Rates/Policies

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You will find our rates competitive with other dog walkers and pet sitters, but you get our enduring compassion, reliability and depth of experience only found at Portland Mutt Strut. Don't settle for less for your loved ones when you can have the best!

Pricing for our most popular services are listed below. Let us build a custom service package for you. Call or email us today with your specific needs and we will provide a quote for you right away.

Rates for Dog Services

“Rapid Relief”
15-minute visit
Note: Service only available within a ten mile radius of home base
(Rose City Park neighborhood).

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           Costs – Per Visit              

Frequency First Dog Each
Add'l Dog
"After
Hours" Fee
Outside Service Area:
Each mile over 10 miles
Three or more visits
per week
$20.00 $5.00 $5.00 Sorry – not available
One or two visits
per week
$25.00 $5.00 $5.00 Sorry – not available

“Swagger and Strut”
30-minute visit
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           Costs – Per Visit              

Frequency First Dog Each
Add'l Dog
"After
Hours" Fee
Outside Service Area:
Each mile over 10 miles
Three or more visits
per week
$25.00 $5.00 $5.00 $1.00 per mile
One or two visits
per week
$30.00 $5.00 $5.00 $1.00 per mile

“Luxurious Outing”
45-minute visit
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           Costs – Per Visit              

Frequency First Dog Each
Add'l Dog
"After
Hours" Fee
Outside Service Area:
Each mile over 10 miles
Three or more visits
per week
$30.00 $5.00 $5.00 $1.00 per mile
One or two visits
per week
$35.00 $5.00 $5.00 $1.00 per mile

“Nirvana”
60-minute visit
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           Costs – Per Visit              

Frequency First Dog Each
Add'l Dog
"After
Hours" Fee
Outside Service Area:
Each mile over 10 miles
Three or more visits
per week
$35.00 $5.00 $5.00 $1.00 per mile
One or two visits
per week
$40.00 $5.00 $5.00 $1.00 per mile

Longer Daily Services Available

We can customize a package to suit you and your pet’s specific needs, whether it be a two-hour visit so that you can take in a movie with your friends and don’t want to leave your pet alone, or an afternoon visit so that you can spend some quality time with your family at the beach, just as examples!

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Rates for Cat and other Animals Services

“Double Day”
Two 15-minute visits a day (total 30-min/day)
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Note: Service only available within a ten mile radius of home base
(Rose City Park neighborhood)

           Costs – Per DAY              

Frequency First Three
Animals
"After
Hours" Fee
Outside Service Area:
Each mile over 10 miles
Any number of days
per week
$35.00 $5.00 Sorry – Not Available

“Single Day”
One 15-minute visit a day
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Note: Service only available within a ten mile radius of home base
(Rose City Park neighborhood)

           Costs – Per DAY                    

Frequency First Three
Animals
"After
Hours" Fee
Outside Service Area:
Each mile over 10 miles
Any number of days
per week
$20.00 $5.00 Sorry – Not Available

 

Very Special Note: Some clients have asked for “every other day” visits. However Portland Mutt Strut does not offer this service due to our concern for your pet, as well as that we cannot be held medically responsible for a pet we see just every other day. In case of a medical emergency, we need to be able to tend to your pet right away and address their needs immediately, which we can only do with daily visits.

Overnight / Weekend / Vacation Services

Our most popular services are the Overnight Sleepover and Vacation Pet and Home Care in your home. Your loved ones are most comfortable with their regular routine, sleeping spots and familiar sights and smells. In advance of your trip you will spend some with your Animal Care Companion who will be staying in your home. Of course – our top-notch references are available for you to call to check us out!

We require as much advance notice as possible in order to make sure we can make arrangements to take care of you and your pets. We definitely sell-out during the holidays and summers, so please call when you are thinking of your holidays, vacations or trips away. We also require a $100 deposit at time of booking to guarantee your spot.

