dog walking Rates and Services

Standard/Occasional/**Vacation Visits: Each 30-minute walk costs $25.

Drop-In Visit: Each visit lasts up to 20 minutes, perfect for a quick potty break or to check on a cat.  The cost is $20 Mon-Fri (between 8:00am-6:00pm) and $22 for weekends and outside normal business hours.

Regular Weekly Dog Walk: With 2 or more visits scheduled at least 48 hours in advance, (during the same week), for walks Mon-Fri (between 8:00am-6:00pm), the price is $22 for each 30-minute visit. Visits outside of normal business hours are $25.

45 Minute Visit: Each 45 minute walk costs $30 Mon-Fri (between 8:00am-6:00pm), and $33 for weekends and outside normal business hours.

1 Hour Visits: Visits lasting 1 hour will be at the rate of $34 Mon-Fri and $37 on the weekends and outside normal business hours.

Short-Notice Visits: 30 minute visits that are requested on short-notice will be $35.

Extended Visit: Unexpected/Additional services or time for unforeseen circumstances would be charged $8 for each additional 15 minutes.

** Please note that vacation visits which are scheduled within 48 hours

  are subject to an additional fee.

* We also offer taxi services to and from vet appointments, groomers, kennels, and doggy daycare.  Pricing will vary so please call or text us if you need these services.

Dog Walking Details

Standard/Occasional/Vacation Visit: Each visit lasts approximately 30 minutes. The dog walk will be based on your dog's age, physical condition, size, and energy level. We can walk your dog for the entire visit, or we can devote some time to walking and include playtime, brushing, or feeding. We can split the service so that multiple dogs each get a shorter walk, or walk your dogs together for the entire visit. Standard visits can be scheduled whenever you need it. Each visit is $25.

Drop-In Visit: The Drop-in service is for owners who have cats or a fenced yard to give their dog a brief potty break.  Each drop-in visit lasts up to 20 minutes. Perfect for house-training puppies, if you are working 10 hours/day you can schedule two visits per day to make sure the puppy doesn't have an accident. Rule of thumb: your puppy usually can hold its bladder for its age in months, plus one. If the puppy is 4 months, it needs to go potty at least every 5 hours. Each visit will be tailored to your dog's individual needs. Price is $20 per visit Mon-Fri, (between 8:00am-6:00pm) and $22 for weekends and all other times. 

Regular Weekly Dog Walk: If you'd like your dog walked multiple times during the same week, even on a rotating schedule, we offer a discount. Visits need to be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance of your first visit for the week. Each visit is $22 per visit Mon-Fri, (between 8:00am-6:00pm) and $25 outside of normal business hours. These visits will be 30 minutes in length.

*See rates and services for additional offers.

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Please be aware for any holiday visit, there is a $5 surcharge per visit.  This fee goes entirely to your pet sitter, who takes time away from his or her family holiday to make sure your pets receive the best possible care.​​

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We cover the areas of: Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, parts of Huntley and parts of Crystal Lake. 

 Call or text: 847-220-7454


Payment is due prior to service.  Our secure customer portal allows you to use MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and electronic checks to pay online.  If you prefer, we are happy to accept cash or a check.  We also take Zelle payments too!

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