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Benefits & Pricing

Tailored Services for Every Dog in Atlanta

Helping All Dogs Thrive

Praline’s Backyard is a mission-driven, minority and woman-owned small business that celebrates diversity, pays a living wage and only uses pain-free, force-free, and fear-free practices in our care of your dog(s). Ten percent of all profits are donated to Praline’s Backyard Foundation, to aid in providing free boarding to pets of domestic violence survivors while they are in housing transition.  In addition, we partner with local domestic violence agencies to provide employment opportunities to domestic violence survivors.

Enrichment for Every Dog

Nature enrichment for dogs extends beyond mere enjoyment, offering scientifically-backed behavioral benefits. Exposure to natural settings has been linked to the reduction of stress hormones, promoting a calmer demeanor and mitigating many anxiety-related behaviors. Scientific studies suggest that time spent in nature contributes to improved cognitive function in dogs, enhancing problem-solving skills and boosting overall mental acuity. Additionally, the variety of stimuli in natural environments engages a dog's senses, promoting sensory enrichment crucial for cognitive development. Nature serves as a valuable tool in improving our dogs’ behavior. We cannot emphasize enough the benefits on our dogs’ mental health- time in nature helps develop a more balanced, well-adjusted canine companion.

Well Balanced Exercise and Enrichment with Time in Nature is Crucial for Wellness

Testimonials

  • Orazie @ Pralines backyard has always done a great job taking care of my dog, Coco. I really appreciate the care and love that she showed my little one. Orazie... read more

    Aaron Slayton Avatar Aaron Slayton
    February 18, 2023

    Absolutely love Pralines Backyard Miss Molly loves being walked and spoiled❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Bonnie Passannante Avatar Bonnie Passannante
    July 12, 2023

    Very friendly and dependable! Highly recommend!!

    Dan F Avatar Dan F
    July 11, 2023
  • I had the pleasure of entrusting Orazie from Praline's Backyard Dog Services with the care of my beloved golden doodle, Big Poppa, during our stay at the Bellyard Hotel. I... read more

    Math Help Avatar Math Help
    July 11, 2023

    I had the pleasure of engaging Orazie as a dog walker for my dog, Ace. I found her to be a very reliable and punctual individual. She demonstrated a sound... read more

    shecky benham Avatar shecky benham
    February 18, 2023

Benefits of Dog Walks

Frequent walks for your dog exercises their mind as well as their body. Watching wildlife, exploring new paths, seeing other people with their pets, and so on, are great mental stimulation for your dog that they do not receive from being in the same fenced area all the time. Walks also release excess energy and helps your dog sleep better at night.

Dog Walks

Dog Walk – $50 (includes  pick up  from home/work, 20 minute walk, 10 minute tailored enrichment activity and return)

Monthly Dog Walk Packages (must be used within 30 days)

5 dog walks – $225

10 dog walks – $400

20 dog walks – $700

Each package purchased by the 5th of the month will include a brand new, handpicked enrichment activity for your dog. Not only will this captivate your dog’s senses, but it’ll also enhance that special bond between you and your beloved dog.  This does not apply to our introductory dog walk package.

Canine Enrichment Assessment/Meet and Greet– You and your dog will have the opportunity to get acquainted with our Canine  Enrichment Specialist. This is a crucial step to ensure your dog feels comfortable and will thrive during a walk with us.

We understand that many families  have multiple dogs who would benefit from the exercise and socialization our walks provide.  Our experienced dog walkers are skilled at handling multiple dogs, maintaining a safe and enjoyable walking experience for everyone. Please note there is an additional cost of $10 per dog per walk and helps us cover the additional time and resources required to provide the best care for each dog.   Our area of expertise is dogs however recognize some of our clients also have other pets depending on the service needed the starting cost is $20 per pet. 

Last-Minute Dog Walk Requests: We understand that sometimes you may need a dog walk on short notice. For same-day dog walk requests, a $20 surcharge will be applied to cover the additional coordination and adjustments required. We strive to accommodate your needs and ensure your dog gets the care they deserve, even at the last minute.

