We get lots of calls from dog owners in Miami who want to hire someone to walk their dog. Maybe they are out all day at work or just need a helping hand from time to time. Many prospective clients wonder how much is the cost of a dog walker in Miami.
In this article, we discuss the factors that affect the cost of a dog walking service and how much you can expect to pay.
Factors Affecting the Cost of a Dog Walker in Miami
1. Service Area
What part of Miami do you live in? Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables or Pinecrest? Depending on how far a dog walker has to travel to provide their services can play a factor in their fees. It is sometimes more cost effective to choose a sitter who lives in or around your neighborhood.
2. Individual or Group Walks
These two types of walks are very different and depend on your dog’s age, health and or breed. These factors may help guide you when choosing the right type of walk for him.
Individual dog walks offer the perfect opportunity to vary each walk based on your dog’s needs. From the puppy whose is learning how to walk on a leash to the highly energetic dog that requires pent up energy to be released. Or the senior canine who requires a little more time. Individual dog walks allow the dog walker the ability to monitor your dog and make any necessary changes to his routine to better his experience during his time outside. Individual walks also offer the opportunity for bonding between the dog walker and one-on-one attention!
Group walks are great for the social dog. A dog who isn’t bothered by multiple dogs in his space or doesn’t have any issues being on a leash around other dogs. Many dog walkers offer group walks at a lower rate because they can utilize the time by working with a number of dogs at the same time. Group walks are not ideal for dogs who require extra supervision. Due to the number of dogs in a group, individualized attention is harder to provide.
3. Number of Dogs
The number of dogs in a household will determine a dog walker’s rate per walk. Most dog walkers increase their base fees based on the number of dogs in the home.
4. Length of Time
Dog require different amounts of time outside. Dog walks can vary from 15 minutes to 60 minutes per visit. Depending on the amount of time you’d like your dog to be outside will pay a key role in how much your dogs’ walk will cost.
5. Frequency of Walks
The number of visits your dog needs during the day will determine the cost of a dog walker. Some dog walkers will offer lower fees per walk based on multiple visits per day.
How Much Does A Dog a Miami Dog Walker Cost?
The cost of a dog walker in the Miami area can range on average of $15 – $30 a visit. As we have identified there are many reasons why the price can vary and if you would like some more information about the cost of hiring a dog walker then we would be happy to help.
How Can We Help?
Miami Pet Concierge offers only individual dog walks. We believe providing one-on-one specialized attention is beneficial for your dog’s health and wellbeing and for the development of a trustworthy and long-lasting relationship between your dog and his dog walker.
We would love to talk to you more and find out if we are a good match for you and your dog. Contact us online or call us directly at (305) 773-3999.
Nicole founded Miami Pet Concierge in May 2007 with a mission to provide Miami, Florida’s pet parents with personalized pet care plans based on their pets’ species, age, breed, health, and lifestyle – All while keeping their pets “happy at home.” In addition, offering pet care education to all pet owners to help them become great pet parents.