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Best Dog Walking Services In Seattle

August 9, 2013 5:00 AM

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(photo credit: WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

(photo credit: WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Many people who own pets feel a constant sense of guilt for working a long day or just not being able to give their pet the time and affection they deserve. A dog walker can help to fill that gap while an owner is away. They often can come to your home and pick up your dog, take them out for a walk or even a nice outing to a dog park to play with other dogs. Activities like these can help to socialize the dog and get them some exercise, both of which can help reduce destructive behavior.

Strut the Pup
6315 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 484-3696
www.strutthepup.com

Strut the Pup is a full-service dog walking and sitting business working out of north Seattle. Its coverage area goes from Mt. Baker to Greenlake and even over to the Bellevue area, offering an option for many people in the greater Seattle area. Beyond dog walking services, the team offers home visits, dog park visits, pet taxi, dog bathing and will do just about anything to make a dog happy. The business was started with the idea that pets are a member of the family and should be treated that way. The company also donates a portion of profits to local animal charities.

Red Rover Dog Walking Services
10727 4th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98168
(206) 588-6922
www.redroverdogwalkingservices.com

Red Rover Dog Walking Services is unique in that it specializes in the needs of small dogs (less than 30 pounds). It will provide pick-up and drop-off services, a full hour walk and off-leash dog park fun if available in your area. Red Rover’s specialty on small dogs allows it to be better in tune with the dangers that could affect a smaller animal. Dog parks especially can be made much safer with this team’s experience and oversight.

Wag Dog Walking
2201 3rd Ave., #2504
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 849-4167
www.wagdogwalking.com

Wag Dog Walking focuses on the Queen Anne and Belltown areas of town offering a full walking service. Unique to Wag Dog Walking is a simple potty break service. For a lessor cost, Wag Dog Walking will come to your house and simply take your dog out to go to the bathroom. This service is perfect for a geriatric dog or one that just needs a bit of fresh air and less exercise.

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Happy Tails
(206) 617-8963
www.seattlehappytails.com

Jessica is a one-woman operation offering not just dog walks and off-leash park time, but also dog runs. This unique service gives your dog the opportunity to go for a five- to seven-mile on-leash run around the area. Happy Tails focuses on the west Seattle area from Alki all the way down to White Center. Hours are very flexible so Happy Tails may be a great option for someone not working a typical nine-to-five schedule.

Belltown Dog Walker
(206) 919-5848
www.belltowndogwalker.com

Belltown Dog Walker offers a team of people to be available at all hours of the day and all days of the week. This allows the company to offer “emergency” services with less than 12 hours of notice. These kinds of walking services can be a lifesaver for a delayed flight or a weather-related issue. The service is available outside of the Belltown area as well. Just call to see if it services your neighborhood.

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Megan Knight resides in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. During the day she works in IT Management and at night is a royal news junkie. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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