Toronto Dog Walking & Pet Services.
Trusted & Serving Toronto Since 2004
Call (647) 456-8245
Call (647) 456-8245
Designed for owners who may be unable to take out their dog, or just with to provide them with more exercise & stimulation
Cat & Puppy Visits
Urban Tail has years of experience providing loving care for your loved ones, short or tall, big or small.
Bed & Biscuit
Home style boarding
Just couches, beds & pillows
Urban Tail is more than just a dog walking service. We’re right up there with doggy runs and fire hydrants, when it comes to lifestyle must-haves for Toronto dogs. From the moment you contact us, we find out everything there is to know about the routine that you and your dog are used to. After that, we’re all about fun and exercise, good health, proper stimulation and reinforcing good habits.
Whether you’ve got a puppy or a wise old pooch, we set up a program that works best for both you and your dog. How do we do it? We don’t just talk – we listen. A great walker knows your dog’s personality and quirks, the places he likes to go and the places he doesn’t. That’s what our initial consultation is all about. Once you get started, our daily Pup Reports are the perfect way to stay in touch. You’ll get the latest and greatest on your furry friend: how close he came to catching that infamous squirrel, or news of that giant tree branch she tried to bring home as a present. We’ll also update you with daily pic postings on our Facebook page.
Please note that we also co-operate with all Toronto Dog Walker By Laws
Taking Care of Your Best Friend
Worried about leaving your dog home alone all day? Extra long work days? Too much energy for you to handle?
Now you don’t have to worry. Common behavioural problems such as barking, chewing & digging are sure signs your dog isn’t getting the stimulation & exercise it deserves. We’ll make sure your dog has a fun filled, adventurous time, while out with our caring, fun and devoted walkers.
They will be pooped, happy and not so much into redecorating your home, while you’re away.
Is your dog a true TDot Pooch? We’re savvy and street-smart, and your little Torontonian wants to be that way too. Let us show him how. We reinforce city-safe dog walking habits like sitting at street corners and walking safely and calmly on busy city sidewalks. We also help build good etiquette and socialization habits that will stay with your pets their entire lives.
Would you want to be led through downtown Toronto by a stranger? Neither would we. Our walkers are chosen based on experience, personality and detailed references. They’re vibrant and intelligent, warm and caring Each member of our team has been fully trained to provide a positive experience for both you and your dog. Your regular walker will form a bond and a rapport with your dog, and soon they’ll both be looking forward to their daily outings!
We don’t just want to be your dog’s walker. We want to be your buddy’s second-best friend, so our dog walking service begins with a free in-home consultation. You’ll get to meet your walker and set up a schedule that best suits you and your dog’s lifestyle.
Urban Tail dogs don’t just go for walks, they go for adventures.
We offer dog walking, home-style boarding, puppy & cat visits, & exotic pet care, Our top priority is the health and happiness of your best buddies, 365 days a year!
Urban Tail never packs dogs into vans. It can be unsafe. We pick them up at your door and walk them to the nearest off leash park or trek around the city, while being secured to our walkers. This is to ensure that they are kept safe and secured at all times, and to prevent runaways. They will also receive the proper exercise and avoid travel anxiety. You get the full time you pay for! Besides, we believe your little Torontonian should be free to investigate every fire hydrant, tree and grassy hilltop, that his little furry heart desires, just as he would when he’s out with you! You can read our dog walking policies here.
Please note that we require a minimum of 2 days per week for our dog walking services.
Experienced In-Home Cat Care
We will cater our cat sitting visits to your pets’ desires – we can brush, cuddle, play with, or just plain hang out with them on our visits. Our cat sitter’s time is spent giving each pet what they ask us for. Also, our pet sitters are Pet First Aid trained to ensure the safety of your precious friend while you are away.
