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August happy hounds new beginnings.

Not blogged for ages ! Little Happy Hound is doing very well, after the covid-19 pandemic and I am glad to report my small. business is almost out the woods now, its been an interesting last few months, new dog walking clients, new cat clients, returning cat clients, long term dogs leaving, new reviews and all in all things are going extremeley well. 

So I think our last new dog I blogged about was Zelda the bassetoodle, since then we now have Toby the Bichon-Frise and now we have new golden doodle Maude, I also have a new dog lined up to join us in September and most recently I got a dog walking enquiry today I am going to meet them  tomorrow ‘Thursday’  and the dog is starting her walks on Friday! So since March we have had seven new dogs join us at LHH or will do very soon. 

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new client Toby Bichon

So I finally heard from some clients that I had not heard from since before the lockdown six months ago, three of our regulars from two households have left the LHH building for. various reasons due to the covid-19 pandemic, we wish them well. 

We also got a new cat sitting client Horace, I looked after him last week, he lives just around the corner from me in Chinley, he is a rescue cat from the RSPCA not been with his current family very long, has a lot of health issues, but it was fine looking after him, he needs supplements and medicines added to his diet, I looked after him twice a day for a week, then we also got a returning clients Poppy and Scamp booked in for the end of August and a very last minute cat sitting gig is starting this Saturday another new cat sitting client of mine again I Chinley I looked after their beautiful cats Fridgey and Lupo for the first time in February this year and now again from Saturday !! 

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new reviews

I have had some lovely new reviews on Facebook page and on our listing the freebuisness index, big thanks again to all the clients who are supporting me as a small business. 

And lastly  we have been having some amazing dogs walks as business is quiet I’ve been doing slightly longer walks on some days, as I have less dogs in my walking groups we have been able to do different walks, as the constraints of a bigger group isn’t there, like doing walks that require on and off leads, because of roads, cattle etc I wont usually do these walks with big groups but with smaller groups much easier, cant see me wanting to take more than five out maximum again, definitely no more groups of six thats for sure.

So nearly all our new dogs have come from Whaley Bridge with one being from Bridgemont, just after Whaley, I also cover Chinley where I am now based, I also have dog walking and cat siting clients in Chapel-en-le-Frith and Buxworth which are all areas I cover in and around Chinley High Peak, as of 2018 we stopped covering New Mills, Hayfield and Birch Vale and centralised the business, 

Little Happy Hounds has now been in operation for 8 years in this area, with all our new clients I feel like we are about to start a new chapter and I am definitely looking forward to the next 8 years, as a dog walker I walk in small well organised groups, off leads, when its safe to do so, we also offer a very experienced, very caring puppy visits services, and our personalised cat feeding service, little happy cats. As a small local business, I just cover the local area around Chinley, Whaley and Chapel, I have no employees at all, offering a more caring, more personal touch to the services I offer for all my lovely clients, I am fully insured, with pet plan sanctuary, I am DBS checked, I have a clean driving license, I drive a unbranded van to offer for more discretion for when I collect your pet or feed your cat for when your not home. 

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Maude and Zelda new clients

if you have an enquiry for me for dog walking puppy visits or cat sitting services, find me on Facebook, or visit the main website http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk 

https://www.facebook.com/littlehappyhoundschinley/

you can also email me info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk 

or call me 0773226549, be sure to leave a detailed voice mail and I will get back to you, 

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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LHH June onwards

so corona virus has rendered work quiet for me, I did a extra long walk today for cockapoo sisters Bobbie and Bridie, Norfolk terrier Ozzie and cocker spaniel Monty, it was Montys first day back since lockdown so he was last walked in March ! I mean it could be a lot worse, work is ticking along albeit quietly, tomorrow is the busiest day so for now its feet up and writing posts on my blog especially as its raining ! 

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So I initially took four weeks off and reopened putting in strict social distancing measures with my clients, cleaning the van down regularly changing towels and harnesses as much as possible, it doesn’t look like things are going to get better any time soon, apparently death rates of corona are falling, looks like social distancing is here to stay and schools are now staying shut till September so I cant really hang about waiting for normality to come back as its way off, so with little happy hounds being such a small business I will continue to carry on, its business as usual with all our new things in place, so we are in the position to take on new clients, you could find me via our main website http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk or on facebook business page, best way to get old of. me is via email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk or call 07732265149.

All the photos on this post are from walks done at the end of May early June, we had a week of really hot weather so I was doing water walks for the dogs in the woods lots of shade, with corona all my cat sitting bookings are cancelled, we will have to see what the future brings regarding that, I am still providing dog walks, I did have a cockapoo puppy I was visiting, when he eventually comes back he will be a fully fledged dog !! 

