A long workday isn’t just hard on you. Staying cooped up in a crate or house all day is also no fun for man’s best friend. While many dog owners can easily supply the basics of food, shelter and attention, it is the importance of daily exercise that is most often overlooked. Puppies need a chance to burn off their unlimited amounts of energy, senior dogs should have the opportunity to stretch out to keep muscles and joints limber, and active dogs of all shapes and sizes require adequate exercise time to stay happy and healthy. Luckily, there are lots of great dog walking services for owners in the greater Baltimore area – so get your pet out walking today with this top five list.
Luv My Pet
1743 Jackson St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
Serving mutts as far west as Ellicott City, Luv My Pet offers premier dog walking, pet sitting and dog washing to customers throughout the greater Baltimore area and many places in between. By providing TLC (tender loving care) and other dog-friendly amenities, this company’s dog sitting service will help your pet stay happier and healthier, and ultimately provide the extra attention that every dog deserves. Walkers are always kind, fun and on time to ensure that you can fully enjoy your time away from home without worry. Luv My Pet offers a free consultation for new clients, as well as unique biodegradable “PoopBags” online through the website.
Doghouse Girls, Inc.
3238 Elliott St.
Baltimore, Md. 21224
Further eliminate your stress, and perhaps even your guilt, by hiring the Doghouse Girls to handle daily dog walking for your puppy, senior or active dog while you’re away at work. As an added bonus, utilize the pet taxi service when it’s time for Fido’s vet or grooming appointment and avoid spending the rest of the day cleaning out the car. Same-day or last-minute dog walking can be arranged upon request. Also, private consultations with one-on-one attention for both you and your pet are a great option to get the most from this personalized, attention-driven dog walking service.
Four Dog Adventures
804 W. 33rd St.
Baltimore, Md. 21211
Four Dog Adventures walks to the motto that “a tired dog is a happy dog” and, to that effect, promises customized exercise to fulfill any mutt’s needs from walking and running to playing and exploring. Since every dog is different, this walking service truly understands that some canines need more than just a walk – some require a high-energy run to satisfy their needs. In addition to meeting the exercise requirement, owners can rest assured that companionship, personal attention and love are also on the agenda during every walk. For the more active dog that likes the chance to explore and experience a chance in scenery, be sure to inquire about “City Escape Hikes” or the “Dog Park Adventure” excursions.
122 E. Ostend St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
Providing a better alternative for your dog’s daily walk, Brazen Tails offers long park trips for small groups of dogs to enjoy the outdoors as well as the company of other similar temperament canines. With walkers who understand the culture of dogs and have a compassion for animals, every dog is guaranteed lots of love and attention during every visit. The opportunity for socialization in addition to exercise is also a plus of this dog walking service. Brazen Tails offers free consultation for new customers through its website.
Walk The Dog, LLC
Established in 2002 but with pet care industry experience since 1997, Walk The Dog has professional, caring pet walkers and sitters available year-round. During a daily walk, dogs will enjoy playtime, exercise, food, treats, fresh water and lots of love and attention. Additionally, training assistance can be provided as needed during walks. Walk The Dog prides itself on accommodating last-minute requests whenever possible, and can even be requested for holiday care. The company’s services come highly recommended not only by clients, but by veterinarians as well.
Keri Ann Beazell is a Baltimore writer following the latest developments in arts and culture, natural wonders, lifestyle and pets. She enjoys promoting thought-provoking discussions, education, new ideas and smiles among readers. Follow her online at Examiner.com