Blackdown Dogs Dog Walking Service

Pet Sitting & Puppy Visits

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Although dog walking is my main service, I also offer an evening pet sitting service and can also on occasions do puppy visits. Below I have dealt with these two services in separate sections.

Evening Pet Sitting

Evening Pet Sitting Fees:
  • £10 for the first 2 hours or part thereof - this is my minimum charge.
  • £1.25 for each full 15 minute period after the first 2 hours.

As the name may suggest, this evening service is exactly that, an evening-only service which I can provide once my daily dog walking has been completed. This service is primarily intended for existing customers as the dog would already be familiar with me, but the service can be extended to dogs (or other pets) who I don't normally walk, especially if there would be a need for regular pet sitting. I consider it very important that the pet is familiar with me before being left alone in my care, so a pre-sitting meet-up for a decent duration would be a good idea. This would not really be practical for a single one-off visit, but a valuable time investment for a returning client.

During my stay I will try to keep your dog reasonably entertained, and depending on how long you are away for, I'll take it outside at regular intervals for a wee, and to break up the evening for him.

Puppy Visits

Puppy Visit Fees:
  • £5 for a 20 minute visit or short walk.

Puppy visits seem to be in high demand, the requirement being to pop in for a short while whilst you are out at work to let your puppy out into the garden for a wee, and perhaps feed him or take him for a short walk, therefore breaking up the day for your pet and reducing the chances to you coming home to find yellow puddles on the floor and the sofa in shreds.

For the sake of information, The Kennel Club recommends that puppies should not be over-exercised in the early months, as this could damage developing joints which may contribute to arthritis in later life. They recommend just five minutes exercise per month of age until the puppy is fully grown, which means 15 minutes when three months old, 20 minutes when four months old and so-on. Once adult, there need be no restrictions. Certain breeds, such as whippets and greyhounds are rather more fragile and should be treated as such when young.

I can only provide a very limited amount of puppy visits as I spend much of my working day out walking with dogs. Therefore I can only really help if you live in my immediate vicinity or near another client, which might allow me to pop in for a visit, in between jobs. If you are somewhat flexible with your time requirements we may be able to work something out between us, so get in touch anyway - if I can't help, I may know another professional who can.

    Andy Westcott - Blackdown Dogs dog walking service.

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07984 954 439

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