Precise Petcare: My Schedule

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What’s on the My Schedule page?

When you first land on the My Schedule page in the app, click Dog walkers in Columbus, Ohio and choose “Month” in the dropdown. That way, you can see a monthly view of our service schedule. This schedule includes services that clients have booked with us right their Precise Petcare client accounts. Whenever they schedule these services, they populate on the My Schedule page in the form of service boxes. Services are in boxed format (as mentioned) and each box includes details and expectations for the given service. For a deep-dive on contents of a service box, click here.

Service boxes may also appear in various colors. In short, if a service box is yellow, that means it’s been accepted by you and is upcoming on your personal work schedule. Once it’s claimed by you, it disappears from the My Schedule page for ALL pet sitter accounts in Precise Petcare and just shows up on YOUR My Schedule page. Similarly, white service boxes are ones that are available to the entire team still, yet to be accepted by an individual pet sitter. Once it is accepted, though, it will turn yellow in color (for the person who accepted it), and appear on their individual My Schedule page ONLY (no longer visible across everyone’s My Schedule page). To learn more about service box colors, click here.

What all can I do on the My Schedule page?

The My Schedule page is pretty robust, as it allows you to do many different things. Here’s a list of all that it allows you to accomplish:

  • View all open/available services (white service boxes), details of the services, etc.
  • Accept open services to your personal work schedule
  • View all your accepted services (yellow service boxes), details of the services, etc.
  • Check in and out of your accepted services
  • Write and submit post-service journal reports to clients
  • Respond to comments from clients on post-service journal reports

To learn more about each action, please navigate to the respective question below.

How do I view all open services on the My Schedule page?

To view open services, go to My Schedule and locate any white service boxes with tags. The service boxes that are white in color are ones that are still open for the team to accept. If and when they are accepted by individual team members, they will be automatically added exclusively to that team member’s My Schedule page (will turn yellow for the team member accepting it and removed from being open and viewable to everyone who has access to My Schedule.

How can I view payout amounts for services on the My Schedule page?

If on the app, go to My Schedule and choose “Table” from the Dog walkers in Columbus, Ohio dropdown menu. This will display all assignments in table format, with the most recent date at the top and future dates at the bottom. By clicking the checkbox in the top left corner of an assignment, the base payout/dollar amount will appear at the top of your screen in green.

NOTE: This amount does not include tips. If you see a symbol inside the service box, it indicates that the service includes a tip amount, which is added to the base pay you see when following the above process to determine the service payout amount.

How do I accept services to my personal work schedule?

To claim services for your work schedule, go to the My Schedule page and find the services that are open and available (white boxes). Only white service boxes with an Accept button at the bottom are available to be claimed. Click Accept on the service(s) you want to add to your schedule. Once you’ve claimed a service, the service box will turn yellow, indicating that the service is now officially on your personal schedule and upcoming.

NOTE: Before accepting any available services, ensure you are fully aware of all expectations, including details of the service and location. Click here for a tutorial on understanding service details. Overbooking yourself and/or scheduling services in areas with significant driving distances is a common issue our team faces. By being mindful of these factors, you can set yourself up for success with all services you claim.

Do you have any recommendations for when I’m creating my work schedule?

How do I view all my accepted services (just ones on my personal work schedule)?

To view your personal work schedule, go to My Schedule and look for the yellow service boxes. These indicate services that are officially yours and upcoming. If you don’t see any yellow service boxes, it means you haven’t accepted any services yet and you’ll likely see a lot of white service boxes. White service boxes indicate services that are open to the team and have not yet been accepted by an individual team member.

How do I view my cancelled assignments?

To view canceled services on your My Schedule page, first ensure your format settings are in Month mode by clicking Dog walkers in Columbus, Ohio and choosing “Month” in the dropdown menu. Next, locate and check the “Canceled” box at the top of the monthly calendar, just below the month and year. Once this box is checked, canceled assignments will appear on the page like this: (dark gray service boxes with strikethrough content).

How do I check in and out of services on my schedule?

For starters, it’s important to always check in and out of services to keep clients and team leaders informed about your arrival and departure. To do this, go to My Schedule, find the service box you want to check in to, and click Screen Shot 2022 09 12 at 5.28.46 PM. The service box will turn blue, indicating the service is in progress, and a timer will start counting up. Use this timer to track your time and ensure you stay for the scheduled minimum duration. Once you complete the service, click Screen Shot 2022 09 12 at 5.29.28 PM within the service box. The box will turn gray, and the timer will stop, indicating that you’ve officially checked out and the service is now completed and in the past.

