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 Portland 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 Portland, OR, 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.
Friendly, Responsible Pet Sitter
If you give a dog love, they'll give it right back to you--and who doesn't like that? Dogs make me happy, and I love providing a caring and safe environment for our best friends. Tail wagging is the goal! Dogs (and people) reflect your state of mind, a happy owner means a happy dog. I don't own a dog now, and this seems like the perfect way to get face time with my furry friends. Customer service is very important to me. Your dog isn't my only client, you are too! Please let me know your expectations and how I can make you comfortable during the stay. I know it's hard to leave your pet with someone else, even if you're going on an exciting vacation. If you need updates, I'm happy to provide you with them! I hope you will choose me for your pet sitting needs, I will serve you and your dog with a smile.
Check out Alexander on Rover »
Enthusiastic Dog Dad + Animal Lover
Hello, hello!! I am excited to meet you & your furry friend(s) and am grateful for your consideration as you seek help to ensure they're consistently well cared for. I'm well experienced with cats & dogs both -- among other critters! -- having helped + grown up with pets of all shapes and sizes as a kid to caring for my own as an adult. I'm an all-around animal & nature lover with a particularly extreme soft spot for doggos!!! <3 <3 <3 My partner Chris & I adopted and are raising two shelter-rescue dogs: Cinnamon, adopted at 8-months, is a 9 year old border collie mix and Kodiak, adopted at 11-months, is a 6.5 year old lab/terrier mix. These fluff pups are two of the most important parts of our lives and we work hard to make sure they stay active, are healthy, happy & stay showered in love. The four of us relocated to Portland, OR from South Carolina in August 2016 after a beautiful cross-country road trip. We love our new home here in the Pacific Northwest! I started providing dog & cat care here on Rover in June 2019: it was something I've always wanted to do + the timing was perfect! As my profile shows, I work hard to provide excellent service to both you and your pets by responding to messages & inquiries quickly and providing every client (100% of bookings) with pictures along with each visit's summary note. Most importantly of all: I work to tailor the care I provide to each animal based on their unique personality, interests, needs, mood and of course no one knows these things better than their people(s)! *** Currently Chris & I are not hosting any dogs for daycare or overnights at our apartment. Bobby is the sole service provider for all visits completed at your residence/neighborhood. *** There's always some *gray area* of life of course, so if my service offerings don't appear to match your needs, you are still very welcome & encouraged to submit a request! We can discuss the details of what you're seeking via private message, and see what arrangements can be made, if possible. Stay wonderful & well y'all!
Check out Bobby on Rover »
Animal lover since day 1
Fully vaccinated as of 5/17/21!! Boosted as of 1/10/22 & again 10/3/22!! Working hours: 9am-6pm (sometimes 7pm) Currently unavailable from 11:30am-1pm m-th, tu's I volunteer from 3:25pm until the evening, and I have a meeting w's 3pm-3:50pm. (They/Them) I'm an Agender adult that has a kitty fur baby and I'd love to care for yours! My mom worked for a vet when I was born and we had 4 animals already in the home, so I've learned a great deal from her and from always raising animals while growing up. I have trauma in-formed experience (like shelter pups and rescues) and animals are usually drawn to me. I like to say it's because I'm vegan and they somehow know xD I have a lot of passion for animals and their well-being. I will care for your fur babies like I would my own. If you'd like the walk to be at a special location(like a park), I'm willing to drive them there to make it an even better experience! I go by Jaz in addition to my full name, as well. I am currently open for December bookings! I will be away for thanksgiving but will be in Portland for most of December and would love to add your furkids to my calendar! When I enter your home, I always make sure to do so cautiously, so no one can escape! I also feel more comfortable locking up while we go for the walk, if that is the service I am providing.
Check out Jazmyn on Rover »
For dogs and their people!
I love all animals! I have been employed at jobs where animal care was top priority, and have pet sat/walked dogs for friends and neighbors throughout my entire life. I have been trained on dog grooming and behavior training. I have cared for pretty much every animal under the sun! My previous dogs were two Chihuahuas that lived to be 16 and 17 years, respectively. I am currently dog-mom to a little Pomeranian boy who loves meeting new friends. I've been told that I am easy to work with, and also am highly flexible! I will treat your pet as if it were my very own: with all the love and care in the world! I can't wait to meet you and your canine best friends!
