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FREE MEET & GREET

Whenever you are ready, you can contact us to schedule a free meet and greet in your home. We’ll learn more about your pet’s routine and behavior and answer any questions you have.

ONLINE ACCOUNT

You can create an account now or we can set everything up after the meeting. Either way, you’ll be able to manage your schedule, pet profile, invoicing, and can respond directly to your sitter.

REAL TIME ALERTS

We’ll take excellent care of your pets, following every instruction. You’ll receive an alert with details of the visit, photos of your crew, and much more, which we hope will put your mind at ease.

HOW WE COMPARE | WHY CHOOSE US

Despite conventional thinking, not all pet sitting and dog walking services are alike. There are many, many ways that The Purr-fect Paw is different than other pet care companies, friends, family, and neighbors. We understand that pets are members of the family, and so everything we do is designed to give you peace of mind. We combine professional pet care with peace of mind to provide a pawsome experience for all. Make sure you do your homework to ensure you’re getting the best possible pet care available. After all, your dog, cat and any other furry member deserve the best in-home pet sitting service possible!

HAPPY CLIENTS

HAPPY PETS

COMPLETED VISITS

Free In-Home Consultation

We believe that you and your pet should feel comfortable with us. That’s why we offer a free meet & greet in your home beforehand to ensure everyone is comfortable before beginning.

Service Verification

Don’t stress about what time your pet sitter arrived and departed. When your sitter checks-in/checks out the GPS coordinates are recorded, giving you the exact time of care.

Happier Pets

Pets experience less stress when they remain in an environment where all sights, smells, and sounds are familiar. Allowing them to stay home will ensure their normal routine stays uninterrupted.

Transportation Eliminated

Not all pets enjoy riding in the car, especially cats, or maybe you have too many dogs. No moreinconvencies dropping off and picking up again.

No Unnecessary Charges

Don’t pay for an extra day, like at the kennel, just because you came home on a weekend or evening.

Insured & Bonded

Confidently leave your pets with us, knowing that we’re insured and bonded. This means that your property and pets are fully covered, should anything occur on our watch.

GPS Tracking

You know the exact time we arrived; now you want to make sure your dog got their exercise. Our maps will show you the starting and endpoint of our dog walk, giving you a peace of mind.

Healthier DOgs & cats

Eliminate your pet’s exposure to parasites or contagious diseases that can be present in boarding or daycare facilities. Dogs can return with kennel cough and cats with upper respiratory illnesses.

Easy Scheduling

Easily request from your account through our scheduling software. You’ll receive a confirmation of your request, assuring that your pets will be taken care of.

CHEAPER FOR MULTIPLE PETS

We will never charge you extra for multiple pets. We charge based on time, not the number of pets you have.

Account Management

You can access your account online or through our user-friendly app. You’ll be able to manage your schedule, pet profiles, invoicing, and can communicate easily with us.

Certified Pet Sitters

Our sitters are animal lovers who get what your pets need – love and attention! Our pet care specialists are insured, bonded, background checked, and complete our Certified Pet Sitter course.

Glowing Reputation

We’ve earned a solid reputation as one of the most trusted and reliable pet sitting and dog walking services with over 125+ 5 star reviews and thousands of satisfied clients.

AVAILABLE EVERYDAY

We take the time and hassle out of finding the purr-fect care for your pets. We’re available whenever and wherever you need us – even during the holidays!

Easy Billing

You’ll have the option to pay, view, and automate your bills through your online account. 

PET SITTING | CAT CARE

Let us care for your pets the next time you’re out of town, and you’ll be worry-free! We’ll visit your pets in your home up to 4 times a day and you can mix and match a variety of services. We offer pet care for a variety of pets, no matter how big or small! Our sitters will replicate your pet’s daily routine to ensure they’re happy and healthy.  We’ll help give your home a “lived-in” look by bringing in the newspaper/mail, alternating lights, and blinds all at no extra charge.

