What is a Downtown Dog?

A Downtown Dog is a special pet with unique traits, needs and requirements. At DDM, we understand the nature of this and it's our job to help you make sure that your pets stay Healthy, Fit, Social, Happy, Educated, Comfortable & Busy.

Downtown Dogs live busy, rich and fulfilling lives. Whether it's quick release walks to clear the mind, brisk workout runs to stay in shape, on-time vet or groomer appointments, or just hanging out with local friends for weekly play dates, the DDM team's commitment is making sure that every workout, appointment and date is being met safe, secure and right on time.

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Regardless of size or breed, daily walks are essential to your dog's health, happiness, confidence and mental stability.

According to petMD.com, here are the top health benefits regular daily walking provides:

  1. Keeps your pet healthy, agile, and limber.
  2. Helps maintain healthy weight levels.
  3. Can be extremely beneficial to your pet's digestive system.
  1. Can help reduce or eliminate any destructive or unruly behavior like chewing, digging, or scratching.
  2. Helps alleviate extra energy, calming it down and reducing hyperactivity, excitability. A nighttime walk can help your pet to feel more relaxed and sleepy rather than restless at bedtime.
  3. Barking and whining are just signs that your pet wants some attention from you. Regular walks together will help both of you to stay healthy.
  4. If you have a timid or fearful pet, regular walks can help your pet to build confidence and trust.

Service

15 Minute Walk

Rate: $14

Book 4 walks on Mon - Fri & receive the 5th walk for FREE (excludes weekend walks).

30 Minute Walk

Rate: $20

Book 4 walks on Mon - Fri & receive the 5th walk for FREE (excludes weekend walks).

45 Minute Walk

Rate: $30

Book 4 walks on Mon - Fri & receive the 5th walk for FREE (excludes weekend walks).

60 Minute Walk

Rate: $35

Book 4 walks on Mon - Fri & receive the 5th walk for FREE (excludes weekend walks).

  • SPECIAL PACKAGE DEALS ALSO AVAILABLE!!!
  • Included in the price of the all walks are optional feedings or daily care services, such as brushings.
  • Homes with more than 1 dog will incur a $3 surcharge for each additional dog per 15 min. walk.
  • Homes with 3 or more dogs must schedule at least a 30 min walk.
  • Visits before 8am, after 7pm, on weekends, minor holidays, holidays, and last minute visits (scheduled less than 3 hours before the visit), there is a $3 surcharge.
  • Holiday Walks - $8 surcharge See list of holidays below ⇩
  • Special needs dogs (including administration of medication, doggie diaper, excessive clean up, etc.) $5 per visit

With many dog breeds a quick walk around the block just will not do. Bred to work, or for their athletic strength and endurance, many dog breeds need a more vigorous style workout to balance out their city lifestyles.

So if your prize pooch comes from a long line of cattle herders, fox chasers, war-time couriers, sled haulers, heavy load carriers, lion hunters or machine gun pullers during WWI, you may want to consider kicking up the workout intensity and letting us at DDM take your lil' athlete out for a nice run.

We will meet with you and your dog to understand and evaluate your dog's exercise needs. We will then create a customized fitness program that fits your dog's needs and ability.

Here are 20 Breeds that were born to run:

  1. American Staffordshire Terrier
  2. Australian Cattle Dog
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Boxer
  5. Brittany Spaniel
  6. German Shorthaired Pointer
  7. Siberian Husky
  8. English Setters
  9. Belgian Shepherd
  10. Poodle
  11. Jack Russell Terrier
  12. Airedale Terrier
  13. Vizsla
  14. Alaskan Malamute
  15. Dalmatian
  16. German Shepherd
  17. Australian Shepherd
  18. Border Collie
  19. Weimaraner
  20. Rhodesian Ridgeback

Service

30 Minute Run

With one of DDM’s trained canine runners

Rate:

1 x per week $35

2 x per week $65

3 x per week $90

60 Minute Run

With one of DDM’s trained canine runners

Rate:

1 x per week $50

2 x per week $90

3 x per week $125

  • Visits before 7am, after 7pm, on weekends, Minor Holidays and for last minute visits (scheduled less than 2 hours before the visit) - $5 surcharge
  • Holiday Runs - $8 surcharge See list of holidays below ⇩
  • Homes with 3 or more dogs, there is a $5 surcharge for the third dog (and each dog thereafter).
  • Special needs dogs (including administration of medication, doggie diaper, excessive clean up, etc.) $5 per visit

A dog's personality can be as complex and varied as their human companion's. Dogs can be exuberant or shy, friendly or hostile, fearful or bold, aggressive or passive, or some combination thereof. These differences in personality may to some extent be determined by breed or individual genetics, but for the most part it is based on how and to what extent each particular dog has been socialized.

Socialization is the process where a dog learns to relate to people, other dogs and other animals based on direct experience. Socialization is one of the most important elements of developing a healthy, happy and confident pet. Socialization should begin early in your dog's life and continue throughout adolescence into adulthood.

