Gavin, the owner
The Westside’s premier dog walking service.??
For me to put Bender and Owen (chocolate labs) in anyone’s care says it all. I believe that Gavin operates THE most honorable, reliable, trustworthy and loving dog walking service on the Westside of Los Angeles. My dogs can’t wait to be picked up and come home with huge smiles and in need of a nap. His employees - Mike, Dusty and Dan - have been with him for years (because he treats them well) and truly love the dogs. They take the time to tidy them up before depositing them at home and often give feedback on things they have noticed about the dogs or simply funny anecdotes from a given days play. Gavin has also spent a great deal of time securing a large plot of secured land so the dogs are not going to dog parks ….if I were a dog, I would want to go with them! In addition, I have been training dogs on the Westside for over 12 years and have had the opportunity to refer MANY clients to Gavin and have ONLY received rave reviews! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!! My boys love you Mike!!!
It would be hard to imagine a better dog walking service than ‘The Dog Walker’. Gavin and Dusty have taken care of all ‘our boys’, for over ten years, and it is clear that they take their job very seriously. They have NEVER missed one scheduled walk, come rain or shine, and none of our dogs have every come home sick or matted. Our current dogs, Jess and Shadow (a golden and a black lab), are high-energy dogs that are noticeably happier and calmer on the days they walk with Dusty - and that makes my husband and I happier and calmer as well. After 30 years of living with very large golden’s and labs, I think we’d have to trade them in for Chihuahuas if it weren’t for Gavin and Dusty. We really love these guys and are so grateful to them for helping us to continue to share our home with these wonderful but tremendously energetic dogs.
The Dog Walker is an awesome service! My high-energy terrier, Vegas, has been with Gavin & Dusty for almost 9 fun-filled years! Very dependable, safe, and always very flexible if Vegas’ schedule changes. I can’t recommend them highly enough! If you have a dog on the Westside that needs a walk or a mountain hike…call The Dog Walker…they can help! Your dog will thank you!
Kristen & David Fredrick
We have used the services of The Dog Walker for over 4 years. We have used them consistently to walk our black lab Chloe. The company and their providers are reliable, honest, reasonably priced and wonderful with our dog. As a true test, on the times our dog sees The Dog Walker van around town, she gets very excited and starts running towards it. We also use the company to ‘house sit’ and watch after our animals when we are out of town. It is a ‘no hassle’ arrangement that works exceptionally well for us. I would recommend The Dog Walker to anyone without hesitation.
Doug & Margaret Spencer
We retained Gavin The Dog Walker for our Labrador, Rascal, soon after we adopted him - it was a tough adjustment for Rascal as a rescue getting into a routine and a new home. Initially Rascal couldn’t even be around other dogs and Dan had to keep him completely separate for his first outbound trip, but on his next walk, he got Rascal to completely adjust in no time to ride with the other dogs and he absolutely loves his outings now. As soon as the doorbell rings, Rascal dashes to the front door and flies out to the van like a lightning bolt, and returns happily tired each time he goes for his hike, which helps him release his pent-up energy. We highly recommend The Dog Walker service for a dog’s fitness and emotional health, as it keeps high-energy dogs calmer as well.
The dog walker has been great! We’ve used them for years now for our Golden Retriever and Black Lab. The dogs always come back tired but happy! They are very flexible if we need to switch between mountain or neighborhood walks depending on the dog’s health. Would certainly recommend to anyone who loves their dogs but doesn’t have enough time to walk them as much as they need!
The Dog Walker has been a lifesaver for me. They have been walking my two Akitas in the neighborhood for years. The dogs love the walks and the walkers are flexible if we need to change our schedule. They are such wonderful, dog-loving souls; I recommend this service to anyone in our area! The dogs love it and so do I!
I cannot recommend The Dog Walker enough. We have 2 dogs with very different needs: Bella, a Cocker Spaniel puppy who needs LOTS of exercise, and Charlie, a lazy Shitz Tzu who HATES walking but will pee all over the house if he is not let out. Gavin came to our rescue! Mike takes our spaniel 5 days a week on a 2 hour hike where she gets to socialize and run free with other dogs. I can’t tell you what a difference it has made….. no more chewing now since she is sooooo tired after the hikes. She is also calmer and more obedient. She gets so excited when Mike arrives! Jody walks (or drags) the sihitz tzu for 10 minutes at lunch time and we have now ALMOST cracked the house training (2 years in). I would not give my house key or dogs out to anyone, but as soon as we met Mike and Jody we were instantly at ease. The Dog Walker has changed the lives of our dogs and us! TRY THEM.