Just Labradors banner

1 - 20 of 21 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,695 Posts
That's pretty inexpensive. I pay $13-15 per walk.. I will need a dog walker 4 times a day for at least 2 months after I have hip surgery. Even though I will be able to walk Nellie sooner than 2 months I will not be able to bend down to clean up poop and I won't be able to feed or water her. It will be expensive.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,307 Posts
My daughter was going to have to pay $12 per walk, but she found a really nice guy that gives her a really discounted price. He charges, $0 (US).

What can I tell you? Dad is a sucker.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,307 Posts
Self praise is no recommendation Ed.
I can provide references to prove what a sucker I am. I took that dog out for a walk every day through this past winter. It gets cold in Minneapolis.

Then I go home and take Hershey Kisses out to the dog park for an hour. I only missed 3 days this past winter because I was out of town. Yes! I have considered getting professional help (psychologist or psychiatrist for me).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23,457 Posts
That's pretty inexpensive. I pay $13-15 per walk.. I will need a dog walker 4 times a day for at least 2 months after I have hip surgery. Even though I will be able to walk Nellie sooner than 2 months I will not be able to bend down to clean up poop and I won't be able to feed or water her. It will be expensive.
Danie, if I was closer, I'd do it for $5 a walk, including poop pick-up and feeding and watering.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,472 Posts
If there are any responsible 6th to 9th grade kids around your neighborhood, that could be a cheaper possibility -- and fun for both the dog and kid.

I haven't needed to use any with Puff since I'm retired but when I had Bess and was working, that worked very well for Bess, Katie, and me.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,695 Posts
Danie, if I was closer, I'd do it for $5 a walk, including poop pick-up and feeding and watering.
That is so sweet of you Jackie.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,913 Posts
What is that in pounds? I'm not very good at maths. :D

I still dog walk occasionally for a couple of people. I don't actually charge anything because I know them and do it for fun (if you can call it that :p) but they give me £10 per walk anyway. That seems to be the going rate for a one-hour off lead walk with 'professional' dog walkers, or so I have been told.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,293 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
What is that in pounds? I'm not very good at maths. :D

I still dog walk occasionally for a couple of people. I don't actually charge anything because I know them and do it for fun (if you can call it that :p) but they give me £10 per walk anyway. That seems to be the going rate for a one-hour off lead walk with 'professional' dog walkers, or so I have been told.
I suppose my question was a little misleading ! I walk the dogs before I go to work and when I get home ! I pay somebody £15 per week to let the pups out into the garden for a quick run to break up the day as I'm away from the house from 0700 to 1700.

The neighbour also has a chocolate Lab called Phoebe and she is at home most days as she has a young baby - the neighbour - not the dog !
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,737 Posts
As DH is back at work and my pelvis pain is getting worse I was looking into a dog walker even if it was only once a day but dont think i could justify upto £70 a week just to walk the dog lol...Ill keep looking
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,424 Posts
$14- for a one hour romp, just letting them outside and throwing the frisbee for the three terrors. To be honest though, she's there a lot LONGER than that. My neighbor calls her a move in dog letteroutter. She's a friend of the family, and some days I come home and she's on the couch watching a movie with them. They certainly don't care, nor do I.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44,122 Posts
When I did use a dogwalker, she charged $18/day and walked the 3 brats at the same time for about 20 minutes. Four days/week = $288/month!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,118 Posts
I haven't used a dog walker, but the cat-sitter we use when we're out of town offers dog walking and I think she charges about $20/hour. We take Toby and Chamois to doggy daycare twice a week, and with the package discount, that works out to about $22/day per dog, or $440 for both of them for 5 weeks. We drop them off before 7 AM on our way to work and can pick them up as late as 7 PM, so on an hourly basis it's quite reasonable. The other weekdays, they have to wait until after work for a "real" walk with one or both of of us (potty/outdoor playtime in the morning is pretty short).
 
1 - 20 of 21 Posts
Top