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Discover local Durham 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.
Durham dog walkers in your neighborhood.
Hi, I'm Shelby and I've been working with animals professionally for fifteen years. I have experience in dog daycares, grooming shops, training and boarding facilities. I currently work full time at an animal shelter. I'm calm and patient with shy or anxious pets (but have no trouble handling the high energy pups, too!) I also have experience caring for cats and small pets. I'm experienced in giving meds and preparing special diets if needed. I will provide reports after each visit and of course, lots of pictures for the pet parent. They'll be treated just like my own pets during their time with me. Please let me know how I can best help you and your pet while you're away!See Profile
I’ve always had a passion for taking care of animals ever since I was little. My passion led me to being a veterinary assistant for three years. I have experience with dogs who have anxiety through work and my own dog. I have a lot of patience with them and enjoy working with them. It’s a great feeling when they warm up to you and trust you. I’ve taken care of dogs my whole life. I am comfortable walking dogs who pull and who are hyper/excitable. I live in a very quiet neighborhood and often walk my dogs around. I always have a bag with a water bowl and cold water to make sure the fur baby doesn’t get over heated. I always check the ground to make sure it’s not too hot for their paw pads! I...See Profile
I have a passion for animals and I have 4 fur babies of my own and a bearded dragon. I truly believe humans don’t deserve dogs/cats, pets in general. I’d love to have fur babies to walk as a job! Your fur babies will definitely be safe and sound with me!See Profile
Hi, I’m Jillian! I love dogs, I have a few of my own! I helped train my dogs from a puppy age and know how command respect as well as establish trust, and worked at a dog kennel and boarding business for a summer! I’m aware of different breeds and their mannerisms, and how to approach new dogs and how to be a caregiver. I’m very amiable and would genuinely love to help walk and look after your dog!See Profile
I’ve always had a love for animals and enjoy giving them attention and care. I’ve accidentally made a career from friends calling me to house & pet sit as I'm thorough with providing updates, sending pictures/videos, playing with and love cuddling animals too. I’ve recently added behavioral and dog training to my skills. I love power walking, so rest assured that your dogs will be exercised if they enjoy and/or require it as well. I cannot wait to assist you with all of your dog walking needs!See Profile
Durham, North Carolina is one of the most vibrant cities in the South, and an incredible place to have a dog! Barkly dog walkers can be spotted roaming the shady downtown streets, checking out the trails in Solite Park or Northgate Dog Park where dogs can run off-leash. Barkly knows meeting strangers can be stressful for dogs, so we allow you to book walks with with one walker each time, letting your pup create a special bond with their Barkly dog walker. Sign up now to meet the most elite dog walkers in Durham!
The most popular breed in Durham is the Border Collie. This city has more dog walks with Border Collies than any other breed.
Durham 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.
Durham ranks #82 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.
Durham ranks #44 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 Durham?
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 Durham?
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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