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  • Bare Paws was the first to introduce GPS tracking in Manhattan. Photo: Four Bare Paws.  




  • Photo: Smiley Pets




  • Photo: Smiley Pets




BARE PAWS NYC

157 East 86th St.

(646) 224-1155

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Bare Paws operates on the Upper East Side and many other neighborhoods across Manhattan. GPS tracking offers updates, notes from the walker, and routes taken on any given day. They also have a roster of dog and cat-sitters in each neighborhood who are carefully matched to your pet. Overnight care is also available. Each client has a private login to schedule appointments from their phone. Client Frances Rusnak says “Violet and her team provide excellent service,” and Stephanie Blaney says the smooth operation is simple and easy to use.

SWIFTO DOG WALKING

313 West 57th St.

(917) 746-7633

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This innovative dog-walking company says it was the first to offer GPS-tracked walkers in Manhattan. Clients can check on their pups through pictures and live poop alerts. The walkers are experienced, college-educated and well-screened. They offer a meet-and-greet before the first walk and there is online scheduling. Prices vary by length of walk and are posted on their website.

SMILEY PETS

146 West 10th St.

(312) 316-0703

<URL destination="http://www.booksofwonder.com">smileypetsny.com

This outfit serves the Village and Chelsea, and their carefully-screened, highly-experienced walkers are insured and bonded. One loyal client, Rebecca, says: “Georgia and her staff at Smiley Pets are top-notch. She treats my fur baby as though he was his own.” You can check their rates online.






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