Compassionate, spirited & fun loving dog walks

"Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -- Howard Thurman

about
BIG MIKE

Hey I'm Mike, I'm a genuine animal lover. I grew up taking care of a variety of large breed canines as well as horses, goats, wild geese, racoons, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits and cats. I am a certified professional dog walker with a keen sixth-sense to anticipate potential risky behaviour, situations and body language in dogs. I take pride in the quality of my work and I am described by close colleagues and friends as trustworthy and responsible.

After many years working in a variety of heavy-duty jobs that required me to maintain a high level of physical stamina and true grit, I decided it was time that I took my future into my own hands. I realized that I had to do what made me feel restored. Howard Thurman famously said, "ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." My wife and I opened up Big Mike's Dog Walks in the summer of 2017 and I am thriving, loving what I do!

 

On my spare time I enjoy tinkering with my 60's beetle, taking care of our three kittens and two rabbits, going for early morning walks in our neighborhood of Kitsilano and creating driftwood art.

CERTIFIcation

In addition to being certified by the International Academy of Canine Trainers as a professional dog walker, I am also certified in providing Pet First Aid by Walks 'N' Wags. I am licensed, bonded and insured by Profur for your peace of mind. I am also an ICBC Road Star with a clean driving record. Walking and caring for dogs and animals is my ultimate life’s passion and my approach to working with animals is to treat your loved ones as though they are my own. I am 6’2, physically fit and a strong individual who is capable of handling high energy animals. As the owner and operator of Big Mike's Dog Walks doing what I love most, nothing gives me as much joy as building a positive and trusting rapport with both you and your dog, while providing the best in compassionate pet care!

Solo
WALKS

  • 30 minute neighborhood walks (NW) : $35  (extra dog from same household, add $12)

  • SAVE with PACKAGES:

    • Package of 10 NW = ​$300 (extra dog add $120)

    • Package of 30 NW = $750 (extra dog add $310)

  • 60 minute neighborhood walks: $40        (extra dog from same household, add $12)

  • SAVE with PACKAGES:
    • Package of 10 NW = $350 (extra dog add $120)

    • Package of 30 NW = $900 (extra dog add $310)

  • 90 minute beach/park walks (BW): $45     (extra dog from same household, add $12)

  • SAVE with PACKAGES:
    • Package of 10 BW = $400 (extra dog add $120)

    • Package of 30 BW = $1050 (extra dog add $310)

 

NOTE: Pre-paid walking packages must be scheduled within a three (3) month period from the first scheduled walk. Purchased dog walks and packages are non-transferable.

 

All prices include GST 

 
 
 
 

Big Mike has been walking our VERY energetic puppy, Little Bear, for a few weeks now and we honestly couldn't be happier with his service. There has been occasions when we have contacted him last minute in the early evening (when it's cold & raining) and he has come straight over to take him for a long walk. He is easy to contact, very friendly and Little Bear adores him! It's also really great being able to see videos and photos of the walks on Big Mike's Instagram. You can tell that Big Mike really loves animals and that his genuine passion is to take them on a walk they will really enjoy every time."

—  Lexie F.

 

PET
SITTING

DOG SITTING:

 

  • $80 per day includes daily walks, play, refreshing food and water dishes, basic grooming, and administration of medications (extra dog from same household, add $25)​​

  • SAVE with PACKAGES:

    • 7 Days package: $520 (add $155 for extra dog)

    • 14 Days package: $1040 (add $310 for extra dog)

 

CAT & SMALL PET SITTING:

  • $35 per day includes refreshing food and water dishes, cleaning litter box / cage, 30 minutes of tailored interaction and administration of medications (extra pet from same household, add $12)​

 

  • SAVE with PACKAGES:

    • 7 Days package: $235 (add $64 for extra pet)

    • 14 Days package: $470 (add $120 for extra pet)

NOTE: boarding at Big Mike’s Dog Walks headquarters is not available

Pre-paid dog/pet sitting packages must be scheduled within seven (7) or fourteen (14)  consecutive day periods starting from the initial scheduled house sitting date. Purchased pet sitting dates and packages are non-transferable.

All prices include GST 

 

Free of charge

Big Mike also offers these
complimentary services 

  • Meet and greet appointment with both the owner and your dog(s) 

  • Pick-up and drop-off of your dog from your home in a reliable, well-maintained, 4WD, air & heat conditioned and spacious Mitsubishi Delica, with harnesses to safely transport your dog. I am an ICBC Road Star with a clean driving record. Pick-up and drop-offs are well-coordinated to ensure that your dog spends the least amount of time in transport. When in transport, your dog will comfortably enjoy plenty of air & heat conditioning. 

  • Plenty of grain-free, high quality fish and duck dog treats 

  • Dog Walk Report and Instagram photos after each walk 

  • Paw cleaning, brushing off debris and towel drying your dog after walks 

  • Rehydration of your dog with fresh clean water 

  • Love, pets, play and reinforcement of basic commands

 
 

details

FORMs

  • Call or email Mike to set up an in-person meeting with you and your dog(s) or pet(s) and to complete initial intake forms. Meeting in-person ensures your pet's needs are carefully assessed and accounted for before service is provided. 

  • Big Mike’s Dog Walks reserves the right to refuse service to dogs or animals who are overly aggressive; to pet owners who insist that their dog wear pronged or electric shock collars; and to dogs/animals who are a risk to other dogs and people.

RESERVATIONS

  • Reservations are required. Priority will be given to clients whose dog attends on a regular basis. Cancellations less than 24 hours’ notice may be charged full fees.

PAYMENT

  • Cash, cheques and email money transfers are accepted

  • There is a $10 charge for no-sufficient funds cheques

  • All prices include GST 

  • Payment is due before the day of the initial scheduled walk or house sitting date

  • There is a $10 charge for payments made after the initial scheduled walk or house sitting date

  • Pre-paid walking packages must be scheduled within a three (3) month period from the first scheduled walk

  • Pre-paid pet sitting packages must be scheduled within seven (7) or fourteen (14)  consecutive day periods starting from the initial scheduled house sitting date

  • Purchased dog walks / pet sitting dates and packages are non-transferable

  • Pre-paid packages are non-refundable except in extreme cases

 

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Kitsilano

Vancouver, BC

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