High end: $35
Low end: $10
Perfect price: $21
Admit it: There’s not much we won’t do for our fur babies—including paying a stranger to march them around the block. A dog walker will usually offer solo strolls, leashed walks with a pack of up to six pups or full-on off-leash adventures, says Alison Fodero, owner of Toronto dog-walking service Soulmutts. In a big city like Toronto, a private walk could cost between $23 and $25, while group strolls run between $17 and $19. Suburban dog owners will pay less—around $15 an hour—but may find more value in paying a few extra dollars—up to $30—for a whole day of doggy daycare.
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