How long are walks?
Walks are one hour long but The Panting Pooch reserves the right to shorten walks to 45 minutes to accommodate for unforeseen delays due to weather or other circumstances. The Panting Pooch uses GPS walk tracking so you will always be notified of the length of your pooch's walk.
How many dogs do you walk at once?
The Panting Pooch adheres to the City of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Recreation Area's laws and restrictions for commercial dog walkers. Most walks will be a group of 6 dogs but groups may include up to 8 dogs on occasion. The Panting Pooch will never walk more than 8 dogs per walker.
What time will my pooch be walked?
Your pooch will be assigned to a two hour walk time window. On most days your pooch's walk will occur at the same default time. On some occasions your pooch's walk may begin an hour before or after their regular default time. On rare occasions your pooch's walk will begin up to 2 hours before or after their default walk time. You will be notified the evening before if your pooch's walk time has been adjusted. You can always view your pooch's scheduled walk time through our online scheduling system and phone app.
What is the enrollment process?
If you are interested in enrolling in services The Panting Pooch will first complete a telephone interview so The Panting Pooch can tell you about their experience, credentials and services; you can ask any questions that you have and The Panting Pooch will ask a series of questions to begin to understand you and your pooch's needs. After the telephone interview an in-person meeting will be scheduled so a dog temperament evaluation can be completed and a membership agreement can be reviewed and signed.
Is The Panting Pooch insured?
The Panting Pooch is insured by Pet Sitter's Associates.
What are the minimum dog requirements to enroll?
Your dog must be friendly and well socialized.
Your dog must weigh at least 20 lbs and less than 70 lbs.
Your dog must be vaccinated for rabies, distemper and Bordetella.
Your dog must be licensed with The City Of San Francisco.
All dogs over 1 year old must be spayed or neutered.
A $35 fee will be charged for all temperament evaluations. (Fee will be donated to San Francisco SPCA or Family Dog Rescue).
What is The Panting Pooch's service area?
The Panting Pooch provides dog walking services to the Outer Richmond and the Inner Richmond west of Stanyan Street.