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Getting Started

Finding a reliable and trustworthy sitter to care for your pets should be easy. That’s why we provide pet sitting and dog walking services in YOUR home! Learn more about how we work!

Greetings

During the free consultation, we’ll learn more about your pet’s routine, activate your online account, gather information, and answer any questions you have. We can also provide a lockbox if necessary.

Enjoy the Service

Your sitter will take great care of your pets, following every instruction. You’ll receive an update with details of the visit and awesome photos of your crew, which is sure to put your mind at ease. 

Why 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.

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.

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, and sometimes you just have too many pets. You’ll never have the inconvenience of dropping off and picking up again.

Free In-Home Consultation

We believe that you and your pet should feel comfortable with us. That’s why we offer a free in-home consultation beforehand to allow everyone to get to know each other.

Healthier Pets

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.

Convenience

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!

Glowing Reputation

We’ve earned a solid reputation as one of the most trusted and reliable pet sitting and dog walking services with over 100+ 5 star reviews and thousands of satisfied clients.

Certified Pet Sitters

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

No Unnecessary Charges

Don’t pay for an extra day, like at the kennel, just because you came home early. We never charge for multiple pets, no matter how many you have.

How We Compare

Make sure you do your homework to ensure you’re getting the best possible pet care available. After all, your pets deserve the best in-home pet sitting service possible!

Happy Clients

Happy Pets

Completed Visits

Time period of above statistics are from 2016 – 2020

In-Home Pet Sitting

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, anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour. We provide pet sitting 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 take care of all the essentials such as feeding, fresh water, potty breaks, litter box, administering medication, and of course, lots of TLC. 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.

surcharge  Gas Surcharge applies if you live outside our service area.

Holiday  $5 surcharge per visit on all major Holidays.

cat_dog  We do NOT charge extra for multiple pets.

Paw_Print  All sights, sounds, and smells are familiar.

Paw_Print  Pets are happier and experience less stress at home.

Paw_Print  Regular diet and healthy routines are uninterrupted.

Paw_Print  Eliminate travel trauma.

Paw_Print  Eliminate your pet’s exposure to illnesses from other animals.

Paw_Print  You won’t impose on family, friends, or neighbors.

Paw_Print  The home will have a “lived-in” appearance.

surcharge  Gas Surcharge applies if you live outside our service area.

Holiday  $5 surcharge per visit on all major Holidays.

cat_dog  We do NOT charge extra for multiple pets.

Paw_Print  All sights, sounds, and smells are familiar.

Paw_Print  Pets are happier and experience less stress at home.

Paw_Print  Regular diet and healthy routines are uninterrupted.

Paw_Print  Eliminate travel trauma.

Paw_Print  Eliminate your pet’s exposure to illnesses from other animals.

Paw_Print  You won’t impose on family, friends, or neighbors.

Paw_Print  The home will have a “lived-in” appearance.

Dog Walking | Potty Breaks

Work long hours or having a hard time exercising your pup? No problem, we can help! Our professional, loving dog walkers will come to your home, leash up your furry friend and take them for a walk around the neighborhood. We’ll make sure they do their business, get plenty of exercise, and ensure they have fresh, clean water before leaving.

We can provide feeding, if necessary, or simply give a treat. 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!

surcharge Gas Surcharge applies if you live outside our service area.

discount 10% discount if you use us more than 3 times weekly.

Holiday $5 surcharge per visit on all major Holidays.

cat_dog We do NOT charge extra for multiple pets.

Paw_Print Keep your dog’s weight under control.

Paw_Print Reduce/eliminate common behavior problems.

Paw_Print Help alleviates health-related problems.

Paw_Print No need to rush home.

Paw_Print Important socialization for your dog.

Paw_Print Help increase life expectancy.

Paw_Print Help release excess energy.

Paw_Print GPS Tracking of your dog’s walk.

surcharge Gas Surcharge applies if you live outside our service area.

discount 10% Discount when you use us 3X or more weekly.

Holiday $5 surcharge per visit on all major Holidays.

cat_dog We do NOT charge extra for multiple pets.

Paw_Print Keep your dog’s weight under control.

Paw_Print Reduce/eliminate common behavior problems.

Paw_Print Help alleviates health-related problems.

Paw_Print No need to rush home.

Paw_Print Important socialization for your dog.

Paw_Print Help increase life expectancy.

Paw_Print Help release excess energy.

Paw_Print GPS Tracking of your dog’s walk.

