When you have to work or go out of town, most of the time you need someone to care for our pets. Whether you’re looking for dog-walking, or dog sitting, we’ve put together a list of the best dog walkers to choose from.
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PeeWee’s Playdates
Serving Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, and Dana Point
(714) 322-0403

Kelsey DiGiacobbe was inspired by her miniature dachshund, Pee Wee, and opened a dog walking & pet sitting service in early 2009. With a passion for animals, PeeWee’s Playdates and Kelsey provide excellent customer service to her pet parents and their pets. The one thing that sets PeeWee’s Playdates apart from others is that she pays it forward – sustaining giver to ASPCA, Humane Society of the United States, and local animal shelters (over $3,000 in donations over the last four years), utilizing an 100% electric vehicle to be environmentally conscious and lessening her carbon footprint, and even her specialized license plate helps provide funds for spay and neuter programs in California.

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Hot Diggity Dog Walking
Several locations
(949) 422-4008

Lisa Elias started Hot Diggity Dog Walking in 2013 with one goal: to take care of her customers’ pets like they are her own. It is more than just a visit, she walks and plays their pets providing exercise and plenty of love. She is a one-woman show and walks every dog herself and each family’s dogs on their own. She believes pack walks take away from giving special attention to each dog and also prevents fights and bites from happening. Her clients’ have nicknamed Lisa as the “nanny” because of the tailor-made care she provides to all the fur-kids. She also cares for cats, lizards, rabbits, and more. She was also voted 2016 Orange County Hotlist’s Best Dog Walker and a finalist in 2017.

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Whitney’s Walks Wags & Whiskers
Several locations
(949) 939-4050

While you are away, Whitney Hayden specializes in taking care of your four-legged family members. Whether you need a short potty break or an hour of fun, Whitney’s Walks Wags & Whiskers can do it! Whitney believes that a daily routine is important and will attend to all of your pet’s needs from feeding, water, exercise, medical needs, cleaning litter, and provide lots of love to your pets.

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Helping Paws SoCal
Several locations
(714) 406-2077

Helping Paws SoCal are owned by military veterans who served our country as soldiers in the U.S. Army. They proudly care for man’s best friends, promote pet adoption, and give discounts to military service members, veterans, and first-responders. Their “Out on the Town” service includes a leashed walk throughout your neighborhood for exercise and potty breaks, pet waste clean-up, fresh drinking water, treats, and lots of love. They have many different services so you can have it tailor-made to your pup like Doggie Social Hour, Boarding, and Soggy Doggie (play at your favorite dog beach).

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Furry Babies Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
(949) 637-0144

Serving Irvine, Furry Babies Dog Walking and Pet Sitting provides personal and loving care to your furry babies. Through years of combined personal and professional experience, they have developed a vital understanding of the needs and personalities of your pets and parents. Their goal is to treat your pet and home with the love, care, and respect they would treat their own while following a consistent and reliable schedule. Dog walk service can be from 30-60 minutes where your pup receives exercise, play time, and lots of love and attention.

By Chelsea Madren
  1. BestCritterSitters.com has 5 stars on Yelp, highest rating on Thumbtack and is the kindest and caring service that I have ever used. Sarah is dependable, reliable, honest and hardworking – but most importantly, SHE LOVES ANIMALS! She has taken care of prairie dogs, lizards, turtles, fish and the standard dog and cats. In business for 3 years she has 4 employees to be sure that all of your pets needs are answered. She is a vet tech and administers meds with ease, including IV therapy. She is an absolute delight – 419-605-2558

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