Zen Dog Walking is a Dog Walking and Pet Service Company, Proudly Serving Seattle Pet Owners Since 2014. We are Licensed, Bonded, and Insured.
To cultivate the health and wellness of our animal companions through the creative use of exercise, play, and the thoughtful channeling of natural drives.
Canines as a species have entrusted people with their care and fulfillment. In return, they give us unconditional companionship and love. Through experience, practice and play, the people at Zen Dog Walking are devoted to cultivating your dog's perfection, their natural and effortless Zen.
Our Training Strategy
We want our beloved pets to be calm and relaxed, even while active. Rather than teach obedience through fear and dominance, we want to instead foster cooperation between owner and dog. This partnership is reached through strong leadership that is firm but gentle. Having a patient leader allows dogs to relax and be themselves.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
9am to 5pm
Walking services outside normal business hours require advance notice and cost an additional $5.
Zen Dog Walking
Serves the Following Zip Codes:
98112, 98122, 98102
98117, 98107, 98103
98199, 98119, 98109
Capitol Hill, Central District, Eastlake, First Hill, Leschi, Madison Park, Madison Valley, Madrona, Montlake, Washington Park.
Ballard, Fremont, Greenlake, Loyal Heights Meridian, Phinney Ridge, Ravenna, Sunset Hill, Wallingford.
Magnolia, Queen Anne, South Lake Union
Both Boots and Hildy go wild every time they see Matthew. He seems to genuinely love and understand all of his doggie clients and is invested in their well-being, tailoring visits to their needs and wants. (He also takes cute pictures and has trained Boots to do a few tricks!) Matthew is a friendly, responsive, and trustworthy walker and just an all-around great person. I cannot recommend him and his business highly enough.
Gaby and Wilhelm: I am thrilled that I found Zen Dog Walking for my two Dobermans! Their service is run competently, professionally and respectfully allowing peace of mind when out of town. I had always boarded my guys with their Doberman breeder prior to Zen but since we moved I had to reluctantly find someone else. It took me well over a year... I know I can be demanding and though my dogs are obedient they are very sensitive, (they're Dobermans remember.) Well, Cassandra and Matt just effortlessly take charge so there is zero stress for dogs and owners alike. Highly, highly recommend and their pricing is extremely fair as well.
Francis and Buckley: Going out of town can be a little stressful if you have one pet, and we currently have 10! We were so thankful that Matthew was up for keeping tabs on our sweet dog, rambunctious cat, and 8 silly chickens. Big thanks to Matthew for taking such great care of our little home-based circus. We'd highly recommend Zen Dog Walking to anyone!
My Lily is a former street dog who lived for four years in an overcrowded shelter in Taiwan. Lily is a gentle soul, but very shy and skittish, and will go on the defensive or bolt if threatened. Matthew is able to cajole Lily into leashing up and get her to go outside. I am so delighted that Lily is able to take mid-day walks with such a professional and caring service. I also love that the scheduling and billing is online. So easy and convenient. Zen Dog Walking is the best!
We used to worry when we went on a trip and left the dogs at home. But now that Matthew stays with them, we can relax and have fun without the anxiety! He is wonderful with both Madigan and Lula, but is especially skilled with handling Lula's reactive personality. And both dogs LOVE Matthew. I can't recommend Zen Dog enough!
Andy: Zen Dog Walking is as good as it gets. I first met Matthew through the Downtown Dog Lounge when he was a trainer there. Once he started Zen Dog I became one of his first clients. I have a skittish, slightly neurotic Dachshund who's kind of a handful. Matthew and his crew take care of him with the greatest of ease. They really understand dogs, and how to tailor your pet's experience specifically for their individual personality. The level of customer service is so high, that I feel like I'm ZDW's only client, even though I know there are hundreds of satisfied pooches out there. I'd highly recommend ZDW to anyone with any type of dog.