How to Find the Perfect Dog Walker

Published: 12/15/2020

Finding the perfect dog walker for Fido isn't necessarily a walk in the park. Pet parents always want the best care possible for their fur-babies, whether they're being watched for the weekend or on a 20-minute stroll with a dog walker. So how do you find the right dog walker for your pupper? Here are a few tips and tricks on how to find the perfect dog walker through Wag!.

6 Questions to Ask Your Dog Walker

When picking out the perfect dog walker through Wag!, you'll have the opportunity to chat and ask plenty of questions. Asking lots of questions goes a long way to ensuring your chosen walker is the right fit for your pooch. Here are a few we suggest:

  1. What's your availability?
  2. How long have you been on the Wag! platform?
  3. Where will you walk my dog?
  4. Do you have experience with my breed of dog?
  5. How do you handle a dog emergency?
  6. What do you do in inclement weather?

You shouldn't worry about your dog walker's qualifications — all dog walkers on the Wag! platform are vetted with an enhanced background check to ensure they're right for the job. They're also fully insured for extra peace of mind. If you think of any additional questions, you can contact your walker round the clock on Wag! Chat, or contact our 24/7 Customer Success team via the Wag! app. 

Check your dog walker's rating and reviews

Wag!'s platform makes finding the perfect dog walker a little easier. With over 150,000 Pet Caregivers operating in roughly 4,600 cities across the country, you're sure to find the "pawfect" match nearby. When picking out a dog walker, you'll be able to look at their profile and check out their reviews and star rating.

95% of all pet care services through Wag! end in a 5-star review, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding a top-rated dog walker in your area.

Review your dog walker's achievements

As well as in-depth reviews, each dog walker on the Wag! platform has a list of achievements, making it easy to check out their previous experience. Examples of achievement badges include:

  • How many walks they've completed
  • How many times they've walked a specific breed (HuskiesCorgis, etc.)
  • If they have an "ultimate endorsement" from a previous client
  • How many zip codes they operate in 

These badges are a quick and easy way to learn more about your potential dog walker's experience. 

Find the best dog walker for you and your pup

There are many ways you can ensure your new dog walker through Wag! is the perfect match. Read their profile to learn more about their specialties.

Some dog walkers specialize in caring for senior dogs or puppies, and can also administer oral and injected medication. Many dog walkers also have experience with high-energy dogs that pull on their lead, just in case you're worried whether your walker can handle your hyper hound.

Still unsure if your dog walker is the right fit? Book your woofer in for a FREE meet-and-greet to meet your dog walker face-to-face and ask any last-minute questions. Your first meet-and-greet with a Wag! walker is free and also comes with a 20-minute walk.

Ready to sniff out your ideal dog walker? Download the Wag! app today and find the "ultimutt" dog walker to keep your doggo's tail wagging!