Top Dog Walking Services In Connecticut

August 9, 2013 8:00 AM

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They are more than just pets, they are family members, and as such our dogs deserve the very best in loving care when we can’t be there ourselves. Connecticut residents are fortunate to have choices when it comes to dog walkers for hire. Whether you are planning a long day away from home, have temporary physical limitations or just want to someone to check in on Fido during the day, there’s no need to feel like you are bothering friends or relatives. Instead, check out a service that makes your dog’s happiness and well being its business.

Creature Comforts Pet Care
Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Middletown, CT
(860) 543-1636

Dog walking is just one of many services offered by Creature Comforts Pet Care. In-home pet sitting, monitoring of other pets in the family while you are away and grooming are also available. With years of animal care experience under her belt, owner Lori Light also holds a certificate in Veterinary Assisting and is Pet First Aid/CPR certified. Creature Comforts Pet Care is bonded, insured and recommended by area veterinarians. Discounts are available for senior and disabled clients.

Sarah’s Pet Sitting
Cheshire, Wallingford, CT
(860) 944-7486

Sarah’s Pet Sitting is available for one or more daily visits with your dog as well as overnight stays. Medical visits can be scheduled to administer medication to the dog with a temporary or permanent regimen. Bonded and insured, Sarah MacDonald and her staff have combined experience with Veterinary Technician and Pet First Aid/CPR certifications. Primary areas of service are Cheshire and Wallingford with surrounding locations being added on an as-needed basis.

For the Love of Dogs, LLC
Prospect, CT
(203) 996-8068

For the Love of Dogs, LLC offers walks, potty breaks, positive reinforcement training and reiki/massage therapy for your dog. For the total well-being of your beloved pet, a little training can go a long way and reiki or massage can help with a wide variety of concerns from anxiety while you are away to general wellness. Owner Sheri Polzella is bonded and insured, Pet First Aid/CPR certified and fully credentialed for the services she offers.

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In Canine Company
Meriden, Middletown, CT
(860) 575-8747

In Canine Company may be a new business venture for owner Katie Leah Ehlers, but she brings with her many years of privately caring for other people’s animals of all species and sizes. From dog walking services to pet sitting including overnights, In Canine Company is ready, willing and able to care for your dog as much as you do while you are away from home for any length of time. It serves Meriden, Middletown and surrounding areas.

New England Pet Nanny
New Milford, CT
(860) 355-1999

Tae Duffy is the New England Pet Nanny, providing a well-rounded variety of services to meet your dog’s needs. Walks, a trip to the dog park or out for a hike, pet sitting/overnights and mobile grooming are all on the menu. Take advantage of an available taxi service to get your dog to and from veterinary or other appointments. The dog handlers are licensed, bonded and insured with years of experience in animal care. Areas of service include New Milford and a number of surrounding towns.Related: The Perfect Day For Your Dog In Connecticut

Theodora DeBarbieri is an animal advocate, columnist and local TV show host residing in Connecticut. She is owned by a number of dogs, cats and birds. Her work can be found at