DDM has created Pack Play as a wonderful way for your dog to bond, get exercise, and socialize around other people, canine friends and real-life, city-style distractions (such as cars, bicycles, skateboards, squirrels, cats, and many more).

Our Pack Play ensures that your Downtown Dog experiences the social fun it craves in a safe, secure and caring environment. 30 minutes of play can make for a tranquil, well rounded companion because a well-socialized dog is a happy dog.

Service

45 Minute DDM Pack Play

Rate: $20

DDM Pack Play is scheduled for 11am-3pm (Mon-Fri).

  • Visits before 7am, after 7pm, on weekends, Minor Holidays and for last minute visits (scheduled less than 2 hours before the visit) - $5 surcharge
  • Holiday Pack Play - $8 surcharge See list of holidays below ⇩
  • Homes with 3 or more dogs, there is a $5 surcharge for the third dog (and each dog thereafter).
  • Special needs dogs (including administration of medication, doggie diaper, excessive clean up, etc.) $5 per visit

Whether chasing a ball in the living room or playing tug-of-war in the front yard, playtime is vital in helping dogs expend pent-up energy. Without that outlet they may show behavioral problems that can range from destructive tendencies to attention-seeking antics.

Just as surely as a couch potato would benefit from a trot around the block, a house bound dog prone to chewing on the couch or digging up the garden will find a much needed release valve in play and exercise. Often such physical activities form an important part in resolving behavioral issues.

Service

Play Visit

Rate:

30 Minutes - $15

60 Minutes - $25

  • Visits before 8am, after 7pm, on weekends, Minor Holidays and for last minute visits (scheduled less than 3 hours before the visit) - $5 surcharge.
  • Holiday Visits - $10 surcharge Please see holiday list below ⇩
  • Homes with 3 or more dogs, there is a $5 surcharge for the third dog and each dog thereafter.
  • Special needs dogs (including administration of medication, doggie diaper, excessive clean up, etc.) $5 per visit

Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of raising a dog. Training opens a line of communication between you and your dog. In fact, a well-trained dog is by far a happier dog!

With even basic obedience training, your dog will require fewer restrictions. The more reliable your dog's behavior dog, the more freedom he or she can be given.

With this in mind, DDM has developed the Life Saving Obedience course. This simple course teaches three of the most important commands any dog and their human companions should know, COME! - LEAVE IT! - WAIT!

Service

Life Saving Obedience Training

Rate: $50 per hour

A DDM dog has Places2Go and Pups2See! We understand that it's often difficult to fit everything into the daily schedule.

DDM is here to assist you in making sure that your pet's needs are not being sacrificed because of our busy and demanding lifestyle. From trips to and from the Vet to making sure any daily meds are taking, we are here to help.

Service

Pet Transportation

Rate: $16 under 5 miles

$25 over 5 miles

Additional fee for waiting time may apply.

Administering Medications

Rate: $10

Kennels can be cold and uncomfortable places for your pets. This is why DDM offers in-home sitting. Your pets never have to leave the comfort of their own homes.

If staying home isn't an option, DDM also offers safe and secure lodging for your pets. Think of us as an Airbnb for your furry loved ones.

Service

In-Home Sitting

This service includes three full 30-minute walks, feeding, brushing, and plenty of love and playtime for your dogs.

Rate: (24-hour period)

Cageless Pet Lodging

This service includes three full 30-minute walks, feeding, brushing, and plenty of love and playtime for your dogs.

Rate: (24-hour period)

  • $45/day/dog Small size dogs (under 25lbs)
  • $55/day/dog Medium/ Large size dogs (over 25lbs)
  • $10 surcharge for weekends (Friday-Sunday), special needs* dogs and puppies
  • 30% surcharge for Holidays
    See list of holidays below ⇩
  • *"Special Needs" include dogs that need medication administered, diapers changed, excessive urine clean-up or anything that might be considered outside the realm of standard care.
  • Homes with two or more dogs will receive a 40% discount on the additional pets.
  • Extra hours can be added at a discounted rate of $15 per hour before 9pm and after 7am. $10 per "special needs" dog.*
  • Partial days are considered a full day. For example, Tuesday drop off and next day Wednesday pick up considered as 2 days regardless of the time of the drop off or the pickup. This is due to the very limited number of pets our Pet Sitters can keep at one time.
  • Does not include pick up & drop off service.

Interested in our Services?

If you would like to know more about the specifics or are interested in our services you can reach us at the contacts below or click the paw to find our registration form.

P: (305) 763-0988
E: info@downtowndogs.com

Holidays

Holidays include: Any National Bank Holiday, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, First night of Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Martin Luther King Day, Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Halloween & Veterans Day.

Cancellation Policy

  • We have a 24 hour cancellation policy on pet visits- any visits cancelled within 24 hours are charged at the usual rate.
  • We have a 5 day boarding cancellation policy. Anything cancelled more than 5 days before boarding begins is fully refundable, anything 5 days or less is charged at 20% for your first 5 days of booking (after that it's 100% refunded).
  • Any boarding cancelled within 24 hours of boarding is charged at the full rate for the first 5 days of boarding.

Payment Methods

Cash, Check or Credit Card (Visa, MC or American Express).