in your home
Town & Country Pet Sitting Services offers daily, weekly or on-call dog walking for your dog while you are working or busy. Our dog walkers are highly experienced, professional and loving.
We will take your wonderful dog for a 1/2 hour walk.
We also offer 15 to 20 minute let outs or 10 minute express visits.
Town & Country pet sitters adhere to leash laws and will not walk dogs “off leash”. We want to be considerate of other people, pets & wildlife as well as keep your dog safe.
Our walkers use fully biodegradable or recycled waste bags.
We try our very best to accommodate last minute requests from existing clients, but it’s best to book at least 24 hours ahead or weekly.
Town & Country serves SW and some of NW (the Pearl and Hillside) Portland with professional in-home pet care while you are away.
We will schedule a consultation to get acquainted, fill out paperwork and pick up your key. There is no charge for this visit. Then you will be registered as a Town & Country client and all you need to do is email us for service.
Town & Country dog walkers:
are insured and bonded
continue their training and education
are reliable, even in winter weather. If you can get to work, we will do our best to get to your dog
make the walk about your dog
leave a daily journal, email or text and report to you if there is a problem
have knowledge of dog behavior, including reactive dogs and their need
will offer delicious treats if allowed
are dog owners
will refresh water bowls
if requested will feed or medicate your dog ( prior discussion of medication required)
are competitively priced, especially as a package
are thirty minutes (you may book more or less)
are performed in a 2- 3-hour window of time. (We are unable to promise exact times due to the varying and surprising nature of our schedules!)
are performed as dog-centric. We allow them to stop to sniff
Our handling philosophy uses positive training principles. We will not use choke or prong collars, nor do we drag dogs or let them pull. We have no-pull halters that have worked very well on hundreds of dogs without pain or discomfort. We are not trainers, but do suggest wonderful trainers: Synergy Behavior Solutions and Wonder Puppy and Doggy Business.
Your dog will receive the exercise they need as well as the mental stimulation they crave. Dogs are at liberty stop to sniff! Their olfactory senses are exponentially greater than ours. They “see” their world with smell. We want to walk well behaved dogs and will encourage our charges to behave politely. However, we will not restrict them from what is proven mental stimulation and pleasurable to them. The dogs we bring back from a walk are happy and satisfied. We have hundreds of happy clients all over Portland who agree.