 

Overnight Sleepover
12-hour visit overnight
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            Costs – One  Night             

Frequency Up to
Two Pets
Each
Add'l Pet
Each
Add'l Hour
Outside Service Area:
Each mile over 10 miles
One night only $80.00 $5.00 $5.00 $1.00 per mile

Weekend Getaway
Two (2) 12-hour overnight visits in your home
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            Costs – Two  Nights                 

Frequency Up to
Two Pets
Each
Add'l Pet
Each
Add'l Hour
Outside Service Area:
Each mile over 10 miles
Two nights only $160.00 $5.00 $5.00 $1.00 per mile

Vacation Pet and Home Care
Multiple 12-hour overnight visits in your home
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            Costs – Each  Night             

Frequency Up to
Two Pets
Each
Add'l Pet
Each
Add'l Hour
Outside Service Area:
Each mile over 10 miles
Nights 1-10
rate per night
$80.00 $5.00 $5.00 $1.00 per mile
Nights 11 onward
rate per night
$70.00 $5.00 $5.00 $1.00 per mile

 

“Thank You!” Referral Program

At Portland Mutt Strut, we count on your terrific referrals to maintain and grow our business. As a “Thank You” for your friends who contact us and subsequently become a client, you’ll earn a free pet care visit – up to $30 in value! You are already signed up when you become a client. The more clients that sign up with us because of you, the more bonuses you get!

Supplemental Fees

Outside Service Area Supplement:
$1.00/mile (one way) for each mile over 10 miles

We have a 10-mile service area from our home base in NE Portland (Rose City Park Neighborhood). If you are outside our 10-mile service area, we can take care of you and your pets at this additional nominal charge.

Holiday Supplement:
Time and a half of quoted cost

Includes: New Years Eve, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Outside Service Time Supplement:
$5.00 per visit

If you need an early morning visit (between 6 am and 8 am) or a late evening visit (between 7 pm and 10 pm) we can take care of you and your pets at this additional nominal charge.

Additional Services:
$35.00 per hour + actual hard costs

This includes vet visits, grooming, shopping for supplies, emergencies and anything required for your pets or your home not planned in advance. Detailed invoice is provided which is then payable immediately upon your return.

Emergency Key Drop-Off (if you are locked out):
$25.00

Insufficient Funds/Returned Check:
$25.00

Cancellation and Other Policies

Cancellation Policy

Dog walking/animal care

  • 24 hour notification – 100% credit to future visit
  • Less than 24 hour notification – no refund

Overnight care

  • One week notification – 100% credit to future visit
  • Less than one week notification – no refund

Weekend care

  • Two weeks notification – 100% credit to future visit
  • Less than two weeks notification – no refund

Vacation care

  • Three weeks notification – 100% credit to future visit
  • Less than three weeks notification – no refund

Summer and Christmas Holiday Overnight Care

  • Four weeks notification – 100% credit to future visit
  • Less than four weeks notification – no refund

Key Policy

We require two keys made from your Master Key from a locksmith (please verify that they work correctly prior to giving to us). One is for your regular Animal Care Companion and one is for Headquarters. Your home safety is of utmost concern to us so your keys will be guarded and safely stored. Any alarm codes and/or home safety procedures will also be kept confidential.

If you misplace your key and need an emergency key drop off, we will come out to your location to open your door, pending our availability. If you need to keep this key, we will make an additional duplicate for our possession. There is an additional charge for this service.

Note: Please use a legitimate locksmith to make your keys. Fred Meyer and Home Depot keys are not reliable and we have had problems accessing homes with these keys. Thank you!

Payment Policy

All contracted services are to be paid in advance of the coming services – no exceptions. Regular dog walking service payments are to be paid the first day of the week of services. Arrangements can be made to pay weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Payments are accepted in the form of a check (preferred) or cash. There is a $25 fee for returned checks.

Vacation services for new clients, services of five or more nights and during the holiday season are to be secured with a $100 deposit at time of booking to guarantee your spot. Balance due just prior to departure.