Bare Paws
Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters Serving
Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. 

Bare Paws Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters

Frequently Asked Questions


I am interested, how do I start service?

We are glad to welcome you to the Bare Paws family. Starting service is easy. Simply hit "Start Today" on the upper part of your screen. Answer our simple questionnaire , and we will get back to you within two business hours.

I have signed up for services, now what?

Please give us at least two business hours. In the even that you have contacted us after business hours or just before the end of business hours please give us until the next day. We are open 7 days a week 10:00 am to 7:00pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience, we are all pet sitters and dog walkers here. If an email or message takes some time to be answered we are most likely all on the field taking care of pets.

What areas do you service?

We serve all of  Manhattan.

We serve the following areas in Brooklyn for dog walking:  Red Hook, Caroll Gardens, Gowanus, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill.  

We serve the following areas in Queens for cat sitting : Astoria, Long Island City,  and are reaching slowly out to Flushings.

In the Bronx we service only Southern Bronx ranging all the way up to Buhre Ave. Feel free to inquire here.

We do not service Staten Island.

How can I schedule service?

You can schedule service quickly an easily by contacting us. or using our client login portal powered by Timetopet.
When you start walks with us, you will be able to easily schedule walks, on your phone or computer by asking our Client Login section.

Whats your cancellation policy?

Cancel anytime for free before two hours of a dog walking service. Pet sitting services may have an additional fee for cancelling.

Are  you insured?

We are insured and bonded. We cover any damaged property caused by us, medical expenses caused by us to your pet, and cover any lost keys. 

What is a meet and greet?

A meet and greet, is where you get to meet a Bare Paw team member . For dog walking clients, you meet your walker and back up walker. And more importantly we meet your pet!

How do I pay?

Invoices are generated automatically after we have booked services for your pets.  Clients will be billed automatically each Friday. For all pet sitting services that have been performed prior to the billing service time. 

Minimum scheduled service?

There is no minimum scheduled service. We do require a meet and greet for all clients. 

What about my keys?

We ask for two new keys from each client. The first key stays with your sitter, the second is kept in a secure lock box or our office depending on proximity to your home. We never tag your keys with your name or address. We take the second key just incase the first key is misplaced, broken or your sitter has a personal emergency. We are still bale to access your pets.
For new clients we pick up and drop off keys free of charge for the first service. If keys are not left with us you can drop it off at one of our associated lockboxes for a fee or a sitter can pick up for an additional fee.
We will not pay for lost keys or lock outs if a client  does not provide us with at least two sets of keys.