Your pets are like members of your family, but, just like your children,you occasionally need someone to take care of them for a couple of hours while you’re away. There are many reliable dog walkers around town, and you may be surprised at some of the additional services some of them offer. With these services, no matter what you are doing, you can rest assured that your dog will get the exercise and fresh air it needs while being cared for by professionals. Note that many dog walkers operate out of private homes and only provide their phone numbers and website addresses.
Houston Pro Pet Sitters
Houston, TX 77077
Houston Pro Pet Sitters uses state-of-the-art GPS technology to help you know exactly where your dog is during the day when it goes out on a walk with a dog walker. The Pet Check Technology allows you to log onto the Internet from anywhere to see where your pet is. By using printed barcodes that you keep on your refrigerator, the dog walkers can just scan your pet when they enter and leave so you know the exact amount of time the dog was being walked. While Houston Pro Pet Sitters uses this technology for its dog walking services, its customer service, professionalism, love of dogs and numerous other pet sitting services raise this business to the top.
Houston, TX 77099
Coddled Critters offers a wide variety of pet sitting services, which include dog walking and day visits to your pet. The walkers will even drive your dog to a local dog park for an additional fee. The fees can be found on the website for the many walking services, and they are largely determined by the number of dogs and their temperament. Further setting Coddled Critters apart from other walking services is its play date service. Your dog can walk and play with one of Coddled Critters’ sociable dogs in your backyard or at the company’s site. This helps single dogs to socialize and it gets them the exercise they need.
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2605 N. Calumet St.
Houston, TX 77004
Even if other dog walking services have turned down your dog because of its size or temperament, Wags Houston will not. This inner-loop service accepts all dogs. You also have the option to choose the length of the walk, from 30 to 60 minutes, and if your dog is a runner, there are optional 30-minute dog runs that Wags Houston will do. For the walking services, you may choose to combine it with a home visit for your pet if you will be out of town. These combine the walk with feeding, medicating and playing with your pet.
If you are concerned about the accreditation of your dog walkers, The Pawfessionals is fully accredited, licensed and bonded to protect its walkers and your dogs. You can choose dog walking packages for the entire year to make paying and scheduling easier for you if you will require someone else to take over walking your dogs. The pet sitters at The Pawfessionals ensure that you will never need to send your dogs to a kennel again.
The Dog Walker
616 E. 12th St.
Houston, TX 77008
The Dog Walker has been operating since 2006 in the inner loop area and it offers many services for your dog, including walking and feeding. The walkers with The Dog Walker all are certified to perform CPR on the dogs they walk. You can opt to have a greeting from your pet with your dog’s photo on it sent to you during the day to see how your dog is doing with its walker. Other services offered in addition to walking include picking up your mail or taking out the trash. You pet will also get food and water after its walk. Following each walk, a written report of the walk will be made, including any other dogs your pet interacted with.
Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.