These are our prices.  There are no hidden fees, no additional anything. 
No extra charges for- weekends, holidays, medications, last minute booking, key exchanges, meetings or anything else. 
All of our walks and visits are full service; we're here to help, not to nickle and dime you. 


Midday & Dinner Walks: $15.00 One or two dogs

Pet Sitting: $15.00 $3.00 per additional pet
Extended visits: $25.00 $3.00 per additional pet


About Our Service
Pet Sitting: We come to your home and give your pets care, love and attention. Our visits are not ruled by the clock.  Our goal is to perpetuate your routines as seamlessly and invisibly as possible while you are away, not to rush out the door.  This is a list of some of the services we can provide. If there is something else you need done that is not listed please ask; we will do almost anything reasonable to make you and your pets more comfortable.
  • Lots of attention, play time and companionship
  • No employees or screwy "subcontractors"
  • Walks, petting, playing, toys, cuddling, talking, treats, etc...
  • Receive necessary medications as required (no extra charge)
  • Text, email, photos and written reports
  • Contact with your Vet and emergency transport if needed
  • Litter boxes cleaned or pet walked and general pet clean-up
  • Watering plants, indoors or outdoors
  • Alternating lights & blinds to create a "lived-in" appearance
  • Trash to the curb, recycling bins in/out
  • Collecting your mail and newspapers
  • Filling outdoor bird feeders
  • Maintain regular eating, sleeping and exercising routines
  • Flexibility if your plans change
Midday Walks: We do a limited number of these each day and really enjoy them.  We like to develop long term relationships with the pets we see everyday, and cramming as many walks as possible into the midday hours takes all the joy out of it.  In our 17 years of business we've seen dogs from puppyhood through passing, some of our customers are using us for their second pets.  Your pets and home will never be subjected to random new people or lose a walker they've become attached to with us.  No need to commit to a fixed schedule, we are very flexible and can work with you. We also provide our own 100% biodegradable bags as part of the service, and never leave messes on our walks.  Our walks are not ruled by the clock, and we never overbook so we never have to hurry; our goal is for your dog to be "productive" and comfortable at his or her own pace, no rush. 

Dinner Walks:
Need to go somewhere after work without stopping home? Call us! Last minute is no problem. We'll feed, water and walk your dog, bring in any mail or papers, turn on your lights and whatever else we can do to help. Enjoy your evening without coming home to a mess!

*All of our walks are your dog(s) only- we do not combine customers unless they both request it.
Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be caring for my pet(s)?
Jahna and/or Paul. You will meet both of us if you decide to use our service.  Click here to read about us.

Do you use employees?
No! This is the #1 red flag when hiring a pet sitter!   Click here to read why.  We have a level of trust in each other that we could never have in a hired hand, and we like having a smaller, more personal service.  We know all of our customers, and more importantly they know us.  We've been here for 17 years, when you hire us you get us.  Turnover for pet care service employees is high, positions are part-time and the pay is low.  Most employees are students or between other positions, they move on as they can and the pets don't understand why a person they've become attached to suddenly stops coming to see them.  There's also petty theft, no-shows, unexpected sick days or vehicle breakdowns, mistakes and ommisions, all sorts of things that can go wrong.  It's not worth it.

How long do your walks and visits last?
As long as it takes.  Since we don't have employees to keep track of and only take on a fixed number of visits each day we don't need to worry about that.  Midday walks take about 15-20 minutes on average for a good break in their day and to hopefully "empty out", but we let your dog dictate the pace of thier walk, not the clock.  We don't do "potty breaks" we do real walks, with sniffing and petting and praise and exploring and without rushing to get to the next job.  Pet sitting often takes longer, but each situation is different.  The job is done when it's done, and rushing it takes all the joy out of it.  

What is your cancellation fee?
Call or text us before we show up and there is no charge. We understand that our customers are busy and may need to schedule or cancel a visit on short notice; we do our very best to accommodate all last minute requests.

Why are your prices better than so many of the other services?
Because we don't use employees.  When you hire a service with employees the prices and services are geared towards maximizing the number of dogs that can be processed per hour.  Your dog doesn't want to be potty break number 9; regardless of how many dogs you can cram into an hour, for each dog there is only one walk per day and they look forward to it.  We develop relationships with the dogs we walk.  We love them, and we walk them like we'd want our own dog walked, not like a number.  We have a cap on the number of dog walks we do per day so we never have to rush.  We also have a pet sitting cap, and it's the same everyday including holidays.  We focus on service, not money, and that approach has kept us in business for 17 years (so far!).

Do you give medications to pets and is there an additional charge?
Yes, you can arrange for us to administer pills or injections to your pets. There is no additional charge for this service- pet medications cost enough already, and we don't like to take advantage of illness for karma reasons.

How many times a day can you come?
That depends on you and your pet's needs. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule and we usually make between one and four visits per day to a customer. Typically people request one or two visits for cats, two or three for dogs, but it varies from situation to situation. It's up to you.

Is there a holiday or weekend surcharge?
No, we charge the same price per visit all year round.

Why don't you have more Yelp and other online reviews?
We don't spend money with Yelp or Google, and we don't buy reviews from the hundreds of marketing companies that sell them, like reputationstacker.com, customerlobby.com, getfivestars.com, reviewinc.com, signpost.com and many more.  In 17 years we just haven't had that many actual reviews, our customers have been more personal with calls, cards, gifts and such.  We're not a restaurant, most people don't review their pet sitters unless something goes really wrong.  Many of the reviews you read are bought, you can tell by how perfectly awesome they are.  We don't ask our friends and family to review us, we don't incentivize our customers to do so, we don't buy them and we don't fake them ourselves.  It's deceptive and ultimately worthless.

What about snowy or rainy days; do you still work in bad weather?
Our general rule is that if you can make it to work, so can we.  We've never had to cancel a visit due to weather (we have 4wheel drive vehicles, and a spare vehicle, which helps!).   We do adjust our walks for weather based on your dog's preference- Labs love snow, Greyhounds don't; Labs love rain, Pugs don't.  Labs love everything.

We have cameras in our home.  Is that a problem?
So do we, so does everyone.  We like ours, it's nice to be sure everything is OK.  People don't have them for creepy reasons, it's just modern tech for peace of mind.  You can't go shopping without being on one, every restaurant, club, movie theater, roads and most workplaces have them.  They're ubiquitous.  We are just there for the pets, we're not doing anything odd so we generally forget about them.   It's your home, you don't need anyone's approval to keep an eye on it.  You'll likely find us boring...

Do you service my area?
This map shows our general service area, contact us if you're not sure.

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An article in the North Denver Tribune about us, circa 2003
Welcome!

We're Denver Pet Sitters, Inc., an old-school "Mom & Pop" type business owned and operated by a couple that are long time residents of the Denver Highlands.   Established in 1999, we are Denver's original and best Pet Sitting and Dog Walking service.  No one has more experience than us.  We are committed to providing the absolute finest quality service available anywhere in the world, with reasonable and affordable pricing.  We want to be worth much more than we charge, with service that is caring, thorough and dependable. Each visit we make is tailored to your specific needs. We spend one-on-one time with your pets, walk, feed, water, scoop litter, bring in mail and newspapers, water plants, change lights and windows, and just about anything else you need done to give you peace of mind while you are away. Pet care is our only business, and we strive to earn your trust on each and every visit. We have thousands of happy pets and satisfied owners in the Denver area who rely on us every day.


Ask around; all the pets will tell you that
Denver Pet Sitters is the BEST!!!

Family Owned & Operated Since 1999
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