How do I submit journal reports on the My Schedule page?

To learn all things journal reports (how to write them, send them, how to respond to client comments/ratings, etc.), click here.

What does all the information inside a service box mean?

Service boxes on the My Schedule page contain detailed information and expectations for each service as provided by the client. You will typically find the following basics: service time block, client’s name, service type, pet’s name, and care duties. To learn about what all the information means, where to locate, and what to do with it, watch this video:

What if a service box on schedule doesn’t include many details and is vague?

If a service box on your schedule lacks details, check the client’s notes in their personal and pet profiles. This information will help you understand their expectations and what needs to be done for their pet(s). If the expectations are still unclear, you can contact the client directly via phone call or text to ask for specifics. Additionally, you can reach out to the team in Slack before (or in addition to) contacting the client, as other team members who have visited that client before might have the exact answers you need.

What do the different service box colors mean?


  • = the service is officially accepted by you and is upcoming/in the future.
  • WHITE = the service is open and available to be accepted by an individual team member. These services appear on every team member’s My Schedule page until an individual clicks the Accept button at the bottom of the service box. Whoever clicks Accept FIRST, the service turns yellow and remains only on the My Schedule page of the person who clicked Accept.
  • = the service is in progress. This occurs whenever you click Arrived inside a yellow service box.
  • (dark gray) = the service has been cancelled.
  • (light gray) = the service is completed. This occurs whenever you click Complete inside a yellow service box.


  • (pattern along the left side of a service box) = it’s the first visit in a series of visits that a client has scheduled.
  • (pattern along the right side of a service box) = it’s the last visit in a series of visits that a client has scheduled.

What do the different symbols/buttons in a service box mean?

  • = the client has pre-loaded a tip onto the service. Unfortunately, it is not clickable. If you wish to know how much of a tip the client left on the service, go to Resources > Reports and run a report for estimated earnings.
  • If you see a symbol, you can click it and it’ll conveniently redirect you to Google Maps and provide with GPS directions from your current location to the location of the service (the client’s home).
  • = the service is for a client who is traveling or vacationing. This symbol is common for clients with extended durations due to trips; though, not all traveling clients add trip info. Clicking on it will provide the client’s travel itinerary, including departure and arrival dates, emergency contacts, and more. This information is useful if you want to know how long a client will be away and/or when they are returning. If the symbol is not present but you wish to know a client’s trip itinerary, you can request this information from a team leader.
  • If you see a symbol, clicking it will show a map of your whereabouts for a completed service. These symbols appear only in service boxes that are completed/in the past/gray in color. This map is the same one that is automatically added to the journal reports you submit. It’s important to ensure that your location services are turned on for the Precise Petcare app, so GPS tracking is automatically made and included in all journal reports.
  • = your journal report for the given service has been successfully submitted to the client. This symbol auto-appears within a service box whenever you click “Save and Email Client” at the bottom of a journal report form. If you click it, it’ll pull up your completed journal report and show you how it’ll look from the client’s point of view. *Checking for this symbol to populate in a service box is a great way to confirm that your journal has been submitted to the client; another great way to confirm the journal’s delivery is locating the green confirmation message at the top of your screen after you’ve clicked “Save and Email Client.”
  • = the client has VIEWED the journal report you submitted for the given service.
  • = the client has left a 5-star rating on your journal report for the given service. If you click it, it’ll show you the rating itself along with additional commentary (if the client has added any). *You should receive app notifications whenever clients leave ratings on journals.
  • = someone has commented on your submitted journal, whether a team leader or the client. If you click it, it’ll pull up your completed journal report; scroll down to the bottom of the report to locate the commentary. *It is recommended that you reply to all comments left on journals.
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  • WEEKLY CLIENT symbol
  • tag = the service is open and available for anyone on the team to accept. These tags appear only in white service boxes.
  • = the service is still open to being accepted. These appear in white service boxes with ANYONE tags. If it’s clicked on, the service box will turn yellow in color and the Accept button and ANYONE tag will disappear. This means the service has now been secured by you.
  • The button allows you to communicate to clients when you are on the way to the scheduled service. Once you click it, an app notification will be sent to the client notifying them that you are on the way. *You are encouraged to use this button for all services on schedule.
  • The Screen Shot 2022 09 12 at 5.28.46 PM button allows you to check into your scheduled services. This button appears only in yellow service boxes (services on your individual work schedule). Clicking this button indicates your arrival to the service and will turn the service box blue, meaning the service is officially in progress. *Remember, this button only becomes visible in yellow service boxes on the actual day of the service. It will NOT be visible anytime prior to the day of the scheduled service.
  • The Screen Shot 2022 09 12 at 5.29.28 PM button allows you to check out of your scheduled services. This button appears only in yellow service boxes (services on your individual work schedule). Clicking this button indicates your completion of the service and will turn the service box gray, meaning the service is officially completed and now in the past. *Remember, this button only becomes visible in yellow service boxes on the actual day of the service. It will NOT be visible anytime prior to the day of the scheduled service.
  • The button allows you to write and submit journal reports to clients after completing a service. This button appears only after you’ve clicked Arrived in a service box on your schedule. It will remain in the service box after you hit Complete and will stay visible in all past, completed service boxes, giving you the ability to submit multiple journals if needed.
  • The button allows you send a note to management ONLY. If you ever wish to communicate anything with management, however, you can easily do so in Slack. *You are welcome to use this feature if you are pressed on documenting any internal notes for a service (won’t be visible to client).

