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The Best Dog Walking Services in Toronto

Posted by Libby Roach / October 29, 2013

dog walking services torontoDog walking services in Toronto aren't merely relegated to Caesar Milan-type owners looking to keep their beasts calm and submissive. A walk is an important part of your pet's day; just ask my bulldog, Doug, who's missing his daily walk while I write this. Walking dogs incorporates socialization, exercise and more importantly, bathroom breaks so it's no surprise that dog owners can become very loyal to their walkers, making them like an extended family member (handing keys over to your place is a serious commitment).

Beyond shuttling your pooch around and picking up after their leavings, the Toronto dog walking services on this list make your dog's business their business by going the extra mile to provide you and your pet those long walks in the park they so yearn for. So get your dog's shots up to date, grab their leash and remember, be like Bob; always have your pet spayed or neutered.

Here are the top dog walking services in Toronto, grouped by area of the city, as recommended by readers of this site.


Canine Care Services
Dave from Canine Care Services is a gentle soul who makes your pup a member of his pack from the get go. With loads of green space located near Yonge and Sheppard, Dave picks up your furbaby in his van and takes them on a walk around the hood, or at an off-leash park. Walks are kept local to keep the anxiety inducing driving to a minimum, and private one on one walks can be arranged for anti-social dogs. Group walks start at $17 per walk, with discounts offered for those with more than one pooch. Dave also offers boarding services.

City Paws
Vanessa from City Paws takes your dog's safety seriously and like most places pre-screens animals to ensure they are a good fit. Proof of up to date shots is mandatory, and she goes the extra mile and tags each dog with an ID tag during each walk. Walks are broken up into hour long outdoor jaunts through a forested area ($18), or one on one walks for $25 for 30 minutes. Boarding and house sitting is also available.

Toronto Dog Walks
Spanning up to Steeles avenue, Toronto Dog Walks offers the usual off-leash group walk ($18, discount for multiple dogs from same address), solo walks ($25 for half hour) but also a deluxe weekend option where they grab your dog and hit the parks for 3-4 hours for $45. Dogs return calm and quiet, and you can feel good about making healthy choices (well, for one of you at least). Puppy visits, boarding and even cat sitting are all menu options. There's a 3 day a week minimum for each service.

Heather and Pooch
Lawrence Park dog lovers call on Heather and Pooch to give their dogs the pack mentality in the lush forests north of Eglinton and South of Sheppard. Exclusively offering group walks, dogs are shuffled about in style to Sherwood, Moore and Sunnybrook Parks to name a few. Group walks will set you back $20 per hour and ensure the right mix of running and playing making your mutt dog tired for the rest of the day.

A Walk Apart
Servicing North York and Midtown, A Walk Apart pre-screens your dog and matches them up with a like-minded pack for a blissful walk through Earl Bales and Sunnybrook parks to name a few. Group walks are $18 per walk, with a 3 day walk minimum, while private walks cost $25 per half hour. Weekend adventure walks are also available, for $45 per 3-4 hour walk. Packages offer bulk discounts. Does your dog need wheels to get to a vet appointment you can't make? They offer taxi service starting at $15, as well as puppy visits and boarding/daycare.


The Hydrant
Open since 2008, the Hydrant has been operating in the downtown core with a focus on small packs of a maximum of 3 dogs. The Hydrant picks up your dog exclusively on foot, making them a mean green team of dog walkers. With prices starting at $10 for 15 minute walk, if your wee puppy needs a midday wee, this is a good option to get them doing it in the right place. Discounts are offered on pre-paid packages and boarding and daycare is also available.

A Dog's Life
Focusing on the Old Town (St Lawrence Market area), A Dog's Life minimizes their pack to only 6 dogs, ensuring personal attention for your dog, but also abiding to city bylaws on how many dogs can be walked in a public park at once. A one hour private walk is $20, while a group walk will run you $17 for an hour (call for weekend/holiday rates). Puppy visits are also on the menu, as is boarding and grooming for one stop shopping.

For the downtown pooch, Tailblazers takes your canine through some of Toronto's best parks, including Trinity-Bellwoods, Stanley or Coronation Park. Dogs are grouped based on physical ability, socialization and size and dogs that pass the muster get granted off-leash access at designated spots. 30 minute dog walks go for $14, while an hour long walk will set you back $17. Puppy visits are also available, as is private or evening walks, 30 minutes for $22. Multiple dog households get bulk discounts. Dog (and cat!) sitting is also available.

