Dog walks may be anything from a slow sniff and smell potty break, to heart thumping exercise, or anything in between.
We are 100% committed to providing all our clients pets with the highest quality of care. We will give your pets the same love and attention that we give to our own pets.
We offer walks/visits in 30, 45, and 60 minute increments. We do not gather multiple dogs from different households; we are exclusively with your pet. This allows your walker to spoil your dog with their time and attention.
Dog walks may be booked with a weekly ongoing set schedule or on an as needed basis. We will walk your dog according to your instructions. If you have a senior dog who requires slow walks around the block, your dog walker will ensure the walks go at a comfortable pace for your dog. If you have a dog who needs to lose weight or has high energy, we will provide a more energetic exercise walk.
Time may also be allotted for:
Playing with toys
Dressing your pup in their favorite outfit
Bringing in packages
Taking out trash
Anything else to meet your pet’s needs, as well as your own
We always leave a happy pooch, a handwritten note, a fresh bowl of water, and a treat, if allowed.
Check out some of our most frequently asked questions about our weekly dog walking and ‘as needed’ dog walking services.
We will match you with a dedicated dog walker. You will then have the same dog walker each day unless there are dates when they are unavailable. In this situation, we will contact you to let you know we need to set up an alternate walker to fill in for your dedicated walker. We will also set up a practice walk for the alternate walker to join your dedicated dog walker so the dedicated walker can introduce your dog(s) to the alternate walker and show them how they do everything.
Alternatively, we can send the alternate sitter with your detailed profile and keys to the visits without meeting you and your pet(s) first if your pet(s) would welcome the sitter walking into your home not having met them before.
We require two sets of working keys from every client. Keys are to be given to us at the time of the consultation. One set of keys is for your dedicated dog walker and the other set is to be held in the office for emergencies, lockouts, or in case your keys should stop working or break in the lock. If you do not have two sets of keys ready at the consultation, you may either mail them or we can set a time to come back during office hours to pick them up for a $20 fee. We do not have a location for any in-person pick-ups or drop-offs.
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy for regular daily dog walking and ‘as needed’ dog walking. If you cancel with more than 24 hours notice from the earlier part of your arrival timeframe, then we will be happy to credit the walk(s). Walks canceled with less than 24 hours notice will not be refunded as we will also have to pay your dog walker. Cancellations for Mondays will need to be received before our office closes for the weekend on Fridays at 6 p.m.
” Rufus and Delilah is a wonderful dog walking company! Last Year, I started a new job which is an hour away with traffic from where I live, and I was stressing out leaving Missy, my dog, alone for too many hours at home. I was very hesitant about hiring a dog walking company because I had never had a dog walker before. I was hesitant not only because Missy is my life and best friend but I was worried about trusting a company. When I first contacted Jennifer, the owner, she was nice, professional and met my needs for Missy. Jennifer scheduled a consultation with Missy and me so she could meet Missy and get to know her. She introduced me to Missy’s dog walker, Wendi and then Crystal. I showed them the ropes where everything is that they would need for Missy and the areas where I walk Missy. I am so happy I contacted Rufus and Delilah. I am less stressed at work. I don’t have to rush home to take Missy out and I am not worried she will be alone by herself for too many hours. Missy loves Wendi and Crystal. I FULLY trust Rufus and Delilah and I highly recommend them!! “
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Voted Best DOG WALKER on the L.A. Hotlist 4 Years in a Row!
"There are not enough words to describe how wonderful the folks are at Rufus and Delilah; from their dog walkers to everyone in the office, their caring, love and devotion to their jobs is evident. I can honestly say I would not have survived my Rosie's puppyhood if it hadn't been for them! Rosie has been a happy client of theirs since the day I adopted her in June 2012. She has thrived under their care: beginning with twice daily visits for indoor play (when she was still too young to go outside) to twice daily walks and now to once daily walks. As I work long days I know that her time spent with her dedicated walker are the highlight of her day! And it brings me great peace of mind to know that she is not only walked but she is LOVED by them! I love coming home to a happy pup and the daily notes that her walker leaves me are always funny and sweet. I would be lost without them! If Rosie could talk she would say: 'yay for Rufus and Delilah....they are the BEST!'"
− Amy Weiss
"I've been using Rufus and Delilah ever since my friend, Minna came to live with me last March. This wonderful pet-sitting service was recommended by my best friend who discovered them. I've been impressed with every aspect of their service. Rufus and Delilah are the best!"
"Words cannot express how truly wonderful Jennifer and the entire Rufus and Delilah family have been to our little pup, Moose. We had an awful experience with a previous dog walker and were quite apprehensive about trying a new dog walking service. From the minute we met Jennifer and her team, they quickly put our minds at ease. Rufus and Delilah took their time to truly understand the needs of our dog, as well as our needs. They understand that you are entrusting them with your dog and your home. We could not be happier with Rufus and Delilah. We love the daily reports on Moose and really appreciate the emails if our little guy isn’t feeling well. The amount of the love and care they show our dog is overwhelming. Moose goes bonkers when he sees Sara!!! Without a doubt, we would recommend Rufus and Delilah to any and every pet owner!"
"It’s been a couple of years now that I have been using Rufus and Delilah. I inherited a 91 pound rescue lab/shepherd mix of about 5 – 6 years old. A gentle giant who loves to walk and play. Jennifer, the soul proprietor at the time, who happened to be only a few pounds in weight larger than my dog, would happily take GD on walks. Never an incident and always a happy dog! Her successful business has grown and since GD has found another responsible and fun friend at Rufus and Delilah, Steve, who will walk him when I have the need. Steve is just great and also has never disappointed me or GD. I return home to a satisfied canine and a note telling me everything I would ask had I been there. Jennifer and Steve are trustworthy, reliable and I’m very happy with Rufus and Delilah."
− A very satisfied Sherman Oaks pet owner, Pat Burdette
"Rufus and Delilah have been our pet sitting service for over two years now and we could not be more pleased. Our regular pet sitter, Charli, has bravely tended to our ornery cat, Toupee, and kept our two dogs, Bruce and Harley, company when we're out of town on extended trips. We feel fully confident our pets and our home are in good hands when we're away. It is such a relief to have finally found a professionally run, locally-based pet service."
− Kathy Valladares
"Secure, trusting, professional, caring, dependable, responsible. Words that come to mind when I think of Rufus and Delilah. Best friend, fun time, playful, silly, loving, on time, understanding. Words that come to mind for Lucca, our puppy when he thinks about his dog walkers from Rufus and Delilah. "