Your dog is guaranteed to receive a lot of love, attention, and healthy exercise during each of our Dog Walking Visits. Potty breaks and walks are very important for any dog that is kept indoors or left alone for an extended period of time.
- Our Dog Walking Visits are a perfect break for your dog to get some fresh air, exercise and loving attention while you are at work or away from home!
- Choose the days and times to fit your dog’s needs, Monday-Friday.
- When we come to your home, your dog will enjoy a friendly visit and a private on-leash walk within your neighborhood.
Private on-leash Dog Walking starting at $29*
Tailored to suit your dog’s needs, walks can range from 20–60 minutes.
*Weekend walks can sometimes be accommodated for an additional fee.
For more information on why you should hire a Dog Walker, please visit our page – Why Hire A Dog Walker?
Dog Walking Services are for a walk only and do not include: dog feeding, caring for other pets, or any “house sitting” type of services. If you will be away from your home for a longer period of time while traveling – please choose our Pet Sitting Service (for all dogs and cats) or Dog Boarding Service (for dogs under 30lbs).
Pre-Payment Policy: Fees for this service need to be prepaid each week or month.
All correspondence must go through the main Bay Area Pet Pals office, not your pet sitter. For any changes, corrections, additions, or subtractions to your walking schedule, contact the office at (650)996-6652 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Vet Care Policy: We will never leave an ill or injured pet untreated in an emergency. It is a requirement that we have your consent to use either your specified Veterinarian or one of our choosing. If your Vet/Clinic/Pet Hospital is not available or is too far away, we will use one of our local pet emergency service providers. We will make every attempt possible to contact you in any such emergency. If we do not have a sitter who is available to stay at the Vet with your pet, it could be required that your pet remain in the Vet’s care and be picked up later. If by any chance the Vet is recommending additional care, your pet may need to be boarded at the Vet/Clinic/Pet Hospital. If we cannot reach you, we will do what is in the best interest of your pet and follow the professional opinion of the Veterinarian.
You must agree to cover the possible emergency medical care when booking services with us to a minimum of $500, and also provide credit card information to Bay Area Pet Pals prior to your absence in case we cannot reach you for any reason. There may also be a fee of approximately $35 per hour for transport, waiting at the Vet/Clinic/Pet Hospital, and/or picking up any prescribed pet medication.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of any scheduled Dog Walking Visit must be made a full 24 hours in advance for credit to be provided.
For example: If the walk is scheduled for 2pm, you must cancel prior to 2pm the day before.
We do not perform regular Dog Walking Visits on the following Holidays:
- Christmas Eve Day through New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Presidents Day
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- the day after Thanksgiving
In special situations, we may be able to accommodate a Holiday Dog Walk Visit with advanced scheduling, and an additional fee. Please Contact Us to discuss.
Key Storage Lock Boxes for Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services: In most cases Key Storage Lock Boxes are required for Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services. If you cannot use a Key Storage Lock Box for any reason, please Contact Us so that we can discuss alternatives.