The Woof Gang
Your Newark Pet Sitter!

If you're considering hiring a pet sitter, and you live in Newark, California, The Woof Gang is the pet sitting service for you!

Q: Why do I need pet sitting?
A: As an experienced, professional pet sitter, 'The Woof Gang' is more than happy to help address this question by giving you as much information as possible about pet sitters, pet sitting or our Newark pet sitting service!

Q: What can The Woof Gang do for me as a pet sitter that my friends / family / neighbor can't do?
A: Friends, family members or your neighbors might seem like a logical choice for pet sitting. However, as a professional pet sitter, The Woof Gang is entirely dedicated - 100% - to the care of your pets. Not only will we consistently be there to pet sit at our agreed-upon time, but, we also have the training and experience necessary to assess different situations that might arise during pet sitting and then, apply the appropriate care or response in support of your much-loved companion animal and home. The Woof Gang is a licensed, bonded and insured pet sitting and dog walking company. As an added measure of protection, The Woof Gang is also fully trained in Animal First Aid and Animal CPR, should the need arise.

Q: Do you pet sit in my Newark home or yours?
A: The Woof Gang's Newark pet sitting service is a unique alternative to pet boarding! Instead of taking your pet out of their familiar environment, we come to YOU, in your Newark home, to care for your pet. The benefits of in-home pet care, as opposed to boarding your pet, are many: Your pet's exposure to illness is minimized. - Your pet's diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted. - Your pet will be happier and experience less stress in familiar surroundings, at home, in Newark!

Q: Are you licensed, bonded and insured if anything should happen to or with my pet while they are in the care of my pet sitter?
A: Yes. The Woof Gang is a licensed, bonded and insured pet sitting and dog walking company. Our liability insurance includes coverage for your pets, your Newark home, your dog walker / pet sitter and anyone or anything that your pet might come in to contact with. With The Woof Gang as your pet sitter, your pet, the pet sitter and your personal property are all covered in the event of injury or accidental damage.

Q: How many times do you visit, and at what time?
A: Most cats, birds and small caged pets are fine with just one pet sitting visit per day. Dogs usually do best with a pet sitting visit every 6-8 hrs. When deciding how many pet sitting visits you need, please think about how many times per day you feed your pets, or how many times your dog normally goes outside. Our regular visit hours are 8AM - 8PM.

Q: Do you provide overnight or entire day pet sitting?
A: The Woof Gang will provide overnights and full day pet sitting on a very limited, case-by-case basis. We suggest that clients try 2-4 pet sitting visits per day. In most cases, this is more than sufficient.

Q: My cat/dog/fish/caged pet doesn't really need much care. I usually just leave them an extra big bowl of food and water. Will you come by every 2/3/4 days to change their food and water and check on them?
A: In our professional opinion, leaving any pet alone for two days (or more!), is not only cruel - animals are "social" creatures! - but, irresponsible. Even with our best efforts to provide adequate food, water, etc, anything could happen to your pet while they are unsupervised. At the very least, your pet could become ill or injured, trapped in an area, their water could be spilled, someone could break in ... the negative possibilities are endless! For this reason:
*We can not provide service to dog households which request less than (2) visits per day.
*We can not provide service to cat and caged pet households which request less than (1) visit per day.

Meet Your New Pet Sitter!

Q: Do you have pet sitting references?
A: Yes. Please contact us! We will give you the telephone numbers and/or email addresses of some of our current and past pet sitting clients. Or, if you prefer, please read our pet sitting Customer Reviews online.

Q: What types of pets will you pet sit for?
A: The Woof Gang has experience pet sitting for dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, snakes, fish, rabbits, chinchilla, small caged critters, etc! If you have a unusual pet that you would like us to pet sit for, please contact us. In most cases, we will be more than happy to learn how to care for it.

Q: Will you bring in my mail while pet sitting for me?
A: Yes. In addition to having The Woof Gang provide exercise and companionship for your pets while pet sitting, you will also receive customized services (bringing in the mail, watering plants, taking out the trash) at no extra charge. We also offer 'house sitting' services in Newark to non-pet households!

Q: Will you play with my pet while you pet sit?
A: Yes! The Woof Gang truly loves spending quality time with animals! The Woof Gang is not only a pet sitter for your pet, but, a companion and an exercise buddy! You only need to show your pet sitter where your pet's favorite toys are, and we will make sure to mix in a healthy amount of play time with their scheduled visit! With The Woof Gang as your pet sitter, your pet will stretch their legs, get plenty of exercise, and will be relaxed and ready to cuddle up with you when you arrive back home, to Newark, from your travels.

Q: How long in advance should I book my pet sitter?
A: Please contact us as soon as you know your travel plans. Many of our clients schedule their pet sitting visits months in advance. We will try our best to accommodate last minute pet sitting reservations.

Q: How do I arrange for The Woof Gang to provide dog walking or pet sitting services to me and my pet?
A: If you would like to hire The Woof Gang to be your pet sitter, please phone our office at: 510-676-8808, or contact us to make a pet sitting reservation request. After we receive your request, we will set up and meet for a FREE consultation, fill out some paperwork with you, sign a contract which outlines all of our dog walking and pet sitting responsibilities to you, and allows The Woof Gang to get to know your pet, while, at the same time, allowing your pets to meet their new dog walker / pet sitter!

Q: I have more questions about pet sitting, or hiring The Woof Gang to be my pet sitter. Can you help me?
A: Absolutely! You can find more specific information on our Website, including: Our pet sitting rates, Our pet sitting services, Our pet sitting general FAQ. Or, you can Contact Us - or - Request More Information using our secure Web form.