Professional and fun dog walks and pet sits!
We serve Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding Metro Area
Your pet is a part of your family, and we feel the same way! At Urban Animal Kingdom, we strive to raise the bar in pet care. We provide a number of services such as dog walks, cat visits, pet sitting, boarding for small dogs, and dog training. Owned and operated by Beth Martin, a certified dog trainer, UAK takes a professional yet fun approach to each visit. Each staff member is fully vetted, extensively trained on proper positive reinforcement techniques, and certified in pet first aid and CPR. They work closely with Beth to ensure that each visit is safe and fun. And most of all, we are all pet fanatics!
"Both of our dogs are rescues and have unique needs. Beth is particularly adept at reading our dogs and has even incorporated some behavior modification techniques to promote good manners."
At Urban Animal Kingdom we know your pet is an important part of your family. If you’re like us they might be the most important part! That’s why we set such high standards for all of our pet care visits.
I’m Beth, owner and founder of Urban Animal Kingdom. I have always been dedicated to animals for as long as I can remember. I have previous work experience in veterinary care, wildlife rehabilitation, and wildlife research. I started this business after working in the pet care field in the Twin Cities for years and I knew I could improve upon industry standards, hopefully inspiring other companies to do the same. After starting my own dog walking company I realized how important it is to have a solid understanding of dog behavior and training techniques in order to have a fun, safe, and worthwhile walk. So I got my certification in dog training and I love helping my clients build positive relationships with their dogs.
I work very closely with all of my employees. Everyone is fully vetted, passes a background check, and becomes certified in pet first aid and CPR. I also train them extensively in leadership exercises, loose leash walking skills, and focus games. This ensures that every single time we get the honor of a playdate with your pup they are in great hands with a qualified and trained professional.
Dog Walking - 15, 30, 45, 60 & 90 minutes
Dog Training - single or package of 3 or 6
Pet Sitting - includes meals, walks, cuddle time, and sleepover
Cat Visits - once or twice a day
Pet Errands - food and supplies delivery
Pet Taxi - A ride to daycare, boarding, or the groomers
Baths and Nail Trims - done in the comfort of your home
"My dog is like my child and I am so impressed with how well she treats him and how excited he is to see her. I have never felt comfortable with someone besides myself taking care of him until Beth came into our lives. I cannot speak highly enough of how professional, respectful, knowledgeable, and reliable she is."
While other companies claim to be certified in pet first aid and CPR, that may only mean that one person on their team has those certifications, not necessarily the person caring for your pet. At Urban Animal Kingdom, every one of our employees is certified in both pet first aid and CPR.
"Employing a training regimen into her animal care, Beth has connected with our dogs while maintaining a consistent level of physical activity during her visits. We highly recommend her and value her services."
Payment is due at the beginning of the service and can be paid weekly, biweekly, or monthly
Prices are for up to two pets, an additional surcharge may be added for more than two pets
$5 - 10 surcharge is applied to evening, weekend, and holiday walks
A holiday surcharge of $10 per day will be added to the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve
Cancellation for afternoon walks will be credited when made by 8am the morning of the walk
A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation for overnight visits during a holiday. Cancellations must be made at least ten days prior to visit in order to receive a full refund
Pet sitting is available on a limited basis
The initial key pickup and drop-off will be free, $10 will be added for each subsequent pickup and drop-off
We require a two-hour window for our arrival time
We will use our best judgement during inclement weather and extreme temperatures regarding the safety of your pet