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A dog walking app can make it easy for those looking to pick up extra money caring for other people’s furry family members. While the app may keep a cut of a walker’s earnings, it can also provide a walker with many benefits.
Here are some reasons to use a dog walking app to book gigs and an overview of seven top dog walker apps.
The Benefits of Using a Dog Walking App To Book Gigs
Dog walking apps make it possible for dog walkers to connect with dog owners in need of walking and other pet care services without having to incur business costs. A good app will handle all customer bookings and payments, so walkers don’t have to worry about finding clients or handling payment collection.
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Since many pet owners turn to a dog walking app to book a dog walker these days, work may be easier to find through an app than in other ways. Many apps also insure dog walkers if an animal is injured or becomes ill while in the care of the dog walker. Several also provide training and allow walkers to set their own schedules. Some even allow walkers to set their own prices.
Here are seven apps to consider for those interested in starting a side gig as a dog walker. Not all apps will have available jobs in all U.S. cities.
Top Dog Walking Apps
- Barkly Pets
Here is a quick overview of each dog walker app. All but one of these apps is available on iOS and Android.
1. Barkly Pets
With the Barkly Pets app, dog walkers set their own prices and receive everything the customer pays minus applicable credit card fees.
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Rather than charging dog walkers commissions for using the app to get dog-walking gigs, Barkly charges a monthly membership fee of $8.50 per month. Dog walkers do not pay the monthly fee unless they earn over $100 for the month. Walkers can earn $101 or $1,001 in a given month for the same $8.50 membership fee.
Barkly also provides access to free tools and certifications for walkers wishing to grow their business, and Barkly walkers are given a free website to showcase their services.