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Answers to a few of our most common questions

Who are we?

Peninsula Dog Walkers is run by Steve, a longtime San Mateo resident and lifelong dog lover. As our name implies, we operate on the Bay Area Peninsula from San Mateo to Redwood city. Our walkers are all local residents with years of pet care experience plus first aid certifications.

How to get started with us?

Please reach out and tell us your needs. From there, we will coordinate a meet and greet between walker and pet, and start walking!

Will my home and pet be safe?

Yes! Peninsula Dog Walkers carries dog walker liability insurance which means you can feel safe knowing your pet and household are protected. Additionally, all of our walkers pass a strict screening process, background check and are eligible to work in the US.

How does the walker access our pet if I'm not home?

Peninsula Dog Walkers relies on an outside home lock box system (you may have seen them at open houses). This system gives you the ability to control access, while also preventing scheduling and access mishaps. The dog owner is required to purchase one of these units and provide two sets of keys. Drop us a line if this system doesn't work (such as apartment) and we can work out an alternative.

Is there a minimum number of walks?

The minimum dog walk schedule is 3 half-hour sessions per week.

What is the billing cycle?

Walks are billed two weeks in advance. Walks can be started and stopped with no commitment.

Are the walks with other dogs?

We do not combine dogs from different households in a single walking session. Our focus is 1 on 1 attention between a walker and a dog.

Do we do off-leash walks?

As a policy, we stay within the neighborhood that the dog lives and keep the dog on-leash at all times.

When are your walk times?

Walk times are based on walker availability and pet owner preference. Our walks typically occur between 10am and 3pm.

Will I have the same walker every time?

Yes! We believe a familiar face is best for your pet -- and your peace of mind.

Are you hiring walkers?

We are always looking for qualified individuals. If you are a reliable and dependable person, live locally, and LOVE DOGS, then we want to speak with you! Apply today!


30 Minutes ($30)

Arrive home to a happy and healthy pup with our 30 minute 1-on-1 neighborhood dog walks.

60 Minutes ($50)

Need to cover more ground? We offer hour long walk sessions at $50 per hour.

Dogsit ($85/night)

Going out of town? We offer morning + evening 30 minute walks and plenty of TLC! (food/water, and bonus mail retrieval and plant watering).