Our Standards

We raise the standard for pet sitting and dog walking. We understand that pets are members of the family too, and so everything we do is designed to give you peace of mind.

Easy Scheduling

You can request pet care services from your portal through our scheduling software. Confirmation will be sent via email, assuring that your pets will be taken care of when you need it most.

Text/Email Alerts

Upon the departure of every appointment, you’ll receive a text/email informing you on how the visit went as well as helpful notes, a walking route and much more!

Pet Photos

Our sitters will take lots of pictures during the visit so you can see just how happy your pets are in our care.

Account Management

You can easily access your account online or through our app. You’ll be able to manage your schedule, pet profile, invoicing, and can respond directly to your sitter.

Service Verification

You’ll never again wonder what time your dog walker or pet sitter arrived and departed. When your sitter checks-in/checks-out the GPS coordinates are recorded, giving you the exact time of care.

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.

Easy Billing

We’ll give you one less worry about giving you the option to pay, view, and automate your bills through your online account.

5-Star Reviews

Our Clients love us, and they aren’t afraid to show it! Read over 100+ 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 Justin and his service 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. Justin and his amazing 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 with Justin and his team. 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 Justin and 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.

Serving Waco, TX

We proudly serve Waco, Woodway, Hewitt, Lorena, Robinson, and more. Please be aware that even if you do reside in one of our towns, you may still be outside the area we cover. You can refer to the map below to ensure you’re in our service area.

Gas Surcharge of $1 per mile (up to 5 miles) will apply if you live outside our service area.

Meet the Waco Team

The Purr-fect Paw 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 900+ clients, 2,500 pets, and completed over 40,000 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 a Certified Pet Sitter 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 required to take a quiz.

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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.

How will the sitters access my home?

For security reasons, we do not hold on to keys. At the initial consultation, you will have the option to purchase a lockbox from us for $15 or supply your own. On your departure date, you’ll leave the lockbox at the location of your choice and assign a four-digit combination.

If you have a garage keypad, a door keypad, or a secure place to hide a key, then no lockbox is necessary. We do NOT accept garage openers, nor do we hold your keys in our office.

Will I have the same sitter?

We prefer to have the same sitter visiting your pets! However, depending on your pet care needs, two or more sitters may be required. Each sitter that visits your pets’ will have access to your pet care instructions; that way, your pet(s) get the same loving care every time!

How can I trust your sitters?

Our top priority is the safety and security of our clients, their pets, and their property. That’s why every sitter is background checked, insured, and bonded. Our sitters also must become a Certified Pet Sitter for The Purr-fect Paw before ever caring for your pets.

What does being a Certified Pet Sitter mean?

We use a third-party company, FetchFind, that specializes in training pet sitters and dog walkers. All of our sitters watch 9 hours of training material such as feline fundamentals, canine behavior, communication, canine health. bite prevention and more. Professional pet care is much more than just a title here at The Purr-fect Paw. We sincerely want to provide the best care possible to your pets and give you the peace of mind you want.

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?

Yes, our sitters can administer almost any kind of medication as long as your pet is willing to take it. If you feel that your pet may be resilient (hiding, biting, scratching, spitting it out, etc.) to take their medication, then please let us know so we can suggest an alternative solution.

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

Although our sitters are good at understanding a dog’s body language, we cannot take on aggressive or extremely skittish dogs. We don’t want anyone to get hurt or put your dog under unnecessary stress.

During the initial consultation, we’ll be able to get a better understanding of your dog’s behavior and can give our opinion. No need to worry; the majority of dogs do fantastic.

What happens in case of an emergency?

Emergencies are infrequent, however in case there is one, we will contact you right away. If we can’t get a hold of you, then we will take the necessary steps to ensure your pets or home are safe. Unless we are responsible for the incident, you will be liable for all costs related to the emergency.

What happens if I live outside the service area?

If you live outside our service area, there is a Gas Surcharge of $1 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 5 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. During the initial consultation, we will discuss whether the 30, 45 or 60-minute option is best suited for your pets.

Do you charge extra for holidays?

Yes, there is a $5 surcharge per visit on all major holidays including New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas day. This surcharge goes 100% to our sitters for spending time away from their friends and family during the Holidays.

Schedule your FREE Consultation

Letting someone come into your home to take care of your beloved pets can be stressful for any pet owner. That’s why we’ll do a FREE in-home consultation beforehand. We want to ensure you feel comfortable leaving your pets in our care, so ask us as many questions as you’d like. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out our FAQs for the answers to commonly asked questions or watch our video on how our in-home pet sitting and dog walking services work.

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