Ahead of the Pack

Dog Walking | Cat Sitting | Dog Sitting

See Your Walk’s Map On Our App!

With our app you can schedule dog walks and so much more. Best of all you can see a map of exactly where we went while walking your dog.

Positive Dog Training

Our walkers receive Dog Behavioral Training. Theory = Positive Dog Training (google it!).

Pet CPR & First Aid Certified

You can rest assured. Every DPS Team Member is Pet CPR & First Aid certified.

Virtual Meet & Greets

We are fully committed to doing our part to control the Covid-19 Pandemic. With a new, comprehensive procedure to complete Meet & Greets virtually, you’ll meet up with us via video chat!

"A Dog Walking Company...

...that also does Dog and Cat Sitting!"
(We Love Cats)

DPS serves West Hartford and surrounding towns. Primarily, our business provides a Dog Walking service that, for example, comes to walk your dog while you're at work. We are also the safest (and most fun) Pet Sitting team you'll find in West Hartford, CT.

You can feel confident knowing our employees not only *want* to treat your pets well, but *know* how to do it too. We handle, walk, touch, instruct, and love your dogs and cats based on positive reinforcement principles only. Along with extensive training on safety procedures in and out of the house, we are prepared to do the job right.

  • Bonded

    By Pet Sitters Associates

  • Insured

    By Pet Sitters Associates

  • Federal and State Licensed

    We're BFFs With the IRS

  • W2 Employees

    We Do It Right!

Meet Our Family

Staff So Trustworthy, It Hurts
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David Steinberg

Owner, Head Dog Trainer, Dog Rollerblader
From West Hartford, David is a social worker. He started DPS in grad school and hasn’t looked back since. He recently retired as a therapist to take on DPS full time. He has officially gone from therapist to doggist.
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Nadia Aguilar-Steinberg

Dog Walker, Owner’s Boss
Nadia’s an award winning opera singer from Torreon, Mexico. In 2010, the Hartt School heard her, then offered a full scholarship! Now she’s continuing her passion as a masters student at UConn. Our advice? Befriend her now, before she’s too famous!
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Diego Steinberg

Boss of Everyone
Diego runs the show around here. While he still may be a little wobbly in the knees, he’s clearly a prodigy in the making. Pretty soon the D in DPS will mean Diego. Any day now…
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Dog Walker, Field Manager
In 2009, Jane moved from England to CT. Swapping her Corporate Communications world for one communicating with dogs! She’s possibly the fastest walker you’ll ever meet. Friendly, thoughtful and fun, with a fabulous accent.
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Office Manager, Etsy Shop Owner
Clara is a wizard at creating dog walking routes for our staff. With her watchful eye she gets back to all our clients, She makes the DPS machine run smoothly all day! Aside from DPS she is a talented artist and violist.
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Dog Walker
Diane comes from the field of university finance. She decided that it was time to stop working with computers and start working with dogs. Diane is such a dog person and is great with cats too!
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Pet Sitter, Airplane Pilot / Instructor
He sang with David in college and they’ve been friends ever since. He started his career as an accountant at KPMG. Now, when he’s not pet sitting for DPS, he is flying airplanes. Maybe someday he can take our pups up for a ride?
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Will Dojan

Dog Walker, Pro Wrestling Referee
Will comes to us as a bonafide dog person with professional experience from a doggy day care. He’s also a professional wrestling referee! Watch Netflix’s ‘Glow’ – that’s his life!
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Grace Kneidel

Dog Walker, Obsessed With Speaking Spanish
Grace is hard-working, fun, and multi-talented. She’s also fluent in Spanish! After college she wants to work at an American embassy in a Spanish speaking country. Grace es excelente!