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LITTLE HAPPY CATS

One of the services we offer is pet sitting mostly cat feeding, just taken a new booking for August, this is caring local service we cover Chinley, where I am based, Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith, New Mills, Buxworth High Peak, Derbyshire. With cat sitting I offer very caring reliable experienced, service, we cater to your cats needs, caring for them in their homes can reduce stress whilst your away on holiday ! We have offered our pet care services for almost 8 years now !! fully insured, highly experienced, trusted key holder, DBS checked.  No employees a small local business offering a bespoke service. 

Other services are dog walking and puppy visits.  Little Happy Hounds and Little Happy Cats , based in the village of Chinley.

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https://www.facebook.com/littlehappyhounds/

Aaron 07732265149 or email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk 

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July at LHH 2020

Its been a weird last few months, works been steady at times works been dead at times, with corona virus it means a lot of clients are down to reduced walks, so a dog I would see three or four times a week is now once a week, plus we lost a lot of cat sitting bookings, but its not all bad and there is light at the end of the tunnel. 

 

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We where fortunate enough to take on a new client a few weeks back very sweet little dog Zelda she is a mix breed, a basset hound crossed with a toy poodle, she is very sweet cute but so well behaved !! A pleasure to walk I’m very lucky indeed. We are now seeing new dog cockapoo Wilf once a week regularly he joined us just before the world went mad in March with corona virus. We have new cat sittings book new client for August and regular clients Ole and Tin tin for October,

 

In this post are some of my favourite photos from last week and we have gotten two new recommendations on our Facebook page ! We are definitely able and very keen to take on new dog walking clients in our local area, once a week, twice a week, three times a week, we cover Whaley Bridge, Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth, High Peak Derbyshire , As a dog walker at Little Happy Hounds our emphasis on dog nature walks around the our beautiful local area of the Peak District, walking in small well organised groups. Fully insured pet care serves. 

we also now can start taking new cat sitting bookings I know when I am around and available for the rest of 2020. find us on Facebook or on our main website http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk or email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk

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07732265149.

Good bye good March 2020.

So a lot has happened for Little Happy Hounds since my last post and indeed  the world. Last week I ceased working following Government advice and went into lockdown to stay safe and stop the spread of the Corona Virus pandemic. 

Annoyingly and perhaps ironically,  business was booming, even in the face of all the new dog walkers in their bright shinny branded vans, everywhere I turn there is a dog walker these days, we even have dog walkers from miles away in different counties bringing their dog clients into Derbyshire to gain from the high peak councils non restrictive rules about how many dogs you can take out at anyone time,  these businesses are separate from mine as they about financial gain and maximising profits, I am about looking after dogs going on long walks, I never ever make a decision with money in mind !! I feel like my clients are peoples children and not a commodity item.

I was doing really well through word of mouth clients where recommending me to friends but also another dog walker also got me a new regular dog walking client, greatly appreciated, we had a new puppy, new dog walking clients several new cat sitting clients and then just like that I was stopped in my tracks by lock down. 

So most the dog walkers I know and follow have ceased operation, locally but also up and down the UK, with just a few still going, it was predictable to see who would still keep going. I have a key worker on my books, however most my clients where working from home, so following on what the government said I closed down, two Mondays ago. Beyond that I was just not comfortable, going from peoples homes, taking the dogs out and running into people getting to close. The other issue is I have lost a lot of quiet dogs walking spots, for various reasons, I keep seeing  dog walkers on social media still walking round parts of the Goyt Valley which are now strictly no dogs off leads till 31st of July for ground nesting birds,  these dog walkers with their huge groups of dogs all off leads !!! I personally don’t think the birds need 100s 100s 100s of acres of land, eccles pike the entire Goyt Valley,  not to mention Castle Naze which is also permanently has a no dog rule, but rules are rules at the end of the day, so for me to be following this rule struggling with my dogs with where to go and then the newbies coming along and just ignoring the rules, discounting it, its not fair but much  worse than that its just so soul destroying, ours is a trade that needs much more stricter rules.  In this scenario I always have to follow my own advice if I don’t rate the dog walker I stay off their social media, its so much easier that way,  I personally rate and am friends with lots of local dog walkers, which is great, however you cant rate and like everyone !! 

