Why Walk This Way Dogs?
Walk This Way Dogs has been serving the Tacoma area for four years and counting! We're licensed, bonded, insured and have an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau. Each of our staff are employees, making a livable wage and earning benefits such as sick leave.
You're more expensive than your competitors, why?
You don't want a budget service when trusting someone with your family member, especially when entering your home. We take time to meet face to face, do intro walks and accomodate your needs. We don't walk in blindly to a home without meeting your pup first. Just how we screen our employees, we take our time to screen your pup. Quality and cheap rarely go hand in hand, which is why we are higher than other services.
Do you clean up accidents?
Yes, we do! We clean up any accidents that are within reason with cleaning supplies that you provide, however we simply do not have time to clean large messes while also providing a quality walk during most services. In the event of a large mess, we will place newspaper or rags over the mess to prevent it from spreading. With any accident, we recommend that you disinfect the affected area when you return home. The specific location of the accident will be noted in the Pupdate Report for your consideration.
What do I need to provide?
We ask that you provide a fixed-length leash (non-retractable), a secure harness or collar, and at least two waste bags for each dog. We always carry bags and a leash as a backup. If you have multiple dogs, we will have to divide your time up and walk each dog one at a time when using our backup leash.
If your pet uses a crate, please provide a backup latch such as a common carabineer clip to eliminate any possibility of escape.
Can you help with crate, potty, and other training?
Yes absolutely, this is what we are here for! We will work with you to use consistent cues and patterns so that your puppy has a seamless learning experience. During our initial consultation we will discuss your preferred methods so that we can carry them over. If you would like to establish a training routine we can help with that as well. We partner with CPDT-KA certified dog trainer, Anne Smith.