K9Cardio

Falmouth, MA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We Have Your Cape Cod Pets Covered Have confidence knowing CapeK9Cardio™ is a Local, Bonded and Insured Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Company. The CapeK9Cardio team takes great pride in providing the best pet care services available on Cape Cod in Falmouth, Mashpee and Bourne. Our pet loving Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters are trained and will provide the best love and care possible for your pets. We've been in business for 9 years and will put your pet's needs first.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

There are a lot of Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers on Cape Cod, and they provide an important service to pet owners. We take the pet sitting business model to the next level by offering a dog running service too! This really separates us from the pack. Dog running clients come home happy and tired. A typical 30 minute run will burn about as much energy as a 2 1/2 hour walk!

Location

Falmouth, MA 02540

Years in business

9

Number of employees

3

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Susan S. Mar 29, 2016
    For over 3 years, K9 Cardio provided the best service for me and my 6-year old Havapoo, Lola. Lola loves the staff and has a ball hanging with the other dogs. She is super healthy and happy because of her 3-x-a-week runs. Jason and Laura are very responsive and super-trustworthy. I couldn't do without them!
  • Mariah F. Mar 29, 2016
    I have been using K9cardio for a year now. My experience began with dog walking. They were always on time , always left a note about my 2 dogs' behavior, and only heavy snow prevented them from coming to walk them. My dogs have met all the employees, who are good friends now to all of us! I started traveling because I felt so comfortable leaving my dogs with Jason, Laura, and the gang, who took turns staying at my house-- the ideal arrangement for us (They even sent photos and notes to me about them while I was gone!). K9cardio is one of the best things about our move to the Cape.
  • Vicki P. Mar 29, 2016
  • Alan P. Mar 29, 2016
    We have been using K9 Cardio for a number of years and we & my dog could not be happier!! They make every effort to treat your special friend with the same care and consideration as you do yourself!! They are the BEST!!
  • Malcolm D. Mar 29, 2016
    Jason has been looking after our house during the winter for several years now. He has been reliable and resourceful. We have had problems twice that he has just dealt with so we feel very confident that we can leave our house in his care. Home care is not the primary business but I met Jason through the town dog shelter were I volunteered and he was involved in fund raising. He and his wife are just very competent people who will do a good job in whatever they undertake.
  • John & Annette A. Mar 27, 2016
    Pet sitting for two large dogs(our kids) for a week. Daily notes about their well being; pics of them as well on walks; Couldn't be happier. Dogs echoed the same.
  • Gordon W. Mar 27, 2016
    Perhaps egocentrically, we feel our two goldens do best with a home routine and suffer when even well-meaning dog walkers take over their leashes. What a great relief and freeing discovery to find Jason and Laura and the very professional CapeK9Cardio service. Instead of attention-starved, thirsty dogs we have found our guys in great shape, enthusiastic, and looking good after being in the care of CapeK9. Our senior dog, now 13, seems to even gain fitness and mobility. Clearly the exercise so prominently featured in the CapeK9 program is tailored to give the guys a work out but not over-extend old bones. I would recommend the Cape K9 services to any dog-lover who is looking for the quality of care worthy of home.
  • Linda G. Mar 27, 2016
    K9Cardio,owned by Jason And Laura Michaud is an outstanding business.I would recommend them to all animals and their persons! I feel confident and happy when my dog is with them during any of the professional and well organized services the company offers.Most importantly,my dog adores all the staff .She has had experience with many wonderful walks,runs and playgroups with Jason and Laura and their staff.It is an extremely comfortable experience for animals and their persons! They are intelligent and confident with handling animals with love,safety and confidence. It is my pleasure to say I admire Jason and Laura MIchaud for creating a "Fantastic" environment for pets. A+
  • Buzzy M. Mar 26, 2016
    Laura and Jason walk my two dogs twice a week. They are wonderful with the dogs, very reliable, and super personable. They even take and send cute pictures of the pups during their walks.
  • Cape J. Mar 26, 2016
    These guys have been running our pups and providing awesome pet sitting for over 8 years! The checklist they use is very comprehensive. You will know every detail while you were gone. I like how they send photos of our dogs having fun while we're away.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pet sitting is $25 per visit. Cat sitting is $20 per visit. Dog walking and running is $20 per 30 minute session. Visit our rate page for complete pricing details. Typical pet sitting is three visits per day while you are away, but we can customize the service to meet your needs.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Call us or visit our contact page and we will setup a free consultation to meet you and your pets. Our phone service is a voicemail and we will usually call you back within a couple of hours. We also correspond quickly with email. After the free consultation when you hire us we have easy online bill pay, an online store and calendar to view all of your appointments online.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We've been trained to professionally handle you pets by Joe the Dogman. We understand pet behavior and are well experienced to provide the best pet care and dog exercise possible. We've literally cared for thousands of dogs on Cape Cod, and we're ready to welcome you to our K9Cardio Pack!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I began running in 2005, for a healthier lifestyle. My running partner was my Jack Russell Terrier, Hunter. He’s run just about everywhere with me during my training runs for the Cape Cod Marathon. On days that Hunter ran, I noticed a marked improvement in his disposition. He became friendlier, more submissive, and overall happier. Granted, he’s still a Jack Russell, but there seemed to be a correlation between the amount of exercise he received and his level of happiness. I conducted research, started the website and visited local dog businesses. Everyone I talked to thought this was a great idea. My wife and I decided to offer a dog running service to other dog owners. Soon after we added dog and cat pet sitting and dog walking to our services.