THE PACK LEADERS

Craig Harrietha

   Welcome and thanks for taking the time to check out Dog Tired.  Let me give you a little background on myself...

 

  I have had dogs my whole life. I love their young spirit and unconditional loving nature. They have a way of reminding us about life's simple pleasures.

 

  It wasn't until I had adopted two dogs from a dive shop in Roatan, Honduras that my life really changed. These dogs became my life. I had been spending hours everyday at the off-leash parks downtown teaching and playing with my dogs. I soon had friends and neighbors asking me to take their dogs with me. The more the merrier right? 

  After working long hours bartending and as a firefighter, I decided to create a dog walking business called Dog Tired Toronto, in Canada. Then the fun really started!  Taking care of other dogs along with your own is like bringing your kids and their best friends to the park to have nothing but an awesome time!

 

  Now I have returned to open the second chapter here in San Diego. What better way to live then to run and swim with dogs all day!

Pet First Aid Certified

Background Checked

Insured & Bonded

Owner & Head Packleader

Calypso & Timone

   Calypso and Timone were both born in Honduras at a dive shop on the island of Roatan in 2009.  Although brother and sister, they have had very different beginnings to their lives.

  Calypso came to Toronto at 12 weeks old.  She is a tough chick and loves all dogs big and small.  You can always count on her to keep the young pups in check when they get way too excited for their own good.  She is extremely smart and can overcome any obstacle.

  Timone, was brought up to Toronto a year after Calypso. Timone was being taken care of by a local family.  When I had gone back to visit the dive shop, Timone ran right up to me, as if to say 'take me with you'.  He was in rough shape; being under fed, covered in ticks and fleas, a bullet wound in the back leg from locals trying to flee him off their property.  I needed to help him.  I paid the family 'taking care of him' and brought him home to be reunited with his sis, Calypso.  Timone is an extremely loyal dog, super goofy, and the energizer of the pack.

  Although they were separated as pups, Calypso and Timone have always known they were connected on a deeper level.  They have been inseparable ever since and come on every outing with the Dog Tired packs.  They are considered my assistant pack leaders! - Craig

Pet First Aid Certified

Background Checked

Insured & Bonded

Head Packleaders

Sara

  Hi! My name is Sara. I was born and raised in San Diego County and can’t remember a time I didn’t have a dog by my side. Since my mom worked for a veterinarian, I got the opportunity to be around animals a lot and caught the Dog Lover Fever at a very young age.  

 

   When I was seven, I joined 4-h and showed my Australian Cattle Dog “Patches” in local dog shows. Since then, I have been very involved in the dog world. I worked for a doggie daycare and boarding facility for five years, and also went to school for dog behavior, training, and instructing. I have always been fascinated with dog’s intelligence and how we can create such amazing bonds with them.

 

   I have three dogs of my own, a Rottweiler and two Australian Cattle Dogs who are bundles of energy and always up for an adventure! I’ve always loved the beach and being outside too. I am so happy to be able to be a part of Dog Tired!

Pet First Aid Certified

Background Checked

Insured & Bonded

Head Packleader & Dog Trainer

Amy

Hi! My name is Amy and I am originally from Oklahoma City but proud to call San Diego my home now. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a very animal friendly home, with the constant companionship of dogs and cats. My Grandmother worked for the OKC Zoo for 25 years and I grew up admiring her. I have always felt that I was born to work with animals, but dogs are my true passion!I can’t imagine a life without dogs! Their loyalty, charisma, and compassion are unmatched. The safety and well-being of every dog is my greatest priority when I’m working with them. I treat every dog I meet as if they were my own! I feel so lucky to know the special bond between a dog and their owner. Rescuing my Aussie-mix, Bear, has been the greatest responsibility I have ever known. He is so special to me and we have been through a lot together. He has made me a better person and I truly believe he rescued me!

Pet First Aid Certified

Background Checked

Insured & Bonded

Packleader & Staycation Counselor

Toni

Hi, my name is Toni!

I have been working professionally with dogs for over 6 years. Dog have always been a big part of my life. I grew up with 4 of them. I started my career in off-leash dog walking while living in the Bay Area in Northern California. I was thrilled to connect with Dog Tired San Diego once I returned to San Diego after college. Ensuring that dogs are healthy and happy is a rewarding priority for me. I absolutely love my job!

