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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 

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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, 

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 ! 

 

 

Can not believe its only Tuesday

I feel like I have done an entire week of Little Happy Hounds I am a very tired dog walker indeed;  which is annoying as its only Tuesday I am feeling more tired than usual sleeping very deeply struggling too get up nice and early !! This is not a complaint but a observation. Winter lack of sunshine and long dog walks always makes me very tired… 

So Monday yesterday we did three one hour walks and today just two one hour dog walks. we have a extra dog this week, a black Schnauzer called Teddy, who I walked once before a few months back he belongs to some family members of my client Monty a lovely cocker spaniel I walk regularly. Teddy is a one off and staying on a long training lead as he can be a bit precious and I am worried he will run away ! As a one off dog walk I don’t mind walking a dog on a lead, as all my little happy hounds regulars are able to be off leads. 

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Betty in my van today enjoying the new heated seat ! 

So yesterday the dog friendly walks were, Taxal, Eccles Pike, and my third walk, which was just my dog Scrappy and sisters German shepherd Amy and her rescue dog sister Ruby was along the Peak Forest Canal, I start near Bridgemont walk towards Bugsworth Basin and do a loop around the basin its the flattest walk I do just because I have lost Toddbrook reservoir now and their are not many good walks too do near the Whaley Lane end of town, the girls love that canal walk so all is good ! 

 

Today I had two walks my first was Fernilee Reservoir my second was a repeat of a walk I do at Taxal, its rained a bit mostly drizzling which is fine as its been a lot milder this week, the pictures are just a few from the last few days find us on Facebook too follow our adventures in full. 

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Yesterday I got some cat sitting bookings from the regulars, Queenie booked in for three days in December, more of my regular cat clients in Buxworth added another date too December they already have a week of cat visits booked in,  and this weekend I am now popping in too cat feed Bertie Friday eve, and twice on Saturday! 

For dog walking and cat sitting, I am based in Chinley and cover the surrounding areas of Buxworth, Furness Vale, Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith High Peak, Derbyshire.  Pet care services,  include pet sitting, cat sitting, dog walking and puppy visits. As of  2018 we ceased operating in New Mills, Hayfield and Birch Vale, as we centralised the business.

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November 19

So with the run up to Christmas we are busy at Little Happy Hounds, this post is about the business what we do and the walks we have been on in November 2019.If your interested in any of our pet care services please feel free too ring me 07732265149 or email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk with your enquiry, we also have a main website with lots of information, services, testimonials , and gallery http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk 

So this last few weeks I have been avoiding walking the dogs up on Eccles Pike for various reasons,  the main one being it was October half term so not comfortable taking groups of dogs up there when everyones off work schools are closed. 

so I have been traveling further out too make sure my dogs have a great walk, various terrains, quiet places so they can enjoy a proper walk off leads. As a dog walker we walk in small well managed groups, all my clients have good recall so are off leads, the places I have been going are the Goyt Valley and Taxal.  Last year I centralised the business a bit and we stopped covering New Mills, I had a few dogs in New Mills but the majority were in Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Chinley, I basically did this too cut back on car time, it was literally raking too long to pick dogs up, A555 has done many wonderful things including making the A6 much busier.

So I tend too do three one hour groups a day, the first two my morning and lunch time group tend to be busier and my third walk is always nice and quieter less dogs on that walk , so older dogs, ad hoc dogs can go on that walk, just depends what time of day people are looking for, with travel and the dog walks I work 9:30 too about 4 most days sometimes later with the cat visits.

So now I have dog walking  and cat sitting clients in Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whaley Bridge and Buxworth which are very much areas we cover. Little Happy Hounds is fully insured, trusted key holder.  Puppy visits, dog nature walks, and pet sitting. 

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When I started the business back in 2012, there was not many people dog walking, the few I knew of were word of mouth ‘mature ladies’ shall we say, few were doing it the way I was website, using social media, how things have changed seven years down the line, in the face of all the new competition, we are still here as a small local business, still thriving and still focusing on our ethos, which is to provide dogs with excellent countryside walks and too offer the most caring personalised service we can, here is too the next seven years as I feel with my new van and my new clients our recent move that I am just getting started. 

