We now offer our dog walking and pet care services in Rugby and the surrounding areas, including Braunston, Cawston and Clifton. Dawn Handy runs our Rugby and Daventry dog walking team, she lives locally in Braunston and knows some of the best walks around because she has tried and tested them with her dog, Felix!
Dawn and her team use the local fields and woodlands including Cawston Woods, Daventry Country Park, the surrounding villages there are set aside to farm tracks to open fields for dogs to have the freedom to run. We aim to ensure our walkers and your dog are away from traffic and lots of other animals; this is for the safety and enjoyment of your dog. There are also some good water spots for the swimmers out there, usually the working breeds!
Our Rugby dog walking service is managed by Dawn Handy. Dawn has always lived in the local area so knows all the secrets spots to take the dogs, so they have freedom, open spaces, trees and streams, many of which she has explored with her own dog, Felix.
"Rugby is where I grew up and my love for dogs started! There are lots of walks to choose from. The Rugby School fields are great, with big fields to keep even the most energetic dog entertained!"
Dawn and her team like to get to know your dog before agreeing to take them out for a walk. Therefore, before we take your dog out, we offer a free consultation where we will take full details from you, so we can learn all about your dog as an individual, what they like and don't like so we can ensure they are happy in our care. Also, if applicable, any medical conditions that we need to be aware of.
We will keep you updated on Twitter and Facebook and via Whatsapp so you can see your dog is happy in our care.
We walk dogs in small groups, a maximum of 4 dogs at any one time. We feel that with larger groups we cannot give your pet the attention they need. We also try to ensure we walk dogs of a similar temperament (and sometimes size) together. We know how intimated some smaller dogs can be by larger boisterous dogs and we take that into consideration, although from our experience, the chihuahua's in our care are more than happy to be with the big dogs!
We offer two dog walking services, for either 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 the lead with your written permission, but only once we feel we have built a bond with them. Your pet's safety is our primary concern.
Solo dog walks
We offer one to one walks, these are usually for more nervous dogs, dogs recovering from injury or elderly dogs who just want to stretch their legs, sniff some grass and have some fresh air and a gentle wander. Solo walks are available before 10.30am or after 2.30pm.
We 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 to be in the 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 while 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 while 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 smallholding 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.
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.