Dog walking and adventure services

Having a regular dog walker offers numerous benefits for both you and your beloved canine companion. From physical health and mental stimulation to socialization and companionship, a dog walker plays a crucial role in ensuring your dog’s well-being and happiness.

Dog Walking Services

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Extended Dog Walking Services

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Adventure Dog Hike

Your pup(s) will embark on a thrilling offsite adventure! We arrange a 90-minute round trip to an incredible trail hike location. Rest assured, we’ve carefully scouted and selected the finest trails in the High Country, picking the one that’s closest to your location. Your furry companions will be safely transported, ready to explore the outdoors with us. We come prepared with water to keep them hydrated throughout the journey, and we always have a towel handy in case their paws get a bit muddy along the way. All trails are explored safely on leash. 

Pet Requirements

current Rabies vaccine

One critical step in safeguarding your pet’s health is getting them vaccinated against rabies. The rabies vaccine is not only important for your dog’s safety but also for the protection of your entire family and the community.

Rabies is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system of mammals, including dogs and humans. It is primarily transmitted through the bite of an infected animal, with wildlife such as bats, raccoons, skunks, and foxes being common carriers. Rabies is not only a serious and often fatal illness for animals but also poses a significant risk to human health. Rabies vaccine is currently required by state and local government for pets 4 months of age and older.


Must be at least 4 months old

This requirement ensures that puppies are old enough to handle the physical demands of walking and have received the necessary vaccinations.

Behavior and Temperament

Dogs must demonstrate appropriate behavior and temperament for being walked by a professional. They should be well-socialized, non-aggressive, and comfortable around other dogs*, people, and various environments.

*We do walk reactive dogs and nervous dogs but these dogs are considered on a case by case basis.

basic Leash manners

Dogs should be properly leash trained, comfortable walking on a leash, and responsive to basic commands. This ensures the safety of the dog, the dog walker, and others in the vicinity during walks. We are not looking for perfection but we also need to keep the dog and the dog walker safe.

Collar or Harness

Dogs should wear a secure collar or harness with identification tags displaying their name and contact information. This is essential in case the dog were to accidentally get loose during the walk.

Health Conditions Disclosed

Dogs with significant health conditions that may limit their ability to participate in walks or pose a risk to themselves or others may not be eligible for regular dog walking services. It is important to disclose any health concerns or limitations to the dog walker for assessment and consideration.

Looking For A Professional?

At Dogwood Critter Care, we take pride in being the best pet sitters and dog walkers in the High Country. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. All team members are background checked and have extensive experience with animals before they join our team. From there team members go through extensive training to meet our high standards of care.  Our pet care professionals know the ins and outs of dog and cat behavior as well as pet CPR and first aid.

Get in Touch By Phone Or email

Reach out today to establish a relationship with the best pet care professionals in the High Country!


(828) 771-6078