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Voted Best Dog Walker & Best Dog Boarder
by Toronto Daily & blogTO

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Your Pet Deserves the Best

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On Leash Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters

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Karen Pryor & ABC Training Certified

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We Are Passionate About Your Pet's Happiness

Toronto’s Most Trusted & Reliable Dog Walker

Barks N Purrs is a full-service dog walking and pet care company providing personal and loving care to all dogs and cats in downtown and Uptown Toronto.  Voted #1 as Toronto’s Best Dog walking company in 2014 and best Dog Boarder in 2016 by Toronto Pet Daily.

Founded in 2007, Rebecca has worked very hard and dedicated herself to growing Barks N Purrs into a successful small team of experienced dog owners and animal lovers. We understand that life can get busy sometimes, and our furry family members need a little more attention than we can give them. Our affordable and flexible dog walking and pet sitting rates and services allow you the option to give your pup the potty breaks and the love and exercise that they deserve.

We are dedicated to your pets and only provide positive training methods, that mean we use healthy treats, toys, and anything else that your dog enjoys.  It’s important to us that your pup is enjoying their time out, meeting new dogs, learning new skills and building a relationship with their new walking buddy.  We also don’t want to forget the relationship between our clients and their walkers.  That is why we leave detailed notes after each walk along with a photo.  Our clients also have direct communication with their walkers when needed.

Take a moment to look at our “About Us” page to learn more about Barks N Purrs and why we are the most trusted and professional pet care provider in Toronto. We are here to help you and are very excited to make you a part of our family.

Learn More About Our First-class Services

Dog Walking
Dog Walking
We are an on leash small group dog walking company, which provides 30 minute & 60 minute walks. Our walks are fun, social and full of positivity.
Puppy Visits
Puppy Visits
Tailored visits for you and your puppy. Play time, bathroom breaks, feeding and basic training.
Cat Visits
Cat Visits
In-home visits providing your feline friend with the personal attention they need.
Home Style Boarding
Home Style Boarding
A safe place for your pets to stay while you’re away. No shortage of cuddles, attention, walks and bedtime treats.

We’re Dedicated To Our Clients

See Why We Are Professional & Experienced

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Proud Member of The Pet Professional Guild

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All staff are bonded and insured through PROfur

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Rebecca is a Certified Dog Trainer through Karen Pryor Academy

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All walkers are Pet First Aid & CPR Certified

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Provide only positive training methods

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Mandatory police checks for Walkers and Sitters

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If your walker is away or sick, we have you covered

Pet Sitter Plus – Scheduling at the Tap of a Button

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Pet Sitter Plus
– it just works

  • Update your profile
  • Manage your schedule
  • Service feedback emailed in real time
  • Precise check in and check out times
  • Awesome photos
  • GPS tracking of pick up & drop off

Ready to get started?

Follow These 4 Simple Steps

New Clients

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Step #1:
Fill in our Questionnaire. We will contact you within 24 hours

Complimentary Meet and Greet

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Step #2:
Discuss how we can best meet your needs, answer any questions and determine if we’re the right fit.

Request Services

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Register online at Pet Sitter Plus, fill out your pet’s profile and get started with our help.

Start Services

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Step #4:
Your pup is gradually introduced to their walking buddies in a safe environment. Service feedback and picture sent after each walk.

What Our Clients are Saying

We have used Barks n Purrs for the last year or so and have been very very happy with everything. Rebecca really appreciates that our dog is our baby and did everything she could to make us feel comfortable, arranging meetings with the dog walkers, providing ample notice if there were any changes etc. The best part of the walks is the updates and photos! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a reliable dog walker who cares so much about your pets.

We have been using Barks n Purrs for the last 4 months and we are very satisfied. Rebecca and Georgina have been great with our Gus, giving him the attention he needs while we’re at work. Their patience with him as he learns to walk with the other dogs (which hasn’t always been smooth!) has been such a relief for us. They’ve even given him some extra TLC on those snowy/rainy days when Gus stubbornly refuses to continue his walk!

