When it comes to our furry companions, we want nothing but the best. But with busy schedules and other commitments, it can be difficult to give our dogs the attention and exercise they need on a daily basis.
That's where finding a top-rated dog walker in Houston comes in – professionals who can help ensure our dogs get the exercise and outdoor time they need to stay happy and healthy.
In this blog post, we'll introduce you to some of the best dog walkers in Houston, TX, providing insight into their experience, personality, and client reviews.
Whether you're looking for a regular walker or just need occasional help, we've got you covered with the best of the best.
Tommie & Jeffrey
You Leave âEm, We Love âEm!
We are Fear Free Certified Pet Professionals! Your furry friend(s) will receive top notch care and attention. As a Fear Free Certified Pet Professional, you can rest assured knowing we are skilled in alleviating your pet's fear, stress, and anxiety while in our care. We go out of our way to ensure each dog feels safe, comfortable and happy. When boarding at our home, there is a lot of playtime and the dogs we care for have reported that's its the best "dogcation" of their lives! We can crate dogs if necessary, but prefer not to. For drop-ins and dog walking, we make the most of every moment with your pet to ensure they are happy and healthy. Our sweet girl Ginger is a Mastiff mix and loves to play! We are retired and enjoy staying busy with lots of furry friends. We are very flexible and can accommodate most schedules, including early mornings and late evenings. We have a fenced yard, a doggy door, and plenty of toys, couches, blankets and other napping spots! We have plenty of play time and Dog TV for relaxation. The dogs can come and go through the doggy door as they please. They can relax inside or chill in the backyard. We have a carrot party every night around 9pm. We are full time pet care providers. We are available for drop-ins and walks 7 days a week. Being a two person team allows us to provide near constant care for our day care and boarding pups. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your precious pet. We treat every animal in our care as if they are our own.
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Reliable, Caring, Passionate
I've raised my pup, Ruthie, from rescue-hood 5 years ago to a house-trained, loving, Pocket Pit. My patience and empathy for all pets will ensure that yours will be in good hands with me. I am a full-time MBA student at Rice and have quite a bit of flexibility in my schedule. You can count on me to spend quality time with your pet and take lots of pictures. I always treat my client's homes as if they are my own. I read my clients' care instructions front to back to ensure that I can fully accommodate your pup/kitty during my visit. Currently a full time MBA student so I have plenty of time during the day to walk or drop-in to visit/play with your fur baby. I care for pets in my clients' homes by ensuring that I follow their house rules, spend quality time with their fur babies, and ensure that food/water needs are taken care of.
Check out Bradley on Rover »
Animals are family
Hi! I am a former corporate professional that turned my passion for animals into a career. I started using Rover many years ago due to my pup constantly getting treatment for UTI's every time I boarded him. A year into moving to Houston I realized many owners also don't know where to turn to receive quality care for their loved ones while they travel, run errands, work their daily jobs, or just have a quick business trip. I decided to bridge this gap, and I've been in love with what I do every day since. I have one 9 year old chow mix male (you would think he's a puppy). My dog has been my best friend and I truly do not know what I would do without him. The two major things that set me apart outside of my vast experience with animals, is my empathy and commitment to treat my clients pets as I would want my own fur baby treated and my transparency with open communication. My own dog has extreme needs when it comes to feeding, play, and attention. He only will eat foods a certain way, needs thorough exercise, and needs one on one time. Because of this I genuinely want to learn your pets needs inside and out! I will commit to treating your loved one the same way I treat mine. I have experience with large breeds, aggressive pets, and everything in between! I am also a high-touch provider and will make sure I stay in touch, as this is what I'd expect. I like to meet each pet first in order to build trust. I get on their level and allow them the space to come to me. I make sure that they are comfortable in my home. Please divulge any aggressive triggers, marking of territory inside, chewing, or habits. If there is any destruction to my property during a boarding I will need a signed waiver stating you accept responsibility for reimbursement caused by your pet that was done without any issues. I will always be honest with my client load, and we can discuss a customized package. I can do weekend, holidays, and any other time you may need. All I ask is for transparency. I have even traveled with families. I will make sure to avoid all potentially hazardous environments. This includes busy pet parks, children, other dogs, and strangers. My job is to make sure they return to you healthy and safe. This means only going to my personal dog park when they are the only pup, walking them on off hours, and being vigilant.
