How much do dog walkers charge?

Get a free quote now

Post to find a price. It's free and only takes a minute.

Price guide

$15 - $40







Low, median and high bar chart distribuiton

How much does a dog walker charge?

Dog walkers charge between $15 and $25 per 30-minute walk. For longer walks or additional services like feeding or playtime, prices may range from $20 to $40 per hour. The cost of dog walking services in the US can vary depending on location, duration of the walk, and the number of dogs. It’s recommended to get quotes from local dog walkers.

Dog walking price list


Cost of dog walking


$15 - $30


$10 - $20


$12 - $27


$15 - $27


$15 - $35


$15 - $30


$10 - $35


$10- $35


$20 - $35


$15 - $40

a man walking a group of dogsThese prices reflect the different needs of pets and their owners. People with disabilities or special-needs dogs might pay more for frequent visits. Other owners simply want someone on call for days when they're coming home late from work or are out of town. Finding the right dog walker for your pet depends on your needs and your dog's temperament.

Dog walking packages and extra pet care services

Many professional dog walkers offer discounts when you purchase more than one service at a time. If your pet needs regular walks, it's good to consider these offers. These packages can lower the cost of a dog walking service, especially over time. 

Package deals don't necessarily include multiple walks. Some handlers offer dog sitting, boarding, and grooming in addition to dog walking. These services are ideal if you're going out of town or are away from home for long hours during the day.

Also read: Your Ultimate Guide to Dog Care – Everything you need to know about caring for a dog, from grooming to training.

Factors affecting dog walker prices

Though average dog walking prices are pretty consistent, many things can increase the cost of the service you're looking for. Of course, pet handlers with more experience charge more. However, no two dog walkers are equal, even if they are insured and experienced with your pet's breed. Consider these other factors:

1. Walk length

On average, a dog walker will charge $15 to $25 for a short, 15- to 30-minute walk and $30 to $40 for a 45-50 minute walk. If you have a large, active dog, you might want their walk to last at least 30 minutes. This can increase the price, especially if you're scheduling more than one walk per day.

2. Walk frequency

If you have an active dog or will be away from home for a long time, scheduling more than one walk per day is ideal. Some dog walkers offer discounts for "packaged" services, while others charge more for additional walks. Ask your dog walker what they can provide for two or more walks per day, especially if the walks will be private. 

3. Number of dogs

Many dog walking services pick up and drop off pets in small groups. This allows socialization and makes it easier for the dog walker to cater to more clients. If you want private walks for your pet, you might have to pay more for the dog walker's time.

4. Your location

Dog walkers often use one or two routes for the job. You might want to check if you're close to their area. Otherwise, you'll have to cover their travel expenses. Find a dog walker near you if you want to stick to your budget.

5. Holiday rates

Dog walking services are in demand during holidays. If you're planning to go out of town and need someone to walk your pet, you must plan well. Most handlers charge more on holidays. The availability of their services might be limited, so if you want to book your favorite dog walker, make sure to notify them promptly.

a woman walking several dogsPost a task for dog walking

Now that you know how much dog walking costs, you're ready to post a task and find reliable dog walkers in your area. You'll likely have more than one person competing for the job. Booking someone who will work well with your dog and your schedule isn't hard if you follow a few simple guidelines. 

The first thing to consider is the Tasker's qualifications. Even if your requests aren't complex, find someone experienced with your pet's breed. Moreover, consider your personal needs and your dog's personality. For example, do you need a Tasker to walk your dog at night, and is your dog skittish around strangers? These things should influence your decision-making process, and Airtasker can connect you with the right professionals.

Find dog walkers, fast

Post a task


Generally, Taskers can walk your dog once or twice a day for 10 to 30 minutes, unless your vet recommends a different frequency. If your pet is restless because of pent-up energy, taking them outside for a brisk walk is an excellent idea. Slow, relaxing walks are great as well because they give your dogs a lot of time to explore and enjoy their surroundings.

If your dog isn't exactly fond of the outdoors, Taskers can take them around the block, gradually increasing the speed and length of the walk. However, don't force your pet to exert more effort than what's necessary. Because if your dog has become used to being inactive at home, long walks might stress them too much.

Related price guides

Related articles

Let's do this!

It's free and takes only a minute.