Your Happier at Home Experience

What does it mean to be part of the Happier at Home family? How do visits work, and what exactly will your pets and their sitters be up to while you’re away? Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect from your Happier at Home experience.

Visit Customization

We’re here to support you and your pets in the way that works best for you. You can customize what your sitter and pets do on each visit according to your pet’s own unique personality and preferences. After all, your furry friends are who we’re here for!

Here are some things your pets can expect on a typical visit:

  • Walks. It’s in our name, after all! Weather permitting, we head out on slow, relaxing sniff walks for the laid-back tail-waggers or gear up for power walks if serious exercise is called for.
  • Potty breaks. Taking care of business is built into our business model. We clean up too!
  • Playtime. Fetch, hide and seek, and more—we even have a few toys of our own we might bring along!
  • Petting. It doesn’t get much better than a good old-fashioned belly rub. (Some dogs love spending their whole visit sprawled out on the floor!)
  • Feeding and medication. We know how important your pet’s routine is, especially when it comes to food and medicine. We’ll ask you for detailed instructions on exactly what your pets need, and you can count on us to handle the rest.
  • Training support. If you have any commands or routines you want your pups to practice, we’ll follow along and keep up the consistency.
  • Vacation visits. Our team of sitters is happy to take care of your whole household of pets while you’re away, be it dogs, cats, or the occasional parrot!
  • House watch. Watering plants, bringing in the mail, rotating lights, taking out the trash… there’s a lot that needs doing around the house, and we’re more than happy to help out!
I want to go for a walk!

Personal Connection

Personal communication is the core of Happier at Home. We’ll get started by setting up a consultation at your home where we can get to know each other, explore your pet’s stomping grounds, and introduce you to one of our pet sitters.

After the consult, we’ll stay in touch with you through texts, pictures, and videos, so you can keep up with everything back home. Sharing funny stories and great photo ops is one of our favorite parts of the job, and you’ll be the first to know if anything at home doesn’t seem right.

We’ll also be there to help with everyday life. We’ll bring in the mail, let you know when the pool cleaner comes by, and help keep watch over your house. Even if you just forgot to defrost tonight’s dinner, you’ll have someone trustworthy stopping by each day, keeping you in the loop and connected to your home.

Online Scheduling

Happier at Home Online (or HaHO) gives you 24/7 access to your schedule, profile, and personal information. If you make a change to your online calendar, we’ll see it on our end in real time.

We like to be as flexible as possible, so feel free to reach out if your work schedule changes or you get caught downtown and can’t get home in time. Whether on your computer, tablet, or phone, Happier at Home Online is a great way to stay connected and up to date with our team.

Happier at home is like family. We are lucky to have found them two years ago post-pandemic. In the chaos of going back to the office they made us feel comfortable about making sure our pets were in good hands. They have taken care of our pets like they were their own, they are excellent at communication, and consistency, and give us peace of mind throughout the week and when we are out of town. This testimonial could be a page long as they’ve been amazing but I have to stop here because I couldn’t recommend more patient, loving, and just overall good people more than the Happier at Home family.
Sassan M.

Visit Types

Quick Trip

15-minute minimum

If all your pup needs is a little outside time, maybe some food in their bowl, and a quick belly rub.

$25 per visit

Extended Stay

30-minute minimum

If you have an active dog who likes their exercise, needs extra interaction, or enjoys their social time.

$30 per visit


9 PM - 7 AM

If your dog doesn’t like spending the night alone, or you just want that extra peace of mind while you travel. (Limited availability)

$120 per visit

Our rates are based on the length of time we stay, as shown above. We do not charge extra for holidays, last minute bookings, or additional pets.

Ready to get started?

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