Leash and Paws
With a massive downtown core service area, even venturing north to Eglinton, Leash and Paws lives up to their slogan of "everything in between", with a huge menu offering everything from picking up dog food, to taking them to vet appointments, no detail is too small. Walks are offered in group walks ($18 for an hour, $10 for second dogs from same house) or individual walks at $20 for 45 minutes. Grooming and boarding/house sitting is also available.

Pup and the City
Operating from Dufferin to Spadina, and Dundas to the Lake, Pup and the City puts the primping back into pet care. With their Walk n Wash service, your dog gets a decent hike, then a bath to boot. Prices start at $30 for a mini dog, going up to $40 for the big bruiser. A group walk will set you back $16, as will a 30 mini solo walk for those who need personal attention. Mini 15 minute pee breaks are also on the menu for $10, and for those with truly packed schedules, the walk and visit package ($50) will get your lonely pooch his morning breakfast and walk, hour long afternoon walk and dinner and walk.

Barks 'n' Purrs
With a vast service area from Queen West to Leslieville, and up to Yonge and Wellesley, Barks 'n' Purrs are insured to provide the best care, and each dedicated walker has their pet first aid and CPR. Dogs aren't shuttled around; they keep to their hood to minimize stress. Group walks are maxed out at 6 dogs, with each getting a nifty report card on how their walk was for the truly involved owner. A 30 minute group walk costs $15 weekdays, 60 minutes is $18, weekends higher with a two day per week minimum engagement. Boarding is available and discounts offered for multiple dogs.


Paws in Motion
With a special focus on lucky beach dwelling dogs, Wendy from Paws in Motion organizes group walks through some of the best off leash parks in the east end, hitting up Greenwood, Kew Beach and Carlaw to name a few. One on one walks offer a more leisurely pace. Group walks start at $17 per hour, private walks run the same rate for 30 minutes. Discounts available for multiple pup households and boarding is also available.

Woofs Upon a Walk
East end mutts love hitting up the shores of Lake Ontario, and Woofs Upon a Walk gives dogs living south of Danforth and in between Vic Park and Greenwood a chance to dip a paw and test the waters with their off leash group walks. Owner Liz has taken pet first aid classes and ensures dogs come home happy and exhausted. One hour group walks go for $17 while private tours will set you back $25. Have a cat too? Liz has a cat special for feline lovers with a litter change, feed and cuddle setting you back $18 a visit.

Hip Hounds
Dog loving owner Lorrie runs Hip Hounds proudly runs her pet walking service in the East End and is pet first aid certified. Following the city bylaws and ensuring small pack numbers, Lorrie offers one hour off leash walks for $20, and 40 minute solo strolls cost $25. Dogs wear special ID tags ensuring they won't go AWOL. Boarding and house sitting are also available.

Kelly's Dog Walking
Running around Riverside, south Riverdale, Leslieville and Cabbagetown, Kelly keeps her crew in check with hour long off leash romps through some of the best parks in the city. The clock starts ticking when they arrive at the park, not while she's stuck in traffic. Group walks start at $20, and solo walks are $25. Kelly also offers boarding in her house starting at $50 a night.


For Liberty Village canines, Dogstep offers group and solo walks around the hood. Owner Evonne takes her job seriously, she's insured and pet first aid certified. Groups are kept to four dogs or less, guaranteeing each pooch will get the exercise and attention they need for $14 for 30 minutes, or $18 for an hour. For the old, injured or just plain old crabby dog, solo walks get the dogs out of the house for 30 minutes at $18. Packages offer swish discounts.

Happy Trails Dog Service
Branching out from High Park, Parkdale and Roncesvalles, dogs get special treatment with Happy Trails owner Janice acting like a co-partner with her lab Frida mentoring new dogs and making sure they feel like they belong. Nature hikes through ravines are their speciality, hitting up some of the greenest pockets of the city and exploring new spots each weekend with their popular weekend hikes. Well trained dogs enjoy the 90 minute jaunts that go for $25. In house boarding is also available.

High Park Dog Walks
Consistency is an important element when building trust in any relationship and dogs love having the rapport of a monogamous (dog walker) connection. Ensuring the same person spends time with your dog on each walk is part of the package, and private walks also get the added benefit of a daily email to let you know how much sniffing your dog partook in. Group walks are limited to 4 dogs max and are placed by neighbourhood, size and temperament. Walks start at $18 per 30 minutes.

Oh my Dog!
West enders looking for their daily fitness send their dogs to Christine who is also part canine nutritionist- whipping up menus and supplement lists for those truly dedicated owners. Servicing in and around Trinity-Bellwoods Park, Christine offers group walks at $17 a walk as well as training walks for those still learning the ropes. Boarding and cat care is also available.

