Services and Rates

 

    DOGS: $25 for one walk a day or $45 for two walks a day. Walks are scheduled after 11 a.m. Each visit includes:
  • Walking your dog for about 30 minutes in your neighborhood or a nearby park, rain or shine
  • Socializing with and playing with your dog
  • Feeding, offering treats, stuffing Kongs and refreshing the water in clean bowls
  • Administering medications, injections and sub-Q fluids if needed 
  • Brushing your dog, drying him or her off if wet, and cleaning his or her sleeping area if desired 
kitty
    CATS AND OTHER PETS: $25 for one visit a day or $40 for two visits a day. If visits are needed only every other day, then $35 for one visit a day. Each visit also includes:
  • Socializing and playing with your cat or other pet for 20-30 minutes each visit (if they're in the mood)
  • Feeding, cleaning the bowls, and refreshing the water
  • Cleaning litter boxes and disposing of used litter
  • Administering medications, injections and sub-Q fluids if needed
  • Brushing your cat
  • Sweeping up litter off the floor and cleaning around the feeding area on the last visit

There is no extra charge for up to six pets of any type (and an unlimited number of fish) in the same household. I do not walk dog groups or "packs" of dogs from different households together, so your pooches will receive lots of individual attention.
    EACH VISIT FOR ANY TYPE OF PET ALSO INCLUDES:
  • Bringing in newspapers, ads, flyers, mail and packages
  • Feeding any fish you may have
  • Watering plants
  • Turning lights on at my first visit and off at my second visit if I'm coming for two visits a day
  • Opening and closing curtains
  • Putting out trash containers for weekly pickup
  • Calling or e-mailing you when requested
  • Leaving a note at the end of each series of visits highlighting any information of importance
  • Additional services, like vet visits, pet food shopping and other errands, are charged like regular visits. I do not offer boarding in my home, house sitting or overnight stays. If you have dogs and cats, the dog rate applies. Additional rates may also be negotiated if your pet has special needs that require a lot of extra time.

    Initial consultation/get-acquainted visits are always FREE.

    Medications
    I am very experienced administering medications to pets. However, if you have a cat in need of medications or other attention, who is afraid of strangers and who may hide under a bed or in a difficult-to-reach place, please block access to such hiding places before you leave and during our get-acquainted visit. For instance, if possible, close the doors to bedrooms and closets.

    Bathroom Breaks for Dogs
    Dogs need at least three outdoor bathroom breaks a day. If your dog has access to a garage, an enclosed back yard or another outdoor space, or if someone else will also be walking your dog in addition to me, I will be happy to provide one or two walks a day. However, if your dog will not be getting any bathroom breaks other than my one or two visits a day, I cannot walk your dog. This applies even if you have indoor pee pads, artificial grass or a "litter box" for your dog.

    Parking
    If you have a long driveway or parking space that I can use while you're gone, even in front of an apartment building, that's great. If street parking is ample most of the time (and legal for nonresidents), that's OK too. However, if you live in an area where parking is usually a problem, like Haight-Ashbury, Noe Valley, Glen Park or Nob Hill in San Francisco, and you can't offer guaranteed parking, I cannot offer you my services.

    Service Area
    I service San Francisco north up to Geary Boulevard and, where Geary runs into Market Street, up to Market. In San Mateo County I service Daly City, Pacifica, South San Francisco, San Bruno and Brisbane.