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DOG WALKING, SITTING AND BOARDING...

 

I offer these three services anytime of the week in the area surrounding Tewkesbury. Canine friendly transport is provided so your pet will be taken to and from your home safely. I can transport 4 - 6 dogs in the vehicle shown in safe dog cages.

 

The walking service lasts for either 1 or 2 hours. I usually have two group walks per day. I'm sure to take your dog on nice walks with opportunities to get plenty of exercise and to meet other dogs. Your dog will be exercised for either 1 or 2 hours - so they will be out of the house for considerably longer - including transportation.

 

The sitting service takes place in your own home, and I will look after your pet for the full duration of absence, which includes both feeding and exercise. This is becoming very popular as your dog feels at home and I can keep an eye on your house while you are away. I can look after the garden/put the bins out/feed other animals if your require. I expect most of my bookings to be sitting ones as time goes on, as most clients like the idea of their dog being in familiar surroundings.

 

The boarding service is very similar except that this takes place in my home. I want to offer a luxury & personal boarding experience for your pet at a reasonable price. I have a boarding license from TBC, but I tend to do more dog sitting than boarding.

 

While looking after your dog, I do have two regular group walks during the day. If your dog is good with other dogs, I will include them on these walks. Many owners like the fact that their dog will be meeting other dogs while they are away. If there are socialisation issues, I can give your dog solo walks instead.

 

I'm also able to offer ad-hoc care for your dog. For example if you need someone to pop in twice on a given day to walk and feed your dog when you're away, I can offer this.

 

I OFTEN WORK AT WEEKENDS/BANK HOLIDAYS - SO IF YOU HAVE ANY DATES IN MIND, PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH.

 

In terms of myself, my name is Neil and I previously worked in office based roles after doing Politics at Newcastle University. This venture certainly doesn't follow the conventional path. I've always thought that i'd like to work with dogs, so last year I decided to go for it. I'm fully DBS checked, hold Cliverton Dog Walking & Pet Sitting/Boarding Insurance. I'm also Canine 1st Aid accredited and I'm experienced in dog handling. I have a keen interest in dog psychology, which is explained further in the 'walkies' section of this site.

 

All the necessary paperwork is provided to put the services on a strong legal footing. This includes the dog walking

contract, the pet details form, owner details form and veterinary release form. These ensure all details are provided including any vaccinations and issues that I should be aware of whilst the dog is in my care. The latter is to make sure that if for any reason vet treatment is required, I'm able to get this done. All these forms are available on the 'walkies' page of this website, and can be downloaded/printed off. Often customers fill these in prior to our first meeting to save time. Or we can both fill them in, either way is no problem.

 

I cover all breeds...the transport can cater for bigger dogs as well as smaller ones. I'm able to walk 4-6 dogs at any one time. I can offer walking, sitting and boarding anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - including bank holidays!

 

I'm really passionate about dog welfare, and hate seeing mistreatment and/or neglect. This is what made me want to set up this business. Dog owners often feel constrained going away for a few days without their dog. By providing these services I aim to offer a more personal solution than kennels in the area surrounding Tewkesbury.

 

As well as this website I also have a Facebook business page, twitter and instagram. I hope to keep you upto date during your booking by posting on these platforms. Please feel free to explore these.

 

For contact details and my dog sitting/boarding calendar...please look at the contact page.

To view my sitting/boarding availability calendar, please look at the 'Contact' page

OPEN 24/7

INCLUDING WEEKENDS, BANK HOLIDAYS & AT SHORT NOTICE - including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years' Eve & New Years' Day

For canine psychology, engagement forms, insurance details, proof of my animal boarding license & canine 1st aid certificate...see the 'walkies' page!

www.happycanines.co.uk

walkies@happycanines.co.uk

07403491317