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 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 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.

service area

Our service area is primarily Downtown Portland, Oregon. We try to cover nearby neighborhoods on the west side. However, we aren’t able to serve the outer limits furthest from Downtown. See below for areas we generally cover. This is an art more than a science, depending on our current schedule. Feel free to contact us with your cross streets or address for a more definitive answer.

Neighborhoods We Serve

Alphabet District
Cultural District
Downtown
Goose Hollow
Nob Hill
NW District (partial)
Old Town Chinatown
Pearl District
Pioneer District
PSU Campus
RiverPlace
Slabtown
South Portland (partial)
South Waterfront
University District
Yamhill District

Zip Codes We Serve

97201 (partial)
97204
97205 (partial)
97209
97210 (partial)
97239 (partial)

Areas We Don’t Serve

Arlington Heights
Bridlemile
Burlingame
Forest Park
Hillsdale
Homestead
Kings Heights
Marquam Hill
NE & SE of Willamette River
South Burlingame
Southwest Hills

Sylvan-Highlands
West Hills
Willamette Heights