Family & Pets

Best Dog Walking Services In Charlotte

August 9, 2013 8:00 AM

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Dog walking services are used for a variety of reasons. Pet owners with long work hours hire a dog service to provide tender-loving care and potty breaks for Fido. For those physically incapable of walking their pets, such as the disabled, a pet service is a great alternative. Finally, pet owners facing a hospital stay or those in assisted living are able to keep their loving companions through the help of these businesses. Here are five of some of the best in Charlotte.
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Walkin’-n-Waggin’
4618 Saxonbury Way
Charlotte, NC 28269
(704) 549-3027
www.walkin-n-waggin.com

Walkin’-n-Waggin’ services most of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, including Pineville, south Charlotte, Fort Mill, Matthews, uptown, Mint Hill and Lake Norman. Don and Lori Waldo own the business and are Red Cross certified in pet first aid. Don says the pets and the clients are the paramount concern. He walks the majority of the dogs and has met almost every client. Sitters are well trained with first aid certification and background screening. Clients include the young, old, professional and retired. Pets have included snakes, mice, rabbits and horses. The initial consultation and key pick-up are free. Follow-up consultations are $10. A 15-minute potty break runs $16 and pet taxi is $24 per hour. This pet walking service rarely turns down any request.

Chloe’s Playhouse Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 942-5638
www.chloesplayhouse.com

Chloe’s Playhouse is certified in pet CPR and first aid. The initial consultation with key pick-up is free. The 30-minute visit includes play time, walking, food, fresh water, medicine, scooping litter and home care. A mid-day dog walk is $15. If the client is going out of town, Chloe’s will provide home care, such as taking out the trash, watering plants and rotating lights and blinds.

For Pet Sake LLC
Charlotte, NC 28226
(704) 364-7297
www.forpetsake.biz

For Pet Sake is owned by Wendy Wilson. The business services Southpark, Myers Park, Dilworth, Elizabeth, Weddington and more. It’s like talking to a little kid when getting to know a new pet, says Wilson. Aggressive pets by nature will not be accepted. Overnight services are available for clients leaving town and special packages are available for dog walks. Wilson says quality and dependability of service are of great importance.

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Nana’s Pet Sitting
Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 302-6171
www.nanaspetsitting.com

Nana’s Pet Sitting offers service throughout much of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Check the website for zip code listings. Owner Linda Edwards is certified in pet first aid and CPR. She is also a master instructor, offering classes to the public. Visits include brushing, playing, walking, fresh water, food, clean bowls and medication. A taxi service is offered as well, such as trips to the vet. One-way price is $35 and $70 for round trip. Morning, afternoon and evening walks are popular.

All The Comforts Of Home Pet Sitters
Charlotte, NC 28269
(704) 651-3748
www.allthecomfortsofhome.org

All The Comforts Of Home Pet Sitters services Charlotte and surrounding areas. Its core values are honesty and integrity. The visit includes feeding, watering, relieving the pet, cleaning up mishaps, basic grooming and providing medicine needs. A taxi service is available for $25 per hour. It’s important the sitter knows the pet’s daily routine. Leave written instructions for the sitter regarding the pet’s habits. Remember to tell the neighbor that a pet sitter will be dropping by.

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Catherine Lash engagingly connects with people. She has learned that interested listening and thoughtful questioning are the means through which collaboration creates a story. She grew up traveling the world and learning military life in an Air Force family of seven. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and three kids. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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