The cost of our capable services varies depending on the nature and scale of your requests. However, we have compiled a rough outline of our costs below.
Boarding Overnight at Our Home
A full day of boarding is available for just £20 a day (for up to a 24 hour period). When more than one dog is boarded from the same household, a 10% discount will be applied to the second and any subsequent dog. For example, your first dog will cost £20 to board, while the second and any additional dogs will cost £18. We advise that you supply sufficient food for your pet(s) stay to avoid any upset stomachs; if, however, you're content for your pet(s) to be fed with our food, then we will be happy to feed them a generic kibble style dry and/or tinned pet food.
Walking Your Pet
(now NOT a stand alone service)
All walks begin in a secure paddock that we hire, in order to ascertain your pet’s recall capabilities. They may be obedient for you, but less so for us. When your pet demonstrates good recall with us, we will happily take them anywhere without the lead. If they’re not as good as we hope, we will make use of a long (15m) lead which will ensure that they get the run that they enjoy, whilst still being completely under our control.
Doggy Day Care
When you don’t need to have your pets looked after overnight, you are well-poised to take advantage of our Doggy Day Care service. This costs just £15 for any period up to 12 hours between 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (no overnight stay). As with our boarding rates, there is a discount when more than one dog lives in the household. That means the first dog would be £15, while the second and any subsequent dogs will cost just £13.50.
The price of our Pet Taxi / Transportation services will vary depending on how often you utilise our assistance. It starts at £0.80/mile - an all-inclusive rate*. There are no hidden charges for hours worked, or any other type of charge**. What’s more, we guarantee that your animal will be the only one loaded (unless it's collection, to come to ours for Doggy Day Care or Boarding, then we cannot say how many dogs may be in each vehicle but it will only be for a short time) – nothing else is transported at the same time. Please note that we may ask for your permission to bring along one of our own dogs for company, though this is entirely at your discretion.
* We had managed to keep the rate steady for 9 years, but due to the huge increase in fuel costs at the begining of 2022, we were left with no alternative but to increase our mileage costs - after all, fuel had risen roughly 60p/litre over this period.
** If you have requested a European trip, there may be an extra charge to allow for waiting at the Eurotunnel for availability due to disturbance or a reduced Service.
Equally so if you've asked us to take a bitch to a stud, and to return the same day - we may need to charge an extra fee for the time spent waiting at the stud farm whilst tieing occurs,
Pet Sitting in Your House
At SWAT Pets, we are licensed to house and pet-sit. These services are available for evenings on weekdays and daytime on weekend days.
In either case, please get in touch to discuss how we may help you, as it is often difficult to schedule these services between our normal working activities.
As part of this service, we will visit your house for an hour in order to carry out a variety of tasks. Costing just £12.50, this service includes:
Letting the dogs out for a run – Changing cat litter – Putting down fresh food – Emptying bins – Bringing in mail – Turning lights on & off – Opening & closing curtains - Washing bowls - Anything you can think of (within reason)...
Whether the destination your pet is bound for is near or far, our company is happy to help. When you’re unable to make it yourself, we’ll conveniently take your dog to the groomer. When you wish to move your pet further afield, we are on hand to assist. SWAT Pets frequently transports pets for breeders around the country. This includes airport trips to facilitate the transportation of pets to another country. Once, we personally couriered a puppy directly to Hamburg. SWAT Pets is fully insured to transport animals via vehicle, and are registered with the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).