Tips For Finding A Dog Walker In Los Angeles

Tips For Finding A Dog Walker in Los AngelesCould 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

  1. Dog Walker Sherman Oaks Google Search - Tips For Finding A Dog WalkerDo 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’.
  2. 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‘.
  3. Do a search on Yelp for a dog walker in your city similar to your search on Google.
  4. Ask your Veterinarian if they have referrals to dog walkers.
  5. Ask your favorite local pet stores if they have referrals to dog walkers.
  6. 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?

 

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4 Comments

  • Those are some great tips. It’s interesting to me that you say people in LA are “flaky”. Each city or region has a thing people are known for. In Seattle, it’s called the “Seattle freeze”. It makes it hard to meet new people and it’s difficult to get past “we should hang out sometime” to a real friendship.

  • I love the term ‘Seattle Freeze’. In Los Angeles, we get a lot of people living here with dreams of being in the entertainment industry. Some of them take on commitments while trying to get work in their career field but they often have a hard time keeping other commitments when bouncing from auditions. This isn’t true of all people trying to break in the entertainment field and it applies to other people as well when trying to find jobs. When we provide care for client’s dogs, we need to be responsible, reliable, detailed oriented, focused on caring for the clients pet and home and always show up. We can’t wake up in the morning after a late night or after a bad nights sleep and decide to stay home. Our clients and their pets are relying on us to show up every day and to give their pets the best level of care. From time to time, I hear awful stories about people who call themselves pet sitters or dog walkers and it breaks my hearts my when pets are not given the care expected by a sitter after they are hired.

  • Abby Chesnut says:

    Great tips! Will remember these when I need a dog walker in the future!

  • We are so glad you found our tips useful and you will use them when you are looking for a dog walker.

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