Dog Walking and Day Care Alternative + Pet Sitting for Cambridge, MA, Somerville, MA & surrounding areas
Welcome to Tail Trekkers, where we believe your pets deserve to have a busy, social life just like you do.
Our Pet Care Mission - Not Your Typical Dog Walking or Day Care
There are television shows right now that tell you to take your dog for a walk at least 45 minutes a day. We believe that 45 minutes of stimulation is not enough to satisfy any normal healthy dog for an entire day. You wouldn't be happy with that, why would your dog? So, to improve the lives of ours dogs, we have a focus on "day trips".
Why a Doggy Day Trip?
A Day Trip is an alternative to the typical dog walk or doggy daycare. Think of it like a "Field Trip for Doggies". We take a small group of dogs to various locations for 2-3 hours (like walks along the Charles River in Boston, hiking in The Fells in Medford, or along the many community paths around) where they can experience the world as dogs were intended, with their nose and their excitement in full gear. They don't just walk, they run, they play. They get to socialize and learn to face new situations without fear.
Why not Day Care?
While doggy day care can take your dog all day, the majority of that day your dog is in the same room, with the same dogs and the same people. The excitement level drops off dramatically after a short time, then the dogs just kind of sit around. No running (unless you pay extra), no fun smells, no trees, no swimming. Plus at doggy day care, your dog can learn bad behaviors from other dogs, like eliminating indoors, or they can pick up illnesses from being in close quarters with others all day.
What about shorter walks?
We offer shorter walks as well for those who have less energetic dogs, smaller dogs, or ones with special needs, however the availability for these is limited. See our Services page for more details.
Get more information on Day Trips, an alternative to Dog Day Care, and our other Services.
Other Services - Cat & Dog Sitting + More
We offer pet sitting for both dogs and cats, at your place or, in some cases, boarding at our owner's loving home. Cat sitting occurs either first thing in the morning, or in the evening. Dog sitting includes overnight care + one day trip per day.
We also offer basic dog grooming (bathing & brushing, no cuts) for a small additional charge.
Tail Trekkers' Day Trips and Pet Sitting are available in following towns in Massachusetts: Somerville, Arlington, Medford, Cambridge, Charlestown and some parts of Boston.
Mid-Day 30 minute walks are available in Somerville only.
We are not booking any more solo walks during weekdays. All walks are open to have up to 5 dogs at once. Solo walks are available for evenings and weekends.
Day Trip & Sitting Availability
- We are only accepting new mid-day walk clients in Somerville and East Cambridge/Cambridgeport. Day trips are still available for all towns in our service area.
- We are not booking any more solo walks mid-day.
- Day Trips: both morning and afternoon sessions are available.
- Book 3+ days a week and get 15% off.