Pawsitive Dawg

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Our Pet Sitting Services for Dogs

WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS BUT SPACE IS LIMITED AND IS BASED ON PET SITTER AVAILABILITY


Initial Booking Consultation 30 minutes
At the Meet and Greet, we answer questions, transfer keys, and tour your home while discussing detailed instructions on how to care for your pets.  This required meeting must be scheduled at least 7 days prior to the start of any service with the exception to our Paws-In-Demand Pet Sitting Services.

FREE - You will meet with one of the owners to review detailed pet care instructions.


$15 - You will meet with one of the owners and your dog walker/pet sitter to review detailed pet care instructions. If you require more than one dog walker/pet sitter and would like to meet with all of them, it will cost $15 per dog walker/pet sitter.

Advantages of Professional Pet Sitting Services

  • Your dog will be comfortable and safe in their own home and will maintain their normal routines as much as possible.


  • Your dog will receive one-to-one attention, the best care possible, and lots of love while you are away from our knowledgeable, confident, and compassionate staff.


  • You will have more flexibility with your schedule because we build the pet sitting schedule around when you are leaving and coming home.


  • We make your house look like it's lived in since we are there multiple times a day.


  • We have a team of pet sitters so if your regular pet sitter is out sick, services will continue in his/her absence.

  • We participate in on-going professional development. All of our pet sitters are trained with the same consistently high standards from the minute they join our team. This means you can rest assured that your beloved pets are receiving the best care possible from our knowledgeable, confident, and compassionate staff who are dedicated to maintaining and fostering the physical, social, and mental well-being your dog.


  • We are Pet First Aid/CPR certified and are trained to know what to do in the case of an emergency.


a tired dog is a happy dog!

In-Home Pet Sitting for Dogs

Prices listed below are for visits scheduled between 7:00am - 8:30pm for one dog.

Please scroll down the page for additional fees that may apply.


Your dog will stay in the comfort of its own home while you are away.  Our pet sitter will come to visit to feed, give fresh water, to walk, and/or play with your dog. We do all of the little extras as well as part of our standard visits (bring in mail, turn on/off lights, water plants, and make your home look like someone is home).


Every dog has unique needs so we create an individualized pet sitting plan. For the safety and comfort of your dog(s) while you are away, we must provide a minimum of 3 visits in a 24 hour period. When we are pet sitting for 7+ days, we must provide a minimum of two hours of service within a 24 hour period spread out over 3-4 visits. 


25 minute visits $25 per weekday visit; $30 per weekend visit -  Great for dogs that need a good balance between sniffing and walking. This seems like the perfect length for most dogs to do their business and get a good walk in. (This option is only available when we schedule 4 visits per day and the other meal time visits are at least 30 minute visits). (Please add an additional $5/visit per dog).


30 minute visits $27 per weekday visit; $32 per weekend visit - Our most popular choice. Good for dogs that require a longer walk in the neighborhood and need a meal time feeding. (Please add an additional $5/visit per dog).


35 minute visits $30 per weekday visit; $35 per weekend visit - Good for dogs that require a longer walk in the neighborhood and need a meal time feeding. (Please add an additional $5/visit per dog).


40 minute visits $32 per weekday visit; $37 per weekend visit - Good for dogs who may need additional time warming up to a new pet sitter or require longer walks, play, and supervised feedings. (Please add an additional $5/visit per dog).


45 minute visits $34 per weekday visit; $39 per weekend visit - Good for dogs that require longer walks, play, and supervised feedings. (Please add an additional $5/visit per dog).


50 minute visits $36 per weekday visit; $41 per weekend visit - Good for dogs who may need additional time warming up to a new pet sitter and require a good balance between sniffing and walking in order to do their business, and supervised feedings. (Please add an additional $5/visit per dog).

           

60 minute visits $38 per weekday visit; $43 per weekend visit - Good for dogs that require a significant amount of exercise, play, and supervised feedings. (Please add an additional $5/visit per dog).


Holiday Charge - Please add an additional $10/visit for any visit scheduled on New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.


Overnight Services

Our overnight pet sitting service is a great option for dogs to stay in the comforts of their own home and get extra attention and snuggle time. It's the next best thing to you actually being home. Our pet sitter will come to visit to feed, give fresh water, to walk, and/or play with your dog and sleep over from 10pm-6am. We do all of the little extras as well as part of our standard visits (bring in mail, turn on/off lights, water plants, and make your home look like someone is home). We can individualize this service to meet the needs of your dog but we must pay our staff for each hour they are at your house. If you are a current client, please contact us for additional options and pricing.


