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Discover local Boston 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.
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Walking makes a happy dog and that's what we all want for our fur babies !ive worked with dogs for almost three years now. Daycare and walking mostly with some training knowledge. Positive walker who takes their time getting to know your dog💖. The best feeling in the world is gaining another doggy friend especially if they're nervous at first ! Any size or any breed is a friend of mine ! If you have good experience please share ! I also work for WAG!See Profile
Hello I am Accursia! I love animals and am very patient, fun, loving, playful and organized. I grew up around animals all my life and currently have a Papillon, Guinea pig, and 2 turtles. In my spare time I like to walk my own dog, cat sit for my aunt, play video games, develop/design websites and be adventurous with friends!See Profile
Hi there! My name is Janice and I am a friendly, energetic dog lover. I've volunteered for animal shelters, have tons of experience dog walking and I have a Golden Retriever of my own! I'm a nursing student with an instinct to care for everyone AND their pets. I enjoy spending time with dogs especially, and I think they like me too! I can't wait to meet your furry friend.See Profile
Hello, parents & fury children my name is Darjanique but I go by Dyamond and I reside in Boston, MA I am a pet sitter/dog walker of 5 years now and forever. Animals are my passion, I fell in love with animals ever since I was a little girl, I knew that working with animals is what I have always wanted to do and I could not be any more happy that I am finally able to do it. In the span of 5 years, I have cared for over 50 dogs and many cats, my clients and I enjoy long walks, cuddles, playing at the park and most of all belly rubs. I believe that my clients deserve the utmost respect and lots of love, I will treat your furry one like my very own. As of this year I am on my way to becoming a V...See Profile
Hi! My name is Tabatha. I am 28 years old. I have previously worked at an animal boarding facility, animal rescue organizations, and multiple animal hospitals. I have pets of my own and feel very comfortable with all animals. I would love to take care of your pet for you and make you feel comfortable about leaving them in my care! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.See Profile
A city steeped in rich historical value, Boston is a blend of colonial New England and emerging culture. The neighborhoods range in bustling with city life to quiet, residential streets lined with large trees, perfect for strolls with your four-legged friend. There is also an abundance of dog-friendly parks, beaches, and trails to discover. The Freedom Trail is a popular 2.5 mile long walking route that tells the story of the role Boston played in the American Revolution, and your dog is welcome to join along! Our Barkly Boston walkers are the highest rated, and most reliable walkers in the city, so you can rest assured that your furry loved one is always in the best care.
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The most popular breed in Boston is the Labrador Retriever. This city has more dog walks with Labrador Retrievers than any other breed.
The most popular neighborhood in Boston is the Brighton/Oak Square area. This neighborhood has the most dog walks of any other neighborhood in Boston.
Boston has a high amount of greenery compared to pavement. This area’s parkland compared to overall area is above average. A greener canopy for cities improves the quality of dog walks for both the dogs and dog walkers.
Boston scores low for dog-friendliness given the city’s many dog friendly places. It’s not necessarily easy to take your dog with you to restaurants, cafes, and stores in cities that score low in dog-friendliness.
Boston ranks #12 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.
Boston ranks #41 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!
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How can I book a walk in Boston?
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 Boston?
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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