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Pricing for Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Services

Our Pricing Philosophy

Our pricing philosophy is simplicity. We are very flexible, accommodate short notice requests and keep extra fees at a minimum. We do not have contracts but we do offer reduced pricing for regular mid day dog walks.

The Make My Day Please pet sitting, cat care and dog walking visit includes potty break, walking, playtime or a combination as per owner’s request. Cat and dog services include fresh water, food if necessary, treat, exercise, litter box cleaning, kitty petting, reinforcement of training, and lots of professional pet attention. Our pet sitting and dog walking service is in Gainesville, Manassas, Nokesville, Bristow, and Haymarket*.

*There may be an additional charge for Bull Run Mountain visits depending on the location.

Our Hours
8 AM – 9 PM (First AM visits 7-8 AM; Last PM visits 8-9 PM).

**A $5 visit fee applies to visit request outside of business hours.**

Free, In-home Consultation PLUS
* No contracts
* No charge to meet your sitter
* No “1 time set up fee”

Per Visit Pricing

**A $1.00 surcharge will be added while gas is over $4.00 a gallon, for your pet sitter. **

Regularly Scheduled Mid-Day Dog Walks

$16.75 per 10 minute potty break
$19.00 per 20 minute visit
$21.50 per 30 minute visit
$28.00 per 45 minute visit

$3.00 for 2nd pet, $2.00 for each additional pet

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Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, & Cat Care

$17.75 per 10 minute visit
$20.50 per 20 minute visit
$23.50 per 30 minute visit
$30.00 per 45 minute visit

$3.00 for 2nd pet, $2.00 for each additional pet

Post Surgery Wound Care: Price depends on time needed for care.

Vacation Care Pricing

Basic Vacation Care

Per visit fee applies, total day rate depends on how many visits you would like. Mail/newspaper pick up, alternate light changing, plant watering is included.

Overnight Care

Overnight in your home is $85.00 per night, $3.00 for 2nd pet, and $2.00 for each additional pet. If your pet(s) require someone to stay overnight in your home we can provide an excellent kennel alternative-includes evening and morning visit. Overnight is a 12 hour time frame.


House-sitting is $140.00 per day, $3.00 for 2nd pet, and $2.00 for each additional pet. This service is available if you prefer to have a sitter stay in your house while you are away. The sitter will make your home his/her home base. The sitter will come and go throughout the day to take care of other pet sitting jobs but will be at your home the majority of the time you are away.

Holidays* – $10.00 surcharge per visit
Weekends – Add $3.00 per visit
Same Day Service Request – $5 per visit – Service requests received after 8 PM for the following day will be charged as a same day service request.
Medication administration (does not apply to meds in food) – $4.00
Injection Fee – $5.00

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Additional Pricing Information

  • Update Fee – $19.50 and applies to existing clients when an additional visit is required after the free initial consultation (i.e. a client moves, needs to update care instructions, adds a pet, requests an additional visit, etc.).
  • Payment is expected at the end of each weekly dog walking or pet sitting assignment.
  • A 50% deposit may be required for weekend, holiday, and vacation assignments.
  • A $35.00 fee will be charged for returned checks.
  • Same day cancellations can be called in/texted to the main number 703-624-3583 or emailed to [email protected] by 8 AM.
  • $15 key pick up or return
  • Make My Day Please recognizes all Federal Holidays, Easter, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
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Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather (Severe storms, hurricanes, snow, etc.): MMDP will use our best judgment while caring for your pet and home at the time of inclement weather.  We will try to carry out your instructions to the best of our ability.  The care we provide your pet and its safety is our first concern.  If the Federal government is closed, all regular dog walking visits will be canceled. If you need service on such a day, please contact us by 8 AM. We will make every effort to fulfill the visit. If schools are closed, regular dog walking visits will remain scheduled. If you do not need service, please let us know by 8 AM per our cancellation policy. The service schedule may be changed, interrupted, or altered due to circumstances. Every effort will be made to drive to your home. If the travel is deemed very difficult due to weather, a $5 fee will be added. If it is not possible to drive safely to your home, your emergency contact will be notified.

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