Pet First Aid Certified

Background Checked

Insured & Bonded

Packleader & Staycation Counselor

Kristen

Hi, my name is Kristen!

I recently transplanted from Ohio to California with my two dogs, Xena and Zeke. Ever since I was little, I've been in love with animals. Most of my life, I have had the companionship of my favorite four legged critters... Which is of course dogs! It's hard for me to imagine a life without them!

There really is no better day to me, than being out with a pack of dogs, enjoying the sun and getting a good walk in. Some people envision their best beach day as laying around and relaxing... But I would rather be surrounded by pups! -"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself"

Pet First Aid Certified

Background Checked

Insured & Bonded

Packleader & Staycation Counselor

Brittany

Hi, My name is Brittany Kaplan. I am originally from Illinois. I’ve been working mainly with dogs since I moved to San Diego 5 years ago. I have been building everlasting relationships with dogs and their owners while working at dog day care centers and dog walking companies.

Since I was little , animals have always been a part of my life, especially dogs. I've grown up with dogs since I was about 10 years old and I have always had a soft spot in my heart for them. The highlight of my day is the opportunity to take a pack of dogs to the beach and watch them all have so much fun!

Pet First Aid Certified

Background Checked

Insured & Bonded

Packleader & Staycation Counselor

ABOUT US

Dog Tired is a small, family operated dog walking company, located in San Diego, California. We pride ourselves on being there for your pooch when they need us most.  A high-energy environment to run, splash, and play with the other pack-mates is our guarantee.  Everyday rain or shine, we hit the beach, trails and parks while having a blast. We are fully insured and bonded.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are you bonded and insured?

Yes! Dog Tired San Diego is insured and bonded with Pet Sitters International and the Business Insurers of the Carolinas. Coverage includes medical for dogs, pet owners, pack leaders, the city of San Diego; property damage for client's homes or belongings as result of Dog Tired San Diego or your dog; and key and lock replacement in case of lost or stolen keys.

Are you licensed?

Yes! We are licensed with all required licensing and permits in the city of San Diego.

How long have you been in business?

Dog Tired has been in business since 2012. The owner, Craig Harrietha, has operated dog walking companies since 2008.

Where are you located?

We are located in North Park, San Diego.

What are your hours?

Our Beach Adventures and Walks typical operate between 9am – 3pm.

 

Call us anytime between 8am and 4pm

 

Emails or emergencies contact us 24 hours a day.

How big is Dog Tired San Diego?

Dog Tired San Diego is a small, family business. Owned and operated by Craig Harrietha. With only a few employees and contractors, we have consistent pack leaders that know our clients well.

Are you a Dog Day Care Center?

Dog Tired San Diego loves doing one thing really well... Providing great exercise for your pup at the local dog parks and beaches of San Diego. We do not have a dog day care facility. When dogs stay with us for the day, they enjoy our Pack Adventures all day long.

 

Unlike dog day care centers that have anywhere from 40 - 100 dogs at a time, when dogs stay the night with Dog Tired San Diego (what we call a Staycation), they stay in our personal home, with our family. We believe that personal attention to your dog's needs is the best choice for a healthy and happy dog.

Do you require vaccination records?

We do require our clients to provide the following vaccination records:
• DHLPP or DAPP  (distemper and parvo)
• Bordetella
• Rabies is required for dogs over 4 months of age

It's super easy to submit vaccinations. Upload them to your client portal or Fax your records to us at (619) 863 - 1582.

What are your rates?

All of our current rates can be found on our Services page.

Do you require payment up-front?

Dog Tired does not require dog walking services to be paid up front. We invoice our clients bi-weekly on a Friday. Because we are very flexible with scheduling, this allows our clients to book last minute services. Have you ever pre-paid for a package of walks and not used them? At Dog Tired we believe you should have the right to decide if we are the best match for your dog without shelling out a bunch of money first!

 

Staycations may require pre-payment or a deposit.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept three forms of payment with no fees!

