Services & Fees
Time for a Walk® offers a wide array of services including Daily Dog Walking & Pet Sitting, Overnight Pet Sitting, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Alternating of Lights/Curtains, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, and more all at affordable prices. Time for a Walk® specializes in dog walking and pet sitting services, offered in Arlington, and select areas of Alexandria and McLean, Virginia.
Free Initial Consultation*
At the initial consultation, we meet you and your pets, gather all information relevant for the visits, and discuss your needs and those of your pet. All prospective clients must provide two sets of house keys at the time of the initial consultation. One set of keys will remain with your pet's caregiver and the other will be secured at our office. If keys are not provided at the initial consultation, a $10 administrative fee will apply to accommodate their retrieval at a later date. Please double check any new keys to be certain they are working.
* Note: Historically most consultations last 30 minutes or less. An extended consultation fee will be applied to consultation time exceeding 30 minutes. FREE consultations are scheduled Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) between 9AM and 4PM.
Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Daily mid-day visits greatly assist in the maintenance of a housebreaking schedule. Proper housebreaking requires a consistent schedule of bathroom breaks for your puppy.
Cats and Other Pets
We specialize in helping cats, fish, rodents, reptiles, and virtually all other pets enjoy their days at home when their parents are unable to walk, feed, or otherwise care for them.
Walking, feeding and caring for your pet are not the only things we will do. We can clean litter boxes, turn on/off the lights, bring in the mail/newspaper, and water your plants. Each walk/visit is concluded with a hand-written note describing any notable activities related to the health and well-being of your pet.
Daily Visit Rates
Daily visit rates apply to customers wishing to use our services without committing to a monthly contract.
|Daily Visit Rates (Available 7 days/week 6AM – 11PM)|
|15 min visit||30 min visit||60 min visit|
**Due to insurance liability and workers compensation regulations, Time for a Walk® employees are no longer permitted to walk three or more dogs together. Time for a Walk® is more than happy to care for three or more pets within the same home, with yard visits, and or walking pets either individually, or in pairs (two dogs together, from the same home) assuming that the pets can be walked together safely.
Monthly Contract Rates; (M-F, excluding Holidays)
Customers requiring recurring dog walks or pet visits can take advantage of our competitive monthly contract rates. Monthly contract dog walking / pet sitting services are provided at approximately the same time once per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Please note: monthly contracts are not available for durations of less than three (3) consecutive calendar months. Please refer to the "holiday surcharge" section below for additional holiday information.
|Monthly Contract Visit Rates|
|15 min visit||30 min visit||60 min visit|
|3+ pets||Contact Us|
Overnight Pet & House Sitting
This is a great alternative for you and your pet!
We know how much of a hassle it is to kennel our pets, not to mention the stress on our pets and the guilt we as parents feel. With our overnight pet & house sitting, your pet(s) will experience the pleasure of staying in their own home while you're away. When you return, you'll be able to catch up with our hand-written notes detailing the highlights of our stay with your pet.
- Overnights are available 7 days a week, holidays too.
- Visits include caring for your pet (an evening walk and feeding, staying over-night, and a morning walk and feeding), checking mail, collecting newspapers, watering plants, and performing a cursory house check.
- An additional midday walk is recommended for dogs (see midday walk prices above)
Overnight Pet & House Sitting Rates
(up to 4 pets, for 5+ pets contact us)
|Standard||$100 per night||Includes a 30 minute visit between 5-7pm. Your sitter will return by 10pm for an overnight stay of 8 hours.|
|Deluxe||$120 per night||Your sitter will arrive between 6-8pm, remaining for an overnight stay of 12 hours.|
Does your pet need to be driven to the vet or another destination within the Washington metropolitan area? Time for a Walk® offers safe, reliable, insured pet transportation for your beloved pets at reasonable rates!
- $25 flat rate for the first 5 miles
- $1 per mile after the first 5 miles
- Waiting charge at pick-up or destination location prorated at $34/hr.
If your pet needs medications or supplements we are qualified and happy to help with that too.
- Medications or supplements (liquid or pill form) added to food or peanut butter; No charge.
- Administering pills or ointments - $3.00
- Injections - $5.00
- Sub Q Fluids - $10.00
For Cats and Small Pets (excluding dogs)
Visits scheduled on the day of, day before or the day after the following holidays will incur an additional Holiday fee of $25 per Holiday (charged once per Holiday). New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Visits scheduled on New Years Eve (after 5:00 PM)/New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas incur an additional Holiday fee of $25.00 per Holiday.
Reservation and Cancellation Fees
Visits scheduled or cancelled with less than 2 business days notice will incur an additional $15.00 fee as our caregivers must adjust their schedules to accommodate these late requests. Please Note: Time for a Walk® business days are defined as Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays.
Caregiver Meet & Greet Fee
Clients wishing to meet their assigned caregiver(s) may do so for an additional fee of $10.00. Please call the office to schedule your Meet & Greet session.
Clients requiring their Time for a Walk® keys on file to regain access to their homes will incur a lockout fee of $25.00 during normal business hours and $40.00 outside of normal business hours. Please Note: Time for a Walk® business hours are defined as Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays.