Dog Walking FAQs
What are the requirements for dog excursions?
In order for dogs to join my excursions, they must be non-aggressive towards humans and dogs. They must be current on vaccinations (Rabies & DHLPP). They must be spay or neutered and at least 6 months of age. They must be wearing a current city license. Dogs also need to be wearing a harness. I use my own leashes so you can leave yours at home.
Who will be taking my dog out?
I, Kristi, am the owner and sole service provider for Pets Dig Me. I form a relationship with both the dogs I care for and their owners. Dogs are less anxious and more comfortable when they see the same smiling face each day so I do not use employees or independant contractors. My clients are entrusting their companions and their homes to me, and I take that responsibility very seriously. You can feel at ease knowing that you will always get me, someone with experience who cares and whom you and your dog can trust on each and every service. I've been walking dogs professionally since 2001 and I love it!
Does my dog need to be on a regular schedule?
Yes your dog will need to be set up on some regular weekly schedule, 2x per week minimum is preferred for consistency in my program. I might be able to accommodate one day per week requests, however, I will need flexibility on moving the day around when necessary for once a week clients. I'm flexible on schedule changes. I leave space availability specifically for add on days and I'm pretty easy breezy about cancellations (no fees) when necessary, however, I'd always appreciate my clients doing make up days for cancellations unless it's a holiday or vacation. I am happy to provide a flexible service to accommodate my clients' busy changing schedules.
Are you licensed, bonded and insured?
Yes I am licensed in the city of Seattle and the state of Washington. I am insured and bonded through Pet Sitters Associates.
What do you transport my dog in?
I drive a Honda Element (the ultimate doggie vehicle)! We have heat and air conditioning/tinted windows and a sunroof for extra ventilation. No furry carpeting material inside at all, just easy to clean interior.
Do you have a discount for 2-dog families?
I'm sorry, I just can't offer a discount for families with a second dog, I wish I could. These excursions are long in duration and with the extra costs of commuting to walking destinations, I need all spots to be paying full rate for me to be able to offer this great activity.
How will I know how my dog is doing?
I send daily photo galleries directly to my clients via email so they can see their pups having fun with their pals on their daily adventures. I will let you know any pertinent details on how things went. I'm of course always available to my clients to chit chat about anything as well!
What takes place at the introductory meeting?
At the free no-obligation introductory meeting, we all get aquainted, humans and canines, at your residence. We can cover any questions you or I may have. If both you and I feel we are a good match, I will have you fill out some paperwork covering service details. I will also need to get a key or key pad code from you so that I can access your home. I offer a free trial excursion where I take your dog out on a walk, solo. This will allow your dog and I to get to know one another before I buddy them up with a pal. I make these meetings on weekends to allow for time to take your dog out on an excursion right after out meeting.
How do I get started?
Just go to the CONTACT PAGE where you will find a list of questions I will need to know from you as well as my email address. If everything sounds good we can set up a meeting.