I do understand why some people have kept going, with the Government not helping self employed people until June !  I totally get why some people have had to keep going, for me I am married, we own our house outright my partner has a good job, I have savings for a few months at least ,so for me to carry on walking would of been unethical and a bit greedy, beyond all of that I needed a break ! 

So the uncertainty is an issue, even if Little Happy Hounds comes back after all of this I predict a quiet spell, I know some of my clients have been given their redundancy notice so I am uncertain of firstly when we will be coming back, secondly if I am coming back and  thirdly if I do comeback how the economy might be and how many clients I may loose. The enormity of the situation will have ramifications for all of us for many months too come. So we have no idea how long we will all be in lockdown for I think the news said their are signs the virus spreading is slowing down in the UK, this is week two of lockdown, I know Wuhan China were all this began, had a much more stricter lockdown but the entire place was closed for six weeks !! 

My holiday plans this year have all gone up in smoke of course, I was suppose to be going to Whitby next week we booked a beautiful cottage and we where going away to celebrate my fortieth birthday’ which was last week’ so we have now   rescheduled the cottage for September. I wanted to see that East Yorkshire coast line I have  never been, to Whitby and Robinhoods Bay, spend a week walking near the coast total bliss my dog will love it.  I now plan to cancel my other weeks off in July and August  and just take the week of in September! 

So yes what a year 2020 has been,  as a dog walker in the almost eight years of existence this is by far the worse thing to ever of happened. My heart goes out to the families of the 1000s of people this virus has taken, hope we will beat this and have a vaccine before to long ! So I will leave this here, stay safe everyone, I will be updating my facebook pages and Instagram ! Be sure to find our little happy hounds page ! 

Little Happy Hounds, based in Chinley Derbyshire the Peak District, our pet care services include cat sitting, puppy visits, dog walking, fully insured years and years of hands on experience, very reliable, caring DBS checked, trusted key holder, we began life back in New Mills in August 2012 my emphasis as a pet care business is to take the dogs on proper long one hour walks, and to provide a very personalised and caring cat feeding service.

. We cover High Peak, Chinley,  Whaley Bridge, Buxworth, Furness Vale and Chapel-en-le-Frith

cat sitting High Peak.

So as 2019 is drawing too a close its been a very eventful year for Little Happy Hounds and Little Happy Cats.  In this post I will discuss our cat sitting services. 

So its the end of November this weekend I am looking after Bertie, then in December I have a week looking after Baz Aggie Lennie and George, cat sitting regulars of mine, and Queenie is also booked in for three days.

For cat sitting I charge £8.00 per once daily visit, and £13.00 for twice daily. This for up too three pets and not just cats I have looked after all sorts of pets over the years, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs for example. 

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I offer reliability from a established pet care business I have been pet siting in the High Peak since the Summer of 2012. Little happy hounds is small business based in the village of Chinley, my other services include puppy visits and dog walking. As dog walker I walk in small groups and rake my dogs on proper dog nature walks exploring the Peak District countryside. 

 I offer a very caring, very personalised pet care services at all times, I cater for all cats, shy cats, elderly cats, cats who need meds, indoor cats, outdoor cats ! Litter trays maintained, feeding, brushing, playing.  I have regular clients in Whaley Bridge, Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth, Furness Vale, High Peak which are very much areas I cover.  Fully insured, trusted key holder, CRB checked, years of experience. 

please visit our main website for more details

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk or email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk or call me on 07732265149, I am also on Facebook, Instagram and youtube.

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happy hounds High Peak dog walking

As a pawfressional dog walker I am very thankful and very lucky of all the wonderful dogs I walk. They are 95% of the time well behaved and excellent on walks, we have fun on every walk I make sure everyone is exercised, stimulated mentally that they have lost of company from me and the other dogs.  I return all my clients home very happy hounds. 

we avoid busy places so they are running around off leads, if we see joggers or people I call them in they sit and wait for a treat the dogs, the dogs who I think might not wait for a treat, I grab the dangly bit on their Little Happy Hounds harnesses so they cant run up too people we don’t know. I try very hard too keep al my dogs under control they are all socialised and very well behaved friendly doggies. 

