Services & Rates

Dog Walking

A dog looks happily up at their dog walker as she takes them on a walk

Daily Dog Walking provides your dog an opportunity to get exercise, personal attention, affection and play while you are at work or busy with other errands. Research shows that dogs who have enough exercise feel less stress, exhibit fewer signs of separation anxiety, and have a healthier social temperament. In simple terms: a walked dog is a happy dog. When you hire Hot Diggity! Dog Walking and Pet Sitting, we’ll tailor a dog walking program that is customized to meet your dog’s specific exercise needs with one-on-one attention.

Available 7 days a week from 7am–10pm and can be scheduled on a daily, weekly, monthly, or as-needed basis. All rates include one or more dogs. We do not charge extra pet fees.

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  • 15 Minute Express Walk – $15.00 per walk
  • 30 Minute Standard Walk – $19.00 per walk for 2 or more times a week*
    • $21.00 per occasional walk
  • 45 minute Extended Walk – $22.00 per walk for 2 or more times a week*
    • $24.00 per occasional walk
  • 60 minute Super Walk – $28.00 per walk for 2 or more times a week*
    • $30.00 per occasional walk
  • Want a longer walk than an hour? That can be arranged!

*Please note: The discounted rate for multiple days is valid only for regular, recurring clients. In all other cases, regular dog walking rates apply. Our frequency discount cannot be combined with any other discounts. Thanks for your understanding.

Pack Forest Hikes

A dog out on a walk with their dog walker in the forest sniffs the floor. Way better than going to a dog boarding facility!

Pack Hikes offer longer, more physically demanding exercise and socialization for dogs who need or want it along the trails of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Unlike individual Dog Walking or Running, Pack Hikes are group outings, so your pup has the opportunity to socialize with other dogs in a focused environment, teaching them skills for staying calm in other social environments. Your pup will also benefit from ongoing on-leash training. We provide pick-up/drop-off services, so you don’t have to worry about getting your pup(s) to and from daycare. If your pup isn’t up for a hike that day, rest easy with guaranteed availability for a standard Dog Walk or Run instead.

What Pack Hikes include:

  • Pick-up from work or home (within our service area)
  • Minimum 90 minutes to 3 hours of on-leash hiking time (time varies depending on the pick-ups/drop-offs and which trail the pack leader chooses for the day)
  • Socialization with other pups
  • Positive reinforcement training from your Pack Leader
  • Allergen-free treats along the way
  • Physically and mentally stimulating exercise and adventure-time
  • Paw bath and towel wipe-down
  • Drop-off at work or home (within our service area)

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  • Half-day, on-leash, forest hikes – $42.00 for one dog / $28.00 for the 2nd dog from the same household
  • Initial Behavioral Consult (60 minutes) which includes a 20-30 minute walk – $20.00

To be considered for Pack Hikes, all dogs must have:

  • A “getting to know you” / behavioral consult session with one of our resident pack leaders
  • Current Rabies, Distemper and Bordatella vaccines
  • Regular, ongoing flea and tick care
  • A flat collar with current tags and rabies tag
  • A 6 foot non-extendable leash

*Pack Hikes are available select days Monday through Friday and are not covered by our availability guarantee, as they require a minimum number of pups to go on an adventure.

Potty Break / Puppy Care

A dog is happily held by her dog walker

Potty break visits are great for senior dogs who can’t hold it as long as they used to, or puppies that are in the potty training process and still learning how to be housebroken.

Hot Diggity! Dog Walkers are puppy-pee professionals; they’ll make sure your new bundle of puppy love gets the potty training (and the bladder relief) they need, so you don’t need to rush home on your lunch break to avoid an accident. These visits are also great for administering medicine to any type of pet, right on time.

Potty breaks can be quick walks or yard time – whatever you prefer.

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  • 15 Minute Visits, can be scheduled multiple times per day, depending on your pet’s specific needs – $15.00 per visit

Overnight Pet Sitting

A kitten lays on an older dog. They're happy that Hot Diggity! pet sits for all kinds of pets in Portland, Oregon!

When we first hopped out of our kennel back in 2001, providing overnight, in-home, pet sitting set Hot Diggity! apart. Hot Diggity! offers professional Overnight Pet / House Sitting for those pets who prefer to have a frequent human presence (and a person to cuddle with them at night!). Let’s face it: pets are happiest when they’re in their own home. With our Overnight Pet Sitting Service, your pets can stay in their own environment even when you can’t be there.  You can feel secure knowing that your home has the added measure of security that Overnight Pet Sitting provides; your home is taken care of, in addition to your pet. Consider this option the closest thing to being home yourself.

