Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We will provide your pets with the absolute best pet care. We are bonded, insured and professionally trained on dog handling. We begin providing excellent service by meeting you and your pets at your home during your free consultation. We interview you and take time to meet your pets to ensure our service meets your needs. We will answer all your questions at the consultation, and we will all know by the end of the consult if K9Cardio is a good fit.
Book your consultation at least three days in advance, and your consultation will be free. Free Consultation Here
Expect to spend about thirty minutes with us so we can become knowledgeable about your home and each of your pets.
Completing your client application online will save time and allow us to get to know your pets right away. When you Contact Us you will be given the option to complete your application. It takes less than 5 minutes.
View Our Policies online. Let us know if you have any questions.
Absolutely. We can provide you with references from pet sitting or dog walking clients who are willing to speak with you about our services. You can also read all of our reviews by clicking the review icons at the top of the page.
You can expect a happy and healthy dog as well as relief of stress and guilt over leaving your pet alone. Daily exercise is an essential component to your dog's physical well-being, and also helps prevent mental fatigue. This is especially important for pets who are home alone for extended periods of time. A restless dog may become irritable and destructive. If you enroll your dog in one of our K9Cardio dog exercise plans, we guarantee you will see a change for the better.
Our current service area is the Upper Cape Cod towns of Falmouth, Mashpee and some parts of Bourne. We hire military personnel, so we also service Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. For complete details View Our Service Area Map
We are bonded and insured.We will provide proof upon request.
There is a $15 surcharge added to each visit on the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Easter Sunday
- Independence Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year's Eve
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Labor Day
Yes, we need a signed Service Agreement and Policies and Procedures. We will answer all of your questions at your free consultation. Either party can cancel at anytime.
We are a pre-pay service. Pet Sitting visits are pre-paid during your consultation or prior to service. Pay by cash, check or Schedule Service Online.
Most clients give us two keys during the consultation. We have a “Ready Key” program that ensures the security of your key and home. Once we get your key it is assigned a cryptic code and will be stored securely. Your key code and address are stored separately for security purposes. If you do not have the key ready at the initial consultation, there may be a small pick-up fee.
Whether your goal is to have your dog lose weight, or just burn energy, our programs will match your goals. Here are just some of the benefits you and your dog will receive from exercise:
- Leaner dogs are healthier than obese dogs
- Dogs that receive regular exercise are happier and so are their owners
- Exercised dogs are have more calm, submissive attitudes
- Dogs that exercise with other dogs become more social
- Dogs who exercise are more well balanced
- Running is the best calorie and energy burning exercise on the planet
Exercise service and fitness plans are tailored for each dog. Puppies and elderly dogs will benefit from dog walking, while other dogs may be better suited for our dog running service. We will help you develop a training plan for your dog based on our free consultation and our initial assessment run or walk. You dog will benefit from a real workout with CapeK9Cardio. Compare walking and running below, consult with your veterinarian, and sign up for the exercise that best suits your dog. Calorie Burning based on a 70 lb dog:
- 30 minute dog walk - 54 calories
- 30 minute dog run - 251 calories
Whether you have a Great Dane or a Yorkie, dogs typically need 30-45 minutes of exercise each day. This can be achieved through playtime, running, walking, swimming but we prefer K9Cardio!
Dogs are natural born runners. They feel a sense of purpose while they are running, and after a few minutes, even the most stubborn dog will ignore distractions and concentrate on enjoying the run. We will safely allow your dog to determine the pace and never push too hard. If you'd rather a walk, no problem. Walking, running and jogging are all great forms of exercise.
Please ensure your dog does not eat for 1 - 2 hours prior to exercise. During your dog's exercise training session we will:
- Provide a warm-up and cool-down with each running or walking exercise session.
- Constantly monitor your dog's well-being.
- Keep your dog on a leash (this gives us control when running or walking).
- Check your dog's feet for the presence of debris.
What should be done after an exercise session?After your dog's exercise training session:
- Check carefully for ticks after each exercise session, especially if your dog has been on a trail.
- Check your dog's feet for the presence of debris, and remove it immediately.
- Provide your dog with plenty of water.