Linda Germain

(650) 455-2643

paws-n-claws1@comcast.net

Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton & Redwood City
Will go as far South as Mt. View and as far North as San Mateo for short term assignments.

PAWS & CLAWS
Professional Pet Sitters
Dog Walkers
Private Cageless Boarding
Doggy Day Care
Massage Therapy.
Fully Bonded & Insured.
Member of PSI (Pet Sitters International).
Hours of Operation: 10:00am to 10:00pm.
7 Days a Week (Including Holidays)
paws-n-claws2@comcast.net
650-455-2643


Services Provided

GENERAL INFORMATION:
We at Paws & Claws are fully Bonded and Insured. We provide an alternative care service for those who would rather not traumatize their beloved pets by placing them in an unfamiliar and unpersonalized boarding facility. We all know that they become scared and insecure when they are pulled from their familiar home environment. In a boarding facility, they may be taken out of their cage to walk around in a small cemented enclosure with other dogs for 15 minutes or so. Exposing them to other dogs who may possible have unknown health issues.

At Paws & Claws, we come to your home where your pet will enjoy the familiarity of their surroundings, their bed, their food, and their toys as they patiently await your return or if you prefer, we provide Private Cageless Boarding and Doggy Day Care Services. Read on for more details.

PET SITTING, HOME VISITS:
At Paws & Claws, we provide visits to your home. Your pet will have the comfort of staying home while you are away; Surrounded by all their familiar and favorite toys, bedding, & food. On our visits to your home, we will give them fresh food from their own stock, water, clean any little messes that they may have left and give them TLC. If you have a dog, we could also take your dog for a walk around their neighborhood. Sorry, but we do not offer over-night stays at your home at this time. Also, at your option and at no additional charge, we can give your home that lived in look by picking up the newspaper, taking in your mail, rotate the lighting and window coverings. We can also take your garbage receptacles out on your scheduled pick-up days and bring them back in after pick-up. Just that extra added touch!

PRIVATE (CAGELESS) BOARDING:
At Paws & Claws, we provide a unique method of boarding. With Private Boarding, your pet will stay in our own approved homes. At the approved providerís home, your pet will not be caged like other boarding facilities, unless you request they be crated. They will enjoy the freedom of the house and yard. They will receive the same care as our Pet Sitting Home Visit Services, plus enjoy much more play time. Since many of us have our own pets, you must have prior approval. We require a health certificate from their veterinarian, your pet must be on heart worm & approved flea preventative medications and your pet must be introduced to any pets living at the approved providerís home to assure that there would be no personality conflicts. These policies are for the safety and well fare of your pets and ours.

DOGGY DAY CARE SERVICES IN PRIVATE HOMES:
We also provide Doggy Day Care Services. Space is limited and at least 24 hours notice required. With Dogging Day Care Services, your pet will not be caged like other boarding facilities. They will enjoy the freedom of the house and yard. They will receive the same care as our In-Home Pet Sitting Service, plus enjoy much more play time. Since many of us have our own pets, you must have prior approval. We require a health certificate from their veterinarian, your pet must be on heart worm & approved flea preventative medications and your pet must be introduced to any pets living at the approved providerís home to assure that there would be no personality conflicts. These policies are for the safety and well fare of your pets and ours.

PET WALKING SERVICES:
There are times when you just canít get home to walk your precious dog. Whether you are out of town or spending long hours at the office, we at Paws & Claws can provide you with our dog walking services. We provide once or twice a day dog walking services. We go to your home and walk your dog in and around your neighborhood. Take the worry out of leaving your pets alone for long periods of time by using our services. Call us today! Sorry, group walking at off-site locations are not available at this time.

QUALIFICATIONS
Your dog must meet the following qualifications:
1. Must be at least 4 months of age.
2. Pass our temperament screening (Done at the Initial Setup Appt. Ė Fee $25)
3. Male dogs must be neutered by 1 year of age or earlier if their behavior is affected negatively.
4. All female dogs must be spayed regardless of age.
5. Current on the following vaccinations:
a. DHLPP (or similar) Distemper, Parvo, etc.
b. Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
c. Rabies
6. On an approved form of topical flea & heartworm control. Acceptable products are:
a. Frontline
b. Advantage
c. Revolution
d. Interceptor (Heartworm prevention)
7. Is house broken.
8. Known not to chew on household items
9. Known not to be a problem barker
These policies are for the safety and welfare for the pets that stay at our approved homes. Space is limited.


Our History

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: PAWS & CLAWS are made up of individuals that have a true love of animals. With over forty years of experience in wild and domestic animals and in animal psychology. Animals have exceptional senses and instinctively know who they can trust. As Owner & Operator of PAWS & CLAWS, I have a natural gift with all animals, wild or domestic. I have been often termed as an ďAnimal WhispererĒ. We take pride in our work and you can trust your precious pets care to PAWS & CLAWS. We are currently serving Palo Alto to San Mateo. Call us today for your pets needs.



Price List

SETUP FEE: $25.00
Is a one time fee charged for the initial visit where I meet the pet(s), I find out where their food, bowls, leash, litter box, etc. is, get their health history, medication schedule (if applicable), veterinarian information, emergency contact information, we complete the contract, obtain house key, & collect payment.

DOG WALKING:
Dog Walking - 30 Min. $25.00 - 45 Min. $28.00 - 1 Hour $31.00

PET SITTING HOME VISITS: Includes: Feed, Water, Waste Removal, Play, & Walk.
30 Min. $25.00

UTILITY VISIT:
Includes: All of the above, except walking. 20 Min. $20.00

PRIVATE (CAGELESS) BOARDING:
$50.00 Per Night

DOGGY DAY CARE:
Half Day (Less Than 6 Hours) $20.00
Full Day (6 Hours or more) $30.00
GROUP WALKS: Not available at this time

MASSAGE THERAPY:
30 Minutes $45.00.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Boarding:
Credit or Refund if 7 Day Notice prior to 1st day of assignment is given.
Less than a 7 Day Notice, refund of 2/3ís. Cancellation during assignment, No Credit or Refunds.

Day Care, Utility Visits, Dog Walking, In-House Pet Sitting, Setup Apptís.:
Credit or Refund with 24 Hour Notice given. Less than a 24 Hour Notice, No Credit or Refunds.

*PRICE INCREASES by $3.00 per each additional animal, except on Boarding & Day Care Services, which are full price.

*$5.00 Discount on Cash Customers, 3+ consecutive days booked

*10% Discount for 1st Time Customers

*10% Discount for Weekly Clients (Paid Monthly in advance)

*10% Off your next booking for any referrals resulting in a completed transaction!

Call Us Today! 650-455-2643