North Seattle / Ballard dog walker services
Excursions giving dogs a chance to socialize and share exciting adventures with buddies. Not just a potty break around your block but stimulating adventures for your pup!
Dog walking excursions:
On-leash nature exploration walks
My dog walking excursions take us through various parks and trails like Discovery, Carkeek, Llandover woods, Woodland/Greenlake and Golden Gardens. We throw in occasional hood treks outside of the dog's own neighborhood for variety, mostly though we are all about the parks! I love getting city pups back to nature. It's an amazing treat for their senses.
I cater the activity to the day and the dogs on board. So if it's hot, the shady trails are the way to go, whereas if it's a windy, stormy day, then picking an interesting hood to explore is a safer bet. If I have a couple slower-paced sniffers on board then an easy-going trail is an order, whereas if I have the go go go pups, a more adventurous, hilly trail route may be what's on the agenda. Safety, dog's energy levels and fun always dictate the walking destinations.
My excursions are unique in the field of dog walking. Most dog walkers just walk dogs around the dog's own neighborhood which can get boring and lacks the nature element that dogs' crave. I like to give my pups something more exciting! All my pups get to go to all the parks, so I'm not just taking dogs to a park they live close to. My excursions are filled with lots of variety and an abundance of adventure.
Your dog gets to share their activity with 1 or 2 buddies. I am adamant that my pups have room to explore and enjoy the activity to the fullest so a pal or two tops, is the way we roll! They'll have different pals on different days so it's a great social experience for them and they really enjoy being part of a team. Since I don't take them in big packs there is no over crowding in the car, just a fun adventure with a pal or two.
I send photos to you daily of your pup's adventures
Excursion walks are 50 - 60 minutes (dogs' stamina dictate) at the walking location. Each excursion also includes additional time to pick up a pal and get to and from the walking location so keep in mind, the total excursion time may be as much as 1.5 hours or more.
Discovery Park Excursions are 75 - 90 minutes at the best park in Seattle! Pups are away from home 2 hours or more. More details on this one here
$33 per excursion
You need to sign up for regular weekly service
2 excursions per week minimum
You pick the days you want your dog to go and I will mix up the adventures for them. All excursions are the same rate, it's all part of the package! If the longer Discovery Park walk is too much for your dog, I can exclude that one from your dog's routine.
Retired Seniors: When my clients reach an age that they are no longer able to go out on my excursions, I offer a 30 minute visit for a gentle walk and loves. This is only available for the dogs that have retired from my excursions.
$25 per visit
Dog FAQs - Including dog requirements and information on the places we walk.
I service dogs that live in the following North Seattle / Ballard areas: Sunset Hill, Loyal Heights, Whittier Heights, Olympic Manor, North Beach and Blue Ridge. Please see service area map for more specifics.