Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pet Check Technology

I'm thrilled to be writing today's post!

We have an exciting new addition to Walk the Dog, a new software program called Pet Check Technology! I thought and thought about this decision for almost a month solid.  After several phone calls with the program's developer and completing a trial run with a "test group" I was finally able to make the decision.

This HAS TO BE the future of dog walking.  This software allows us to streamline our payment processes (yahoo no more checks) and most importantly allows our clients to see exactly when and where their dog was walked.  I love the increased transparency this program will provide!

Today, we are starting to integrate the software into our daily routines.  All three of us will be using the application on our iPhones and I am so proud that we are able to provide a service that is so high tech!

For those of you who I haven't yet spoken to about this software, here are some of the highlights:

How It Works
  • Clients will receive a secure, personalized barcode for your refrigerator or counter
  • Our walkers will use this barcode to scan in and scan out of your house with their mobile phone
  • You will receive an automated email alert each time the barcode is scanned (optional)
  • At any time during or after the walk you can logon to view the GPS map of the walk

And the best part?  The system will automatically charge your credit card each Sunday for walks that were completed that week.  No more invoices and check writing necessary!

Here is an example of how the maps will look when you logon using your user name & password:

A HUGE thank you to Doug Simon & his team in Chicago for developing and creating this ingenious software. I am truly stoked to be the FIRST and only dog walking business in the South Bay to have it! It's days like today that remind me why I left my crazy corporate job six years ago and started this adventure.  I'm so happy to continue to be able to provide a personalized and professional service for animal owners in the South Bay... Pet Check will really give us a leg up! (no pun intended here of course, hehehe)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I keep seeing foxtails all over town and wanted to remind everyone to steer clear of them while walking your dogs... They can be quite nasty! Due to their shape they can easily go one direction (up your dogs nose, in eyes, or stuck on fur) and can cause an emergency trip to the vet!

One quick google search and you can read all the lovely stores from other people who learned the hard way... Steer clear of these suckers!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

helping the animals in Japan

Please visit the donation site that I just set up to raise money for the Animal Refuge Kansai (ARK).

All contributions go directly to them and you might even win something from our raffle in the process. 

Check it out and please help us spread the word.

The raffle takes place April 11th, 2011.

Monday, February 21, 2011

We are FINALLY on FB

Finally! We just created our business facebook page!

We will be updating the page weekly with pictures from our daily dog walking adventures.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving there are so many things that I am thankful for.... I am so thankful to be in this business; the past 4 1/2 years have been fantastic. I love our clients (human and canine/feline), you so kindly open your homes to us and often treat us like we are apart of the family. We really love doing this and couldn't imagine ever going back to our "desk jobs".

Thank you to all our clients who make this possible for us. We are so thankful and happy to be apart of your furry ones daily lives. We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!