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As a dog walker I walk in small groups, all my dogs have great recall and are good off the lead, I don’t walk a mixture of dogs on lead and dogs off as I like my hands free at all times too control the dogs off leads.  I take the dogs off the beaten track, try very hard too avoid people and live stock, sheep I have zero tolerance approach as in I wont walk the dogs anywhere near them. my walks include Goyt Valley in the Peak District. I have regular dog walking clients in Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth and Whaley Bridge which are all areas I cover for dog walking, puppy visits and cat sitting.

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk

Little happy Hounds we are based I the village of Chinley in Derbyshire the Peak District; began in New Mills in 2012, in 2014 we moved to Whaley Bridge, this year 2019 we have moved to Chinley. We are a trusted key holder a small local pet care business with no employees offering a very caring experienced reliable service. 

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October 2019 gone so fast

So they do say time flies when your having fun, fun I have had with the doggies and the kitty cats and boom its November already.

So this last week has been great as a dog walker in the High Peak,  its been October half term so a few less dog walking clients and a few extra cat sitting clients is how this usual works at Little Happy Hounds, its been cold all week but very sunny and very dry so we have had some awesome dog walks. I have been avoiding busy areas like Eccles Pike and Goyt Valley as its half term and everyone is off work off school out walking.  So the photos below are just some from this weeks dog walks and cat visit too follow my adventures in full find our little happy hounds Facebook page.  Dog walking, cat sitting, pet care services based in Chinley in the Peak District Derbyshire, I cover Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth and other areas in the High Peak. 

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Little Happy Hounds we began life back in 2012 when we were based in New Mills, and had clients in Marple, New Mills,  Hayfield, Birch Vale, Chapel, Chinley and Whaley. We then moved too whaley bridge and centralised and stopped covering New Mills and Marple, we have recently moved too Chinley, we offer cat feeding, puppy visits and dog walking, I am highly experienced, very caring, very reliable we are a established local pet care services.

cockapoo new review

so recently I got a new recommendation on our Facebook page screen shot below for the two cockapoo sisters I walk Bobbie and Bridie. 

I now see the girls twice a week it was for the lats five years five times a week, as a dog walker I walk in small groups, off leads, I am fully insured and little happy hounds has been walking dogs around these parts since 2012. 

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b&B new recommendation.

I like to go interesting places with the dogs, Goyt Valley, Eccles Pike, Crackern Edge, are just some of my favourites, dog walking offers your dog time to socialise with other dogs, breaks up a long time at home alone, I am fully insured, experienced in walking dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages, however we specialise in the care for smaller breed dogs,

For prices, galleries testimonies and contact details please visit our main website

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk

As of 2018 we centralised, an

d no longer cover New Mills, Birch Vale Hayfield, I now just have dog walking clients and cat sitting clients in Chinley, were I am based, Whaley Bridge, Buxworth and Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak Derbyshire. 

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Little Happy Cats Chinley.

So this summer I have looked after some of regular cat sitting clients for short periods and some really long durations, I looked after Eustace the siamese ( client since 2014) for 18 days in August, and I am still looking after Scamp and Poppy it will 14 days this Wednesday, I also looked after, new client Nesta, regulars Whirley Hector and Walter, Tin Tin and Ole and new client for 10 days a beautiful black cat called Chloe, so with my dog walking duties my cat sitting side of the business is ticking along nicely. 

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Chloe

With the pet sitting I offer experience and reliable care, I have cat clients in Chinley, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale and Buxworth, in the High Peak, Derbyshire which are very much areas I cover for cat visits, puppy visits and dog walking.  

My cat sitting prices start from £8.00 a visit approx I am there about twenty minutes but could be shorter could be longer it depends on the cats and work load. I clean up after the cats, if they are  friendly , I will play, brush them whatever its is they usually have in their usual routine, if they are shy i will check in on them but I will give them space and let them be. I am insured and trusted key holder, I wont be turning up to your house in a brightly coloured dog walking van so I offer discretion when your home is empty and your on holiday. Like all my services I have been cat sitting in the professional sense of the word since August 2012.

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August at a glance

I have customer reviews all over, on both Facebook pages, little happy hounds and little happy cats on the main website http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk and our little happy hounds business listings on Yell, Google and Free Business index also have customer reviews. 

for all new enquiries you can leave me a voice mail on 07732265149 and I will call you back or you could email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk I can also be contacted via our facebook pages 

https://www.facebook.com/littlehappycats/

https://www.facebook.com/littlehappyhounds/

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SERVICES dog walking.

