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

Rest assured. Every DPS Team Member is Pet CPR & First Aid certified.

"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.

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

Our secondary service - one that is based on availability - is Dog and Cat Sitting

  • 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, Key Manager, 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. 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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Senior Dog Walker, Head Pet Sitter
He sang with David in college and they’ve been friends ever since. He started his career as an accountant at KPMG. Sitting at his office one day, glancing out the window one day, he realized he wanted to play with puppies instead. We don’t blame him.
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Head Dog Walker, Professional Singer, Henna & Face Paint Artist
Erin recently graduated from the Hartt School of Music with a degree in opera. She does face painting and henna drawings too (@erinselegantelephant). Like many of our other staff members, she is very musical, trustworthy, and kind.
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Dog Walker & Training/HR Manager
From WeHa, trained in music ed, and has sung professionally. John holds arguably the most vital role at David’s Pet Services. He is Music Director to our National Anthem Team of DPS singers.
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Dog Walker, Pet Sitter, Domestic Artist
Sometimes we wonder what Miss Catherine *can’t* do. She comes from a vast career in corporate America and now runs a domestic arts business. We are so happy to have Catherine here at DPS! #jackpot
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Dog Walker, Resident Famous Person
Cas comes from business and payroll. He changed careers and is now rising our ranks. Two facts about Cas. #1 In his first three months, he lost 20 pounds walking dogs. #2 his family created the Emmy Awards. Yup. The Emmy Awards.