K9 Kind

Kindly Serving ManKind's Best Friend!

Pet Sitting, Playtime & Dog Walking in the Glens Falls area!

PET SITTING is a great alternative to boarding! Each pet gets one-on-one attention and are taken care of the way YOU would like... while enjoying the comfort of their own home. Visits are usually 15-20 minutes long and can include playtime, meals, litter scooping/changing, and medicating if needed. Sits in Glens Falls are $15/visit. All others are $18/visit and up depending on distance and location.

PLAYTIME is great for breaking up the day for your dog while you are at work, getting your dog out for exercise, and for socialization. During these visits I would play with your dog(s), visit with them, and for some, bring another dog as a playmate. Playtime is $15/visit in Glens Falls, and $18+/visit elsewhere. Discount may be given for permanent Monday thru Friday clients.

WALKING is also a great way to get your dog the exercise it needs. Turn your Pet Sit or Playtime into a 15 minute walk for only $5 more ($20+), or $15 more ($30+) for 30 minutes.

OTHER SERVICES may include pet transport and dog training, for established K9 Kind clients. Generally this service includes bringing your pet to a veterinary appointment or training class, handling them while there, and bringing them back home. It can also include dropping and picking them up from a grooming appointment. Location of the destination must fall within my service area, and must fit within my available schedule. Prices are charged by the hour, usually with a minimum of 2 hours. Prices TBD.

VISITS are conducted between 7:30 am and 9:30 pm. Because I serve a large area, traveling to and from appointments often takes up at least half of my working hours. To cut down on travel, I connect those near each other, which can cause my schedule to change from day to day depending on how I organize my stops. Therefore I need my clients' understanding that I do not do exact appointment times. I appreciate it when my clients can allow me at least a 2 hour block in which to fit their appointment(s). For an additional fee TBD on a case-by-case basis, I may offer sits outside of my regular hours. This is useful for clients that have a young puppy or an older dog.

NOTE: Longer visits should be scheduled for homes with more than 3 dogs, or dogs that are shy and need time to warm up to me before going out or getting leashed. At times I may also accept a "3 hour sit" for dogs that get especially lonely, or need to be crated while their family is away from home. Prices TBD. I do not accept stranger aggressive dogs. This includes dogs that lunge, snap, or bite at humans. Dogs that just bark or growl and have no history of biting are evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis. PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

CONTACT me by e-mail, k9kindpets@hotmail.com, or phone, 518-792-3498. Please use both methods if it's an emergency or you need a quick response. I will try to respond back within 48 hours for all others. If you don't hear from me for 72 hours, please try again as sometimes e-mails get lost in cyberspace or for whatever reason the message on my answering message fails to reach me.

Owned by Amy Russell, and family-operated by Amy and, her husband, Jon. Amy holds a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, where she focused on behavior and genetics, but also studied animal health. After graduating with High Honors in 2006, she started part-time work as a pet sitter and dog walker. Within a year she decided to do it full time so she can be available whenever her clients needed her. Around this time she also started instructing Obedience and Rally classes at the Glens Falls Kennel Club. Amy breeds and raises working-line German Shepherds, and competes in various dog sports.