What we do

We take your dog on leashed walks around the neighbourhood while you are busy or at work. With easy online booking and our GPS walk tracker, we keep in touch with you every step of the way.

For other pet care services, check out our full service offering and prices.

Who we are

Our staff are valued Walk My Dog Toronto employees committed to providing safe, reliable pet care. We use positive reinforcement techniques to reinforce good habits on dog walks, and we listen to the dogs’ body language to make sure walks are a fun experience for everyone. 

Tonya

Tonya and Radar

Tonya has loved animals since childhood and like many young tots, decided she would be a veterinarian when she grew up. A mutual hatred between her and maths caused her to reconsider, but she came back around to a career in pet care because she needed more animals in her life, and she couldn’t keep adopting them (current count: dogs, 1. Cats, 2). She now has the best job in the entire world as head professional dog walker – the only thing that could make her happier would be having even more dogs to walk and kitties to cuddle.

Justin

Justin with Harvey and Lucy

Justin’s non-stop energy gives dogs a great walk experience and his positive attitude makes him a popular guy for every service from group walks to puppy visits. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence College’s veterinary assistant program and his long-term goal is to become the most amazing dog trainer in town.

Darius

Darius with Finnick and Luna

Darius moved to Toronto from Brampton with his family in 2014 and set his eyes on a career with animals. He worked at the Toronto Humane Society helping out during kitten season, boarded dogs in his home, and took pet care courses from Toronto-based DogGuru. He loves spending time with dogs during the day and then at night going home to his Newfoundlander, Chewy.

 

Gilleen

Gilleen with Jack Layton and Joey

Gilleen, owner/operator of Walk My Dog Toronto, merged her love for animals and the outdoors with her communications experience and started an on-demand professional pet care service in 2016. Inspired by the labour movement, she believes that creating a respectful team environment and paying a living wage is the best way to run a business.

Emma

Emma has been soaking in the city as a professional dog walker since 2015. Emma is also a budding poet and student of women’s studies at the University of Toronto, a breastfeeding counsellor in training, a volunteer at SickKids Hospital, and an aspiring midwife.

Colin

Colin and Ginger

Colin is Walk My Dog Toronto’s co-founder, helping manage our IT and business processes when he isn’t busy running his own company. A solid team player, he also steps in for occasional dog walking and other pet care services.

Safety and security

Our number one priority is safety first at all times. Our second priority is home security. When not in use, we store your keys in a locked safe. At our free first meeting, we will go over all our company policies, designed to protect our walkers, your pets, and your home. 

GPS walk tracker

GPS walk tracker

We use GPS and you get an email after each walk or visit with a map, photo, and note about your pet’s journey. You’ll always know when we entered and left your home, and you’ll have a cute souvenir too.

Certification

certificates

We are a professional dog-walking company certified by the Toronto Centre for Canine Education as part of the dog*tec Dog Walking Academy.

Our walkers all have Pet First Aid certifications.

Insurance

Protection-Seal

We are all fully insured and bonded.

New clients

Our dog walkers are committed, trained staff that use compassionate positive reinforcement walk methods. They cultivate great group dynamics for the dogs on group walks, provide personalized one-on-one care during private walks and visits, and always keep you up to date using our GPS walk tracker.

The first step is to meet you in your home. We’ll go over our company policies and detail your pet’s needs. Once we have determined that we are a good fit, you are free to book your walks or visits online anytime.

Services

Our specialty is on-leash dog-walking and in-home pet care services. If you have other needs, let us know and we may be able to provide you a referral.

We walk dogs 9 am-6 pm Monday-Friday.

All dogs we walk must be comfortable with humans other than their owners, with no bite history, be neutered/spayed (young puppies excepted), and be up to date on core vaccines.

Group walks

$20/half hour

Group walks

$25/hour

Private walks

$25/half hour

Book group walks daily?

$0Fridays

Puppy visits

$25/half hour

Cat visits

$25/half hour

Other pet visits

$25/half hour

Need a full private hour?

$30/hour

We do overnight visits for $70/night. All prices are subject to 13% HST.

Let's chat

Interested in becoming a client?

Book a free first meeting

We can meet each other and see if we are the right fit for your dog.

Already a client?

Otherwise, give us a shout and we will respond to you as soon as we can.

PHONE: 416.943.6294 | EMAIL: info@walkmydog.to

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  • Posted by Gilleen Witkowski
  • On March 22, 2017
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  • On March 13, 2017
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  • Posted by Gilleen Witkowski
  • On February 7, 2017
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