Walk with Meg
Combining social media and dog walking, Meg shows up ready to rock without wheels, making dogs adverse to cars at ease with no confining spaces. Dogs are walked in groups of four max; and Meg is pet first aid and dog trainer certified. Keep your phone handy for daily pics and facebook updates. Group jaunts start at $17 for an hour, while solo strolls stretch for 45 minutes at $17. Bulk discounts and puppy visits are also available.

Rover Achiever
Romping through ravines, parks and even the Brickworks, Rover Achiever likes to mix things up to keep your dog stimulated. All staff are certified in dog training and first aid. Keeping their crew in and around Wychwood Barns, dogs can go for their group walks for $17, or daycare bundle of 2 walks a day for $30. Got a mini mutt busting for a midday squirt? Arrange for a puppy visit at $20.

Spanning from Parliament to Strachan down to the lake and up to College, Soulmutt dogs arrive in style in a massive three row truck designed to tow your dog around and keep him cheerful during the trip to the park. Group walks spend two hours at an off leash park for $18, and solo strolls, puppy visits ($15) or boarding is also on the menu.


Photo by Martyn in the blogTO Flickr pool



Cornish / October 29, 2013 at 09:29 am
Punny Post.
jake s / October 29, 2013 at 11:21 am
Hello Libby, great article, just a note:

Soulmutts services the entire downtown core and east and west end. Would it be possible to have their name appear in each list for the sake of accuracy? You can review their service area here:

James / October 29, 2013 at 12:19 pm
Sparky's Comrade (Downtown/West) is awesome! Nicole is great.
shery w. / October 29, 2013 at 03:39 pm
Hi there,
Please note that Soulmutts is no longer at 18 Beverly St. New address: 36 Blue Jays Way @ The Soho, up the street from The Rogers Centre. Soulmutts rocks! Ally LOVES her doggies.

CJ / October 29, 2013 at 04:35 pm
Bellwoods Dogwalk serves Downtown Toronto/West End extensively and offers great rates for individual walks!
Laura / October 29, 2013 at 07:24 pm
Anastasia and Chris at Walka Walka in the Beaches care for dogs like their own dogs. When they take on a puppy, the puppy is trained and socialized - better than puppy school! All dogs learn good behavior and get much needed exercise. They are a great team of walkers and aren't over crowded like many doggy day care operations.
Lindsay / October 29, 2013 at 08:47 pm
stroll patrol is another great dt Toronto dog walking husband & wife operation (! They're pups are celebrities on their Instagram account, too- fun to follow along on their adventures
Neel / October 29, 2013 at 09:14 pm
Hi great review about Happy Trails. Janice is God sent. But you messed up the link to her company... It should be
Ana / October 29, 2013 at 09:26 pm
Pam and Brenda from High Park dog walks are the best! Super professional and reliable, they are an absolute god send. Pam has made such progress with my dog who was troublesome on the leash - it's like hiring a proffesional trainer to walk my dog daily. I know he's in great hands during the day and he comes home happy and tired! Highly reccomend this company for the high park neighbourhood.
Dan Simon / October 29, 2013 at 09:44 pm
Thanks for the nod, Blog TO.
Janice / October 29, 2013 at 10:23 pm
Thanks so much for listing us (Frida and I)! I absolutely adore our canine friends and exploring with them is a gift!
Sue / October 30, 2013 at 06:16 am
Beeswalks is the best I've ever used, and I've used a lot. She treats your dog like family but runs her business like a business - e-invoices and all. And the dogs love her.
James / October 30, 2013 at 08:34 am
Rover Achiever has been walking my dog Khoi for three years now, ever since she was a puppy. A fantastic group of people that I couldn't speak higher of. The best.
Tiffany Astle / October 30, 2013 at 09:50 am
I cannot think of any dog walking company that I love more than Oh My Dog! Prior to moving to Parkdale I had a slew of dog walkers and none of them measured up to the amazingness that is Christine. I honestly think Penny (my 5 year old fur baby) counts down the minutes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until her off-leash time with Christine.

