Child Care

Tutoring

Senior Care

Pet Care

Housekeeping

Compare top dog walkers

Find care

Find dog walkers near you that you’ll love

52,952 dog walkers are listed on Care.com

The average rate is $13/hr as of February 2023

The average star rating for dog walkers is 4.8

Dog walkers near me

Brooklynn P.'s Photo

Brooklynn P.


Boiling Springs, SC

$10-15/hr 6 yrs exp

5.0

(11)

Background Check

I love animals of all kinds, especially dogs. I have a dog of my own and would enjoy dog sitting for all sizes of dogs. I can give baths as well. I used to dog sit a german sheppard every day after school. I would walk him, feed him and give him baths as needed.

Recent Review:

5.0
Brooklynn was amazing taking care of our little kitty Maya over an extended weekend. Maya warmed right up to her which is seldom the case for strangers. Would definitely hire again. Thank you!!!

Reviewed by Jeremy G.

Lindy Z.'s Photo

Lindy Z.


Lakeland, FL

$12-17/hr 10 yrs exp

Part Time Pet Sitter Available

5.0

(12)

Background Check

I provide dog sitting in your own home and mine. I'm a pet sitter and walker with great references and 10+ years of experience. I love animals of all sizes and ages. Can also perform baths, check ins, boarding, and walking.
Kenya J.'s Photo

Kenya J.


San Diego, CA

$20-30/hr 10 yrs exp

Attentive Pet Care Provider Available.

5.0

(17)

Background Check

Hi, I'm Kenya! I have over 12 years of experience providing pet care for various animals of all sizes including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, turtles, fish, and more. My pet care services include feeding, walking, playing, bathing, light grooming, administering medication,...
Sandra L.'s Photo

Sandra L.


Levittown, PA

$15-25/hr 10 yrs exp

Part-Time Animal Caregiver/Walker/Sitter

5.0

(12)

Background Check

Hello! My name is Sandy. My adult daughter and I just love taking care of animals. She is currently working towards a degree in Marine biology. So, let me tell you a little about myself: My family has always had animals in our house. My parents had Doberman Pinschers, rabbits, birds, fish and even a...
Christina C.'s Photo

Christina C.


Williamsburg, VA

$10-15/hr 8 yrs exp

BEST FUR-BABY / PET CARE WILLIAMSBURG

4.9

(12)

Background Check

I provide dog / cat/ bird/hamster /fish care or any other love bugs . I love all animals and have had dogs and cats all my life . I also volunteer at animal shelters and Rescue places for all kinds of animals . I will give your pet the best care needed and more . Your pet will be walking (love being...

Recent Review:

5.0
Christina is an amazing individual! She has a good spirit and makes you feel at ease when caring for your furry babies in your home. She will treat them as if their her own. Christina is trustworthy,...

Reviewed by Danielle D.

Carol C.'s Photo

Carol C.


Wakefield, MA

$20-25/hr 10 yrs exp

5.0

(19)

Background Check

Hi, my name is Carol. I have been caring for pets for the last 15 years. My philosophy is to care for each and every pet client as if they were my own. Why leave your beloved pet alone when I can walk them or bring them out in the yard to play. I can scoop out the litter box and have playtime with...

Recent Review:

5.0
Carol has cared for my two cats several times and I've found her to be an excellent cat sitter. She's a good communicator, dependable and genuinely cares for the well-being of the cats. When I get back, they...

Reviewed by Sarah K.

Tamisha W.'s Photo

Tamisha W.


Hillside, NJ

$10-50/hr 10 yrs exp

Love Animals

5.0

(12)

Background Check

I am a pure animal lover and would love to care for your pet(s). I would treat your best friend, as I would treat your child/children. I would make sure there bowls are clean, feed them fresh food and water, scoop litter, walk and play with them. I would clean out the bird cage and remove the trash...
Elizabeth W.'s Photo

Elizabeth W.


Pueblo, CO

$15-40/hr 10 yrs exp

Pet Services

5.0

(12)

Background Check

I have many years taking care of pets, so I figured that I might as well get paid for doing something that I love. I am a cat whisper, but equally share a close bond with mans best friend. It is important that dogs get lots of exercise and stimulation on a daily basis, but lets not forget kitties...

Recent Review:

5.0
Our family had the pleasure of having Liz as our assistant, home manager and housekeeper for the better part of a year and she truly changed our lives! She is one of the kindest, smartest, most trustworthy...

Reviewed by Melissa P.

Patricia D.'s Photo

Patricia D.


Suffern, NY

$25-50/hr 10 yrs exp

Loving Pet Sitter

5.0

(10)

Background Check

Hello, I have over 12 years experience caring for pets including my own. I always put the animal first. I will play, walk, stay over night, clean litter boxes, pick up waste, what ever the owner needs. I'm also available on a as needed basis, part time, or in case of emergencies. I am pet CPR/...

Recent Review:

5.0
I am so lucky to have found Trish and that she responded to my post. I am new to this and had to leave town unexpectedly. She was so great and caring and I had nothing to worry about! I will 100% hire her...

