We take dog walking very seriously.
King Pup is a safe, professional, insured and bonded New York dog walking service with many years of experience. All of our dog walkers are fully trained dog lovers with prior experience owning or working with animals. We don’t walk dogs in packs, we don’t wear headphones while walking and we operate with the highest standards of care and safety because we know just how much your little guys mean to you! Our goal is to make sure that New York dogs get the exercise and attention that they need, and that New York dog owners feel confident that their pets are in good hands on a daily basis.
Set up a recurring weekly schedule or book walks when you need them through our online portal. And with our GPS check-in/check-out feature, you’ll know exactly when your walker was there and how long they were out for.
For solid dog walking safety, we securely attach dogs to ourselves with mountaineering carabiners. It’s not hands-free dog walking and the leash is still firmly held, but you know that your dog won’t break free from their walker.
Your dog depends on a daily routine to feel secure, which is why we guarantee to arrive in the time window you’ve selected, and we don’t switch walkers from day to day. We want your dog to form a bond with their walker!
How do I get a dog walker?
Let’s chat! We can assess our availability at your location and talk about your dog’s requirements in more detail.
Meet & Greet
This part is optional, but most people like to meet the walker in their home and introduce them to their dog.
We’re All Set!
Once we have all of your dog’s info in our database and have arranged access, we can start the walks!
“Fabulous organized group of animal lovers – recommend it to anyone looking for a professional dog walking company with a heart!”Melissa Shertz, NYC
*Multiple dogs/private: add $4
*Light schedules: add $4
*Multiple dogs/private: add $5
*Light schedules: add $5
*Multiple dogs/private: add $7
*Light schedules: add $7
Heavy Schedule Discount
If you sign up for an ongoing schedule of 10 or more dog walks per week, then you qualify for our heavy schedule discount of 15%! If you make the occasional cancellation and fall below 10 walks you’ll still get the discount, although in cases of frequent ongoing weekly cancellations we may have to review your rate plan until such time as your schedule becomes regular again.
NYC Dog Walking Safety
We want you to feel secure in the knowledge that your dog is in safe hands when they’re out with their King Pup walker. We see a lot of dog walkers out there taking a frighteningly relaxed attitude to safety and it’s not good! There are a number of perils on the streets of a big city. For this reason, King Pup has the following safety rules and procedures for your dog’s well being:
No Pack Walks
Pack walking is becoming a thing of the past and for good reason. King Pup walks no more than 2 dogs together, or privately if requested.
We Use Carabiner Clips
Your dog will always be clipped securely to the walker as a safety backup should something happen that’s out of their control.
No Light Poles!
Some light poles in NYC are poorly maintained and have loose wires or open access hatches. There is a risk of shock, so we train our walkers to avoid them!
New York streets and sidewalks can be a minefield of broken glass, chicken bones and other hazards. We train our walkers to scan the sidewalk constantly.
Frequently Asked Questions
In addition, there may come a time when your walker moves on or we have to make a change due to the logistical realities of scheduling – however, in these cases you will be informed in advance and will be given the option to meet and approve the new walker.
However, if you know your dog will never get along with another pooch, we do offer individual walks as well for a small surcharge.
In addition, it’s also important for your dog to feel comfortable with whomever will be coming into your home when you’re not there! A meet and greet is an ideal opportunity for both you and your dog to acquaint themselves with your new walker, as well as to discuss any quirks or issues your dog may have that we should know about.
In addition, if you would like the security of emergency backup walks or walks outside of your usual walking hours (evenings/weekends etc) then we would need to keep a spare set of keys in the secure key box at King Pup HQ. We have a key tracking system so we always know at a glance who has your key should you need it back.
However, if you are undergoing a program of training with your dog and would like us to reinforce the commands your dog is learning during their daily walks, we can certainly do that – just let us know!