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A dogwood outing is 1.5-2 hours of off-leash play on the Dogwood land with pick-up, drop-off and clean-up included. Dogs are away from the home for 3-6 hours, depending on location of your home, traffic, and how long we play.

Payment for Dogwood outings is through a tuition style structure. Monthly contracted clients commit to a regular schedule, and pay in advance for each month. Costs break down as follows:


1x per week*               $190 per month ($2280 annually, $45.60 per outing)

2x per week                $375 per month ($4500 annually, $45 per outing)

3x per week                $560 per month ($6720 annually, $44.80 per outing)

4x per week                $750 per month ($9000 annually, $45 per outing)

5x per week                $850 per month ($10,200 annually, $40.80 per outing)


Daycare:                     $65 per day


Weekday Boarding:      $85 per day (discounts for stays longer than 5 days)



HolidayBoarding:         $100 per day


Introductory outing:     $75


*1x per week outings are sometimes only possible for older or very mellow dogs.  For younger, active dogs, we often have a 2x per week minimum (personality dependent.) This is necessary to keep our relationships with each dog strong and consistent and to maintain the stability of the pack dynamics.


Clients are on a set schedule (for example- Monday/Wednesday/Friday)


The above costs are based on 50 weeks per year. For example, a 2x per week schedule is $45 per outing = $90 per week x 50 weeks = $4500 annually/12 months = $375 per month. Pack leaders take 2 weeks of unpaid vacation, the paid holidays listed below, and up to one additional week of paid vacation/paid sick days.


2 dogs from the same household are $85 per outing (dogs must be on same schedule.)


Drop in/non-contract rate is $50 per outing (we are currently not accepting new non-contract clients.)


Additional outings for monthly contract clients are invoiced at their contract rate (for example $45 per additional outing for someone on a 2x per week schedule) through a monthly supplemental invoice.


Outings missed due to vacations, appointments or illness can be rescheduled on a space available basis. There is one flex spot for re-scheduling/additions available per day. Priority is given to rescheduling done far in advance. Clients may hold 3 reschedule credits in their account at any given time. Credits are good for 3 months, including the month in which the cancellation occurred (e.g. a walk cancelled on 8/12 would exist as a credit until 10/31.)


Dogs on a daily schedule are receiving a discounted rate for services ($84 per month in discounts.) Credits are applied to their accounts on a cash value basis. The $84 discount is deducted from that cash value. The maximum discounts applied per month are $120 ($204 with discount included, the equivalent of cancelling 5 outings) with a maximum annual credit of $360 (15 outings.) Credit can be used for boarding services, if available, or as a discount on a future invoice. This option is only available to daily clients.


To receive credit for cancelled outings, we must have at least 24 hours notice (by 9 am the day previous to scheduled outing) for a single cancelled outing, and one week’s notice for cancellation of multiple outings during the same week.


Regular yearly vacation dates (paid):

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Day

Memorial Day

4th of July

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Friday after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

MLK Day**

President’s Day**

**We will take off either MLK day or President’s Day, both days will not be taken as holidays in the same calendar year.

Initial email and phone consultations are free, but there is a $75 introductory outing required for all new pack members. This is a private outing with at least one pack leader and a few social ambassadors from the pack to familiarize new dogs with the truck, the woods and pack leaders. Introductory outings typically occur on weekends.

Service area

Dogwood Dogs serves the following neighborhoods in South/East Seattle:

Seward Park

Hillman City

Columbia City

Mount Baker



Madison Park

The Central District

Capitol Hill (Volunteer Park neighborhood only, or East of 19th Street when south of Aloha)

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