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"Nicole has been helping take care of my dog Rickie Lee for the past year and a half. She is great with dogs and has taken wonderful care of Rickie, who is a shelter pup and is skittish around most people. Nicole knew just how to deal with her and they have become best buddies. She sends photos, videos and reports at every visit, which set my mind completely at ease. She’s honest, smart, fun, and follows directions precisely." Robert K. - Rickie Lee's Dad

Nicole is absolutely amazing with my dog, Coco.  She takes such great care of her while I'm gone for the day and Coco is always so happy when I get home on the days she got to see Nicole. I really appreciate how she sends me pictures of the walks and playtime and updates me on how Coco is doing.  She not only walks her but also plays with her and introduces her to new puppy friends.  I could not be happier with having Nicole watch her.  My apartment owners even commented on how amazing Nicole is with Coco and how she really spends a lot of time with her and how they have never met such a great dog walker as Nicole!"​
Alauna H. - Coconut's mom

walkhikeplay@gmail.com       phone:  626.840.8051​

We love Nicole as much as our baby dogs, Lulu and Izzy, love her.  Since the moment we met Nicole we realized that our dogs would be in great hands!  You can tell the genuine love and attention that Nicole pays our babies.  It is evident by how happy our babies are when they wait patiently by the window for their Nicole.  We trust Nicole implicitly with our dogs; we know that Nicole is intuitive when it comes to their care; Nicole takes great pride in the care she gives our girls."

Greg & Mirna T. - Lulu & Izzy's Parents

WALK HIKE PLAY LLC offers professional pet care services to the community of Kirkland, WA specializing in small pack walks to provide physical exercise, mental stimulation and structured socialization as a great way to fulfill your pup's daily needs. 

WALK HIKE PLAY LLC is fully licensed, bonded and insured as well as pet first aid and CPR certified. Solely owned and operated by Nicole Rathje with over 9 years of experience as a dog handler, WALK HIKE PLAY LLC remains a boutique company that values safety, communication, organization, and leading with love. 

​To schedule a complimentary consultation please complete this contact form, email walkhikeplay@gmail.com, or call 626-840-8051.