How Much Does a Dog Walker Cost in North Charleston?

If you work long hours either in an office or from home, you know it can be difficult to get your dog the exercise and mental stimulation they need during the day. Hiring a North Charleston dog walker can definitely help as they will come by midday to walk your dog.


However, choosing a dog walker for your furry friend can be difficult and there are several things you need to consider, not the least of which is the price.


Factors That Affect the Cost of a Dog Walker

Several factors go into the cost of a dog walker in North Charleston and it’s important to consider all of them before you select the best company for you and your best friend.



Length of Dog Walk

How long does your dog need to be walked? If they're a very active dog, they may require a longer walk (up to one hour). But if they are older and less active, they will probably only need a short walk.


The visit time does factor into the cost. On average, a dog walk in North Charleston costs $28 for a 30 minute visit and $43 for a one hour visit.


Number of Dogs To Be Walked

Do you have more than one dog? Many dog walkers in North Charleston charge an extra fee ranging from $2 - $5 per dog for more than 2 dogs from the same family and some charge extra for the second dog as well.


Private Dog Walk vs Pack Walk

Do you prefer your dog to have a private walk or a pack (or group) walk? Pack walks are when your dog walker goes around and picks up numerous dogs and transports them to a location where they walk them all together. Some may even offer off-leash walks or hikes. Pack walks may be a little less expensive per dog but your dog will not get the one-on-one attention they get on a private walk.



Professional Company vs Hobbyist

A Professional Dog Walking Service is typically bonded and insured for your and your dog's protection. If the Company has employees, they should be thoroughly background checked and trained to properly perform their job.


A hobbyist dog walker could be a neighbor or someone on a pet sitting app that does dog walking on the side to make a little extra money. They are typically not insured or professionally trained.


Hobbyist Dog Walkers will likely charge less for their dog walking service than a company as they have no overhead. But they also don't offer as much experience or protection for you, your dog, and your home.



How much does Kimberly's Kritter Care Charge for a Dog Walk in North Charleston?

At Kimberly's Kritter Care, all of our dog walks are private. We only walk more than one dog at a time if they are from the same family and walk well together.


Our North Charleston dog walks start at $28 for a 30 minute visit and $42 for a one hour visit.


What Can You Expect From Your Dog Walker at Kimberly's Kritter Care?

Your dog will get one-on-one attention from our professional dog walkers who are trained in pet first aid and CPR as well as animal behavior.


In order to ensure their safety, we do not allow dogs in our care to interact with other people or dogs on our walks.


Our pet care professional will walk your dog in your neighborhood and ensure they get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation as well as an opportunity to relieve themselves.


Once we return from the walk, they get love and affection and a treat, if provided.



During inclement weather, we will still take your dog out to relieve themself but will come inside for playtime and enrichment activities so they will still get their exercise and mental stimulation.


If you'd like to book one of our dog walkers, get in touch today. Check out our Get Started page to sign up. Or call us at 843-480-4480.



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