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Discover why Barkly Pets is Detroit’s best place to find reliable pet care professionals! When you use Barkly to find a professional dog walker, you can book through the same independent dog walker each and every time. Sign up today to meet local dog walkers in Detroit!

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Discover local Detroit 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.

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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.

Detroit’s Top 5 Walkers

Detroit dog walkers in your neighborhood.

Dog Walker in Detroit, MI

I’m a licensed veterinary technician with an incredible love for ALL OF THE DOGS! 😊 I’m certified in fear free technique and have several years of experience handling fear aggressive animals. I’m also certified in CPR and can easily recognize a veterinary emergency. Your dog will be extra safe with me while we’re walking! I will walk your dog in whatever neighborhood is preferred and make sure your dog gets the exercise he/she needs to stay healthy and happy!See Profile

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Dog Walker in Detroit, MI

Hi! I’ve been a pet owner for about six years and a professional dog walker for three. I’ve also done dog/cat boarding in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Detroit. I love to walk in local parks, downtown areas, and through my beautiful neighborhood in Palmer Woods. As a walker, it’s most important to me that your pet is having fun, getting the exercise that they need at whatever pace that might be, and getting lots of love and affection❤️.See Profile

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Dog Walker in Detroit, MI

Hi there! My name is Ellie and I am a Michigan State University Alumni and currently a graduate student at Wayne State University in Detroit studying sports medicine. I have been a dog owner for 12 years and I have a goldendoodle named Macy. I have an extensive amount of experience walking dogs and I am certified in both positive reinforcement training and aggressive dog handling. You can trust me with your dog and I can't wait to meet you and your pup!See Profile

5.00 (7 reviews)

Dog Walker in Detroit, MI

Hi there! My name is Carlos. Let me walk your dog and watch after your precious pet; I guarantee they are in great hands. I've owned dogs for many years, 25 years to be exact. I have a ton of experience dog sitting, boarding and walking the furry friends we cherish so much. Treat your pet with the exercise and stimulation they deserve...book me today!See Profile

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Dog Walker in Detroit, MI

Hi! My name is Amy! I love dogs & I'm excited to have the opportunity to walk your pup! I'm a full time dog walker/pet sitter & I've worked at a boarding facility were my job was to make sure the pets were healthy and happy, which I loved to do! I know how important your pup is to you and I'll make sure they are well taken care of!See Profile

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Detroit Dog Walking

The birthplace of the automobile industry and Motown Records sits on the shores of the Detroit River which connects nearby Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair offering an abundance of lush public land to explore. It’s a city where dog walkers have easy access to nature trails and river walks such as the Dequindre Cut Greenway. Pet owners in Detroit can find consistent dog walkers through the Barkly Pets app who they can trust to care for their furry family member as their own. Meet dependable walkers by signing up with Barkly Pets today!

Barkly Pets Dog Facts About Detroit

MOST POPULAR BREED

Bulldog

The most popular breed in Detroit is the Bulldog. This city has more dog walks with Bulldogs than any other breed.

How Dog Friendly is Detroit?

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GREENERY TO PAVEMENT SCORE

30 out of 100

Detroit 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.

DOG WALKING RANK

#61

Detroit ranks #61 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.

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DOG PARK RANK

#61 out of 100

Detroit ranks #61 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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Common Questions

  • How can I book a walk in Detroit?

    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 Detroit?

    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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