Private Dog Walks

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Does your dog like to walk, run, sprint or sniff and explore?

Your dog’s needs are unique and their dog walking routine and schedule should be too.  That’s why we offer a wide variety of convenient, cost effective dog walking packages tailored to your specific needs, budget and lifestyle.

Our private one-on-one dog walks provide your dog with the special attention they want and you demand.   Private dog walks allow us to build a special long lasting bond and healthy relationship with your dog.

After a quick greeting we’ll leash your dog and take him or her for a 20-30 minute walk around your neighborhood. When we return from our walkabout we’ll refresh the water bowl, and give them a treat and or feed them, at no additional cost. And, we’ll always provide you with a daily report card–written, email, text, or Facebook post and picture.

Call 201-490-4498, email or request service to learn more about our dog walking packages; we have several packages to choose from, including monthly dog walking packages for as little as $14.95 a walk!

 

Small Group Dog Walking Adventures

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Does your dog want to meet some new furry friends?

While you’re busy at work or hanging out with your friends, let us take your dog on a small group “furry friends off-leash urban adventure” to a nearby dog park or a friend’s fenced in yard. A “furry friends off-leash urban dog adventure” allows your dog the opportunity to play, run and exercise in a safe, open and protected outdoor space. We take up to four pre-screened, friendly and compatible dogs, per dog walker. At all times your dog will run, sprint, sniff and explore under the close supervision of one or more experienced dog walkers.

Call 201-490-4498, email or request service to learn more about our dog walking packages; we have several packages to choose from, including monthly dog walking packages for as little as $14.95 a walk.

 

Dog Boarding

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Who says there’s no place like home?

Have you been planning an exciting vacation for months or have an important business trip planned or do you just need a night alone, away from the kids, the furry kind?! Travelling these days is stressful.  The last thing you need to worry about is your furry kid.

We offer luxury private home dog boarding, in a friendly, loving home.  No cages, kennels, basements or locked rooms.  Our “pet n’ breakfast” is your pups’ home away from home.  You provide food, treats, favorite toys, bed, blankets and anything else your dog needs to make his or her pup vacation enjoyable and we’ll provide all the attention, love and fun they can handle.  Your dog will have full run of the home and, in some cases, a beautiful fenced in yard to play in.  And, if your dog sleeps with you then he or she will sleep with the sitter!  It’s that simple.

How does it work?  We strongly suggest and recommend that you and your dog visit the pet sitter’s home in advance of the stay, in order to ensure that your dog is comfortable and happy with the home and pet sitter.  At the meet and greet you can go over all the details of your dogs likes and dislikes, routine and schedule.  You’ll also coordinate with the pet sitter the drop off and pick-up dates and times.  If transportation is a problem or your schedule is tight, we offer pet taxi service, for an additional cost.

Pack your suitcase and your pet’s bags too!  Why should you have all the fun?  Doesn’t your pet deserve a fur fabulous vacation too? Call 201-490-4498, email or request service to learn more about our “pet n’ breakfast” packages; we have several affordable packages to choose from.

 

Puppy Potty Training

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Congratulations! You’re a new parent!  Now what?

Maybe it was just one look into those puppy eyes in the store window that did it for you, or a paw desperately reaching for you at the shelter, begging to be adopted.  In either case, you’re now hooked and in love.  Like all relationships, it takes devotion, love, attention and patience to make it work.  And, we’re here to help you.

What can you and your new puppy expect from each other? Well, if you’re anything like us, you’ll likely want to spoil your pet and smoother them with attention, love and affection!  And, that’s all good, but early potty training is critical at this early stage of your relationship. The time and effort invested now will pay off for many, many happy years.

One of the first things you’re going to want to do with your puppy is house train them–the sooner the better.  Crate training is one of the most effective ways to house train your puppy. Check out what Best Friends has to say about crate training.

Some dog training experts say that a dog can hold their need to go potty about an hour longer than their age.  So, for example, an 8 week old puppy, in theory, can hold it in about three hours, assuming they’re getting the proper training and attention.  Puppies are a lot like new born babies, they like to eat, pee, poop and sleep.

We can help you and your new puppy get on the road to successful potty training.  We can customize a training program that meets the needs and demands of your puppy and your lifestyle and budget.

Call 201-490-4498, email or request service to learn more about our puppy walking packages; we have several packages to choose from, including monthly dog walking packages for as little as $14.95 a walk.

 

Cat Sitting

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Purrfect care when you’re not there®

Even the most independent cat needs and wants attention and love. So, whether you’re planning a long weekend away or an extended vacation, your cat needs a cat sitter. And, not just any cat sitter, but the purrfect cat sitter, one that intuitively understands cats.

We personalize each visit to meet the unique needs of your cat. With our 30-minute visit your cat will receive the care, love and attention they want and need. And, of course, maintain their normal feeding schedule, clean the litter box and provide specialty services, such as medicine administration, as needed.

Call 201-490-4498, email or request service to learn more about our purrfect cat sitting services, including private home cat boarding. We have several affordable purring packages to choose from.

 

Cat Boarding

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Purrfect care when you’re not there®

You’re going away and you hate to leave your cat home alone. We get it. We don’t like leaving our cat’s home alone either. But here’s the “CATch”, they don’t mind being home alone. Even sociable cats, more often than not, prefer to be home alone rather than someplace they’re not familiar with.