Winter has landed in the High Peak I have some niggling cold which is not. helping but everywhere is feeling cold, wintry, dare I say it very muddy. The next few months are going to be busy with the dogs I walk and the cat sitting bookings, over the Christmas period I take a bit of time off and return second week of January fully charged raring too go. The photos in this blog are all recent from last weeks dog walks and cat visits. find us on Facebook too follow our adventures in full.

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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.

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,

July and August 2018

Its been a busy time not wrote a post for a few weeks. Just have two more weeks left at work before my holiday, I am off to Scotland for the last part of August we have never been that far up to Scotland its a almost 7 hour drive, looks amazing, lots of hills, and lochs, I am looking forward to a week of hiking with my dog and my other half.

I have been crazy busy for cat sitting, I can’t even write down the amount of cats I have looked after, lots of returning clients, lots of longer cat sitting gigs, and lots of new cat sitting clients, we have had three new cat clients in Whaley Bridge. If we find us on Facebook you can follow our petsitting and indeed dog walking adventures. 

The long durations I have done have been for Eustace lovely siamese client, I looked after him once a day for 17 days ! So 17 cat visits. Luna and Esmee, a long two week gig then we had a week break and I am now looking after them this weekend. And Rosie, two durations with juts few days off in-between, think I have been looking after Rosie for over two weeks, last Rosie visit is tomorrow. I love the cat side of the busiensss, I want a cat but I got a terrier dog first so I will have wait for sometime before that fantasy is realised. 

Dog walking wise, I am much busier than last summer holidays, as last year Mario left, he is now a regular three walks a week client, and we also have newbies, Ozzie, Ralph and Maisie keeping me busy even though my term time dog clients, Monty, Millie, Arthur and Pippa are all off for the six weeks holiday. I have had some really nice dog walks last few weeks, we have been to Fernilee Reservoir several times, walks around Taxal and Wash near Chapel-en-le-Frith, even though its busier this time of year I have been up Lantern Pike a few times with smaller walking groups of threes and fours. All in all I am having a lovely summer holidays, the business is now six years old, and still going from strength to strength now looking forward to my holiday and then we get back I am expecting September to be a very busy month.  I also love autumn so I am looking forward to all the dog walks I can do around here in the High Peak, with the New Mills dogs we tend to go Hayfield, Birch Vale Lantern Pike, with Chinley and chapel clients, we go Combs Reservoir, Eccles Pike, Whaley Bridge dogs we have we go Goyt Valley, Fernilee, Errwood, Taxal, Toddbrook.

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So its been very busy first week back I have done three one hour dog walks every day this last week, plus we have been looking after beautiful kitty Rosie. Dog walking wise we have been to Lantern Pike, Hayfield, and Taxal, with our doggy clients, we have regular dogs we care for based in Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Hayfield, New Mills and Chinley in the High Peak Derbyshire. 

Rosie only gets one daily visit, she can go outside but prefers strokes and to be fed, when I look after her its just a matter of cleaning up after her, feeding her, maintaining her litter tray, she is so beautiful though as you can tell on these pics. Little Happy Hounds pet care services,dog walker, cat sitting, puppy visits based in the Whaley Bridge.

Aaron 07732265149 or email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk

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Hayfield hounds.

So this week we have had snow, and we done quite a few dog walks in Hayfield with our lunch time clients,  we have dog walking clients we often see in New Mills, Birch Vale and Hayfield. As a dog walker, we walk in small groups, off leads and we love too go off the beaten track, at Little Happy Hounds, we love dog nature walks which is why we often go too Hayfield. My other walks in and around High Peak this week have been Eccles Pike in Chape-en-le-Frith and we did lots of Taxal walks with our Whaley Bridge dog walking clients. Pics below are just a select few from our Dog friendly Hayfield walks this week find us Facebook for a lots more pics of our doggy adventures. 

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Our walks

so we are using Youtube too demonstrate our walks, clip below.  On our dog walks, we walk in small groups, go off the beaten track for proper dog nature walks. As dog walker, we cover the High Peak. Our dog friendly walks include, Lantern Pike, Eccles Pike, walks in Hayfield, and many other places in and around the Peak District, like Fernilee and the Goyt Valley.

We are a trusted key holder, fully insured. We have dog walking clients in Hayfield, Birch Vale, New Mills, Whaley Bridge, Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale. Little Happy Hounds, offers a reliable pet care services, the well-being of our clients is our priority at all times.

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