How come I can’t see the Arrived and Complete buttons on a service I’ve accepted?

The reason you might not see certain buttons is likely because the scheduled day hasn’t arrived yet. Once it does, additional buttons will appear in the service box. For now, you probably only see the Note to Office button, which is normal.

Another reason you might not see the Arrived and Completed buttons in an accepted (yellow) service box is that the service is in the past. Once a service is completed, it turns gray, and the Arrived and Completed buttons disappear permanently. After this, you’ll only see the Journal and Note to Office buttons.

Walk me through the process of managing an assignment on my schedule.

How can I change up the format of the My Schedule page?

Changing the format allows you to configure your view to one of several settings: Month, 2 Week, 1 Week, 5 Day, 3 Day, 1 Day, or Table. When accepting assignments, we recommend using the monthly view to see the entire month laid out, making it easier to schedule all available services (our team also prefers scheduling themselves for the whole month). However, when completing fieldwork on a given day, we suggest using the 1-Day format to focus solely on that day’s work and manage it accordingly.

To change the format settings, go to My Schedule and click Dog walkers in Columbus, Ohio to choose your preferred schedule format from the dropdown menu.

How can I see the full service schedule for a vacation client?

Unfortunately, your account in Precise Petcare does not provide full access to clients’ full schedules or the frequency/types of services they receive from us in a given time period. This feature is exclusive to team leaders. The only way you may be able to determine a client’s service schedule is when vacationing clients (those who use our services multiple times a day over an extended period) add trip information to their service boxes. A symbol inside a service box indicates that a client is away traveling. Clicking on the symbol will give you access to their trip itinerary, including departure and arrival dates. However, some clients do not add trip information to their service boxes. In such cases, you’re welcome to message the team in Slack to inquire about the client’s itinerary and what type of schedule they’re with us, length of schedule, etc. Make sure to reach out in a public channel so that other team members can also benefit from this information.

How can I tell the difference between a vacation client and a regular, weekly client when looking at services on the My Schedule page?

To differentiate between ongoing and non-ongoing clients, look for the symbol inside the service box on the schedule. If you see this symbol, it indicates that the client is scheduled for multiple visits a week or has an ongoing, auto-scheduled arrangement. If the service box does not include this symbol, the client likely schedules infrequently (e.g., only when going away). If you’re ever curious about a client’s full schedule with us, feel free to send a message in Slack.

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The terms of this agreement are as follows: “Client” refers to you, “Company” refers to us (Hands N Paws), “Team Member” refers to the person from our team providing services for  your pets, and “Team Members” refers to the Hands N Paws team as a whole.


It is important to inform Hands N Paws of any specific emergency instructions or medical conditions related to Client’s pets. This will help ensure the safety and well-being of pets during emergencies.

In case any of Client’s pets need emergency veterinary treatment, Team Member will contact the designated vet on file and/or a local emergency vet. Team Member will also communicate with Client and/or emergency contacts regarding the situation.

