Little Happy Hounds began life in August 2012 in New Mills, back then we offered, doggy daycare, dog walking and holiday care for dogs. As the years have rolled on, we now offer dog walking, cat sitting, pet sitting and puppy visits only. I do sometimes offer daycare at the weekend, but for my current dog walking clients.
My big thing was to keep Little Happy Hounds, small and local, to stay away from expanding the business, take on employees, and cover a massive area. I am very much a one man show, accept for occasion help from my Shih Tzu Yorkie cross Scrappy. I just feel i can offer more care, and a more of a personalised service if i do all the work, its great for my clients as they know who they are dealing with and obviously great for the animals i care for as i can build a bond with them.
As a dog walker, i make the most of our beautiful area in High Peak, the Peak District National Park, is a stone throw away from home in Whaley Bridge, my walks include, the Goyt Valley, Eccles Pike, Lantern Pike, Hayfield, Lyme Park and many others. I walk in small groups, all my dogs are off leads, when its safe to do so, I feel this is the best way for them to exercise, sniff and explore, I have tried walking dogs on leads ( who can’t be off ) and having dogs off leads at the same time, it does not work for me, so one of the big things when i take new dogs on is they need have excellent recall, and with my younger puppy clients, i work on recall training on their walks.
The one hour walk begins when we get to the location for the walk, i don’t include the collection and dropping off time. I don’t use cages, or use a branded van. I have a estate car of sorts,with a huge boot, dog guard up, and as its a work car i have dog seat belt clips on the backseat. I walk in groups of four, fives and six’s mostly, i wont walk more than six at any one time, as thats what my insurance covers me for.
When I am not walking dogs i am feeding cats mostly, sometimes at the weekend, some of my cats get one visit a day, and some get two am and pm. This is very much a personalised, service, to meet individual needs of each client, as i feel all cats are very different in my experience. Shy cats, young cats, old cats, indoor cats, outdoor cats, I care for them all. Our prices start at £7.00 for one visit and £11 for two visits per day, we have no hidden extra costs and we do not charge any extra for the weekend.
Little Happy Hounds and Cats, dog walker, cat sitting, pet care services. Established in 2012, we offer a caring, personalised, experienced service. We don’t have employees or use branded vans, we offer a discreet, personalised service. Covering Whaley Bridge, New Mills, Furness Vale, Hayfield, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley, Buxworth, High Peak.
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