Detroit Dog Walking Articles

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It goes very well.
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walks my dog Monday through Friday at apx. noon each day. They have also in the past taken care of my dog when I am out of town or in the hospital. They do not stay at the house overnight but I have them make three visits per day--morning, noon and bedtime. They feed the dog, walk the dog, leave water out, bring in the mail and newspaper as well as clean my bird cages and water my plants. In the past they also filled my bird feeders that I had outside at the time. They are very dependable and I rely on them alot. There have been a few occasions when I called them at the last minute and they were able to help me. Once they said they were too busy and could not help at the last minute. However, I felt this was reasonable as they really try their best. Recently I forgot my cell phone and left it at home. I called and asked them to bring it to me at work (for a fee of course) and they did this for me. They have also on occasion picked up Coke for me and brought to my home (for a fee) as I do not drive. I could not ask for better service.
- Frances D.
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Great! From the very start, a nice professional and caring experience! I truly feel they care about the animals they care for and enjoy what they do. Since it's been several years since I've had a pet, I had plenty of questions and concerns about the service. They answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns right away. Very pleasant experience so far!!!
- Gracie S.
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It's been a blessing. I felt guilty because I have a few work days that run longer than most and it meant a long day in the house for my dog. Now she has this great exercise and human contact in the middle of her day. I know it can only make her a happier dog.
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, the man who walks my dog, is very knowledgeable about dogs. He's had years of experience providing this type of service. My dog loves him and he loves her.
If it's too cold in the winter (way below zero) or way to rainy,
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still takes my dog out for at least a quick walk, and then interacts with her indoors for the remainder of the scheduled time. There's no skimping.
There's a note left for me after each walk to let me know how it went and what they did.
The guilt is gone, the dog is happier, I am happier.
- Molly O.
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Absolutely wonderful. First time leaving her with anyone but a family member so I was quite anxious.
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attended to her that week and was terrific! I received pics while I was away which set aside all my anxiousness! Many thanks to
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- Linda V.
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When visiting Napa we needed a daycare for our boxer. Found
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on the internet and was impressed with his experience and mission to train and place dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD. He is very sensitive to the dog's personality and social level. Somehow he can meld the 'pack' into one and take them on walks and they all have a fabulous time. Would highly recommend
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to anyone with a dog who might need a friend when you're away.
- Hollis M.
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It was so terrible I can't even say. I don't think she came there more than once a day if that. While I was still away my girlfriend texted that the garbage can had been on the street for a week and did I want her to check. I said yes. She reported that the fish tank was really dirty and the little bird sitting in her cup. Not until after I got home did she tell me that she had found my front door unlocked.
When I arrived home at 11:30pm with jet lag I discovered a fish tank so filthy I could barely see the fish and the floor of it was covered in so many uneaten food pellets that it looked like brown gravel and the smell was overwhelming. I had been very specific about how many pellets to give and this was unfathomably more. I dropped everything and completely cleaned the poor fishes home. When I later questioned her she said that she didn't know what could have happened as she had cleaned it five days before I returned. She hadn't smelled the stench? Or seen how cloudy and filthy it was? What are her standards? She also seemed to have used my soup ladle for what I don't know but it was by the fish tank. Yuck.
Then I moved to the little, elderly bird. Her feet were covered in hardened feces and seeds so that they just looked like hard balls on the ends of her legs. You couldn't even see that she had toes. It took a half an hour of bathing her in warm water to even soften the crud to get it off her. It has taken her weeks to be able to do anything but sit inside her food bowl as her already injured feet were so sore.
My dog didn't even get up when I arrived. This is an ebullient dog who has never held a grudge about me going away. She was depressed and thin. I had received one text photo the entire time and it was of her walking on the street where I had asked that she not. I had left specific instructions for her to receive cut up pieces of cooked meat that I had left in the fridge along with her crunchies everyday. It was all still in the fridge...still good but untouched. Ms.
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said that she had given her some but she had had diarrhea the first day so she never gave her anymore. It wasn't the meat because she has it everyday. It was, probably, having to wait so long to go out and the trauma of being alone during thunderstorms.
