rates

this is the new rate sheet for 2018. i’ve officially done away with the sliding scale as i learned it puts me in a precarious legal situation as a business, but i will continue to offer a discount for low-income, students, seniors and others living on a fixed income – just message me to discuss.

also please note my service area continues to shrink to allow me to fill more timeslots. for daily dogwalking, i can only service parts of uptown, most of midcity, and the cbd/warehouse district at certain times of day, following my already established driving route. new clients will have to fit into my schedule logistically or i can’t take you on. petsitting clients will depend on your needs and timing. please don’t be upset if i can’t accommodate you – i am a one-woman show, there are only so many hours in the day and i can’t be in more than one place at the same time. i do my best to serve as many clients as i can responsibly take on at any given time.

potty breaks:

$15 for 15-20 minute visit to let your dog(s) out to pee in your yard off leash or a VERY quick leashed let-out in the front yard. a quick in and out.

$25 for twice a day potty breaks. same as above.

dog walking:

$20 for a half hour visit* for daytime walks for 1-2 dogs. $5 extra for 3+ dogs.

$35 for twice a day walks for 1-2 dogs. $5 extra for 3+ dogs.

dog walking hours are generally 9am – 4pm, monday – friday. if you have a need outside those hours, feel free to submit a request but know that i can’t/won’t always be able to accommodate them.

*please note: actual walking time can range from 20-25 minutes long, allowing time for dealing with alarms, leashing up, kenneling, checking water bowls, treats, etc.

dog sitting while you’re away: (in your home)

$40/day for 2 walks/visits to your home for 1-2 dogs + feeding/watering/medication and any housesitting duties you may require (checking mail, watering plants, etc). ($5 extra for 3+ dogs or plus cats.)

$60/day for 3 walks/visits to your home for 1-2 dogs +feeding/watering/medication and any housesitting duties you may require (checking mail, watering plants, etc). ($5 extra for 3+ dogs or plus cats.)

$75/night for overnight stays in your home for 1-2 dogs. ($5 extra for 3+ dogs or plus cats.) overnight stays begin in the evening after 7pm and end in the morning by 8am. if additional daytime walks are needed, there will be an added fee and must be scheduled when booking. (for example, if your dog(s) needs me to come back in the middle of the day to let them out, between 9am and 7pm, i will have to make room in my schedule to do so. therefore you are charged my normal dog walking rate for that time.)

no dog boarding is available at this time.

cat sitting while you’re away: (in your home)

$20 for 1 visit/day for 1-3 cats. feeding/watering/medications/litter scooping. 4+ cats, $5 extra.

$35 for 2 visits/day for 1-3 cats. feeding/watering/medications/litter scooping. 4+ cats, $5 extra.

no cat boarding is available at this time.

other animals:

i can certainly sit for other pets you might have, but you might need to school me on their needs. thus far i have cared for fish, turtles, birds, ferrets and guinea pigs, and i am not averse to caring for other critters. i like ’em all!

contact me and tell me your circumstances and we can figure out something that’s affordable to you and fair to me.

however, no boarding of any animals is available at this time.

holiday rates:

generally speaking, there will be a $5/day surcharge for holiday bookings (i.e. thanksgiving week, christmas/new year’s holidays, memorial day weekend, 4th of july weekend, labor day weekend, etc.). holiday bookings fill up fast and often months in advance, so please don’t call me a few days before a major holiday and expect that i will have openings. i might, but chances are good that i won’t. if i say no, it’s not personal – it’s because i’m already overbooked!

also, i don’t work on endymion saturday or fat tuesday during carnival. ever.

hurricane season/evacuation disclaimer:

in general, i cannot take responsibility for evacuating your pet(s) should a mandatory evacuation be called for while you are away. i advise you have an evacuation plan with a family member, friend or other pet caregiver; i am happy to coordinate with them should the situation arise. please be advised of this policy from june 1st through november 30th.

cancellation policy:

i require 24 hours notice of cancellation of a booked walk or sit; if less than 24 hours is given, then full payment is expected for walks and 50% payment is expected for sits.