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5 months ago
Reliable and trustworthy, Vivienne and Darren will take the best care of your pet and send you regular updates and photos to give you peace of mind. My dog loves her walks with them and her doggy pals. Would not hesitate to recommend them.
- Judith C
6 months ago
We are so lucky to have found Darren & Viv (The Dog Walkers). We started off on one day a week but we’ve moved up to 3 days a week! Viv walked our dog when he was a puppy and Darren now takes him as a full grown dog. He absolutely loves them both! We receive lots of pictures of the walk the same day, which is really nice. Both are very easy to get hold of and give lots of notice if they are taking time off for a holiday (which is rare). I really trust them with our pup, I couldn’t recommend them enough
- Lizzie C
2 weeks ago
We trust Darren and Viv with a member of our family. Being out with them and the other dogs adds greatly to her wellbeing and development. She relishes being with them and returns happy. We simply cannot offer the diversity of experiences that dogs gain when with a "pack". Whether you think you need them or not, your dog will almost certainly be better off with time spent with Darren & Viv.
- Paramed R

Exercised dogs are happy dogs

 Vivienne and I met some years ago during an extended visit to South Africa. I am a Carpenter by trade and an animal lover by heart. For over 40 years I have loved and cared for my own dogs. For some time I wanted to move away from Carpentry and follow my dreams of working with animals for a living and today I cannot imagine doing anything else. Viv left the corporate world 15 years ago to follow her passion of working with animals. Where she successfully built a Wildlife Consulting business. She was professionally involved in the hand rearing of wild cats such as serval & caracal, the capture, relocation, and rehabilitation of various other animals from small antelope to rhino and when Viv decided that she would join me in my home town of Manchester there was no doubt in our minds that with our mutual love for animals and the outdoors, the logical step would be for us to find a way to follow our hearts and work with animals and so The Dog Walkers was established. We have been walking dogs and caring for people’s pets and loving it ever since. We pride ourselves in being able to offer a professional but personal service to our clients. Whether we're out walking your special little friend or looking out for them whilst you are away from home, you can be rest assured that they are in experienced and caring hands. We know that they are never just your “pets" they are an incredibly special part of the family and whilst they are with us, we will always take great care to treat them as just that – special!  


We enjoy offering that personalised service and therefore like to meet with both you and your fur babies first to find out your specific requirements plus any special requirements, behavioural issues, or illness your dog may have prior to walking and caring for them and we do this from the comfort of your/their own home as this helps them to feel safe and for us to build some trust with your dog in their secure environment. This will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have for us and to make sure that we are right for you. 

10 - 60 minutes - Free   

We walk up to 4 dogs at a time and we use plenty of tasty grain free treats as positive reinforcement for our dogs, whether it's getting in and out of the vehicle, arriving for the walk or when arriving back home. We believe this keeps them happy, stimulated and well behaved in between exploring, running, sniffing and playing with their paw pals.

Group Dog Walking      
The length of time for each walk is the actual walking time. The dogs will be out with us for around 2 hours a day, Our dogs socialise with each other in one of our MPVs or "multi purpose dog carriers to us" whilst they are picked up from and dropped off home safely.

We want your dogs to be happy, safe, and well exercised when they are with us. We take them to various meadows, woodlands and large parks in South Manchester,  giving them the opportunity to experience and explore new and exciting places, letting them have as much fun as possible. If your pup should get wet whilst out and about, we gladly dry your furry friend down when we arrive back at their home.

Solo Dog Walks

We offer solo walks for the reactive or boisterous. We do this hoping to integrate them successfully into one of our walking groups if and when they are ready.
We supply dog leads, treats, biodegradable poop bags, and water and we use overshoes in your home so that we don't leave our paw prints behind.

All Pets - Home Sitting & Visits

We offer home sitting and visits for all your pets for playtime, feeding, petting, water refills, administering oral medication and litter cleaning and we can water the plants too. We will take care of it for you. 
24 Hours - £40   
30 Minute Visits - £14 
60 Minute Visits - £20   

Additional pets

Pet Taxi 

Let your pets travel in comfort and safety in one of our multi purpose dog carriers they are both temperature controlled, with a soft fabric floor and grated. We can carry all sizes of pets (No Giraffe's) to your chosen destination. We pick up from and deliver to kennels, catteries, vets or groomers. 

30 Minutes - £14 + 45p per mile   

The Dog Walkers can guarantee that we will become your dog's 2nd best friend and we will do our level best to reassure you that they are having a great time when they are out with us - as they say the proofs in the pudding, and we expect the boys and girls to always be excited for our arrival and THEIR walk. It would be our pleasure to send you photos and vids of them enjoying their time out.  

Call or message The Dog Walkers for your quote today 
Darren - 07395 842 930
Vivienne - 07763 218 237 
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The Dog Walkers are
Pet First Aid Trained 
Public Liability Insured 
NARPSUK Certified
DBS Cleared
Care for the Wild Trained (Viv)
Pet Psychology Diplomas
IMDT Dog Trainers (soon to be)

Areas serviced by The Dog Walkers are - Didsbury, Chorlton, Withington Wythenshawe, Heaton Mersey, Parrs Wood, Gatley, Cheadle & Timperley. 

Popular walking destinations for The Dog Walkers Are - Abney Hall, Bruntwood Park, The River Mersey, Didsbury Flood Basin, Pennine Trail, Millgate Fields, Chorlton Water Park, Sale Water Park, Fog Lane Park, The Carrs, Quarry Bank Mill, Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, Stenner Woods, Kenworthy Woods & Wythenshawe Park.

Terms & conditions applicable
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy.
All services are pre-booked on the Friday preceding the week the services begin.

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  • 07395 842930
  • 07763 218237


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222 Lawnhurst Avenue
M23 9RQ

Opening Hours

Mon:7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tue:7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed:7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thu:7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri:7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat:9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun:9:00 am – 9:00 pm
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