Traveling With Your Dog

We’ve all been in situations where we have to work late or get caught in traffic and can’t get home in time to take our pup out for a walk or bathroom break. This isn’t fair to our dogs, who need to exercise and relieve themselves, or to ourselves, who have to deal with the consequences of a bored dog who found fun by destroying the house, or a dog who desperately needed a bathroom break and just couldn’t hold it anymore. Dealing with this same problem, John Minchin came up with Spot, an on-demand dog walking service that guarantees a walk within 90 minutes. This service is a dream come true for every busy dog owner!

“I know how difficult it can be sometimes to make sure that your pet can go on walks and be able to get the exercise, stimulation, and bathroom time that they need,” said Minchin. “We offer that service with the peace of mind that [your] dog will be with people who have been thoroughly verified, and will take them on a private walk without other dogs competing for attention.” 

The spot is currently available in Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Toronto, and Vancouver. Walks can be booked anytime between 8 am and 9 pm, with a 10% discount for anyone who books a walk for the same time every week. All walks are GPS tracked and walkers even report when dogs go to the bathroom. They’re also one-on-one, on-leash, and door-to-door, meaning walkers won’t transport your pup with a vehicle—walking only! Walks are also guaranteed within 90 minutes of booking, or the service is free!

Safety is the number one priority for Spot. Dog owners are provided with a free lockbox for their house key and are insured for up to $5,000,000. All walkers are interviewed and go through a criminal background check to ensure your pup is in the best hands possible. You can even set up a meet and greet with walkers to make sure you find the best fit for you and your dog.

Spot’s goal is to help find homes for shelter dogs across the country by making dog ownership easier and more accessible. They donate 10 cents to local rescues and shelters every 10 minutes walked.