About Our Dog Walking Port Moody Programs
Release the Hounds offers dog walking services for Port Moody dogs to get the socialization and exercise they need. Our professional dog walkers provide your dog a safe and nurturing environment within which to explore the beauty and freedom of Port Moody’s dog-friendly areas.
We have also partnered with local Port Moody veterinary clinics Como Lake Veterinary Hospital and Newport Village Animal Hospital and are affiliated with renowned dog trainer Annika McDade, and local trainers Wag the Dog to provide your dog with the best possible care in the dog walking industry. For dog walking services exclusive to Port Moody, check out our rates to find something suitable to both your dog and your schedule. Interested in our community connections? For more about the Little Paws Rescue Society, click here.
We’re Here When You Can’t Be
At Release the Hounds we recognize that exercise is fundamental to your dog’s well being.
We know that sometimes, you can’t find the time, or simply aren’t able to get your dog out on a walk or hike. With convenient pick-up and drop-off options from your home or office, our professionally trained team will ensure your dog is walked beyond the block and straight into bliss.
Why Walk With Us
The Right Walk For
Release the Hounds offers a variety of group dog walking programs that have been designed to create a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. Choose from private urban promenades or group play sessions in dog parks, to off-leash hikes through forest trails. This means there’s the right walk for every furry companion: little pups, big guys, teens and seniors, active breeds and mellow pups. In a group or as an individual, 30 minutes to 1 hour, we have something that fits your beloved dog, and your schedule.
Mind + Body Bliss:
The Benefits of a Walk
Fresh air and exercise are just the beginning. Socialization and good old-fashioned fun during a Release the Hounds walk will contribute to a happier, calmer, more responsive dog at home. In fact, dogs that maintain an ideal body weight have less medical conditions and live nearly two years longer; and who wouldn’t want two more years with their pet? Along with guidance from our certified walkers, your dog will also practice leash skills and adopt a more refined walking manner over time.
Leading the Industry,
One Dog at a Time
Release the Hounds is one of the largest and most trusted leaders in the pet industry, safely leading tens of thousands of dog walks since 2005.
It all comes down to our commitment to the fundamental principles of safety, reliability, and being trustworthy. We know that your dog is part of your family, so as part of our commitment to safety first, our team is bonded, licensed, and insured through the Canadian Northern Shield (CNS), and is Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid certified.
Release the Hounds has also partnered with one of Canada’s foremost trainers, Annika McDade, to develop DogForceU. This progressive dog walking certification and training program utilizes the world’s first Employee Knowledge Platform; the award-winning Axonify. By helping our team learn smarter, our clients and their dogs will receive unparalleled service.
Safety in Every Step.
Every one of our dog walkers is selected, trained and experienced to deliver next-level care. They are loving, attentive, and safety conscious walkers. Each member of our team is certified dog safe through Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid. Beyond people, we have also developed comprehensive safety processes, protocols and technologies such as: air-conditioned vehicles, GPS monitored vans, GPS monitored walks (private walks), optional GPS collars (for off-leash walks), world class walker training and handling certification.
After the Walk Emails
For dogs on our private walks, you’ll receive a summary email detailing the day’s route. Our smartphone app tracks the walk, start and end times, as well as any stops along the way using GPS so you’ll have every detail recorded. Photos are included so you can visually enjoy your pup’s walking adventure.
Walk, We Talk…
Initial Phone Consultation / Dog Requirements
If this is your dog’s first time with us, please take a few minutes and book a time to talk with Mariana Azevedo, of our Care Team, who can answer any questions you may have. Mariana will ensure that we have your pup set up with the walk that is just right for them. You can easily book using our online calendar, simply click here.
Our entire team is trained by our Canine Behaviour Specialist, Annika McDade, multi-certified Professional Dog Trainer of Canine Connection Training. Annika championed the creation of our DogForceU training program. Working with industry leading specialists like Annika ensures that your dog is socially and behaviourally ready to join our group hikes or private walks.
