FAQ'S


Are you bonded and insured?

Absolutely.  We are bonded and insured. A Dog Walk 4U  is a member of PSA.

What about short notice service?

We understand that things happen which may prevent you from returning home on time, or may require you to leave town on short notice.  Once you are established as a client we will be prepared to handle short notice emergencies.  We hope that you would not hesitate to call us.  We do go above and beyond for our clients.

When do I pay for service?

The initial consultation is free.  This will be approximately a 30 minute visit in order to complete paperwork, get to know the pets and exchange the keys.   Payment is expected before service is provided.

What type of payment is accepted?

A Dog Walk 4U accepts checks,cash, and credit card  There is a $30 fee for any returned check.

Should we make reservations?

We suggest that you reserve our services as far in advance as possible.   Remember that Holidays and Weekends are the busiest times and we need to plan accordingly to provide the best possible service for every client.   Cancellations must be made with a minimum 48-hour notice if possible.

Do you provide service on Holidays?

We provide our services on all Holidays.  For major holidays (listed below) we require a $100 deposit.  This deposit will be applied to the final fee.  It is not an additional fee.  Deposit will be refunded in case of cancellation if aDogWalk4u receives notice of cancellation 7 days prior to reserved date.  Major holidays included in this list are:

Thanksgiving Week

Christmas Week

New Years Eve/Day

Memorial Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend


Why do I need a dog walker?      

For dog parents who work during the day, a regular dog walking service is part of any responsible dog care routine.
Dogs are social animals like people. And like people, if they do not get regular stimulation (i.e. are forced to stay home alone all day) they will develop behavioral problems. And, all dogs, big and small, need regular physical activity to stay healthy. It also goes without saying the vast majority of dogs need to relieve themselves sometime during mid day.
We take our dogs to the park for at least an hour in stable group of 5‐10 dogs. At the park they get plenty of socialization and exercise with their buddies. They also get to go to the bathroom.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

We appreciate clients informing us of a cancellation as far in advance as possible.  We only request deposits during major holidays as outlined above.  During those specific holidays we require 7 days notice of cancellation in order for refunds to be issued.

How long does my dog need to be out?

That really depends on the dog. For most dogs the hour and a half to two hours they are out with us is plenty to get the exercise and stimulation they need. Our dogs usually take a mid morning nap before they go out with us then nap after they get home. But some dogs, like athletic dogs or needy dogs, need more exercise or can’t take being home alone too long so two playgroups is a better option.

What is the difference between Dog Walking and Dog Day Care?

As described above, dog walking with us entails us picking up the dogs and taking them to a safe off leash park with the same group of dogs then dropping them off. This gives the dogs the socialization and individualized exercise then need
Doggy day care, on the other hand, involves parents dropping their dogs off at a facility where the dogs remain sedentary most of the time. The dogs are exposed to large changing numbers of different dogs. At the end of the day, after work, parents must drive to the facility to pick up their pup.

Why should I choose aDogWalk4u?

We are one of the best established dog walking companies in Seattle. We have been walking dogs since 2005. We are also fully insured and bonded.
Our staff is professional and well trained. Our walkers are all Pet Tech and CPR certified. In addition to our walkers, we have independent support staff that respond directly to client calls and walker needs.
Because of our system and great staff we haven’t missed a day of dog walking in six years.

How Do I Sign Up?

Go to our New Clients section for details Or call Marty (415‐785-8672). He will set up a consultation with you and your companion to get information to determine whether your dog is right for one of our services and what services are best for parent and dog needs.
We require all dogs to have City or County registered tags to go out in group with us, be vaccinated and be on an anti flea and tick medication.

Do you provide training services?

Our walkers provide light training during playgroup, like working on recall, teaching dogs to play better with others, impulse control and general obedience.
We do not provide more involved training/behavioral modification for aggressive dogs or dogs with serious behavioral problems. We have a zero tolerance policy toward aggressive dogs. If you need heavy dog training we can provide a reference.

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