The following list features 13 of the best dog walkers in NYC.
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1. Bark Ave LLC
Founded by Christopher Turi in 2010, Bark Ave has built a reputation as the number 1 dog walker in NYC. Bark Ave is operated with the quality of care of the dogs in mind, not how many dogs they can walk. Bark Ave makes sure each dog is taken care of and has a great time.
Bark Ave offers various services including group walking sessions, private walks, and overnight boarding & daycare at their Hotel Bar Ave. A group walking session starts at $12 for 15 minutes and is an additional $5 for another 15 minutes, up to one hour. Private dog visits and walks cost $22 for 15 minutes and $27 for 30 minutes. Overnight stays and daycare are limited to dogs over 16 weeks old, under 50 pounds, and up-to-date on all vaccines.
Get in touch with Bark Ave here for any questions regarding dog services!
Swifto Dog Walking is a well-known dog walking service that has completed more than 200,000 walks. They require an extensive interviewing and training process before they hire any dog walkers. This ensures Swifto has the most qualified and educated dog walkers in the industry. Swifto also has a GPS app its walkers use on every walk, so you know where your pup is.
Swifto Dog Walking offers dog walking and visits starting at $20 per 20 minutes. For 30 minutes the price is $25. If you have more than one dog, each additional dog is only another $5. You can see a full list of pricing and services here.
You can schedule dog walks here.
BarkBud offers a dog walking service that is guaranteed to be reliable. The company is fully insured and bonded, has a staff that has dog first aid/CPR training which were thoroughly checked before hiring. BarkBud has GPS tracked walks, extensive positive reviews, and over 50,000 walks completed.
BarkBud offers a wide range of services from 20-minute walks to 4-hour visits. A 20-minute walk starts at $20, and goes up to a 2-hour walk for $61. The 4-hour visit is $109 and includes walks, exercise, playtime, and lots of attention and love. You can see all the rates and services here.
To get started with BarkBud contact them here.
Founded in 2016 by former dog walker himself, Ben Chaplin set out to create a dog walking business set apart by high-quality service and attention. Benterprise offers walkers who are passionate, experienced, and well-compensated allowing them to give your pet the best service possible.
Benterprise offers services requested the same day, nights, weekends, and whenever you need it. Dog walks can be 30, 45, or 60 minutes, but the price is dependent on various factors that require asking for a quote. Overnight care starts at $85 per night.
You can contact Benterprise here for dog walking quotes or inquiries.
MixyPaws was founded by couple Kate and Ethan who found many dog walking services lacked the professionalism they thought dogs deserved. Now, their company recruits and hires the most loving and professional dog lovers. Background checks are performed on each walker before they are hired. You can check out all the dog walkers MixyPaws offers here.
The unique aspect of MixyPaws is that they offer group services where dogs are paired up by size and temperament to ensure all the dogs get a great playtime. These walks start at $20 for 30 minutes and increase $4 for every 15 minutes. Private walks start at $26 for 30 minutes and also increase $4 every 15 minutes. MixyPaws also offers special puppy walks and visits, puppy training, and pet sitting.
Contact MixyPaws NYC here to request a service.
In 2010, ProspectBArk was founded by Chun-Soon Li and began working with dogs and cats around Brooklyn. They are fully bonded and insured and are members of the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence. ProspectBArk has been proven to be an excellent dog walking service based on their client’s reviews.
ProspectBArk walks dogs in a group of 3 dogs maximum. For a 20-minute walk the price is $20, $25 for 30 minutes, and $35 for one hour. Saturday and Sundays require an extra $7 fee. Private dog walks cost an extra $5 per walk. You can see a list of all ProspectBArk’s services here. Additionally, they have pet sitting starting with half an hour at $25. The rest of the pet sitting services can be seen here.
You can sign up to get started with ProspectBArk here.
Founded by Paul Columbia in 2001, NYC Dog Walkers has consistently been rated as one of the most trusted dog walking services in Manhattan. The dog walkers here are honest, loving, and dependable. The employees are required to undergo training to ensure your dog is in the hands of experts.
