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It’s nice to meet you! I’m Beth and I am the owner and founder of The FurKid Company. Once upon a time, I decided to quit a job that wasn’t making me happy, and do something that made me very happy. I thought I would just walk dogs for a few months, but I loved it so much that I kept going. Then a few friends decided that they also would prefer a life surrounded by wags. They hopped in to help me with the growing number of dogs and cats who needed someone they could count on when Mom or Dad wasn’t available. I had no idea in 2007 that doing what I loved everyday would grow into The FurKid Company.
Lana and Daphne are two of those animal lovers I hired to help me love all the FurKids who were coming our way as we continued to grow. Through the years, they have become not only our daily operations managers, but two of my very best friends! Together we work side by side to provide dogs, cats and their humans the best possible pet care experience imaginable.
Our approach is very simple. For the time that we are with your dog or cat, they are our very own FurKid. We work hard to do everything you would do if you were able to be home for a walk or a snuggle with them. And as FurKid parents ourselves, we know that an email after our visit makes your day! We also know that it is important to you that we follow your own personal “parental approach” during our time with them, and that is exactly what we do. We have had many of the clients you will see on these pages since they were puppies or kittens. And we pride ourselves on taking very special care of both young and gray muzzled FurKids.
As you will soon see, our team is made up of amazing people who understand that we do not take care of pets. We take care of, love on and provide fun for FurKids. And we can’t wait to meet yours soon!
~ Beth & The FurKid Co.
When business or other plans take you away from the city, what could be more comforting than knowing that your pets are being loved and cared for in their own comfy home? In home boarding is far easier on your pet, and sticking to a solid routine lets them relax while their favorite person is away. And as I am sure you know, nothing is as comforting as your own bed- and your dog agrees!
During an in home boarding session, we offer daily emails or text messages to update you on all the fun we are having, so that you can remain worry free while you are away. We can also provide overnight care for not only your dog, but any other critters who need attention until you return. Overnight boarding includes daily walks and feeding, administering of any necessary medications, and the comfort of knowing that your pet is comfy and home following his or her normal schedule.
Please contact us for more information on this service and for our pup sitting rates based on your location and travel dates!
$5 fees will apply to each of the following: services scheduled before 9:30am and after 6:30pm, weekend and holiday services. $10 will be charged for any service canceled less than 24 hours before the scheduled session. If we arrive at your home to find that no help is needed because someone is home or your FurKid is away, the full rate of the scheduled service will be charged. We accept only online payments through our client portal billing system and do not accept checks or cash. NY and NYC sales tax will be applied to all charges. Key delivery service is $15 on weekdays, $20 on weekends and cannot be guaranteed on short notice. Lockout help cannot be provided for clients after our regular weekday business hours, so please make sure a friend has a set of your keys also, just to be safe.
Cats of course need just as much love as dogs do! So when business or pleasure takes you away from home, we are here to help. We have over 70 cat kid clients and we are always excited to add more to our growing family. We understand that all cats are different and while some can’t get enough lap time, others need a quiet visitor who will keep things clean and tidy while you are away. We offer specialized care including administering medications, feeding, brushing, litter changing, fresh water, play time and of course plenty of loving attention. You will also get an email following each visit so you never have to worry about how things are going back home. We offer 30 minute, 45 minute and hour long visits seven days a week and on holidays. There is no additional charge if you have more than one kitty who needs attention while you are away. Please see our rates page for our pricing guide and our contact page to get started!
departments for various startups and corporate brands. After a lay-off in 2011, I started my own marketing firm, and loved it, until I didn't. So, I decided to give that up to write, meditate, play with dogs, and laugh a whole lot. And that's exactly what I'm doing!
Beginning in the 9th grade, I was taking care of other people's dogs and I haven't stopped since that time! Living in a city can make it hard to be a great pet-owner sometimes, but I'm here to help!
“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as a pet does.” ~Christopher Morley
Client Portal & Mobile App
The only thing better than top notch care for your FurKid is a client portal and phone app to make it all nice and easy! Our client portal can be accessed on your phone or desktop. And our phone app streamlines it all to a more phone friendly tool when you are on the move. This software is brought to you by Time to Pet and allows our clients to add and update information for their pets, request, cancel or change services and even update payment methods or review invoices. This is also where you will receive daily notes and pictures after our time with your kiddo. To make things even easier, you can use the links below to add the free phone app today!
