My dog JJ is the love of my life.
But he’s not the only dog in my life. Check out all these cuties that I’ve been hanging out with lately!
I met all these canine friends because of my new job as a dog walker. It’s through a service called Wag!, which is kinda like Uber for dog walking. Dog owners can download an app and request a walk for later that day, a future day, or even ASAP.
Once the walker arrives and heads out with the dog, the owner can follow along on a map, see a video of their dog, and even learn when their dog has peed and pooped. Then, after the dog is back home, the owner gets a summary from the walker about how the walk went, and all the fun adventures that were had.
I began working for Wag! in Los Angeles, a couple months before I moved. There’s a lot of freedom – I can work when I want, for as long as I want.
Plus, I get to hang out with dogs, and Wag! basically pays me to exercise with a four-legged friend. If it’s an hour-long walk with an active dog, I can easily take them for 2.5 miles or longer, and half-hour walks can be, not surprisingly, about half that. Some walks, with older or more shy dogs, can be much less, but distance isn’t the important thing. I just focus on my client and make sure they have a great experience.
Happy dog = happy owner = potential repeat client!
Do you have a dog that needs an occasional (or regular) walk? (Wag! also offers sitting and boarding, too!) Wag! is available in most major cities and lots of smaller towns too. I have a promo code for new customers to get you started on Wag!
Download Wag! at the App Store or Google Play, or visit http://www.wagwalking.com, and use promo code DAVID00409. You’ll get $25 in FREE credits! Feel free to share this code far and wide to all the dog owners and lovers in your life!
(Since a 30-minute walk costs $20, that’s a free walk, plus some credits leftover! Oh, and those are zeros in the promo code, not the letter ‘O’.)
As for me, Wag! walking is a great way to get in some extra physical activity and meet lots of new doggies. I know I’ve logged well over 50 miles so far on my Wag! walks (but I don’t track the exact number), and I’ve met dozens of canine friends.
Keep it up, David!
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