Dog walking

How much do dog walkers make? All the factors to consider

If you’re planning a career in dog walking — because your alter ego is totally a dog — there may be only one thing stopping you from making the leap: money. How much do dog walkers make? What you’ll earn for a dog-walking job varies, depending on where you live... more

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What to look for in your next dog sitter

If you’re a dog owner actively seeking pet care, zeroing in on that special someone to take care of your pooch can be daunting, especially if you have high standards like most of us do. However, once you know what to look for,  finding the perfect caregiver will feel... more

11 jobs working with animals — and how much money you can make

The day you realize you can’t make a living snuggling your pets in bed is a sad day indeed. But if you have a pile of bills to pay and a lifelong connection to animals, you can consider a career where you can be surrounded by fur full time. A... more

Beyond dog walking: 8 pet care services you can ask your dog walker to do

Whether you're working long hours or taking care of your little ones, there are times it can be difficult to give your canine companion all the attention you know they deserve. Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in a day, and there are weeks where you just can't manage... more

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Dog walker vs dog day care: Which one is best for your dog?

Dog parents who work outside the home often stress about leaving their fur baby home alone all day. These worries are justified: dogs typically shouldn’t be left alone for eight or more hours, says Annie Hudson, owner of dog-walking company Hudson’s Hounds in New York City.  Leaving a dog... more

Want to become a dog walker? Follow these expert steps on how to do it

You love dogs. Given the choice between dogs or humans, it’s dogs every time. You find joy walking them, spending time with them and caring for them. If this is an accurate description of you, you may be considering becoming a dog walker so you can do what you love most... more

The 101 best dog quotes

Being a dog owner often means so much more than just being responsible for a pet. Dogs are our best friends and our guides. For so many of us, they’re our first children or the only ones we’ll ever have. They spend so much time studying our habits and loving... more

Best Trails for Dog Walks by State

Find your next favorite walking spot with this handy guide of the top dog-friendly hike and bike trails by state. Like me, my pup can get a little restless. After a long winter of quick walks and cold paws, there’s nothing quite like stretching our legs and heading out on... more