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Looking For A Dog Walker Near Beaver, PA?

Are you looking for a dog walker near Beaver, Pa?  You’ve come to the right place. Best in Pet Services has been in the business of caring for pets since 2007.

We have a great team of dog walkers. Our staff is back ground checked, fully trained, bonded, and insured. We are always out walking dogs in your neighborhood. Check out what your neighbors are saying about us on Angie’s List, Facebook, Google +, or reviews on our website by happy clients.

Just say the word walk and watch your dogs ears perk up, tail wag, there may even be some happy dog dancing take place. Dogs love walks!

Unfortunately for your dog, there may not be enough time in your busy day.  Work, errands, after school activities, make it difficult to fit in a daily walk.  You may work long hours and your dog has to hold it until you can make it home.  That’s where we can help.

Are you looking for a dog walker near Beaver, PA?

Dog walker near Beaver, Pa

How can our dog walking service benefit you and your dog?

  • No worries about rushing home from work to let your dog out
  • Daily exercise and mental stimulation for your dog
  • Breaks up a very long day for your dog.  It’s something they look forward to.
  • Helps hyper, energetic dogs release pent up energy so they aren’t so spastic when you get home from work
  • Daily walks help your pooch shed some unwanted pounds
  • Mental and physical stimulation improves the health and well being of your dog.

Would your dog like to have a break during the day?

We would love to help.  To find out more about our services, please give us a call at 724-513-2495.  We have a few options available for our Monday thru Friday dog walking clients.  Your pooch will thank you!

Read more on the benefits of daily dog walks:

How Much Does Dog Walking Cost?

Do Puppies Need A Dog Walker?

Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Dog Walker

7 Benefits Of Hiring A Dog Walker

 

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7 Benefits Of Hiring A Dog Walker

If you are like most pet guardians, you often feel tremendous guilt for leaving your best pal at home alone all day.  You know your dog will have a long,  boring day just waiting until you arrive back home.

You can ease your guilt and provide your pooch with a much needed midday break by hiring a dog walker.

Hiring a dog walker is not only beneficial for your dog but you as well.

Here are 7 benefits to hiring a dog walker.

Hiring a dog walker

1.  No need to worry all day about rushing home after work

There are times you may need to work late or need to run some errands after work. You already feel bad because your dog has spent a long day without going out to relieve himself.  Hiring a dog walker for a midday break will give you some flexibility to stay late at work or make a run to the store without feeling guilty or rushed.

2.  Attend after work socials

When you hire a dog walker, you can join your coworkers after work for dinner and drinks without fretting about your dog holding it for even more hours until you arrive home.  Go out and have fun worry free.

3.  No messes

Some puppies and senior dogs just can’t hold it for 8 plus hours a day while you are at work.  Having a professional pet sitter or dog walker come in midday to let your dog out will save you from coming home to pet messes.

4.  Dog has something to look forward to during the day

Your dog will be excited and look forward to a daily visit from his dog walker. Dogs love walks and adding an extra walk to his routine will give him something fun to do and look forward to while you are at work.

5.  Much needed potty break

All dogs no matter age or size could use a potty break throughout the day.  Your dog may be able to go long periods of time without relieving himself and not have an accident but it’s not good for your dog.  Just imagine trying to hold it for 8-10 hours everyday.  It would be quite uncomfortable.

6.  Exercise and stimulation

Daily walks are an excellent way for your dog to get some exercise and stimulation.  Mental and physical stimulation keeps your dog healthy and active.

7.  Alleviate loneliness and boredom

When dogs become bored, they will often develop unwanted behavior. Hiring a dog walker will help alleviate your dogs loneliness and boredom by providing an outlet for them to release energy and stimulate their senses.

How could you or your dog benefit from hiring a dog walker?

Related reading:

Should I Hire a Dog Walker – Angie’s List

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Policies for Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

Please take time to review Best in Pet Services 2015 policies for

pet sitting and dog walking.

Policies for pet sitting and dog walking

Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

 Effective July 1, 2015

 Scheduling:

All reservations, changes, and cancellations must be communicated through the Best in Pet Services office either by phone or through our online scheduling system.

We understand that texting and contacting us thru Facebook is convenient for you but we are out visiting pets all day and not in front of our schedule. So that we do not miss booking your service, please use online scheduling. No reservations are confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from us. Please confirm your schedule with us at least 3 days prior to your departure. These systems are in place so that no pet visits are missed. Online scheduling is available 24/7. Reservations are not confirmed until approved by Best in Pet Services.

