We're now able to offer our dog walking and pet care services in Hinckley and Burbage. Hinckley and the surrounding areas has some of our favourite walks, away from any traffic so the dogs can run and sniff until their heart's content. We use woodlands and open spaces such as Burbage Common, Fosse Meadow and Queens Park for dog walking.
Sheila Irvine manages our Hinckley dog walking service. Sheila has a long-standing love of dogs, particularly Great Dane's. She has been a dog fosterer for local rescue centres and a volunteer dog walker. Sheila shares her life with the beautiful, gentle giant Nova.
As with all our teams, Sheila and her walkers like to meet you and your dog before taking them out on either a group or solo work. We, therefore, offer a free in-house consultation which gives us an opportunity to learn more about your dog. We like to gain as much information as possible about their personality and temperament, so we know how they will be with other dogs and people. We also need to know if they have any medical conditions that may cause them difficulty walking like arthritis or spinal disease.
We will keep you updated on Twitter and Facebook and via Whatsapp so you can see your dog is happy in our care.
The safety and happiness of the animals in our care is our primary concern. We, therefore, walk a maximum of 4 dogs in a group. We are aware other walkers have more, but we feel we cannot give your pet the attention they need if we have larger groups.
We also try to ensure we walk dogs of a similar energy level and temperament together, we know how intimated some smaller dogs can be by larger boisterous dogs and how big dogs don't always like smaller dogs running around them - these are all things that we take that into consideration. Although, we treat each dog as an individual so don't be surprised to see a Great Dane out with a Shih Tzu!
Our group dogs walks last either for 30 or 60 minutes, using local fields, parks and woods so your dog can have a good run, burn off some energy and stimulate their senses.
We only walk dogs off leads with your permission, and only once we feel we have built a bond with them. Your pet's safety is our primary concern.
Solo dog walks
If needed, we offer one to one walks for dogs who may be more nervous, reactive or elderly. These are available before 10.30am or after 2.30pm.
We all know they are cute and adorable but require a lot of love and attention. While you're at work we will visit your new puppy to ensure they can maintain their routine, we can let them out in the garden to they can go to the toilet, we will clear up any accidents and change bedding if necessary, most importantly we can give them some playtime and love so they don't miss you too much.
If your dog is old or recovering from an illness and you don't feel they want to walk far but would still like some company we will go in and visit them, give them a treat, administer any medication and give they have access to go to the toilet and a potter around the garden or the block.
We can sit with them, play with them and give them fuss and attention.
This service is not appropriate if you are going on holiday, dogs need company so we do not offer dog visits as an alternative to home boarding.
We know that cats do not like change, they like their creature comforts and a routine and surroundings they feel comfortable in. Cats can become distressed in catteries because of this, we offer an alternative to give you peace of mind and keep your cat purring whilst you are working or away.
We will discuss your cat's individual needs with you but can visit up to 3 times a day, feed them, let them in, let them out, change their litter tray, ensure they have fresh water and give them some love and attention. We can also set automatic feeders up to cover one of their daily feeds.
We can also pick up your post, draw the curtains and make sure your house is secure whilst you are away.
pet care FOR SMALL ANIMALS
Our small animal visit service means your pets surroundings remain the same eliminating stress for them, it also means they avoid any illness by moving them to a strange environment.
We can also look after pets on your small holding allowing you to go on holiday and not worry about your animals. We can visit your small animals once or twice a day, we will feed them, stroke them, change their water and clean them out.
We can let them out to play (if appropriate) we will tailor the service to your individual pets needs and your requirements.
If needed we can also pick up your post, water your plants, close and open the curtains and ensure your home is more secure.
Our trained teams can transport your pet in our custom modified vehicles, your pet will be safe in your usual carry box, they will have a comfy bed and plenty of room to sleep as well as access to fresh water and food or treats (if allowed)
This service is perfect for vet visits and vet referrals. You are welcome to come with your pet or we can collect them for you.