How many dogs do you walk at one time?
Although we do offer buddy walks for those who are interested, we do not believe group walks are for every pup. For the benefit of all involved, these walks never exceed two dogs. We make sure that partners for buddy walks are not only dogs of the same size, and temperament, but most of all that they love each other. Your dog’s safety and enjoyment are at the heart of everything we do! Please keep in mind that partners are based on there being another FurKid in your same area needing walks on the same schedule that your kiddo does. There may be a bit of a wait for the perfect buddy to come along!
What happens if I have to cancel a walk or visit ?
Things change! And we understand when they do. There is no charge for services cancelled more than 24 hours before the scheduled walk or visit. Cancellations less than 24 hours before the appointment will be charged $10. Services cancelled at or less than two hours before the scheduled appointment are non-refundable. We often have clients trying to add last minute walks, and with a little notice they are able to take advantage of an appointment you no longer need. This policy is in place to protect our team members who rely on their regular clients to make a living doing what they love. Without enough notice, we aren't able to add additional appointments to their day to fill the spot we had reserved for your FurKid.
Is there a fee for requesting a walk the day-of?
There are no fees for adding a last minute walk or visit! As long as we have a team member available for your FurKid, we can add any service at our regular rate. The sooner you know that you need extra help, the easier it is for us to reserve an appointment for you.
Are you bonded and insured?
Absolutely! Each of our team members is fully bonded and insured by Business Insurers of the Carolinas through Pet Sitters International. Please visit their website for more info on what our policy covers at www.petsit.com .
How do I pay?
We accept only ACH, debit and credit card payments through our online billing system. You will receive your first invoice via email and with just a few clicks you can pay for your services online. After your first payment, your FurKid Company bills are paid automatically each Friday. Your payments and charges are always available to you for your records in your Client Portal and you can change your payment method as often as you like for total flexibility!
Do you take dogs to the dog park?
We love the dog park! But it may not always be the best fit for every FurKid. Some dogs do better on long walks around their neighborhood than they do off leash in the park. Together we can decide what is best for your pup’s daily break. If we do decide that your dog would do well in the dog run while in our care, please keep in mind that our insurance applies a $100 deductible for each incident resulting anytime dogs are voluntarily unleashed outdoors. If you agree to allow us to take your FurKid to a dog park, you will be responsible for this deductible should something occur.
500 Terry Francois Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
\\ Tel: 123-456-7890
Monday – Friday 09:00AM – 19:00PM
Saturday 09:00AM – 14:00PM
The FurKid Company offers services in The East Village, The West Village, Stuytown, Peter Cooper Village, Gramercy, The Lower East Side, Tribeca, Chinatown, Williamsburg, The Financial District, Chelsea, Union Square, The Flatiron District and Dumbo
I wanted to write to you both to say thank you so much for taking such good care of him over the years, thank you, it has been such a pleasure to get to know you all and to feel totally comfortable going away and leaving him in your trusted hands, thank you.Thank you for being my cat teacher as well as I basically had no idea about cats ailments! I truly appreciate everything you have done for us, all the things that were totally above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you.
Bobby's Mom Kate
I feel very lucky to have had such trustworthy people care for my best friend in this world. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!
Gertie's Mom Christina
Thank you for everything these past few years. I couldn't have done life as a fur parent without your help. We will miss everyone immensely!!
Onyx's Mom Anita
You and your team have been amazing and so caring to Sophie over the years and we were really lucky to have an entire company take such great care of us. Amy is such a wonderful person and I'm really glad to also call her a friend. You guys are the best.
Sophie's Mom Jessica
THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the great walks!! You truly gave him the BEST experience ever by showing him all over the places that I probably would never go and met so many people that I wouldn't be able to give him a chance to say hi. We will miss the EV & The FurKid family. You guys are the BEST. THANK YOU!!!!
Charlie's Mom Mina
We wanted to thank you for all of your help and professionalism over the last few years. It has been very comforting knowing that Wiscy has been in good hands.
Wiscy's Parents Josh and Stephanie