Please send text or call to check on your pets while you are away during our office hours.

For services requested 24 hours or less, there will be a $5 charge per visit. Based on availability

 

Effective July. 1 2015, office hours will be as follows.

Mon thru Thurs: 8 am to 8 pm

Fri, Sat, Sun: 9 am to 3 pm

We will check for emergencies but all other calls after office hours will be returned the following business day. Thank you for respecting our time when we are off or with our own family and pets.

 

Payment Policy:

 All payment for pet sitting is due prior to Client’s departure date.

We accept local checks and PayPal.

Mail Checks to: Best in Pet Services PO Box 191, New Brighton, PA 15066.

Reservations made 7 days or less prior to Client’s service date are required to make payment in full thru PayPal.

Payment in full is due at time of reservation for first time Clients. Reservations will not be confirmed until payment is received.

For established Clients, payment in full is due at the Best in Pet Services office 7 days prior to the Client’s service date… If payment is not received prior to Client’s service date as stated above, Best in Pet Services reserves the right to cancel requested visits and client will be responsible for finding alternate care for their pets.

There will be a $20 late payment fee charged for all payments not received as stated above when service is provided.

 

Returned check fee is $40

 

Cancellation Policy:

Reservations are made to secure Client’s service dates and to plan and guarantee sitter availability for Client’s reservation dates. Best in Pet Services only accepts a certain number of reservations per day in order to provide the best care for your pets. When our schedule is filled, Best in Pet Services must decline other Client service request for those dates. Best in Pet Services understands that changes occur, we will do our best to accommodate changing schedules. Please notify Best in Pet Services as soon as possible of any changes so that we can service other Clients.

 

No refunds or credit for cancellations of 24 hours or less notice of start of service. This includes early arrivals home or late departures. NO REFUNDS will be issued for any cancellations. If you cancel service with at least a 2 day notice, credit will be applied to your account for the amount received.

 

Daily dog walking and mid-day services No refunds or credits for our discounted flat rate monthly service. For monthly service at regular rates, BIPS must be notified by 8 am of cancellations for that day to receive a credit on account. No credit will be given for notifications made after 8 am.

Referrals:

Referrals are the greatest compliment. When your friends, family, or colleagues book and pay for service with us, you will receive a credit of $25 and your referral receives a credit of $25 to use toward next service as a thank you.

Requirements for Pet Visits:

Cats All cats must be seen at least once in a 24 hour period.  For the safety and well being of your cat, we do not offer every other day cat visits.

Dogs There is a 3 visit minimum during a 24 hour period for dog care.  We often get requests to visit dogs twice per day but it is unfair to your dog to make them hold it for 12 hours at a time for days while you are away.  This is not advised for health reasons.

Sharing Pet Visits with Family or Friends:

Due to liability, Best in Pet Services does not share pet sitting visits with other individuals.  We will not provide part of the pet sitting services while others come in during any time to care for your pets while you are away.  This puts us in an awkward position. We have encountered too many unpleasant situations trying to work this out and no longer offer this type of arrangement.

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Rates:

Best in Pet Services will spend as much time as necessary to ensure your pet is well taken care of and has extra play time and pampering while you are away. We pride ourselves on spending quality time with your pets. Please select appropriate amount of time for your pets.

 Pet Sitting

  • 20 minutes – $20 per visit (1-2 pets only)
  • 30 minutes – $23 per visit
  • 45 minutes – $27 per visit
  • 60 minutes – $30 per visit
  • 3 or more consecutive hours – $24 per hour (for pets that need someone to hang out with them for some tv time or extended visits. Minimum 3 hours)
  • 10 hour overnights. 9 pm to 7 am – $85 per night (Limited availability)

24 hours or less notice – Add $5 per visit

No credits or refunds for services cancelled less than 24 hours even if service was booked less than 24 hours.
Dog Walking or Mid –Day potty break    (Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 4:00 pm)

Must be scheduled same days per week on an ongoing weekly schedule. If inclement weather poses a danger to walking the dog, we will provide outside potty break and inside play time or the dog walk can be rescheduled for another time.

New Flat Monthly Rate Discounted service – No Refunds or Credits

Must be scheduled same days per week on an ongoing weekly schedule with a minimum 3 months of service.

Payment due the first of the month. 20-25 Minutes

  •  5 days per week – $350 per month
  • 4 days per week – $300 per month
  • 3 days per week – $225 per month
  • 2 days per week – $150 per month

 

Regular Dog Walking Rates (Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 Must be scheduled same days per week on an ongoing weekly schedule.