Add to that that I get the best pictures ever (Christine must have been a photographer in a past life) after almost every walk and there is no question that I will never live anywhere that Christine doesn't service. Ever.
stacey / October 30, 2013 at 10:01 am
I am the owner/operator of A New Leash On Life who services the Leslieville area for off-leash (in fenced-in dog parks) group walks. I only use force-free, positive based approaches with my own dogs and client dogs. Plz check out the website for service area, fees, etc. I look forward to meeting you and your dog!
mayari / October 30, 2013 at 10:19 am
Would you please do a list for other pet services, like affordable vets and pet sitters?
Carole / October 30, 2013 at 10:34 am
Christine & Katie at are amazing!
The care they take integrating a new dog into the group is impressive - and the joy my dog expresses when she sees her doggie pals warms my heart. Christine & Katie are among her (& my) favourite people.
(The service area is bigger than just Trinity-Bellwoods, btw. & the dogs are taken to various parks all the time.)
PT / October 30, 2013 at 10:43 am
Spot On Dogs should be added to this list. They definitely should be. We've tried a few services and Katie is absolutely amazing. She's located in midtown Toronto. She takes our dog on daily walks with a small pack to local dog parks, ravines, sherwood park etc. I can't think of a day she's missed in over a year. For a while we used a different service and they cancelled on a last minute TWICE in a month. Katie is really good at keeping us informed of our dog's behavior, habits and how he's progressing with the pack (he's a rescue, so there have been a few challenges, but she's been great with them!). Point is, anyone looking for a dog walker / trainer in central Toronto should check out spot on dogs!
Logan S. / October 30, 2013 at 11:03 am
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Jill / October 30, 2013 at 11:54 am
Oh my Dog! has been walking my dogs every day for more than 7 years. Christine and Katie are amazing - could not ask for any better care, attention and exercise for my pooches while I'm at work all day. The dogs adore them, they take them on different adventures all the time, and they are incredibly attentive and knowledgeable about dog behaviour, training and health. I totally recommend these guys!
Andrea / October 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm
Christine and Katie from Oh my Dog! are incredible. They've been taking care of our family for 10 years (!) and I can second the motion that I won't live in an area they don't service. Nina honestly waits on top of the couch for the car to pull up...and gets sad on long weekend Mondays when she doesn't get to go out. Christine has provided our dogs with a great bunch of raw recipes and supplements, and Nina and Theo are in top healthy condition. It's obvious how much Oh my Dog cares about their pooches, truly!
Kathy / October 30, 2013 at 01:32 pm
Christine at Oh My Dog! is simply the best. She's been taking our 8 year old mini schnauzer out regularly for over six years now. We trust her completely. Our guy loves her and loves the time he spends with the pack exploring different parks around the city. Christine is also an amazing resource for canine nutrition, behavior and overall wellness. I can't recommend her enough!
Meghan / October 30, 2013 at 01:48 pm
Christine and Katie from Oh my Dog! are the BEST. They are not just dog walkers to us because they each take a vested interest in my pooch's health. We've had some health scares and Christine and Katie are so supportive and accommodating. When we go away our pup stays with Katie too. I cannot say enough good things about them and I am constantly referring them to friends in the neighbourhood.
Joy / October 30, 2013 at 02:15 pm
Helen's dog walking services in the east end (riverdale area)
is wonderful. My dog literally sits at the back door each morning waiting for her to show up. So sweet.
Zoom / October 30, 2013 at 07:14 pm
Don't forget The Wizard of Paws - Charlie is universally loved by dogs and people alike.
Ashley / October 30, 2013 at 09:46 pm
Canine Care Services also requires up to date shots, provides you with Youtube videos of your pup and the gang playing from time to time, and leaves notes of how your dog did everyday! David is the best!
Simon / October 30, 2013 at 11:12 pm
Dame & Dogs is the best dog walking & pet service company in south Riverdale.
Joni is certified in pet first aid. Is insured & bonded, very knowledgeable, and professional.

Jay / October 31, 2013 at 01:45 pm
Soulmutts is on this list?! They lost one of their clients' dogs this past summer and the dog was never recovered. A company they share the dog park with lost another dog a little while later. Just saying.
roof foo / October 31, 2013 at 05:30 pm
You lazy asses have OTHER people walk your dog? PATHETIC. You outsource sex with your fat wife too?
S. Ford / November 2, 2013 at 11:22 am
There are a lot of companies on this list that are questionable choices.
Knowing that many of them have lost dogs as recently as last month is shocking.
Pup and the City do not offer the walk and wash service any more and as for them walking your dog for a full hour... good luck, try 20 minutes...
Jess / November 4, 2013 at 09:17 am
We'd encourage to list all dog walking companies that are licensed, bonded, insured, pet first aid trained and vet recommended. When you're putting your canine baby's life in someone else's hands, you want to be sure their integrity is up to snuff. In your listing, you did not include one of West End Toronto's favourite dog walking services: About A Dog. It’s more than just walking… it’s wisdom!

Transform your dog’s daily experience with About A Dog’s pack or solo walks. As a member of the pack, your dog will enjoy walks with up to 5 friends around Toronto’s neighbourhoods or off-leash play in Toronto’s fenced in dog parks. Or your pup can enjoy Executive walks, private 30, 45 or 60 minute leashed walks.

