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Five Star ATX Pet Company

We are Local, Professional, and an Established Dog Walking Company in Austin with Experienced, Highly Qualified, Pet Care Professionals, with our Highest Priority focused on the Well Being of your Pet(s).

The Sporty Dog is a Professional Pet Care Company providing the quality Pet Care you need 365 days a year whether day or night, weekend or holiday since 2008. We offer daily, personalized Pet Sitting, Daily Dog Walking, Dog Hiking, Kitty Sitting, House Sitting/Overnights, Pet Transportation, and Hotel Pet Sitting. We come to you! When you choose Our ATX Company, you will get a Local, Professional, Reliable Pet Specialist who will customize the care for each pet's individual needs on a personal level.  We specialize and are successful in working with fearful, anxious, shy or rescued pets who need that extra security and comfort that will ultimately provide you with the peace of mind knowing your "littlest or biggest family member" is given the personal attention that your Dog Walker or Pet Sitter would give to their own pet, in your own home.  

We believe it's beneficial to a pet's health to always hire a Professional Pet Sitter, who not only is trained and experienced with a variety of dog breeds but prepared for all emergencies, and is able to provide Professional Pet Care in your very own home, where sights and smells are most familiar and your dog's routine is not interrupted by going to a boarding facility, someone else's home or relying on friends, family and neighbors. Your Peace of Mind is priceless and is our top concern when caring for your pet(s). The next time you can't get home for lunch or you need to leave town for work, a vacation or a holiday, Contact The Sporty Dog ATX.  Nothing can replace the love of mom or dad, but our Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers can offer the next best thing and provide all the love, special attention, social interaction, and love 'n' kisses they need while you are away. We make it our goal to treat each pet as if they were our very own, while ensuring they are happy and satisfied until your return.  

Check Out Our Austin Services


Schedule Daily M-F Dog Walks or Vacation Dog Walks when you can't be there to give your buddy the attention he needs. Let us take him for a walk, hike or play time in your neighborhood, or the Greenbelt.  Click here to find out more info...


At your home sleep-over so that your furry family member does not have to stay home alone. This is particularly helpful for elderly pets and pets with special needs or for those who just don't like to sleep alone. Your professional pet-sitter will be there overnight with your pet to monitor, cuddle, play and provide lots of TLC and companionship. We also offer Hotel Pet Sitting for out of town dogs at any Pet Friendly Hotel.


The Sporty Dog On The GO can transport your pet on hiking adventures, to and from Vet Visits, Grooming Appointments, drop off/pick up from Doggie Day Care, Transport/Assist at Weddings or other Dog Related Events. Contact us for more info and a quote.​ ​​

Exercise & Mental Stimulation

We provide Exercise, Mental Stimulation, and Positive Reinforcement so your pet can thrive and receive all the benefits of having a Professional Dog Walker when life gets busy.

Does your pup get bored, lonely, or have separation anxiety at home or need a mid day potty break and you are not able to give him the exercise and extra attention he needs? Most dogs need to stretch their legs, play ball or have some type of social interaction, hear positive reinforcement or get some mental stimulation and we can provide ALL these things. When life gets hectic contact The Sporty Dog, we can help. We are also able to successfully work with fearful or shy and anxious dogs and  help them overcome their fears and feel comfortable while you are away. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation with purchase of Dog Walks or Pet Care Visits.  We can't wait to meet you and your pet(s)!

Why Hire The Sporty Dog ATX?

What makes The Sporty Dog ATX unique among Austin Dog Walking Services, is our Animal-loving team of Passionate, Professional, Pet Care Specialists that you can't find anywhere else to treat your pet(s) as you would. As one of our clients, you'll always have a peace of mind that our team of Pet Care Professionals are ready and able to take care of your home and furry family members.

  • Peace of mind that your home and pet(s) are being well cared for in your absence by a Professional. 
  • We are also Fully Insured/Bonded through St. Farm Insurance and Pet Sitter's International for your protection and safety. We also have impeccable references, are a registered, established business since 2008, background checked as well as trained for Pet Emergencies and experience in Animal Behavior.
  • Pets remain in a secure, familiar environment, less likely to be exposed to illness and stress by boarding, someone else's home or travel.
  • Service is customized to follow your pet's daily routine. Basic leash training and positive behavior incorporated with each walk. 
  • Personal, loving attention is given to every pet in the household while making sure they feel safe and comfortable.   
  • Regular visits to your home is a crime deterrent. We will also adjust lights, blinds, water plants, pick up mail, newspapers or packages, and take out trash etc. 
  • We have experience with ALL shapes, sizes and ages of pets as well as specializing in shy, fearful, anxious or rescued pets.
  • We are proud to be highly recommended as a member of the local Austin Pet Sitters Organization (APSO) and a National Member of Professional Pet Sitters International (PSI) and their new campaign #GETAREALPETSITTER. We are a local business listed in the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Check out our 5 star Rating on Google, Facebook and Yelp and share your feedback of our services.
  • We primarily service South Austin but please contact us to inquire services for your area.
  • GO LOCAL and Support a Local ATX Professional Business for the Best Pet Care in Austin.