip smooth. Rei sent me frequent updates about how my pup was doing and a lot of photos. I definitely recommend. Thanks! :)
George w.
Brookhaven, GA
Cool house for dogs to chill. Good fenced in yard and super easy Brookhaven location. Bowman is awesome with Boss. They are bff's for sure. Bowman is a top notch dog sitter, and the house is a great dog environment. A++
Karen T.
Toronto, ON
I came home to a happy dog! Thanks for the walk Lisa!