Check out Rebbecca on Rover »
I love all things FLUFFY!!!
INSURED WITH PET CARE INSURANCE I love love love cats and dogs. I've taken care of many different dogs and I have 2 adorable kitties. I will absolutely treat your beloved pet as if they were my own. I'm unable to have a dog right now so I want to make as many doggy friends as possible! I work from home so my schedule is pretty flexible. I walk between 2-3 miles a day anyway so why not have some doggy friends join me!!! I also love the rain so I have no problem with rainy day walks. Booking radius varies depending on time of day. I have dog walking and dog/cat sitting insurance through Pet Care Insurance and I will absolutely treat your babies like they're my own. I always carry a light on me when walking in the dark I am great at following directions. Whatever your precious fur baby needs I can help with! Plus some extra love thrown in because I just love animals so much. For my own safety, I don't do walks downtown after dark. Thank you for understanding! Also my car cannot drive in the snow.
Check out Reggie on Rover »
The best in the business
I am Sean S. I will treat your dog like my own. I don't have experience working for a company but I do have experience as a dog owner. I love the canine because he is mans best friend and I will make sure to meet all your dogs needs. I will make sure your dog is happy when I leave your place or when he leaves mine. I am avalible almost all the time except on Wednesday from 4-11 pm and Saturday from 10 am-6pm but I do have family members who would love to take care of your dog if you decide to drop him off around that time. I am looking forward to dogwatch your furry companion. You won't regret it at all
Check out Sean on Rover »
No walk is too short nor too long.
I adore dogs and living here in the Pearl I get to meet and greet all of the wonderful dogs (and humans) living in the area. As a 'fur' parent for over 20 years, I understand that other commitments can leave our four-legged loves at home and their outdoor needs unattended. However having someone (me) who is dependable and caring to help bridge those moments when you are not there is not only a comfort but fewer messes to clean up when you arrive home. Granted my two fur children are under twenty pounds, but I do fill-in and help with my mothers kennel of Irish Setters. I am available for dog walking and in-home pet - dog and cat -services here in the Pearl, Slab Town, Goose Hollow, Downtown, East End and PSU areas of Portland Oregon.
Check out Trace on Rover »
Trustworthy, Active, & Attentive!
Pets have been a part of my life since I can remember! I rescued my first cat when I was 4 (by convincing my mom to adopt a cute stray kitten.) Since then cats and dogs have been a part of the family. I currently have a furry kid of my own! Very flexible. I am currently taking some much needed time off before going back to school in the spring. Happy to accomodate your schedule and routine. I care for pets the same way the owner would care for them! Before I accept a job, I make sure to ask the client any special needs or expectations required for their pet.:)
Check out Jen on Rover »
Kind and reliable care for your pet
Growing up, I always had multiple pets. I have helped out with pet care in my community for as long as I can remember and have done 3 years of professional pet sitting services. I have trained puppies, taken care of aging dogs and cats, and tend to make friends with most animals right away : ) My work schedule is completely flexible and by appointment, so my availability for pet care services is very open. Scheduling in advance is the safest bet, but I also love last minute appointments when they work out. When caring for pets in your home, I always take notes on all of your pets needs and come prepared to do a great job. I am detail oriented, gentle and respectful to both your pets and your space. I am big on communication and kindness and can send you updates and photos as you wish.
Check out Jade on Rover »
Let me (temporarily) steal your pet
Hey everyone - I'm wrapping up my time in medical school and have some time off between now and residency. I would love to fill it with taking care of your children. I grew up on a llama farm, trained horses, and worked on a dairy farm as well as with an equine vet and companion animal vet. Then I've owned a variety of animals myself ever since. I'm particularly in love with cats (lookin at you, grumpy bois) and will comfortably read on my side of the sofa while they observe me disdainfully for hours. I am also a (slow) runner, so sign me up for all that Aussie/border collie energy! If your pup is not of the running variety, that's okay, we can wander through neighborhoods and judge peoples houses/the housing costs in Portland together - I'll keep their secrets if they keep mine. If you have other animals of any variety, I've probably at least hung out with them before. I was a kid who checked out all the animal books in the library growing up (a fact which, when I met my partner, made her say: âdid you have any friends....?â), so I'm likely to be friends with whatever animal takes up a space in your heart and home. Looking forward to meeting all of you! I am free as a bird (with a couple days of exceptions for required graduation shenanigans) between February 11th and June 1st. Let me know what you're looking for and I can likely accommodate. I am currently renting in PDX - so I can come to you. I have a very epic car that you've probably never heard of before (a Subaru) that will get me just about anywhere in just about any weather.
