Guardian Dog Walking

Keep Your Dog Happy Through Exercise and Neighborhood Exploration

   

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Specials

 

New Client Discount:

 

$10 off your first service with 4 or more paid visits.

 

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Referral Credit:

 

Receive credit for a free pet sit or dog walk for every referral that purchases service.

   

 

Dog Walking

 

Dog Walking

 

Benefits of Dog Walking

 

For your dog:

  • Exercise ensures good physical and mental health
  • Helps establish and maintain a regular potty schedule
  • Reduces stress of being contained for many hours
  • Play time with favorite toys
  • Provides socialization with person outside the family
  • Having someone responsible in case of an emergency

For you:

  • Knowing that your pet is in caring, loving hands
  • Reduces ‘accidents’ when your dog cannot ‘hold-it’ for long periods
  • Not having to impose on family, friends or neighbors
  • Increased home security with the walker going in and out
  • Discreet, personalized service

 

Why Dog Walking?

 

Dogs are happiest when they are home, surrounded by familiar sights, smells and sounds. When dog owners are at work or away for the day, they have few options for the care of their dog. One choice is boarding or day care. Another is relying on family, friends or neighbors to help. But these solutions are often not the best choice for your dog, your home or yourself.

 

Professional dog walking offers an excellent alternative. Dog walkers come to your house and take your dog or dogs for a healthy and safe walk around your neighborhood and also perform any other tasks you request.

 

Reliable, professional walkers offer dog owners relief from the anxiety that often results from leaving a dog alone for long periods or placing your dog in a strange environment. Owners do not need to transport unhappy dogs away from their homes and then worry that they might be exposed to other animals' illnesses. Your dogs stay safe and comfortable at home. They get regular exercise and potty breaks. Your dog will be pampered by a caring and dependable professional using the care instructions that you specify. Professional dog walking allows owners to confidently leave their dogs at home, knowing that they will receive the love and care they so rightly deserve.

 

Puppies ( under 1 year ): - Daily mid-day walks help establish and maintain a house breaking schedule. Proper house breaking requires a consistent schedule of potty breaks for your puppy. Crate trained puppies need to get out every 3 - 4 hours for proper training and socialization. Walks for puppies are scheduled within a one-hour time window.

 

Adult Dogs: Adult dogs need regular exercise to ensure good physical and mental health. Owners who work long hours can depend on us to walk their dogs during the day when their time is the most limited. Crated dogs are in particular need of a mid-day break. Over-crating and under exercising can result in a hyperactive, under-socialized dog who is harder to live with and train. Regular walks will aid in weaning dogs from their crate. Walks for healthy adult dogs are scheduled within a 2 hour time window.

 

Elderly Dogs: An elderly dog often needs more frequent potty breaks than they needed as a younger dog. When older dogs have accidents they often become stressed because they have been trained to go outside but just cannot hold it any longer. Daily walks give the elderly dog their much needed potty break and exercise. Walks for elderly dogs are scheduled within a 1 - 2 hour time window, depending on their needs.

 

Dog Walking Services Available

  • Dog Walking
  • Dog Running
  • Fresh Water and Feeding
  • Treat Feeding ( if allowed )
  • Play Time and Affection
  • Yard Waste Pick-Up
  • Mail and Newspapers Brought In
  • Other Personalized Tasks

 


 

Pet Care Rates

 

Includes Dog Walking and Pet Sitting services. No extra charge for multiple pets.

 

Please schedule adequate time for us to provide the services you are requesting. If your pet or home care requires more time than scheduled, it will be added as needed and billed to you. We do not charge separate fees for bringing in mail, yard pick-up, watering plants and other routine tasks. The rate is determined by the amount of time needed for us to perform all of the services you request. Travel charges may apply based on your location.

 

Initial Consultation - $20.00   FREE

  • 30 - 60 minutes - At this visit we can complete the necessary paperwork, answer questions, transfer keys, and tour your home while discussing detailed instructions on how to care for your pets and home. This meeting is required for new clients and will be scheduled at least 48 hours prior to service, if possible.

 

Regular Visit - $16.00

  • minimum 30 minutes - Good for many pet homes for feedings, short walks and play. Most dogs will require 2 - 4 Regular visits per day. Cats may be okay with 1 visit per day.

 

Extended Visit - $19.00

  • minimum 45 minutes - Best for longer walks, multiple pet homes, and pets with special diets or special needs.

 

Hourly Care - $22.00 1st hour     $20.00 each additional hour in the same day

  • minimum 60 minutes - Choose 1 hour increments of care.

 

Overnight - $60.00

  • minimum 8 hours - Normally from 11 PM to 7 AM, includes walks and potty breaks during those hours.

 

Home Care - $12.00

  • minimum 5 minutes - Quick drop in to transfer keys ( pick up or drop off ), check iron/stove, turn off sprinkler, close windows, lock-out service, etc. Home care only during this visit.

 

For a full list of fees and details, see our Rates page.

 


 

New Dog Walking Clients

 

New clients requesting service should follow these steps:

 


 

Member of Pet Sitters Associates, Pet Sitters International, National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, Professional United Pet Sitters and Certified by American Red Cross in Pet First Aid and CPR

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