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New Clients

Joining the pack? Start your journey here!

Our mindful nature extends to our easy-to-follow onboarding process, ensuring a seamless, stress-free experience from the moment we connect.

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Here's the process

2. Schedule a meet-and-greet so we can get to know each other (typically scheduled Monday to Friday, 3:30 pm to 5 pm). We’ll go over routines, answer questions and even bring a few furry friends for new dog hiking clients to meet.

3. Let the fun begin!

FAQ

FrequentlyAsked Questions

  • Are there any age requirements to start pack hikes?
    Your dog can start pack hikes once they have all of their shots. We recommend starting slow, with twice a week, and working up to more once they reach a year old.
  • What are your pack hike requirements?
    Dogs must: Be up-to-date on their vaccinations and routine flea/tick medication Be comfortable with car rides Love other humans and dogs
  • Do I have to drop my dog off?
    Nope! We provide complimentary pick-up and drop-off.
  • Does my dog need anything for their pack hike?
    You’ll need a collar with up-to-date name tag/contact information/city license, as well as a harness if your pet uses one. We come equipped with our personal gear: TinyHorse leashes, compostable poop bags, sustainable treats and fresh water.
  • Do you offer pack hikes on holidays/weekends?
    Pack hikes are scheduled from Monday to Friday, excluding holidays and weekends. Monday pack hikes that fall on a holiday will be rescheduled for Friday.
  • Which parks do the dogs explore on their pack hikes?
    We explore parks including Lincoln Park, Alki, Jack Block, Seward Park, Seahurst Park, Camp Long and Shmitz Park.
  • What do you mean by “basic training”?
    During our pack walks, we introduce and maintain boundaries to provide structure for the dogs. Pups sit to get on and off the leash, sit to get into the car, and wait until called to exit the vehicle individually. We begin hiking when all dogs are seated and calm. We also work on name recognition and recall. During hikes, we move the pack to the side of the trail and have them focus on us so other trail users can pass.
  • What kind of animals do you care for?
    We care for dogs, cats, small mammals and caged reptiles with no live feedings.
  • Do you offer sleepovers or boarding?
    We do offer Sleepover care provided in your pets home. Currently, we offer pet-sitting visits in 15- or 30-minute increments, and sleepover care. At this time, we do not offer boarding.
  • Can you take care of my pets at an exact time?
    We cannot guarantee a specific time for pet care; we will arrive within a three-hour timeframe.
  • Which neighborhood do you service?
    To ensure we limit our use of fossil fuels, we have limited our service range to West Seattle only. Just to name a few neighborhoods we service, Alki, Admiral, Alaska & Morgan Junction, Delridge, Arbor Heights, Greenwood, etc.
  • Is a Meet & Greet required before booking services?
    We require a M&G to ensure everyone's safety and make sure we’re a great fit for you and your furry family member(s). M&G are held at clients home and are $35. We will go over your pets needs, MP contracts, Time to Pet setup, and Pack Hike dogs will have a chance to meet a few furry friends and mobile vehicle.
  • Is the Meet & Greet free?
    No, M&G consultations are $35 and must be paid prior to scheduled meeting.
  • Are you insured?
    Yes! We’re licensed with the City of Seattle, and bonded/insured with Business Insurers of the Carolinas.
  • Do you offer discounts the more services you book?
    We do not offer any discounts based on the amount of visits or hikes you book, since you are paying for the time and time slot that you are reserving for your pet.
  • Do you have any special qualifications?
    I’m a Certified Professional Pet Sitter and member of Pet Sitters International. I also stay current on pet CPR and first aid. Finally, I’m currently enrolled in a dog psychology course to elevate my pack hikes. I am also licensed, insured and bonded.
  • How do you accept payment?
    Mindful Pets accepts payments via Zelle and Time to Pet, our online portal. Payments are made via Stripe and accept ACH and credit cards.
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