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We've worked with homeless dogs at the Friends of Falmouth Dogs and held fundraisers for them and the two dog parks in the area (Falmouth and Mashpee). Our Falmouth, Mashpee and Bourne clients are pet lovers from every walk of life!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We worked with two anxious Siberian Huskies in Bourne when their owner was down for back surgery. At first they were not comfortable walking. After just a few sessions they came to greet us at the door and couldn't wait to walk. Dallas and Kira became part of the K9Cardio Pack and were a joy to bond with.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Our exceptional pet care begins with your free consultation where we will meet you and all of your pets in your home to ensure our care meets all of your expectations. During our dog exercise sessions (dog running, dog walking and dog playgroups) we constantly monitor your pet’s well-being while having fun and enjoying healthy and rewarding exercise. During pet sitting visits at your home, we follow a checklist that has been customized to your needs. Experience Cape Cod’s best pet care available and learn why “A Fit Dog is a Happy Dog”.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
FAQs: Why should I choose CapeK9Cardio? We will provide your pets with the absolute best pet care. We are bonded, insured and professionally trained on dog handling. We begin providing excellent service by meeting you and your pets at your home during our free consultation. We interview you and take time to meet your pets to ensure our service meets your needs. Is there a fee for the consultation? Book your consultation at least three days in advance, and your consultation will be free. Free Consultation Here How long is the free consultation? Expect to spend about thirty minutes with us so we can become knowledgeable about your home and each of your pets. Can I complete the forms online? Absolutely. Completing your client application online will save time and allow us to get to know your pets right away. If you use our free consultation button above you will be directed to complete your application. It takes less than 5 minutes. Are you insured? K9Cardio is bonded and insured. What results and benefits can I expect from daily dog exercise? You can expect a happy and healthy dog as well as relief of stress and guilt over leaving your pet alone. Daily exercise is an essential component to your dog’s physical well-being, and also helps prevent mental fatigue. This is especially important for pets who are home alone for extended periods of time. A restless dog may become irritable and destructive. If you enroll your dog in one of our K9Cardio dog exercise plans, we guarantee you will see a change for the better. Can I contact some of your former clients? Absolutely. We can provide you with references from clients who are willing to speak with you about our services. You can also read all of our reviews by clicking the review icons in the sidebar to the right. Where is your service area? Our current service area is the Upper Cape Cod towns of Falmouth, Mashpee and Bourne. We hire military personnel, so we also service Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. For complete details View Our Service Area online. Do I have to sign a contract? Yes, we need a signed Service Agreement and Policies and Procedures. We will answer all of your questions at your free consultation. You can cancel at anytime. Are there any extra fees during major holidays? There is a $5 surcharge added to each visit on the following holidays: New Year’s Day Memorial Day Labor Day Christmas Eve New Year’s Eve There is a $10 surcharge added to each visit on the following holidays: New Year’s Day Easter Independence Day Thanksgiving Christmas Day When is payment due? We are a pre-pay service. Pet Sitting visits are pre-paid during your consultation or prior to service. Pay by cash, check or Visit Our Online Store What are your key policies? Most clients give two keys to the sitter during the consultation. We have a “Ready Key” program that ensures the security of your key and home. Once we get your key it is assigned a cryptic code and will be stored securely. Your key code and address are stored separately for security purposes. If you do not have the key ready at the initial consultation, there will be a $10 key pick-up fee. We will not leave your key in a hidden place or in your home after our visit for security reasons. What other benefits should we expect from regular dog exercise? Whether your goal is to have your dog lose weight, or just burn energy, our programs will match your goals. Here are just some of the benefits you and your dog will receive from exercise: -Leaner dogs are healthier than obese dogs -Dogs that receive regular exercise are happier and so are their owners -Exercised dogs are have more calm, submissive attitudes -Dogs that exercise with other dogs become more social -Dogs who exercise are more well balanced -Running is the best calorie and energy burning exercise on the planet Should I order a run or a walk? Exercise service and fitness plans are tailored for each dog. Puppies and elderly dogs will benefit from dog walking, while other dogs may be better suited for our dog running service. We will help you develop a training plan for your dog based on our free consultation and our initial assessment run or walk. You dog will benefit from a real workout with CapeK9Cardio. Compare walking and running below, consult with your veterinarian, and sign up for the exercise that best suits your dog. Calorie Burning based on a 70 lb dog: 30 minute dog walk – 54 calories 30 minute dog run – 251 calories So most dogs are suited for running? Dogs are natural born runners. They feel a sense of purpose while they are running, and after a few minutes, even the most stubborn dog will ignore distractions and concentrate on enjoying the run. We will safely allow your dog to determine the pace and never push too hard. If you’d rather a walk, no problem. Walking, running and jogging are all great forms of exercise. How much exercise should my dog receive? Whether you have a Great Dane or a Yorkie, dogs typically need 30-45 minutes of exercise each day. This can be achieved through playtime, running, walking, swimming but we prefer K9Cardio! What safety precautions do you take? Please ensure your dog does not eat for 1 – 2 hours prior to exercise. During your dog’s exercise training session we will: Provide a warm-up and cool-down with each running or walking exercise session. Constantly monitor your dog’s well-being. Keep your dog on a leash (this gives us control when running or walking). Check your dog’s feet for the presence of debris. What should be done after an exercise session? After your dog’s exercise training session: Check carefully for ticks after each exercise session, especially if your dog has been on a trail. Check your dog’s feet for the presence of debris, and remove it immediately. Provide your dog with plenty of water.