Q: Is there any criteria my dog must meet to go on walks?
A: Yes, all dogs must be fully vaccinated, licensed by the city of Toronto, be friendly and sociable with other dogs. Dog licensing is very simple & inexpensive to complete. For more information visit the City of Toronto – Animals & Pets website.
Q: Where will you take my dog for a walk?
A: We will walk around your neighbourhood. I will try to take different routes/streets each time to keep your dog stimulated. We often walk through West Deane, Ravencrest, Centennial, or Elmcrest Parks as well.
Q: When do I pay for your services?
A: For Walks/Puppy Visit: payments for services are due each Monday for the week.
For Pet Sitting: Full payment is due at least 3 days before commencement of visits.
Q: How do I pay for your services?
A: I am currently accepting email transfer, cash and cheque payments. Cheques should be made out to Patricia Morais.
Q: Will you walk my dog when it is raining, or snowing?
A: We will walk your dog rain or shine. During extremely cold or hot days walks will be reduced to potty break. During the winter, it is recommended that dogs have booties to protect their foot pads from salt & ice. For short haired dogs it is also suggested that they have a doggy coat to keep them warm. In warm weather I will have fresh water for the dogs to drink.
Q: What type of discipline will you use with my dog?
A: I will be using a treat based system and/or verbal commands during my walks.
Q: Will I need to provide a key?
A: Yes, you will need to provide a key so I can pick up your dog. Only I will have access to the keys & my client’s keys will be kept in a locked box.
Q: What are your hours of operation/when will my dogs be walked?
A: Most dogs will be walked Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm, with the exception of Petting Sitting which will have walks on weekends and visits in the evening. Evening and weekend service is available for additional fee for those on shift work.