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Discover local Minneapolis 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.
Minneapolis dog walkers in your neighborhood.
I’m a lifelong animal lover who worked as a kennel attendant as a young adult, and studied animal science and completed a veterinary internship in college. Growing up, my family had two dogs, and I occasionally worked with sled dogs. I care deeply about animals, which has lead me to become vegan and volunteer at a cat rescue and a dog rescue in the twin cities. I love walking dogs because I know I'm doing something important - helping to meet their needs for exercise, mental stimulation, and socialization - and it gives me the opportunity to be around animals (I currently don't have any pets), be active, and get outside. I understand your dog is family and will treat him or her as such.See Profile
Hello my name is Kaity and I am very excited to meet all of your pups! I really enjoy walking and sitting dogs. I do this on top of my full time leasing job and it’s a great way to unwind after a long day at work. I have been walking and sitting dogs for about 2 years now and I love it. I am willing to commute up to a half an hour away. I really enjoy walking in Minneapolis because of all the great places there are to walk. You can expect nothing but the best when picking me as your dog walker. I currently have my own dog and will treat yours just as I treat my own. I look forward to walking all of your amazing dogs!See Profile
Centered around the Mississippi River, Minneapolis has a prosperous urban wildlife with lush parks in every neighborhood. Many of our Barkly customers and walkers take full advantage to living in such close proximity to so many lakes and outdoor adventure. This riverfront skyline certainly isn’t any concrete jungle, which is why Barkly pet lovers love calling Minnie their city!
The most popular breed in Minneapolis is the Bullmastiff. This city has more dog walks with Bullmastiffs than any other breed.
Minneapolis has a moderate amount of greenery compared to pavement. This area’s parkland compared to overall area is about averave. A greener canopy for cities improves the quality of dog walks for both the dogs and dog walkers.
Minneapolis 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.
Minneapolis ranks #11 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.
Minneapolis ranks #27 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 Minneapolis?
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 Minneapolis?
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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