What It Takes To Be A Swifto Dog Walker

The Swifto Team is fully aware of how much people care about their dogs, so we have made it a point to only hire the best dog walkers in the city. We’ve done this by carefully vetting every single dog walker that we work with. We ensure that our dog walkers are the best of the best, and we actually only hire less than 1% of our applicants. Let us explain how:

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Two Interviews

Every single person that becomes a dog walker for Swifto goes through two interviews. One phone interview, to make sure that they meet our basic requirements, and then a personal interview to make sure that they are experienced, knowledgable, and passionate about dogs. Our staff only selects the cream of the crop: the people with the best dog walking (and people) skills who will provide quality doggy care every single time.

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All of our dog walkers have had years of experience with dogs. Including but not limited to:

  • Having worked as a  dog walker or a pet sitter in the past.
  • Having owned at least one dog.
  • Having volunteered at places like a shelter or a doggy day care.
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A College Education

Swifto’s college-educated walkers have degrees with majors such as animal behavior, acting, music, fine arts, and other creative fields. Having creative and compassionate dog walkers ensure that we hire people who have the time and the desire to be reliable, dedicated, and committed dog walkers.

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A Background Check

Before welcoming anyone to our team, we have a strict screening process including a criminal background check. Rest assured, we only hire people who have surpassed our rigorous standards!

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A 4-Step Training Process

Even after all of these checks we still want to make sure our dog walkers are not only loving and experienced with dogs, but are also knowledgeable, which is why they go through a 4 step training process. This process includes harness and leash training, practice dog walks with Pikle our office dog, an online course regarding dog behavior and safety, and an in-person session about professionalism in dog walking and maintaining the highest level of service possible. 





With over 100,000 dog walks completed, we're not only the largest dog walking company out there, but also the best. Our 5 star reviews on yelp speak for themselves.

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Our Technology

1. An automatic text message is sent to you when your walk starts!
2. Then, you can watch the walk's route live from your cellphone!
3. Throughout the walk you'll receive updates about your dog and get poop notifications!
4. At the end of the walk, your walker will send you a text letting you know how the walk went!
5. You will receive an adorable picture of your dog from their walk, automatically sent via e-mail or text message.

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Meet a few of our dog walkers

Swifto walkers are carefully hand picked, screened and trained by Swifto. All Swifto dog walkers are college educated, background checked, insured & bonded and highly experienced with dogs to bring you the best service possible. In fact, we only hire 1% of our applicants.