Check out Chelsie on Rover »
I walk BigDogs (& little ones too)
I have always had a special bond with animals growing up. I knew I wanted to work with cats and dogs my whole life. I would seek employment in my teens and 20s that revolved around animal care. I worked as a vet tech for a few years before going back to get an engineering design degree. I graduated and began working as an engineer within the telecom industry in 2011. In 2018, business acquisitions and a layoff had me seeking the gig economy and once again brought me to pet care. I am passionate about animals and will love and take care of them as if they are one of my own. I'm great with all types and breeds. I have a special gift for getting anxious and scared animals to bond with me. I work well with large dog breeds too. I'm only 5'3â and extremely patient. Large dogs, especially anxious ones seem to prefer my style of pet care. I do hope that if you have read this far into my bio that you would consider me for your pet care needs. I sincerely look forward to meeting you and your fur babies. Thank you I am open to any requests at any time. I am trying to do this full-time. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting your furbabies.****I also understand that having a multi-pet household can be a financial burden when you have to leave them in the care of others. I am willing to work with you on pricing for 3+ pet households. Schedule a meet and greet today and we will negotiate a fair discount. :) I have a small apartment and can really only take one medium to small dog in my home at a time. I have access to a well secured dog park. In your home I will be dropping in during the day to feed, water and walk. For pet sitting I will usually stop by a few times daily and by dinner time stay the night.
Check out Kelli on Rover »
Amy W. & Tori
Want a PAWfect time
My partner(Tori) and I grew up surrounded by pets but for the first time we are without our own companion and would love the opportunity to care for yours. I am a part time student and part time Target employee, and my partner works from home leaving us plenty of spare time to play with all of your four legged friends. We have a small fenced in yard for quick trips outside and a park right behind our house for playtime. We love to play, pet, and especially cuddle!
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WFH, one client at a time, active!
Hi âşď¸ My name is Anna and I am currently a graduate student studying full-time from home with a very active lifestyle! My partner Justin and I live together and we are both students and HUGE animal lovers. Because of our flexible schedules, we are able to take your pets out for frequent walks and bathroom breaks while giving them lots of attention throughout the day! We both grew up having dogs and cats in our households and helping out with friend's and family's pets as well. I have helped potty train and crate train puppies. Needless to say, we cannot imagine our lives without furry friends and cannot wait to meet yours! I have an extremely flexible schedule. I am currently receiving my Master's of Business Administration degree completely online. Justin is receiving his bachelor's degree from University of Houston. This allows us to take your pets out very frequently for potty breaks and walks! We live in a spacious one bedroom apartment. Our complex has a park across the street we enjoy as well as Buffalo Bayou park and Johnny Steele dog park within walking distance. We also live in a beautiful neighborhood with lots of sidewalks for walks. I understand that it is important for animals to stay active during the day while receiving lots of love and attention. We both have 20+ years of experience raising and caring for animals and cannot wait to care for yours! We have experience with large and small animals. We currently have no pets of our own and do not accept more than one client's pet at a time. We also love sending pictures and frequent updates to owners. I am very easy to contact as I have my cellphone nearby at all times. Let me know if your animal has any special needs I can attend to!
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Giving attention + care like family
I have taken care of both outdoor and indoor cats my entire life as well as dogsit frequently for friends. I'm experienced in giving both shots, oral and topical medications as well as looking for signs that a pet might not be feeling well. I'm great at walking dogs on leashes and confident taking them by a dog park if allowed. I have fostered cats and currently have two senior cats of my own - Freckles and Bubbles. I love animals of all kinds, am patient with them getting to know me, and am known among friends and family as being someone all of their animals gravitate toward. I'll make sure your pet gets the attention, play, and cuddles they need! I work from home and have an extremely flexible schedule where I can come and go as needed. I'm punctual and am available mornings, during the day, and nights. I treat each pet as if they were my own. It's my goal that you return to your home the way it was left and all messes or accidents are cleaned up and your pet keeps their routine.
