Services and Fees

Complimentary Meet & Greet:

Initial client consultation is complimentary and can last anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour.  I recommend calling as early as possible to arrange for a “consult” visit so I can meet you and your pets. At this meeting, I will get to know your pets and establish the routine you would like for me to follow. 

Please have the following available for this meeting: Service Contract printed and completed, two (2) sets of keys, medication instructions, security system instructions, gate codes, and any other important information necessary. 

Dog & Cat Sitting:

Feel at ease knowing your pet is in good hands when you choose Happy Hound Cat and Dog Services based in Newark, Delaware, for your dog or cat sitting needs. Whether you’re stuck at work or are planning a family vacation, rest assured that Happy Hound Cat and Dog Services is readily available to care for your pet while you’re away or at work. Also caring for fish!

Our 30 Minute Dog Sitting Visits Include:

  • Walks
  • Supervised Potty & Playtime
  • Clean up after Potty Break
  • Fresh Water
  • Feeding, If Needed
  • Medication, If Needed including Pills & Diabetic Shots (As Long as the Pet Is Cooperative)

Cat Visits Include:

  • Medications
  • Feeding
  • Freshen water
  • Clean Litter Box
  • Playtime

Pet Sitting Prices:
*Price includes up to three pets 

  • 30-Minute Visit — $20
  • 45-Minute Visit — $25
  • 60-Minute Visit — $30
  • 15-Minute Quick Kitty Visit — $15
  • Pet Waste Removal — $25  (Up to 30 Minutes & Up to Half-An-Acre)

Holiday Prices: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day incur an additional $10 change per visit. Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day incur an additional $5 charge per visit.

Vacation Pet Visits:

When on vacation, you need a qualified professional to care for your furry friend.  Happy Hound Cat and Dog Services will customize a program to your requests; however, it is recommend to have three visits per day for dogs and one visit per day for cats. Convenient vacation home checks are available to non-pet owners and are $15.

Vacation Pet Visits Include:

  • Bring in Mail & Packages
  • Water Plants
  • Take Garbage to Street or Back of Home
  • Bring in Newspapers or items left in front yard
  • Adjust Lights & Blinds

Mid Day Dog Walking Services:

Dog walking services are 30 minute walks and/or exercise out of the home, Monday thru Friday, between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm Monday through Friday. You may choose from three (3) to five (5) dog walking days per week. I do ask for a three hour window of time and will honor it.

During inclement weather walks may be shortened due to heavy rain, heat and lightning, however quality time will be spent with your four legged friend in your home. I do not want a dog to suffer from heat exhaustion and will discuss in detail all aspects of safety at the consultation.

For safety reasons, only two dogs from the same household may be walked at the same time. If you have more than two dogs, each pair of dogs will be walked separately.  Your dog(s) must be generally controllable while on a leash and you must provide a regular 4 – 6 ft leash – I will not use a Flexi (retractable) leash. Doggie bags must also be provided. Mid-day dog walking services are not available on holidays – as those times are reserved solely for pet sitting clients.

Payment is due in advance on Monday for the week, or whatever the first day of service falls on and requires 24 hours notice of cancellation. There is no charge for dog walking during a regular pet sitting visit, if desired.