We offer neighbourhood dog walks from your doorstep and short trips to various Coastal, Countryside and Woodland walks in the surrounding area. If your dog isn’t walked directly from your home the walk will start upon our arrival in the HRPC van at a chosen destination until we return back to our van.
Either one of us (and on occasion, both of us) will arrive at your premises. We'll then walk your dog(s) straight from your home, where the walk will begin, or they’ll be driven to a location which we think your dog will enjoy.
With our hands on our hearts we promise that our walks and visits will end with wagging tails and many happy returns.
During the walk a watchful eye will be kept on your dog at all times and we’ll stop for rest breaks and give your dog a refreshing drink halfway. We want your dog to have fun so if they like to play they will be given the opportunity to fetch ball, sniff around, run off the lead with us and generally enjoy whatever they love doing. We’ll make sure that we’re great company and we’re sure we’ll become good friends in no time at all.
Details About Our Dog Walking Service
We offer this service because, for a plain and simple reason, we love dogs. When you and your dog first meet us we believe you'll see an instant connection and know we're the right choice for you. Please feel free to read our testimonials and see for yourself what our customers are saying about us. It is our obligation to ensure your dog is safe to explore, enjoy their time with us and have lot's of fun. Above all, we endeavor to make sure that your dog looks forward to their walks and is happy in our company. Together, you have our word, Kate and I will devote ourselves to meet your requirements and encourage the training you have established combined with our own experience and good dog walking practice.
Both of us have grown up with dogs in our family we love always having them around and that is why we want to spend time walking with yours. Like people, most dogs like both familiarity and a little variety in their exercise routines, we can accommodate for either.
By walking your dog(s) in safe yet stimulating environments, we strive to fulfil your dog's exercise needs & return them to you in a happy, healthy state. We have years of experience caring for dogs (big and small, young and old) and look forward to making new friends and walking with your loved ones.
Happy Returns Pet Companions Walks prioritise safety whilst encouraging interaction, exercise and adventure . . .
We only walk our Pet Companions in safe numbers so that we are able to watch over them closely whilst giving them equal attention. Together we may walk as many as ten in a group however individually we like to keep the groups to five or six maximum. We prefer to do this for overall safety of the dogs and so that we do not cause a nuisance to fellow dogwalkers.
Our Dogs are walked for the time you pay for which excludes the time it takes to pick them up and drop them back home. We will only walk Dogs off the lead with the owners consent. This will only be done once we are confident with their recall, they are not a danger to others and we have established a good relationship with them. We like to vary our walks each time we take your Dog out whilst staying mindful about roads and other dangers. There are numerous places we explore with them such as local woodland, beaches/dunes, parks, public footpaths and mining trails.
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After the walk we will return your dog(s) safely to your house. If you are not home upon our return it can be arranged that we let ourselves in to drop off your dog. If we are holding a copy of your house keys in order to take your dog out for a walk in your absence, we will make sure that they are kept secure and are not labelled/identifiable. Our insurance covers costs incurred due to loss of any keys entrusted to us.
Before entering your home we will dry off your dog, if necessary, and make sure they are clean as we respect the cleanliness of your house.
Naturally, we'll make sure they have fresh water and if food is left out we'll replenish their dinner bowls.
Your dog will be walked in the company of someone with dog first aid training.You can chose whether your dog is walked on or off the lead and they will be given water and treats during our time together.
In our complimentary meeting with you we will try and get to know as much as we can about your dog/s. We have a form focused on gathering as much information about your pet that is needed in order to fulfill our service to you. This will be filled out together in a relaxed manor whilst getting acquainted with you and yours.
Throughout our walk, we will always clean up after your dog(s) whilst they are in our care, we supply the poop bags within the price.
Your dog's safety is our priority . . .
It is integral that the information you provide us with about your dog(s) is accurate, honest and as in depth as possible for everyone's safety. This includes your dog(s), the other dogs in our care and anyone else we may encounter during our walks. Please understand, we can only provide overall protection and cover all the bases if we are in the picture.
Your dog must be able to walk sensibly on a lead, have good recall if required to be exercised off their lead and all of their vaccinations must be up to date. For the welfare and safety of your dog we will walk them on a lead, at first, until we’re confident walking them and are more associated with their mannerisms. With your permission, once we feel we have built up a sufficient relationship with your dog we will let them off their lead in a safe area where they can come to no harm.
! Unfortunately, it is our policy not to walk bitches that are in season.