Then I checked the parrot. She seemed fine but all of her treats were still in the fridge so I guess she got nothing but seeds the whole time.
The cats seemed okay but her idea of cleaning the kitty litter had been to remove anything that was on the very top and pour a bunch more litter in. The box was so full I don't think there was room for a cat in there. My little one had urinated in a bucket on the bathroom floor on top of the plastic bags that she clearly had not used to carry out the used litter. Under the top inch of litter were masses of clumped urine. Their bowls were overflowing with food which was all over the counter calling ants. It was clear from that and from the overfeeding of the fish that she did not come often and just threw out a whole lot of food when she did so they wouldn't die.
All in all, I was shocked and horrified. I paid her the going rate that I have always paid to have someone actually stay at my house. She agreed to the rate and I was very, very precise as to what the job entailed. Obviously, she doesn't know how to care for multiple species. I wouldn't take her word for anything. I guess she's capable of walking a dog...as long as you don't mind your house being left wide open. When I told her that my house had been found unlocked she retorted that if I had 'random people' coming to my house she wasn't responsible. Ha...I had a trusted friend check on my animals because she had left my home looking as though no one was there...if you leave a garbage can overturned for a week by the road it sends a bad message.
I wouldn't let this woman near an animal I cared about on a bet. But, your choice.
- Cynthia M.
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My 19 year old cat needed special attention.
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came every morning to feed him, take care of the litter box and cleaned up after him when he was not doing well using the litter box. I gave her my daughter's cell phone number as a contact, as I was out of the country, and
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communicated her concerns promptly with her when my cat did not look well. I felt comfortable giving her my house key, as she was a stranger to me. I felt peace of mind that she was reliable and would recommend her services.
- Suzanne K.
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I am so happy I found
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. After using another dog walking company for over a year, I finally started looking for a new walker after the previous company repeatedly cut short the walks I was paying for, or worse yet, never showed up at all. I contacted several other services via email; several never responded to my inquiry.
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responded promptly with the information I requested and scheduled a home visit to meet my pup.
At the home visit, he went over District Dog's policies, had me fill out an extensive intake form (including information on past illnesses and treat routine - something my prior service did not even bother to ask), toured the house to learn where her leash/food are located, and even took her for a quick "trial walk" to better understand her behaviors! I loved that he wanted to learn her mannerisms and how she walked on a leash. As we chatted, it was clear that
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loves all dogs and was committed to learning my pup's routine to provide the best service possible. Finally,
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is willing to customize a walk plan, both in terms of number of days (no 5-day commitment), time of day, and length of walk. Sometimes my dog wants a longer walk and sometimes she just wants to get back to her bed-so knowing that
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is flexible enough to meet her needs is wonderful.
Billing is a breeze-he emailed me an invoice and charged my card automatically.
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now walks my dog twice a week; I am so relieved that she is in good hands on the days I work late, and I am happy to support a new local business!
- Rachael J.
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has taken care of my little guy when he was sick; and on occasion, even took him to the vet for me because I was at work. When the weather is bad, she plays with him indoors. She has brought puzzles for him and different toys to keep him engaged and active when the weather didn't permit outdoor activity.
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, my dog, absolutely loves her and looks forward to their walks and jogs together. He can be willful and sometimes has agendas that are strange such as having to put everything in his mouth before he passes judgment on sidewalk refuge.
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has been consistently careful and gives an accurate accounting of the entire time spent with him. I really cannot say enough good things about her; she goes above and beyond and defines the meaning of customer-centered care.
- MARY D.
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Ballatt arrived on time, looked professional, and had a calm, quiet way about her. My dog likes her very much and let her sit on the floor next to her.
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massaged very gently, and then goes a little deeper depending on the dog's reaction. My dog fell asleep during the massage. Afterwards my dog slept for awhile, and awoke happy and relaxed. She was smiling, which was very nice to see. I was actually very surprised and pleased at how much good it does. I think that you need to keep up with the massage to get the beneficial effects. I would recommend her.
- Wendy H.
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All Dog Walkers in Detroit, MI