About A Dog’s staff are licensed, bonded, insured and pet first aid trained. They bring years of experience in dog behavior, allowing them to prevent accidents before they happen and provide training as they walk, delivering back to you a pup that is more obedient, happy and (we’re not gonna lie!) tuckered out than when the walk started.

Give us a call to book your free initial consultation, and your first walk for $5. We look forward to working with you and your pet!


About A Dog is just that. . . about your dog. Licensed, bonded, insured and pet first aid trained.
ryan replying to a comment from James / November 4, 2013 at 01:33 pm
I second that!
Hames replying to a comment from roof foo / November 4, 2013 at 01:41 pm
Most people hire a dog walker for mid-day walks. Like most people, I am unable to walk my dog during the day...because I have a job. Please explain how this is "Pathetic"?
Meg / November 5, 2013 at 07:54 pm
I'm so honoured for Walk With Meg to be featured on this list. I'm very thankful for the support of my clients and community who nominated me.

Thanks for giving recognition to dedicated local dog walkers and promoting small business owners. It's great to see a many independent dog walkers on the list vs dog walking companies with a fleet of staff. Exposure on blogTO is a big boost for us! Nice work, Libby.
Robert / November 8, 2013 at 12:04 am
Love that you're featuring dog walkers, but sad that you missed my favourite: Alex works in North Toronto and looks after our pups like they're her own. We don't know what we'd do without her.
Cecilia Nguyen / November 9, 2013 at 07:27 am
Jonathan Henry / November 9, 2013 at 07:36 am
McNasty Dog Walking offers Dog behavioral training, dog boarding/sitting, dog social training & much more....

With 7acres of fenced on property,
Tyya Johnston / November 11, 2013 at 08:48 pm
(Tyya's Trails and Tails Dog Walking Services) I service all of Toronto and I specialize in Private Dog Walking, Training and boarding. I always have a tail to tell me clients at the end of our adventure and I always go that extra mile for the dogs and my clients. I have the best prices in the business and I am licensed and insured. I have 20 years experience in Doggy Daycares, Animals Hospitals, charities and Volunteering at local shelters.
J S replying to a comment from Cecilia Nguyen / November 12, 2013 at 10:33 pm
You know where I don't want to leave my dog?
At a place called McNasty. Well done with your business name- you can transfer it over to the Irish pub you could open after your dog walking business goes bust.
Debra / November 13, 2013 at 08:44 pm
Ally at SoulMutts is amazing...she LOVES her/our pups and is amazing with them everyday and even nights or weekend boarding. My Golden Retriever is so loved by her and the pack, I couldn't imagine not using SoulMutts for my puppy!
Sherry Greengrass / November 19, 2013 at 11:42 am
We can't say enough good things about Woofs Upon A Walk! Our 2 dogs, Bobby & Ali, come home relaxed and happy. WUAW owners Liz & Rob leave us a note each day about what went on, and the Facebook page, full of pictures & videos, lets us tune in to how much fun our dogs have with their pals. We have also boarded Bob & Ali with WUAW. Liz & Rob's genuine affection for all of their charges shines through each and every day.
Janet Simpson / November 19, 2013 at 03:09 pm
THE BARK ZONE offers a variety of services that provide a fun and invigorating adventure with their four-legged friends in a safe, social group. We offer group walks, home visits, training, and home-style boarding.

THE BARK ZONE'S dog handlers are trained in pet first aid and are fully bonded and insured so you can feel secure that your loved ones are safe while in our care.

Contact us for more information, 416-783-9726, or visit us at
Gabe replying to a comment from Jess / November 19, 2013 at 03:44 pm
Its a Best of list. Not an index of ALL dog walking services in Toronto. You want a definitive list I encourage you to launch your own site where you can control the the content. Last thing I need when visiting this site is a yellow pages listing of who's who in the dog walking industry just because you were left off a 'best of' list.
Will / November 28, 2013 at 08:46 pm
Don't forget these guys! They're awesome, in the downtown core:

Armstrong Canine Care
Parks4People / December 2, 2013 at 12:16 pm
If anyone has dogs or children or is pregnant, and is worried about the use of chainsaws and toxic herbicides to kill shade trees in Sherwood Park and other Toronto ravines, please visit:
Rachel / December 6, 2013 at 05:56 pm
I am absolutely ELATED to have found Rover Achiever a few months ago. My dog has health and mild behavioral problems. It is very hard to trust other people with him after a negative past experience with another company.

