What we do

We do on-leash dog walking and in-home pet services in downtown, High Park, and the east end. 

With easy online booking and our GPS walk tracker, we keep in touch with you every step of the way.

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. 

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.

Phil

Phil has been working as a professional dog walker for over two years in the Leslieville and Beaches area of Toronto, where he lives with his girlfriend and their two dogs Flash and Loki. Phil was drawn to dog-walking because he enjoys working on his own and he finds that spending time with dogs is a very calm-inducing, peaceful way to work and live.

 

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, and helped build Walk My Dog Toronto from the ground up. Emma is also a budding poet and student of women’s studies at the University of Toronto, a breastfeeding counsellor in training, 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 IT company, Inderly. 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

$21/half hour

Group walks

$26/hour

Private walks

$26/half hour

Book group walks daily?

$0Fridays

Puppy and senior visits

$26/half hour

Cat visits

$26/half hour

Other pet visits

$26/half hour

Need a full private hour?

$32/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

Dog Blog

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  • Posted by Gilleen Witkowski
  • On July 7, 2017
Imagine you’re hanging out in a park. Maybe you’re a shy person, or just trying to have a quiet moment or conversation. You’re feeling pretty safe – it’s daylight, there are people in the distance, and things seem relatively still and calm. All of a sudden a man comes running toward you out of nowhere. […]
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  • Posted by Gilleen Witkowski
  • On May 17, 2017
Matt Galloway had Gilleen on for an interview to share her perspective on proposed changes to Ontario employment legislation, specifically paid sick days. Gilleen’s interview begins around 08:00. She said that while small business in general is expensive and risky, it’s important to create a culture of respect for employees. Change is hard, but we can […]
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  • Posted by Gilleen Witkowski
  • On April 28, 2017
Ah, spring. The green grass sprouting. The wildlife perking up. The sun showing off. And…the smell of dog poop unearthed from the winter. Unwelcome surprises left behind by inattentive pet owners and walkers can turn neighbourhood relationships and reputations sour. So from professional dog walkers, if you walk, live, or work in a city that loves dogs, […]
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