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Dog Walking Services in Surrey & White Rock

Your dog is part of your family, so while in our care, they’re a part of ours. Release the Hounds is the first and only company offering GPS-tracked off-leash and GPS private walks. By taking safety to a new level, we’ve ensured your dog is secure while having an incredible time with their furry buddies. We also offer a range of Surrey dog walking services for dogs to get the socialization and exercise they need. Our Surrey dog walker Kathleen O’Halloran takes a group of pups daily to the gorgeous trails of Dogwood Park and the beautiful 40 North Park Reserve in Delta while ensuring them a fun and safe adventure.

We have also partnered with local veterinary clinic South Point Pet Hospital and are affiliated with experienced dog trainer Monika Herzig to provide the best possible whole-dog care in the dog walking industry. For services specific to Surrey and White Rock, check out our rates to find something suitable both for your dog, and your schedule. And for more about our community connections, visit the BC SPCA Surrey Branch.

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
Every Dog.

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.

Before We
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 Tyson Pollack, of our Care Team, who can answer any questions you may have. Tyson 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
  • All male dogs over the age of seven months must be neutered
  • Female dogs in heat may not 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.

Meet Kathleen, Your Surrey Dog Walker…..

At Release the Hounds, all of our team members are dog-loving and skilled handlers, providing the best dog walking possible with the utmost reliability and professionalism.

Kathleen was born and raised in the lower mainland, and spent summers at her family cabin in the Cariboo. She has always surrounded herself with as many animals as possible by participating in equestrian sports, pet sitting, and working at horse stables with her dogs, Clancy and Josie in tow.

Kathleen recently returned from backpacking through Europe, and now she and Josie are excited to start their next adventure with Release the Hounds in Surrey.

Surrey - White Rock Dog Walker Kathleen O'Halloran smiling with a beagle.

Surrey – White Rock 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.

Private On-leash Packages*

Program Type Peak
11am – 1pm
Standard
10am - 2pm
Non-peak
8-10am and 2-4pm
Private (15 minutes)

Great for puppies, senior dogs and less active pups that need to get out for a short pee break. On our 15 minute pee break walk we will take your pup for a short stroll around the neighborhood to stretch their legs and have a few minutes of play and bonding time.

$21.70 $19.70 $17.70
Private (30 minutes)

Our 30-minute strolls get your pup out to explore all the smells, sights and sounds of your neighborhood. For many pups this walk is the perfect balance of getting out, stimulated and breaking up their day.

$29.70 $26.70 $23.70
Private (1 hour)

Our hour-long visits are great for dogs with lots of energy, and need long periods of stimulation & interaction. We walk in your neighbourhood, maintain your dog’s individual pace, and provide your pup with 100% of our attention.

$38.70 $34.70 $31.70

* 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.

Group Off-leash Walk Packages*

Program Type Recurring Package
recurring weekly bookings
(i.e. Tues + Thurs)
Drop-in Package
intermittent weekly bookings
Casual Service Package
as needed
Urban (1 hour) Surrey – White Rock

Your dog will enjoy plenty of GPS-tracked trailblazing along the lush trails of Surrey and White Rock in Dogwood Park and the 40 North Park Reserve of Delta during the 1 Hour Urban Exploration. We will ensure your energetic dog will burn off their extra energy in a fun and safe environment. And as the first and only company to offer GPS tracking for off-leash dogs and for our private GPS tracked walks, you’ll receive an after the walk summary email as well.

Our dog walks are available Monday to Friday and, depending on your geographic location, are available in both in the morning and afternoon.

Morning Urban hikes: pick-ups begin between 8:30am – 10:30am. Drop-offs between 11:30 – 1:30pm.
Afternoon Urban hikes: pick-ups begin between 11:30am – 1:30pm. Drop-offs between 2:30 – 4:30pm.

* Please note that due to potential traffic, construction, or weather constraints, all pick-up and drop-off times are approximate.

 

$24.95 $25.95 $27.95

* 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.

Surrey – White Rock 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 Surrey – White Rock area for some outdoor bonding sessions. Enjoy!