Rover Achiever is incredibly responsible, and it should also be mentioned that their head honchos are professional dog trainers at what is often considered (one of) the best training schools in Toronto, When Hounds Fly. My dog's walker is kind and loving, but I know that she also knows how to train him and modify his behavior. The best combination. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Jim / February 12, 2014 at 08:38 pm
Check out They are awesome and only offer private dog walks. They have online booking, GPS tracking, and are insured and bonded. The owners are awesome!
Erica Benson / March 1, 2014 at 08:36 pm
Tallulah loves Dogtown Inc. Victor picks her up every day around Noon and delivers her back happy and tired two hours later after an off-leash romp in a big private fenced-in area downtown. Dogtown is responsible, dedicated, and utterly reliable. As well, the dogs don't simply walk on leash, they run after balls and cavort with each other all under the watchful eye of their dedicated minders. If you have a dog that has energy to burn and your timetable can't offer them enough spirited exercise, I highly recommend Dogtown.
Ingrid / March 2, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Thank you BlogTO for featuring us on this. Leash & Paws pride itself on being a professional dog walking service. We do not pick up the dogs in the car and drop them off at an off leash park. We walk for the duration of the walk and value each of our clients as if they are our own.
647 523 PAWS
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Jeff / April 15, 2014 at 09:31 am
This company is amazing.They love animals and this unconditional love visibly transfers to their business. They offer perhaps the most competitive rates in the city for private walking, training and in home boarding. Tyya, the owner, goes above and beyond the call of duty and takes her time to come and meet you personally to answer your questions. This company is insured and bonded by profur insurance.My dogs wait with excitement at the door and love to board with her as they have a big back yard and are located right beside Cedarvale park. Your search ends here. Call them at 647-766-6286 or 416-788-8605
Anna / April 18, 2014 at 03:50 pm
I would like to add one more to this great list! THE DOG PARK is Toronto's ultimate dog walking + pet sitting service. We offer group, solo + customized dog walks, pet playdate visits + slumber parties. We're pet first aid certified, bonded and insured and we have our commercial dog walking permits. We're currently servicing Riverdale, Leslieville and Riverside. Check us out - your first walk is FREE!
Sniffr / May 3, 2014 at 11:42 am

We wanted to let you know about an app that we launched called Sniffr. It is for dog owners and allows you to use GPS to see other dogs/owners in your area. We thought you might find it useful in finding new clients. If you are interested, it is available for free on the App Store!


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Studying this post - the present of the time
Richard Gonzalez / May 15, 2014 at 07:15 am
It is always a nice thing to hear that so many people or organisations are actively working to help people walk their pet dogs. I myself being a busy businessman always welcome help of such organisations to give my pet dog clark a walk. And I am doing the same for past few years with the help of nice people from love your pets who are excellent in dog walking services. Thanks to them my pet clark is not getting bored when I am away on business duties.
Anton / May 22, 2014 at 11:07 am
I just want to add to the list Big Boys Clan. The difference of this dog walking service is that BBC specializing in large breeds, hard to train dogs, aggressive dogs, all those who regular dog walking services prefer to avoid. They also provide boarding, training and grooming :)
Anton / May 22, 2014 at 11:08 am
Forgot to give their website address:
Tail-Waggers | #tailwaggersteam / July 21, 2014 at 12:49 am
Hi Libby, great post! :) - In business since 2010 as , the team and I feel honoured for being trusted to care for many dogs and cats in Toronto and Aurora. Tail-Waggers runs a donation program where we donate one a month to a rescue group or local charity using the money from any of our services. We were favourite best pet services in Aurora/ Newmarket in 2013 by the Reader's Choice Awards and expanded to Toronto this year. You can find us servicing North York & midtown for now. We offer mid day dog walking, cat sitting, coupons and giveaways on our blog and, dogs in weddings pet care services! Find us on Facebook at || Twitter & Instagram as @TailWaggersDIVA :)
Annie / August 11, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Pitter patter paws and Waggin tails excel in my area of south Etobicoke
Oakley Jupiter Squared / September 23, 2014 at 09:14 pm
people exactly what to do and how to do it, it falls on deaf ears.
Oakley Jupiter Squared
Jack / October 1, 2014 at 02:24 pm
It's great that there is a list of good dog walking services in Toronto however there is not one for bad and irresponsible dog walkers. Yes, there are many bad and irresponsible dog walkers and over the years I have encountered many. Do we really know the person that we are handing our beloved dog/best-friend/animal lover to? If many dog owners knew what some of dog walkers did with or to their K9 companion many would be horrified.