Check out Alexis on Rover »
Dogs are truly man's best friend
I have 2 dogs of my own. One is a 4 year old rescue mutt and the other is a 2 year old German Shepherd. The GSD, not nuetered, is super friendly and loves to play with other dogs. The mutt, spayed, mostly keeps to herself. They love to go on long walks and even go on runs if allowed. As a sitter, your dog will be in the best of care. I at home most of the time during the pandemic so the dogs will always have someone around. There are multiple dog parks very close to our house and Buffalo Bayou walking trails are also super close by for long walks. Looking forward to taking care of your puppies and my puppies are looking forward to making new friends.
Check out Nicole on Rover »
Artist and Animal lover!
I've been caring for animals my whole life! From horses and goats to dogs and cats, big or small I've cared for them all. Feeding, walking, bathing, playing, I enjoy every part of animal care! I also have experience in administering medicine to many different animals. I work part time around 5 days a week in 6 hour shifts, so I'll be able to take your dogs out before and after my shift without them waiting too long! I'm very dedicated to the safety of your animal and I am always aware of my surroundings. Each animal is unique and I will care for them accordingly.
Check out Alejandra on Rover »
Animal lover looking to help others
I have always been a lover of pets and had pets in my life but about 8 years ago I adopted two puppies that I still own now and love to death. I raised them mostly myself until I met my wife 4 years ago and I walk them regularly. I am comfortable walking large breed dogs who get overly excited and pull. I am also comfortable with training if you would like your dog to do some fun tricks! I work in office only 3 days a week but it does change every week. I have my schedule a month in advance so I can always share which days I am available ahead of time. When I work from home, and on weekends I am available all day. I exercise almost every day, either in the middle of the day when i am working from home/weekends or at 5pm after in office days. Every time I exercise I take my dogs so I am willing to take your dogs on runs for a more tiring exercise if needed. I have a small fenced front yard for quick potty breaks and a large park across the street from my home for walks and runs. My townhome is 3 stories with baby gates separating each floor to make it simpler to keep pets separated if needed. No need to worry about animals not working together. Pets are allowed on our furniture for cuddles. Also have crates and dog beds available in our home if needed. There are LOTS of dog toys to play with as well. I do not mind also accommodating to what pet parents may need because I understand not every animal is the same and we all just want our fur babies to be treated well and happy when their parents are gone.
Check out Andrew on Rover »
I'm another pet parent caring! :)
I've had a wide variety of pets since I was 5yo, as well as growing up in family cattle ranches and farm ranches, but I am a city girl at heart. My family and I have always cared for and adopted animals, specially dogs. I currently have 2 adopted cats that have completely changed my life in the best way possible. I take pride in completely catering to whatever your pet's needs are with the best and most reliable care. I've taken care of a lot of pets, including cats, dogs, chameleons, chickens, ducks, iguanas, some birds, fishes & turtles, in which i've learned many skills like: working with living prey/food, different time schedules, medication intake, etc... and i'm open to care for animals with disabilities and more! I am currently working part-time which gives me Monday through Friday mornings availability (~8am-3pm), and some open full and half days throughout the month. I am flexible! Open times are most likely in these slots:MWF 8am-8pmTTH 8am-3pm I take on a more preventative approach when it comes to pets. I will only let pets roam, walk, or be in spaces that are safe and that I've previously checked, and well as not letting them play with or eat things that aren't safe. I am an incredibly OCD kind of clean gal, I can only really enjoy a clean space and a clean feeling. So please trust that personal health and hygiene is one of the upmost valued principles I live by and apply. I offer also offer simple grooming, pet food and toy shopping, walks and a calming and caring energy. I love animals and I will always try my hardest to be only gentle, patient and loving towards all of them.
Check out Paulina on Rover »
Our pets are family!
I have grown up with every kind of pet. Dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and bunnies. I currently am a mom to two cats and a bunny!! I am a part time voice and piano teacher! So I will have lots of time to play and take care of your sweet animals ! I currently can watch any type of animal in a clients home, and take pets for walks or crate them if that is needed! Whatever is necessary!
Check out Aviana on Rover »
The purr-fect pet sitter!
