Services and Rates – The Basics

Services

Descriptions

Rates

Recurring Monthly Dog Walking

Reduced rates for frequent clients!
Is your friend cooped up all day and in desperate need of a mid day potty break?

Note: recurring dog walking clients will also receive this rate should you choose to book pet sitting visits! to be considered a recurring client, you must consistently have regularly scheduled dog walks each month without service interruptions.

$18.25 for 20 minutes
$19.25 for 30 minutes
$24.25 for 45 minutes
$30.25 for 60 minutes

No additional fee for up to 3 dogs!
Occasional as Needed Dog Walking Do you only occasionally need to schedule a Dog Walker for your pooch? Not to worry, we have you covered! An Occasional dog walk is defined as less than 4 dog walks per month. $20.25 for 20 minutes
$21.25 for 30 minutes
$27.25 for 45 minutes
$33.25 for 60 minutes

No additional fee for up to 3 dogs!
Puppy and Senior Dog Discounts (Multiple Daily Visits) We offer reduced rates for dogs requiring more than 1 visit per day. Your pet(s) must have 2 visits per day for a minimum of 4 days per week, for consecutive months in order to qualify for this discounted rate. $18.50 for 30 minutes
Vacation Pet Sitting Visits include walks, feeding, playtime, freshening water, mail retrieval and light rotation. We service Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits, Fish, and Reptiles!

We do not charge for additional pets, but we do encourage longer visit times to ensure your pets get that proper care and attention; particularly for pet sitting where we are the only care givers.

Our Doodlebug best practices policy is to require a minimum of 3 visits per day for Pet Sits of dogs, who have no other care providers while you are on leave. It has been our experience after thousands of visits that to maximize your dog’s happiness and minimize risk to destructive behavior a morning, midday, and evening visit is required. Homes with doggy doors, where a pet has free outdoor access are exempted from the 3 visit requirement.

Vacation Pet Sitting for Dogs
$21.25 for 30 minutes
$27.25 for 45 minutes
$33.25 for 60 minutes

Vacation Pet Sitting for Cats Only $21.25 per visit
Overnight Stays We spend the night in your home (7pm – 7am). Evening and morning walks included. 1-3 dogs $85 per night
New Client Consultation & Behavioral Assessment This fee covers:

  • A lifetime profile in the Doodlebug online database.
  • Behavioral analysis of your pets to ensure they are good candidates for dog walking / pet sitting.
  • Our new client coordinator meets you and your pets, takes detailed notes and photos of your pets which are all uploaded to your online profile.
  • One on one explanation our “Doodlebug Family” culture, policies and procedures.
  • Key processing, nondescript tagging, storage in key safes. Includes lifetime costs of distribution of keys to walkers.
  • A Doodlebug Dog Log or Pet Log journal, and lifetime replacements – Our logs are where each visit will be carefully documented by your walker/pet sitter.
  • Customized Check In Sheet – You will receive a personalized and laminated check in sheet your walker will scan each time they enter your home. This form is required in order to receive email notifications of visits.

This fee will be waived if Doodlebug determines your pets will not be a good candidate for our services.

$25 one time fee
Behavioral Assessment For the safety of our staff, we require an additional evaluation any time a new dog is added to a household.

  • A lifetime profile for the new dog in the Doodlebug online database.
  • Behavioral analysis of your pets to ensure they are good candidates for dog walking / pet sitting.
  • Our client coordinator meets you and your new pet, takes detailed notes and photos of your pet which are all uploaded to your online profile.
$25 one time fee
Relocation Consultation Any time an existing client moves within our service area, we do require a fresh walk through of the new home to ensure we have accurate records for accessing the home, leash locations, food locations, etc… $15 one time fee

Services and Rates – Optional Add-on Services

Services

Descriptions

Rates

Enhanced Check-In Services Included in the price of every visit are email notifications of the visit AND a hand written dog log entry.

For those who want more we will also: 1) send you a photo of your pet, and 2) a picture of the most recent dog log entry, following your visit so that you can review the visit notes directly. The fee is charged per visit, and can be requested as frequent as desired.

$1.50 per enhanced check-in
Yard Clean Up Has your back yard turned in to a mine field?. $19.25 for average size lawn
Emergency Pet Taxi Services In the event we need to transport your pet to a vet for a medical emergency, our team will coordinate a driver and take your pet to the vet. We only transport pets for medical emergencies. $30 per 30 minutes
Key Drop Off for Scheduled Visit In the event we need to drive an emergency key to your home for a scheduled visit, as a result of the client not having provided access to a home (example: having forgotten to leave out a lockbox) a one time fee will apply. If the visit is a result of a walker error (example: walker accidentally locks key in home while walking), no fee applies. $50 per event
Key Drop Off, No Scheduled Visit In the event a client locks themselves out of their home and request we drop their key off, when no other visit is scheduled, we will make a best effort to accommodate this request. Please keep in mind our staff has assigned tasking and there may or may not be someone available to process this no notice request. $100 per event
Meet with your Primary Walker This policy applies to clients who have more than 3 recurring dog walks per week. This fee entitles you to meet your walker one time for up to a 30 minute appointment. If Doodlebug Dog Walker changes or alters your walker, you will be able to meet each walker at no additional charge, if you desire to do so. If you have fewer than 3 recurring dog walks per week, the pet sitter policy applies. $25 one time fee
Meet with your Primary Sitter If you would to meet your pet sitter a fee does apply per Meet & Greet for up to a 30 minute appointment. If Doodlebug Dog Walker changes or alters your sitter, you will pay for each Meet & Greet. If we will be using 2 or more pet sitters to cover your visits, you will only be charged one $25 fee to meet both sitters. $25 fee per instance