 

We accept:

 

  • Credit Cards

  • ACH Bank Payments

  • Venmo

Do you offer discounts?

Yes! We love offering discounts!

 

They include:

 

  • 2 dog Discounts

  • 4 or more walks per week Discounts

  • 5 nights or more Staycation and Dog Boarding Discounts

Do you charge weekend fees?

Dog Tired San Diego does NOT charge Weekend Fees. Why should you have to pay extra depending on your schedule?

Do you charge more for medication adminsitration, treats, cuddles, photo updates, bringing in my mail, weekend schedules, or pick up and drop off?

Absolutely not! We do not charge anything extra for giving your pet affection, administrating medication, bringing in your mail, long walks on the beach, pick up and drop off etc... We do those things because it's a part of our service to you! We love to be there for our clients and provide an excellent service. Rest assured because everything is included.

Do you provide references or background checks?

We can provide background checks upon request.

 

Check out what clients say about us in our reviews and testimonials:

 

How do I book services?

At Dog Tired San Diego, we use a great scheduling and invoicing software customized to our business needs. It allows our clients to book and cancel services, see any future or past services, make payments to invoices, sign up for automatic payments, update personal information, create a profile for your dog(s) and receive updates on future or pending service.

What neighborhoods do you service?

Dog Tired San Diego services dog walking, beach adventures, and dog boarding in the following neighborhoods: Bird Rock, Mission Hills, Mission Valley, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Liberty Village, Clairemont, Old Town, Little Italy, Golden Hill, Bankers Hill, Normal Heights, University Heights, South Park, North Park, Hillcrest, and Bay Park.

What parks and beaches do you go to?

Our Beach Adventures and Pack Walks take place at:

 

  • Fiesta Island Dog Beach

  • Ocean Beach Dog Beach

  • Mount Soledad Dog Park

  • Dusty Rhodes Off-Leash Dog Park

Do you pick up our dog(s) from our house?

Yes! All Dog Walks and Dog Boarding include pick up and drop off service completely free between the hours of 9am and 3pm.

How do you access my house?

Dog Tired San Diego's packleader's can access your home by:

- A copy of a the entrance key

- A lockbox (Dog Tired can be provide one for a $15 refundable deposit)

- A fob or gate/door access code

Is my dog safe?

Yes! Your pooch is in great hands with Dog Tired San Diego. Our vehicles are safe and reliable. We are completely insured and bonded with Pet Sitters International and Business Insurers of the Carolinas. All pack leaders are trained in dog behavior and have been Pet First Aid Certified. Our pack sizes are small and we travel with same pack members everyday. Dog Tired San Diego only accepts well-adjusted dogs and assures the right fit for all clients.

Why do you specialize in off-leash adventures and high energy dog walking?

Dog Tired San Diego specializes in Pack Walks and Beach Adventures because it mentally and physically challenges your dog. Exercise is really the only true way to tire out your dog. At the end of the day it makes our clients happy and we get to bring our fur kids to work with us every day!

What does a Pack Adventure include?

Pack Adventures include:

 

  • Pick up and drop off.

  • Minimum of 60 minutes at the park or beach.

  • Socialization with the same pack (dog friends).

  • Physical exercise: swimming, running, soccer, fetch, Frisbee etc.

  • Towel dry at the end of the walk.

  • Feedback report with photos and comments.

  • A ton of fun.

  • A tired dog!

How do you tire out the dogs?

Dogs love to socialize, run and play. We do it best! Dog Tired San Diego physically tires out our dogs with lots of running, swimming, playing and jogging. Your pooch will be mentally tired through socializing with their pack-mates. Check out our awesome photos of more tired dogs!

How do I know my dog(s) has been taken out?

Dog Tired San Diego prides itself on keeping clients updated when their pup is out with the pack. We send customized service feedback reports throughout the day. The feedback report includes photos, times picked up and dropped off, what your pup did on his adventure and their temperament. Most of all your dog will be tired when you get home, so you can rest assured that your dog had fun with us!

How do I find out more information?

Bark at us at (619) 980-9690 or Contact@DogTiredSanDiego.com and we will stop by for a meet and greet with you and your pup. All consultations are free.