In order to ensure that all the dogs on our group excursions have a safe and fun time, we ask that every dog must:
- Exhibit positive social behaviours with other dogs and people
- Have had up-to-date vaccinations, titre tests, or release form (See our vaccination policy)
- Have a “clip” collar, martingale or buckle collar (no choke chains or pinch collars)
- Have a valid license on their collar if required by the City
- Be spayed/neutered to participate
- To ensure the safety of the other dogs, the public, and our team, Release the Hounds cannot take dogs with aggressive tendencies on our group off-leash hikes and walks. Private walks and training walks are available for dogs with behavioural challenges.
Port Moody Dog Walking Rates
At Release the Hounds we recognize that exercise is fundamental to your dog’s well being and we want to help when you can’t find the time, or simply aren’t able to get your dog out on that oh-so-important walk. With convenient pick-up and drop-off options from your home or office, our professionally trained staff will ensure your dog is safe and has a ton of good old-fashioned fun while in our care.
Group Off-leash Walk Packages*
|Program Type||Recurring Package
recurring weekly bookings
(i.e. Tues + Thurs)
intermittent weekly bookings
|Casual Service Package
Explorer (1.5 hour) Port Moody
Your dog will enjoy plenty of trailblazing along the lush trails of Port Moody and the Tri-City area in Rocky Point Park, Westhill Park, the South end of Hugh Street and Burke Mountain during the 1.5 Hour Explorer with our professional dog walkers. Our dog walking services are perfect for high endurance Port Moody dogs to burn off extra energy in a fun and safe environment.
The Explorer dog hikes are available Monday to Friday and, depending on your location, are available in both the morning and afternoon.
Morning Adventure hikes: pick-ups begin between 8:30 – 10:30am. Drop-offs are between 11:30am – 1:30pm.
*Please note that due to potential traffic, construction, or weather constraints, all pick-up and drop-off times are approximate.
* Prices listed are per walk. Please note walks are invoiced in packages of 10.
* ‘One-off walks’ are not part of our service offering.
* All purchases are 100% refundable for any reason. A $75 charge is applied if a minimum of the first 5 walks are not used.
Port Moody Off-Leash Dog Parks
We know you love walking your dog as much as we do, so we’ve compiled a list of all the wonderful dog parks in the Port Moody area for some outdoor bonding sessions. Enjoy!
Address: David Ave at Heritage Mountain Blvd
Description: This is an un-fenced off leash dog park located west of David Avenue in Bert Flinn Park.
Address: South of Hugh St, East of Ivy St.
Description: This is an un-fenced off leash dog park located at the south end of Moody St. and at the east end of Ivy St.
Address: Westhill Pl.
Description: This is an un-fenced off leash dog park located behind the Westhill pool area.
Address: 2934 Murray St
Description: Near Rocky Point Park, a fenced dog run is located adjacent to Slaughterhouse Creek.
Please note that all Port Moody off-leash dog parks require dogs to be well behaved, have a current license, be leashed outside of off-leash areas, and their owners must clean up after them; no exceptions.
Did we miss your favourite Port Moody dog park? Please email us with the park name, location, and a brief description, and we’ll add it to our list.
Port Moody Dog Care
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
We believe in being part of our community, and that extends to our dog community of vets, trainers, dog walkers, animal welfare, and of course, dog boarding. At Release the Hounds we like to partner with like-minded affiliates that share the same values of professionalism, trust, and know how to have FUN!
Meet our list of highly educated, professional veterinarians. These experts in their field ensure your pet is cared for as a member of the family should be: with the most current medical knowledge and techniques in a compassionate manner. We trust them to treat your pet to the best of their ability.
Como Lake Veterinary Hospital
The qualified and compassionate staff of Como Lake Veterinary Hospital make improving the lives of their furry Coquitlam clients a priority through medical and surgical care, as well as dentistry and radiology. Como Lake Vet Hospital also proudly supports the Coquitlam Animal Shelter.
Sometimes that extra hand is required to educate our pups in how to become happy, well-adjusted members of the family. Sometimes, that extra hand belongs to the trained professionals who’ve dealt with hundreds of animals, each unique, and each adding another layer to their trainer’s grab-bag of practical and comprehensive experience. These trainers have seen it all, and are there to help right from puppyhood to your wit’s end.
Little Paws Rescue Society
Volunteer-run Little Paws Rescue Society oversees the fostering and adoption of small dogs in the Lower Mainland. Their goal: see all ‘second-hand’ dogs find their loving forever home. Visit the Little Paws Rescue Society.