Overnight $150 for one dog for each weekday; $155 for each weekend; $160 for each weekday holiday; $165 for each weekend holiday. This services includes a 15 minute bedtime potty break, an 8 hour overnight, and a 30 minute breakfast visit. (Please add $5/day for each additional dog)


Overnight + one mid-day visit for one dog $175 for each weekday; $185 for each weekend; $195 for each weekday holiday; $205 for each weekend holiday. This service includes a 15 minute bedtime potty break, an 8 hour overnight, a 30 minute breakfast visit, and a 30 minute mid-day visit between 2-3pm. (Please add $10/day for each additional dog)


Overnight + two additional visits for one dog $200 for each weekday; $215 for each weekend; $230 for each weekday holiday; $245 for each weekend holiday. This service includes a 15 minute bedtime potty break, an 8 hour overnight, a 30 minute breakfast visit, a 30 minute mid-day visit between 10-1pm, and a 30 minute dinner visit between 4-5pm. (Please add $15/day for each additional dog)


Paws-In-Demand Pet Sitting Service (with less than 48 hours notice)

We completely understand that things happen in life and you may be in desperate need of a reliable, professional pet sitter. To meet the needs of people who require last minute pet sitting services, Angela and Trisha have teamed up to offer a brand new service called Paws-In-Demand. You don't have to worry about leaving your dog(s) in the hands of complete strangers. They both have over 25+ years of pet care experience and excellent references so you can be confident that your pet will be well taken care of! We will do our very best to be there within a 4 hour window if you have requested same day or next day service. Unfortunately, weekend and holiday services may NOT be available at this time.


Your dog will stay in the comfort of its own home while you are away.  Angela and/or Trisha will come to visit to feed, give fresh water, walk, and/or play with your dog. We do all of the little extras as well as part of our standard visits (bring in mail, turn on/off lights, water plants, and make your home look like someone is home). We must provide a minimum of 3 visits each day for dogs.

  • Same day or next day services available
  • Only available in Waltham, Belmont, and Watertown
  • All animals must be friendly with strangers and up to date with Rabies vaccinations
  • We will need two sets of keys (or one set and access to a lockbox or coded entry) before we can start services
  • Please create an online account and fill in all of the required information in order to have your reservation reviewed
  • Once your account has been approved, all services must be paid in full before any service is provided
  • A Meet and Greet is strongly recommended but not required in the case of an emergency

Three 30 minute visits/day for one dog

$100 for each weekday; $115 for each weekend; $130 for each weekday holiday; $145 for each weekend holiday. This service includes a 30 minute breakfast visit between 6-8am, a 30 minute dinner visit between 1-3pm, and a 30 minute bedtime visit between 8-9pm (Please add $15 for each additional dog)


Four 30 minute visits/day for one dog

$130 for each weekday; $150 for each weekend; $170 for each weekday holiday; $190 for each weekend holiday. This service includes a 30 minute breakfast visit between 6-8am, a 30 minute mid-day visit between 10-1pm, a 30 minute dinner visit between 3-5pm, and a 30 minute bedtime visit between 8-9pm (Please add $20 for each additional dog)


Additional Fees - at times, we may charge fees in addition to the pet care costs.

Travel Charges (PER VISIT) - We use Google Maps, to look up the minutes from your home to our pet sitter's home.

0-15 minutes of travel time FREE

16-20 minutes of travel time $2 + the cost of mileage

21-30 minutes of travel time $5 + the cost of mileage

Key Exchange Fee $3 per visit (For apartment buildings where we have to pick up and drop off keys/fobs at each visit


**Location**

Waltham, MA


**Service Areas**

Waltham

Belmont

Watertown

parts of Newton (Travel Fees may apply)

parts of Lexington (Travel Fees may apply)

**Insured and Bonded**

Pawsitive Dawg is fully insured and bonded and is an official member of Professional United Pet Sitters and the Pet Professional Guild.


**Pet First Aid & CPR Certified**

All of our staff have been Pet First Aid & CPR certified through the American Red Cross or Pet Hero.