Services & Rates

Dogwood Critter Care is a full-service pet sitting business. We offer comprehensive care and support for pet owners when they are away for the day, the week, or longer. With a team of experienced and dedicated professionals, we provide a range of services to ensure the well-being and happiness of pets. From daily dog walks, where we offer safe exercise and playtime, to overnight stays, we ensure that pets receive detail-oriented attention and care. Our services extend beyond just feeding and walking, as they also handle medication administration, basic grooming, and basic house care tasks. With a focus on personalized care, we tailor our services to meet the specific needs of each pet, including senior pets and those with special needs. We prioritize the safety and comfort of pets, providing regular updates to pet owners and maintaining open communication. Dogwood Critter Care offers peace of mind to pet owners, knowing that their furry companions are in capable and compassionate hands while they are away.

Dog Walking

Exercise and companionship for your furry friend, ensuring their physical and mental well-being.

Dog adventure hike

An adventurous journey through nature’s trails, providing dogs with exercise, exploration, and a tail-wagging good time.

Overnight sitting

Professional care and companionship for your pets, ensuring they feel safe, loved, and well-attended to throughout the night.

Pet Requirements

current Rabies vaccine

One critical step in safeguarding your pet’s health is getting them vaccinated against rabies. The rabies vaccine is not only important for your dog’s safety but also for the protection of your entire family and the community.

Rabies is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system of mammals, including dogs and humans. It is primarily transmitted through the bite of an infected animal, with wildlife such as bats, raccoons, skunks, and foxes being common carriers. Rabies is not only a serious and often fatal illness for animals but also poses a significant risk to human health. Rabies vaccine is currently required by state and local government for pets 4 months of age and older.


Must be at least 4 months old

This requirement ensures that puppies are old enough to handle the physical demands of walking and have received the necessary vaccinations.

Behavior and Temperament

Dogs must demonstrate appropriate behavior and temperament for being walked by a professional. They should be well-socialized, non-aggressive, and comfortable around other dogs*, people, and various environments.

*We do walk reactive dogs and nervous dogs but these dogs are considered on a case by case basis.

basic Leash manners

Dogs should be properly leash trained, comfortable walking on a leash, and responsive to basic commands. This ensures the safety of the dog, the dog walker, and others in the vicinity during walks. We are not looking for perfection but we also need to keep the dog and the dog walker safe.

Collar or Harness

Dogs should wear a secure collar or harness with identification tags displaying their name and contact information. This is essential in case the dog were to accidentally get loose during the walk.

Health Conditions Disclosed

Dogs with significant health conditions that may limit their ability to participate in walks or pose a risk to themselves or others may not be eligible for regular dog walking services. It is important to disclose any health concerns or limitations to the dog walker for assessment and consideration.

Looking For A Professional?

At Dogwood Critter Care, we take pride in being the best pet sitters and dog walkers in the High Country. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. All team members are background checked and have extensive experience with animals before they join our team. From there team members go through extensive training to meet our high standards of care.  Our pet care professionals know the ins and outs of dog and cat behavior as well as pet CPR and first aid.

Get in Touch By Phone Or email

Reach out today to establish a relationship with the best pet care professionals in the High Country!


(828) 771-6078