Whether you’re taking a few weeks off for vacation or will just be out of town for a day or two, Paw Pals Pet Sitting is here to love and take care of your pup anywhere in Northern Virginia.
Paw Pals provides a wide variety of personalized and loving in-your-home and out-of-home dog sitting services to keep your dogs happy and healthy while you’re away. We are a locally owned and operated business with a great team of fully vetted pet sitters and dog lovers at heart. Our dog sitting services are flexible and designed to help out dog owners who care deeply about their dogs and do not want them put into boarding or a kennel while they’re away.
- 1 Paw Pals Dog Sitters
- 2 Vacation Visits
- 3 Overnight House & Dog Sitting
- 4 Bed & Biscuit Overnight Dog Sitting
- 5 Additional Services
- 6 Dog Sitting Policies
- 7 2018 Holiday Schedule
Paw Pals Dog Sitters
Paw Pals sitters are highly trained and fully certified professionals who will guarantee the “Best Care for your Best Friend” in all of Northern Virginia. Each of our sitters will care for your dogs just as you would and will love your dogs as if they were our own—because each of them are puppy parents as well! We give your dogs the interaction, exercise, and love they crave while helping to keep them in their regular routines while you’re away.
Paw Pals is licensed, bonded, fully insured, and our sitters are 100% PetTech certified in Pet CPR and First Aid. For your convenience, we offer regular Vacation Visits (non-overnight), In-Home Overnight Dog & House Sitting, and our Bed & Biscuit service where your dog stays overnight at a Paw Pals pet sitter’s home. Each of our services can be paired with our House Sitting and Garden Watering service where our pet sitters look after your home while you’re away.
Paw Pals pet sitters love to care for and play with your dog while keeping them happy in their regular routines while you’re away. This helps minimize anxiety, stress, and loneliness for your dog, as well as keeping them stimulated at regular intervals. Vacation Visits are available from anywhere between 30-60 minutes depending on your preferences. Vacation Visits include walks, playtime attention and affection, brushing, treats, fresh food and water, cage cleaning (if needed), and medication administration. Our pet sitters are also able to take care of minor household tasks while you’re away to help secure your home and make it seem as if someone were home, like bringing in papers and mail, alternating lights, opening and closing blinds, and watering house plants.
For the wellbeing of your dogs, they will require at least 3 visits per day while you’re away. This keeps them happy, healthy, and stimulated to avoid any misbehavior or home damage.
Vacation Visit Pricing
|Dog Visits||Standard Visit||Extended Visit||Deluxe Visit|
|Visit Duration||30 Minutes||45 Minutes||60 Minutes|
|Ideal For||Typical dogs and energetic puppies; may have 1-2 cats as well (Usually 3-5 visits daily)||Dogs requiring more play time, walking, and attention; may have 1-2 cats as well (Usually 3-5 visits daily)||Dogs requiring more play time, walking, and attention; may have 1-2 cats as well (Usually 3-4 visits daily)|
|Extra Dog (Each)||$5.00||$5.00||$5.00|
- Walk, Playtime, Brushing, Treats
- Fresh food and water at scheduled visit
- Medications, if required (see medication administration)
- Attention and love as if they were our own!
Overnight House & Dog Sitting
If you’re reluctant to leave your dogs alone at night, our sitters can come to your home and stay with your pets overnight with our Overnight House & Dog Sitting service. Overnight Dog Sitting includes a 30 minute walk for your dogs in the evening and in the morning, as well as walks, playtime, brushing, treats, fresh food and water, medication administration, and attention and love as if they were our own! In addition, our sitters will bring in all mail and papers, water your houseplants, open and close blinds, alternate lights, adjust thermostats and take out or bring in the trash and recycling. Our sitters are always respectful of and courteous toward your home, and will leave it at least as well as they found it—guaranteed.
A Paw Pals dog sitter will stay with your dog or dogs overnight. Overnight stays are for 12 hours with arrival times between 7-10 PM. Included is a 30 minute walk for your dogs in the evening and in the morning. Additional mid-day visits may be scheduled as needed.
Note: Subject to sitter availability.
Overnight House & Dog Sitting Pricing
|Cost Per Night||# of Dogs|
|$10.00||Per Additional Dog|
Dog Sitting Includes
- Walks, playtime, brushing, treats
- Fresh food and water at scheduled visit
- Medications, if required (see medication
- Attention and love as if they were our
House Sitting Includes
- Bringing in papers, mail, and packages
- Watering house plants
- Opening/Closing blinds
- Alternating lights
- Taking out/Bringing in trash and
Bed & Biscuit Overnight Dog Sitting
If you don’t want your best friend to be alone at night but prefer not to have a dog sitter stay in-house while you’re away, your well-behaved dogs may stay overnight at a Paw Pals pet sitter’s home with our Bed & Biscuit Overnight Dog Sitting service. Bed & Biscuit staycations are for 24 hours, and include three walks a day, feeding, a comfy bed, medication administration, and lots of TLC. Each stay is highly personalized to allow your dogs to continue with their typical routine as closely as possible. Dogs are treated as part of the family when they stay with our sitters, and you’ll return home to find them with a smile on their face! To be eligible for Bed & Biscuit, dogs must be social, friendly, house trained, and be current on their shots and flea and tick medication.