Check out Sophia on Rover »
Reliable dog & cat mom
I have been walking/training dogs since I was 10 years old. I will work with any kind of dog or cat, I have experience with force-free reactivity training (due to my own dog being a rescue). I look forward to meeting and taking care of your babies! I work a flexible hybrid office schedule currently, so I am able to adjust my schedule to help accommodate yours. I do not mind getting up early or staying up late to help accommodate my client's needs. Having had my own reactive pet, I subscribe to force-free training using conditing methods through rewarding positive behaviors. I am happy to adjust within reason to accommodate your specific training plans and desires.
Check out Lilly on Rover »
Love and experience w/ special need
I love animals! I've taken care of dogs, cats, and other small animals my whole life. They each have their own personalities and I love getting to see that. I have a lot of experience taking care of pets with special needs. I have three clients with animals that have varying levels of anxiety. I understand that I must adapt my care to how each pet feels most comfortable. I also have experience with providing medications for my clients as well as my own. My cat has a thyroid issue that requires medication twice daily and I have never missed a dose.I have a client with 5 dogs of varying ages and personalities. They sometimes have accidents in the house but I have no problem cleaning up after them and I am very understanding. I work full-time in downtown Portland. I am available before 7:30am and after 5:00pm weekdays. I do work downtown so if you are nearby I'm usually able to stop by between 7:30-5:00. I also have open availability on weekends and Im happy to stop by anytime. Every pet is unique and requires different approaches to feel comfortable. I am very sensitive to your pets needs. I prefer not to rush and take things at a comfortable pace. Please let me know anything that would help me show your pet proper care and love.
Check out Johnny on Rover »
Animal obsessed & ready to snuggle
I have taken care of dogs, cats, horses, sheep & chickens since I was a kid! Love animals and want to spend all the time I can with them :) Home with toddler now and looking for fun animal filled part time work. Extra kisses and love from the toddler if pets will like her (no worries either way!) I am currently home taking care of my daughter but my mom lives with us so my schedule is very flexible! The more animal time the better. I live convienently a block from NW 23rd in a old Victorian house with a fenced front and back yard! We have 2 small dogs to keep your dog company (optional - they can stay with my mom if needed). Would love to follow any care instructions regardless if we are at my house or yours but just excited for long walks, a million snuggles and love!
Check out Maddie on Rover »
Fun and love there when you need it
I have had my own dogs for about 4 years now but before that I was always watching anybody's pets who would let me. I love animals and I love to play. Lots of baths, walks, and lots of yummy food on time with treats in between for good boys and girls! I currently am in school away from home so I will take all the company I can get! I love taking care of animals and getting to know them just like I do my own family members and pets. I will be very respectful of your space and always make sure to take the greatest care of your animal and treat them like my own.
Check out Abbey on Rover »
Pet owner caring for your pet too:)
I have been taking car of dogs for a long time and have grown up having dogs of my own. I currently have a senior dog and know how to care for them if you have a senior pup as well. I am currently a full time student and have most afternoons free. I have plenty of time to take your dog on a long walk. Depending on what you would need from me I can let your dogs out in your backyard and feed them. Otherwise we will be going on a walk.
Check out Lexus on Rover »
Super reliable, lifelong pet lover!
Hi, I'm Jackie! I've cared for animals my whole life: I grew up with both cats and dogs, and as an adult I've cared for both as well. I currently live with two aging animals, a cat and a dog, and I love taking care of them both (cat is mine, and dog is my roommate's). I have a calm demeanor and I'm great at connecting with pets. I know how tricky it can be to juggle home and work life with taking care of a pet, and it's so important to have support. I'm responsible, reliable, and more than willing to provide pet care when you're going out of town. I hope we can connect! I'm a freelancer so I have open availability. I tend to go on multiple walks per day and I love to bring a dog companion along! When I'm hanging with your animals we'll spend time playing, walking and having outdoor time (if your pet goes outside, that is). I'm more than happy to send you cute photos of our activities as well! I'm great at introducing myself to wary cats (mine is the queen of this) and I'm very patient in letting them warm up to me.
