rates

this is the new rate sheet for 2022.

please note my service area is limited to parts of uptown/riverbend/carrollton, most of midcity/bayou st. john/fairgrounds, parts of the 7th ward, gentilly and lakeview, and the cbd/warehouse district. i do not service the french quarter, marigny, bywater or 9th ward, nor do i service old metairie, metairie, kenner or the west bank.

potty breaks:

$20 for a 10-15 minute visit to let your dog(s) out to pee in your yard off leash or a VERY quick leashed let-out in the front yard. a quick in and out. this rate is for new/one-off clients. rate goes down to $15/visit if you contract for ongoing service on a set schedule.

dog walking:

$25 for a half hour visit for daytime walks for new/one-off clients. rate goes down to $20/walk if you contract for ongoing service on a set schedule.

dog walking hours are generally 9am – 4pm, monday – friday. if you have a need outside those hours, feel free to submit a request but know that i can’t/won’t always be able to accommodate them.

dog sitting while you’re away: (in your home)

$50/day for 2 walks/visits to your home + feeding/watering/medication and any housesitting duties you may require (checking mail, watering plants, etc). visits generally run 30-45 minutes each but may go longer depending on your pets’ needs.

$75/day for 3 walks/visits to your home + feeding/watering/medication and any housesitting duties you may require (checking mail, watering plants, etc). visits generally run 30-45 minutes each but may go longer depending on your pets’ needs.

$100/day for overnight stays with 24 hour care. this includes all walks and feedings + other housesitting duties. this does NOT mean i will stay in your house 24 hours/day, but i will do my best to spend chunks of time in the afternoons and evenings with your pet(s), working around my own cat’s feeding schedule and my daily dogwalking schedule, and i WILL sleep there overnight. i will honor your pets’ regular feeding/walking schedule as best i can. 24 hour time period starts with first visit; if additional visits are needed to complete the sit past the 24 hour timeframe, $25/visit charges will apply.

no dog boarding is available at this time.

cat sitting while you’re away: (in your home)

$25/day for one visit/day for 1-3 cats. feeding/watering/medications/litter scooping. 4+ cats, $5 extra.

$40/day for twice/day service for 1-3 cats. feeding/watering/medications/litter scooping. 4+ cats, $5 extra.

$60/day for 3x/day service for 1-3 cats. feeding/watering/medications/litter scooping. 4+ cats, $5 extra.

no cat boarding is available at this time.

other animals:

i can certainly sit for other pets you might have, but you might need to school me on their needs. thus far i have cared for fish, turtles, parrots/parakeets, chickens, ferrets, guinea pigs and squirrels, and i am not averse to caring for other critters. i like ’em all!

contact me and tell me your circumstances and we can figure out something that’s affordable to you and fair to me.

however, no boarding of any animals is available at this time.

holiday rates:

generally speaking, there will be a $5/day surcharge for holiday bookings (i.e. thanksgiving week, christmas/new year’s holiday weeks, memorial day weekend, 4th of july weekend, labor day weekend, etc.). holiday bookings fill up fast and often months in advance, so please don’t call me a few days before a major holiday and expect that i will have openings. i might, but chances are good that i won’t. if i say no, it’s not personal – it’s because i’m already overbooked!

also, i don’t work on endymion saturday or fat tuesday during carnival. ever.

hurricane season/evacuation disclaimer:

in general, i cannot take responsibility for evacuating your pet(s) should a mandatory evacuation be called for while you are away. i advise you have an evacuation plan with a family member, friend or other pet caregiver; i am happy to coordinate with them should the situation arise. please be advised of this policy from june 1st through november 30th.

cancellation policy:

i require 24 hours notice of cancellation of a booked walk or sit; if less than 24 hours is given, then full payment is expected for walks and 50% payment is expected for sits.

payment policy:

payment is expected upon performance of service. walking clients who contract for recurring service (daily, m-w-f, etc) are expected to pay weekly on fridays. sitting clients can choose to pay up front or half up front and half at conclusion of the sit.

wagsbymags accepts payments via venmo, paypal, cash app, apple pay or zelle. i can also accept personal checks or cash.