As a general rule, most cat experts agree that cats shouldn’t be taken out of their own environment, if they don’t have to be. But, as you know, not all cats are the same. So, if private home cat boarding is something you’re interested in, let’s discuss it. Your cat will have full run of the sitter’s home and if your cat sleeps with you, she or he will sleep with the sitter. You provide the food, treats, and favorite toys and we’ll provide the purrfect home!

Call 201-490-4498, email or request service to learn more about our purrfect cat sitting services, including private home cat boarding. We have several affordable purring packages to choose from.

 

Specialty Services

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Need to take a pill or get an insulin shot? We can help with that and so much more.

Many of the dogs and cats we take care of require daily medicine and prescription food. We understand the importance of receiving life saving medicine such as insulin shots, fluids and pills, in a consistent and timely manner. Our professionally trained sitters are equipped to handle the administration of medicine, as needed.

So, plan that holiday, weekend, vacation, business trip or night out on the town, you don’t have a thing to worry about. Call 201-490-4498, email or request service to learn more about our comprehensive pet sitting services.

 

Pet Taxi

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Need a lift somewhere? Not to worry, we got you covered.

Are you having a bad “hair day”? Need to get to the groomers? We can taxi you to and from the groomers. We can also provide transportation to the VET, airport and Grandma’s house. We can taxi shuttle you almost anywhere you need to go.

However, we’re not a “real” taxi service—you know the kind you call and they rush over to pick you up. We need a little more advance notice, preferably 72 hours. One last thing, our pet taxi is currently only available for regular clients that use other services. Not a client yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Call 201-490-4498, email or request service to learn more about our comprehensive pet sitting services; dog walking, pet boarding, cat sitting and more.

 

Home Visits

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We’ll bring in the mail, water your plants, feed the fish, rotate the blinds and so much more!

We don’t just take care of pets.  We can also look in on your home.  Are you going on vacation?  Have a business trip planned?  Are you headed someplace warmer for a couple of months to escape winter?  No matter the reason for your absence, we have you covered.

Let’s face it, stuff happens.  And, the last thing you need to worry about when you’re away is your home.  Sure, you probably have a security system in place but can your security company tell you if you have a burst water pipe, a flood, a tree down or worse a dead deer stuck in your backyard fence?  Can they tell you if the landscaper showed up as scheduled to tend to your lawn or if the snow removal company plowed your driveway and walkway, in accordance with your cities removal mandates?  The last thing you need is a fine from your town for not having your sidewalk shoveled on time, or even worse, having someone slip in front of your home and try to sue you!

Sadly, we have had to handle all of these problems while clients have been away, and then some.

Let us stop by to make sure things are in order and let people see that your home is being visited and watched closely, while you are away.  We can water your plants, feed the fish, rotate your blinds, turn lights on, and take in your mail and newspaper.  And, we can even take out the garbage!  Placing cans on the curb is a great way to let neighbors and strangers know that someone is home, even when you’re not!

Call 201-490-4498, email or request service to schedule peace of mind home visits while you travel.

 

FAQ

Got Questions?

Who will walk my dog?

We are a small dedicated team of like-minded animal lovers that have more than 15 years of combined pet care experience. And, like you, we are pet parents. Before any service starts, you will have the opportunity to meet and interview, at least two pet sitters. And, then, you’ll decide who will walk your dog and or care for your pet.

Can I be guaranteed that the same person will walk my dog every day?

Every day? We’d love to say yes, but we can’t guarantee it. Like you, sometimes we get sick, have an emergency or want to take a vacation. However, the vast majority of the time you will have the same sitter. And, when something prevents your regular sitter from coming, you will be notified immediately. The most important thing you need to know is that we will always be there for you and your pet. Each client has a back-up sitter, remember the other sitter you interviewed? He or she will be there in an emergency.

Do I need to book a dog walker every day or commit to the same schedule?

Nope! We are just as flexible as your lifestyle and schedule. We work around your schedule not the other way around.

What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel a dog walk the SAME day up until 9 AM. A cat visit 24 hours prior to your first scheduled visit and private home dog boarding 72 hours.

Do you offer occasional dog walks and pet visits at night, weekends and holidays?

Yes. We are available 24/7. However, it’s strongly advised that for holidays and peak times that you reserve in advance, in order to get your preferred sitter.

What locations do you service?

Metro Tails Pet Care Services Bergen and Hudson counties. Some of the cities include, but are not limited to:
  • Cliffside Park
  • Edgewater
  • Englewood
  • Fort Lee
  • Guttenberg
  • Hoboken
  • Jersey City
  • Leonia
  • North Bergen
  • Palisade Park
  • Ridgefield
  • Union City
  • Weehawken
  • West New York
*Services offered may vary by geographic location

Why don't you have your prices on your web site?

Look a little closer, we do. Well, not all of them but we do give you a starting price point. To keep our prices fair and competitive we like to speak with each client personally to discuss individual needs. From there we try to get you the best price for the services you require.

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, Master Card or Visa. Credits cards are preferred.

I like what I see! When can I interview some pet sitters?

You can use this easy-to-use service request form, email us directly at info@metrotailspetcare.com or give us a call at 201.490.4498.