Cindy's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

Quality pet care in the comfort of your pet's own home.


ā¤ Pet Care Rates & Services ā¤

I offer the following services for your pet(s) which includes: Dogs, cats, birds, farm animals, fish/reptiles and other small mammals. And of course peace of mind for your home.



Hello and welcome to my services~ I am an insured member of Pet Sitters Associates ~ #66145 with numerous client references that I will share with you upon request.   I also have over 50 Google reviews when you Google Cindy's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking in Fair Oaks. I work by myself with no employees, to keep things more streamlined and consistent.

What to expect: I listen to your needs and determine if we are a good fit before I come over for an initial meeting. This includes requiring that you have and are able to use a cell phone (including texting), in case of an emergency and for pet updates. Pricing for pet sitting is dependent on pet needs and  distance involved with getting to your home. Not per pet.  When hired, we go through your pet's routines, house services needed and your schedule. I will also leave you my pet information forms and ask that you have the forms filled out, signed and ready for me before my first pet sitting visit. Please leave forms along with your cash or check payment, in a visible spot on your dining room table.

Initial get-acquainted visit is FREE: Please give me at least a few days' notice with a meet & greet for better scheduling results.  Meet and greets are AT YOUR HOME to get familiar with your home and especially get to know your pet(s).   This also includes any specific dog walking techniques, to avoid any later confusion. Any future, additional, meet & greets are $20+ (a visit cost) depending on the area,

Keys: I will need a spare key, at the initial meet and greet, unless you have a key-less entry or a lockbox, to keep for my future use. Keys are kept safely locked up in my possession with no identifying links to you. This will be a key for my use and my use only but will be returned, upon request.  I return keys one of two ways. I will either leave your  key behind, locked inside your home, in a place you are made aware of. Or, If the first option is not possible, I will send your key back, registered mail via  UPS, with a tracking number. There is a visit charge to pick up your key again at your home only, however, if you decide to use my devices again. 

Cancellation Policy: I require at least a 24 hour cancellation notice or there will be a charge equivalent to the same day visit(s) cost missed, since you are reserving my time. This is for all services; drop in visits and dog walking. There also unfortunately are no pet sitting refunds once visits have begun, if you happen to come home early for whatever reason.

Payment: Cash, PayPal, Venmo (preferred), Zelle and personal checks are all accepted. For online payments, I will send requests for payment with the total amount owed when I confirm, the day before visits begin. Please pay promptly.  Paypal payments will be at an additional 3% for.merchant fees, unless the "friend" option is chosen, then there is no charge. .

Holiday Rates: Please add $5 per visit for the following holidays: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

Service Areas: Fair Oaks and surrounding areas within 15 miles. . If the distance (calculated from 7997 California Ave, Fair Oaks) is further than 15 miles from the Fair Oaks village, I do recommend that you find a pet sitter who is closer. 


Pet Sitting Rates

Drop in visits (your home only):

15 minute express visit in the fair oaks village area only- $15.00

ā€¢ 30 min - $20.00 - (1-5 miles from the FO village)

ā€¢ 30 min - $25.00 - (5-10 miles from the FO village)

ā€¢ 30 min - $30.00 - (10-15 miles from the FO village)

There is no extra charge for additional pets. 


All visits (excluding walking) Include:

  • Providing fresh food and water
  • Play time and exercise (in your home or yard)
  • Potty breaks
  • Administration of medication if needed (including insulin injections).
  • Sub Q fluid injections are also available, by me, at an additional fee that can be discussed.
  • Litter box and cage cleaning.
  • Veterinary (transport) in case of illness.
  • Brushing and therapeutic pet massage.
  • Daily text updates pictures/videos of your pets enjoying themselves
  • Basic pet clean up
  • Most importantly lots of love and affection for your pet

Home Services (at no extra cost)

  • Mail & package collection
  • Newspaper collection
  • Watering plants
  • Put out trash
  • Security (alternate lights & window covering)


Dog Walking

Dog walking is on leash at all times, no exceptions.

I will work with regular dog walking clients (by request) on basic training to heel, stay, etc, with correcting their behavior with a lot of praise and an occasional treat, when they do what is expected of them.  My goal with dog walking, however, is to let our friends enjoy themselves on walks. To get exercise but to stop to smell the roses, whenever they get the chance. It is their time too. ā˜ŗļø

Micro-chipping is highly advised in addition to wearing an ID tag, as well as being updated on all vaccines. Small dogs are best with a body harness, if possible, for their safety and comfort. And a sweater or light coat is recommended for chilly mornings with smaller dogs, and especially dogs who have short fur who are low to the ground.

I walk your dog(s) by themselves (within the same household) and with no other dogs. Dogs are never to be taken to the dog park and are not allowed to be around other unknown dogs, with how unpredictable they can be with each other. They also will not be walked near busy streets whatsoever. Waste is picked up and disposed of properly.

Walking is done preferably in the morning, depending on your needs but hot afternoons (over 75 degrees) will be spent in your backyard or indoors with a ball, unless there is a lot of shade on your sidewalk. Very rainy days, where it's pouring, will be rescheduled for a drier day or later time of the day, unless play can be done in your house with a toy.

Dog Walking Prices:

30-40 min walk ~ (within 5 miles of Fair Oaks village) ~ $25.00 ~ in your neighborhood.

30-40 min walks ~ (within 5 miles of Fair Oaks village) 3+ walks per wk ~ $20 per walk~ Discounted walking for more than 3 walks per week but if you choose 2 or less walks in one week, the cost is $25.00 per walk. There is no charge with advance notice (24 hours) if taking entire week off. In your neighborhood. 

I currently am only walking one large dog at a time or  2-3 small dogs at one time. Large dogs must be well behaved and not pull on leash.