A Dog Walk in the Park - A Dog Walk in the Park


 Services

Our basic services include a quick 10-15-minute round-the-block relief break, or a 30- to 60-minute walk in the park.  We also offer 30-minute visits to one of the areas dog parks.  A morning walk combined with an afternoon dog park visit is highly recommended.  We bring our own balls/Frisbees to the dog park to give your dog a hearty workout and loads of fun.  We also offer emergency relief breaks in the evening when you can't get home in time (weekends upon availability).
 
A breakdown of our rates can be found here.

Policies

Health and Safety
 
We are trained in dog and cat first aid and carry with us on all walks first aid supplies, fresh water, and the phone numbers for local animal hospitals, the Animal Poison Control Center, and your veterinarian.  On our first visit, you will be asked to fill out a health record and veterinarian release for your dog.  We will require proof of up-to-date vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, and Bordatella.
 
Each dog must have a secure collar or harness, and an identification tag.
 
We do not walk aggressive dogs.
 
Dogs will only be allowed off-leash while inside a dog park, even during hours in which park rules allow dogs off-leash.
 
Reservations/Cancellations
 
Both reservations and cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance, and by Thursday at 9:00 p.m. for weekend walks.  For our regular customers on the Upper West Side, we will also do emergency relief walks on weekday evenings (weekends upon availability) if called no later than 9:00 p.m.
 
Regular walks are scheduled between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Please allow a two-hour window.
 
Payment
 
Payment is due in advance of services, on Friday before the following week's service, or by the first of the month for monthly services.  Payment may be made in cash, by check, or by credit card via Paypal.  A $30 fee will be required for all returned checks.
 
Access
 
We request two copies of keys to your apartment, unless keys can be left with your doorman.
 
Dropoff
 
We carry paw wipes with us to wipe off any mud, but please be sure to leave an old towel by the door available for rainy days.  We will fill your dog's water bowl before we leave.  Be sure to let us know if your dog should be confined in any given area/room, or given free run of your apartment.
 
Waiver
 
Before services begin, each client will be asked to sign a waiver of liability against A Dog Walk in the Park except in the case of gross negligence on our part.