I work long hours as a chef and for a whole my dog had to be alone of o couldn't find a friend to walk her. Then I found wag! and everything changed! I get texts constantly (maybe ALMOST too much but I like knowing what's going on with my fur baby) updating me about my walks and updates from the walker while on the walk as well as live tracking. Having the contact with the walker makes me feel safe allowing them into my home. I can prioritize walkers so I have a better idea of who will be walking my dog. I'm so glad I tried out wag! I will be a customer for years to come.
Preface: I was super nervous having a stranger walk my dog. Wag is *wonderful.* They're trustworthy, reliable, etc. I don't have to worry when my dog gets walked. Also: I LOVE that it texts me when my dog walker will be there, & what path they take. It's good to know where in the neighborhood they're exploring. Then, the report card. I know if my dog pooped, & how she was on the walk, along with a picture. I literally screenshot & send the report card to my husband every time. It's all so good.
This app saved my life. My husband and I both have very busy schedules so sometimes our dog would be left all day. I'm so thankful I found wag! On days I know I can't make it home for lunch or know we are going to be at work late, I have peace of mind knowing she will have some exercise and TLC in the middle of the day.
I came across this app on Facebook, I was skeptical because we would be entrusting our dog to some we never would meet. And nervous because we didn't want to anyone to derail our training. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how consistent all walkers are. I am a creature of habit and I would prefer to have the same few individuals walk our dog just tour have some consistency. But, either way its nice to know that someone can help us take care of our baby.
I've used this app multiple times. The first time I used it is when I lived in Florida and the walk went well, but never used it again. Now, I live in Chicago and used it once again and found a walker I trust. It's all about how well the walkers connect with the dog. It's hard for me not to use this app because my dog really needs her exercise during the day. Plus - I noticed my dog has gotten better. She doesn't rug or pull as much. The downside - I wish there weren't any harsh fees for canceling last minute, although customer service is great and canceled my walks without the extra fees. I also wish i could recommend and update my schedule myself without having to contact customer service. Either way, I give this app 4 stars
I had a walker scheduled for over 2 weeks. Waited the day of and she never showed. Turns out the walker lived over 50 miles away and never canceled. Now there are no walkers in my area and we've changed plans and had the dogs ready to go for hours. Poor customer service, poor user interface on the app, no way to contact the walker prior to the walk.
Allow booking dates one year in the future.
GPS tracking for dog walkers. Keeping you in the know when your pup's on the go!