Services & Rates – Portland

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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  • Express Potty Break (aprox. 15 min) –$19 for monthly, pre-booked clients. $20 charge for occasional visits
    • Available Monday-Friday 9AM to 5PM only.
  • 30 Minute Standard Walk –$25 for monthly, pre-booked clients. $26 charge for occasional visits
  • 45 minute Extended Walk –$31 for monthly, pre-booked clients. $32 charge for occasional visits
  • 60 minute Super Walk –$39.00 for monthly, pre-booked clients. $41 charge for occasional visits
    • 60 minutes walks are not available between 11am and 2pm Monday -Friday.
  • Want a longer walk than an hour? Consider our Solo Adventure!

*Please note: All walking services include an additional fee for more than 2 dogs.
Backyard visits are also available with no extra dog fees if a backyard visit is a preferred option.

Solo Adventures

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!

With our Solo Adventures service, your pup(s) will benefit from a one-on-one dedicated hike and outdoor exploration with one of their favorite human friends. They’ll spend up to 90-minutes exploring new sights, smells and sounds on one of our local trails and get an extra dose of on-leash positive reinforcement training. This service is great for dogs who love hikes or pups who need more focused exercise than a walk in the neighborhood.  The service includes pick-up/drop-off services so it’s even easier than daycare!

What Solo Adventures include:

  • Pick-up from work or home (within our service area)
  • 90 minutes of on-leash hiking time (time varies slightly depending on the pick-up/drop-off location and the trail)
  • Positive reinforcement training from your Adventure Guide
  • Physically and mentally stimulating exercise and adventure-time
  • Paw bath and towel wipe-down
  • Drop-off at work or home
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90-minute on-leash solo adventure – $70.00 for one dog / $15.00 for the 2nd dog from the same household

Puppy Care (up to 9 months)

A dog is happily held by her dog walker

New puppy? No pup-roblem! Hot Diggity offers special services designed to support the process of potty training, early learning, and basic skill development for young dogs with the consistent schedule that proper housebreaking necessitates. As your puppy’s developmental needs evolve over the first nine months of their life, Hot Diggity! Dog Walkers will ensure that your new bundle of puppy love gets all the necessary potty training support and bladder relief he or she needs so that you don’t have to worry about rushing home on your lunch break to avoid an accident. We can also provide extra feedings, consistent engagement, and basic training reinforcement – and many cuddles and pets, of course! If you’re crate training, you probably know that crate trained puppies need a break every 3-4 hours for proper training and socialization – consistency is key for new pups and we are here to help!

Potty breaks can be brief walks, yard time, and/or play time, with or without feeding – whatever you prefer or is needed at your puppy’s stage of development, we are here for you! 

All puppy visits are scheduled within a one hour arrival window.  Contact the office to schedule.

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  • 15 Minute Visits, can be scheduled multiple times per day, depending on your pet’s specific needs – $20 for monthly, pre-booked clients. $21 charge for occasional visits
  • 30 Minute Visits, can be scheduled multiple times per day, depending on your pet’s specific needs – $26 for monthly, pre-booked clients. $27 charge for occasional visits

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!)

  • Standard Drop-in Visit (30 minutes) – $26.00
  • Extended Drop-in Visit (45 minutes) – $32.00
  • Super Drop-in Visit (a full hour) – $41.00

*Our minimum standard of care requires 2 visits for dogs of at least 30 minutes each 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.

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.
PLEASE NOTE– Overnights are reserved for our established clients who also book other services with us.

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 + potty break or walk, overnight stay + PM potty break, and morning pet care routine + AM walking or potty break. If an additional mid-day dog walk is needed, read on for the options below.
  • Super Overnight: All services offered in a Standard Overnight, plus one 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.)
  • Premiere Overnight: All services offered in a Standard Overnight, plus two 30-minute daytime walks / visits. A fantastic option for households with puppies, older dogs, or pups who are used to having lots of action / humans at home. With this option, pets won’t be alone for more than 3-4 hours, maximum, at any time during the day or night.
  • Custom Overnight Package: Need longer or shorter daytime visits?  Want to add in a Solo Adventure for your best buddy while you are away?  All of our Overnight Options are fully customizable to meet your needs!  Please call the office to inquire about custom options and pricing, 503-887-0086.

    Overnight services has limited availability and are not included in our availability guarantee. During Holidays and other peak demand periods we may not be able to customize your pet care.
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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 potty break)
  • 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 or potty break)
  • 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 do our best to personalize every visit to accommodate you and your pets needs!
  • Standard Overnight – $105.00 per night (includes a dinner visit & overnight pet sitter)
  • Super Overnight – $130.00 per night (includes 1 mid day visit, dinner visit & overnight pet sitter)
  • Premier Overnight – $155.00 per night (includes 2 mid day visits, dinner visit & overnight pet sitter)

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!

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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  • $20.00 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?