I've had experience taking care of dogs as far back as I can remember because I've always had a dog. Not only that, but other family and friends have relied on me to care of their pets when out of town or when needed. I have experience with small dogs as well as taking care of my best friends 90 lb german shepherd- so big dogs don't intimidate me. When I moved to texas, I had to leave my family dog back home, so I can't wait to come take care of and play with your furry child!! I work remote and it's very flexible, so I have a lot of moments in the day where I'm able to take breaks and come walk/take care of your dog! I have a dog park at my apartment complex as well as a brand new dog park that just opened up a block from me. I also don't mind walking them or taking them to the nearest park to where you live.
Check out Ally on Rover »
Love and care for your pet(s)!
I aim to take care of your beloved pets while you are away! Whether your pet is young or old, big or small, I will ensure they are always kept happy and safe. I prefer to match the energy and needs of each pet I encounter. If they are super energetic and need to run, then we can go on a run. If they are calm and strolling, then we can walk as slowly as they need. When I go to your home I will respect any and all rules. I will also be on time for my services. I will keep my calendar updated weekly! If you have a question or a certain date do not hesitate to ask! I care for pets in your home only. I ensure no pets escape the home by opening doors/gates slowly as I enter. Providing stimulating/quality visits for the pets by going on walks, playing games/activities, and cuddle time :)
Check out Victoria on Rover »
Dependable and loving caretaker!
I am a very happy cat mom to my 2 girls. :) I also have been training and taking care of more than one dog in my household for as long as I can remember. I love to spend quality time and properly care for everyone's furry friends. :) I am currently working four days a week at night, but am available for all mornings and early afternoons! On the days I am off, I am available at any time of the day to take care of your pets. :) I treat each client's home and pet like I would my own! I love to provide a safe and secure service for others, so they can enjoy their time away stress free.
Check out Kassie on Rover »
Let me baby your Fur Baby
Hello! I'm the proud mom of a young maltipoo girl, Nova Neptune, and we are usually at the Menil park on nice days, and is the love of my life (see pics, lol) I would love to have your fur baby as a companion on a lovely park visit, or walk along Buffalo Bayou. I also love going to the beach to escape the city, to walk along side the ocean, collect sea shells etc, along with my furry companion. I am currently a college student, but my availability can be very flexible! I have cared for dogs of my own, including my Ms. Neptune I have now, and my first one (Dusti Scruffles, miniature poodle), well into her senior years, three cats, and two litters of kittens. I have owned and maintained a 60 gallon aquarium with my own pretty fish and a couple of aquatic frogs, that thrived for about two years, until I had to move. I am a freelance hairstylist, and I have the flexibility through out the week to offer to care for pets, and take them out on walks. I have a playful female maltipoo who loves other doggies and cats. I always let animals check me out first to see if they'll trust me before just invading in on their space.
Check out Latricia on Rover »
Life long animal lover
I've had multiple dogs and cats my entire life. I have experience with puppies/kittens, as well as senior animals requiring more specialized care. I'm no stranger to administering medicines, cleaning up messes, and giving fur babies lots of love!
My schedule varies, but I usually have the most availability on weekends. Certain months I'll be available almost every day for drop in visits and walks
I'm currently offering drop in visits and walks. I can ...
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Hii! Can I have a High paw
I've been taking care of animals of all sorts for family and friends I also worked with animals at Doggie daycare and I also know how to bath dogs and I also did a little basic treat training
I'm currently have free time on my hands so I have plenty of time to play with your pups! Can't wait to meet your pups
I have 3 pet I have one dog ,one cat, and ...
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I like big mutts and I cannot lie!
I've taken care of dogs of every kind since I was 10. Neighbors, friends and family have relied on me to walk, feed and bathe their pets. I have some extra time on my hands, I would love to watch your pup! I am in a transition period into my next job that starts in June. With my current schedule I am available Monday through Sunday & any times during the week! I can very easily be flexible with my schedule to accolade yours. I currently live in a three story townhouse with green areas outside my house. There are multiple parks around my household, I live in a very friendly pet area. I love Memorial park and there Greenway as well!
Check out Brayden on Rover »