Home Buddies is part of the largest and most trusted pet care franchise system in the country – Camp Bow Wow®. As a leader in the pet care industry since 2000, our name is known and trusted throughout North America as the premier provider of pet care. We have the experience and knowledge in an established brand that people trust and we offer a free in-home consultation to fully understand your pet’s individual needs.
Our Home Buddies Caregivers complete an extensive training program so they are knowledgeable about all types of animals and situations. Each Caregiver is background checked and certified in pet first aid and CPR to ensure the highest levels of safety for your pets and your home.
We will walk your dogs anywhere that you normally walk them. We can just stick to the immediate neighborhood or another area if that’s what you prefer. We like to keep the routine for your dog as close to what you do so we are consistent with what he or she expects on a walk.
Yes. Not only do our Home Buddies Certified Caregivers have to pass their background check, they have to pass a certification program before they are able to care for pets. We only hire people that we would trust with our own animals, so you can be sure your pets are in the best hands possible, other than your own.
We always do our best to ensure you have the same Caregiver taking care of your pet every time, but if they get sick or can’t make your pet’s appointment, we will send another Caregiver. We will let you know prior to your appointment that it will be a different one of our employees that will be taking care of your pets that day so you are aware of the situation.
Yes, we are completely insured and each of our individual Home Buddies franchises are fully bonded as well.
This may vary by location and is a good question to ask your local Home Buddies when you meet them during your free in-home consultation.
Absolutely. One of the benefits of Home Buddies is that we are trained to care for elderly pets or pets with special needs. We will get detailed information on how you care for your pet so we can duplicate it while you’re at work or away.
First and foremost, we tend to your pets’ immediate needs. Our Home Buddies Certified Caregivers are certified in pet CPR & first aid, so we can care for your pet if it is a superficial wound. If it’s something serious, we will take the pet to your personal vet (or emergency vet if your vet doesn’t have after-hours services). We will call you at the emergency number you leave us or your closest emergency contact.
To care for your pet, they will need to be up-to-date on all vaccinations that are required by your state. We do recommend that our canine companions be vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella; especially if you wish your pup be walked by one of our Home Buddies Certified Caregivers.
Our skilled Caregivers are happy to administer most medications for your pets. We will discuss this in more detail with you during your free in-home consultation.