We keep dogs happy and healthy through exercise.

Dog Jogger

Dog Jogging keeps your dog fit and trim and can help relieve stress and anxiety. This innovative service, offered by Running Paws by AKC, Canine Retreat by AKC’s proprietary specialists, provides regular exercise regimens for dogs of all ages, sizes and temperaments.

Our fully vetted and safety-trained team consists of collegiate cross-country and track runners, marathoners and endurance athletes who are passionate about running and dogs.

• Private jogs, fast-paced walks, and buddy fitness (two dogs paired of similar ability and temperament) sessions available

• Introductory evaluation session to recommend the right exercise plan for your dog

• Sessions have shown to be beneficial in helping to curb behavioral issues and relieve stress and anxiety

  • Running Paws is consistently excellent -- they have friendly, reliable runners and always follow up promptly if you contact their offices. Staff + customer service are top-notch. Highly recommend this business.

    Mellie, via citysearch

  • I have been using Running Paws for over seven years, and have had consistently excellent service... Each runner has treated my dogs with the utmost care, good humor and affection...

    Heidi, via citysearch

  • The Running Paws team rocks my world! We moved from Dallas to NYC last fall with two very active Blue Heeler mix dogs, and worried about them getting enough activity in the city...

    Rick, via yelp

  • ... Everyone is very kind and responsive. If you're looking for a dog walker, Running Paws is a similarly priced and superior option for keeping your pup healthy and happy.

    Yoni, via yelp


Tailored to meet the needs of each dog.

Buddy Fitness Sessions

Buddy Fitness Sessions

Buddy Sessions
are limited to just two dogs. We only pair your pup with another if they have similar ability and compatible temperament.

The goal of our Daily Fitness Sessions is to maintain your dog's fitness and good health, not to log miles. As every dog has his or her own needs we'll provide an "Evaluation Session" at our introductory meeting so we can recommend the right service for your pup.

Monthly A La Carte
Monday - Friday Custom Schedule
30 min. daily, $425 30 min. session, $30
45 min. daily, $575 45 min. session, $40

Exclusive Fitness Sessions

Exclsuive Fitness Sessions

Exclusive Sessions
mean your pup has his or her sessions alone with one of our athletes.

Like the Buddy Sessions, our goal is to provide each pup with the proper amount of daily exercise for physical and mental balance.

If your pup requires Exclusive Sessions due to temperament or behavioral issues and you're currently working with a trainer we offer 'Special Attention' rates - roughly 20% off our Exclusive Session rates.

Monthly A La Carte
Monday - Friday Custom Schedule
30 min. daily, $625 30 min. session, $40
45 min. daily, $850 45 min. session, $55

Fast Pace Walks

Fast Pace Walks

Fast Pace Walks
promote healthy exercise at a brisk pace, assuring your dog gets a healthy dose of fresh air! Just like our dog jogging program, we provide exclusive and small group 30 and 45-minute walks.

We never pack walk, so your pup will have plenty of freedom to have fun in a stress free group.

Offered citywide from 110th street to Battery Park City, East to West.

Monthly A La Carte
Monday - Friday Custom Schedule
30 min. daily, $400 30 min. session, $23
45 min. daily, $525 45 min. session, $28

Canine Retreat by AKC

Providing the highest standard of care for your dog.

Canine Retreat by AKC

Nothing in the world compares to the companionship of a content, healthy and well-trained dog. Canine Retreat by AKC understands and shares your commitment to providing the highest standard of care for your dog, and we are focused on offering an experience designed specifically for your dog’s needs at our six NYC locations. To find the Retreat in your neighborhood go to www.akccanineretreat.com or call 212-696-8364.

AKC Canine Retreat offers a safe and nurturing environment for your dog to explore, socialize and learn. With personalized attention and our comprehensive behavioral assessment, our staff familiarizes themselves with each dog individually.

24 Hour Care
While you’re away, your dog will enjoy the loving care, attention and activity to which your dog is accustomed with around-the-clock supervision from our on-site staff. Enjoy the peace of mind that your dog is being well cared for while you travel, safe and sound at his home away from home.

We know that a well-trained dog is a joy to own. We offer beginner to advanced classes, including basic obedience, AKC’s Good Citizen® and AKC S.T.A.R.™ Puppy, and private training sessions.

From carefully coiffed coats and manicured manes to cleaning everything from teeth to tails, our AKC S.A.F.E experienced groomers are skilled in the art of proper dog hygiene, grooming and safety needs. All of our AKC S.A.F.E. Groomers have completed the AKC Safety in the Salon course and certified their commitment to follow the AKC S.A.F.E. Groomer/Salon Safety Oath.

Dog Walking - Walking Paws by AKC
Our team is trained to navigate NYC and provide safe walking adventures that suit your dog’s temperament, and flexibility to suit your schedule. All our dog walkers are employees of AKC Canine Retreat who are trained, insured, and background-checked. Visit the WalkingPawsByAKC.com Website.

For more information go to: www.akccanineretreat.com


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Running Paws by AKC

Running Paws by AKC

145 W 20th Street

New York, NY 10011

(212) 818-0474




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Running Paws by AKC, Walking Paws by AKC and Canine Retreat by AKC are trademarks of the American Kennel Club and used under license.