Downtown Doggies

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting in Downtown Portland & Surrounding Areas

Downtown Doggies

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting in Downtown Portland & Surrounding Areas

We were so impressed with him and would highly recommend his services to anyone!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Lebowski, Jade, & Zombie
Lebowski, Jade, & Zombie's dad, Robert McGowan

Our Golden Doodle quickly adopted Richard as her favorite dog walker & dog runner.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Emma
Emma's dad, Dennis Gilliam

If you can get Richard’s dog walking services, grab them!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Violet
Violet's mom, Sarah Smith

He is trustworthy and always has great energy!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Margaux
Margaux's mom, Lindsay Pease

Our dog loves him to death, and the cats are happy with him too!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | | Malarkey, Freya, Vela, & Kerfuffle
Malarkey, Freya, Kerfuffle, & Vela's mom, Verena Hutter

He took such great care of my two fur-kids while we were away.

Cat Sitting Testimonial | Monty & Bernie
Monty & Bernie's mom, Nikki Slaughter-Adams

I always know my cats are in good hands with Richard!

Cat Sitting Testimonial | Charlie & Piper
Charlie & Piper's mom, Kerry Vanden Bos

He treats pets with absolute kindness and love.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Chuck, Edgar, Roxy, & Lucy
Chuck, Edgar, Roxy, & Lucy's dad, Dan Tracy

He has a heart of gold and always followed any instructions we left for him.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Lula
Lula's Mom, April Lemly

Richard has a natural ability to connect with our dog.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Lula
Lula's Dad, Sean O'Neill

He sends us frequent updates and is incredibly trustworthy and kind.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Chase & Lady
Chase & Lady's Mom, Jennifer Sellers

We were so impressed with him and would highly recommend his services to anyone!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Lebowski, Jade, & Zombie
Lebowski, Jade, & Zombie's dad, Robert McGowan

Services

Dog Walking
Dog Running
Cat Sitting
Overnight Pet Sitting
Services
Dog Walking
Dog Running
Cat Sitting
Overnight Pet Sitting
Downtown Doggies | Insured & Bonded in Downtown Portland, Oregon

Bonded & Insured

Downtown Doggies | Insured & Bonded in Downtown Portland, Oregon

Bonded & Insured

Real time GPS mapping of walks

GPS check-ins for dog walking, dog running, & cat sitting

Real time GPS mapping of walks

GPS check-ins for dog walking, dog running, & cat sitting

Rates

Dog Walking
Busy at work?
$20
per 30 minutes
Neighborhood stroll
GPS tracking of route
Instant text & email update
Treats
Food
Fresh water
Medication
Other accommodations
Select
Cat Sitting
Lonely kitty at home?
$20
per 30 minutes
Litter box cleaning + playtime
GPS check-in for visit
Instant text & email update
Treats
Food
Fresh water
Medication
Other accommodations
Select
Dog Running
Need some dog-ercise?
$25
per 30 minutes
Neighborhood jog
Lots of exercise
GPS tracking of route
Instant text & email update
Treats
Food
Fresh water
Medication
Other accommodations
Select
Dog Sitting
Lonely doggy at home?
$25
per hour
Daytime in-your-home (or hotel) care
Potty breaks & walks
Unlimited playtime & cuddletime
GPS check-in for visit
Instant text & email update
Non-stop treats
Food
Fresh water
Medication
Other accommodations
Select
Rates
Dog Walking
Busy at work?
$20
per 30 minutes
Neighborhood stroll
GPS tracking of route
Instant text & email update
Treats
Food
Fresh water
Medication
Other accommodations
Select
Cat Sitting
Lonely kitty at home?
$20
per 30 minutes
Litter box cleaning + playtime
GPS check-in for visit
Instant text & email update
Treats
Food
Fresh water
Medication
Other accommodations
Select
Dog Running
Need some dog-ercise?
$25
per 30 minutes
Neighborhood jog
Lots of exercise
GPS tracking of route
Instant text & email update
Treats
Food
Fresh water
Medication
Other accommodations
Select
Dog Sitting
Lonely doggy at home?
$25
per hour
Daytime in-your-home (or hotel) care
Potty breaks & walks
Unlimited playtime & cuddletime
GPS check-in for visit
Instant text & email update
Non-stop treats
Food
Fresh water
Medication
Other accommodations
Select

