Dog Walking in Portage
Book a dog walker to give your dog a 30-minute walk around your neighborhood.
“Our dogs are always so happy to see Lauren. She’s the best!”
“Jackie has cared for my dog several times as i travel a lot for work. She handles my pup with great care and even sends me pupdates of their activities! I can tell my little pup is happy with her.”
“We had a great first visit with Molly and our two rescue pitties! She arrived on-time and was wonderful with our big, energetic pups. She was very mindful of the commands we're working on and some of the unique behavior quirks of our crew as we work to socialize them. A natural with dogs :)”
“Barb is amazing!!! Every time she gets home, Lola gets super excited because she knows is time for her walk! Barb is sweet and very kind with my baby!! 100% recommended!!”
“Maggie is the best!! Our dogs were staying with my elderly parents while we were out of town and needed to be walked everyday. Maggie came to our rescue and walked them daily and gave them VIP treatment! Maggie is a dependable, professional loving care giver and we would definitely call her again to care for our dogs!!”
“Maya is very compassionate when it comes to animals, especially dogs! Maya is trusting, reliable and responsible. I always trust Maya with my dog because I know he’s in good hands.”
About: I completed the Dog Walking Academy in November 2018, provided by TipTopTails Training in Kalamazoo. Also completed Pet Tech CPR, First Aid and Care in November 2018. Having recently retired from WMU, I am looking forward to spending time with your dog(s) or cat(s) and earning some extra income. I have been a dog owner all of my life, my husband and I currently have one American Staffordshire Terrier rescue named Mazzie who is three years old. I am available to come to your home to visit with and care for your pets, I am not able to house your animals at my home during the day or overnight. Eventually, these services may also be available. I have experience with dogs who need daily medications (insulin, seizure meds) or those with chronic issues. I am available to care for your pet(s) in your home while you are away for the day or on vacation. I am retired from WMU and have fairly open days and evenings. I am not able to do overnights at this time. I have had many dogs and right now we have adopted a new rescue dog, a Staffordshire terrier who is about 3 years old. For that reason, I do not bring your animals to my home, I come to you.
“We would hire Samantha again in a heartbeat! She is so dependable, communicative, and great with dogs. She walked and dog-sat for us and always sent updates and pictures. I can't overemphasize how great our experience was with Samantha!”
“She took some hilarious photos today of Ollie 😂 she never rushes with him and she’s been very reliable walking him while we are at work. Thank you!”
“Could not recommend Chrissy enough!! She did such a good job walking my dog Howie the past week and a half. She sent detailed updates and pictures. Howie would pave by the door when he knew Chrissy was coming… 11/10!!!!”
About: My name is Rachel. I currently work in vet med ER. I have a huge heart for animals that take a little extra time to warm up to new people. I usually use my spare time volunteering at a local animal shelter but I decided to get back onto Rover and hopefully establish regular clients! Know that your pet will be safe and in good hands if you are looking for someone to get some energy out, spoil them with love (& send you cute pictures of your fur baby), or provide special care. I can give oral or injectable medication as needed. I am working full time but looking to do drop ins (can do multiple or stay extra long) on my days off. My schedule may open up more in the future. I realize everyone does things differently. I encourage my own dogs to snuggle on the couch and the bed but I will respect whatever you allow in your home.
“I have known Ana for 5 years and let me tell you, she loves pets more than anything in this world. Her love and affection for pets, especially dogs, is contagious and just being around her will make you want to adopt every furry friend in the shelter. Ana is not your average pet sitter or dog walker - she goes above and beyond to make sure your pet feels like a superstar. She's like the dog whisperer, but better! She'll take them on long walks, give them belly rubs, and shower them with treats (with your permission, of course!). I've had the pleasure of leaving my own pet in Ana's care and I can tell you that he was living his best life! I'm pretty sure he didn't even miss me! Ana is so responsible and attentive that I felt completely at ease leaving my pets in her care. She kept me updated with photos and videos! Honestly, Ana is the best thing that has ever happened to Rover.com. She's like the pet sitter of our dreams! If you want your pet to have the time of their life while you're away, book Ana. She's pawsome!”
“Dani was beyond helpful in watching my pugs and cat! She sent me pictures through the duration and I came back to a spotless, clean home. It looked better than how I left it! Will definitely book with Dani again!”
“Madison Foster has been taking care of our animals for several years. She is kind and wonderful. Our animals cannot contain their excitement when they see her walk in the door. She is the best care giver for our animals we have ever had!”
About: I’ve been caring for animals since I was young, that led me to working in veterinary offices in high school and college years. Owned daycares for 15 years and in retirement I’m looking to get back to caring for animals. If you have an older pet with extra care needs is not a problem for me. In your home care available for minimal distruptiin to your pets life or your dog can join my pack for a dog park like experience! I’m on 3.5 wooded lot so most dogs are happy to stay near the home and watch the chickens. I can put an electric fence collar on any if parent feels they are runners. Lol. Retired and home most days. Gone some evenings for social things. I love being outside myself and dogs go in and out multiple times a day. I live on 3.5 acre wooded lot. House being tucked back in the woods means most dogs don’t try to run. If anything the dogs go for the chickens but no one has caught one yet! Lol. We have an electric fence collar to put on with owner’s permission. Do have cats in the home but they can be separated from main house area if a dog doesn’t like them. Otherwise coming to our house is like a day at the dog park with friends galore! Golden mom and son duo are always here and very sweet. Moose is 3 and still full of play! Rilee is slowing down but has her times where she jumps in the action. She is known to put herself between dog arguments and settle that nonsense before I make it across the yard. I understand dog behavior and pack pecking order well and can help new dogs find their comfort zone in group settings. We don’t crate ours but happy to crate any pups that are use to that.
About: I grew up with dogs and since on my own have had 3 dogs. 2 that I raised and 1 elderly that I adopted till he passed the rainbow bridge. Now I babysit for my fur nephew :) I work from home and have a flexible schedule that I would love to help others pet owners out with animals and owner reassurance and needs. I have a fenced in backyard that they would be free to roam. Also free range of my home with no other pets around therefore having my undivided attention.
About: I have a Bachelor’s in Zoology. I was a zookeeper for 8yrs, vet assistant for 2yrs, manager of a boarding/daycare facility, manager of a veterinary clinic kennel and manager of a dog rescue. I’ve done it all! Medicate. Groom. Feed. Socialize. Exercise. Train. I am currently in the process of finding a new job, so my schedule is very flexible. My two daughters are in school full time also, so my days are very open. I have a fenced yard where I socialize my dog with other dogs regularly. I clip nails, bathe, feed and medicate my dog, 2 cats and care for my fish!
“Megan provided consistent and loving care to my gut baby while I was gone! Cute photos and communication throughout”
“Lizzie has watched my cats on multiple occasions, some of which were extended stays. She has always done such a terrific job taking care of them which made it easy for me to be away without any worry. She always made sure to feed them on time, play with them and even administer some medication for one of my cats. I recommend her for your pet needs!”
“Gwen has a huge heart for pets, they are some of her favorite things in the world. She’s very caring and meticulous, you will always feel safe knowing your pet is in her care. She has loved for my cats and dog, just as if they were hers. As a true pet lover, she may love pets more than almost anything (if not anything)! All the tails will be wagging with her in their life!”
Portage Dog Walking ratings
Dog walkers in Portage are rated on average 5 out of 5 stars based on 121 reviews.