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Welcome to Odog Adventures

Serving Denver Dogs Since 2011

About Odog

Founded in 2011, Odog Adventures is Denver’s first dog adventure company.

We provide off-leash dog adventure trips, backcountry excursions, pet sitting services, and we really, really love dogs.

Dogs are beautifully complex and sensitive animals (kind of like humans) with unique needs and an uncanny ability to make us smile. Stability and consistency in their relationships is a key component in ensuring their long-term health and wellbeing. The Odog team provides regular socialization, exercise and of course, lots of love that will help improve your dog’s behavior.

Socialization is a huge part of the Odog program and we vet all of our dogs (and the people who care for them) with test adventures to ensure that they have a “pack mentality” and can reliably stay with the group while we’re out on adventures. While not all dogs end up in the group, we still love them. And when possible, we love to recommend alternative options like trainers and traditional dog walkers as well.

Benefits

  • Pick up and drop off for adventures
  • At least one picture texted to your phone, and an album from every adventure uploaded to the Odog Adventures facebook page.
  • Cleaned with water (when necessary), towel dried, and given fresh water inside when needed (and if no-one is home)
  • Odogs are always given time to use the potty (aka grass) before taken inside
  • Your dog will come home happy, calm and exhausted
  • You will undoubtedly notice an improvement in your dogs behavior if they come on regular adventures.
















In Loving Memory of Joel Belmer

Joel founded Odog Adventures in 2011 to combine two of his favorite things—dogs and hiking in Colorado.

A former kindergarten teacher, Joel brought his passion and humor from the classroom to the hiking trails, where he provided his dogs with the same joy and happiness as his young students. Joel passed away in February of 2015 and his memory is part of every Odog Adventure that goes out today.

– Founder of Odog Adventures –

















Odog Team

Our team takes pride in providing a unique experience for your pet.
Judson Brehmer
- Owner, Operator & Chief Adventurer -

Judson Brehmer

Judson owns and manages Odog Adventures with a passion for dogs, fun and adventures.

Kirsten Carlson
- Marketing, Retail & Adventure Enthusiast -

Kirsten Carlson

Kirsten is big fan of dogs, marketing and making cool stuff.

Rosie
- Chief Dog Adventurer -

Rosie

Rosie loves adventures, treats and being an Odog.



Our Services

It is our simple mission to treat our clients (which are first and foremost dogs) much better than we could possibly treat humans, even on our best day. Because, once you really think about it, they deserve it!



Policies

We have included some information about getting the most out of our services.

Our Policy

Absolutely no aggressive dogs or people. Dogs must be current on vaccinations including bordetella, licensed, and wearing their license, rabies, and owner info tags. Odog and our vets highly recommend that your dog(s) be on some kind of monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventative.

Cancellations

If you cancel after 7pm the night before an adventure (or petsitting) you will be charged 100% for the adventure(s) and 50% of the entire pet-sitting service. If your dog is not home or accessible during our agreed upon pick-up window, you will be charged 100% for the adventure.

Safety

Our team is certified in pet first aid and will attend to basic dog medical needs (cut paws, minor scratches, etc) in the field. For any medical needs beyond the basics, we will act in the best interest of the dogs and contact each pup’s emergency contact and vet’s office.

Keep in Mind

Dogs will be dogs. They play hard, go swimming, roll around in the mud, get scratches and sometimes, they get, well, dirty. We do our very best to clean them off before we bring them home, but we are not a grooming service so we wont guarantee your dog wont be a wee bit dirty after he plays in the woods for a few hours. We promise to wipe paws and dry your pup off, but please remember how much fun they had when you get home 🙂

We suggest sending your pet on at least 2 adventures per week to notice positive behavior and socialization changes.


FAQs

 

Do you list where you go on each adventure?

Unfortunately, it's not possible because of the logistics of pick-ups and drop-offs. Our adventure spots are usually a game-time decision.

What time will you be coming by to get my dog?

Please check out the pick up window info under the adventure tab. If we cannot pick your dog(s) up within that window, we will definitely let you know. We have a fairly big window because of the logistics of offering pick up and drop off services, along with client requests. You will get used to our routine if you send your dog on regular adventures, but it does change from time to time.

What is the pick up window for adventures?

The morning pick up window is between 8:00-10:00am. The afternoon pick up window is between 12:00 and 2:00pm.

How much is an adventure?

