Neighborhoods We Service
Our in-home pet care services are offered in the following neighborhoods:
NW Philadelphia: Manayunk, Roxborough, East Falls, Andorra and Wissahickon
Lower Merion/Eastern Main Line: Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Belmont Hills, Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne, Merion Station, Narberth, Penn Valley, Penn Wynne, and Wynnewood
We also offer our pet taxi service (up to 5 miles) within our service areas for those trips to/from doggy daycare, the grooming salon, and a friend's house.
While we service Lower Merion Township, our service boundary does not include the Delaware County portions of Villanova, Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, etc.
Initial Consultation & Meet and Greet
Please review this page's information on all the services we offer, and if you have any questions or would like more information please email us via the contact form or give us a call. We're happy to provide more information and answer any questions you have!
Before booking services with us, it's essential that we get to know you, your pet and your pet's care routine. Once you've decided in-home pet sitting will meet your pet's needs and you've decided on the initial dates you'll need our help, it's time to schedule a Meet and Greet. This free initial consultation will allow us to tailor our services to your pet's individual needs, and it will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions before leaving your pet in our care. If you choose to hire us, this will also be the time we'll go over our Pet Care Agreement and collect two (2) sets of keys or discuss our lockbox option. Call or email us to schedule a meet and greet today!
Once a Meet and Greet time is scheduled, we will send you a welcome email to our pet sitting management app, Time to Pet. Time to Pet handles scheduling requests, storing client and pet care info, invoicing and payment, and communication between the sitter and the client. We expect all of our clients to use the application (desktop version and/or mobile app), and we're positive you'll love how easy it is to use!
For additional follow-up Meet and Greet consultations, a $15 fee will be assessed for 30-minutes.
Midday Dog Walking
Exercise and socialization are essential to keep your dog fit and healthy. Our walkers will take your pooch around the neighborhood and on local trails to explore and hunt out new scents. We encourage daily walks for maximum benefit, however we can also provide walks as often or as little as you need.
Rates per walk:
- 15 minutes: $12 ($14/walk effective January 1, 2018)
- 30 minutes: $18
- 45 minutes: $24
- 60 minutes: $30
- Each additional dog: $5 per walk
Rates apply for midday walks occurring Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. If walks occur outside of the listed timeframe, they are considered pet sitting visits and will be billed as such. We currently do not offer consistent weekend walks.
Weekly scheduled walks do not occur on Federal holidays. If you still require your regular visit on these holidays, please let us know in advance so we can add you to the schedule.
Just welcomed a new puppy in your home and worried about what you’ll do on Monday? We provide the extra attention puppies need during the day, including a potty break, walk, playtime and feeding (if needed). We will also reinforce basic training commands as requested. This service is required for puppies under 6 months old, as we feel 30 minutes (or more!) allows your pup enough time with their sitter.
Rates per visit:
- 30 minutes: $20
- 45 minutes: $26
- 60 minutes: $32
- Each additional puppy: $10 per visit
Weekly scheduled visits do not occur on Federal holidays. If you still require your regular visit on these holidays, please let us know in advance so we can add you to the schedule.
In-Home Pet Sitting
With our pet sitting service, there’s no need to board your dog at a kennel or rely on a friend to stop by and feed your cat while you’re out of town. Your pet stays in the comfort of their home and receives personal care from our sitters during a set number of visits each day. We aim to maintain the usual routine as much as possible! Stuck late at work? We’re here to help last minute when you need us.
Our pet sitting services include potty breaks and walks for dogs, feeding and fresh water, scooping litter boxes, medication administering (if needed), and daily photo updates per request. As an added benefit, while we're in your home we can take in mail and newspapers, turn on/off lights, water indoor plants, alternate blinds and take trash and recycling out to the curb.
We care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, and small animals. Have a farm animal? We'll meet with you to see if we can fit your care needs.
Rates for 1 pet:
- 15 minutes: $14 ($16/visit effective January 1, 2018)
- 30 minutes: $20
- 45 minutes: $26
- 60 minutes: $32
- Each additional dog: $3/visit ($5/visit effective January 1, 2018)
- Each additional cat or small animal: $3/visit
For vacation sits, we require a minimum of 1 visit a day for cats & small animals and 3 visits a day for dogs except on departing/returning days.
Our Overnight Stay service includes an overnight sleepover at your home to give your pet the peace and comfort of having a loving sitter watch over them throughout the night. This premium service provides complete in-home care for your pets with a goal to maintain their usual routine and minimize anxiety as much as possible!
This service includes: an overnight stay in your home from 9pm-8am that covers care in the evening and in the morning. We require one midday visit each day following an overnight stay. Additional pet sitting visits may be added at an additional cost.
While in your home, the sitter will provide all necessary care for all the animals in the home including: potty breaks and walks, play time, feeding and fresh water, medication administering (if needed), scooping litter boxes, and daily photo updates. Additionally, we provide light house duties such as bringing in the mail/newspaper, alternating blinds and curtains, turning lights on/off, taking trash and recycling to/from the curb, and light indoor plant watering.
Rates include all pets in your home:
- Per Night: $75
- Holiday Rate Per Night: $95
- Additional pet sitting visits: priced as regular pet sitting visits
This service is booked on a first-come first-served basis, as we only have a certain number of pet sitters that are available to stay in client's homes overnight at any given time. We suggest booking in advance!
Need help getting your dog around town? We can drive your dog to the grooming salon, doggy daycare or other pet care facilities and take them back home when the appointment is done. Pet Taxi is offered for short distances (approx. 5-10 miles) within our service areas (NW Phila and Lower Merion)
Rates per ride:
- Approx. 5 mile trips: $15/way (ex. from daycare to home)
- If over 5 miles, additional fees may be assessed.
Please note that each taxi ride must be accompanied by a pet care service, such as a pet sitting visit or an overnight stay. We are not a pet transportation company, therefore we only provide short (5-10 miles) trips as a convenience to our clients.
For those who don’t have a pet, it can be hard to find someone reliable to stop in and check on the house while on vacation or during an extended period of time away.
Our sitters can stop in and provide the following standard services: take in mail and newspaper, turn on/off lights, water indoor plants, alternate blinds, take trash out, and monitor appliances to ensure things are in working order.
- Most Checkups: Varies depending on the services requested and length of time required. Minimum $20 per visit. Call us for a custom quote
- Plant Watering Only: $20 per visit for up to 30 minutes of watering. For large gardens and lawns, call us for a custom quote
Free Lockout Service
Since we'll have sets of your house keys, we are happy to unlock your door if you find yourself locked out of your home! Please call us if you get locked out, and if we are available someone will come by and unlock your door for you free of charge. This service is not guaranteed as it's only available if one of our staff members is able to physically get to your location in a timely manner.