Blackie Spit

Address: 3136 McBride Avenue, Surrey, BC

Description: Blackie Spit also has a fully fenced dog off-leash area, featuring a mixed terrain of grass, gravel and sand. The off-leash area is east of the main parking lot at McBride Avenue and Wickson Road, next to the tennis courts. Here, you'll find also a covered area for those rainy days when Rover still needs a run.

Further to the north of the primary dog off-leash area, at the far north of the parking area, you'll find the Blackie Spit dog off-leash beach. This area of the beach is fully fenced in with a shoreline to explore and a swimming area for dogs. See the Dog Off Leash Area & Swimming Beach Map to see where to take Rover. Remember to use a leash when traveling between the main dog off-leash area and the beach area.

Dogwood Park

Address: 13485 - 20 Avenue, Surrey BC

Description: Dogwood Park is located along 20 Avenue in Surrey. The park is a part of a larger linear park system that includes Chantrell Park to the east and Bridlewood Park and Huntington Park to the west. The linear system is a natural extension of the Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest.

Dogwood Park is mainly a natural area. Find walking trails through the forest, connecting to another larger trail system, that continues through Chantrell and Bridlewood Park. There is also a dog off-leash area in the southern portion of the park.

Tynehead Regional Park

Address: 17200 Block of 96 Avenue

Description: Tynehead Regional Park is owned and maintained by Metro Vancouver. The park is 260 hectares of meadow and forest on the banks of the Serpentine River headwaters in Guildford. This park has a lot of wildlife, and is a habitat for owls, hawks and coyotes. The headwaters of the Serpentine River are spawning and rearing habitats for trout and salmon. The various trails and viewing platforms within the park offer great viewing for spawning salmon in October through December.

Visit the Tynehead Hatchery, operated by the Serpentine Enhancement Society, and learn about the salmon of the Serpentine River and their efforts enhance the ecology of the river.

The park is an ideal place for a family day out, with picnic tables, the Tynehead Fish Hatchery and Butterfly Garden. The nature trails around the park are spectacular. Allow 40 minutes or more, depending on the trail you choose. Group campsites are also available for school outings, guide camps or special events, and can be booked through the Metro Vancouver website.

Within Tynehead Regional Park you will find a 2.5 hectare (6 acre) dog off-leash area, accessible from the 168 Street parking lot, or a connecting pathway from the 96 Avenue (hatchery) parking lot. If you live in Fraser Heights, you can also access the off-leash area from the Tynehead pedestrian overpass which crosses Hwy 1 at 168 Street.

The Tynehead dog off-leash area offers a range of open space for open running and play, as well as a 750m off-leash pathway ideal for jogging with your dog. There are some on-leash paths that connect with the off-leash area, so keep an eye out for signs which indicate when to get the leash on.

Please note that all Surrey – White Rock 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 Surrey – White Rock dog park? Please email us with the park name, location, and a brief description, and we’ll add it to our list.

Surrey – White Rock Dog Care

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
-Josh Billings

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!

Local Vets:

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.

South Surrey Veterinary hospital in partnership with Release the Hounds dog walking logo

South Surrey Veterinary Hospital

The qualified and compassionate staff of South Surrey Veterinary Hospital make improving the lives of their furry clients a priority through medical and surgical care, as well as dentistry and radiology. South Surrey Veterinary Hospital proudly is the most reviewed and recommend hospital in the area.

south point animal hospital logo in surrey - white rock

South Point Pet Hospital

The mission of the South Point Pet Hospital is to provide exceptional, quality veterinary care to your pets in a compassionate, comfortable and caring environment. They strive to provide strong support and education to pet owners to ensure long, happy and healthy lives for their furry family members. South Point does an excellent job of establishing a strong, long-term relationship with our pets and their families by providing preventative care.

Local Trainers:

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.

Local Surrey Dog Trainers: Funtastic K9 Training logo

Monika Herzig – Funtastic K9 Training

Monika has been working with dogs for over 10 years before launching Funtastic K9. She is a certified Canine Behaviour Consultant and Trainer. Monika is always exploring new techniques and methods to be able to offer a tailor-made solution specific to the dog and owners needs.

BC SPCA: Surrey branch

The BC SPCA’s Surrey Branch aims to protect and enhance the quality of life for animals of all kinds in our community. Their Surrey Education and Adoption Center is always in need of volunteer hours and donations. Check out their website for ways you can support and upcoming events.