Discover local Austin dog walkers and view their profiles with verified credentials. Meet the local walker you choose beforehand, and ensure you and your pet have the perfect match.
Our app makes booking, payment, and management a breeze. Quality assurance is built-in to the experience with pick-up/drop off notifications, GPS tracked walk routes, and photos from every visit.
We pay our walkers more per walk than any other company. This has led to a much higher quality of care, and standard of service compared to similar companies in the industry.
Austin dog walkers in your neighborhood.
Hello, my name is Kira and I have a cat, a Doberman, and a GSP. All very crazy but loveable pups. I’ve been working with animals for around 8-10 years now, I started by taking animal sciences classes learning about behavior, traits and diseases animals can carry, and how to handle and care for over 200 species of animals. Recently I’ve been working a lot more closely with dogs and learning more in depth about behavior and training. I have also been pet sitting and dog walking for 5-6 years, and I hope to learn more from your pups and also help them with their manners and leash boundaries if needed!See Profile
Hello, I’m Kaitlyn. I’ve been working with dogs my entire life, but professionally for 3 years. I have dog walked and dog sat since I was 13. I started in my neighborhood. Since then I worked at Action Pack Dog Center a boarding/daycare/grooming facility professionally for three years. I worked hands on with dogs every single day all day long. I also have two four-legged kiddos of my own, they’re my whole entire world and more. I rescued Wrigley nine years ago from Austin Humane Society and Curly Fry eight months ago from Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. I love animals in general, but dog especially. I have an extreme knowledge about them and their behaviors. I’m beyond comfortable...See Profile
Hey I'm Brisha!I have cared for all sorts of breeds personally and professionally. I raised my pitbull from a bottle baby and loved every minute of waking up at 2am. I'll be sort of new to the area so I don't currently have a preference on what neighborhoods I walk in! You can expect me to have loads of fun on our walks and keep your fur baby safe!See Profile
I've been working with animals my whole life. I have 2 fur babies of my own and we go walking every day. I love going to the trails and letting them explore and smell all new smells. They love it! I promise your dog will come back happy and ready for a nap!See Profile
Hi folks! My name is Brooke and I am a current English Major at UT Austin. I am the proud owner of a spunky orange mutt by the name of Honey and a fan of just about every other pup in the world as well. I grew up with labradors but have taken care of all kinds of k9s for friends, family, and neighbors. Now, I am ready to walk, run, hike or hang with your best friend whenever you can't.See Profile
With a lively music scene, buzzing art culture, laid-back vibes, natural beauty and gorgeous weather throughout the entire year, it’s no wonder Austin is continuously named one of the best cities to live in the country. From the shores of Lady Bird Lake to the hundreds of hiking trails and nature preserves throughout the city, there’s no shortage of outside pet-friendly adventure within city limits. Every local Barkly walker is fully trained and certified to ensure your beloved family member enjoys their time outside in the fresh Austin air. When you book a walk with a Barkly walker, you can even see what route they went on, read the notes left by their walker, and receive an adorable photo from their walk.
The most popular breed in Austin is the Chihuahua. This city has more dog walks with Chihuahuas than any other breed.
Barkly Pets dog walkers in Austin walk an average distance of 1.34 miles. This distance is above average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.11 miles.
The most popular neighborhood in Austin is the Milwood/Arboretum/Great Hills area. This neighborhood has the most dog walks of any other neighborhood in Austin.
Austin has a low amount of greenery compared to pavement. This area’s parkland compared to overall area is low. A greener canopy for cities improves the quality of dog walks for both the dogs and dog walkers.
Austin scores moderate for dog-friendliness given the city’s many dog friendly places. It’s relatively easy to take your dog with you to restaurants, cafes, and stores in cities that score moderate in dog-friendliness.
Austin ranks #52 of the best cities to be a dog walker for Barkly Pets. We rank our dog walking score by reviewing weather patterns, urban walkability scores, and other data.
Austin ranks #38 in the top 100 U.S. cities for parks per 100,000 residents, per the 2019 ParkScore. More parks in any given city means more squirrels to chase!
How can I book a walk in Austin?
Download our app or create an account from our website. Once logged in, select "Book a Walk." Add in the dates you need on the next screen and select the duration and time you'd like us to arrive. Select or add the pet's you'd like us to walk on the next screen, and add in any important tasks you'd like for your walker to complete. It's as simple as that!
Can I meet a walker before booking with them?
Yes! All our meet and greets are complementary and free of charge. You can browse through profiles and read our walker bios by tapping on "See Local Caretakers" on the homescreen. When you find a walker who seems like a good match, you will request a Meet and Greet with them to set up a time for a meeting. You can also opt to have us match you with a professional walker. Walkers will start reaching out to you as early as the same day you request the Meet and Greet.
What are the prices for dog walks in Austin?
Our dog walkers set their own prices for 30 minute and 60 minute walks. Browse their profiles in the app or on our website to find the walker with the right experience and rates for you and your dog.
Can I have the same walker each time I book?
We believe the best experience for your dog is a consistent walker, and when you book with Barkly, you will book with the same walker. If that walker is unavailable, you’ll have the option to cancel the walk or request that we send a backup walker.
Do I get to see the route my walker takes on the walk?
You will be able to track each walk route in the app so you know precisely where your dog was walked. All visits are also followed up with detailed notes and pictures from the walker, so you know exactly how each visit went. Additionally, we offer 24/7 live customer support, so if you ever need anything, we are always here happy to help!
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