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Your Dog Walking Dollar: Know What You’re Getting For Your Money

16 Aug
Rosie and Race, Chocolate Labs, Shoreline Dog Walkers

Why overpay and be underserved? (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

Let’s be clear. Not all dog walking and pet sitting services do things the same way. So when you see a price, the question to ask is: “What am I getting for my money?”

Did you know that some of the biggest dog walking companies in town won’t take the time to clean up a mess if your dog has accident before they arrive for their visit? Some of those same big companies are also notoriously late for their appointments.

Can you guess what happens when a dog walker shows up an hour and a half late? Dogs have routines and can’t “hold it” forever. So, accident. An accident the walker who caused it won’t even clean up!

That’s just not right.

At Sniff Seattle, included with our on-time dog walking and pet sitting visits is a promise to tidy up if your dog or cat has an accident before we get there. Hey, accidents do happen. And if you need us to, we’ll also feed them, refresh their water, even administer medication — all of this FREE, at no extra charge!

Bottom-line, know what you’re paying for. And beware of what you’re not getting for your money.

Just so you know, this is not us saying this. We’re simply paraphrasing what some of our new clients tell us about their pet care nightmares. We’re sorry you had to go through such an ordeal. And happy to serve you!

Sniff Seattle. Exceptional, professional, family-style service at a very affordable rate.


‘Catapalooza’ Is Today And Tomorrow; Seattle Cat Adoption Event

13 Aug
Catapalooza, Seattle Humane Society, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

Wanna put a "meow" in the mix? Check out Catapalooza. (Sukanto Debnath/Flickr)

To my fellow Seattleites, if you’ve been thinking about adding a cat to your family, you couldn’t pick a better weekend than this one to do it. It’s the Seattle Humane Society’s Catapalooza.

It’s a celebration of all things cat, promises the humane society. It’s a major cat adoption event. They bring together 10 local rescue groups for this one. So there will be lots of beautiful cats looking for new homes.

And they have a good time at Catapalooza. Lots of prize giveaways and fun stuff for the kids to do.

It’s happening today and tomorrow (8/13-8/14) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Seattle Humane Society’s campus in Bellevue (13212 SE Eastgate Way).

Here’s more info about Catapalooza.

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
Cat Lover, Too!
(206) 478-5183

Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

Acquiring A Dog May Be The Only Opportunity A Human Ever Has To Choose A Relative

12 Aug
Dog Quotes, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers, Dog Walking Pinehurst Northagte Seattle (98125)

Ol' Mordecai (Mordecai?!) is onto something (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative. ~ Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

Well, marriage might be the other time. I mean, not to shoot holes in Mordecai’s quote. I get where he’s goin’ with this.

Plus, with a name like “Mordecai Wyatt,” I’m gonna assume he was some Old West badass. So I’m with ya, Mordecai!

Greg Valentine
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Walking Shih Tzus In Seattle’s Greenwood Neighborhood

11 Aug
Dog Walking Greenwood Seattle, 98103, 98117, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

Henry and Lily share a meaningful glance (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

Three Shih Tzus. Phoebe, Lily and Henry.

These little cupcakes recently started dog walks with us. They’re sooooooo much fun! I just have to share a few of their pics with you.

Read this whole post HERE!

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
Shih Tzu Lover
(206) 478-5183

Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

Find A Loving Companion At Seattle-Area Dog Adoption Event Saturday, August 13

10 Aug
PUP Dog Rescue, Dog Rescue, Issaquah

"A dog is not just a friend, they become a member of your family." (PUP Dog Rescue)

“A dog is not just a friend, they become a member of your family, a warm body to hug, a provider of kisses, someone to talk to who listens without comment.” ~ PUP Dog Rescue

Our friends at PUP Dog Rescue just finished their shelter sweep for the month of August. This is great news! And not just for the dogs who’s lives have been saved.

It’s fantastic news for everybody looking for a loving companion to add to their family.

You have the opportunity to meet these awesome dogs — and take them home — this Saturday (8/13) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the PUP (People United for Pets) Adoption Event at Petco in Issaquah.

And, you can get to know all of PUP’s adoptable dogs right now. Check ’em out. And make ’em yours on Saturday!

Remember. Every time you adopt a shelter dog you save two lives.

Greg Valentine
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Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers Seeks Exceptional Dog Walkers To Join Our Team!

10 Aug
Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers, Seattle Jobs, Dog Walking

Love dogs and the outdoors? This could be for perfect you! (From SniffSeattle.com)

Hey, our pet care service is growing, and we’re looking for “star” dog walkers to join our team. Most of the work happens between 11am and 3pm and takes place outside (rain or shine). The hours are concentrated and the work is invigorating and fun! What could be better than strolling around Seattle with some of the best dogs in town?

