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An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk

Dog Walking Service

The best dog walking service

Does Fido need some extra exercise? When you are too busy with work and life, you can always turn to Pawshake to find the best dog walkers near you.

Pawshake has thousands of fully verified and trusted dog walkers who truly love what they do. Your dog will never be bored or lonely again!

Why is dog walking important?

For healthy and happy dogs

Our dog walking service is a great way for your pooch to stay healthy and happy in a variety of ways.
All dogs need mental and physical stimulation every single day. Your dog will maintain a healthy body weight if they go for regular daily walks, which is very important for their long-term overall health.
If your dog sits home alone all day with nothing to do, they can become bored, restless and anxious. A dog walk in the fresh air once or twice a day allows your dog to burn some energy, which prevents destructive behaviour at home such as chewing or digging. The many sights and smells on a walk are incredibly interesting for your pooch to take in, and will also help to prevent boredom and stress. Plus, your dog walker can provide plenty of belly rubs along the way!

Why is Pawshake dog walking a better choice?

Quick, easy and safe for your pooch

Dog walking services

Your dog will never be bored or lonely again: contact a Pawshake dog walker to take them out for a walk when you can’t manage.

Free meet & greet

Introduce your dog to the dog walker during an obligation-free meet & greet. Found the best dog walker for your furry friend? Make a booking securely via Pawshake for premium pet insurance, 24/7 online support and our satisfaction guarantee.

Personal and affordable

Pawshake lets you meet and choose the best dog walkers for your pooch. Dog walkers set their own rates and are more affordable than large dog walking companies. Plus, you can specify what you want for the walk, such as dog running, training, or just a leisurely stroll.

No time to look?

It’s simple to find a perfect dog walker with the click of a button. Simply log onto the Pawshake website or mobile app, enter your location and browse local dog walkers who would love to meet you and your pooch.

5-star dog walking reviews

Read real reviews from happy dog owners

Dog Walking
Bonnie, 22-02-2016
Inna is a very responsible dog sitter, she helped us at a very short notice when our previous dog sitter bailed out last minute. She sent us Toby's photos regularly to keep us updated. Toby was happy with her, thank you Inna! Will be using Inna as our favorite dog sitter from now on. :-)
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Mark, 22-01-2019
As a person, Ruby is incredibly meticulous, empathetic, self-aware, conscientious, observant and most importantly, she has been very kind. These traits have clearly transferred over to her job as a handler and caretaker of pets. Ruby does not just seem to want to "do it", but truly finds joy in it. ...
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Bec, 07-04-2016
Chung Chin is a fantastic dog walker and dog sitter. He is caring, conscientious and very trustworthy. Thanks a lot!
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Shera, 27-01-2020
I'll highly recommend Marianne. She took great care of my dog, followed my instructions to a tee and accommodated my last minute request to walk my dog thrice a day. I'm so grateful to have found such a reliable pet sitter. I can now go on holidays without any worries about my dear pet. Thanks Maria ...
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The Pawshake Difference

Your dog is in safe hands

Your dog is protected

On Pawshake, our dog walkers are trusted and verified locals who have joined us purely because of their love of dogs. During the booking, your dog is protected by our Premium Pet Protection Insurance in case of accident or illness.

Guilt-free dog walks

If you are too busy to take your dog walking, you can bet your family, neighbours and friends are too! Now there’s no need to feel embarrassed asking for help, as Pawshake dog walkers are genuinely there for their love of dogs.

Frequent updates

The dog walker will update you while you are at work through regular messages and photos. You can also discuss the exact route you’d like the dog walker to take and any other requests, such as a visit to the local dog park or to take your dog running off-leash.

Why Pawshake?

We’ve got you and your pet covered

Peace of Mind Guarantee Included

In the unlikely event that your pet is ill or injured during a booking, Pawshake will cover veterinary costs. Pay securely online for The Pawshake Guarantee on your pet sitting booking. You’re in safe hands with Pawshake.

Local Vetted Pet Sitters

All pet sitters are individually vetted by our team of specialists: less than 20% of potential pet sitters make the cut. All pet sitters have a detailed profile with personal information and authentic community reviews for you to read before booking their services.

Happiness Guaranteed

Our loving pet sitters are dedicated to your cat, dog, rabbit, bird or guinea pig. Enjoy daily updates and photos from your pet sitter during pet boarding, pet daycare or your dog’s walk. Our friendly customer support team is online to help you.

Booking Guarantee

Should the pet sitter you have arranged and booked be unable to care for your pet, we will do everything we can to find you a replacement pet sitter. This is very rare, but we are there to help if you get stuck.

How does it work?

Pawshake is easy!

1. Free meet & greet

Message a loving pet sitter, and arrange an obligation-free meet & greet.

2. Book online

Safely book through Pawshake and enjoy in-house customer support, booking guarantee and veterinary coverage for your pet.

3. Sit back and relax

Your pet is in safe hands. Your pet sitter will be in touch with regular photos and updates during the pet daycare or pet hosting period.

Using dog walking for the first time?

Here's how it works

Find and book the best dog walker for your pooch on Pawshake without any hassles or stress by following these simple steps:

Search for the perfect dog walker

Have a good look at the dog walker’s profile to see photos of their pets, read about their dog walking service and generally get to know them. You can also read reviews from other happy dog owners, and check the availability for dog walking on their calendar.

Meet and greet

Arrange an obligation-free meet and greet prior to booking dog walking. This is a chance to introduce your dog, and maybe even let the dog walker take them on a test walk. There’s no need to rush a meet and greet - get to know the dog walker by asking questions and answering any they may have.

Make the dog walking booking

Meet and greet go well? Return to Pawshake to book the dog walking service - this will ensure your dog is covered by our Premium Pet Insurance and the Pawshake Satisfaction Guarantee. Payment takes place at this point and will be released to the dog walker after the booking has ended.

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Always stay connected

Download the free Pawshake app to find and book your loving pet sitter.

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Frequently asked questions about dog walking

Your dog walking questions answered

Why is dog walking important for my dog?

All dogs need mental and physical stimulation every single day. Your dog will maintain a healthy body weight if they go for regular daily walks, which is very important for their long-term overall health.

If your dog sits home alone all day with nothing to do, they can become bored, restless and anxious. A dog walk in the fresh air once or twice a day allows your dog to explore and burn some energy, which prevents destructive behaviour at home such as chewing or digging.

How much does a dog walker cost?

Pawshake pet sitters set their own prices. Prices for dog walking start at $10 is dependent on how many pets or additional requirements you may have.

What is included in a dog walking booking?

On average, dog walking last for 30 minutes and the pet sitter is expected:

  • To walk and engage with the dog
  • Find alternative forms of physical exercise or enrichment for your dog if it is too cold or too hot to walk the dog. This should be discussed and agreed upon with you prior to the start of the booking.
  • Not to let your dog off lead unless previously discussed with you and in an appropriate area
If your pet has alternative needs, please discuss any requirements or alternative agreements prior to booking with your pet sitter.

Will my dog be walked alone?

Our pet sitters are flexible and can cater the dog walks to suit your dog's needs. If you prefer for your dog to be walked alone, be sure to mention this to your pet sitter. The more information you provide your pet sitter about your dog, the better walking experience they can provide your dog!

When will I be charged for the dog walking booking?

Your card will be charged as soon as you confirm the booking. However, for your security the payment is held securely by Pawshake and not released to the pet sitter until the dog walking booking is complete.

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