Payment due the first of the month. Cancellations must be received by 8 am to receive

credit for the day.

  • 15 minutes – $18 per visit (quick let out for potty in yard – no walk)
  • 30 minutes – $20 per visit

 

Holidays $5 per each visit

New Year’s Eve                      New Year’s Day                     Easter Sunday             Memorial Day

Independence Day      Labor Day                   Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Eve Day     Christmas Day

       

Key Pickup/Drop off $15/each

Returned check fee $40

Travel Charges 0-8 miles free                        8.5-12 miles – add $5 per visit

We use Mapquest.com to look up miles from your home to our office at 5th Street in New Brighton, PA. Services outside of the area cannot always be accommodated.

Prices are subject to change and can be adjusted per individual needs.

Best in pet services provides professional dog walking and pet sitting in Beaver, New Brighton, Monaca, Rochester, and Beaver Falls, PA.

 

 

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How Much Notice Is Needed To Book Pet Sitting Service?

When we receive new inquiries for pet care, we are often asked how much notice is needed to book pet sitting service. We surely understand that life can’t always be perfectly planned and unexpected events happen.

A death, hospital stay, working late, or a last minute chance for a weekend getaway may leave you scrambling for pet care. Is it possible for a pet sitter to accommodate last minute requests?

How much notice is needed to book pet sitting service?

How much notice is needed to book pet sitting service

 

Improve Your Chances

To improve your chances for last minute pet care, it is suggested that you establish a relationship with a pet sitter before the unexpected happens. A pet sitting service is much more likely to be able to fit your request in if they already have all your information, a signed contract, house keys, and have previously met you and your pets.

No Guarantee

This however does not guarantee your pet sitter will be available.   If your pet sitter operates as a solo operation with no employees, independent contractors, or incidental help, they may not be able to fit you in so easily.

A pet sitting business who operates with staff may have more availability but they too at times have to turn away last minute requests. Professional pet sitters only accept a certain number of reservations per day in order to provide the best care for your pets. When the schedule is filled, any other service requests must be denied.

Plan In Advance When Possible

Most pet sitting clients reserve care for their pets well in advance, especially during summer and holidays.  This is a very busy time for pet sitters and the schedule fills up quickly.

If you do have an emergency or an opportunity to get out of town for a few days, you should still call your pet sitter.  They may be able to rearrange their schedule. Be prepared though that some times your pet sitter will have to tell you no, unfortunately they just can’t squeeze in one more pet visit. Offering to pay double will not help.  When schedules are full they are full and a professional pet sitter will not shorten those pet visits that were booked in advance to fit in more.

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed last minute pet care?  What did you do?

Best in Pet Services provides professional pet sitting and dog walking in Beaver County, PA. Our pet sitters and dog walkers are available in Beaver, New Brighton, Beaver Falls, Monaca, Rochester, and surrounding areas.

 

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How To Help Your Dog’s Back To School Blues

Summer is coming to an end.  Vacations will soon be over and the kids will go back to school.  Suddenly being alone could cause your dog’s  back to school blues.

During the summer months, there is more time to spend with your dog.  Longer days, time off, and nice weather allows your dog to be more active with the family.  When you are at work and the kids at school all day, your dog may become depressed, lonely, and bored.  He misses his family.

How To Help Your Dog’s Back To School Blues.

How to help your dog's back to school blues

Hire a professional dog walker.

Break up the long day by hiring a professional dog walker.  A dog walker will come mid day to take your dog out for a walk.  This provides your dog with a much needed break and some exercise.  Your dog will be so excited for the company but more for the walk.  All dogs know the word “walk” because it’s exciting and stimulating.

Take and early morning walk.

Get up early to spend some time with your dog before everyone leaves for the day.  Not only will the exercise be a great start to your day, it will help your dog release energy.  He will be calmer and more relaxed during the day. This will also help prevent unwanted, destructive behavior from boredom or pent up energy.

Leave fun toys or treats.

Interactive toys or special treats will keep your dog busy while you are gone.  Your dog will associate you leaving as something good.  This helps reduce your dogs stress and anxiety of you not being around.  Make sure to rotate toys so your dog doesn’t become bored with them.

What will you do to help your dog beat the back to school blues?

Best in Pet Services provides dog walking and pet sitting in Beaver County. The service area includes, New Brighton, Beaver, Beaver Falls, Rochester, Monaca, and surrounding areas.

 

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