In the following list, we describe 10 of the best dog walkers in Columbus and summarize their services.
1. New Albany Dog Walking Company
If you’re located in northern Columbus, New Albany Dog Walking Company has your every dog walking need covered. The team offers reliable, professional dog walking services and all walkers are trained in Pet First Aid and CPR.
Solo dog walking is available for 30, 45, or 60 minutes and medication can be administrated if requested. Prices for dog walking are $23, $28, and $38 respectively. Dog jogging is also offered for pups who have more energy to burn. 30 or 45-minute jogs are offered for $28 or $38. 1.5 to 2-hour hiking adventures are also available for $50 per hike – contact New Albany Dog Walking Company to learn more.
The team at DogDays is passionate about animals and will look after your pup even when you are unable to. They only walk one dog at a time, offer affordable rates, and are fully bonded and insured. The team of walkers at DogDays are all experienced, trained professionals who will love your pup as much as you do.
A 15-minute dog walk is $14 for one dog or $19 for two dogs, or $18/$22 if outside the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. A 30-minute dog walk is $22 for one dog or $26 for two dogs, or $26/$30 if before 10 am or after 4 pm. You will receive updates and pictures of your pup throughout their walk so you don’t have to miss out on the fun! Contact DogDays to get started.
3. Scarlet & Greg’s Pet Services
Scarlet & Greg offer dog walking and other services to pups in downtown Columbus. Founder Greg has been running his business for a decade and is insured and bonded with Pet Sitters Associates. Scarlet was his beautiful hound and the inspiration behind Scarlet & Greg’s Pet Services.
Services include dog walking, potty breaks, and dog/cat sitting. A 10-minute walk/potty break is available for $12, a 25-30-minute walk is available for $18, and pet sitting or boarding for dogs is available for $40 per day. Prices may vary depending on your needs – contact Scarlet & Greg’s to schedule an initial visit.
4. Le Pooch Dog Walking & Pet Sitting
Le Pooch has been offering in-home dog walking to pups throughout Central Ohio for a decade. The business is bonded and insured through Pet Sitters Associates, and all walkers are trained and certified in pet CPR and current first-aid practices.
A potty break visit is available for $16, a 15-minute walk for $19, a 30-minute walk for $30, a 45-minute walk for $32, or a 60-minute walk for $36. Dog walks are offered between 7 am and 9 pm and no extra charges are applied to additional dogs. Contact Le Pooch Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for more details.
5. Barker, Meowski, & Tweet
Established in 2010, Barker, Meowski, & Tweet is a licensed, bonded, and insured dog walking company in Columbus, striving to provide top quality, affordable care for your pup. The dog walkers at Barker, Meowski, & Tweet are all trained and experienced and some are also qualified to administer medication to your pup.
A 20-minute walk is $17 (or $18-$20 if outside of the coverage area), or a 30-minute walk is $30. A morning/evening visit for a walk and feeding is $17 and a one-hour park visit is $25 for one dog or $35 for two dogs. Contact Barker, Meowski, & Tweet to learn more or schedule a walk for your pup.
6. Sit. Stay. Grow. Pet Sitting
At local, female-owned and operated Sit. Stay. Grow. Pet Sitting, your pup will receive nothing but top-notch care. Founder Susan is a bona fide animal lover with a passion for all dogs, but she particularly loves senior pups or those with special needs. Susan is a member of Pet Sitters International, holds a B.S. Degree in Biological Sciences, is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter, and is certified through Pro Pet Hero in Pet First Aid and CPR.
Dog walks are offered for pups who are alone all day, have extra energy to burn, require additional socialization, need to lose weight, have medication requirements, or have behavioral issues that are related to boredom (such as excessive barking, chewing, etc.). Contact Sit. Stay. Grow. to set up an in-home consultation.
7. The Pet Nannies
The Pet Nannies offers professional pet sitting and dog walking throughout Columbus. Insured and bonded through Pet Sitters Associates, owner Amy is a member of Professional United Pet Sitters and is certified as a Professional Pet Sitter. She has over two decades of experience when it comes to pet care and will always put the safety of your pup first.
Pop-in visits are $15 and include a potty break, fresh food/water, TLC, and playtime. For $18, your pup can enjoy all of the above as well as exercise, either in the form of a leash walk, playtime in your yard, or whatever else you request. Package deals are available if you plan to be away for an extended time – contact The Pet Nannies to learn more.
8. Playful Paws – Columbus Dog Walker
Playful Paws – Columbus Dog Walker has been providing dog walking across the Columbus area for over a decade. Founder and owner Julie has always had a passion for animals and spent many years volunteering with A.D.O.P.T. Pet Rescue before starting Playful Paws in 2005.
Individual dog walks are $14 for 15 minutes or $20 for a 25-30-minute walk. Longer 60-minute walks are available for pups who have extra energy to burn, for $35. Dog and cat sitting is also offered – Contact Playful Paws – Columbus Dog Walking for more details.
9. Bart & Gabriel Pet Sitting
If you’re in Grove City, Ohio, or Columbus, Ohio, Bart & Gabriel Pet Sitting can take care of all your dog walking needs. Owner Natasha has always been passionate about pets and loves walking dogs. She will always put the safety of your pet first when you trust her to care for them.
A “standard visit” is available for $25-$30 and includes a 30-minute visit consisting of a bathroom break, feeding, exercise, medication administration if necessary, and just some general love for your pup. A daily dog walk is available for $20-$25 and includes a bathroom break, water top-up, and a short walk or play in your yard. Long visits are offered for $35-$45 and include an hour-long visit with a long walk or jog.
10. Sunny Tails! Dog Walking Service
Sunny Tails! has been operating throughout Upper Arlington and Grandview Heights in Columbus, Ohio, for a decade. The business is insured through Pet Sitter Associates and offers a great range of affordable dog walking options to suit your needs.
A 10-15-minute walk is $12 (this gives your pup a chance to stretch their legs and have a bathroom break), a 25-30-minute walk is $16 (this includes a longer walk through your neighborhood), and pet sitting is available for $40/day. Additional charges apply for multiple pets or walks outside of business hours. Contact Sunny Tails! Dog Walking Service for more details.
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