Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
Copyright 2008 - 2023, Hearts of Gold Pet Services. All rights reserved.
Phone: 520-272-3303 Service Hours: 7 days a week, 6:00 am until 8:00 pm but earlier and later times are available.
We come to you! We provide dog walking and pet sitting for dogs, cats, birds, fish and other small animals and reptiles in the convenience of your own home. We also offer pet taxi services to your vet or groomer, errands for pets and people,
and home watch services.
Our service areas for pet sitting and dog walking are:
Oro Valley, Sun City, Rancho Vistoso, Catalina, Golder Ranch, Saddlebrooke (both), East of Thornydale, Casas Adobes, extreme northwest Tucson (north of River Road) and parts of the Catalina Foothills (west of Campbell).
Zip codes: 85737, 85755, 85704, 85738, 85739, 85741, 85742, and part of 85718.
- Some of these areas are serviced at a slightly higher rate for each visit.
- If you live outside of these service areas, let's talk and see if we can still help.
Complimentary Initial Consultation (approximately 45 minutes)
Your peace of mind and your pet's care and safety are our biggest concerns, so let's get acquainted and make sure we're a match. We will discuss your pet's unique needs and specific care, discuss all home care during your absence, show you our credentials, and answer questions you may have about us. This is an important time for your pets to hear our voices and smell our scents to let them know we're friendly, and mom or dad approved. We will also go over detailed paperwork so your pertinent pet and home information is at our fingertips.
- Full payment is due at the time of the initial consultation so we can reserve our time for your pets.
- We ask for two sets of keys at the time of the initial consultation, so you can avoid a key pick-up fee.
- Additional consultations are billed in half hour increments at $22 per half hour.
Daily pet sits in your home, apartment, or senior living communities
Visits include lots of love and attention, cleaning water and food dishes and providing fresh water and food, play time and exercise, cleaning litter boxes and dog waste, medications if needed, and talking to your pets. We will also make sure nothing is left on your porch, alternate lighting and drapes, collect the mail and newspaper, take care of trash and recycling bins, and do some light watering.
Pet sitting rates per visit, for up to 3 pets start at:
30 minutes: $25
$3.00 for each additional pet.
$5.00 per pet, per visit for shots, pills, supplements, or administering ointments or drops.
- Some locations may be serviced at a slightly higher rate.
- Full payment is due by the first day of each pet sitting session.
- An additional fee may be applied for visits that run long due to extra clean-up or care, ill and incontinent pets, or lonely and stressed animals who may need extra time and attention.
Other Family Pets (fish, chickens, turtles, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, for example)
$25 per 30 minute visit for up to 3 pets if these are your only pets.
- If we are already visiting your home for your dogs and cats, there may not be additional charges for simply feeding these other pets. It all depends on the extent of the needed care.
$25 for 30 minute walks, for up to 3 dogs from the same family; $3 per each additional dog. We do not pack walk.
If you would like us to drop your pet(s) off at the vet or groomer, we'd be glad to do so in our air-conditioned and insured vehicle.
$30 per half hour. If you would like us to stay with your pet at the vet or groomer, we will gladly do so for our half hour rates.
Pet and People Errands
Need help lifting the huge, cost-effective bags of dog or cat food, or the super-sized containers of kitty litter? Need us to pick-up prescriptions for you or your pets, groceries, do a Costco run? Just let us know and we'll be there for you.
$30 per half hour, plus the cost of the goods.
Outside of our service time (includes visits between 8:00 pm to 6:00 am) An additional $10 per visit is added for late night or early morning visits.
Outside of our service area, call and let's talk.
Special Needs Animals
We will do everything within our experience and education to assist you with your special needs pets. However, we are not veterinary technicians so there are times when we will refer you to 24-hour vet care.
- An additional fee may be applied for incontinent and ill animals.
Last Minute Established Client Bookings or Unexpected Extensions to your Travel Plans
No extra charge, just the cost of the care. We welcome your business!
$5 per visit for:
New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
Key Pick Up or Drop Off
$30 per drop-off or pick-up of keys, after our initial meeting. First key return, no charge.
$15 if we have to make additional keys, which covers the key cost and our time.
$30 emergency key drop off if you lock yourself out.
Emergency Care Services (less than 24 hour notice)
If you are a current client and we have your information and key on file, there is NO emergency service fee.
If you are not a current client and we don't have your key or information on file, $30 emergency consult fee, plus pet sitting charges.