Reviewed by Julie R.

Jacquelyn D.'s Photo

Jacquelyn D.


Carmel, IN

$25-50/hr 10 yrs exp

Passionate, Playful Pet Sitter

5.0

(14)

Background Check

Hi there! I live in Carmel and I absolutely adore animals. I've had dogs, fish, hamsters, and now have rescued cats. All animals deserve the best care and compassion since they are part of your family. I interact with them by playing fetch, walking/running them, swatting toys around and just loving...

Recent Review:

5.0
Jackie took amazing care of our kitties when we lived in Indiana! She gave medication, made sure they all ate well and gave them lots of love & attention!

Reviewed by Jennifer O.

Laura D.'s Photo

Laura D.


Pacifica, CA

$10-20/hr 7 yrs exp

Pet Companion And House Sitter

4.9

(15)

Background Check

I had my own cats for 25 consecutive years. My senior felines, adopted at 6 months, lived to be 18 and 21; I took very conscientious care of them. I've given cats baths, brushing, shots and pills. While I am a dedicated follower of felines, I've fed, walked, and romped with dogs. I've also taken...

Recent Review:

5.0
Laura kept the pets (two cats and one dog) happy and healthy. She was punctual, communicative and dedicated to the well-being of our pets.

Reviewed by Maryruth C.

Amber S.'s Photo

Amber S.


Akron, OH

$12-17/hr 10 yrs exp

Loving Care In Your Home When You Can't Be There

5.0

(18)

Background Check

I went to school to be a vet assistant at Northcoast in Kent. I opened my own pet sitting business shortly after graduating and have been a professional pet sitter since 2008 and can't picture myself doing anything else. I put passion in my work. I treat every client with the same respect and...

Recent Review:

5.0
I have been having Amber watch my kitties for over a year now. She is dependable, consistent, and always does a great job with my boys. One of my cats was having medical complications and I felt safe hiring her...

Reviewed by Karlie K.

Erika M.'s Photo

Erika M.


Chicago, IL

$20-30/hr 9 yrs exp

Pet Care For You Vacation Needs Or Emergency Situations.

5.0

(14)

Background Check

I will also walk your dog until all your "business" is finished. Waste pick up, of course. Cold weather, rain, snow, heat, I will be there for your pet. Long walks are not an issue. I have one dog, a Pit bull named Thor. We rescued him in July of 09. *Fish care per your instruction. *Cats, I love...
Sandra G.'s Photo

Sandra G.


McAllen, TX

$15-17/hr 10 yrs exp

Experienced, Reliable, & Dependable Pet Care Provider

5.0

(10)

Background Check

I have a genuine love for animals, and concern for their health, happiness, and well being. I have over 10 years of experience in handling animals and pets, with an in depth knowledge of different breeds of domestic pets. I am capable of handling dogs of all sizes, both large and small, along with...

Recent Review:

5.0
Sandi has been an amazing caregiver of my furry family - 4 cats - with 4 different personalities - that can be challenging. I'm not totally sure they even missed me. Seriously tho - she took great care of my...

Reviewed by Carol E.

Jada W.'s Photo

Jada W.


Portland, ME

$17-20/hr 10 yrs exp

Nurturing Pet Care Available

4.9

(15)

Background Check

Hello! Animals really hold a special place in my heart. I have pet sat for families that I have worked for - this included staying at the home, providing care for sick animals, and caring for elderly animals. I have cared for dogs and cats which typically included feeding, walking, and lots of...
Erica H.'s Photo

Erica H.


Richardson, TX

$18-25/hr 3 yrs exp

Part Time Pet Caregiver Over Holidays

4.7

(10)

Background Check

I have dog sat and cat sat for a few families in the past. Ive cared for small and large dogs and even up to 4 pets at one time. I enjoy being active with the animals, from going on walks to giving them lots of love and affection. I'm comfortable administering oral medications as well. I am offering...

Recent Review:

5.0
Erica watched my four dogs when I was out of town. She fed my dogs, took them for a walk, played with them in the back yard, and stayed the night. My mind was at ease as I knew my dogs were in good hands. I...

Reviewed by Scott A.

Valerie K.'s Photo

Valerie K.


Denver, NC

$20-23/hr 10 yrs exp

Pet Care Giver And P/t Child Nanny

5.0

(16)

Background Check

My name is Valerie I have many years experience caring for, pets.. I will walk, play and feed and take to vet , if needed. I have pass vet. technician experience, and will love your pets until you return home. I have a huge place in my heart for Gods little creatures and, want to surround myself...

Recent Review:

5.0
AMAZING. Hire her if you have the opportunity - the only reason we aren't using her full time is because we moved :/ she is amazing w kids and animals! Our little girl loved her :) I wish we were closer because...

Reviewed by Andrea B.

Amanda W.'s Photo

Amanda W.


