🐱‍ Welcome to
Sam's Pet Care, our Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Service, located in Trail, British Columbia.

Over the past 2 decades it has been a privilege to pursue my interest in animal care by serving as a volunteer with a variety of animal welfare organizations in BC. These include the Vancouver BC SPCA (dog walking); Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary (parrot care); Wildlife Rescue Association (transport of injured or sick wildlife); and the Vancouver Animal Shelter (dog walking, obedience training, fundraising).

My education in animal care also includes completion of the Animal Welfare Certificate Program, via Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, and the St. John's Ambulance, Pet First Aid course. 

In February 2018, my wife Janis joined me in this venture. She brings with her decades of devoted pet ownership (feline & canine), along with volunteer experience at the Richmond BC SPCA, working with cats and rabbits, and has completed the ProPetHero First Aid Training & CPR For Pets.


Below is a list of the services we provide, along with our rates.* References are available, and I welcome you to visit our home and pets to get acquainted.

Dog Walking:  $15.00 per 20 minute walk in your neighborhood. For reasons of safety your dog is walked alone and on leash, unless otherwise requested. 

(This service available only in Trail.)

Dog/Cat/Pet Sitting - Overnight:  $50.00 per 24 hrs. Overnight stay in your home. Your canine gets walked for 30 minutes, 2 times per day. $10.00 for each additional dog. $5.00 for each additional cat. (This service available only in Trail.)

Dog/Cat/Pet Sitting - Daily Drop-In:  $25.00 per day - I visit your residence twice a day. Your dog gets walked for 30 minutes during each visit. One visit per day is $15.00. If you are solely a cat owner, we spend an equal amount of quality time with your feline, providing affection and attention. And if you are on vacation I can also water plants, bring in newspapers, etc. $10.00 for each additional dog. $5.00 for each additional cat. 

Dog Boarding (2 small dogs max.):  $25.00 per 24 hrs for 1 dog. Your dog stays in our home in Trail with our 2 little Yorkies. Includes two 30 minute walks per day, and lots of love. Our rates go down by 10% if your dog stays with us longer than 14 days. (Please note, the 24 hour clock begins when your dog arrives at our house. If you are not able to retrieve your dog within the 24 hour time frame, we charge $1.00 per hour until you retrieve your dog).

Small Animals/Birds $15.00 per 24 hrs in our home.

* If you live between 5 km and 10 km from downtown Trail there is an additional $5.00 fee per round trip to cover mileage and vehicle maintenance costs. More than 10 km and the round trip charge increases to 65 cents per kilometre. 


How to Contact us:


        You can find us in the 'Member's Directory' of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce.

Mobile:   250-921-5706    

Email:     samzpetcare@gmail.com

Hours of operation:   7 days a week, from 8:00 AM onwards.

Questions or special requests? Please don’t hesitate to ask!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Me and the Yorkies