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Not all dog walking businesses are the same. Some offer equal opportunity care of cats, some enable GPS tracking of pets and their walkers and others bring out the social butterfly in every pooch. Living in Pittsburgh, the options are endless for any dog owner for choosing the best fit for their furry companion. Take a few minutes to check out the best five businesses in Pittsburgh.

Fetch! Pet Care
124 Ridgeway Court
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
(412) 307-3892

Fetch Pet Care services all of Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. It provides services for not only dog walking, but dog boarding and cat care as well. At this business, cats and dogs can both receive care and services. All dog walkers are bonded, insured, interviewed and hired to match potential customers and their needs. This business thinks of everything that might go into a successful match for finding just the right dog walker for any pet.

Urban Doggie Daycare
5601 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 782-2200

Urban Doggie Daycare is a lot more than just a dog walking service. This business is also a doggie spa. Dropping doggies off throughout the day while their owners go off to meet their needs, this full-service doggie daycare puts owners’ minds at ease and returns a happy pooch. Located in the urban Lawrenceville section, this doggie daycare has the bustling downtown area at its feet. Owners can drop their doggies off and shop and run errands on foot. With everything within walking distance, this business is all about location, location, location. It services by the hour, full day, half day or other arrangements can be made.

Good Dog
P.O. Box 18345
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
(412) 267-7387

This dog walking service lets owners keep track of their pets while out with their walkers via GPS. Using a smartphone and the QR code, owners can download an app that allows them to track their dog and walkers with a GPS signal. This includes updates sent to the owners’ phone and real-time locations and views of their whereabouts. How cool is that? Good Dog dog walking services has the business model that takes traditional dog walking and adds a modern twist of technology.

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A Dog’s Life
PIttsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 606-8083

A Dog’s Life utilizes the vast hills, trails, parks and terrain of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas to give doggies a life of their own in nature. Whether your doggie likes to stroll through the park one day or go hiking, this business has an option for them. Since no two pooch personalities are alike, catering to a variety of pups is this company’s specialty. High-energy pets need a life of their own outside of their owner’s dwellings and connecting them to A Dog’s Life is the best plan.

Bow Wow Doggie Daycare
2726 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 566-1083

Whether it’s a quick sniff of every person, place or thing it passes or the excitement of a tail wag that comes from each new acquaintance, socialization is key to a happy pet. Bow Wow Doggie Daycare offers not only dog walking services, but play dates, pet play areas, games, activities and overnight accommodations. No one is left out with Bow Wow Doggie Daycare. Located in the Strip District part of Pittsburgh, minutes from downtown Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, East Liberty and so much more, this business is conveniently accessible for all Pittsburgh residents. With over 1,500 square feet of play space, no other doggie business can take dog walking to a whole new level. Come rain or come shine, customers will get the overall package in dog walking services.

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