FAQ and Policies
Group and private walks
We cater all our services to each dog depending on their personalities and energy levels. We suggest trying our group walks for proper socialization, however occasionally group walks might not be available (i.e: on higher floor walk ups, building regulations, specific time frames, aggressive behavior, senior dogs or small puppies, and on days when group buddies don’t need walks). In that case, we will be providing private walks, and private walk fees apply.
Before we begin, please include all information and detailed instructions in the application. If you want to add or change any information, we require all corrections/updates to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We we are not responsible for misinterpreted verbal requests, or handwritten and chat notes lacking details. Please allow a 2-hour time frame for the walk to start (1-hour time frame for crated puppies under 1 year old)
The duration of walks and visits
Our walkers will start the timer when they arrive in your building, and will stop it when they are saying good-bye to your pup at your home.
We can borrow the key from a doorman for a duration of a walk and return it back when the walk is completed. For non-doorman buildings: we require two copies of your keys. Your walker will have one set and we will keep the other at our office in case your walker is ill and can’t come to work, or if you request evening/weekend walks. Without 2nd set we cant guarantee a walk if your regular walker is unavailable.
Our online platform
Please note we use dotimely.com for all scheduling and invoices. We will create your profile and set up your original schedule before we start walking your pooch. We ask that you make any changes through the dotimely.com website or DT phone app. You can also reach us via email email@example.com or call us at 212-706-9560 during our office hours. We don’t accept any schedule adjustments or cancelations through Groupme chat, and need 12 work hours to cancel or approve the appointments received by the email.
Our office hours
|Mon – Fri|
|8am – 5:30pm|
To give you more peace of mind
NY Tails is fully bonded and insured. Also, ask us about referral program and ways for you to get walks cheaper.
Multiple dog household
Extra $5-$7 per walk; 25% off for daycare, and 50% off for overnights for each additional pup.
|$4 per walk if you schedule less than four walks a week or less than 12 walks per month ($2 per walk for 15 min walks)|
|$5 per walk starting before 9am or after 6pm, and for weekend or federal holiday walks|
|$10 for walks starting before 9am or after 6pm that also fall on a federal holiday or weekend|
|$10 for overnights/boarding and $5 for daycare during federal holidays or holiday weekends|
|$4 for dogs with special needs, extra large size (80lb+), or aggressive behavior|
|$3 when pick up and drop off places are different, and for 4th floor (3 flights up) or higher walk up buildings|
Minimum walks per week
At this time we can only accommodate sporadic walks or last minute requests upon availability. To preserve our walkers schedules we are asking for a minimum of 3 walks per week or a 12 walks per month commitment. At this time we offer 15 min walks for a min of 4 walks a week, between 10:30am-5pm, Mon – Fri that are requested at least a week in advance.
All payments for recurring weekly walks are due on the first of each month for rendered services, and on the first day of service for short term arrangements. Currently we accept cash, check and credit card. Please note there is an extra 4% fee applied to credit card payments. All invoices that are not paid within 8 weeks are subject to a weekly $10 fee. If the invoice is not paid by 10th week, the services will be temporary suspended until paid in full.
Dog walkers exclusivity
Be advised that dog walkers performing services for NY Tails are bound by an agreement with the company, which, inter alia, prohibits them from contacting or accepting communication from clients and their personnel and/or agents, in an attempt to gain business from said clients. By submitting this application, you agree that you will not contact, directly or indirectly, or accept non-NY Tails related communication from dog walkers performing services for NY Tails in an attempt to receive services from them directly.