Client gives permission to Team Member to transport the pet(s) to a veterinary clinic and/or make treatment decisions (except for euthanasia), especially if it’s a life-threatening emergency and/or Client cannot be immediately reached. Client is responsible for any veterinary fees incurred. 

Client releases Hands N Paws from any liability for any damage or harm to pets or property that occurs beyond the reasonable control of Team Member during the provision of emergency veterinary care. 


To comply with local laws and ordinances, it is required that all pets have the appropriate vaccinations and licenses before Company begins services. For further information on these requirements, please visit the Ohio State Bar Association’s website at Client should also check with his/her veterinarian to determine which vaccinations/shots the pet requires. 

For safety reasons, we encourage all dogs and cats to wear an ID tag or collar that includes name and contact number while Team Member is working with them.


To ensure access to Client’s home during scheduled services, Hands N Paws requires that Client purchases a lockbox and places a spare house key(s) inside of it for Team Member to use. Client can purchase the lockbox on Hands N Paws’ website by clicking Buy Your Lockbox. Once it arrives, the lockbox should be programmed with a unique four-digit code. The lockbox should then be placed on the main door handle or in another secure location, and the lockbox code and location information must be entered in the Client’s account on Precise Petcare.

Alternatively, Client may elect to provide a code for entry via a garage door or electronic keypad and if so, must enter all necessary codes in Precise Petcare. Client is strongly encouraged to purchase a lockbox, however, to ensure that Team Member can access pets at all times during scheduled services, especially in situations where the power goes out or batteries die and Team Member need alternative access to the home.


All Team Members have access to Clients phone number, but are instructed to only use them when necessary or for urgent purposes during services with pets. Hands N Paws prioritizes the privacy and confidentiality of phone numbers as personal information.

All correspondence between Client and Team Member should be centered around Client’s pets and the services provided. If Client has inquiries regarding scheduling, cancellations, app-related matters, or any company-related concerns, these are to be directed to the Company via the office number: (614) 636-6644. The Company’s client support team is available during office hours, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays. The Company will make contact with Client outside of office hours should there be any urgent need for communication.


In order to provide the best possible service to pets, it is crucial that Client provides Team Member with detailed and up-to-date information regarding their pets. This information should be accurate, complete, and accessible through the Client’s account in Precise Petcare. Team Members can only work on the basis of the information that is available to them through the Client’s account in Precise Petcare. Likewise, Client acknowledges that the accuracy and comprehensiveness of the information they provide directly impacts the quality of the services delivered. Client, therefore, takes full responsibility for any consequences that arise from inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated account information.


Arrival times for services occur within a two-hour period. Team Members are unable to guarantee exact arrival times due to various factors that may affect scheduling and travel times. To accommodate these considerations, we use time blocks rather than specific times. Client will see this in the dropdown menu when Client selects Arrival Time in the request service form within their Client account.

While Team Members understands that Client may have preferences regarding arrival times, it is essential to acknowledge that Team Members cannot guarantee meeting those specific requests. Flexibility is needed in order for Team Members to accommodate for needs of other Clients on schedule.


For the most up-to-date and detailed descriptions on service offerings, please visit our website at


The following service surcharges may apply under certain conditions:

Last Minute Service: A fee of $15 per service will be charged for bookings made with less than 24 hours’ notice.

Holiday Service: A fee of $20 per service will be applied for services provided on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve.

Additional Pets: Base pricing for services includes up to 2 pets. For each additional pet beyond the initial two, an additional fee of $7 per pet will be added.

*Additional fees may apply, as discussed/negotiated between Company and Client. 


Hands N Paws strives to accommodate as many service requests as possible. However, the approval of service requests is subject to the availability of Team Members. Upon submitting a service request, Client will receive a confirmation or declination email/notification indicating whether Hands N Paws can fulfill the requested work. Sometimes, this may take up to 48 hours or more.

If a service request is declined, we encourage Client to explore alternative options or contact our dedicated client support team for further assistance. Company is here to help and find the best solution for all pet care needs.


To ensure a personalized experience for new Clients, Hands N Paws requires a virtual or in-person Meet N Greet before getting started with pet services. These meetings allow us to connect with and onboard Clients and discuss their pet care needs.