Leaving your dog at home on their own is never ideal, but here at Little Happy Hounds, we aim to make it that little bit easier by providing a professional, caring, highly experienced dog walking service that you and your dog can rely on. I love dogs and I love walking around the Peak District, I often take the dogs to the Goyt Valley, Taxal and other places, its brilliant to watch them off leads, playing, socialising and having a fabulous time for photos and videos of our walks find us on social media. The photos on this post is just some of this weeks walk.

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We aim to exercise your dog and give them the chance to socialise with other dogs, meaning your dog is returned home content and physically tired, so that they will be relaxed & settled, resting until you return home from a busy day at work.

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On a typical walk, we will collect your dog from your home and at a time convenient to you. Whatever the weather, we will safely transport your dog by car (or on foot depending on your location) to some of our favorite places, Goyt Valley, Eccles Pike and more. I tend to avoid low level walks, parks etc, they can get busy for one thing, i prefer to get my hiking boots on and take the dogs on a proper walk, off lead ‘when it is safe to do so’, places with varied terrain, lots of different smells for them, making the most of the beautiful High Peak, Derbyshire area. 

All our dogs are returned home, safe, happy and content and very tired! We’ll also clean up muddy paws with a towel if need be.

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Our policy at Little Happy Hounds is to stay ‘small’ and ‘local’. As a dog walker our dogs are only ever walked in groups of a maximum of six , i do however much prefer smaller walking groups of up to four so six only happens when we are very busy, by walking in smaller groups we guarantee a more personalised, safe caring service. We offer our pet care services, dog walking, puppy visits and cat sitting in the Village of Chinley which is were we are based, we also cover and have fabulous clients in Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale and Whaley Bridge, High Peak Derbyshire. 

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We also offer a free consultation at your home, before we take on any new clients where your dog gets to meet us and we can get an idea of your dog’s personality and what their specific needs are. All new dog clients have a initial four week trial with Little Happy Hounds, too make sure everyone gets on. Little Happy Hounds now has seven years of service in pet care in and around this area,  trusted key holder, CRB checked, fully insured, no employees offering a small local business.

Chinley Little Happy Hounds.

so I have been writing posts on my other blog that is part of my website more than this blog, at http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk. I am always posting on the Little Happy Hounds and Little Happy Cats Facebook pages, Instagram and youtube, its a been a great summer I am glad we have entered autumn its my favourite time of year, at Little Happy Hounds, I am now based in Chinley, I have been walking dogs and doing cat visits in Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth, Whaley Bridge and New Mills since August 2012, I am fully insured, reliable, a small reliable caring pet care company! As a dog walker I walk in small groups off leads, 

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Poppy

So life in Chinley and work at Little Happy Hounds is plodding along nicely, we are really happy with our new house we have great neighbours, ,massive garden and I have say Chinley is such a lovely small quaint village, so many lovely walks right on our doorstep, I was off work last week holiday time and we had a amazing walk from the house to Edale and got the train back.

We had a nice August at Little Happy Hounds, I had a few cat sitting jobs, Several new ones, one just ended yesterday, beautiful black cat called Chloe, the other 14 day one I am in the middle of for Scamp and Poppy two cats I took on last year, other newbies was a beautiful Bengal called Nesta.  I have had non stop cat sitting enquiries from New Mills, sadly I just can’t cover this area anymore as a small business, its taking me all day to cover Chapel, Whaley Bridge Chinley, with my dog clients and cats with out also going to New Mills so it has been a flat no and I have recommended other people, my last two new cats were Furness Vale and Buxworth, so I very much only cover in and around Chinley.

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Ozzie up Eccles

 

So beyond non stop enquiries I can’t do, a very wet summer and a possible dam breech, my dogs health was not great he is better now, apart from all of that all in all things have been great, new dog walking clients Gracie and Toby are doing well on walks, I am enjoying being able to walk a lot more around this side of things now I have moved aways from the New Mills Hayfield vicinity, over the summer and into September I have taken the dogs to Goyt Valley, Eccles Pike, Taxal, Crackern Edge, Combs Reservoir, High Peak Derbyshire. 

Pictures are from last few days, find me on Facebook or visit our main website

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pretty kitty Chloe