Q. What does it cost to hire a dog walker in the Snohomish County area (Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, Mill Creek and Mukilteo)?
A. If you are thinking about hiring a professional dog walker, you are probably wondering what a reasonable rate is for this service. After a quick local internet search for dog walking, you will notice rates vary between companies. Many factors affect the price range such as length of time visiting your dog with possible additional fees for multiple dogs.
Price should not be the only factor when determining who to hire. Amount of experience, qualifications, references, and online reviews are also important. Below are some guidelines for hiring a dog walker in Snohomish County area.
In Snohomish County, expect to pay $10-$30 per walk depending on length. For instance, the average amount for a 15 minute walk for one dog is $15 and some dog walkers charge extra for multiple dogs. Also, additional fees may apply if you want the dog walker to transport your dog to a dog park or hiking area.
Most dog walking companies in Snohomish County base their rates on length of visit such as 15-minutes, 30-minutes, 45-minutes and 60-minutes. As the dog parent, you decide which length is best. Some factors to consider are age, energy level, and how much exercise the dog receives before/after work.
Regular walks are beneficial for the following reasons:
- Reduce/eliminate destructive behavior
- Alleviate extra energy to reduce hyperactivity or excitability
- Lessen attention-seeking behaviors such as barking and whining
For these three reasons, TAILored Pet Services offers monthly packages so your dog gets walked on a consistent schedule. Visit our monthly rates page or call us for more information.