Could you use tips for finding a dog walker in Los Angeles? Why do you need a dog walker in Los Angeles you might ask? You just adopted a dog, or maybe you already have a dog but got a new job requiring you to work from an office. Or, perhaps, you are going to be gone for extended hours during the day to go skiing, to go to the beach, or to work on a project and your dog doesn’t have access to the outdoors to go potty. What will you do to make sure your dog(s) can go for a walk or get the care he or she needs while you are not home so they won’t have accidents, be bored or destructive? Find a dog walker. It sounds simple enough but do you know how to find a reliable and trustworthy dog walker in Los Angeles where so many people are flaky?
I am often asked how to find a dog walker when people contact us who live outside our service area. I like to do everything I can by searching first on the internet. I like the idea of being able to read testimonials and reviews on websites before contacting an individual sitter or business but there are also great ways to find a sitter aside from searching online.
6 Tips For Finding A Dog Walker
- Do a Google search for a dog walker in your city. For example, we are located in Sherman Oaks so we would do a search for ‘Dog Walker Sherman Oaks’.
- Go to the website for the National Association For Professional Pet Sitters to see if there are members who service your city by choosing the option on their home page for ‘Find A Pet Sitter‘.
- Do a search on Yelp for a dog walker in your city similar to your search on Google.
- Ask your Veterinarian if they have referrals to dog walkers.
- Ask your favorite local pet stores if they have referrals to dog walkers.
- Ask your neighbors, friends, and family with dogs if they have a sitter they use and like.
By using the above options, you should be able to find a dog walker or dog walking business in Los Angeles to help care for your dog(s). If you live in Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Valley Village, Van Nuys, North Hollywood or Toluca Lake, why not contact us? Rufus and Delilah was voted BEST DOG WALKER on the L.A. Hotlist 4 years in a row.
There are so many great benefits to hiring a dog walker. We also believe it is important to hire a professional dog walker versus a friend or neighbor. Do you have other tips for finding a dog walker?