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Best Dog Walking Services In Detroit

August 9, 2013 8:00 AM

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In cities like New York and Chicago with large urban populations living in high-density housing, dog walking services flourish, but in the Detroit area, that is not the case. So finding one may take a bit more time but it is well worth the effort. Those listed below have good reputations, can supply references, which all the pros say you should have, and will work with you to provide the best care for your pet.

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Pet Care AuPair
23233 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 850-8309
www.petcareaupair.com

If you are looking for a pet walking service, then Pet Care AuPair may be the one for you. Offering services ranging from pet sitting and walking to yard cleanup and medication administration, the specialists at AuPair will work to set up a schedule that meets your needs. Located in Ferndale, members of the team will travel to the entire metropolitan Detroit area for their clients. Along with pet walking, there is also pet jogging that is offered for pets in need of a bit more exercise. AuPair is a member of the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

Related: Best Pet-Friendly Getaways Near Detroit

A Best Friend’s Buddy
37945 Circle Drive
Harrison Township, MI 48045
(586) 552-6229
www.abestfriendsbuddy.com

For the past 10 years, A Best Friend’s Buddy has been offering services to pet owners in the Detroit area. You will find a staff of individuals who are dedicated to caring for your pets and their care. Services offered include daily walks, vacation pet sitting, pet play times and, for those with dogs and cats, there are also cat sitting services offered. A Best Friend’s Buddy is a member in good standing of Pet Sitting International and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. As with all reputable services, A Best Friend’s Buddy can put you in touch with satisfied customers when references are needed.

Doggie In the Window
2200 W. Eleven Mile Road
Berkley, Mi. 48072
(248) 336-2655
www.ditw.net

Sometimes taking the dog to the walker works better for some people than the walker coming to them, and at Doggie In the Window, you will find what you need for your dog in a day care setting. Not only will it get the exercise it needs, but at that same time, the pretty pooch can interact with other pets if it wants and if not, it can relax on its own. There is a safe, fully enclosed exercise area for the dogs, a dog run for those who want to romp and climate-controlled facilities so the dogs do not get too hot or cold. For those who have a pet that needs a lot of attention, this is an option that goes well beyond a walker coming to your home. In situations where there is more than one dog in a household, Doggie In the Window makes sure they are kept together and interact as they are used to, a very important aspect to consider when more than one dog is involved.

Related: Best Resources For Specific Animal Breeds In Detroit

Award winning freelance writer and photographer Lawrence DiVizio is based in Southeast Michigan and works to convey in words and images the world around us. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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