About Us

We are committed to providing individual care tailored to your pet’s needs. No overwhelming pack walks. No sad, stressed out dogs lost in a sea of tangled leashes. Just your pup and us—having the best time on our dog walking or dog running adventure! We value quality of care over quantity of clients.

We prioritize earning and keeping your trust. Leaving your home and loved one to a stranger is a big deal, whether it’s for a 30-minute cat sitting or an overnight pet sitting. We understand that. For this reason, insurance and bonding is our baseline from which to do more. This includes a GPS mapping tool to track routes for dog walking and check-ins for cat sitting. It also includes regular updates with photos and notes via text message and/or email.

We want to make your pet’s day! We don’t walk, play, and cuddle just for fun. Well, we do, but for mutual fun. Our goal is literally fun for everyone!

Downtown Doggies is locally owned and operated by Richard Bidmead in downtown Portland, Oregon. Prior to founding his own company, he worked for others in Los Angeles and Portland. During this time, he cared for hundreds of dogs and cats. His love of animals stems from his childhood dog, Macky, who passed away in 2011. In her memory, he dedicates Downtown Doggies and the care it provides.

About Us

We are committed to providing individual care tailored to your pet’s needs. No overwhelming pack walks. No sad, stressed out dogs lost in a sea of tangled leashes. Just your pup and us—having the best time on our dog walking or dog running adventure! We value quality of care over quantity of clients.

We prioritize earning and keeping your trust. Leaving your home and loved one to a stranger is a big deal, whether it’s for a 30-minute cat sitting or an overnight pet sitting. We understand that. For this reason, insurance and bonding is our baseline from which to do more. This includes a GPS mapping tool to track routes for dog walking and check-ins for cat sitting. It also includes regular updates with photos and notes via text message and/or email.

We want to make your pet’s day! We don’t walk, play, and cuddle just for fun. Well, we do, but for mutual fun. Our goal is literally fun for everyone!

Downtown Doggies is locally owned and operated by Richard Bidmead in downtown Portland, Oregon. Prior to founding his own company, he worked for others in Los Angeles and Portland. During this time, he cared for hundreds of dogs and cats. His love of animals stems from his childhood dog, Macky, who passed away in 2011. In her memory, he dedicates Downtown Doggies and the care it provides.

 

Testimonials

He sends us frequent updates and is incredibly trustworthy and kind.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Chase & Lady

Richard is great with our two dogs! He has watched them multiple times when we have been on vacation and we never have to worry. He sends us frequent updates and is incredibly trustworthy and kind. Our dogs love him!!

Chase & Lady's Mom, Jennifer Sellers

Richard has a natural ability to connect with our dog.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Lula

Richard has a natural ability to connect with our dog and his compassion and professionalism are much appreciated!

Lula's Dad, Sean O'Neill

He has a heart of gold and always followed any instructions we left for him.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Lula

Love Richard. He has a heart of gold and always followed any instructions we left for him while taking care of our Lula. When we went away on a long trip he would make sure to walk her to the local pet store so she could spend her allowance on treats! Thanks Richard!

Lula's Mom, April Lemly

He treats pets with absolute kindness and love.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Chuck, Edgar, Roxy, & Lucy

I own a dog walking business in Los Angeles and Richard was the first walker I hired to help me out. He is an EXCELLENT dog walker! He treats the pets with absolute kindness and love and is also very conscientious about about the special needs or instructions for each one. On top of all that, he is extremely punctual (which is hard to find in LA!) He would petsit for my three dogs and cat when I would go out of town and it was a huge weight off my mind knowing that they’d be cared for properly. You can’t go wrong hiring him to care for your pets!

