Cindy's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

Quality pet care in the comfort of your pet's own home.


❤ Pet Care Rates & Services

I offer the following services for your pet(s) which includes:  Dogs, cats, birds, farm animals, fish/reptiles and other small mammals. And of course peace of mind for your home.  


I am an insured & bonded member of PSA (Pet Sitter Associates ~ #66145) with numerous client references that you are more than welcome to contact. I also have close to 50 Google reviews when you Google Cindy's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking in Fair Oaks. I work by myself with no employees, to keep things more streamlined and consistent.

What to expect: I listen to your needs and determine if we are a good fit before I come over for an initial meeting. This includes requiring that you have and are able to use a cell phone (including texting), in case of an emergency and for pet updates. Pricing for pet sitting is dependent on pet needs, the distance involved with getting to your home and time required for visits. Not per pet.  When hired, we go through your pet's routines, house services needed and your schedule.  I will also leave you my pet information forms and references to check, if you're so inclined, as well as a copy of my insurance information. I ask that you have the forms filled out, signed and ready for me before my first pet sitting visit; please just leave them on your dining room table, along with your payment.  I also will need to collect a spare key, unless you have key-less entry (I will need a code)  at our first meeting and full payment for pet sitting before each service begins.  Cash, PayPal and personal checks are accepted. 

Initial get-acquainted visit is FREE: Please give me at least a few days' notice with a meet & greet for better scheduling results. I will need to meet with you and your pets any day of the week, to go over actual routines, with your pet. This also includes your specific dog walking techniques, to avoid any later confusion.  Any future, additional, meet & greets are $15+ (a visit cost) depending on the area,

Keys: I will need a spare key,  unless you have a key-less entry, made to keep for my future use and have them safely in my possession. If you would like your key returned, I will either leave it behind, inside your home with your permission, or I will mail it back to you. You will need to make another appointment for a another meet and greet for me to pick it up again, however.  There is a $15+ charge for this service, to come to your home. Another alternative would be an outdoor lock box, with your house key enclosed.

Cancellation Policy: I require at least a 24 hour cancellation notice or there will be a charge equivalent to the same day visit(s) cost missed, since you are reserving my time. This is for all services; drop ins and walking.  There also unfortunately are no pet sitting refunds once visits have begun, if you happen to come home early for whatever reason.

Holiday Rates: Please add $5 per visit for the following holidays: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

Service Areas:  Fair Oaks and surrounding areas within 15 miles. . If the distance (calculated from Fair Oaks blvd and Sunrise in Fair Oaks) is further than 15 miles from the Fair Oaks village, I do recommend that you find a petsitter who is closer. 


Pet Sitting Rates

Drop in visits (your home only):

• 15 min express visit - $15.00 - (0-3 miles from the Fair Oaks village ONLY).~ . No walks provided with this visit.  Cost may increase depending on actual services needed.

• 30 min -   $20.00  -  (0-5 miles from the FO village) 
• 30 min -   $25.00  -  (5-10 miles from the FO village)
• 30 min -   $30.00  -  (10-15 miles from the FO village)

Walks (with 30 min visits) are an additional rate of $10 /15-20 min walk.

*There is no extra charge for additional pets.*


All visits (excluding walking) Include:

  • Providing fresh food and water
  • Play time and exercise (in your home or yard)
  • Potty breaks
  • Administration of medication if needed (including insulin injections)
  • Litter box and cage cleaning
  • Veterinary (transport) in case of illness
  • Brushing and therapeutic pet massage.
  • Daily text updates pictures/videos of your pets enjoying themselves
  • Basic pet clean up
  • Most importantly lots of love and affection for your pet

Home Services (at no extra cost)

  • Mail & package collection
  • Newspaper collection
  • Watering plants
  • Put out trash
  • Security (alternate lights & window covering)



Dog Walking

Dog walking is on leash at all times, no exceptions. 

Large/medium dogs who pull a lot and pull hard are required to have a special harness, or collar of some kind for everyone's safety.  I have various recommendations that are very kind and gentle.  I will work with regular dog walking clients (if requested) on training to heel,  stay, etc, with correcting the behavior with a lot of praise and an occasional treat, when they do what is expected of them.  Micro-chipping is highly advised in addition to wearing an ID tag, as well as being updated on all vaccines.  Small dogs are best with a body harness, if possible, for their safety and comfort.  And a sweater or light coat is recommended for chilly mornings with smaller dogs, and especially dogs who have short fur that are low to the ground. 

I walk your dogs by themselves (within the same household) and with no other dogs. Dogs are never to be taken to the dog park and are not allowed to be around other unknown dogs, with how unpredictable they can be with each other.  They also will not be walked near busy streets whatsoever. Waste is picked up and disposed of properly.

Walking is done preferably in the morning, depending on your dog but hot afternoons (over 75 degrees) will be spent in your backyard or indoors with a ball, unless there is a lot of shade on your sidewalk.  Very rainy days, where it's pouring, will be rescheduled for a drier day or later time of the day, unless play can be done in your house with a toy.

There is no additional fee for more than one dog but no more than 2-3 dogs are walked at a time, within the same household, depending on size, behavior and harness/leash situation.

Dog Walking Prices:

30 min ~ (within 5 miles of Fair Oaks village)  ~   $20.00 ~  in your neighborhood.

30 min ~ (within 5 miles of Fair Oaks village)  4+ walks per wk  ~  $15 per walk~  Discounted walking for more than 4 walks per week but if you choose 3 walks in one week, the cost is $20.00 per walk.   In your neighborhood.