Our visit hours are Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
How It Works
Schedule Your Consultation
Schedule an in-home or over-the-phone consultation and receive your secure Master Lock® lockbox.
Book Online - Even Same-Day!
Book and customize your visit (free for same-day or in advance!) with our easy-to-use scheduling tool.
Receive Real-Time Updates
Receive an arrival notification and a detailed summary report at the end of the visit with a GPS-tracked map and photos!
Come Home To A Happy Dog!
Rest easy knowing your dog is happy and exercised. We’re here to bring you peace of mind, every time!
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“It makes a huge difference to know that they’re well taken care of, even if it’s not by me. My days are like 52 card pickup and sometimes I just can’t make it home to get them out. It makes me feel so good to have an extended family in Skipper to support us.”
Corri with Beef & Baby
“When work gets crazy and I can’t give Sonny the attention he needs, I have Skipper to take care of him. If Skipper went away, I would be in a panic. You truly are a lifeline for us. I couldn’t imagine what I would do without you.”
Trent with Sonny
“I love Skipper and so does my pup, Marni! Their walkers and booking systems are top-notch and everyone who works for them really loves the animals they help care for. Marni is young and incredibly active, and they do a great job helping her expel some of her energy while I’m at work.”
Lauren with Marni
“Skipper is a cut above the rest. What they provide for all your pets, at the pricing that they do – it’s unbeatable. The pictures, written report and ease of ability to schedule online makes scheduling out an appointment for my dogs extremely easy for my busy life. Not only that, the owners and walkers are all clearly passionate about pets, and that is what is most important!”
Katrina with Zoey, Bullet, & Carmella
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Skipper & Austin, TX
Skipper was founded by husband and wife duo Meggie and Sebastian Williams in 2016 to provide dog walking, cat sitting, and other pet care services to the modern pet parent. “When we started looking into in-home pet care options for our two pups, Stinson and Khumbu, we wanted a dog walking service we could trust to give us peace of mind about the wellbeing of our pets. We also knew we needed last minute scheduling flexibility to accommodate our busy, and often times unpredictable, lives. We weren’t able to find that service, but we did find many other people who wanted the same thing.”
They took their experience from working for other start-ups and embarked on the adventure to start their own company seeking to become the most convenient, trustworthy, tech-enabled pet care service in the industry.
Meggie was the company’s first team member and would travel to client’s homes on her scooter, rain or shine to walk their dogs or care for their cats. The company grew and received funding through the relentless work of Meggie and Sebastian. The team has now grown to several dozen team members performing hundreds of pet visits and dog walks daily. Skipper also has a robust back office team including operations, client success, marketing, business development, and HR, all working behind-the-scenes to make Skipper successful.
Skipper was one of several startups chosen to participate in the 13 week Techstars accelerator program in Austin, Texas. The program is designed to give founders the tools and support they need to take their start up to the next level. While in Austin, the founders had a chance to focus on which direction the company should go and decided it was time to expand to a new city. Austin, Texas became the clear winner. They had already built a network within the Austin startup community through Techstars, and fell in love with the dog-friendly culture of the city. Skipper’s structure was designed with expansion in mind. Skipper launched dog walking, cat sitting, and pet care services in Austin in the summer of 2018.
The demographics and culture of Austin made it an ideal city to launch Skipper. Ranked as one of the most dog-friendly cities in the U.S., Austin welcomes pets with numerous off leash dog parks, dog-friendly river access, pet-friendly restaurants and breweries, and apartments that offer features and amenities that cater the the needs of our furry friends. With so many pet parents living in Austin, there was a need for Skipper’s services including dog walking, cat sitting, and pet care.
What makes Skipper different from other dog walkers are features like...
- flexible, on-demand scheduling (up-to 1 hour before you need pet services)
- directly employed, background checked, and professionally trained team members
- high-tech features, including GPS tracked maps and a client app
- personal touches including a written report and pictures to show how the pet visit went
Skipper is quickly becoming a popular and convenient choice for dog walking and cat sitting in Austin. And we’re quite proud of our reputation as one of the most trusted pet care services in Austin. With Skipper and all that Austin has to offer, being a dog parent has never been easier!