We are a Victoria, BC based dog walking company who is passionate about animal welfare and providing peace of mind service. As dog owners we understand the challenges that come along with selecting the right people to help care for your beloved pets, and this is exactly why we went into this business. We provide the the type of service that we would want for our own pets.

All dogs in our care are treated like family allowing you to relax knowing your dog is always in good hands. We are licensed, insured and certified in canine first aid.

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arbutus bark

dog walkers

phone 250.588.9307  email info@arbutusbark.com


What makes us different?

We do not travel with your pet in our vehicle, we pick up on foot at your home and we walk in your community. We also take the time to get to know you and your pet and provide a 60 minute private walk free of charge for your first walk. We like to have a good understanding of each dog and see which group is the best fit for them. We would never walk two dogs together who were not comfortable with each other, we asses the groups carefully with the safety, happiness and well being of each dog as our top priority.

Our walks are not only great for socialization, they also provide basic obedience and structure. Your dog is not going to be the leader of this pack. We practice heel, sit and stay and use tons of positive reinforcement. 

We offer dog walking, puppy visits, dog running and dog sitting in Victoria, BC. We believe group walks provide dogs with positive socialization, exercise and good old fashioned dog fun. By keeping the pack moving together they are connected in a non-confrontation positive manner, and each dog is treated as a valued member of the pack. Anxious or nervous dogs often calm in the pack environment as it provides the structure for a relaxed state of mind.

Current Foster

We are thrilled Finn has been adopted by an amazing family! Check out the Victoria Humane Society to see who else is up for adoption.

Service Area

We are happy to offer services in:

  • Oak Bay
  • James Bay
  • Downtown
  • Fernwood
  • Mayfair/Uptown
  • Gordon Head
  • Uplands
  • Fairfield
  • Cadboro Bay
  • Burnside/Gorge

"We're so pleased that we've found Mhairi & Matt for our dogs. It makes such a huge difference to us to be able to go to work knowing that Koda & June are being well looked after. Read more.

"We have used Arbutus Bark Dog Walkers since they started. They take great care of Daks and took the time to get to know us and our specific wants and needs for our dog.  Read more.


Enter our photo contest for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate towards any of our services. Post your best 'Dog in Victoria' photo to our facebook page or email it to info@arbutusbark.com

Going away for Easter? Check out our long weekend dog sitting deals.