Chuck, Edgar, Roxy, & Lucy's dad, Dan Tracy

I always know my cats are in good hands with Richard!

Cat Sitting Testimonial | Charlie & Piper

I always know my cats are in good hands with Richard when I have to leave them! He’s polite, punctual, sends texts and pictures to let me know how they’re doing, and I always come back to a clean apartment (which, given how much the cats love kicking their food/litter around, is saying a ton). Would definitely recommend him to anyone!

Charlie & Piper's mom, Kerry Vanden Bos

He took such great care of my two fur-kids while we were away.

Cat Sitting Testimonial | Monty & Bernie

Richard is just the best! He took such great care of my two fur-kids while we were away, always gave updates on how they were doing and even some photos texted to my phone. I’m not sure my cats even missed me. 😛 I never had to worry about my cats well being while on a trip thanks to him and that kind of piece of mind was pretty priceless. 🙂

Monty & Bernie's mom, Nikki Slaughter-Adams

Our dog loves him to death, and the cats are happy with him too!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | | Malarkey, Freya, Vela, & Kerfuffle

Richard has been coming to our house once a week for a little under two years now. Our dog loves him to death, and the cats are happy with him too! He has house sat twice when we were on vacay and he sent us daily updates that included routes of their walks and cute pics. He even celebrated birthday with our dog. He is very attentive to the needs of our pets and has taken excellent care of our house as well.

Malarkey, Freya, Kerfuffle, & Vela's mom, Verena Hutter

He is trustworthy and always has great energy!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Margaux

Richard walked our dog for us for over a year. He is trustworthy and always has great energy! I always felt good about leaving Margaux with Richard. My experience has been very positive and yours will be too. I recommend Richard with the highest regard.

Margaux's mom, Lindsay Pease

If you can get Richard’s dog walking services, grab them!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Violet

The owner of Downtown Doggies is an exceptional person. If you can get Richard’s dogwalking services, grab them! He has a genuine gift for handling and appreciating dogs, and immediately earned the adoration of my old lady collie. He is reliable, professional, trustworthy and patient. I never worry because I know she is in good hands with him. Plus a delightful person to know, for dogs and owners alike.

Violet's mom, Sarah Smith

Our Golden Doodle quickly adopted Richard as her favorite dog walker & dog runner.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Emma

Our Golden Doodle Emma quickly adopted Richard as her “favorite” dog walker/runner. Always on time, upbeat, enthusiastic (and fairly priced)– until our recent move he was our go-to twice a week for several months. Emma was anxious to go–rain or shine–when Richard came to the door. We loved the photos he sent on occasion showing them stopping for a water break.

Emma's dad, Dennis Gilliam

We were so impressed with him and would highly recommend his services to anyone!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Lebowski, Jade, & Zombie

Richard was our number #1 care taker of our 3 babies (2 pugs & 1 American bulldog) whenever we would go on vacation. Our 3 babies can be such a handful, but Richard was so amazing with them! He always treated our babies as if they were his own. He would send adorable pics & daily updates on how they were doing. We were so impressed with him and would highly recommend his services to anyone! Even after moving to Portland he still checks in to see how they are doing, he is the best ever!

Lebowski, Jade, & Zombie's dad, Robert McGowan

 
Testimonials

He sends us frequent updates and is incredibly trustworthy and kind.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Chase & Lady

Richard is great with our two dogs! He has watched them multiple times when we have been on vacation and we never have to worry. He sends us frequent updates and is incredibly trustworthy and kind. Our dogs love him!!

Chase & Lady's Mom, Jennifer Sellers

Richard has a natural ability to connect with our dog.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Lula

Richard has a natural ability to connect with our dog and his compassion and professionalism are much appreciated!

Lula's Dad, Sean O'Neill

He has a heart of gold and always followed any instructions we left for him.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Lula

Love Richard. He has a heart of gold and always followed any instructions we left for him while taking care of our Lula. When we went away on a long trip he would make sure to walk her to the local pet store so she could spend her allowance on treats! Thanks Richard!