I've seen dog walkers that have hit, kicked, punch, and slap dogs. I've seen dog walkers that have yanked the leash so hard that the dog was pulled off of it's fee to come slamming down on the ground. I've seen and heard dog walkers yell and scream at dogs. I've seen dog walkers that were too busy on their phone then to keep an eye on their dogs. I've heard stories and seen postings of dog walkers that have lost dogs only to have them found by a complete stranger blocks away. I've seen dog walkers who have yelled and screamed at other dog owners or park users because they were asked to leash up one of their many dogs.

I've seen dog walkers that have brought an non-muzzled dog aggressive dog into the off-leash dog park and then demand that other put their dogs on a leash. I've seen dog walkers that have allowed the dogs in their care to jump up on people, nip at people and other dogs. I've watched dog walkers has they stood by and did nothing when one of the dogs in their care aggressively charged another dog.

I've heard dog walkers gossip about their clients, complain about their clients. Yes, that's right. The person that you hired and are paying good money to walk your dog has gossiped and complained about you. Calling their clients "dead beats", "losers", *itches, a***oles, and jerks.

I've heard dog walkers say that they charge for an hours walk but will only walk the dog for 30 min or less depending on how quickly everyone does their business. I've seen dog walkers that have let dogs out of their car not placing a leash on their collars, that's right, dogs were off-leash while walking across the parking lot to the off-leash area, putting your dog at risk of being hit or run over by a car.

I could go on and on. I will encourage dog owners to follow up, observe the person that you hired to take care of your dog. The person that said that they would be responsible for your dog. The person that you trust with your dog. What you have to remember is that any or all positive reviews can be written by anyone with an email address. So, unless you can see for yourself that the dog walker is responsible I would not rely on a screen name and a thumbs up review.

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People could go to your “page” 1 time.
Monica / October 7, 2014 at 12:19 am
Does anyone know of any services which don't charge extra for evening/weekend walks? I'm a bar tender and I just don't have the money to afford $40 walks. I heard Student Dog Walkers does it but they won't service me because I'm in the beaches (AKA Dog walker hell! So damn expensive!)
Christine Thompson / October 8, 2014 at 03:17 pm
Check out Great service and treats my dogs like family. Would highly recommend :)
Adventure Dog Walkers Website / October 30, 2014 at 11:04 am
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Tyya / November 15, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Hi Libby,

How do I get my Dog Walking Business posted with the others? Tyya's Trails and Tails Dog Walking Services. I provide Dog Walking, Training and Boarding. Please check out my website, you will like it. I service all of Toronto and I am fully bonded and insured.
Kelly Manis replying to a comment from Monica / December 12, 2014 at 08:22 am
Hi Monica this young man is just starting out in the Beach.
Nicole / January 20, 2015 at 02:44 pm
Great post!!

I was curious if anyone knew of how to get in touch with City Paws, specifically. I've met Vanessa many times taking her group to the local dog park and I wanted to be able to get in touch with her now that I require a regular walker. Unfortunately the website link posted here goes to a site still in development. If anyone knew I'd really appreciate the help. Alternatively if there was anyone who knew of a good small dog, walker around the Yonge & Eglinton area I'd love their information too.

Louisa Soares / January 22, 2015 at 05:29 pm
What ever you do stay away from Dave's Dogworld dog services. He is a thief, liar, manipulator. He manipulated me in paying him 6 months to a year advance then he asked if I could lend him a great sum of money. He has not returned my calls or emaill. I live with a86 year old mother and I have disability issues. Not being able now to hire help and struggling financially I'm left with anxiety and dispair. And some might think I should of been more vigilant which is true. He lives in Mississauga but had some clients still in the city. I hope that if there is somebody out there who can help me to let me know?

Louisa Soares

Toronto High Park Dog Walking / February 23, 2015 at 03:04 am
I guess it's impossible to get everyone, Dave from is amazing!
Steve / March 7, 2015 at 11:03 am
I think it's absurd to make a list of the "best" dog walking services in Toronto without doing any research on the topic. You have listed companies that have lost dogs (and shown no remorse or care that it happened and failed to even help look for the lost dog), that shorten walks, that abuse dogs etc... Shame on you.
John replying to a comment from Steve / April 8, 2015 at 09:08 am
I agree with Steve, nobody contacted my Dog Walking Company before this list was compiled. Further I don't see several of the actual best Dog Walkers in the city listed, yet I see a really bad one listed.

How did you arrive at your list?

Hogtown Dogtown
Bianca / April 29, 2015 at 11:03 pm
Pawsitive Walks is another great dog walking and pet sitting service in the downtown and Etobicoke area! Check them out!!
Patty S. / May 2, 2015 at 03:01 pm
I would highly recommend Busters Dog Walking Co. in The Beaches. is their website.

