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WHY CHOOSE ME?

 

There are many reasons to choose Feminist Dog Walker!

I have an unlimited amount of love to give to the pets in my care. I'll love and snuggle your babies like they are my own! During our initial Meet & Greet I like to ask a lot of questions. It’s important for me to have detailed notes about what each pet is used to so I can make our experience together familiar and comforting. Your pet's safety and happiness is my #1 concern!

Do you have a goal in mind when scheduling visits? Does your pet need more exercise, structure, mental stimulation, or just a friend for snuggles? Whatever those needs might be, I’m here for you. Knowing what your goal is will help me shape our time together in a way that has a lasting impact. With updates provided at each visit, you’ll always know what’s going on.

I am educated, prepared for any emergency that may arise, and I proactively avoid situations that are potentially dangerous or uncomfortable for your pet.

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Please take a look below for details about the benefits my clients receive!

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GPS TRACKING 

When you become a member you'll gain access to many features including GPS tracking. View my arrival and departure times and know where your pet is at all times!

PHOTO UPDATES

I know how much you miss your pet when you're away. That's why I provide photos of them after each visit. Rest easy knowing that they are happy, healthy and thriving.

K9 FIRST AID - CERTIFIED

I am certified in Canine First Aid by DogSafe. This rigorous 28 lesson course provides in-depth training on risk prevention as well as emergency medical care and CPR. Lessons include vital information on topics such as prevention, canine body language, bloat, burns, shock, wounds, choking, heatstroke, poisoning, bone and joint injuries, seizures, and more. I always come prepared with a first aid kit in my bag.

PET EXPERT -CERTIFIED DOG WALKER AND PET SITTER

I am a certified pet sitter and dog walker by the Pet Sitter Course! There are many situations that can arise during a visit with your pet. This course certification ensures that pet sitters and dog walkers are prepared for everything! Lessons range from assessing aggression vs reactivity, litter box problems, administering medications, safe key management, assessing risks, avoiding triggers, how to stop a dog fight, and much more. 

INSURED AND BONDED

Feminist Dog Walker is insured & bonded through Pet Sitters Associates LLC. In the unlikely event of a pet or human emergency, including instances of property damage, it is essential that your dog walker or pet sitter have insurance. My policy includes bodily injury, property damage, vet expenses, lost key coverage, and more.

ONLINE BOOKING

With my online booking software Precise Petcare, you can view all past and future visits, book new appointments, create detailed pet profiles, access billing, and view all the adorable photos taken of your pet. 

NO EXTRA FEES OR MINIMUM BOOKING REQUIREMENTS

Many companies charge extra fees for evenings, holidays, additional pets or last minute appointment booking. I like to keep things simple with no surcharges and no obligation to book a minimum number of appointments.

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS

For your convenience, I accept cash, credit card, Venmo and Paypal. You also have the option to set up autopay in your customer account. 

ALL WEATHER SERVICE

Through sun, smoke, rain or ice!

No matter the weather, I'll be there!  Extreme weather in the East Bay is rare, but if its ever deemed dangerous for your pet, walks will be shortened and supplemented with inside playtime.

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT TRAINING

Positive reinforcement is a training method that uses rewards to encourage desired behaviors. Your pet will love the treats, praise, toys, and games we play that teach basic manners, and healthy communication.

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SMALL INDEPENDENT BUSINESS

Woman/Non-Binary owned!

Know your money is going to support a real person in your neighborhood, not a corporation. Your business allows me to stay in Oakland, work with animals, and fulfill my dreams.

FULLY VACCINATED

Covid-19 safe!

I have received both doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and I will receive any booster shots as they become available. Although vaccinated, I do still wear a mask inside my clients' homes. Your health is important to me.

BONUS!

Please reach out to me if you have any questions.