Serving Dorchester & South Boston

Pooped Pooch Dorchester South Boston dog walker

Our services

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Dog Walking

What it says on the tin! We’ll treat your dog to 20 minutes in the great outdoors. We only do solo walks, so your pup will get plenty of individual attention and be able to go at his or her own pace. $15

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Playgroup

Your dog can romp with a group of other well-mannered dogs at our very own private, fully fenced, 5,000-square-foot dog park. The fun lasts at least one hour and is closely supervised by our trained staff. We hold playgroup in the mornings only, Monday through Friday. Service includes pickup and drop-off at your home. $25

*To ensure the safety of all the dogs, we require playgroup participants to be sociable, non-reactive, and spayed/neutered.

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Overnights

Going out of town? We offer a few different options for overnight care:

1. Your dog(s) can stay in the comfort of their own home and a Pooped Pooch caretaker will provide multiple visits for your animal(s). The time of each visit and feedings are dictated by you prior to your departure. We will visit no less than 3 times per day but prefer to check on your animals 4 times per day.

2. Your dog(s) can stay in the comfort of their own home and a Pooped Pooch caretaker will stay with them. Just as listed above, we will provide multiple visits, but instead of a late night / early morning visit, we will stay with your dogs in your home. Your dogs will be visited in the middle of the day and for dinner but will have a human companion to sleep with at night.

3. Your dog(s) can stay in our or one of our staff member’s homes. Often, this means they will be staying with another dog, as our employees do have pets of their own. We only take 2 dogs into our homes at one time. This affords better safety and a less stressful environment for your animal friends and ours. Just as was listed above, we will provide multiple visits and will be sleeping with your animal companions in our homes. Often your dogs are brought to walk with us for our normally scheduled dog walks based on their temperament and level of care needed.

Overnights are available as an extra service for existing dog walking and/or playgroup clients only.

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Cats / Small Animals

We don’t just do dogs! We’re happy to pay a 30-minute visit your cat, bunny, bird, fish, ferret, or other critter for top-of-the-line care. $20

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Cancellation Policy

We will honor all cancellation requests that we receive by 9 p.m. the night before the service in question, and you will not be charged. If we receive the cancellation request after the 9 p.m. cut-off, you will be charged as normal.

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Food & Supplies

The Pooped Pooch Pet Supply is open for business in Lower Mills! Armed with a knowledge of pet nutrition earned through years of experience, we stock many brands of high-quality food and treats, including hard-to-find raw diet products — as well as toys, leashes and collars, etc. We also offer home delivery for our dog walking clients!

Our staff

We are a fully insured and bonded pet care service with many years of experience.

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The Marks

Mark Armour (founder & co-owner), originally from Belfast, Ireland, settled in Boston in 1998 after traveling the world for years. He has worn many hats in his lifetime – chef, bricklayer, travel agent, skydiving instructor, and restaurant manager, to name a few.

Mark Walter (co-owner & operations manager), originally from North Carolina, moved to the Boston area in 1997 to attend graduate school for violin performance. He never even started the program, though – sheer panic about the musician’s life forced him to pack up his instrument and go to work behind the scenes of various arts organizations.

The pair moved to Dorchester in 2005. When Mark A’s brother- and sister-in-law needed
help with their Watertown/Belmont dog-walking company, Active Paws, he assisted them for a couple of weeks. He quickly realized he had found his life’s passion and decided to bring quality dog walking to Dorchester & South Boston. The Pooped Pooch grew exponentially, and Mark W was onboard within a year, both taking care of pets and running the business side of things.

After years of caring for animals, the Marks have accumulated a good amount of
knowledge about the pet food industry. Hence their latest venture – The Pooped Pooch Pet Supply in the Lower Mills neighborhood of Dorchester. The focus of the store is on natural and holistic pet products, and the Marks are stocking the small shop full of healthy and fun items that were previously unavailable on a local level.

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