Lake Forest, CA

$15-20/hr 10 yrs exp

Professional Pet Care

5.0

(10)

Background Check

I am a former Zookeeper committed to providing the best possible care for your pets. I have been working with animals professionally for the past 15 years. I have done everything from boarding and daycare to walking and pet sitting. I promise to treat your pets with love and respect as if they were...

Recent Review:

5.0
Amanda is awesome! She's very responsive, on time, dependable, responsible, and did a fantastic job cat sitting our two cats. One of our cats is usually scared of people, but loved Amanda! I definitely...

Reviewed by Katie S.

Tamme R.'s Photo

Tamme R.


Santa Monica, CA

$15-20/hr 10 yrs exp

Animal Lover With Vet Tech Experience

5.0

(14)

Background Check

Pet Caregiver with decades of animal experience of all kinds of sizes and shapes.... dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, doves, parrots, fish, turtles, and so many more! I was a Veterinary Technician years ago and have experience with special-need pets that require...

Recent Review:

5.0
Tamme is so great!!! She really went out of her way to follow instructions perfectly and spend great time with our Kitties. She also helped with instructions for our neighbor, who was caring for them towards...

Reviewed by Caley C.

Brianna S.'s Photo

Brianna S.


Waltham, MA

$15-50/hr 8 yrs exp

Passionate And Devoted Animal Lover

5.0

(12)

Background Check

Hello, my name is Brianna. I have been caring for dogs and cats (and occasionally other animals) for eight years now. I have never come across an animal that I wasn't able to form a strong, trusting bond with! I have had a lifelong passion for animals. I started out by volunteering at an animal...

Recent Review:

5.0
Brianna was lovely! We had her over to meet our two cats and show her where everything was before leaving on vacation. She sent daily pictures of them and was very responsive. One of our cats is a little...

Reviewed by Alexis L.

Showing 81 - 100 of 53109

Recent dog walker reviews

Brooklynn P.

5.0

Brooklynn was amazing taking care of our little kitty Maya over an extended weekend. Maya warmed right up to her which is seldom the case for strangers. Would definitely hire again. Thank you!!!

- Jeremy G.

Christina C.

5.0

Christina is an amazing individual! She has a good spirit and makes you feel at ease when caring for your furry babies in your home. She will treat them as if their her own. Christina is trustworthy, dependable, sincere, helpful and understanding. She will communicate with you and send pictures to...

- Danielle D.

Carol C.

5.0

Carol has cared for my two cats several times and I've found her to be an excellent cat sitter. She's a good communicator, dependable and genuinely cares for the well-being of the cats. When I get back, they are happy and well cared for.

- Sarah K.

Elizabeth W.

5.0

Our family had the pleasure of having Liz as our assistant, home manager and housekeeper for the better part of a year and she truly changed our lives! She is one of the kindest, smartest, most trustworthy people that I've ever met. She went above and beyond from day 1 and handled every challenge...

- Melissa P.

Patricia D.

5.0

I am so lucky to have found Trish and that she responded to my post. I am new to this and had to leave town unexpectedly. She was so great and caring and I had nothing to worry about! I will 100% hire her again next time I cannot care for my cat. Highly recommended!!

- Julie R.

Dog Walker Resources

14 gift ideas for all your caregivers

14 gift ideas for all your caregivers

November 14th, 2022 Take a second and try to imagine what life would be like without your babysitter, pet sitter, day care teachers, nanny or tutor, house cleaner, senior careg... Read more
Bland diet for dogs: How and when to use them and recipes to try

Bland diet for dogs: How and when to use them and recipes to try

August 19th, 2019 Many dogs have sensitive stomachs — and even those with digestive systems of steel sometimes ingest something they shouldn’t, leading to vomiting... Read more
Is your dog pregnant? 6 signs she could be expecting

Is your dog pregnant? 6 signs she could be expecting

August 20th, 2019 Do you have babies on the brain? We’re referring to the fluffy, cuddly, puppy kind that squeak when hungry and make your cold heart melt in an instant. ... Read more

Discover the perfect pal for your pooch by reviewing dog walker profiles

Hiring a dog walker is a great option for busy pet parents who need an extra hand with their pups. If you have a pet with a lot of energy, a dog walker can...

Hiring a dog walker is a great option for busy pet parents who need an extra hand with their pups. If you have a pet with a lot of energy, a dog walker can help by taking them out to exercise so they are happy and healthy. Finding the right dog walker at an affordable rate shouldn't be hard. We're here to help you find the care you need for your furry friend.

Dog walkers by the numbers

52,952

providers

3.4 yrs

avg. experience

17,024

member reviews

4.8 / 5

avg. rating

FAQs for finding a dog walker near you

What is a dog walker?

How much do dog walkers cost per hour in 2023?

How can I find a good dog walker?

Are dog walkers background checked?

What should I ask a dog walker during an interview?

Displayed caregivers have had active Care.com profiles within the last 60 months but may not have current active accounts or background checks. Results are illustrative only and may not reflect current availability. Care.com members have access to active, background checked providers.