Are you bonded, Insured and Licensed?

Yes! Paw Play Date is insured and bonded with Pet Sitters International and the Business Insurers of the Carolinas. Coverage includes medical for dogs, pet owners, pack leaders, property damage for client's homes or belongings as result of Paw Play Date or your dog; and key and lock replacement in case of lost or stolen keys. Paw Play Date is a Licensed Pet Handler issued by Colorado Department of Agriculture in Accordance to the pet animal care facilities act.

What are your hours?

Our Park Adventures and Walks typical operate between 9am – 3pm. Call us anytime between 8am and 7pm. Emails or emergencies contact us 24 hours a day.

How big is Paw Play date?

Paw Play date is a small, family business. Owned and operated by Katie Stephens. With only a couple employees, we guarantee consistent pack leaders that know our clients well. Our employees are trained in dog behavior and pet first aid. Who else could we trust more than them?

Are you a Dog Day Care Center?

Paw Play Date loves doing one thing really well... Providing great exercise for your pup on the local trails of Fort Collins. We do not have a dog day care facility. When dogs stay with us for the day, they enjoy our Pack Adventures all day long.

Unlike dog day care centers that have anywhere from 40 - 100 dogs at a time, when dogs stay the night with Paw Play Date (what we call a Staycation), they stay in our personal home, with our family. We believe that personal attention to your dog's needs is the best choice for a healthy and happy dog.

Do you require vaccination records?

We do require our clients to provide the following vaccination records:
• DHLPP or DAPP (distemper and parvo)
• Bordetella
• Rabies is required for dogs over 4 months of age

It's super easy to submit vaccinations. Upload them to your client portal or have your vet email us your records.

What are your rates?

All of our current rates can be found on our Services page.

Do you require payment up-front?

Paw Play Date does not require dog walking services to be paid up front. We invoice our clients twice per month ( 1st and 16th day of each month). Because we are very flexible with scheduling, this allows our clients to book last minute services. Have you ever pre-paid for a package of walks and not used them? Paw Play Date we believe you should have the right to decide if we are the best match for your dog without shelling out a bunch of money first!

Staycations may require pre-payment or a deposit.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept several different forms of payment with no fees! We accept:

  • Credit /Debit Cards
  • Cash
  • Check
  • paypal
  • Zelle

Do you offer discounts?

Yes! We love offering discounts! They include:

  • 2 dog Discount
  • 4 or more pack adventures per week Discount
  • 4 or more private walks per week Discount
  • Referral Discount

Do you charge weekend fees?

Paw Play Date does NOT charge Weekend Fees. Why should you have to pay extra depending on your schedule?

How do I book services and what is the cancellation policy?

Paw Play date, we use a great scheduling and invoicing software customized to our business needs. It allows our clients to book and cancel services, see any future or past services, make payments to invoices, sign up for automatic payments, update personal information, create a profile for your dog(s) and receive updates on future or pending service.

Paw Play Date requires cancellation notice by midnight the day before the scheduled service(s) or the client will be required to pay a cancellation fee of $10. If Paw Play Date is unable to access the client’s dog(s) due to problems with doors or keys, client will be required to pay a cancellation fee of $10. If the dog is not on the premise for agreed upon pick up time, client will be required to pay a cancellation fee of $10. Paw Play Date and/ or myself as the client may terminate service at any time with a required 24 hours notice to each party. 

What parks do you go to?

Our Trail Adventures and Pack Walks take place at:

  • Riverbend Ponds
  • Lory State Park
  • Maxwell Natural area
  • Pineridge Natural Area
  • Reservoir Ridge
  • Arapaho Natural Area
  • Grey Rock Trail- With All day pups we do longer more stimulating hikes ( Devil's Backbone etc.) 

Do you pick up our dog(s) from our house?

Yes! All Dog Walks and Dog Boarding include pick up and drop off service completely free. If it is easier for you to drop off your pooch before the walk we can arrange that too.

Is my dog safe?

Yes! Your pooch is in great hands with Paw Play Date. Our vehicles are safe and reliable. We are completely insured and bonded with Pet Sitters International. All pack leaders are trained in dog behavior and have been Pet First Aid Certified. Our pack sizes are small and we travel with same pack members everyday. Paw Play Date only accepts well-adjusted dogs and assures the right fit for all clients.

Why do you specialize in off-leash adventures and high energy dog walking?

Paw Play Date specializes in Pack Walks and Park Adventures because it mentally and physically challenges your dog. Exercise is really the only true way to tire out your dog. At the end of the day it makes our clients happy and we get to bring our fur kids to work with us every day!

What does a Pack Adventure include?

Pack Adventures includes:

  • Pick up and drop off.
  • Minimum of 60 minutes on the trail.
  • Socialization with the same pack (dog friends).
  • Physical exercise: swimming, running, soccer, fetch, Frisbee etc.
  • Towel dry at the end of the walk and snacks.
  • Feedback report with photos and comments.
  • A ton of fun.
  • A tired dog!

How do I know my dog(s) has been taken out?

Paw Play Date prides itself on keeping clients updated when their pup is out with the pack. We send customized service feedback reports throughout the day. The feedback report includes photos, times picked up and dropped off, what your pup did on his adventure and their temperament. Most of all your dog will be tired when you get home, so you can rest assured that your dog had fun with us!

How do I find out more information?

Bark at us at (970) 541-2050 or Contact us via email at and we will stop by for a meet and greet with you and your pup. All consultations are free.