Jon from Busters has been walking our dog Cliff for a few years now. Cliff is totally in love with Jon and goes crazy when he see's him.

Other dog walkers in the east end didn't seem to be as professional as Busters. I also noticed a lot of dog walkers allowing dogs in their care to do things like eat each others poop. Not cool.
Val / July 26, 2015 at 06:32 pm
Fuzzy Love Pet Sitting Service is awesome.
Been around for a long time.
Rob / July 29, 2015 at 11:58 pm
This isn't the greatest list but to answer the question Monica had, yes, there are (and should be) companies that offer no extra charge for evenings/weekends. Its strange we've done such a poor job promoting ourselves and spend next to nothing on ads.. And yet weve grown from 5 to 60+ dogs in 9 years.

We are damn good. We dont use cars. We actually walk. No off leash. Owners dont have energy when they come home- thats what they do. Offleash. We do the hard work. Pack walks. On leash. We dont charge extra for eve/weekend/holidays.. We are bonded insured and honestly Just very easy to deal with, good people.

Check us out on facebook.

Student Dog Walkers
Deborah Lynch / August 10, 2015 at 09:18 am
At Scamps Pet Care Services, I understand that your dogs are members of your family and that you want them to be taken care of with the same love and attention that they receive at home. I treat our dogs just like they are members of my own family. I am fully licensed, bonded and insured.
tracey / August 17, 2015 at 12:23 pm
Jenna at is awesome if you are looking for someone loving and reliable in the west end of Toronto.
ct / August 20, 2015 at 02:19 pm
Funny I was in need of a Walking service and contacted several of these business's on this list...half of them never even returned my calls! So unprofessional, makes you wonder about the reliability of their services!
However we lucked out with High Park Dog Walks. Couldn't be happier & highly recommend them!
Liviu / August 30, 2015 at 08:54 pm
Its really hard to compile a list of best dog walking companies in Toronto.
I recommend checking out my dog walking company
We offer reliable, trustworthy and dependable services at affordable rates. We are working in the East York area of Toronto.
If your calls are not returned or just unhappy with the company you are currently using I urge you to call me directly. I return all my calls and offer professional services.

Kind Regards,

416 899 4133.
Liviu replying to a comment from Monica / August 30, 2015 at 08:57 pm
Hi Monica,

I just read your comment from 2014. It may be a long shot but if you are still looking for professional walking services I strongly recommend you call me directly. We offer affordable rates and I would love to speak with you. 416 899 4133.

Rebecca Brenner / January 18, 2016 at 12:09 pm
At Dog's Day Off, we offer walking, boarding, and daycare to the North and Northwest areas of the city. Rather than the standard six dogs, we only take a maximum of 3 dogs at once, so your dog gets all the personal attention and affection they deserve!

You can call us at 647-401-4231, email, and visit for all the details.

Looking forward to meeting you and your dog soon!
Ben and Rebecca
Michelle / January 21, 2016 at 12:57 am
Friendly, experienced, reliable, affordable.
Michelle at
Michelle / January 21, 2016 at 12:59 am
Michelle at Rosedale dogs is friendly, reliable, mature.
She does all of the walking herself, no sub-contracting.
She's an affordable option for those living near Moore park
Janet / February 2, 2016 at 09:37 am
Don't even bother hiring Elizabeth from walkpeetreatrepeat in the Humber Bay Shores area. She is unreliable and rushes through the walks not covering much territory. I wouldn't trust her with my house keys!
Sarah / March 4, 2016 at 08:57 pm
I have worked as a walker with Dogs on Danforth ( and I highly recommend them if you live in the Beaches area.

Today I have branched out and started my own dog walking business in the West end: PetsGo!
I am insured, bonded, licensed and pet first-aid certified. I offer leashed (absolutely no off-leash parks) neighbourhood walks. I'm an experienced, skilled dog walker with a lot of passion for what I do. Every animal in my care is treated with as much love and attention as my own.

If you live in the Toronto West End, check out PetsGo!
Carolyn / March 5, 2016 at 09:03 am
I recommend Martyne at Happy Paws Walking. She has walked our dog for the past 6 years and our dog could not be happier. He loves his Martyne. She picks up her dogs, takes them on walks close to the area and returns them happy and tired.
Group walks, private walks and boarding are all available.
Serving North York - the best ever!!

Mainly Paws / March 30, 2016 at 07:36 pm
Hey everyone, owner of Mainly Paws dog walking and we're excited to be in our official opening month. We are servicing primarily the Etobicoke area, however not limited. You can follow us on or and we encourage you to like and share our!
Your pet is not just our first priority, they are our business!
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