Wild Pup Adventure was created because of the 14 year bond between Pup and Toby. Pup spent her final months of life going on daily adventures with Toby and it changed both of them forever... read more...
Wild Pup Adventure takes energetic dogs on half-day hiking, swimming, and running adventures. We pick up, drop off, and towel off your dog. We provide everything your dog needs for a safe, personalized, fun experience. All you need to provide is a leash, collar and harness. Our philosophy is that a tired dog is a good and happy dog. We also offer boarding in our home with adventures included.
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.
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.
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 into our program.
We offer one session to give it a try and after that we request that you become a member for 3, 6 or 12 months. This ensures that "the pack" gets along well and gives us the ability to maximize the benefits for you and your dog. All memberships recieve a 5-15% discount on services. All clients receive an email summary and photos after each service provided.
Services: Half-Day Adventures, Boarding and Training
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 trikes 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. Most dogs run anywhere from 6-12 miles! Those who participate must do well with voice commands so that all participants stay safe. All dogs are actively engaged in this activity for at least 2 hours and we return in about 4. We cater to our clients and make sure everyone has adequate rest/bathroom breaks and water. $59-62 per adventure. Regular clients get a 5-15% discount.
Dogs love to hike... especially off leash! 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! All participants must have good recall and get along well with others. Hiking time is at least 2 hours and we return in about 4. $59-62 per adventure. Regular clients get a 5-15% discount.
Swimming & Fetching
Water-loving dogs can't seem to get enough romping, jumping, fetching, and splashing. We exercise our clients using 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! The adventure lasts 2 hours at least and we return in aproximately 4. $59-62 per adventure. Regular clients get a 5-15% discount.
Staying at a kennel is alright, having a dog sitter is nice, but adventure boarding is pawsome! Not only do dog guests have their very own dog loft, they go on adventures every day of their stay! Price includes pick up, drop off, feeding, regular walks, an adventure, a dog bed, a crate if needed, and tons and tons of love. When a dog stays at Wild Pup Adventure, they are part of the family. $125 for 24hr stay.
Understanding our dogs can be a daunting and stressful task. It's too bad humans don't often speak their language. Don't worry, Toby can help translate for you! Toby strives to make communication between companions clear, consistent, and compassionate. Using mindful methods, she helps with basic behavioral training. This can be a life-changing experience and one that might ensure a beautiful relationship that lasts the lifetime of your pet. Each session is created just for you and Toby is available to support you throughout your multi-week process. Training comes in packages of 4 or 8 sessions and costs $82 for puppies under 2 and $79 for adult dogs.