Dog Training, Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services in Portland

Give your dog the best treat in Portland: his very own, human best friend! 

Ruff Mutts offers a variety of services to meet the specific needs of your family. We see each client & her pet as individuals & provide custom services to ensure your furry family members get the right amount of exercise, enrichment, and love that they need.

Visits can include any or all of the following: exercise, potty break, play time, water refreshing, mail or packages brought inside, lights turned on/off, plants watered, medication administered, food prepared, and always hugs, kisses, belly rubs, or whatever your furry friend wants!! Let us know what is right for your furry friend.

Each service is tracked in Pet Cloud, our online client portal, so you know you’re dog is getting a great service. You can easily & efficiently request services on-line or from your phone, view clock-in & clock-out time, service details (GPS) & photos, pay your bill online (including auto-pay), & even get an emailed note from your dog walker right after the service.

Our employees stand above the rest.

All staff are required to attend quarterly handling & protocol sessions at Ruff Mutts, safety & pet first aid trained through Red Cross, covered with worker’s compensation insurance, have liability insurance & bonding through Pet Sitters & Associates, & just generally great, bright, caring people. You can be sure that your dog & pet sitter is not just only an animal lover but a specialist in the field.

Private Walks

Solo walks for leash reactive, sensitive dogs

Up to 2 dogs from the same home

30 Minutes
45 Minutes
60 Minutes

Buddy Walks

Specialized paired walks for social dogs.

Up to 3 dogs from homes in same neighborhood

30 Minutes
45 Minutes
60 Minutes

Discounts available for five walks per week!

Does your pup love to wrestle, chase, & gallop with other dogs, bark wildly while sprinting donuts in the grass, play keep away and tug-of-war with giant sticks, scamper & bound through piles of fall leaves, zoom through the park chasing flying tennis balls, & just get ridiculously silly? And do you need help working off your pups excessive energy?

If your answer is yes, then our Dog Park Adventures are for you! Every weekday, Ruff Mutts offers an up-to 3 hour round-trip adventure in beautiful Portland. Your dog will join a small pack of up to 4 dogs to run, play, swim, wrestle, & fetch in the rain, sun, snow, for 1.5 hours. Adventures are not just an adventure service; they are also a training service. We practice polite greetings with new dogs & strangers, impulse control, gentle & appropriate play, & work on basic cues.

We have a blast cruising around in wet weather, lazying about in the sun, making new canine & human friends, exploring new terrain, and doing whatever our hearts’ desire!

Ruff Mutts takes extra precaution to make sure all dogs invited to the DPAs are perfect for the outing. Each dog is required to provide vaccination records, keep their mutt on a flea control, and be spayed or neutered. We administer a socialization test outside your home and request a reference from a previous sitter or day care to verify their behavior is appropriate for the group. We do not discriminate – any size and breed is welcome!

Only $35 per dog for a 3 hour round-trip adventure!


Cats get lonely too. Bunnies, birds, frogs, and hogs all need someone to talk to while you’re away. We’re dog fanatics, but we love kitties and critters just as much. Our daily critter visits keep your animals happy, clean, and healthy so you can enjoy their company rather than their nerves when you get home from work. Each visit can include litter box or cage cleaning, feeding, water refreshing, and lots of love and affection. Just let us know what works for you & your little critter!

30 Minute Visit


45 Minute Visit


*Visits on weekends/before 9am or after 7pm add $5 per visit.


Spoil your dogs with our custom overnight service, which includes a cuddly sleepover with your fur-baby and exercise morning & evening to ensure their comfort while you’re away. *Midday services should be booked separately.

$Call for custom rates!$


Our Vacation Sitting service includes 3 visits each day, morning (45 minutes), afternoon (45 minutes), & evening tuck-in (15 minutes) to keep your pets happy & healthy while you’re away. This service includes exercise, cuddle time, water & food refreshing, & any other activities you’d like us to do! We’re happy to do small household items to keep your home live-in & secure.

$65 per day

*$10 weekend fee

Training Walks

Does your dog need help with loose leash walking, polite greetings with strangers, and basic manners? Is your dog reactive toward dogs, people, or more? Sign up for training walks & start connecting, understanding, & enjoying walks with your dog.

$30 for 30 minutes

$40 for 45 minutes

Private Training

Training sessions can include up to 3 topics to discuss and a one page Training Plan to help you continue training at home.

$75 per hour