Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Barking Trails?
Barking Trails is a Pet Service Provider who gives access to experienced pet-care professionals in your community. We provide dog walking, pet sitting, overnight care, and dog boarding 7-days a week.
Why should I use Barking Trails?
Dogs require daily mental and physical activity to stay happy and healthy. Barking Trails allows you to have the peace of mind without neglecting your dog’s daily needs.
Who will be walking my dog?
Before any service begins, we have a free consultation in your home to meet you and exchange all the necessary information. Our pet pros are people in your community who have lots of experience working with dogs of all kinds. They are passionate and 100% dedicated to the safety and and well-being of our client’s furry friends. Many of our Pet Pros have been lifelong dog walkers, vet techs, shelter volunteers, Humane Society advocates, and much more!
Is my dog safe? Do you screen your walkers?
Yes! Trust and safety are our top priorities. We only select the best-of-the-best to become a part of our team. We thoroughly vet and interview all our pet pros on dog-handling experience to ensure you get top quality people you can trust, and feel comfortable with walking your dog. All walks, boardings, and sittings are insured and bonded through the Pet Sitters Associates.
Can the walker be the same person each day, so my dog gets used to him/her?
Yes, you will have the same walker each day who will be introduced to you during our initial consultation. Back up walks are provided by either the owner or another local walker who you will have met beforehand.
What if I have more than one dog?
If you have more than one dog in your household, we will walk all of them together upon request. Each additional dog in your household is $4 extra per walk.
Do you provide service on Holidays? If so do you have any additional charges?
We provide pet services services on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day upon the availability of our pet pros. We charge an additional $5 per visit on these holidays. Barking Trails is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
What if my dog has special needs?
No problem. You can note any special needs arrangements your dog requires and explain them during the meet and greet.
How much does a Barking Trails dog walk cost?
Barking Trails dog walks are priced based on the walk length. We offer 15, 30, 45, and 60 minute walks. Our rates range from $15 – $30.
What about keys? Do I need to need to have keys before the consultation?
Yes, please have 2 copies of your house key available for us before we begin services. One key will be for the walker and the other key will be stored as a backup key. We would rather use a the garage door if available.
Is my home safe?
Absolutely. Barking Trails is committed to creating a community of trust and transparency. Your home is protected up to $1,000,000 when you book a Barking Trails dog walking or sitting service.
We are unique in being very easy going about cancellations. You have until 9am walker shows up to cancel a scheduled walk. At that point you will be charged. Otherwise, we generally do not charge for cancelled walks.