QUICK VISIT - 15 minutes

This option is great for those with shy, skittish, or low-maintenance cats and other small animals. We can also provide a quick potty break only for dogs.

$23 PER VISIT

Standard Visit - 30 Minutes

We’ll take care of all the essentials such as feeding, fresh water, dog walking (by request), potty breaks, litter box cleaning, medication, and of course, lots of TLC.

$28 PER VISIT

Longer visit - 45 Minutes

You’re getting everything in the standard visit but with an extra 15 minutes of playtime and TLC. This is also a great option if you have multiple pets!

$35 PER VISIT

$8 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL 15 MINUTES

Frequency Discount – Schedule 10+ visits of the same service in a single month and get $1 off every visit.

Multiple Pets – We never charge you extra for multiple pets. It doesn’t matter if you have 1 or 7 pets, we only charge based on time.

Cash Discount – Pay in cash and receive 5% off your invoice.

DOG WALKING & POTTY BREAKS

Do you work long hours or have a hard time exercising your pup? Not a problem, we can help! We’ll come to your home, leash up your furry friend, and take them for a walk around the neighborhood. We’ll ensure they have a potty break, exercise, clean water, and a treat (optional) before leaving.

We offer potty breaks for dogs who don’t need too much exercise—no need to run home on your lunch break, between work, or during your evening out. We got you covered!

dog walks

potty break - 15 minutes

$23 PER VISIT

dog walking

Dog Walking - 30 minutes

$28 PER WALK

dog walking - 45 minutes

$35 PER WALK

$8 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL 15-MINUTES

Frequency Discount – Schedule 10+ visits of the same service in a single month and get $1 off every visit.

Multiple Pets – We never charge you extra for multiple pets. It doesn’t matter if you have 1 or 7 pets, we only charge based on time.

Cash Discount – Pay in cash and receive 5% off your invoice.

5-STAR REVIEWS

Our Clients love us, and they aren’t afraid to show it! Read over 125+ reviews of satisfied pet owners and see for yourself why The Purr-fect Paw is the highest rated per sitting company in Waco. Read our reviews below or check out our reviews on Facebook and Google.

I have used The Purr-fect Paw for a number of years now. It is such a comfort to be able to have complete trust in a service to come into your home and take care of your pets. There are usually a lot of things to try and pull together when you travel, but my wife and I never worry about our pets. At the beginning of the year I put in the dates I know that I am going to try and get away and that is all I have to do. The Purr-fect Paw crew take care of everything else. And from the pictures I get during the visit I can tell that my pups like seeing them. My pack of dogs has dwindled since I started using you but The Purr-fect Paw will always be an important part of our family.

Stephen M.

The Purr-fect Paw is wonderful! I have used their services for over two years and are super pleased with them. It is always comforting knowing the fur babies are taken care of when we are gone. I hated having to put them in a kennel. Now they stay at home where they are comfy and I get daily updates via text with pics assuring me they are ok. Love them and so do my dogs!
Jana C.

We’ve used The Purr-fect Paw for two years for our two large dogs and have been incredibly impressed. Everyone we’ve worked with has been kind, knowledgeable, and dependable, and we’ve felt very comfortable leaving our animals in their hands. We love that our dogs get to sleep in their own beds and play in their own yard while we are away, and the emails we receive from the sitters after every visit give us such a peace of mind (and quite a few laughs!), which is just what we need. It’s so much easier to enjoy ourselves knowing that our pets are being well taken care of at home. We highly recommend The Purr-fect Paw and will be using them for all our pet-sitting needs from now on!

Tanner O.

We have used The Purr-fect Paw for over 2 years. Every time we come home to 2 well cared for golden retrievers. Everything is in its place and they are happy. I have considered taking them with us on trips but know EVERYONE will be happier if they are in their environment. I have always been pleased that I had The Purr-fect Paw to take care of them. In addition, I receive emails letting me know when a visit begins and ends. These emails come with notes describing what goes on during the visit. There are even comments on each dog’s personality which lets me know The Purr-fect Paw is really tuned in!