As a dog walker with Sniff Seattle, you’ll have the potential to quickly increase your schedule — and earnings. Pay is per walk. So more is good! Apply by email only, please. Include your job history and references, and tell us about your previous work with pets (see the requirements below). And a few words about who you are.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sniff Seattle Dog Walker Requirements:

  • Experience Previous work as a dog walker or providing professional pet care services.
  • Honesty Impeccable references and background. A background check will be performed.
  • Car Must have reliable car, plus valid driver’s license and car insurance.
  • Phone Cell phone with texting is essential. Preferably with camera and email.
  • Available Can work between 11am and 3pm Monday through Friday, and on some weekends.
  • Seattle Ideally, you live in our service area, between downtown and Shoreline.


SNIFF Seattle Dog Walkers: Race And Rosie From Shoreline

28 Jul
Puppy Care, Shoreline WA, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

Race gets a puppy bear hug from Rosie (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

I want to share a few pics of Race and Rosie, two new doggy friends. I mentioned them a couple days ago; Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers has expanded once again, and we’re now providing our services in the Shoreline area.

Puppy Care, Dog Walking, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers, Shoreline WA

Rosie. I'm in love with this puppy! (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

Let me tell you about Rosie. Rosie’s about three months old; a full Chocolate Lab. She’s 100 percent puppy — joyful, playful, sometimes uncoordinated, and a fast learner. We’re providing our Puppy Out Relief service. Three visits a day. Some of the time, it’s walks with leash, potty and command training. Other visits are potty breaks and playtime.

UPS Truck, Chocolate Lab, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers, Shoreline WA

Race and the UPS Truck (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

Race is a “get-down-to-business” walker; just leash him up and he’s practically out the door! I love his spirit and energy. He’s a Chocolate Lab/Springer mix, and the frequent recipient of Rosie’s doggy “bear hugs!”

Chocolate Lab, Shoreline Wa, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

Rosie tuckered out. (Photo by Greg Valentine/Snff Seattle Dog Walkers)

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
Spendin’ time in Shoreline!
(206) 478-5183

Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

Video: Chihuahua Fights Off Armed Robbers

20 Jul
Chihuahua Fights Off Armed Robbers, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers, Videos

Chihuahua's the new guard dog? (YouTube)

Don’t be surprised if you see a Chihuahua behind the counter the next time you’re at the gas station or 7-Eleven. Check out Paco, the crime fighting Chihuahua!

This little guy almost thwarts an armed robbery in Altadena, CA. Two armed robbers flee the store mid-stickup after Paco lets out a torrent of barks and comes charging, forcing the masked gunmen to leave cash behind.

And it’s all caught on the store’s security camera (video below)!

Turns out Paco’s a rescue dog who spends his day roaming from shop to shop in the neighborhood. Looking for bad guys, no doubt.

Greg Valentine
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Kirkland Vies For $100,000 ‘Bark For Your Park’ Dog Park Grant

20 Jul
Bark For Your Park, Kirkland Washington, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

More safe places for off-leash freedom is a good thing! (Photo by Liza31337/Flickr)

Our friends across Lake Washington in Kirkland have an opportunity to get a brand new off-leash dog park. The city’s one of 15 finalists vying for a $100,000 grant in a national contest.

Just so you know, we’re not impartial on this. We support our “home team,” of course!

I know readers of this blog are worldwide . That means a few are probably located in other finalist cities. If you’re in one of those places, please move on to the next thing you’re doing today and pretend you never saw this information.

(You know I’m joking, right?)

So, Kirkland, Washington needs your votes! That’s KIRKLAND. And here’s how you vote. It’s on the web, of course. You can vote once a day at each of these two sites:

Kirkland’s “Bark For Your Park” webpage

The “Bark For Your Park” Facebook page

And check out Kirkland’s finalist video:

(Oh, and when I said I was joking…I wasn’t really joking!)

Greg Valentine
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If You Could Build The Perfect Dog Walker

15 Jul
Magnolia Dog Walkers, 98199, Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers, Springer Spaniels

"A person with that intangible 'doggy sense'" (Photo by Greg Valentine/Sniff Seattle)

If you could build the perfect dog walker, you probably start by making her someone who absolutely knows what she’s doing; a person with that intangible “doggy sense” to communicate with your furry family member.

And you’d want the perfect dog walker to be someone passionate; who loves your dog like it was their own. Someone who arrives early and leaves late, always ready to spend a mutually playful time together.

Finally, you’d want — no insist — the perfect dog walker be someone who’s reliable, rain or shine; Someone who’s responsible, trustworthy and capable of making the right decision every time.

The perfect dog walker would be someone who could relieve you of any daily stress or worries about your pet so that you could go about your day with peace-of mind.

Add pet sitting to the equation, and you’ve just summed up who we are and what we do at Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers! Give us a call when you get the chance seven days a week.

Jeanna from Sniff Seattle
Dog Lover
(206) 478-5183

Sniff Seattle Dog Walkers

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