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Little Happy hounds, run by just me Aaron, I began the business when we lived in New Mills, we moved to Whaley Bridge, spent half a decade there and then last summer 2019 we opted for a new start quieter life in the near by village of Chinley, its all my dreams come true firstly living in a village not a town and our new house is a very old house and it. happens to in the Peak District National Park Boundary !I still very much cover Whaley Bridge and have lots of clients there we do lots of lovely walks near by! 

I am very lucky and fortunate enough to have lots of lovely long term clients, in Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale, Buxworth, and Whaley Bridge, High Peak. I am DBS checked, a trusted key holder, fully insured, I drive a van with no company details at all offering a more discrete service for when your pet is home alone ! 

 

 

Back we go.

So we are now back in business have been for a few weeks now, I am now in the position to take on new clients, 

all new enquiries can either email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk or 07732265149 or contact me on facebook 

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

So I thought needed a nice new post with nice recent photos of the dogs on there walks all these photos are tom the first week of June 2020. As you can see I like to go on proper dog nature walks around Derbyshire off leads, I walk in small well organised groups, I like to make sure my dogs enjoy their walks, are physically and mentally exercised, whilst keeping a close eye on them keeping them safe. 

As a dog walker, I walk in small groups, all my dogs are tagged with my details, I walk mostly off the lead, we go on proper nature walks around the Peak District National Park, the Goyt Valley, Taxal and lots of other places ! Other services include puppy visits and cat sitting, I am DBS check I have a certificate for that, I am a trusted key holder and I am fully insured, Little Happy Hounds is small pet care business based in Chinley, we began life in New Mills back in 2012, I work alone have no employees, offering a more reliable, caring service, pet care in the High Peak Derbyshire, we have clients in Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale, Buxworth, and Whaley Bridge. I used this blog as a way of posting about the business, I also have a proper website, http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk with a gallery, testimonies page and more about the services we provide, we are also on Facebook, you tube and Instagram ! 

Corona-LHH

So a lot has happened in the world since the last blog postwe are currently half way through our fifth week of Lockdown because of the Corona Virus outbreak. Work closed down for four entire weeks, I lost lots of cat sitting bookings, didn’t earn any money at all, then last week I decided I would offer clients walks, demand was very low but I have been doing walks for a very small number of dogs, it was just twice a week last week, three walks this current week. 

So during my four weeks away from Little Happy Hounds I enjoyed the rest amongst all the worry, I had a significant birthday which of course was ruined because of the lockdown, I would of soldiered with celebrations at home but my other half was unwell at the same time, so all in all a rubbish birthday!

After four weeks off I was bored, restless, very very anxious about the return to work, so I had just do it clients were struggling for various reasons, financially at the end of the day I have flimsy promise from  the government that they might invite me to apply for a cash grant in May for the payment in June, baring in my last pay cheque from work was end of March and I was down hundreds of pounds because of cancellations, so in the end I had no choice but to go back to work, even when I am earning such a low amount of money least I can afford to buy food now. I am not entitled business grants as I am not LTD, I could not apply for the Derbyshire council grant payment of £500.00 as I don’t have a business bank account I just have my personal current account, so you put your heart and soul into a business I created from scratch, I  work hard, pay my taxes on time for almost 8 years and when the shit hits the fan, i.e corona virus their is no financial help for me at all, lucky for me my partner is still getting a wage as we are married I cant apply for universal credit and we own our house outright, so I do take a moment to remember that during this very difficult time for so many we are actually very fortunate. 

So I was little bit of a baby last week and got my other half to accompany me on my walks, the sun was shinning lockdown or no lockdown I was convinced we would run into people, I had had four weeks off the dogs , Ralph George and Max were crazily excited.  This week we went to Combs Reservoir on Monday which was rammed, was hard to avoid people, Tuesday I was brave and went to walk Ralph my client on my own, literally had one dog that day but I helped my clients out walked my own dog with Ralph so that was cool with me,

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Peanut and Toby last week.

Then tomorrow got four with my own dog and I am going to be brave and do that on my own !! Go somewhere quiet I am hoping for cooler weather as it makes it easy when you dont have to do low level walks near water which are always full of people, social distancing is hard enough without doing it with four dogs and trying to dodge all the dogs out and about on leads who dislike other dogs its not easy. 