NYC Dog Walkers offers small group walks starting at $19 for 30 minutes if you sign up for 5-7 walks a week. If you choose 4 walks a week the price is $21 for 30 minutes. Private dog walks and puppy walks/visits start at $24 for 30 minutes for 4 walks a week. You can see full pricing for private walks and puppy visits here, small group walks here, and private dog walks here.
Contact NYC Dog Walkers here if you’re interested in their services.
In 2010, Cynthia Okimoto started New York Dog Nanny as a boutique pet service. They are focused on providing fun and engaging pet services while giving clients excellent customer service. They have a team of experienced pet lovers and dog nannies who are well-trained and knowledgeable.
New York Dog Nanny has 20-minute walks starting at $35.95 Monday through Friday from 9 am to 9 pm. For an additional dog there will be another $10 fee. New York Dog Nanny also offers pet sitting, dog training, grooming, boarding, and cat visits which can all be seen here.
Contact New York Dog Nanny here with any questions.
Started in 2010, Gimme Paw has been offering superior dog walking services by using expert walkers and Pet Check Technology. They work 365 days a year and accept emergency and short notice dog walks. The staff is reliable, professional, and are all dog experts. Gimme Paw has high standards and a thorough vetting process before hiring dog walkers. They offer peace of mind to their clients by giving their pets the best treatment they can.
Gimme Paw offers group dog walks starting $16.75 for 45 minutes and $25 for 90 minutes. Private dog walks start at $16.75 for 15 minutes and $19.75 for 30 minutes. A full list of dog walking, specials, and cat visits pricing can be seen here.
Founded by Vivian and Tony in 2001, HouseBroken is a locally-owned, fully insured, and bond business. They have a team of experienced dog walkers and is available 365 days a year. Their team is highly-trained and offers flexible scheduling and last-minute requests.
HouseBroken starts with 15 minute-walks for $14 if you book 1-2 walks per week. If you choose 3 or more the price for a 15-minute walk goes to $13. For a complete list of dog, walk pricing look here. Pet sitting starts at $90 per 24 hours. Other services such as small animal care and cat visits can be seen here.
Contact HouseBroken for any scheduling requests here.
11. NY Tails
Founded by dog lovers Kira and Paulo Rocha in 2009, NY Tails has become a dog walking service with high standards for pet owners in New York City. The team at NY Tails has a hands-on, thoughtful approach to taking care of dogs in the area. Each dog is given the attention it needs to be safe, comfortable, and happy on their walks or during doggy daycare.
NY Tails offers dog walking starting at $10 and $12 for social and private walks. For an additional 15 minutes it’ll cost $5 more. For new puppies, NY Tails offers a service of 16 private walks per month at $12 for 15 minutes and an additional $5 for 15 more minutes. A full list of dog walking services can be seen here and puppy care services here.
Contact NY Tails here with any questions.
Founded in 2011, Brownstone Dog Walkers has been offering exceptional services to dogs and owners in the area. The dog walkers focus on the safety and happiness of all their dogs. The company is fully insured and bonded and holds a team of animal lovers who are experienced dog walkers.
Brownstone Dog Walkers is currently only offering dog walking services in groups. For 30 minutes it will cost you $19, but if you sign up for 5 a week it comes down to $18 per 30 minutes. They offer hour-long walks by request. Puppy visits start at $22 for 30 minutes. Dog sitting services start at $90 per night and takes on cats or additional dogs for another $10. Brownstone Dog Walkers now offers services for cats and other household pet visits as well, starting at $25 per visit.
You can get in touch with Brownstone Dog Walkers here.
Founded in 2015, Violet began walking dogs and taking care of cats until she began needing help causing her to start Bare Paws. It is a fully insured and bonded company that offers pet owners flexibility when scheduling services. There is no minimum and each walk your pet gets the same sitter or walker.
Bare Paws offers group walks starting at $11 for 15 minutes and $14.50 for 30 minutes if you sign up for 3 or less. For 4 walks or more the rate is $10 for 15 minutes and $13 for 30 minutes. Private walks start at $13 for 15 minutes for 3 walks or less a week, and $12 for 4 walks or more. A full list of pricing for group walks can be seen here and private walks here.
Get in touch with Bare Paws here.
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