All virtual Meet N Greets are free of charge. All in-person Meet N Greets come at a $50 cost. Meet N Greets are no more than 30 minutes in length.

New Clients can book their Meet N Greet on our website at Existing Clients can book their Meet N Greet in their designated client account in Precise Petcare.


Payment Method: All services with Hands N Paws are to be paid for using a credit or debit card. All major cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover are acceptable. Client can securely add and store card information within their Client account. Adding and keeping a valid credit card on file is a requirement for requesting any services with Hands N Paws.

Ongoing Services: For services scheduled as ongoing, Client will be automatically charged every Friday for the previous 7 days’ worth of completed, canceled, and in-progress services.

Non-Ongoing Services: For services not scheduled as ongoing, a 50% down-payment will be charged on the day the services are accepted and confirmed. An invoice will be sent immediately. Client has until the date of the last confirmed service to manually pay the remaining balance on the invoice. If manual payment is not made, the remaining total will be automatically charged to the card on file on the date of the last service day on that invoice.

Declined Payments: In the event of a declined auto-charge, Client will be promptly notified. After the first declined charge, Client has a 24-hour grace period to rectify the issue. In the case of a second declined attempt, a late fee of 10% of the invoice total (minimum $10) will be added. Client must be attentive to emails regarding overdue notices.

Payment Terms: Hands N Paws will be paid the agreed-upon amount as discussed, with no exceptions, unless our Cancellation Policy (outlined below) applies and the Client receives a refund in the form of an Account Credit(s). In emergency circumstances, a refund may be issued as transferable credit(s) back to the Client’s card.

Additional Fees: Client may be charged additional fees if Team Members are instructed to, or determine the need to, purchase items for the pet(s) while under the care of Hands N Paws. These items may include pet food or treats, litter or cleaning supplies, transportation to the vet, or emergency expenses for the general care of the pet(s). Hands N Paws and/or Team Member will consult with Client before making any purchases, and will retain and share any receipts as proof of purchase.


When Client schedules services with Hands N Paws, the Company has likely turned down other work so as to devote our time to the work requested from said Client.

Client understands and accepts the Company cancellation/refund policy as outlined below:

– 100% refund is issued as Account Credit if cancellation is made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled service(s).

– 50% refund is issued as Account Credit if cancellation is made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled service(s).

– NO refund is issued for same-day cancellations/less than 24 hour notice.

PLEASE NOTE: Refunds are NOT transferable. Should Client be eligible to receive an Account Credit (based on terms above), that will be auto-added to his/her account and applied to the very next invoice with us.


Hands N Paws agrees to provide the services stated in this contract in a reliable, caring, and trustworthy manner. In consideration of these services and as an express condition thereof, Client expressly waives and relinquishes any and all claims against Hands N Paws arising out of or relating to the provision of services hereunder, except those arising from gross negligence or willful misconduct on part of Hands N Paws.

Client understands and acknowledges that the environment in which they are requesting Hands N Paws to complete services is reasonably sanitary and safe. If it is determined that home conditions are unsanitary and/or unsafe at any point in the working relationship, Company will make it known to Client. Action will be taken accordingly thereafter.

Additionally, Hands N Paws will not terminate during a period of scheduled service unless Hands N Paws determines, at their sole discretion, that a serious danger exists to the health or safety of Team Members or pets. If such concerns preclude Hands N Paws from providing further care for the pets, Client agrees to pay for their pet to be boarded at a boarding facility or taken under the care of another party until Client returns. All attempts will be made to notify Client and/or emergency contacts regarding such situations.

Client understands and acknowledges that he/she is responsible for letting Hands N Paws know of anyone who has access to their home during the duration of services booked. Client releases and holds Hands N Paws harmless of all loss, expense, and damage caused by any third-parties entering Client’s home at that time.


This contract will take effect upon digital signature by Client (clicking “Agree & Submit” below) and will remain in effect until terminated by either party. Client may make online reservations for additional services at any time during the terms of this contract, as subject to Hands N Paws availability. All scheduled services will be governed by all the terms of this contract.

Client acknowledges that by signing below, he/she is providing written approval for the provision of services by Hands N Paws during any service period scheduled by Client and confirmed by Hands N Paws. Upon service confirmation, Hands N Paws will be authorized to enter Client premises and perform services without additional signed contracts and/or written authorizations.