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 and urban exploration walks
My dog walking excursions take us through various parks and trails as well as various hoods other than the dog's own direct neighborhood. We go heavier on the park/trail walks because I love getting city pups back to nature. It's an amazing treat for their senses. We mix it up with occasional hood treks in areas that have beautiful gardens and lush vegetation for variety.
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 a couple go go go pups, a more adventurous, hilly trail route may be what's on the agenda. I enjoy breaking into a jog too if the pups are up for a faster moving pace. 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 I go to so I'm not taking dogs just to a park they live close to.
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, no hyped up frenzy that can be created when too many go together, 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 90 minutes at the best park in Seattle! Pups are away from home 2 hours or more. More details on this one here
- Including dog requirements and walking locations
$33 per excursion
You need to sign up for regular weekly service
2 excursions per week minimum
You sign up for the days you'd like service. I decide which parks/trails/hoods we go to on any given day. I make sure and mix up the parks so everyone gets to go to all of them on a regular basis, including the longer Discovery Park treks. If that extra long excursion will be too much for your pup, I can make sure that one isn't included in your pups' routine.
I'm a professional licensed, bonded and insured dog walker serving the dog walking needs of the greater Ballard area of Seattle since 2001.
Sunset Hill, Loyal Heights, Whittier Heights, Olympic Manor, North Beach and Blue Ridge. Please see service area map for more specifics.