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POLICIES

Client Agreements: Client agreements must be read, signed and filled out completely before the start of any service. By signing the client agreement, the client understands and agrees to all policies.

 

Emails: Dog Tired San Diego will use email as the first form of contact to inform clients of any changes to policies, rates, schedules, events, news, and all other changes. Dog Tired will assume clients have read all outgoing emails.


Age: All dogs must be at least 16 weeks of age or older to join pack walks.

Spay/Neuter: All dogs 7 months or older must be spayed or neutered.

Vaccinations: All dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations:
• DHLPP or DAPP  (distemper and parvo)
• Bordetella
• Rabies is required for dogs over 4 months of age

Health: All dogs must be in good health. Clients will certify their dog(s) are in good health and have not been ill with a communicable condition within 14 days of service start date. Upon admission, all dogs must be free from any condition which could potentially jeopardize other pets.

Behavior: All dogs must be non-aggressive to all types and sizes of dogs. Owners will certify their dogs have not harmed or shown aggressive or threatening behavior toward any person or any other dog(s).

Pack Adventures: Clients acknowledge risks associated with off-leash group play at Dog Beaches and Dog Parks including but not limited to:

  • Running, jumping, playing, swimming which could lead to minor cuts, scrapes, and injuries.

  • Exposure to other dogs including those not associated with Dog Tired San Diego.

  • Exposure to salt water, dirt, sand, and other elements.  


Pick Up & Drop Off: Main times are between 8am and 3pm. Other arrangements must be agreed on prior to service.


Scheduled Services: Dog Tired requires a consistent service schedule which includes a minimum of 2 services per week. Dog Tired San Diego has the right to stop or cancel services if the client is unable to meet these requirements.

Holiday Schedule: Holiday services must be booked 14 days in advance. Dog Tired San Diego may not be able to accommodate last-minute holiday services.

Weekend Scheduling: Please book weekend services at least 48 hours in advance. We may not be able to schedule last-minute weekend services. On weekends only 1 mid-day walk is available between 10am - 1pm. Weekend walks are available depending on occupancy and may be canceled.

Service Rates: Rates are subject to change. Current rates will always be available on the Dog Tired San Diego website. Click here.

Payment Policy: There will be a $25.00 fee charged for any returned checks. All invoices must be paid on time and by the date specified on the invoice. Late payments will result in a $10 late fee. If payment is overdue for a week or longer, services will stop until payment has been made. Prepayment and/or a deposit may be required. Coupons, discounts, referral programs are not guaranteed.

Cancellation/Termination Policy: Dog Tired San Diego requires cancellation notice by 8am the day of scheduled service(s) or the client will be required to pay a cancellation fee of $10 per dog/ walk. If Dog Tired San Diego is unable to access the client’s dog(s) due to problems with dog behavior, doors or keys, the client will be required to pay a cancellation fee of $10 per dog/ walk. If the dog is not on the premise for agreed upon pick up time, the client will be required to pay a cancellation fee of $10 per dog/ walk.

Dog Walker Policy: Dog Tired San Diego will make their best effort to have a consistent specific dog walker/sitter for all services but does not guarantee that another employee, subcontractor, agent and/or owner will be assigned to your services.

Key Policy: Dog Tired San Diego will return client(s) keys within 7 days upon cancellation of services by mail. Client(s) may pick up their key(s) from Dog Tired San Diego at an appropriate time.

Grooming Policy: Dog Tired San Diego will do their best to keep dog(s) as clean as possible during and after walks. Clients should leave out towels near the entranceway that will be used for wet or muddy weather conditions. Dog Tired San Diego will not be responsible for bathing or brushing dog(s) after walks.

Media Release Policy: Dog Tired San Diego may use the client's dog(s) in photos, videos, graphic design and social media. I understand Dog Tired San Diego owns all rights to any media incorporating my dog including photos and videos and may continue to use any of that media after I stop using their services.


Changes to our Policies, Procedures, Services and Rates
Our Policies, Procedures, Services and Rates may change from time to time. While we will attempt to notify you of these changes, please check back on our website regularly so that you are aware of our most current Policies, Procedures, Services, and Rates.

 
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