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 35 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 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 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 - 30 minutes - Free
Dog walking We will only walk dogs 4 at a time per handler (Viv or I) and offer single walks for the more nervous and/or temperamental characters amongst us. We also use treats primarily for dog training and reward purposes which we believe keeps them happy and stimulated. We use a lot of positive reinforcement training with our pack as we believe that as with humans this way has the biggest impact on teaching even an old dog some new tricks. However we are not trainers and can only teach in ways that come naturally to us or have learnt along the way. If you do require a dog trainer we will be happy to put you in touch with some really good south Manchester based dog trainers. 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 roughly 2 hours in total each day per 60 minute group dog walk where the dogs socialise with each other face to face in one of our "dog carriers", whilst they are picked up and dropped off home.
Group Dog Walks
Small - Medium (up to 4 dogs per group)
30minutes - £8
60minutes - £12
90minutes - £18
Large Dogs (up to 3 dogs per group)
30minutes - £12
60minutes - £16
90minutes - £22
XL Dogs (2 dogs per group)
30minutes - £16
60minutes - £20
90minutes - £28
ALL PRICES ARE DEPENDANT ON THE INDIVIDUAL DOG AND THEIR BEHAVIOUR. IF YOUR FURRY FRIEND IS WELL BEHAVED AND EASY GOING AND ARE EXTRA LARGE FOR EXAMPLE, THEY WOULDN'T BE CHARGED THE XL PRICE! THEY WOULD ONLY BE CHARGED ON THE LARGE DOG PRICE. EACH DOG IS UNIQUE AND PRICED ACCORDINGLY.
Solo Dog Walks
Small - Medium - Large
30minutes - £12
60minutes - £20
90minutes - £28
Additional dogs Additional large dogs
From the same household
WE DO OFFER SOLO WALKS FOR DOGS BUT ONLY ON A TEMPORARY BASIS. FOR EXAMPLE YOU MAY REQUIRE COVER WHILST UNDERGOING TREATMENT AT A HOSPITAL OR FOR HOLIDAY COVER. WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP FIT YOUR FURRY FRIEND IN WHERE WE CAN. WE ALSO OFFER SOLO WALKS WHERE DOGS ARE WORKING WITH YOURSELVES AND/OR TRAINERS TO HELP WITH ANY ANXIETY OR REACTIVITY YOUR DOG MAY HAVE WHICH IS COMMON AND SOLVABLEBLE WITH TIME AND SOMETHING THAT WE FIND VERY REWARDING.
If our dog walking services are of interest to you simply send us a message or call 07395 842 930
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.
20minutes - £10
30minutes - £12
60minutes - £20
2Visits per day
20minutes x2 - £18
30minutes x2 - £22
60minutes x2 - £38
Let your pets travel in comfort and safety in one of our “Doggie Carriers' ' that are temperature controlled, blanketed with a fabric floor and have windows for them to look out of or stick their noses out a little, as so many of our furry friends love to do. The large MPV 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. We will transport your pets anywhere you need when we can. Viv and I have full clean licences and drive like a chauffeur driving the pope around.
20minutes - £10 + 50p per mile
£6 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. https://www.narpsuk.co.uk/profile/thedogwalkers - 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
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thedogwalkers.dog/
NARPSUK - https://www.narpsuk.co.uk/profile/thedogwalkers
Rover.com - https://www.rover.com/sit/darrec27146
The Dog Walkers are -
Pet First Aid 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. Our cancellation policy - Without giving 48 hour notice a 50% charge may apply. If you cancel on the day or we can't gain access you will be charged the full amount.
Payments - Made by standing order on Sundays PRIOR to your dog's walks. Please use your dog's name as reference. Thank you 🐾