Family & Pets

Best Dog Walking Services In The South Bay

August 9, 2013 5:00 AM

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Dog owners know their pooch is part of the family, and family members deserve the best care possible. When it comes to hiring the best dog walking services around, the South Bay has got it covered. Here are five reliable pet care providers.


Lil Chick Pet Sitters
San Jose, CA
(408) 839-7502
www.lilchick.com

Lil’ Chick Pet Sitters provide a large range of pet care options, including dog walking. The company has many fans who praise the Lil’ Chicks staff professionalism, thorough questioning and its kind, pet-loving manner. Lil’ Chicks is aware of each animal’s unique needs and personality and has the broad range of pet care experience and wealth of knowledge to give your pet the TLC it deserves. Dog walking services are provided at a minimum of 45 minutes per visit, $24 per visit for one dog and $5 per additional dog. Check the website for additional information.


Sit.Stay.Woof
Mountain View, CA
(408) 817-0129
www.sitstaywoof.com

Sit.Stay.Woof is an individually owned pet sitting and dog walking business. Owner Sherry Hung gets high marks from fans for her dependability, flexibility and all around TLC. Sit. Stay.Woof is an insured business, and Sherry is certified in cat and dog first aid and in CPR by the American Red Cross. Dog walking services are 30 minutes on leash at $25/walk, includes up to two dogs from the same household, $10 per additional dog. See website for additional service information.

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Palo Alto Pet Care
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 464-8733
www.paloaltopetcare.com

Opened since 1997, Palo Alto Pet Care offers dog walking, doggy playgroup and pet photography services. The business is insured, bonded and a member of Pet Sitters International, an organization that supports and promotes excellence in pet care. Dog walks are always on leash and tailored to the dog’s energy and personality. Dog walks are 30 minutes at $25/walk. Visit the website for additional information.


Menagerie Pet Sitting
Campbell, CA
(408) 540-6914
www.menageriepetsitting.com

Menagerie Pet Sitting loves all animals “from cats & dogs to birds & boas,” and literally can arrange to take care of exotic pets too, so these folks are serious pet enthusiasts. While dog walking may not be as unique as boa sitting, it still is important to dog owners and to the Menagerie Pet Sitting staff as well. Daily dog walks start at $24 per 30-minute walk, including food/water changes, medication administering or whatever your dog needs. Menagerie will walk multiple dog households and longer walks are available. Contact Menagerie for a free consultation. See website for details on all services available.

Care.com
South Bay Pet Care Providers
www.care.com

Care.com is a welcome resource for pet owners in need of reliable animal care, including dog walkers. Care.com is a service provider for both caregivers and people looking to hire caregivers. The Pets section provides a database of reliable pet care providers plus an enormous amount of pet advice and tips for both choosing pet providers and taking care of pets. Simply put in your zip code and the pet care service you want and a listing of experienced pet care providers appears. Check Care.com for dog walkers all around the South Bay.

Related: Best Bay area Pet Care Centers

 

Melanie Graysmith is a writer, artist and educator based in San Francisco. She writes on adult education, art and lifestyle topics, and enjoys writing short stories and poetry. She is also a member of an independent filmmaking group. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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