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Services & Rates

This is our full-time occupation.  It is our pleasure and intent to develop a strong, long-term relationship with your best friend. Therefore, we do not walk your dog with other dogs.  We give your dog our full attention.   

Please contact Sammy to discuss quotes for other related dog services you may need such as dog feeding, transportation, sitting, or play and we will do our best to accommodate your individual needs.

All of our dog walkers are insured and bonded! 

 

Meet and Greet

​The first step in starting dog walking and dog boarding is a meet and greet.  During this appointment we will meet with you and your pets and discuss how we can best meet your needs.  The appointment normally lasts about 30 minutes and costs $15.  We look forward to meeting with you!

Dog Walking

The Rates Below are for one dog
*Add $3 for (2) dogs & $6 for (3) dogs
*Add $3 for Early Morning (Before 10am) or Late Evening (After 5pm)

Weekday Walk or Visit

20 minutes:  $17

30 minutes:  $25

45 minutes:  $35

60 minutes:  $45

Weekend Walk or Visit

        20 minutes:  $20       

30 minutes:  $30

45 minutes:  $40

60 minutes:  $50

 

*Each holiday walk or visit:  Add $10
​*S
teady clients pay normal rates except on the actual holiday

 

Friendly Reminders:
+Our last walk is 6:30pm
+Live off the beaten path?  A $3 charge will be added for each walk, see 'Off the Beaten Path' below
+Dog Walking Holidays = Easter, Memorial Day Weekend (5/24-27), July 4, Labor Day Monday,
​Thanksgiving (Nov 23 - Nov 26), December 24th through January 1st


+If a client requests a dog-run or visit to the dog park, Sammy’s Dog Walking LLC does not accept or assume responsibility if your dog is bitten or attacked in any way, shape or form from another dog.
 

Starting June 1, 2023 there will be a $5 increase in 45 & 60 minute walks

Each holiday walk or visit:  add $10

Steady clients pay normal rates except on the actual holiday

This will also apply to weekend walks as well as weekday walks.
45 min walks will be 35.00 weekdays
45 min walks will be 40.00 weekends


Early-AM, & Late PM will still be 3.00 add on


60 min walks weekdays will be 45.00
60 min walks weekends will be 50.00

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Rate Increases Effective September 4, 2023

20 minute walk:  $17 for one dog (add $3 per dog)

Dog Boarding at YOUR House:  $75 (add $5 for a second dog)

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Dog Boarding

 

Boarding At YOUR House

1 Dog (24 Hours): $70
Holiday Rate: $80


Short Term Boarding: $20/hr
(After 3 Hours it becomes 24 hour rate)

Daily Add-Ons:
+$5 = each additional dog (up to 3)
+$5 = Administer medicine
+$10 = Change your cats' litter pan, water & food dish
​​+$10 for excessive walks (3 per day is included)

Boarding At OUR House

1 Dog (24 Hours): $60
Holiday Rate: $70
Short Term Boarding: $20/hr
(After 3 Hours it becomes 24 hour rate)

Daily Add-Ons:
+$25 = each additional dog (up to 3)
+$5 = Administer medicine
​​+$10 for excessive walks (3 per day is included) 

 Friendly Reminders:
+We only board 1-2 dogs at a time
+Our dog-friendly house has a doggie-door, large deck and large fenced in secure yard.

+All dogs over 6 months old must be neutered or spayed.
+A 50% deposit is required at the time of reservation.
+Dog Boarding Holidays = Easter, Memorial Day Weekend (
5/24-27), July 4,

Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving (11/23-26) and Dec 24 - Jan 1

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Dear Valued Customers – 
Thank you for your continued service and support of Sammy’s Dog Walking.  We wanted to let you know of an update to our policy.  Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day (
5/24-27), July 4th and Easter Break) tend to be a very busy time for our pet sitting business and we often have to turn away customers because we don’t have enough staff to accommodate all of the requests.  Unfortunately, over the past year, far too many of these scheduled dates have ended up cancelling at the last minute, not only causing us to lose out on needed and planned revenue, but other valued clients to miss a chance for services that we could have provided to them instead.
 
As a result, the company has been forced to implement a 50% non-refundable cancellation policy upon commitment to one of our pet sitting engagement
s.  This ensures that your spot is held and encourages a serious desire to follow-thru as planned.  Again, thank you for your continued business and we look forward to spending time with your beloved fur babies.

Cat Care
​We are happy to announce that we also provide cat sitting services.  One of our team members will stop by to scoop the litter box, put out fresh food and water and provide plenty of love and attention.  Visits typically last 20 minutes.  While there we can also water plants and bring in the mail.  We charge $15 for weekday visits and $20 for weekend visits.

*4 or more cats?  Add an additional $3 per visit

 

 

Transport Services

Do you have trouble finding time to take your dog to daycare or vet visits?  We are pleased to announce that we now offer Dog Transportation Services!  We can pickup and bring your dog to daycare, vet visits or anywhere else around town.  We love walking dogs - one way trips during the week are $25 and weekend trips (if available) are $30 one way.

 

 

For Those Traveling to Charlottesville

 

Offering dog walking and dog sitting services to those traveling to Charlottesville with their pets!

Charlottesville has many pet friendly hotels (such as Omni or Homewood Suites) that know us and recommend us for these occasions.  Weddings, ceremonies and any type of function that is going to keep you away longer then your dog can wait or has separation issues we can provide a pet care provider to stay with your pet.

20 min weekday walk or visit:  $15
20 min weekend or holiday walk or visit:  $25

Other Considerations

A copy of our service agreement can be found here.

Cancellation Policy:

Our cancellation policy is in place because we highly value our professional dog walkers' time and personal commitments outside of Sammy's Dog Walking Service. Please read our cancellation policy carefully. 

A 24-hour advance notice is required for cancellations on all days in order to receive a full credit towards future services.  If a cancellation has not been submitted and our walker arrives at your home to provide care, your account will be charged for the full amount.

Changes in Dog Walker:
If we need to have a different walker for your pet, you will be notified beforehand in the event you would like to meet them.  A picture and bio of all of our walkers can be found here.  


All of our dog friendly walkers are bonded and insured.

For Clients off the Beaten Path:
We serve clients throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County.  We are happy to serve clients throughout Albemarle County even if it means a longer commute and increased gas expenses for our walkers.  A $3 charge will be added to each walk and will be discussed during the initial Meet and Greet.

Unexpected Accidents Upon Arrival:

Occasionally when we arrive at a clients house, our furry friend has had an accident in their crate or in the house.  Rather than leave the accident inside the crate or on the floor, our walkers diligently clean up which may result in slightly longer times at the house & higher rates.  This policy also applies to similar tasks such as putting on diapers 

(IE a 20 minute walk can end up being 30 minutes)

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