Overnight Options

  • Standard Overnight: This service is modeled after a typical 8-5 work day schedule. Your pets will have a max 8-9 hours alone during the day, then companionship in the evening, and overnight. Overnight pet sitting includes a minimum of: late afternoon / dinner pet care routine + walk, overnight stay + PM walk, and morning pet care routine + AM walk. If an additional mid-day walk is needed, read on for the options below.
  • Super Overnight: All services offered in a Standard Overnight, plus a 30-minute midday walk / visit. With this option, your pets won’t be without a friend for more than 5-6 hours, maximum, at any time during the day or night. (This is our most popular option.)
  • Super PLUS Overnight: All services offered in a Standard Overnight, plus two additional 30-minute midday walks / visits. A fantastic option for households with puppies, older dogs, or pups who are used to having lots of action / work from home. With this option, your pets won’t be without a friend for more than 3-4 hours, maximum, at any time during the day or night.
  • 24-hour Homestay: This is the best option for medically fragile pets, new puppies, or other unique needs. Your pet sitter will be away from your home for only a maximum of two, two-hour breaks in a 24-hour period (in extreme cases less time away can be arranged). Please reach out to our Client Services Manager to work out the best care program for your pet.

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Every single Overnight option includes, at a minimum, the following care:

  • Evening pet care routine between 4-7 pm (dinner and walking)
  • Midday walks as determined by scheduled overnight service type
  • Overnight stay (check-in by 10 pm)
  • Morning pet care routine between 6-9 am (breakfast and walking)
  • All the love, hugs, tummy rubs, and attention your pet needs
  • Medication administration
  • Cleaning / tidying up of pet areas
  • Home-related care, like collecting newspapers, mail and packages, watering your indoor / outdoor plants and gardens, alternating lights and blinds, putting out trash, caring for your outdoor wildlife (squirrels / birds).
  • Any other reasonable pet or home care—we personalize every visit to accommodate you and your pets needs!
  • Standard Overnight – $68.00 per night
  • Super Overnight – $87.00 per night
  • Super PLUS Overnight – $105.00 per night
  • 24-hour Homestay – Please reach out to our Client Services Manager to work out the best care program for your pet.

Keep in mind that your pet sitter will have other pet sitting or dog walking rounds, but will be using your home as their “home base.” The time spent with your pets will vary based on your sitter’s schedule, however, it will always include at least the minimum time stated above and, likely, more. Remember, it’s the closest thing to being home yourself!

Drop-in Pet Sitting Visits

Dog Walkking, Pet Sitting, And Hotel Pet Sitting in Portland, Oregon! Cat sitting included!

Drop-in pet sitting visits are great for pets that need care while you’re out of town, but not necessarily an overnight snuggle buddy. (Many cat owners choose this option for their, ahem, independent furry roommates.) Each visit can be scheduled in 15 minute increments (as long as you’d like, and as often as you need), and include the following:

  • Care for your pets as many times per day as needed, making every attempt to maintain your pet’s regular routine. You’ll notice we said pets, as in, plural. We only charge for the scheduled time it takes to provide quality care to your pets, however many you have, and to follow through on our promised home care. Check out the “Need-to-Knows” section for more details.
  • All the love, hugs, tummy rubs, and attention your pet needs
  • Fresh food, water and treats
  • Walks, exercise and playtime
  • Medication administration
  • Cleaning / tidying up of pet areas
  • Potty breaks and cleanup of pet waste
  • Home-related care, like collecting newspapers, mail and packages, watering your indoor/outdoor plants and gardens, alternating lights and blinds, putting out trash, caring for your outdoor wildlife (squirrels / birds).
  • Any other reasonable pet or home care—we personalize every visit to accommodate you and your pets needs!

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Services are booked a la carte. Feel free to mix times and lengths as it suits your household. (Do you prefer a longer walk at night with a quicker visit in the morning? We can do that!)

  • Express Drop-in Visit* (15 minutes) – $17.00
  • Standard Drop-in Visit (30 minutes) – $22.00
  • Extended Drop-in Visit (45 minutes) – $26.00
  • Super Drop-in Visit (a full hour) – $32.00
  • Does your household need longer than an hour? That can be arranged!

*Our minimum standard of care requires 2 visits for dogs or 1 visit  for cats and other small animals per 24 hours. We’re happy to discuss a plan that works for both your vacation and your budget.

Dog Running

A dog goes running outside with their dog walker instead of staying cooped up in a dog boarding facility!

For dogs that need an intense, sustained bout of activity, whether it’s for exercise or stress management, a walk just won’t do. Luckily, our dog walkers also enjoy a little extra exertion. Dog running is available alone or in conjunction with our Dog Walking service. We will design a route in your neighborhood that gives both our runner and your dog the best jog possible. Dog running appointments last from 30 to 45 minutes and include warm up and cool down time. This service is especially popular for mid to large breed puppies and dogs in their prime years (one to seven).

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Available 7 days a week from 7am–10pm and can be scheduled on a daily, weekly, monthly, or as-needed basis. Please inquire if this service is available in your area when scheduling.

  • Dog Run Session (30-45 minutes)-  $27.00 per session

Buddy Walks

Two cute dogs on a walk with their dog walker down the sunny streets of Portland, Oregon

If your pup has a furry friend nearby (same building, or within a block or two), we’ll scoop them both up for a walk together–at a significant discount to you! If you’re not sure who to buddy up with, we’ll even help with matchmaking.

