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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 you simply have to many dogs. You’ll never have the inconvenience of 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 online account through our scheduling software. You’ll receive a confirmation assuring that your pets will be taken care of.

CHEAPER FOR MULTIPLE PETS

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

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

We’ll give you one less worry about giving you 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.

$18 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.

$23 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!

$28 PER VISIT

4-HOUR VISIT

This is a great option for those with dogs who have a little tougher time being alone. We will take care of all essentials and spend extra time with your pets to ensure they are happy and stress-free.

$100 PER VISIT

OVERNIGHT SITTING

Our sitter will stay in your home for 12 hours and sleep overnight with your pets. Availability for this service is very limited. Please contact us with details of your trip to get started!

$125 PER VISIT

HOUSE CHECK

Don’t have pets but still need someone to check on your home? We’ll help give your home a “lived-in” look by bringing in the newspaper/mail, alternating lights, and water any plants.

$18 PER VISIT

Frequency Discount – Schedule 10+ visits in a single month you will get $1 off every visit. Increase this to $2 once you reach 15+ visits.

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

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

$18 PER VISIT

dog walking

Dog Walking - 30 minutes

$23 PER WALK

dog walking - 45 minutes

$28 PER WALK

Frequency Discount – Schedule 10+ visits in a single month you will get $1 off every visit. Increase this to $2 once you reach 15+ visits.

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

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 PURR-FECT PAW 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 1,000+ 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.

Tiffany M.
Team Leader
Susan S.
Staff
Kacee G.
Staff
Sharon U.
Staff

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 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.

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?

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.

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.

What if I need to book a last minute visit?

For same-day and next-day requests, there is a $5 charge that goes to the sitter who is available. However, we DO NOT guarantee that we can accommodate any last-minute request. 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. This will automatically increase to $2 once you reach 15+ visits.

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE MEET & GREET

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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