Martha B.

I highly recommend The Purr-fect Paw. They have cared for our cat kitty many times and now our cat Tom – the first for a 2 week trip over the Christmas holidays and the second for a long weekend trip that was scheduled last minute. They provided email updates and photos to let us know how she was doing, brought in our mail, etc. Most impressive, though, was the first time they cat-sat, I forgot to let him know when we made it back from the trip, and since they hadn’t heard from us, he came by to double check that Tom was okay.
Rebecca F.

The Purr-fect Paw is such a wonderful and professional company for my animals! They give me such peace of mind and are extremely reliable. They are so flexible when I’ve had to schedule last minute visits and have excellent communication. I am the kind of person who wants detailed updates and they always provide the best updates with so many pictures! The online booking service is so convenient and easy to use. It was also important to me to find a pet sitter service that was insured and bonded and I love that they provide those details. I recently moved from a larger city and could have never have found this kind of company that offers so many services with such peace of mind! My dogs Remi and Maggie as well as my cat Lucy love their visits from all the sitters! Thank you!!!

Samantha S.

The Purr-fect Paw were amazing! We were able to leave our animals at home and they came to look after them twice a day (what we requested). They are careful to do everything you ask regarding food, water, litter tray and walking the dog. They will even play with your pets too. They take pictures and send them so you can see that everything is going well. Our pets did great with them and I think it was less disruptive for them to stay at the house. They also can text or message you through their online portal if they have any questions or if there is something they aren’t sure about. I loved getting the daily reports from them and felt confident our pets were in good hands. We will definitely use them again!

Mary D.

SERVING WACO, TX

We serve Waco, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson, and the surrounding areas. You can refer to the map below to ensure you’re in our service area. We will travel a maximum of 1-2 miles outside of this boundary, anything else is a bit too far for us. If you are unsure if we can provide services to your address just send us a message and we’ll be glad to help.

THE PURR-FECT PAW TEAM!

The Purr-fect Paw was opened in 2011 by Justin Gentry and has become the highest-rated pet sitting and dog walking company in Waco, TX. We’ve cared for over 1,500+ clients, 4,500 pets, and completed over 60,000 visits. Whether you are traveling on business, taking a vacation, or working late in the office, we’re here to assist you.

Everyone at The Purr-fect Paw plays a part in providing you with an excellent experience. All of our staff members are insured, bonded, background checked, and become Certified Pet Sitters through The Purr-fect Paw! Our staff training program allows our sitters to understand better pet behavior and how to practice proper safety. Our sitters watch over 9 hours of training videos and are tested.

Justin G.
Owner

 

Tiffany M.
Manager

Sharon U.
Team Leader

Abby R.
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Mady P.
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Madison C.
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Anna S.
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Julisa B.
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Karen K.
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Kayla G.
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Kirstin D.
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Cheryl D.
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Keely H.
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Melissa G.
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

Danielle P.
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find answers to commonly asked questions here. If you can’t find the answer, you’re looking for just contact us, and we’ll help you.

What pets do you care for?

We take care of all pets! Dogs, cats, horses, goats, chickens, rabbits, snakes, and many other different pets.

Will I have the same sitter?

We strive to provide consistency in pet care by assigning the same sitter to your pets whenever possible. However, in some cases, depending on your pet care needs, it may be necessary to assign two or more sitters. Rest assured that each sitter assigned to care for your pet will have access to your pet care instructions to ensure that your pet(s) receive the same level of loving care every time.

How can I trust your sitters?

At The Purr-fect Paw, safety and security are paramount. We are committed to ensuring the safety and security of our clients, their pets, and their property. That’s why we conduct background checks on all of our sitters, and provide insurance and bonding for added protection. Additionally, our sitters must complete our Certified Pet Sitter program before being entrusted with the care of your pets. Our rigorous screening process ensures that you can trust us to provide reliable and trustworthy pet care services.

