Hello there dog owner! My name is Anne Davis, founder of DurhamDogWalkers.com. For me… It all started a long time ago when I was just a small child. That is when on one late evening my father returned home from work with a surprise; a small stray dog which he found wandering around his office.

I can honestly say that at that very moment in time, I was one happy kid! Something had clicked inside my head as soon as I laid eyes on this puppy and imagined all the possibilities and fun times to come… Finally having our very own pet? YES!! I was overjoyed. Almost immediately, I felt like a special connection was made with the dog, after about 10 or 15 minutes of playing and bonding time. I got the honors of naming the dog who was a border collie mix “JACK” a few days later, and from that day on began my lifelong love and admiration for animals.

Fast forward to today and here I am the proud owner/operator of DurhamDogWalkers.com. A full-service dog walking and in-your-home overnight sitting company serving the Durham metro area of North Carolina. We provide affordable and reliable services for dogs of all breeds… Big or small, we handle them all! We started out over 15 years ago with just a handful of clients, but slowly and surely we have managed to grow into one of the premier pet care providers in our area.

As of February 2018, our team of experienced dog walkers/sitters is 20+ strong. We’re also one of only a few pet care providers in the state with a dedicated full-time business management team which oversees the entire cycle of daily services and operations are running 100% smoothly. We strive for excellence all-around and are constantly looking for better ways to provide you and your loved ones, with the best-in-class service.

Company Founder

Anne Davis with 12 year old Riley, a Labrador Retriever she rescued in 2010. Within the past 35 years Anne Davis has rescued and/or adopted over a dozen dogs from shelters in NC, SC, VA and MD.

Professional. Trusted. Reliable.

DurhamDogWalkers.com is the area’s premier dog walking and in-your-home pet sitting company serving the Durham metro area. We are professional dog care takers and have been in business for over 15 years. Our friendly team consists of highly-trained and experienced dog walkers and pet sitters who live right in your area. We take care of your furry family members when you are unable to do so due to long days at work or on occasions when you must travel and be away from home for an extended period of time such as a business trip, family vacation, etc.

We know that many of you today are living a fast-paced busy lifestyle, juggling between a million different things, and know deep down inside that it can sometimes be very hard or even impossible to walk your dog as much as is necessary for his or her health and happiness. Unfortunately leaving your dog all alone for extended periods of time can cause a variety of serious problems to surface sooner rather than later, such as separation anxiety and other destructive behaviors.

It is important for us to remind all future clients about the benefits in having a friendly and professional dog walker or sitter to care for your pet when you’re not around. While most people only consider the walking/exercise aspects the dog will get from time spent daily with a friendly dog walker or overnight sitter, other very important benefits often forgotten which are just as important to your pet’s overall health and mental well-being include socialization and reduced behavioral problems.

For almost every dog, walking or another similar form of exercise such as steady running for example is an absolute necessity. According to the ASPCA, benefits of a daily exercise or walking routine include increased confidence and trust, improvement of digestion, increase of healthy and restful sleep, weight management and also reduction of the likelihood of potentially dangerous medical conditions which can be deadly. By considering how important exercise is to almost every breed of dog, hiring a professional dog walker is the right choice for anybody who is short on time and needs a little bit of help in that department.

Another huge benefit of working with a loving and caring professional is increased socialization. Socialization, while less frequently considered to be as crucial as exercise with dogs, is hugely important for the health and well-being of dogs. When you consider wolves, the parent animal of dogs, you will quickly understand that dogs are pack animals. By increasing socialization, you can improve a dog’s overall mental health and happiness.

The combination of exercise and socialization is fantastic for reducing a variety of behavioral problems in just about any type of dog. Some of the most quickly resolvable problems are: digging, chewing, separation anxiety, hyperactivity, barking, and even biting. By working with one of our friendly and professional Durham dog walkers, you can drastically reduce, or even eliminate, a variety of these issues once and for all.

There are many other benefits included when you let us take care of your furry family member… Specific benefits will of course vary depending on each individual’s lifestyle and responsibilities as well as the personality and breed of dog. However, you will most certainly see a noticeably positive change in the behavior of your pet and perhaps even your own lifestyle by working with one of our knowledgeable and professional dog walkers.