I have cancelled all cat sitting bookings for 2020, as we have no idea how long we are in lockdown for, my holidays plans changed so I am now off a week in September , hopefully, I wont be taking new cats this year to much has happened. I am enjoying a slower pace now just a few walks a week, we have this new house of ours we have not even lived here a year yet and we this huge massive garden, flanked by our neighbours field, so we have been busy in the garden, we have views of Chinley churn behind us, its the loveliest house we have ever lived in and we finally have the loveliest neighbours I have ever had, so not to be working everyday does have its blessings, the photos are from the few walks I have done, find us on Facebook to follow our Little Happy Hounds adventures, in realtime, as a dog walker I walk in small groups, LHH is a established business, offering dog walking cat sitting and puppy visits since the summer of 2012, we have clients in Chinley, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire  which are all areas I cover for all our pet care services,  fully insured, trusted key holder, reliable, years and years of experience, 

you can contact me via email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk or via the main website 

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk 

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

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yesterday Ralph and Scrappy

 

 

 

little happy cats Octobers visits

so when I am not dog walking at Little Happy Hounds we do a lot of pet sitting mostly cats but at the moment its a mixture of cats and several very small very cute hamsters. 

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Bertie

So last weekend I was looking after beautiful rescue cat Bertie and Rosie all week, ones I Whaley Bridge ones in Furness Vale, which are areas I cover. Then we were looking after Eustace a client I have cat visited for five years now he is a beautiful siamese cat, then this week Rosie finished, we started looking after Roary and the hamsters two are new so I never got their names and other hamster they have had a while is Bow Bow, and then from yesterday I have a new very long 16 day duration twice a day for tabby rescue cat Polly a regular client of mine since last year and before that I looked after their other cat who died from old age.  Picture below are from the left Eustace, Roary, Rosie and Bow Bow the hamster. 

with the pet sitting work I do I am fully insured, a trusted key holder, as a pet care business we are established and have looked after pets now in the High Peak since the summer of 2012.  We are a small business all the work is done by msyefle we have no employees guaranteeing a more personalised, bespoke, extra caring service. Our other services include dog walker, puppy visits small pet visits and cat feeding.

Chinley Chapel-en-le-Frith Buxworth Whaley Bridge New Mills Hayfield High Peak Derbyshire.

Prices start from £8.00 we have no hidden costs and I don’t charge extra at the weekend.  find us on Facebook or visits the main website for details 

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

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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

Scamp and Poppy July 19

So last week I got to look after Little Happy Cats Scamp and Poppy, returning clients I looked after them last summer and they are booked in again this coming August.

I called in once a day after my dog walking duties had ended, they are outdoor cats so can come and go when they please, both very chilled lay back kitty cats very easy to care for, Poppy is very affectionate likes a lot of fuss and attention ! 

With pet visits or cat sitting I have clients in Chinley, were we are now based, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Whaley Bridge, High Peak Derbyshire, Little Happy Hounds and cats is small local pet care services, been in operations for almost 7 years, I offer a very caring, reliable, experienced cat sitting services, find us on Facebook links below or visit the main website for more information.

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk

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

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last few days new month of May 19

Crazy busy last few days at Little Happy Hounds, lots of great dog walks, pictures below are all from this week its been a great week, as a dog walker I walk in small groups, off the beaten track in the Peak District countryside, I have clients in Whaley Bridge, Chinley , Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, which are very much areas we cover for dog walking, cat sitting, and puppy care. 

 

All the pictures in this post on this blog are from some of the walks we have been on in the last few days, as you can see we are blessed with lots of very sweet dogs, you can follow our adventures on our facebook pages little happy hounds and little happy cats. We a small local pet care business fully insured, years of experience, reliable and caring. 

  • from 2019 we no longer cover New Mills,

New doggy client Finn

So April a new post on my doggy blog all about our new client Finn, April has been a busy one for dog walking at Little Happy Hounds, we were lucky enough for  a new dog called Finn to join us, he just turned a year old, he is a Sprocker , a springer spaniel and a cocker spaniel, very lively, very bouncy sweet dog really, all my dogs love him, he get three days a week, Monday and Wednesday both my busiest days and my quiet day Thursday ! The pic below is my second walk on Wednesdays dramatic view of Kinder Scout in the back drop as you can see Finn is one of the bigger dogs I have on my books, hilarious ! 

Little Happy Hounds, dog walking. As a dog walker, I go off the beaten track, taking my dogs on proper exciting nature walks. Mostly off lead when its safe to do so, i walk in small groups, and usually do three walks a day, late morning, lunch time and early afternoon. Fully insured, highly experienced, I offer fun and company for your doggy when your not around to look after them yourself, we are fully insured, trusted key holder, and CRB checked.  Offering pet care services in High Peak since the summer of 2012, we have clients in Whaley Bridge, Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, and Buxworth, we no longer cover New Mills. Services include cat sitting, puppy visits and dog walking. 

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https://littlehappyhounds.co.uk/testimonials/

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