FAQ and Policies
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), and 4-hour time frame for cat visits to start.
Minimum walks per week
To preserve our walkers schedules we are asking for a minimum of 4 walks per week or a 16 walks per month commitment for the same time frame. We offer 15 min walks between 10:30am-5pm, during non holiday Mon – Fri that are requested at least a week in advance. For cat visits we require daily visits and are not able to accommodate every other day visits.
If you need less than 16 walks a month or ad hoc walks: If your pup can walk with others in a group, and you can provide us at least 3 hours time frame and are flexible with the duration of the walks, we might be able to accommodate some of the requests depending on walkers availability.
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.
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|
|7:30am – 7:00pm|
To give you more peace of mind
NY Tails is fully bonded and insured. Also, ask us about referral program when new pups who join mention your name.
Multiple dog household
Extra $7 per walk; 25% off for daycare, and 50% off for overnights for each additional pup.
Extra fees for each dog
|$7 per walk if you schedule less than 16 walks per month|
|$7 per walk starting before 9am or after 6pm, and for weekend or federal holiday walks|
|$14 for walks starting before 9am or after 6pm that also fall on a federal holiday or weekend|
|$10 for walks or day care before 7am or after 10pm|
|$15 for overnights/boarding and $7 for daycare during federal holidays or holiday weekends|
|$3 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|
By default, we assume you don’t need your regular walks during all Federal holidays. We will be sending emails about a week before to confirm the cancelation of the walks. If you need your walk back, please don’t forget to request it, and we will do our best to accommodate. Please note, we only offer 30+ min private walks during the Federal holidays, and all services during Federal holidays and Federal holidays weekends are subject to an extra fee.
Canceling or changing your appointment
We are not able to cancel or adjust the appointment through groupme chat, voice messages or E 80th day care pick up/drop off number.
These are the only ways to cancel and adjust your appointment:
1) Canceling or reducing the duration of a service by dotimely.com website or the app: Late cancelation fee of $8 for any services (except for Boarding and Overnight at your home) canceled after 10pm the night before will apply, service adjustments need to be requested by 10pm the night before and approved by us; Full price of a walk/visit will apply for any cancelations made within 2 hours of the scheduled time frame; $8 for day care no shows or cancelations after 7am on the same day, $95 for boarding and overnight at your home when canceled less than 24 hours before the start. All same day cancelations, adjustments and requests must must be submitted through DoTimely.com. Please wait for us to approve the change or request to make sure it’s confirmed.
Canceling on the Do Timely app: swipe the appointment to the left, edit and cancel buttons will appear.
Canceling on DoTimely.com website: click on the appointment, edit and cancel buttons will appear.
2) Canceling or reducing the duration of a service by emailing us: Please make sure to allow at least 12 work hours between your cancelation/adjustment email and scheduled walk that you want to cancel to avoid late cancelation fee stated above.
3) Calling us during the office hours and canceling by phone: Same rules apply as in canceling/ adjusting by Dotimely.
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.
We require for the credit card info to be added to your Dotimely profile before we start the service, if the payment is not submitted within a month, we will run your credit card on file on 5th week from the start of the services or when total due reaches $300. All invoices that are not paid within 5 weeks are subject to a weekly $10 fee. If the invoice is not paid by 6th week, the services will be temporary suspended until paid in full.
To add credit card from the dotimely.com website: click on My Profile and then Credit Card Tab.
To add credit card via the app: click on Credit Card on the left navigation bar.
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.