How much is a 1/2 day adventure?
All of our pricing is listed under the adventure and pet-sitting tabs. A half-day adventure starts at $35/dog/household.

Do you offer pet-sitting?

We most definitely do! All of our pet sitting dogs stay in friendly and approved Odog homes and get regular walks, runs and outdoor play time. We also make an effort to accommodate any special needs your pet has while staying away from home. Please check out all of our options under the pet-sitting tab.

Why is there a fee for pick-up and drop-off for pet-sitting but not for adventures?

Our pet-sitting service requires a lot of driving and logistics on the weekends and holidays. We encourage clients to choose a pick-up and drop-off time carefully because we don’t charge this fee if we can do the pick up or drop off during the week while we are on adventures.

How do I sign my dog up for an Odog Adventure?

Everything new clients need to know is under the new client info tab. Basically—shoot us an email and we'll back to ya :)

Is there an Odog waitlist?

Yep, there sure is. We're a small company and while we would love to take all the dogs on all the adventures, we have limited capacity. If you want to get your dog into the program, just shoot us an email and we'll respond as soon as we can. We're growing fast so hopefully we can get your furry friend out asap!

What is your cancellation policy?

We prefer 24 hours cancellation but as long as you cancel by 7pm the night before an adventure, there is no fee incurred. Any cancellations after 7pm the night before an adventure or the day-of will incur a full-price charge for the adventure. If your dog is not home or accessible at pick-up per our agreed upon arrangement, you will also incur a full-price charge for the adventure.

We fill up quickly, and have to turn away other clients. For pet-sitting, if you cancel after 7pm the night before pet-sitting, you will be charged 50% for the scheduled pet-sitting. We do understand emergency circumstances, so if there's something that's out of your control, please let us know!

What is your late payment policy?

If your payment is late for any reason (excepting emergencies), you will be charged $50/week until the invoice is paid.

When should I expect an invoice?

We invoice our clients once a month on the 20th of each month. Our invoicing period goes from (for example) Jan 21-Feb. 20. Then you have until the 1st of the month to pay. Of course if the 1st lands on a major holiday or weekend, you can have until the next business day.

How do I pay my bill?

All the traditional ways are acceptable—we prefer checks or PayPal. We are currently developing additional online payments as well.

Do adventures go out in all weather?

We go on adventures in rain, shine or snow. We will always be in touch if anything unexpected comes up (like thunder and lightening), but if you don't hear from us, then plan that the adventure is a GO. We have a lot of clients that count on us to get their dogs exercise while they are away for a long day at work. Also, bad weather days are typically when most dogs don’t get any exercise at all. If it is extremely cold out, we will shorten the adventure based on how the dogs are doing and even warm up in the car at least once during the adventure as well.

What happens if my dog’s weekly adventure is on a holiday?

Although there is an extra charge for pet-sitting on holidays (see the pet sitting tab), we typically continue adventures on most holidays. It is our policy to always be in touch with you about any adventures (including holidays) that will not be going out. Also, on major holidays we typically check in with clients to see if they will still need their regularly scheduled adventure that day(s) as we know you are busy and sometimes forget to cancel on holidays.

New Clients

Does your dog want to be an Odog?

New Client Information

You know your pet, and you are familiar with your dog’s response to other dogs, other people, and open ranges. It is important you understand the context of your pet/dog within our operating guidelines. Odog wants to offer your pet an awesome experience so check out all the information below.

Screening Interview “Test Adventure”

First, we schedule a test adventure, which is a regular (paid) adventure with a pack of Odogs that determines if your pet is a good fit for the group. Your dog(s) will be going to a very large fenced in area (usually 20 acres) where we will test them for socialization, recall, and pack mentality. We will be in touch after the adventure to discuss how they did.

We will need to schedule a time to meet the morning of the test adventure. This meeting will be very brief as you have been sent all of the information you need. It is important that you are there while we meet your dog(s) for the very first time, and you can see them off on their first adventure. We typically do this meeting during the week between 8:00 and 9:00 am.

Application + Contract

Please carefully read (and complete) the following four forms. This is all the info you need to get the Odog ball rolling, and when you are finished, we will get back to you within 24 hours about when we can do the test adventure. We require all the following forms be completed.

Click the buttons below and complete forms online.

Odog Client + Pet Information

Vet Release

Odog Contract



  • Still have questions?

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Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us with any and all questions about Odog Adventures. We look forward to serving all of your dog and pet adventure needs!

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