Lula's Mom, April Lemly

He treats pets with absolute kindness and love.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Chuck, Edgar, Roxy, & Lucy

I own a dog walking business in Los Angeles and Richard was the first walker I hired to help me out. He is an EXCELLENT dog walker! He treats the pets with absolute kindness and love and is also very conscientious about about the special needs or instructions for each one. On top of all that, he is extremely punctual (which is hard to find in LA!) He would petsit for my three dogs and cat when I would go out of town and it was a huge weight off my mind knowing that they’d be cared for properly. You can’t go wrong hiring him to care for your pets!

Chuck, Edgar, Roxy, & Lucy's dad, Dan Tracy

I always know my cats are in good hands with Richard!

Cat Sitting Testimonial | Charlie & Piper

I always know my cats are in good hands with Richard when I have to leave them! He’s polite, punctual, sends texts and pictures to let me know how they’re doing, and I always come back to a clean apartment (which, given how much the cats love kicking their food/litter around, is saying a ton). Would definitely recommend him to anyone!

Charlie & Piper's mom, Kerry Vanden Bos

He took such great care of my two fur-kids while we were away.

Cat Sitting Testimonial | Monty & Bernie

Richard is just the best! He took such great care of my two fur-kids while we were away, always gave updates on how they were doing and even some photos texted to my phone. I’m not sure my cats even missed me. 😛 I never had to worry about my cats well being while on a trip thanks to him and that kind of piece of mind was pretty priceless. 🙂

Monty & Bernie's mom, Nikki Slaughter-Adams

Our dog loves him to death, and the cats are happy with him too!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | | Malarkey, Freya, Vela, & Kerfuffle

Richard has been coming to our house once a week for a little under two years now. Our dog loves him to death, and the cats are happy with him too! He has house sat twice when we were on vacay and he sent us daily updates that included routes of their walks and cute pics. He even celebrated birthday with our dog. He is very attentive to the needs of our pets and has taken excellent care of our house as well.

Malarkey, Freya, Kerfuffle, & Vela's mom, Verena Hutter

He is trustworthy and always has great energy!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Margaux

Richard walked our dog for us for over a year. He is trustworthy and always has great energy! I always felt good about leaving Margaux with Richard. My experience has been very positive and yours will be too. I recommend Richard with the highest regard.

Margaux's mom, Lindsay Pease

If you can get Richard’s dog walking services, grab them!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Violet

The owner of Downtown Doggies is an exceptional person. If you can get Richard’s dogwalking services, grab them! He has a genuine gift for handling and appreciating dogs, and immediately earned the adoration of my old lady collie. He is reliable, professional, trustworthy and patient. I never worry because I know she is in good hands with him. Plus a delightful person to know, for dogs and owners alike.

Violet's mom, Sarah Smith

Our Golden Doodle quickly adopted Richard as her favorite dog walker & dog runner.

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Emma

Our Golden Doodle Emma quickly adopted Richard as her “favorite” dog walker/runner. Always on time, upbeat, enthusiastic (and fairly priced)– until our recent move he was our go-to twice a week for several months. Emma was anxious to go–rain or shine–when Richard came to the door. We loved the photos he sent on occasion showing them stopping for a water break.

Emma's dad, Dennis Gilliam

We were so impressed with him and would highly recommend his services to anyone!

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Testimonial | Lebowski, Jade, & Zombie

Richard was our number #1 care taker of our 3 babies (2 pugs & 1 American bulldog) whenever we would go on vacation. Our 3 babies can be such a handful, but Richard was so amazing with them! He always treated our babies as if they were his own. He would send adorable pics & daily updates on how they were doing. We were so impressed with him and would highly recommend his services to anyone! Even after moving to Portland he still checks in to see how they are doing, he is the best ever!

Lebowski, Jade, & Zombie's dad, Robert McGowan