Navigating Pet Parenthood: Your Top 5 Questions About Dog Walking Answered by Homeward Bound

At Homeward Bound, we know that being a pet parent involves a delicate dance of decisions – a balancing act that considers your pet’s personality, health, and well-being alongside the practicalities of budget and lifestyle. We’ve had countless heart-to-hearts with our clients, and we get it; you want the best for your fur baby. So, when the idea of hiring a dog walker for mid-day walks comes into play, skepticism is only natural.

Here at Homeward Bound, we’ve listened to your feedback, engaged in incredible conversations, and identified the top 5 questions swirling in the minds of pet parents considering mid-day dog walks.


All the ‘Yes, Buts…’ About Hiring a Dog Walker

We understand your love for your pet, the intimate knowledge you hold about their quirks, and the hesitation that creeps in when considering a new service. Let’s tackle those “Yes, Buts…” head-on:

If you’re considering a dog walker for mid-day walks in the Lakes Region, we’ve got your top 5 questions covered.


“Yes, I’ve been thinking about hiring a dog walker, but…

Q: How can I trust a stranger with my pet and home?”

A: Trust is paramount. Homeward Bound, established in 2011, has completed over 40,000 pet care visits to date. Our caregivers undergo thorough background checks, extensive training, and share a genuine love for animals. We prioritize the safety of your pet and home, ensuring a trustworthy and reliable service. Your privacy is our concern; our keys are numerically coded and stored in an encrypted database.


Q: My dog has a very specific routine and preferences.”

A: We recognize the importance of routines. During the consultation, we gather information about your dog’s specific routines and preferences. Our caregivers tailor each Mid-Day Walk to meet your dog’s unique needs, providing a personalized and enjoyable experience.


Q: I’m concerned my dog won’t have the same dog walker every day.”

A: We get it! Consistency is key. We create a care plan for every household, stored in our secure scheduling software. While no walker works every day, our team ensures consistent care. Your pet will experience the same level of attention, no matter which of our dedicated employees walks them.


Q: Won’t scheduling be a hassle with Mid-Day Walks?

A: We understand that convenience is key. If you’re worried that scheduling might be a hassle, we’ve streamlined the process. Scheduling is flexible through our online software, and our caregivers are committed to making Mid-Day Walks a seamless experience. Your pet’s well-being is our priority, and we aim to make it a hassle-free delight for both you and your furry friend.


Q: What if an emergency happens with my pet?”

A: Life is full of surprises, and we’re ready for “what if” scenarios! If you’re concerned about emergencies, rest assured that our Mid-Day Walks are designed to adapt. Our caregivers are equipped to handle unexpected situations, and our protocols ensure your pet’s safety. With our standard untimed walks, you won’t be surprised by an extra bill for dealing with unforeseen emergencies.


Don’t let unanswered questions stand between you and what your dog would love.

Remember, at Homeward Bound, we’re not just about dog walks. We’re about letting you slow down and enjoy your lunch breaks while delivering delightful, customized walks for your pup.

Still have questions? We’re happy to answer them! Contact us at info@hbpets.com, and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days. Let’s make your dog’s mid-day adventures in the Lakes Region as wonderful as they can be!

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