Dog Walking & Pet Sitting in Seattle

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Seattle’s Upward Dog Walker was founded on the guiding principle of providing and promoting a higher standard of service for the dog walking and pet sitting industry.

Seattle Member Pet Sitters International

Upward Dog Walker is staffed by animal professionals, with extensive fieldwork and experience, who are dedicated to fostering compassion for the animal community.

Whether you need daily dog walking, in-home or overnight pet sitting, obedience training, dog washing, or a pet taxi to the vet or daycare, Upward Dog Walker provides an unmatched level of professionalism and loving care; giving you complete peace of mind. At Upward Dog Walker we take animal guardianship seriously, with your pet’s safety and happiness as our primary considerations. Because your animals will receive our undivided attention, you will never see our walkers talking, texting, or listening to headphones while walking your dog.

Upward Dog Walker is licensed, bonded and insured and a member of Pet Sitters International. Our dog walkers and pet sitters are Pet CPR and First Aid-certified.

Upward Dog Walker looks forward to becoming your dog’s other best friend!


“We have been very pleased with the dog walking services offered by Upward Dog Walker. They’ve truly gone consistently above and beyond in their care of our 11-year-old Boston terrier, Lily. In general, Lori and her walkers were excellent, not only giving Lily her daily walk, fresh water, and pets, they also took exceptional care of Lily when she was experiencing some neck and shoulder issues, carrying her up and down our front stairs to the sidewalk and being extra-gentle with her. Their consistent and thoughtful care helped Lily recover more quickly. In addition, we always got daily written and texted progress reports on each and every walk. We cannot recommend Upward Dog Walker more!”

Rick Reed, Bruce Moynagh, and Lily (lower Queen Anne) Continue reading “Testimonials”

Who Will Be Walking My Dog?

Meet our Walkers

Lori Theis

Lori Theis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Washington. Lori is also a Small Animal Massage Practitioner (SAMP) licensed by the Washington State Department of Health.

Lori’s interest in helping dogs and their owners dealing with behavior issues started in 2011 when she took over one of Seattle’s first dog walking companies – Urban Dog Walker. Lori changed the name to Upward Dog Walker as a nod to her passion as a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor, and from there became a full time advocate and consultant for strengthening relationships between dogs and their owners through ethological, scientific principles.

Over the years, Lori established consulting relationships with municipal and state leadership entities as they developed policies and regulations governing the pet industry. This work led to the founding of Alliance for the Advancement of Canine Welfare which works to advance the well being of dogs and the dog walking profession as a whole .

Lori also writes a regular column for Lynnwood Times Your Best Pet: Command Control for Companion Animal News. Continue reading “Who Will Be Walking My Dog?”

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