Compatibility & Risks
How do I know if my dog is a good match for these activities and groups? We assess your dog during the Meet N Greet. Contact us to set up an appointment. Meet N Greets are $15-20, depending on the location. We always take great care in placing your dog in the appropriate group, everything we do is customized based on your dog’s needs. We will give you honest feedback about their adventures and let you know how much your dog is enjoying it and getting along with the group.
Are there dogs you will not work with? If a dog runs away and does not respond to recall commands, we will not be able to take them on adventures. If the dog is working on improving their recall, but is not 100% perfect, the group situation will help them in their training because dogs typically want to stay where the party is. We do not work with dogs who have aggressive tenancies towards other dogs or people or dogs who have great fear or anxiety in the car or in small spaces. If a dog is not yet fixed, we cannot work with a female in heat or a male who harasses other dogs. If there is play that concerns us, such as neck grabs or shaking, we will notify the clients and determine whether it’s safe to keep them in a group.
What are the risks that I would need to accept for these activities? We take the dogs to natural places, which could mean that dogs interact with, among other things, the elements, other animals, and people. Sometimes dogs can experience paw injuries in snow, on gravel or concrete, or be cut by stepping on something sharp. You may always buy them paw protection booties if this is a concern for you. Dogs will be off leash, swimming, and playing in a group. We do everything possible and within reason to keep dogs safe, but they are animals and we cannot control their behavior 100%. When you send your dog on adventures, you assume these and other risks. On the plus side, we have all 5-star reviews and have a 100% positive feedback rating from our clients.
When is pick up and drop off? We begin picking up the dogs each day by 11am. They get dropped off after the adventure usually between 4:30 and 6:30. Our times are flexible due to all of the factors.
What is the current weekly adventure schedule? Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Hike/swim/fetch/run/wrestle for dogs adolescent and older dogs. Thursdays: Urban Mushing for team runners. Fridays: Hike/swim/run/play/fetch for puppies (under 1.5 years), small dogs, or older dogs.
Who will be working with my dog? Toby Joy is the owner of the company and she is regularly with the groups. Wild Pup Adventure is a small, local, woman-owned, vegan business. The only other person who will be working with your dog is Emilie, the highly skilled and compassionate assistant.
Are you insured? Yes, we are bonded, licenced, and insured. Also, pet first aid certified and Toby is a Wilderness First Responder.
How does billing work? You set up a profile in our client portal, where your card is encrypted. We charge it the same amount each week after your dog's adventure.
What else comes with the services? Towel off, car safety, training reinforcement, a full album of pictures on our Facebook page each day, text communication with pictures and us letting you know how things are going throughout the day, treats, poo bags, and all the love in the world.
What is the cost? $59 per day for West Side clients.
What is your cancellation policy? All dogs go out on their one or more adventure day(s) per week. If you will be on vacation, let us know ahead of time, over 48hrs and there is no charge. 24-48hrs notice is 50% charge and <24hrs is 100% charge.