Walk the Dog will take care of your pet's needs while you're away-at work or on vacation

Walk the Dog is highly recommended by veterinarians and clients. We offer thorough and reliable service, year-round. Plus, we're staffed with professional and caring pet sitters and dog walkers.

Daily Dog Walking
When you spend long hours at work, do you worry about leaving your pet alone?

Our daily dog walking will put you at ease by providing your pet with:

  • Midday relief (especially important for puppies and elders)
  • Playtime and exercise
  • Food, treats and fresh water
  • Plus lots of love and attention


Pet Sitting

Now when you travel, you can leave your pet in the comfort of your own home.

Services for your pet include:

  • Maintaining your pet's daily routine of exercise and diet
  • Administering medicine and vitamins
  • Preventing exposure to illness
  • Keeping your pet in a familiar enviroment to reduce stress while you're away
  • Taking care of other special needs by request

Added benefits for you:

  • Your mail will be brought in
  • Your plants will be watered
  • The peace of mind of knowing your home will appear lived-in
  • No need to impose on neighbors, relatives or friends.

Hours of Operation
7am to 9pm | 7 days a week | 365 days a year, weather permitting

Baltimore Service Areas
Spanky's
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Federal Hill
Otterbein
Locust Point
Ridgely’s Delight
Zim Zim
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Charles Village
Guilford
Hampden
Homeland
Roland Park
Original Northwood
Unleashed
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Fells Point
Little Italy
Harbor East
Butcher's Hill
Patterson Park
Canton
Highlandtown
Brewer’s Hill
Midtown
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mt. vernon
bolton hill
reservoir hill
westside


Scheduling
All scheduling requests must be made through the Walk the Dog Office (410)366.0400 or through email (please see our website for the correct email address)

  • Any requests for Dog Walking or Pet sitting Monday through Friday must be made 12 hrs in advance. All visit requests made with less than 12 hours notice may be subject to an additional fee of $2.
  • Any requests for Dog Walking or Pet sitting Saturday &/or Sunday must be made by 12p Thursday. Requests after this time will be taken schedule permitting and may be subject to an additional last minute fee.
"On Call" or Last Minute Requests
Walk the Dog will do its best to accommodate all requests, but cannot guarantee availability. Priority goes to those who have scheduled first. Additionally, all last minute requests may be charged an additional fee

Holidays
Walk the Dog does not assume daily dog walking visits during holidays. If your pet(s) will need care, we ARE available, but clients must call or email in advance to arrange visits. Please keep in mind that holidays are a busy time for us. In order to provide the best service, once we are fully booked we will not take any additional bookings.

Holidays 2013 Dates

(holiday scheduling & fees applied)

Easter 2013 Mar 30-31
Memorial Day 2013 May 25-27
Fourth of July 2013 Jul 4
Labor Day 2013 Aug 31 - Sept 2
Thanksgiving 2013 Nov 28 - Dec 1
Christmas & New Years 2013 Dec 24-Jan 1

Client Responsibilities
*Please make sure your pet is up to date on all shots, flea & tick treatments.

*Please disclose any & all pet behavioral issues. Walk the Dog cannot provide service for aggressive animals, those with a history of biting or pets whose vaccinations are not current. This is for the safety of both the pet sitter and the other animals we care for.

*All pets must wear identification tags with a contact number while in our care.

*All pets scheduled for walks must have an adequate leash & collar. Your pet must be easily controllable while being walked or cared for.

*In some instances, Walk the Dog may request alternate walking tools for your pet (i.e.>harness, shorter or non-retractable leash, etc.) The cost of such items will be the sole responsibility of the client.

*All areas of the home to which the pet has access must be pet-proofed. This includes any fences/gates/latches/doors or other devices meant to keep the pet inside or contained to an area of the home.

*Client must ensure Walk the Dogís access to the home and any necessary security system information. In the event that we are not given a working key &/or correct alarm information, the Client will be charged for the visit(s) as well as any additional visits to the home.

*Please notify Walk the Dog if there will be anyone else having access to your home while we are providing service.

*Walk the Dog, its Members, Independent Contractors, Affiliates or Agents will not be responsible for any costs, including but not limited to, fines or penalties charged by home monitoring companies, or state or local governmental or law enforcement agencies resulting from or relating to any false alarm triggered by Walk the Dog, its Members, Independent Contractors, Affiliates or Agents. Such costs shall be the sole responsibility of the Client.

Cancellations
*Monday through Friday, visits can be cancelled before 9am at no charge. Cancellations made after 9am will be charged. If client fails to cancel and Walk the Dog arrives for scheduled visit(s), client will be charged.

*Pet sitting or Weekend visits cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged. If client returns home early without notifying Walk the Dog, client will be charged for any attempted visits.

Frequent Cancellation

Even with giving the appropriate notice, please understand that frequent cancellations are unfair to other clients who may have not been able to book visits on a busy weekend/holiday. It also becomes difficult to maintain staff availability for the future. Your attention and understanding regarding this matter is greatly appreciated.

Cancellation of Service

Walk the Dog requires two (2) weeks notice for all service cancellations*. In the event that notice is not given, client will be charged the equivalent of 2 weeks of service.
*This applies only to regularly scheduled dog walking.

Weather Cancellations
Every effort will be made to provide uninterrupted services. Notification of cancellation due to snow (or inclement weather) will be made by 7am. In the case of pet sitting, it is strongly recommended that each client have an emergency contact that would be able to watch pets in the event we are prevented from travel. We are happy to work with your and your contact person in the event of severe weather.

In excessive temperatures or weather conditions, Walk the Dog will use its discretion if it is too dangerous for rigorous exercise. Visits may be adjusted to suit your pet's needs.