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The Dog Walkers

Dog Walking & Pet Care. Going The Extra Mile Across South Greater Manchester
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Puppies should be exposed, in a positive or neutral way, to as many things as possible. At PUPS @ PLAY we keep the groups small, manageable and age appropriate (similar ages) so that your pup does not feel overwhelmed. Due to their physical development the walks are tailored to suit the puppy gro...

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10 months ago
Darren is great! Very friendly and professional, and great with my toy schnauzer; Ziggy! Always picks her up on time, and will send pics of her on her walk, along with regular updates - superb communication. It’s great to know she is in safe hands! Would highly recommend Darren’s services. A lovely chap!
- Sarah A
6 months ago
Vivienne and Darren have been walking our little dog Betty since we moved to handforth and I couldn’t recommend them enough! They came to meet Betty first and we discussed what days are best etc and we decided on the morning puppy walk which she loved! We got videos and pictures after every walk and nee she was having the best time and being looking after. Can’t thank them enough for putting my mind at ease while I’m working!
- Hollie W
2 months ago
Darren and Viv are amazing. They will work with you to find best solution for your dog walking needs. They have always been very accommodating with any requests. My dog loves them and its very clear how much they care for the dogs they walk. They provide updates and pics of your dog's walk. Overall excellent service, very trustworthy and overall would highly recommend them .
- Anthony H

Exercised dogs are happy dogs

 As The Dog Walkers Viv and I would like to introduce ourselves.  
Vivienne and I met some years ago after 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, cats, and exotic pets. I have always wanted to move away from building sites and follow my dreams of working with animals to make a living. Viv left the corporate world about 10 years ago to follow her passion of working with animals. Over the years, against all odds in a male dominated industry she was able to successfully build a Wildlife Consulting business where she was professionally involved in the hand rearing of wild cats such as serval & caracal, the capture, relocation, transportation, and rehabilitation of various other animals from small antelope to rhino and When Viv decided that she would join me in 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 since the first lockdown and loving it. 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 out with us, we will always take great care to treat them as just that – special!  

The Dog Walkers    

Meet & Greet

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 or caring for them and we do this from the comfort of your/their own home as this helps 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 The Dog Walkers and to make sure that we are most likely going to be a good fit for one another. 

10 - 60 minutes - Free   

Dog walking. We will only walk up to 4 dogs at a time per handler Viv or I. We use treats primarily for dog training/reward purposes which we believe keeps them happy and stimulated. We use on lead discipline at the start of all walks where we encourage your dog to abide by sitting/calming prior to being released off lead to sniff, run and play with their friends and we use lots positive reinforcement with our dogs throughout to promote Guddog behaviour. 

Group Dog Walk      
Small - Large    (up to 4 dogs per group)
60 minutes - £13       

Large - XL dogs    (up to 3 dogs per group)  
60 minutes - £16      
Solo Dog Walks 

We offer solo walks for the more nervous and/or temperamental characters amongst us. We do this hoping to eventually integrate them successfully in to one of our groups when/if they are ready.

30 Minutes - £14
60 Minutes - £20 

Additional dogs    (From the same household)  

We supply dog leads, treats, biodegradable poop bags, water, reusable non plastic overshoes (so we don't leave our mucky paw prints in your home) and dispose of all waste too of course. 

The length of time for each walk is the actual walking time and the dogs will be out with us for around 90-120 minutes in total each day, per 60 minute group walk. Our dogs can socialise with each other in one of our "dog carriers", and or grated whilst they are picked up from and dropped off home.

Home visits - all “pets” 

We offer home visits for all your "pets" for playtime and petting, feeding, administering oral medication, water refills, litter cleaning or any other requests, such as watering the plants or putting out the bins for example. Viv or Darren of The Dog Walkers will take care of it for you so that you can have peace of mind whilst away from home.  
30 minutes - £14 
60 minutes - £20   

Additional pets

Pet Taxi 

Let your pets travel in comfort and safety in one of our “Dog Carriers'" that are temperature controlled, with a fabric floor and have windows for them to stick their noses out a little, as so many of our furry friends love to do. We can carry all sizes of pets (No Giraffe's) safely to your chosen destination. We pick up from and deliver to vets, kennels, catteries or groomers. Viv and I have full clean driving licences.

30 minutes - £14 + 50p per mile   

When you give us your trust to walk your dog or care for your other “pets” and place your family member in our care and supervision we understand how difficult and possibly nerve racking this can be and that is why we at The Dog Walkers are committed to upholding a nationally recognized and rigorous code of practice for dog walkers and pet sitters as laid down by the national association of pet sitters and dog walkers - NARPSUK. - We want your dogs to be safe, happy, and exercised when they are out walking with us. We can walk them around your neighbourhood, but we prefer taking them to varied Meadows, woods, large parks and trails in South Manchester, Trafford and SK postcodes giving them the opportunity to experience and explore new and exciting places, letting them have as much fun as possible and never walking the same way twice per week. If your pup/dog should get wet and grubby whilst out and about, we will gladly dry your furry friend down with your towel when we arrive back at your home. Our motto is "going the extra mile"  and it's our motto because we never know where the extra mile will lead us. 

The Dog Walkers can guarantee that we will become your pup’s 2nd best friend (next to you of course) 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 photographs and vids of them enjoying their time with The Dog Walkers.  

Call or message The Dog Walkers for your quote today 
Call - Darren The Dog Walker on 07395 842 930
Call - Vivienne Small Mutts & Pups on 07763 218 237 

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The Dog Walkers are
DBS Cleared
Pet First Aid Certified 
Liability Insured 
NARPSUK Certified
Care for Wild Trained
Pet Psychology Diploma

Areas covered by The Dog Walkers are from - Northern Moor, Northenden, Didsbury, Heaton Mersey, Parrs Wood, Chorlton-cum-Hardy and Sale Southwards to Altrincham, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Gatley, Sharston, Style, Baguley, Brooklands, Peel Hall Wythenshawe, Timperley, Hale, Hale Barns, Heald Green and Handforth. 

Popular Walks for The Dog Walkers Are - Bruntwood Park, Chorlton Water Park, Sale Water Park, The River Mersey, Didsbury Flood Basin, Pennine Trail, Fog Lane Park, Style, The Carrs, Quarry Bank Mill, Fletcher Moss Gardens and Stenner Woods, Kenworthy Woods, Wythenshawe Park, Parklands Wilmslow, New Moss Wood and Worsley Woods. 

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222 Lawnhurst Avenue
M23 9RQ

Opening Hours

Mon:7:00 am – 7:30 pm
Tue:7:00 am – 7:30 pm
Wed:7:00 am – 7:30 pm
Thu:7:00 am – 7:30 pm
Fri:7:00 am – 7:30 pm
Sat:9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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