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Wild Pup Adventure takes energetic dogs on hiking, swimming, and running adventures. Our philosophy is that a tired dog is a good and happy dog. Exercise relieves anxiety, helps with numerous behavior issues, and improves overall physical health. Many people work long hours and struggle during the work-week to provide adequate exercise. We help our clients by taking this responsibility off of their shoulders so that they can come home to a tired dog without lifting a finger. At this time, we only offer adventures for dogs, however, enough people are inquiring about it that we may soon offer adventures for humans and dogs together.
Personalized training is another important aspect to our work. We offer one-on-one, custom sessions so that each human-animal relationship is fulfilling and mutually beneficial for the lifetime of your pet. We also offer dog-sitting (adventures included) and photography.
The dogs are in good hands. Toby is a Wilderness First Responder and is Pet First Aid certified. We are licensed, bonded, and insured through Pet Sitters Associates. The times for our services are an approximate because we pick up and drop off our clients at various locations and our pace is set based on each dog's needs and abilities. We transport our clients in our company SUV, which can accommodate up to five dogs at a time.
Wild Pup Adventure does all that we can to ensure our clients are happy, healthy, and safe. We maximize your dogs experience by speaking or meeting with you to make sure your dog is a good fit for our services prior to taking him or her on an outing. All owners are required to submit health and emergency information in order to be accepted.
We offer one session to try an adventure and after that we request a 5 or 10-adventure commitment. This ensures that "the pack" gets along well and gives us the ability to maximize the benefits for you and your dog.
All clients receive an email summary and photos after each service provided.
Urban Mushing/ Running
Some dogs love to run. Hard. They need it to feel healthy and balanced. Our clients run and jog next to our sturdy, low-clearance recumbent trike bike on Portland's beautiful bike and pedestrian paths so that they can get the exercise they need. This is the most high-intensity activity we offer and all dogs come home ready for a long nap. Those who participate must do well with voice commands so that all participants stay safe. Many dogs start off doing this activity alone until we know their particular needs and see that they've learned a few special commands. For group runs, we only take up to three experienced dogs at a time. We cater to our clients and make sure everyone has adequate rest/bathroom breaks and water.
Dogs love to hike! Sniffing all the scents, meeting other dogs and people, exploring new places... it's a dog's dream-come-true! We take our clients to the best dog-friendly hiking trails that Portland and The Gorge have to offer! Our local hikes are within a 30-minute drive from Portland. Our Gorge hikes are within 1.5hrs drive. Our Gorge hikes must have a minimum of two participants per trip.
Swimming & Fetching
Water-loving dogs can't seem to get enough romping, jumping, fetching, and splashing. We exercise our clients out with sticks and tennis balls. All participants must get along well with a variety of other dogs, be voice-command trained and totally trustworthy off leash, and of course they must be good swimmers!
Tuesday: South Waterfront
Thursday: Downtown/ South Park Blocks
Friday: South Waterfront
Group Adventures (Drop off at your neighborhood park): $54
OTHER TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:
Walking pick up at your home, within 4 blocks of the neighborhood park pickup location: Additional $5
Driving pick up at your home, within the neighborhood: Additional $8
Biathlon (two adventures in one day): $74
Triathlon (three adventures in one day): $94
Private adventures: $79
All-Day Adventure to the Gorge or Coast: $75
2nd dog from same household on group adventures is 1/2 off!
Meet n' Greet: $15