Services

 Do you work long hours?
Are you going on vacation?
Will your pet be alone for more than 5 to 6 hours at a time? 

Let Shake A Leg! cater to all of your dog & cat (and other critters) needs while you're away! Care in the comfort and familiarity of your own home and neighborhood will leave them stress free ensuring a normal routine and diet

Daily dog walks are a great way for your dog to expend energy and get fresh air while you're away. We enjoy the one on one connection made between human and dog while on a walk. We also firmly believe that positive loving energy from the human is directly sensed from the dog while we are together for any length of time. Dog walks start at your home and we head out into your neighborhood to enjoy all of the sights, smells, sounds and beauty of nature, rain or shine, before returning home. Dogs require physical and mental stimulation just like humans do. If proper exercise is provided on a daily basis, it will energize their body, mind and spirit. Many dog behavioral problems are the result of isolation, boredom and insufficient exercise. Shake a Leg's Programs are a great service for your dog when you can't be around to exercise and play.


Daily Dog Walking

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We come to your home so your dog can stay comfortable in his or her own surroundings. Your dog is given a bathroom break, walk around neighborhood, food and water, playtime, medicine if needed, natural & organic treats, Frosty Paws ice cream treats (during hot summer days)and plenty of love and attention during the visit.

Dog walks include:

  • Fresh Air & Exercise

  • Bathroom break

  • Fresh Water

  • Daily Walk Report

  • Individualized attention (including gentle massage, natural & organic treats & Frosty Paws ice cream treats during hot summer months)

  • Positive reinforcement training while on leash

Rates

Rates are per visit NOT PER DOG (no additional charge for more than one dog).

The Basic (approximately 20 minutes) $15 per visit 

The Standard (approximately 30 minutes) $20 per visit   


Puppy & Cat Care

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Puppy Care: We know that puppies need extra care: extra time, extra exercise, extra playtime, and lots of attention. We will reinforce basic training commands during our visits (sit, stay, come, leave it) and ensure all accidents are cleaned up.

Cat Care: We love our cats and kittens, too. Besides daily litter change, food, water, your cat(s) will receive lots of love, cuddles and play time 

Rates

$15 per 20 minute visit (no additional charge for more than 1 cat or puppy)


Vacation Pet Sitting

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3 daily visits consisting of approximately two 15-minute outings and one 30-minute walk/visit per day. A gentle neck and shoulder massage is given with brushing and herbal organic freshening spray (plus all of the services provided in a dog walking as stated above).This is a great way to keep your dog stress free in his or her own surroundings while you're away. 

Rates

$38 per day includes 2 15-minute outings and a 30-minute walk per day

No additional charge for more than one dog 

Additional visits per day are available: 20 min for $15 -or- 30 min for $20

Note: If there is a cat visit in combination with a Vacation Dog Sit, there may be an additional fee for the cat/s depending on the needs.


Additional Information

Holiday Visits

Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day,  New Years Eve/Day: $10 additional per day - availability is very limited

CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve(after 4p) and Christmas Day

Other Services Provided

Water plants (indoor or outdoor), take in mail, switch lights on/off (complimentary with any dog walking or pet service but large flower and vegetable gardens rates may apply).

Fish, mice, hamsters, farm animals and bird care available. Call for rates.


Current Availability

DAILY DOG WALKING MONDAY-FRIDAY: As of January 2019 we currently have some availability for daily dog walking Monday through Friday in the Hebron/Amston and Marlborough towns between the hours of 1p and 4p. Please email (shakefour@yahoo.com) or call/text (860-368-9125) to discuss particular days and time frames.

VACATION PET SITTING: We typically book 1 month in advance for Vacation pet sitting. Please email me (Suzanne) at shakefour@yahoo.com to see if the week you need pet sitting is available. We are NOT AVAILBLE to do OVERNIGHT petsitiing....but  we do visit 3 times a day, morning, afternoon and evening and additional visits if needed.

NEW CLIENTS: If you are a new client, in addition to booking a month in advance for vaction pet sitting, please allow at least 1 week before your vacation for us to come to your home and meet you and your pet/s. We will get to know you, collect information on your pets habits and behaviors as well as some general information.