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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  • $35 per hour for the first two hours
  • $32 per hour for each additional hour
  • Time is prorated by 15-minute increments after a two-hour minimum
  • A 50% deposit will be charged at the time of booking
  • Additional parking fees may also apply if free parking is not available, or parking is not provided.

Need-to-knows, People Support, Cancellation Policy

Additional Pets: The reality is that providing care for more than 2 pets or walking more than 2 dogs at a time does require more time and more skill. Providing care for additional pets, who often have different needs, consistently requires extra time and attention to details by a skilled pet care professional. For this reason we add a fee for additional pets.

  • Our walk services include up to 2 dogs, no additional charge. Add an extra dog for $5.
  • For our pet sitting clients our base rate will include the care of up to 3 pets. An additional pet fee of $5 will be charged for a 4th pet and $2.50 for every additional pet over 4 pets. We will work with clients with chickens, ducks or multiple pets in the same cage/area, and will not charge extra to provide care for fish.

Access: For security, we work with clients to find the best on-site entry solution for their home. Here are a few examples:

  1. Setting up a lockbox at your home
  2. Access through a coded garage door
  3. Access through a coded digital door lock
  4. Key/fob check-out with building management or concierge if the above options are not possible

If we need to schedule a key collection / drop-off AFTER the initial consultation or independent of any scheduled services, there is a $16.00 fee per drop-off / pick-up to compensate your sitter for their time.

Urgent Care: A $20.00 fee may be applied when pet sitting service is requested within 36 hours of start time for new clients to accommodate urgent meeting scheduling and expedited administrative processing time. A $5 fee will be added to any services scheduled after 7PM for next-day (or same-day) service. 

Early AM / Late PM visits: $10.00 charge for visits scheduled after 10pm or before 7am/ after hour services are based on availability.

Client Meetings: Every client gets one complimentary meeting when they first sign up. Meetings with additional staff can be scheduled by request at $20 per staff person.

Weekend Fees: Visits booked on the weekends will be charged a $5 fee per visit.

Parking Fees: When our staff is required to pay for parking during the time of your service a parking surcharge will be added to your service rates to compensate for that expense. Currently rates can range from $.70 to $1.50 per 30 minutes depending on location.  This information will be confirmed after your new client meeting and on boarding process has been completed.  If there are free parking alternatives these fees can be waived.

Excessive Wait Times: If circumstances beyond Hot Diggity’s control necessitate that a team member wait more than 10 minutes’ time to access your building (no response at call box, concierge absence, etc.), your services may be rescheduled or additional charges may apply to compensate for our staff’s time and/or for return visits.
Please inquire with the office for additional information on fees, or for tips on avoiding excessive waits.

Holidays: $10.00 additional fee per household per visit.
Holidays Include: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Billing: Invoices are emailed through your online portal or app after services are completed at which time they are auto-deducted. In order to schedule services, you will need to have a viable credit card on file.  A deposit may be required for some pet sitting services, especially during holidays and during times of peak demand.

Deposits & Other Fees: we reserve the right to require a deposit for any service during high volume times such as holidays, other peak booking periods and for special one time services such as hotel pet sits.
Please inquire with the office for additional information on fees, or for tips on avoiding excessive waits.

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.

  • $20.00 per visit (up to 15 minutes)
  • Need Longer for watering plants and gardens or other tasks? We have a 30 minute option too for only $26

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

  • $30.00 fee plus mileage (clients should arrange for prepayment 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, after 30 minutes service is prorated in 15 minute increments, $20.00 minimum

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 templated walk clients receive one complimentary late-cancellation walk per month.

Drop-In Pet Sitting Appointments: 

  • NO FEE if cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled services commence.
  • 50% cancellation fee if cancelled within 72-24 hours of scheduled services commence.
  • 100% cancellation fee if cancelled with less than 24-hour notice before services commence. Fees will specifically be applied based on the cancellation date and no longer apply to your full trip, if not applicable.
  • 100% cancellation fee applies for a trip that ends prematurely or with early arrival once the services have begun.

Overnight Pet Sitting Appointments:

  • NO CANCELLATION FEE if cancelled more than 5 days before scheduled services commence.
  • 50% cancellation fee if cancelled between 5 days and 48 hours before scheduled services commence, applied to the whole set of services.
  • 100% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 48 hours before scheduled services commence. Fees will specifically be applied based on the cancellation date, with a 100% charge being applied to the first 7 days & 50% fee applied to any remaining services.
  • Overnight Bookings will be assessed a non-refundable $50 fee at the time of booking.  This fee will apply towards your final invoice balance for completed overnights.
  • All Overnight Bookings will be assessed a 50% deposit 5 days before your trip’s start date that will apply to your final invoice.

Solo Adventures:

  • 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.
  • 100% cancellation fee applies for a trip that ends prematurely or with early arrival once the services have begun.

Other Services:

  • 50% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 48 hours in advance of the scheduled service.
  • Hotel Pet sits require a 50% deposit at the time of booking which applies to the invoice balance.