Benefits of Adventure Hikes

Hiking provides awesome physical and mental exercise for your dog by providing new scents, sounds, and sights. Hikes sharpens senses, adds to the complexity of brain development, enhances problem-solving and increases behavioral flexibility. Time in nature is the ultimate reset for our dogs by helping them connect with their true inner nature.

Dog Adventure Hikes

Hikes – $150 per hike (includes pick up, minimum 1 hour hike and drop off)

3 Day Introductory Hike Package–  $300 (3 days must be used within 2 weeks)

Hiking Monthly Package (must be used within 30 days)

4 Hikes a month – $560

6 Hikes a month – $780

8 Hikes a month – $1000

Clients who invest in any of our monthly hiking plans by the 5th of the month will receive a complimentary basic grooming session for their dog. This session is a chance for your dog to relax and get spruced up after their adventures. While it doesn’t have to coincide with a hike day, it can be redeemed at any point during the validity of the monthly package. You can choose your preferred groomer, or allow us to pair your dog with one of our trusted grooming partners. This does not apply to our introductory hike package.

We understand that many dog owners have multiple dogs who would benefit from our adventure hikes.  Our experienced Canine Adventure Enrichment Specialists are skilled at handling multiple dogs, maintaining a safe and enjoyable hiking experience for everyone. Please note there is an additional cost of $100 per dog per hike and helps us cover the additional time and resources required to provide the best care for each dog.

To ensure optimal planning and coordination, we kindly request that all adventure hike requests be made at least 48 hours in advance. This allows us to secure a spot for your dog and prepare for a fantastic adventure. Please note that last-minute adventure hike requests cannot be accommodated. We appreciate your understanding as we strive to provide the best experience for every dog adventurer.  Please note adventure hikes are only available for current  dog walking or pet sitting clients.

Pet Sitting

Premier Pet Sitting – $30 an hour with a 2 hour minimum.  For those seeking extended care, we also offer customizable overnight options to best suit your dog’s comfort and your peace of mind.
Hotel Pet Concierge Pet Sitting – available in four hour intervals for guests of Atlanta area pet-friendly hotelsRates varies based on needs.
Experience worry-free travel with our premier pet  sitting service. Not only will we provide exceptional care for your beloved pets, but we’ll also ensure the safety and security of your home while you’re away.

Dog Taxi

Providing safe and convenient transportation options for your dog is important you and us. That’s why we offer a dog taxi service for all your dog transportation needs.  Pick up within a 5 mile radius of 30039, 30308, and 30354 (outside service area an additional fee) 

One Way – $50

Round Trip – $100

Round Trip and Waiting (up to 2 hr) – $200

Outside Service Area – minimum $100 and $.67 a mile

Dog taxi services provided as part of our hotel pet concierge services from the Atlanta Airport to and from Atlanta area pet-friendly hotels incur a flat rate of $300 round trip. 

🎉 Holiday Rate Announcement! 🎉

At Praline’s Backyard Dog Services, we pride ourselves on delivering not just ordinary pet services but creating enrichment-focused experiences for your treasured canine companions. Our approach goes beyond the basics; we ensure emotional, mental, and physical stimulation for every dog in our care.

To uphold the quality of our trademark enrichment-focused care during peak holiday seasons, we’re updating our rates as follows:

📌 Holiday Rate Increase: An added $10 will be applied to each service during these holiday periods:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve and Day & New Year Eve and Day
  • Memorial Day Weekend: May 24th – 27th
  • Independence Day (4th of July)
  • Labor Day

During holidays, our staff leave their family and pets  to ensure your dogs receive the utmost care, attention, and enrichment they deserve. This adjustment allows us to fairly compensate our dedicated team during these high-demand periods.

Your understanding is deeply appreciated. Given the high demand during holidays, we advise booking in advance!

Thank you for entrusting Praline’s Backyard Dog Services.