Keeping your pet happy one step at a time!
We serve the Columbus Metro area including Short North, Downtown, German Village, Old Town East and Bexley.
Cat and dog sitting are available upon request, please call 740-703-5981 for pricing and booking.
For over 10 years, we have been serving pets and families of the Columbus area. We love caring and connecting with animals and creating everlasting relationships. We provide care for your fur babies as if they were our own, and ensure that they receive the highest quality care while you're away.
When you live a busy life, it is hard to consistently provide the attention and care that your pets can demand. With years of satisfied owners and loved pets, you can rely on us to care for your pets when you're away.
We are always prepared for any pets' needs and ensure that your pet will receive the best care and love. Their happiness and care is our priority and we strive to provide a service we would want our own pets to receive.
I am the founder and owner of Playful Paws-Columbus Dog Walker. I graduated with a degree in Marketing and have previous experience within the marketing field but always knew that my passion was working with animals. I started volunteering with A.D.O.P.T. Pet Rescue. Helping at events, raising money for homeless animals and fostering dogs until they found the perfect home. Being a dog and animal owner my whole life, I know how hard it is to schedule your day around your pet, this is why in 2005 I started Playful Paws-Columbus Dog Walker. I wanted to offer affordable reliable services to you.
As an animal lover my whole life joining the Playful Paws' team was an easy decision to make. I have a background in customer service and spent many years in the restaurant industry but always knew helping and working with animal was my dream. I am a very patient person and prefer working with puppies, seniors and special need animals. Although I am the newest member to the Playful Paws team I am excited to be fulfilling my passion of working with animals on a daily basis. I am looking forward to building a relationship with you and your animals!
From an early age I have had an affinity for the living world. Being raised on a farm I was surrounded by animals and my love for dogs was amplified by the fact my grandmother raised many different breeds. I have a strong ability to work and connect with them. "You'll never find another living creature more interested in you"! I joined Playful Paws' team in 2012 and continue to expand my knowledge and love for animals.
Playful Paws has been walking my dog 3 days a week for the last 2 years and I have been extremely pleased with the service. They are extremely reliable and have always been very flexible when I needed to make changes or have emergency needs. My dog, Buck-I, loves Julie and is excited to see her when she comes to walk him. I can trust them completely.
Matthew H., Columbus Oh Columbus Dog Walker
Julie from Playful Paws was a life saver to us as we travel to Columbus on weekends during OSU Football season. Julie comes to our hotel and takes Gunner on walks & spends quality time with him. She came highly recommended from the General Manager at the Hilton Downtown Columbus and we as well, recommend her services and are truly grateful to her.
Michele C., Pittsburgh, PA
Playful Paws came into our lives just when we needed them the most - our one-year-old dog (Presley) was bad (if not horrible) on a leash, with potty training, and both my husband and I were working long hours. When we met I knew that Presley would be in good hands. Now, Presley is enjoyable to walk and even sits and waits for me to put her harness on before we head out.
Julie V., Columbus, Oh
Playful Paws has walked and looked after Cezar over 4 years, Julie walked him daily during midday hours. We've also left Cezar in her care when we've travelled and have been unable to take him. I trust Julie implicitly - she's had keys to our home all these years - and she's been one of the best things to happen for us and Cezar. I highly recommend her!
Vasu & Joe V., Columbus, Ohio
We love caring for pets! Schedule right here on our site for a meet and greet, or to make any pet services appointment.