What does being a Certified Pet Sitter mean?

At The Purr-fect Paw, we take pet care seriously and strive to provide the best possible service. To ensure that our pet sitters and dog walkers are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge, we partner with a reputable third-party company called FetchFind. Our sitters undergo extensive training, watching 12-15 hours of educational material before they even begin their pet sitting duties. The courses cover a wide range of topics including feline fundamentals, canine behavior, communication, bite prevention, canine health and more. This comprehensive training enables our team to deliver professional and expert care to your beloved pets, giving you the peace of mind you deserve.

What time will the sitter arrive at my home?

The earliest we arrive is between 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM and the latest timeframe we have is between 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

We can arrive before 8:00 AM or after 10:00 PM for an additional $7 per visit.

With your online account, you will be able to scheduled services in whatever time frames you prefer.

How will the sitters access my home?

To ensure security, we do not retain keys. During the first consultation, we provide the option to purchase a lockbox from us for $15, or you can provide your own. On the day of departure, you will leave the lockbox at a location of your choice and assign a four-digit combination.

If you have a garage or door keypad or any secure place to hide your key, a lockbox is unnecessary. We do not accept garage openers, and we do not hold keys in our office for your protection.

How do I know the sitter is actually showing up?

We use software that allows our sitters to scan in with our app once they arrive at your home. Upon the departure of every appointment, you’ll receive an email/text alert with a detailed report of the visit and lots of pet photos of your pets.

My pets require shots/medicine, can I still use your service?

Certainly! Our sitters are experienced and trained to administer almost any type of medication to your pets, provided that they are willing to take it. However, if you have concerns that your pet may resist taking their medication (such as hiding, biting, scratching, or spitting it out), please don’t hesitate to inform us so that we can work with you to find an alternative solution.

What if my dog is shy and doesn't react well with strangers?

While our sitters are well-trained in understanding a dog’s body language, we prioritize the safety and well-being of both your pet and our sitters. Therefore, we are unable to take on aggressive or extremely skittish dogs as we do not want to put anyone at risk or cause undue stress to your pet.

Rest assured that during the initial consultation, we will take the time to assess your dog’s behavior and provide our professional opinion. No need to worry; the majority of dogs do fantastic.

What happens in case of an emergency?

In the unlikely event of an emergency, we will immediately notify you and take appropriate action to ensure the safety of your pets and home. If we are unable to reach you, we will take necessary measures to address the situation. Please note that unless we are at fault for the emergency, all costs related to it will be your responsibility.

What happens if I live outside the service area?

If you live outside our service area, there is a Gas Surcharge of 0.50 cents per mile. This gas surcharge goes 100% to the sitter for the extra drive time and gas it takes to travel to your home. We do NOT provide pet care if you live more than 1-2 miles outside our service area.

Is there an extra charge for multiple pets?

We will NEVER charge you more for having multiple pets! We only charge for the amount of time our sitters spend taking care of your furry family. 

Do you charge extra for holidays?

Minor Holiday Surcharge – Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day: $10 per visit
Major Holiday Surcharge – Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: $15 per visit

What if I need to book a last minute visit?

There is a $20 charge for same-day and a $15 charge for next-day requests. However, we DO NOT guarantee that we can accommodate any last-minute request as this will depend on our sitters availability. Usually though, it is no problem for us to get you scheduled.

If you are a new client, we must schedule a meet & greet 3 days before your first scheduled visit. 

Once you are in our system we GUARANTEE availability if it’s at least 2 days before your first scheduled visit.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes, we offer a frequency discount. When you schedule 10+ visits in a single month you will get $1 off every visit.

We also offer 5% Discount when you pay in cash.

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE MEET & GREET

We understand that entrusting someone with the care of your beloved pets can be a stressful experience. That’s why we offer a FREE in-home consultation before any services are provided. During the consultation, we encourage you to ask us any questions or voice any concerns you may have so that we can address them and provide you with peace of mind. 

HAPPY PETS EVERYWHERE

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