Urban Tail has years of experience providing in-home cat sitting visits and pet sitting visits for other animals including Avians, Reptiles, Fish (Marine & freshwater) & other small creatures. Our sitters will visit your home daily to give your pets the love and attention they deserve in your absence. In home sitting reduces your pets’ stress while you are away and allows them to hang out in their favourite haunts, eat familiar food, play with their same toys. They also receive special one on one attention that only a loving cat sitter can provide.
More than Just Cat Sitting – House Sitting!
When cat sitting, your home will also be well cared for in your absence. Each day our cat sitters will perform a security check of your doors and windows and ensure you have not had pipes burst, water leaks etc. This is an advantage to you, since many home insurance policies require regular visits while you are gone.
The cat sitter will also collect mail and newspapers, change around lights and blinds, ensure courier packages are held, and we even water plants! Rest assured, your home will be in fine form upon your return.
Please note* We drive logo-free vehicles. This maintains your privacy, and reduces the possibility of a break-in during your absence.
Experienced In-Home Puppy Care
Congratulations on bringing home your new bundle of joy! We know how special your little loved one is. We also know that they require lots of attention and love. Let us ease your workload by providing the necessary care and attention.
When you can’t be there, we will come by to play with, feed and to maintain their potty routine. These visits mean your puppy won’t feel alone and afraid and will have all of their needs met with lots of play and cuddling. Puppy visits facilitate their potty training, as we will take them out to relieve themselves, so they learn to go potty on the grass and not in the house. As your puppy gets a little older we can teach them how to walk on leash and we will maintain any rules and training methods you are currently using. We only use positive and reward-based training methods. Playtime is important as you will want your puppy to get some exercise so they will be tired out and have a nap rather than being worried about where you are all day. During these early weeks they will likely still be having a lunch as they are growing. We’ll make sure they have their lunch and take them out again to do their business. The visits last for half an hour and can be booked for anytime. 2 visits a day can be arranged and the times will be based on your work hours.
Crate-free, Home-style Boarding
When you take your vacation, they’ll be having a vacation too! We will spoil and pamper your pooch with love, treats and 4-5 walks per day, along beautiful nature trails, where they can run and play with their new pals, or just stroll and sniff along. Then relax on a couch or bed. Ahh… No crates here, unless requested by you. Just couches and pillows. You can also check up on your pet anytime by email or text and we’ll be happy to update you and send you a picture as well! You can review our pet boarding policies and procedures here.
Additional rates apply for holidays, puppies under 8 months and additional pets.
When we adopted Otis from a pet rescue, we were delighted with our puppy but” distressed by his separation anxiety. Integrating him into our home was not going to be easy. We quickly decided that we needed to get Otis a dog walker. Lori became our doggy saviour, visiting Otis each and every day and taking him out on the town. Completely reliable, totally trust worthy, and absolutely loved by our puppy we couldn’t have found a more caring or dedicated professional. Each day she would leave a little note for us telling us about how Otis was that day. Slowly and surely, Otis outgrew his separation anxiety in part because he always had his daily walk with Lori to look forward to. While we are happy to be moving from our condo to a new house, we are so sad to be leaving Lori’s area. Otis is going to miss her daily walks and we will miss her commitment to our family. She has cared for Otis as if he was her very own dog.
Lori has instantly become an extension of our family! I’m not sure what I would do without the services of Urban Tail. As a young professional with a busy work life, it feels refreshing to know that Lori is trustworthy, honest, and committed to my dog’s well-being. She is always a phone call or text away to lend a hand with, in essence, the healthy upbringing of my treasure! From a young age,
Charlotte has had the pleasure of being surrounded by the care, consideration, and love of Lori .Not only is it comforting to know that Charlotte is with Lori, but her personal charisma and charm make her a treat to work with. Anyone who has a dog, I only have one recommendation – take advantage of one of the best, hidden secrets in Toronto! Urban Tail.”
We cant thank you enough for all the amazing walks you took Edie on and being so flexible with out ever changing schedule . You are an amazing dog walker!!
I would recommend Urban Tail to anyone looking for an amazing dog walking service. They won’t let you down. Flexible and outstanding service! Thank you Lori & Urban Tail!!