Check out Jackie on Rover »
Genuine care for your pets!
I have 5+ years of experience with low to high maintenance dogs from high energy and engagement to modest amounts of care. I enjoy animals with different personalities and find different levels of care a positive challenge. My friends and family have consistently asked me to dog sit, feed, walk and play with their dogs and cats during the times they need! I'm currently available to watch your pups or kitties most days and times out of the week, including weekends; as my schedule right now is flexible with work. I will take the upmost care in providing a safe and loving environment for your dog or cat in your home, backyard or on a walk. I am comfortable with reactive dogs and how to manage the situation with proper tools provided.
Check out Courtney on Rover »
I walk the walk, and bark the bark!
I've only ever owned one dog, and it was a wonderful ten years together. I'm not ready to own again, but I love to care for all of my friends pets when needed. I am currently working part time, and with warm weather approaching, I'm hoping to find some adorable friends to take care of. I mostly commit Thur-Sat evenings for work (bartend). There are a so many pets in the city, how often do they get to smell the fresh air of the forest? I currently live next to multiple parks for pups to play at. I enjoy going on runs, hikes, and drinking lots of water. I have a car, so more access to exciting options. Would be nice to enjoy the time with good dogs! My apartment is comfortable and clean for Netflix and naps.
Check out Eddie on Rover »
Calm, gentle, loving care!
I've had lifelong experience taking care of dogs since I was a child. I've had some formal training and experience volunteering at the Oregon Humane Society as a Dog Walker / Kennel Buddy. I've been a reliable and consistent pet sitter for friends both short-term and extended stays. Many compliments have been given about how clean their home is when they come back from their trip! I'm currently working full-time in another industry, so I'm free most early mornings and in the evenings, with the most availability on Fridays and Saturdays until I can transition into making pet sitting my full-time job. My Home: I'm currently in a small one-bedroom apartment and don't currently have any pets of my own. I could realistically board a small - medium sized dog with frequent potty breaks and walks. Your Home: I believe in leaving your living space at least as clean or cleaner than I found it. I believe that being highly attuned to the energy I am embodying is crucial in building trust in taking care of your furry friends. I honor that I am being gifted the opportunity to interact with you, your pets and your home and it is not to be taken lightly.
Check out Shayla on Rover »
Experienced dog dad and pet lover!
I have been a dogwalker for years and was the owner of a sweet border collie mix! I have experience with dogs of all sizes and energy levels. I work part-time and am home most of the day, I'll make sure that your pets needs are met with my open and flexible schedule! I have an apartment that is dog friendly with an attached garden area. I live in beautiful ladds addition and love to take dogs around the neighborhood for long walks!
Check out Amanda on Rover »
A animal loving perfectionist
Hi! I've taken care of dogs for 20 years, I'm extremely responsible and the exact person you'd feel at ease watching your baby. I'm a perfectionist and and animal lover and will make sure your pet is extremely well cared for and has the best time while you're away! I'm very flexible just give me a heads up and we'll make it work, the more heads up the better and I have extremely quick response times! I have a fenced yard and can easily crate your dog if needed. I will ensure all of your puppies needs are met. Just tell me what you need and we'll make it happen
Check out Megan on Rover »
Being who his dog thinks he is!
I have a general fondness for all kinds of animals (especially dogs). I am always able to be contacted, and am willing to drop on by to check in on your furry friend on a moment's notice. I am also more than happy to make sure that your mail is in, along with other basic house keeping. I can also send pictures of my walks and playful moments as wanted by clients. As far as ...
Check out Demetrius on Rover »
Life long animal lover :)
I have had dogs and cats through the past 10 years that I have cared for, I currently have my cat Bean who I've had about 5 years now and was able to fully socialize him to be the most loving boy, as he has PTSD and would not even allow himself to be pet when I first got him. I'm currently a freelance makeup artist so my schedule is very flexible, especially on weekdays, ...
Check out Kamila on Rover »
Leave your Pets in Safe Hands.
When I worked at a dog daycare, I took care of dogs from small to large with love and care during the day and night.
I am currently looking for part-time or full-time work. I am available during the week and on weekends. I can do dog walking, Dog sitting, etc.
I treat my pets with love and care as I will with your pets. I take my pets out for walks frequently and feed ...
Check out Marc on Rover »
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