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.

$25 - 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 $25 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(s) will stay in the comfort of its own home while you are away. Our pet sitters 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. We use a team approach, unless you request Luxury Pet Sitting Services, and schedule staff in shifts so you may have multiple pet sitters but we always have someone available in case of emergencies. 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.


20 minute visits $25 for each weekday visit; $30 for each weekend visit- Great for dogs that need a good balance between sniffing and walking. This seems like the good 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 $15/visit on holidays).

25 minute visits $28 for each weekday visit; $33 for each 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 $15/visit on holidays).

30 minute visits $30 for each weekday visit; $35 for each 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 $15/visit on holidays).

35 minute visits $34 for each weekday visit; $39 for each weekend visit - Good for dogs that require a longer walk in the neighborhood and need a meal time feeding. (Please add an additional $15/visit on holidays).

40 minute visits $36 for each weekday visit; $41 for each 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 $15/visit on holidays).

45 minute visits $38 for each weekday visit; $43 for each weekend visit - Good for dogs that require longer walks, play, and supervised feedings. (Please add an additional $15/visit on holidays).

50 minute visits $40 for each weekday visit; $45 for each 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 $15/visit on holidays).

60 minute visits $42 for each weekday visit; $47 for each weekend visit - Good for dogs that require a significant amount of exercise, play, and supervised feedings. (Please add an additional  $15/visit on holidays).

Luxury Dog Sitting services $50 for each weekday visit; $55 for each weekend visit - Angela, the owner of Pawsitive Dawg, will provide ALL of the dog sitting visits (and we will assign one back up sitter for emergencies). Visit lengths will be between 30 minutes. (Please add an additional $15/visit on holidays).

Hangout with my pet (staff remote work from my home for 60 minutes) $25 for each weekday visit; $30 for each weekend visit - Good for dogs that need some extra time with someone just being in the house. We will not be actively engaging with your pet for the entire 60 minutes and will be working remotely from your home. This service must be added on to an already scheduled Dog Sitting service to lengthen the visit by 60 minutes and cannot serve as a substitute for any dog sitting service. This service is only available between 7-10am or after 3pm during the week, and on weekends between 10-4pm.

Holiday Charge - Please add an additional $15/visit for any visit scheduled on New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

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ALMOST OVERNIGHT SERVICES

Our almost 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 without the pet sitter actually sleeping there. We do all of the little extras as well as part of our standard visits (feed, play, 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. 


Extended Evening Visit $80 for each weekday visit; $85 for each weekend visit - Good for dogs that like to go for an evening walk and then snuggle or play in the evening before bed. Your pet sitter will arrive around between 6:30-7:00pm and stay for two hours in the evening. (Please add an additional $15/visit on holidays).


Extended Morning + Evening Visit $120 for the two weekday visits; $130 for the two weekend visits - Good for dogs that need extra company in the evening and in the morning. Your pet sitter will arrive around between 6:30-7:00pm and stay for two hours in the evening and then return around 7am and stay for an hour in the morning. (Please add an additional $15/visit on holidays).


OVERNIGHT SERVICES

In Your Home - Our overnight pet sitting service in your home 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, play with your dog, and sleep over from 10pm - 5am. 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. We only offer this service to our regular dog walking clients who receive 3+ services each week.  Please contact us for options and pricing.


In Our Home - Our overnight pet sitting service in our home is a great option for dogs that are used to being away from home when their owners go away. Your dog must be OK with us leaving for a few hours here and there while we do other walks during the day. We only offer this service to our regular dog walking clients who receive daily M-F dog walking services each week.  Please contact us for options and pricing.


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

Travel Charges (PER VISIT)

*0-15 minutes of travel time FREE

*16-20 minutes of travel time $5 + the cost of mileage

*21-25 minutes of travel time $10 + the cost of mileage

Additional Dogs $5 per dog per visit

After Hours Fee $10 per visit (for visits that must be done before 7:00am or after 8:30pm)

Key Exchange Fee $10 per visit (For apartment buildings where we have to pick up and drop off keys/fobs at each visit

**Location**

Waltham, MA

**Services Areas**

Waltham

Belmont

Watertown

Parts of Newton (West Newton, Newtonville, Nonantum, Auburndale)

Parts of Lexington, Lincoln, and Weston

**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 Pro Pet Hero.