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A Best Friend's Buddy LLC

37945 Circle Dr
Harrison Twp, MI

A Loving Pet Sitter

303 Kerby Rd
Grosse Pointe, MI

A PET'S PAL

21828 ENGLEHARDT ST
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Affordable Property Services, LLC

38070 Mast
Harrison Township, MI

AJT

25354 Koontz St
Roseville, MI

All-Around Hound

Rockwood, MI

Angel At Home Pet Care LLC

24364 Power Rd
Farmington, MI

Animal Aunt Pet Sitting Service LLC

2011 Oak Street
Wyandotte, MI

Anne's Critter Sitters

153 Woodward Avenue
Rochester, MI

Arbor Dog Daycare

2856 S. Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI

Bark to Basic

46284 Oaklawn St
Macomb, MI

Bingo Pet Salon

108 W. 4th St
Royal Oak, MI

Bloomfield Pet Care

522 Fox River Drive
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Brandon Bark Pet Grooming

793 Oakwood Rd
Ortonville, MI

CAROL'S CREATURE CARE

9924 Fox Ave
Allen Park, MI

Check On The Dog, L.L.C.

P.O. Box 531655
Livonia, MI

College Heights Pet Sitters

710 Oxford Rd
Ypsilanti, MI

Consider It Done

370 Barker Rd
Whitmore Lake, Mi

Doggie Latchkey, Inc

P.O. Box 956
Farmington, MI

DOGGIE SCOOPS

20920 HOLLYWOOD
Harper Woods, MI

Ellie's Pet Sitting LLC

Farmington Hills, MI

Erik's Errand's

Southfield, MI

Errands & More LLC

Saint Clair Shores, MI

Family Dog Manners Dog Training

700 S. Ortonville Rd.
Ortonville, MI

Furry Friends Pet Sitting

Chesterfield, MI

Gentle Pet Protectors

521 N Lafayette St
Dearborn, MI

Greater Lakes Associate Productions, LLC

201 W 13 Mile Rd suite 101
Madison Heights, Mi

Handy Randy's Handyman Services

17346 Beechdaly
Redford, MI

HAPPY HEARTS PET CARE

5935 W ELLSWORTH RD
Ann Arbor, MI

Happy Tails Pet Sitting & Grooming, Inc.

2359 Franklin Park Dr.
Sterling Heights, MI

Heather Clute Dog Walking & Pet Sitting

1633 Severn Rd
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Heather Clute Dog Walking & Pet Sitting LLC

1633 Severn Rd
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Hey, I'll walk your dog!

Grosse Pointe, MI

Home Alone Critter Care,LLC

5200 Jackson Blvd.
White Lake, MI

Homecare and more

8955 Hubert Ave
Allen Park, MI

JACKIE'S PET & PAL SVC

22813 Lingemann Street
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Jen's Pet Sitting

70675 Sunny Brook Lane
Richmond, MI

Jill of All Trades

3714 Oakshire Ave.
Berkley, MI

K-9 ANGEL PET SITTING SERVICE

Rochester Hills, MI

Life Made Easy

2300 Packard Street
Ann Arbor, MI

Majestic Concierge

2370 E. Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI

Marcy's groom a pet

2075 E Fourteen Mile Rd
Birmingham, MI

McGinty Pet Services

45517 Hidden View Ct
Utica, MI

Menlys Pet Care

Northville, MI

Not by the Book Freelancer

7039 Gilman
Garden City, MI

Omni Remodeling

2805 FOSTER AVE
Ann Arbor, MI

Paws & Claws Pet Care Sitting Boarding

150 S Staebler Rd
Ann Arbor, MI

PAWSitive Pet Massage & Concierge

P.O. Box 871613
Canton, MI

PEACEABLE PETS ANIMAL CARE

730 DELLWOOD DR
Ann Arbor, MI

Perfect Nanny Match

P.O. Box 506
Farmington, Mi

PET NANNY

Utica, MI

Pet Nanny Inc

42032 Saltz Rd
Canton, MI

PET PICKUP

PO BOX 511206
Livonia, MI

Pet Watcher Inc

1851 Wiltshire Rd
Berkley, MI

PetCare AuPair

23233 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI

PETERNAL INSTINCTS PROFESSIONAL PET SITTING

1612 Regent Manor Court
Silver Spring, MD

Premier Pet Sitters

131 Webb Dr
Troy, MI

Right At Home Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

1 Lafayette Plasaince
Detroit, MI

RoccObye Pet Care

1200 Hoffman Ave
Royal Oak, MI

Ruff Days Inn

PO Box 5330
Warren, MI

Ruff Days Inn

PO Box 5330
Warren, MI

SAM & JACK'S PLACE

24365 POWER RD
Farmington, MI

Sunset Animal Care

Ann Arbor, MI

The Pawsitive Pet

34104 Janet
Fraser, MI

The Poop Scouts Scooper Service

22410 St. Clair Drive
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Vivalavida

Ann Arbor, MI

Waggin' 'N' Walkin'

900 brooks street
Ann Arbor, MI

WIGGLE BUTT PET SITTING

1221 E PEARL AVE
Hazel Park, MI

Wiggle Butts

1233 Grove Point Dr
White Lake, MI

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Wyandotte Dog Care

4021 19th
Wyandotte, MI

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