What is your service area?
Four Paws Adventures currently serves the South East Valley and
the North Valley - please view our service area map on the left.
Some services may be available in an expanded area for an additional
mileage fee. Four Paws Adventures is expanding! Click here
to receive an email when we expand to your area!
What days do you offer Doggie Field Trips?
Hound Hikes and Dog Park Excursions are offered Monday through
I choose Four Paws Adventures instead of doggie daycare?
Because we pick them up, tire them out, and drop them off! Four
Paws Adventures provides small group socialization, fresh air,
personal interaction, fun photos of each adventure, and the comfort
of your dog's familiar surroundings after their trip. Would you
rather spend the day in a small concrete room with twenty other
people or in the fresh air with a few of your best buddies?
I choose Four Paws Adventures over dog walkers?
You can be assured of professional, insured and bonded service.
Unlike neighborhood kids or part-time dog walkers, we take your
dog's fun very seriously! Most pet sitters offer neighborhood
dog walking at a rate of $18-25 per half hour. Four Paws Adventures
offers exciting Doggie Field Trip packages that include transportation,
a minimum of an hour and a half adrenaline pumping activity, tasty
treats, towel service, and paw cleaning, for under $30 per trip!
Plus every trip includes photos of that day's adventure in your
dog's personalized photo album in our Gallery.
What requirements do you have?
All new canine clients are evaluated in order to determine their
suitability to requested services and existing groups. All dogs
must be six months or older, be licensed, be spayed or neutered,
and have current vaccinations or vaccine titers. Dogs with worms,
fleas, and/or ticks are not accepted until successfully treated.
Dogs which have shown aggression toward other dogs are not accepted
for group trips.
Do you offer
Four Paws Adventures does not offer dog training, but we will
work with you and your trainer to reinforce any current training
which you are working on. We offer fun and adventure but we always
gently encourage our canine clients to respect the Pack Leader
and the rest of the pack! For professional dog training, please
Is hiking safe?
It is Four Paws Adventures' job to insure the safety of the pack.
Dogs are never let off leash during hiking trips - it is illegal
and dangerous. During rattlesnake season, hiking is limited to
well used trails where wildlife is frightened away from the trail
by continuous traffic. Trails are wide enough that the dogs are
always able to stay on trail and out of the brush and cacti. The
Pack Leader carries a canine first aid kit and knows the location
of the nearest veterinarian to each trail in case of emergency.
Are dog parks safe?
We've all heard dog park horror stories; however, dog parks are
much less crowded during the weekdays. We are experienced in handling
dogs, always monitor the situations to which clients are exposed,
and are specially equipped to break up doggie disagreements. Dog
parks that Four Paws frequents all have multiple enclosures so
that clients can be moved to a new area if there is another dog
which causes concern. Dog park groups are limited to three dogs
per trip, so you can be sure your dog is getting personal interaction
and supervision. Dogs are grouped by size and/or temperament.
Even small dogs can have their day at the dog park!
What about the heat in Arizona?
The Four Paws Adventures' Dog Buses are crate equipped, well ventilated,
and climate controlled. Every adventure includes plenty of filtered
water and the dogs are monitored closely for signs of heat exhaustion.
During the hot summer months hiking services are not offered,
but a morning trip to a local off leash park is a fun and exciting
How do you pick up my dog while I'm not home?
Four Paws Adventures is insured, bonded, and reputable. You will
be asked to provide a key to your home or access to your yard
during the introductory meeting. This key will only be used for
scheduled visits and is never marked or stored with your name
or home address.
What types of payment do you accept?
Payments are accepted via personal check, PayPal, or cash. All
services are prepaid. Payment can be made with a credit card via
PayPal without having a PayPal account - just click on the PayPal
button at the bottom of the Services page.
if I need to cancel?
Because services are prepaid, Four Paws Adventures does not currently
charge a cancellation fee. Refunds are not offered, but your dog's
adventure will be rescheduled. If you do need to cancel, please
provide as much notice as possible. Four Paws' clients are on
regular schedules, but reschedules and last minute requests can
often be accommodated.
How often should my dog go on Doggie Field Trips with Four Paws
That depends on your dog's condition and activity needs. Four
Paws Adventures can take your dog out five days per week or can
offer special "break-up-the-work week" outings. We do
ask that you schedule your trips on a recurring weekly basis to
be sure that we can keep our canine clients in the social circles
best suited to them.
How will I know if my dog had fun?
Check out the day's adventures on the Gallery page of our website!
Your dog will have his or her own photo album in the Gallery where
you can view photos of your dog in action!
How do I get my adventure hound signed up?
Call 602-617-6419 or click here
to request a free introductory meeting. The introductory meeting
takes about one half hour. Please be prepared to provide a key
to your home or yard, proof of current licensing, a veterinarian
receipt showing commonly accepted vaccinations or vaccine titer
due dates, and payment.
Do you have
a question that hasn't been answered?
here to email Melanie.