They have a great system for cancelling/requesting walks and have been very flexible with our sometimes unpredictable schedule.

We would definitely recommend Barks n Purrs for anyone looking for a convenient, dedicated service for your special pooch.

Our dog Chloe has been walked with Barks N Purrs for over a year now and we love it! Chloe loves her walker Dayna and is always excited to see her and the pack she walks with. When our usual walker isn’t available, I am always given notice and the walker that fills in shadows in advance of the change to ensure a smooth transition. Everyone on the team is professional and I feel comfortable knowing they are caring for my dog on her daily walks. Highly recommended!

Very happy since becoming a client with them. My dog Ellie absolutely loves her walker Dayna! I love that we get updates from the walk including a photo. A nice break in your day to get an email with a goofy pic of your dog having fun when you’re at work. They’re been very accommodating with our irregular schedules too, which is something other companies have not been willing to do. Would highly recommend them!

A former frequent traveller, I have held off travelling more for a number of years because I moved away from my cat sitter. I need worry no more. Barks N Purrs is an amazing service which came recommended to me and which I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others. I got a huge kick out of their daily update emails and pictures while I was away. Nicole, my cats’ caregiver was a godsend. I loved the fact that she lived in my ‘hood. When she came to meet my kids before I left they took to her immediately so that was hugely comforting. I also loved the Barks N Purrs client portal and their request for complete routine, medication and personality details. Vital when dealing with new fur-clients. I did wonder if my fur-kids would remember me when I came back because Nicole is so good at what she does. Ha! Thanks so much Barks N Purrs. I shall be contacting you again before my next trip to Australia!

We are really happy with Barks ‘n’ Purrs. Meeka enjoys walking with her dog friends and the walkers are always friendly and flexible.

Julie, Nathan, and Meeka

Signing up to have our much-loved French Bulldog walked by a member at Barks N Purrs Pet Services was single handily the best decision we have made for her. That’s a big statement, but here is why:

When we first looked for a dog walking service I hunted around for the right fit since our Frenchie is an extension of our family. We wanted the best for her and wanted to ensure that those taking care of her were knowledgeable with the breed and truly cared about our pooch. In addition, they are insured and also have first aid training, which was icing on the cake as many dog walkers do not carry any type of insurance or have those expertise. I met our walker from Barks N Purrs in our building lobby and he immediately fit the mould. He was highly knowledgably, had a great personality and had sincere love for all the dogs under his care.

Every experience since signing up with Barks N Purrs has been positive. Any questions we have are answered with haste and are clear. Communication from the owner about dates they may be closed or altered hours due to holidays are communicated well in advance. Dog care tips, designed to protect your dog from the elements and keep them in great shape are provided as a value ad. Our pooch gets a chance to socialize with other well behaved dogs (independent walks available). She is always pooped when she gets back from the walk.

I unequivocally do not regret the decision to sign up with Barks N Purrs and I know our dog shares the same sentiment. A few keys words to leave with. Professional, Knowledgeable, Friendly, Communicative, Great experience.

I’ve been using Barks n Purrs for a few years now and only have wonderful things about this company and the dog walkers. I’ve had 3 different dog walkers (due to me moving around the city) and each one has cared so much for my little dog, they are always on time, very professional, reachable, and definitely dog lovers at heart.

Each day I get a note with a picture of my dog out on her walk and she looks so happy in every picture I’ve been sent.

If you are thinking about using this company please do!

We love Rebecca and the Barks n Purrs crew! They have taken amazing care of our basset hound Dean since he was 8 weeks old. Would recommend them to anyone.

This is an amazing service! I used this company for the first time when I went on vacation a few weeks ago and was extremely impressed. Customer service is very professional and the cat-sitter that I hired was friendly and did a fantastic job of taking care of my cat. I love how they emailed me a daily update about my cat with a picture. It was a relief knowing that Chico was in such good hands. I would highly recommend Barks N Purrs to anyone!