Bed & Biscuit Overnight Dog Sitting Pricing
|Cost Per 24 Hour Period||# of Dogs|
|$25.00||Per Additional Dog|
Dog Supply Pick-up
We can shop at your preferred specialty store or the nearest pet supply store to pick-up any of the food, supplies, or litter, etc, a pet owner needs and is unable or unavailable to do. Whether someone is just too busy or is out of town, Paw Pals dog sitters and pet sitters can get all of the supplies your pets need to stay cute.
Dog Transportation / Dog Taxi Service
Paw Pals Pet Taxi service is able to help dog owners more effectively manage their time, and can be very useful for when an owner is unavailable or on vacation. With this service, we can transport pets to the groomer, to the vet, or other places they might need to go in our service area. We will be able to remain with a pet through the entire visit in order to reassure and give them the attention they need. Paw Pals requires our clients to make prearranged payments with their groomer or vet, and we must also require our clients to be reachable to make any important decisions during these visits. This service is available by appointment and can include up to 2 pets, with an additional charge for more pets.
Dog Medication Administration
Your Paw Pals Pet Sitter has training to administer pet medications. In most cases, pets will take the medication with a little coaxing, or willingly, and administering medication in food or treats would not require an additional charge when feeding your pets. However, medications including subcutaneous fluids and injections such as insulin require additional expertise, and an add-on fee.
Dog Waste Pickup
Sometimes dog owners are not able or available to pick up all of the dog piles in the yard. Nobody wants a shoe emergency on their hands, so our Poopie Patrol service can handle the realities of this task. This can be performed by Paw Pals as an add-on to a regular pet sitting or dog sitting visit, or can be scheduled as a separate service.
Dog Sitting Policies
Paw Pals has policies and procedures in place for certain situations which include:
First and foremost, our professional dog sitters put safety first. We do our absolute best to make sure there is nothing that could go wrong during any of our visits. Each of our dog sitters and pet sitters is certified in PetTech PetSaver First Aid and CPR and must recertify every two years in order to keep up with the best safety practices which could save the life of a pet in an emergency. Each of Paw Pals dog sitters and pet sitters is truly an animal lover, and that is how we can always provide the care and attention your dogs crave during the day.
New Client Setup / Meet & Greet
Before someone becomes one of our dog sitting or pet sitting clients, we require an initial “Meet & Greet” at your home to make introductions with you and each of your pets. We’ll take this time to discuss the needs of you and your pets and to determine a pet’s temperament and behavior and analyze whether a dog is an acceptable candidate for our dog sitting or pet sitting services. Once this has occurred, we can talk about a pet’s normal routine as we fill out all of our required paperwork and inform new clients on our policies and procedures.
We also use this as an opportunity for you to show us your pet’s routine, and for us to complete all the paperwork and go over our policies and procedures. However, you are under no obligation to obtain services as a result of this visit, and we reserve the right to refuse service if a pet is not a good candidate for our services.
If you attempt to book any of our pet sitting or dog sitting services with no more than 24 hours’ notice, there could be a $10.00 fee for a visit if we are able to meet the request.
For days when there is severe inclement weather, a $10.00 fee may apply. This policy is most often associated with a federal government shutdown or if Fairfax County Schools are closed.
2018 Holiday Schedule
|Holiday||2018||Extra Fee Per Visit||Max/Holiday|
|New Year’s Day||Jan 1st||$10.00||$25.00|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Jan 15th||$5.00||$15.00|
|President’s Day||Feb 19th||$5.00||$15.00|
|Easter Weekend||March 30th – April 1st||$10.00||$50.00|
|Memorial Day Weekend||May 26th – May 28th||$10.00||$50.00|
|4th of July Weekend||July 4th||$10.00||$50.00|
|Labor Day Weekend||Sept 1st – Sept 3rd||$10.00||$50.00|
|Columbus Day||Oct 8th||$5.00||$15.00|
|Veteran’s Day||Nov 12th||$5.00||$15.00|
|Thanksgiving Weekend||Nov 22nd – Nov 25th||$10.00||$50.00|
|Christmas Week||Dec 22nd – Dec 28th||$10.00||$50.00|
|New Year’s Eve||Dec 31st||$10.00||$25.00|