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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.
Philadelphia dog walkers in your neighborhood.
Hi! I’m Stephanie! I’ve been caring for my own dogs for the past 20 years. I love dogs more than anything in the world! Last year I started walking dogs as my part time employment. I strictly follow all pet parents instructions as I want to give both you and your doggy the best experience possible! I’m confident handling larger breeds as well as multiple dogs. I’ve dealt with my fare share of aggressive and nervous dogs, and have several techniques I can use to gain your pups trust. When I’m not walking dogs, you can find me in the gym! I’m a competitive pro powerlifter and I love training myself almost as much as I love dogs! This also helps give me the extra strength I may need to contr...See Profile
My name is Jess and I love walking with Barkly! I've been an animal lover my whole life, volunteering with my local animal shelter. I have years of experience with dog walking & cat sitting and while I am currently petless myself that just means I have extra love to give your pets! :)See Profile
Hello, it's a pleasure to meet you! I'm a curreent vet tech student who is a diligent walker with close attention to detail and understanding of a dog's needs and wants. I love the outdoors and strive to make all living beings happy whether they be furred, feathered, or hairless. I own 5 cats and a dog myslf so I know that pets are an extension of your family from personal experience. I can't wait to meet and care for your furbaby!See Profile
Hi! I'm Issy and I'm a big fan of animals big and small! I currently own a cat named layton and ive helped care for plenty of cats and dogs over the years. I'm especially good with super playful dogs and cats so I'm your girl for high energy cuties! Can't wait to meet you and your pets!See Profile
Hey I'm Alex! I'm a student at the University of the arts here in Philadelphia and I'm studying music business and technology. I'm 19 and have been around dogs my whole life as well as cats, birds, and other pets. I'm originally from Lancaster, PA. I love animals and would be happy to help take care of your pup! Give me a call/ message! Feel free to reach out whenever! Thanks!See Profile
The City of Brotherly Love is encompassed in historical value and contemporary significance, a great example of the rich culture that results from the collection of old world and new. A major city with a prominent art scene combined with laid-back neighborhood vibes that make Philly distinctly unique and that’s why our Barkly walkers love it! Ample green spaces were included in the original design of the city, so whether you’re near the Delaware River, or the Wissahickon Valley, there are miles of trails and countless lush parks for Barkly walkers and customers to enjoy.
Christina the puppy whisperer was excellent! I highly recommend her for her friendliness and love for pets! She was punctual, kept us up to date with adorable pictures and had the sweetest things to say about franklin! She is always available even wh...
Thank you, Kati! This is awesome to hear that he was great and welcoming to people! Love the light craziness too! He is such a funny guy! And gosh, can't figure out what set of stairs Dex is sniffing! He sniffs any and all steps around town! haha Tha...
Thanks again for taking good care of our Rascalz and taking him to the park. He loves going and meeting new puppy friends or playing ball. Thanks for getting him fresh water and feeding him. Such a huge help.
Daphne is amazing! She was not intimidated in the least by Boricio. I definitely felt a sense of calm and control that I haven't felt with other walkers. I hope Daphne will be walking Boricio more!
Thank you. I have been using the harness on Tegan too. She tends to pull me less. This Wednesday I plan on getting another one and will try to find the ez harness
Thank you so much for working on stu's other doggy skills! And for cleaning his bowls. It was so nice of you to go out of your way on those things!
hah. the neighbors do like to talk - feel free to keep it moving if they're getting weird...good people, but they linger :) thanks as usual!!
Great! That's typical Rascalz...taking his time finding the perfect spot! Thanks Jonathon. We will be needing some extra help next week.
Obviously loves dogs. Jake seems to enjoy his walk and he has been on time2 walks so far and will be using Zack for the foreseeable future
How nice! He's such a senior citizen lol. Thanks so much for your patience with him, I think he looks forward to these outings :)
Thank you so much for your patience with Free! She is such a sweet girl but just hasn't been crate trained fully yet.
jonathan, you the best! i know fred absolutely loves his guy-time. thanks for always sending great pics :)
Don't know why he was so skittish. Not your fault, happy we communicated and at least he did his business.
Thank you! I'm sorry that you had to take them separately but I appreciate you doing that. -Madison B.
John's patience must be unlimited because that park gets Mamba every time! Every square inch is right!
You're doing great Jon! Thank you for being such a big help! Mamba certainly does love those treats!
Thank you for letting us know about the no items on the floor that werent hers, I'm so proud of her!
Yeah....he's been lazy and stubborn on walks. I'm taking him to a boarding school for most of july
Atlas and Schroeder were very pleased! Thanks for taking them. Until their next trip to Philly!
Jake came home very happy and tired. Joe was great with him and I think Jake really enjoyed it
The most popular breed in Philadelphia is the Labrador Retriever. This city has more dog walks with Labrador Retrievers than any other breed.
Barkly Pets dog walkers in Philadelphia walk an average distance of 0.8 miles. This distance is below average in comparison to the overall Barkly Pets average walk distance by 0.43 miles.
The most popular neighborhood in Philadelphia is the Fitler Square/Rittenhouse/Logan Square area. This neighborhood has the most dog walks of any other neighborhood in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia's dog scent score is 22. Believe it or not, when dog’s sniff it’s terrific mental exercise for them. Our data suggests that dogs love to pee in Philadelphia which means that dogs in this area must really love their long walks!
Philadelphia 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.
Philadelphia scores high for dog-friendliness given the city’s many dog friendly places. It’s easy to take your dog with you to restaurants, cafes, and stores in cities that score high in dog-friendliness.
Philadelphia ranks #25 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.
Philadelphia ranks #79 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 Philadelphia?
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 Philadelphia?
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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