FAQs

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions for Dog Days Kalamazoo

Do you go outside of your Service Area?
YES, on a case by case basis depending on nature of work. I have clients up to 5 miles outside of my area.

Can I hire you for dog walking 1 or 2 days per week? 
Yes. Whether you need one day, two days, or more–I can help you out. I currently have clients with rotating days every week, Mon/Tues/Thurs, Mon-Fri, Mon & Weds, and only Weds.

What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, or Paypal if paying by bank account–NOT credit card.

When do I pay you?
Before work begins–for both midday dog walking and vacation pet sitting. Midday clients can pay weekly, every two weeks, or monthly. I do not bill out. I did when I first started and had a few people taking 3-5 weeks to pay me after work was completed. Thus, payment ahead of time please. 

How soon should I schedule work with you?
The sooner the better. There’s no such thing as booking too early! I can generally fit in last minute stops for midday dog walking clients. However, with vacation pet sitting, please contact me at least 2-3 weeks before your trip. Holidays–I recommend at least 4-5 weeks ahead of time. There’s only so many hours in the day and so many stops we can do. Most major holidays, I will be booked up weeks early.

Will you always be walking my dog or someone else?
Yes, I will always be walking your dog for midday visits. My part-time dog walker Dana Eager is a full-time pet groomer–she owns Bow Wow Meow Pet Grooming. Dana helps me with evening and night pet sitting visits. We will always be in our navy blue Dog Days uniform and clearly identifiable.

Michael Machota, Dog Days, FAQs Frequently Asked Questions Dog Days Kalamazoo

Who do you recommend if you’re not available?
I know the owners of the following dog walking/pet sitting companies. I can recommend them if you’re outside my service area or I’m booked. Click on the company names for outbound link to their websites:

Creatures Professional Pet Care  Owner: Tami Port

Mongo’s Pet Sitting  Owner: Patricia Haas

Bonafide Bark  Owner: Sarah Lyman

Pawsitive Approach  Owner: Darcie Chapman

Where were you a Public Safety Officer?
Loyola University Chicago Campus Police in the late 1990s.

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Loyola University Chicago Campus Police, April 1999