Our Services

Our mission - To take superb care of you, your pets, and your home.

This is how we do it:

Dog Walks Starting at $25

Private and customized to your pup’s individual needs, it can be a sniff-dominant stroll, structured walk (approximately 20-minute mile pace), or a more strenuous exercise option. It’s all about your fur-kid and is only open to pups from the same household. Walks occur in your neighborhood and the surrounding areas.

  • Track your pup’s walk! Shroder’s Playmates uses an app to allow you to track the location and length of the walk. Once you join our pack, you will receive instructions on how to access it.
  • 30, 45, or 60-minute options. Set it and forget it as a recurring schedule (requires a minimum of three days per week) or call us on-demand (for additional fee).
  • During each walk, time is taken to ensure fresh water is available and treats are left (if allowed). If your pup is on a recurring schedule, our walkers will also wash all pet bowls and containers once per week.
  • As a courtesy, mail and packages are brought in (whenever possible) and lights are flipped on (especially when daylight is shorter). Also, an overall safety check is performed to ensure nothing is out of the ordinary.
  • Electronic reports are texted to you at the beginning of and after every walk.

Pet Sits (a.k.a. Drop-Ins) Starting at $25

Take place in your home and are available for dogs, cats, fish, chickens, and other birds as well as small companion pets (sorry, no large animals, reptiles, or insects at this time!). Eliminates the stress of finding someone trustworthy, reliable, and loving who will watch your babies while you’re traveling, and the guilt of leaving them at a kennel.

Studies show pets are far happier and more relaxed when in their own environment around familiar scents and objects. Avoids your pets feeling abandoned or being vulnerable to infectious disease.

  • 30, 45 or 60-minute options during business hours (9am to 6pm). Overnights available after business hours (typically 10:00pm to 7:00am; flexible).
  • Focus on feeding, play, brushing, and cuddles though time is allotted for walks or potty breaks for pups.
  • Minimum two services per day may be required (dependent on type of pet) if your travels require 24 hours or more away from home.
  • Cat sits include litter box cleaning at no extra charge
  • Newspapers, mail, and other packages brought in (if possible). Overall safety checks are performed at each visit.
  • Electronic reports are texted to you at beginning of and after sits.

House Sits

You don’t have to have pets for us to give your house the “lived-in look” while you’re away. Law enforcement agencies confirm active homes are less enticing to thieves. And, home is all the more sweet when it is clean, smelling good, and stocked upon your return!

  • Small housekeeping tasks included (i.e. wash up a few left-behind dishes, take out the trash, water house plants, flip lights on/off, medicine administration, light vacuuming and dusting, open/close windows, open/draw blinds).
  • Newspapers, mail, and other packages brought in (if possible).

Large housekeeping tasks (i.e. full interior cleaning, landscaping, pet waste removal) and concierge services (i.e. grocery shopping, cleaning, or other pickups) are available at additional cost.


Pet Taxi

Does Fluffy or Fido need to go to the vet? Don’t have time to take them? We provide pet taxi services to free up your time and reduce disruption to your schedule.

  • Sit and Wait at an hourly rate
  • Drop and Pickup at a flat fee

Hygiene Services

Does Rex or Ruby have a case of the “stinkies”??? We’re here to help! Our hygiene services, provided in your home, will keep your fur-kid clean, comfortable, and cuddle-ready!

(Please note, we are not “groomers” but we can relieve the chore of maintaining your pet’s cleanliness with these basic grooming services.)

  • Bathing
  • Nail Clipping
  • Teeth Brushing
  • Coat Brushing
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Anal Extraction
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Senior Services

Have Louie or Lilac reached their golden years and need more assistance in this stage of life? We can help them maintain that “young at heart” feeling with services customized to preserve or improve mobility, mental alertness, socialization, and overall health. Snuggles included!

  • Medicine Administration
  • Basic Physical Therapy and Mobility Exercises
  • End-of-Life Care Guidance

Leash Training

Poochie got no manners? We teach etiquette! Leash manners training packages starting at $75/hour.

pet waste removal

Pet Waste Removal

No time for doody duty? We got the scoop! Pet waste removal starting at $20!

Service Area

Shroder’s Playmates paw-dly serves the cities of Oakland, Alameda, Emeryville, and portions of Berkeley, CA. with dog walks and pet sits starting at $25! Call us today!