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Dogs need daily exercise to maintain a healthy life. Such benefits are evident from everything from improvements in a dog’s behavior/demeanor to fewer trips to the Vet and a longer life-span.

Of course, we all want the best for our dogs. Sometimes however, our busy lives can get in the way. If you have a hectic schedule (welcome to New York!) or don’t want to run all the time (gasp!), Happy Pants is here to help.

A dedicated Happy Pants athlete comes to your home and takes your dog out for an invigorating run along the water or in a park. This frees up your time so you can spend more of it relaxing with your trusty companion after a long day.

Happy Pants is committed to your dog’s safety and welfare. Our goal is not to push your dog to run as far or fast as it can. Rather, we design a program to maximize its fitness level, taking into consideration such factors as its medical history, age, breed, etc.

And as always, Happy Pants is here for you. No matter the time of day, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Happy Pants offers Private and Exclusive Running Sessions.

Private

We run your dog with a compatible dog from your household or another household. Never more than 2 dogs (total) at a time. We carefully match your dog with its running mate and monitor their relationship over time.

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Visits Per Week Amount of Time Per Visit
(M-F only) 30 Minutes 45 Minutes
5 $115 per week $140 per week
4 $96 per week $116 per week
3 $75 per week $90 per week
2 $60 per week $70 per week
1 $32 per week $40 per week

*50% off additional same household dogs
** Price does not include 8.875% NYC Sales Tax

Exclusive

A one-on-one run with your dog. This can be for dogs with some behavioral or health issues, or simply those that prefer to run by themselves.

Visits Per Week Amount of Time Per Visit
(M-F only) 30 Minutes 45 Minutes
5 $160 per week $200 per week
4 $144 per week $180 per week
3 $120 per week $150 per week
2 $100 per week $120 per week
1 $60 per week $75 per week

*50% off additional same household dogs
** Price does not include 8.875% NYC Sales Tax

Some more Happy Pants Running details…

Scheduling
We ask that you try and give a 3 hour window for scheduled pickup. Session time is from pickup to drop off. Please always handle scheduling with Happy Pants’ main office.

Essentials
First time customers should talk with us before your dog starts its running program. Please make sure that you have bags, a safe harness or collar that doesn’t slip off, paper out for a note, and a towel ready in the event of rain. Please provide a set of keys for your apartment or give word to your doorman to give access. All dogs must be licensed and have ID tags. A signed contract is required for service.

Weather
We come no matter the weather. In the event of severe weather, we may walk or fast-pace walk your dog for the dog’s and our runner’s safety. In some cases, we may go inside after awhile for some indoor playtime.

Dogs with minor behavioral issues
If you are concerned that your dog may not do well running with another dog because it is rambunctious, barks a lot at other dogs, etc., please contact us. We have had great success assimilating such dogs and improving their overall behavior through close care and socialization.

Age
Dogs of all ages need some form of exercise to keep their mind and body healthy. We tailor an appropriate maintenance program for more mature dogs. This often involves light jogging, (fast-paced) walking, and lots of love and attention. In some cases, Happy Pants Walking may be a better fit for your dog. Generally, puppies should start in Happy Pants Puppy Care before graduating to Happy Pants Running. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding what might be right for your dog.

Hours of operation/Holidays
We operate Monday – Friday, from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Running visits outside this window are at additional $7 fee. Runs starting before 8:30 AM and after 8 PM are $12 more than regular-hour runs. We observe the NY Stock Exchange calendar. Additional holidays include the Friday after Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Holiday runs (and accompanying weekend) are at additional $12 fee.

Combining services
If you combined Running with Happy Pants Walking, we will apply the commensurate frequency discount.

Cancellation policy
Cancellations must be made by at least 8 A.M. on the day of service for the full-rate to not be charged.

Payment
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards. We will process payment every 2 weeks after services are rendered.