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Get in touch with  our Client Services Manager to learn more and see if Buddy Walks are available in your area.

  • 30-minute Buddy Walk – $15.00 per dog
  • 45-minute Buddy Walk – $18.00 per dog

Pet Taxi

A dog wears goggles and sticks his head out of a car while enjoying the pet taxi service Hot Diggity! provides in the Portland area

We’ll pick up your pet and drive them to wherever they need to go and back: a vet appointment, a grooming appointment, a playdate at the park…wherever it is they’re going, we’ll get them there and back home safely.

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  • $15.00 ignition fee + $2.00 per mile

Pet taxi is not covered by our availability guarantee and we require as much advance notice as possible to accommodate scheduling, however, please do reach out in an emergency and we will do our best!

In-Room Hotel Pet Sitting

A dog lays on the lap of their pet sitter while she drinks from a mug

Visiting our beautiful city of Portland sometime soon – or heading north to Seattle?

Sometimes when you’re traveling for fun or business, the family pets get to come along, too! When you want to enjoy area attractions like shopping, gallery hopping, touring wine country, seeing live music or theater, or having a leisurely dinner at one of Portland’s fantastic restaurants, our pet sitters will provide one-on-one pet care in the comfort of your hotel room. Just like a regular Pet Sitting visit, your pet will enjoy walks and playtime, we’ll provide regular feedings and administer any necessary medication, and make sure your pets get plenty of love and attention so you can have a great time time out on the town.

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  • $28 per hour for the first two hours
  • $25 per hour for each additional hour
  • Time is prorated by 15-minute increments after a two-hour minimum

Need-to-Knows

A horse looks out from the stall, we pet sit for farm animals too in the Portland area!

Additional Pets: After many years in the pet care industry, we realized that extra pet fees are pretty arbitrary; not all households’ pets require extra time and care. Because Hot Diggity! values transparency in pricing, we moved to a 100% time-based model: we only charge for the scheduled time it takes to provide quality care to your pets and to follow through on promised home care. If at any point we feel the scheduled time is insufficient to provide appropriate care for your pets, we will reach out to you to discuss an extension as necessary.

Key Fee: $15.00 per drop-off / pick-up if we need to schedule a key collection / drop-off AFTER the initial consultation or independent of any scheduled services. Avoid this fee by setting up a lock box or other key-less entry! We are happy to work with you to set up a lock box.

Urgent Care: $20.00 fee may be applied when service is requested within 36 hours of start time for new clients to accommodate urgent meeting scheduling and expedited administrative processing time.

Early AM / Late PM visits: $10.00 charge for visits scheduled after 10pm or before 7am.

Holidays*: $15.00 additional fee per household per day (not per appointment).

*Holidays Include: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

People Support

Because sometimes you need a little extra help, too.  

Home Security and House Sitting Visits: If you’re away and your pets are with you, we’ll stop by the house to make sure every thing is A-OK, water plants, bring in the mail, rotate your blinds and lights, and anything else that makes your household seem bustling and happily inhabited as usual.

  • $15.00 per visit (up to 15 minutes)
  • Longer can be arranged for watering plants and gardens

Welcome-Home Grocery Service: We’ll pick up a few groceries for you if you arrive late in the evening so you have breakfast/lunch the first day back from vacation.

  • $15 shopping fee plus cost of groceries (up to 12 items)

Pet Goods Delivery: We’ll go to the pet store for you and bring the food/supplies on our next scheduled visit.

  • $15.00 fee plus cost of goods

Attendant Service: We’ll wait for the cable person, piano tuner, movers, furniture delivery person, or plumber, so you don’t have to.

  • $35.00 per hour, prorated to 15 minute increments, $20.00 minimum

Cancellation Policy

A black lab dog pants while looking away from the camera, happy after a nice long dog walk!

Dog Walking, Pet Taxi, and other one-time services:

  • NO FEE if cancelled by 3pm the day before the scheduled service.
  • 50% cancellation fee from 3pm-10pm the day before your scheduled service.
  • 100% cancellation fee if cancelled after 10pm the night before your scheduled service.
  • Monthly Walk Clients receive one complimentary late-cancellation per month.

Drop-In Pet Sitting Appointments: 

  • NO FEE if cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled services.
  • 50% cancellation fee if cancelled within 72-24 hours of scheduled service.
  • 100% cancellation fee if cancelled with less than 24-hour notice.

Overnight Pet Sitting Appointments:

  • NO FEE if cancelled more than 5 days before scheduled services.
  • 50% cancellation fee if cancelled between 5 days and 48 hours before scheduled services.
  • 100% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 48 hours before scheduled services.

Forest Pack Hikes:

  • NO FEE if cancelled more than 48 hours before the start of service.
  • 100% cancellation if cancelled less than 48 hours before the start of service. Please note: Due to the limited nature of this service, we do enforce this cancellation policy strictly. Cancellation fee will be waived for ill dogs who substitute a regular dog walk on date of service.

Other Services:

  • 50% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 48 hours of scheduled service.

Thank you for learning about Hot Diggity!
We can’t wait to serve you.