dog walking

Dog walking services available in the Bronx and mid-upper Manhattan. 

Get peace of mind during your workday by enrolling your dog in regular walking outings. In addition to giving your dog the opportunity to relieve himself, walks provide both mental and physical stimulation. 

benefits

  • Peace of mind knowing your dog is being cared for by a certified professional dog-walker and graduate of the  Dog*tec Dog Walking Academy
  • Channels your dog’s energy in a beneficial manner preventing mischief and destructive behaviors while you’re away.
  • Helps prevent loneliness and boredom. 
  • Come home to a dog that is calm, happy, and better behaved. A tired dog is a good dog!

Private walks

  • 1 hour long walk (or longer; minimum is half an hour) in your neighborhood and/or local park. Dogs get more benefit when it is an hour (or more).
  • Walking routes are varied, exposing your dog to new sights & smells.
  • Positive reinforcement methods using food and/or treats to reinforce and teach basic obedience skills such as polite leash walking, simple commands such as sit, stay, leave it & come. 
  • Employs positive, science-based training methods to correct behaviors such as reactivity to other dogs, resource guarding (protectiveness over things such as food, toys), and building confidence in fearful dogs. 
  • Off leash play in your yard and/or nearby park (where permitted) also available with owner permission.

1 hour walks $30; 45 minutes is $26; half hour $22*. 

semi-private walks

  • 1 hour long walk in your neighborhood and/or local park. 
  • Walking routes are varied, exposing your dog to new sights & smells. 
  • A maximum group size of 3 dogs ensures a personalized experience for your dog. 
  • Dogs are selectively matched by size, energy level and temperament to maintain harmony in the pack and a fun, safe outing every time.
  • Positive reinforcement training to reinforce & teach basic obedience skills such as polite leash walking, simple commands such as sit, stay, leave it & come.
  • Off leash play at nearby parks (where permitted) also available with owner permission. 

 

*Prices may vary according to dog's behavior and/or needs; and on location.

 


pet sitting

Pet sitting services are available in the Bronx and Manhattan.

Forget the stress of leaving your pet in cramped quarters in a cage at the vet office or in a crowded kennel. In-home pet sitting allows your pet to maintain her normal routine while you’re gone, alleviating stress for both of you. Your pet will receive the individual attention she deserves. 

BENEFITS

  • Your pet gets to stay at home & follow his normal routine, be around familiar surroundings, eliminating stress.
  • Trustworthy, responsible care from an experienced professional who is certified in pet first aid & CPR by PetTech and has stellar references.
  • Protects your property by maintaining a lived-in appearance (turn lights on/off, open & close window shades). 
  • Tasks such as putting trash out for collection, watering plants and bringing in packages can be taken care of while you’re away. 

overnight pet sitting

  • Custom tailored to maintain your pet’s normal schedule. 
  • Feeding, keeping water fresh & full, and bowls sparkling clean.
  • Brushing & playtime.
  • Several walks per day for dogs.
  • Thorough litter box cleaning for cats. 
  • Updates via text, email or phone, including photos if requested.
  • Bring in mail, newspapers, packages.
  • Put garbage out for collection, water plants, etc.

$65 for overnight visit for one-two cats; small surcharge for three or more cats

$75 for one dog. On major holidays there is a $10 additional charge per night.

 

daily cat visits

Cats need companionship and mental stimulation just like dogs. Daily visits will give your cat the companionship she needs while you’re away. Choose between one or two visits per day. Overnight stays for cats available, too.

  • 1 hour long visits to your home.
  • Feeding, keeping water fresh & full, and bowls sparkling clean.
  • Brushing, playtime & catnip!
  • Thorough litter box cleaning
  • Updates via text, email or phone
  • Bring in mail, newspapers, packages; put garbage out for collection, water plants, etc.
  • Turn lights on/off, open & close window shades & give your home a lived-in appearance. 

Visits are $30 for one hour.

HOW MY SERVICE WORKS

The first step is a free Meet & Greet appointment in the client's home to make sure it's a good match, and find out as much information about your pet so it is a safe and enjoyable walk and/or visit. I will ask you to fill in my service contract, as well.

 


extras

  • Nail clipping, brushing, ear cleaning and administering topical and oral medications are also available. Bathing is available for an additional charge of $15. 
  • Transportation to the vet, groomer or play dates available upon request. 
  • Special request? Please ask, I will accommodate you if possible. 
 
Carrie did an excellent job staying over with our labradoodle, Goose! She took him on long walks every day and gave him lots of special attention. Over the week, she made sure that his every need was met. We received updates and pictures making us feel very confident that our sweet boy was taken care of. I was very impressed with Carrie’s attention to detail. She is very knowledgeable on pet products, especially for safety and health. We came home to a very happy dog! Carrie is wonderful - the perfect dog caretaker. We trust her with our precious boy.
— Jessica M.