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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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Aaron 07732265149 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 ! 


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 !! 


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 ! 



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.






So I don’t have any family in this area and my circle of friends is small, so when someone posts for recommendation for a dog walker on a local Facebook group, my aunts, uncles, friends, wont all jump on the post and recommend me singing my praises,  as they all live up in the North East so I don’t get an easy ride when it comes too gaining new enquiries. So what I have done from day one is made sure actual customer reviews clients recommendations are everywhere, this includes testimony page on the main website , our Facebook business page, and our online listings on Yell, Google places and Free Business index ! For example on our google listing for Little Happy Hounds we now have 9 reviews ! 

 I did have 60 reviews on Facebook, 50 plus on the Little Happy Hounds page and we had 10 lovely reviews on the Little Happy Cats page, I took the little happy cats page down too concentrate on one page which annoyingly meant I lost the review I had !! So I am hoping was we move into 2020 I will gain some new Facebook ones on the little happy hounds page make up for the fabulous ones I lost !



Little Happy Hounds, began life in 2012 in New Mills, offering dog walking, cat sitting and puppy visits in the High Peak. We cover Chinley, were I live, Buxworth, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith and other places in and around High Peak Derbyshire. As a dog walker, I am very caring, experienced, and reliable, with cat sitting I offer a very bespoke personalised service, over the years I have looked after older cats, shy cats, friendly cats, cats who need medication cats who need to be brushed we caterer them all following clients specific instructions.

with puppy visits, I offer basic reward based training, reliability, experience and lots of love and care. Little Happy Hounds is a small local pet care business, no employees at all offering a more caring approach in the work I personally do. 

Aaron , 07732265149 or I can be emailed info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk


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cat sitting High Peak.

We offer a very caring cat feeding services in the High Peak.  With our cat sitting services we offer one or two daily visits, care for elderly cats, years of experience. Feeding, litter trays maintained, outdoor cats, indoor cats, we have cared for them all.

Little Happy Cats pet care services, caring for cats in the High Peak since 2012. Fully insured, trusted key holder.

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for enquiries find me on Facebook, or email me info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk,

we cover Chinley, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whaley Bridge, 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. 



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.


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 




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, 



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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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


pretty kitty Chloe

Why Choose Little Happy Hounds.

So in this post I will talk about the dog walking, cat sitting and puppy visit’s work I do. We live in such sparsely populated area a few villages a few towns and let me tell you we have far to many dog walkers in our area now, ‘my humble opinion’ if your reading this and want to make a quick buck don’t it will take you ages to get new dogs that are not part of your friend and family network, that being said about new dog walkers its not effected our pet care services at Little Happy Hounds, even with the new ones who have uncut everyone by charging slightly less, you get what you pay for in my mind.

I think the reason we have no seen this affect us at Little Happy Hounds is firstly I have very loyal caring client based.

Secondly I think of my business, my dogs, cats and their humans as one big extended family I will aways go that extra mile to look after and accommodate all my clients.

So how I am still getting new enquiries in the face of such new competition; with huge branded brightly coloured vans every corner I take,  I like too think that its  firstly word of mouth, secondly facebook Instagram and twitter were I demonstrate what we do, thirdly blogging.  But who knows. its working whatever it is, thank you everyone. 

So within this realm of pet care its not very well regulated, common sense needs to prevail, you wont catch me with my dogs off leads crossing the dam bridge in between the two cars park at Fernilee for example; something I have now seen two new dog walkers do, it’s a road, a quiet road but a road all the same.


You will not catch me walking down Eccles lane from Eccles pike on my mobile phone with two dog clients on leads and then fail to move out the way of traffic; again something I have seen lately I try very hard not to use my phone when I am with the dogs full stop; except for taking pictures at an appropriate time, again common sense needs to prevail.

If other new dog walkers don’t like me writing these things, then don’t do them were I can see them. End of the day when is see these things it really hurts my feelings as people have no idea what their dog walkers are doing with their pets, being a lovely person does not make you a great dog walker. 

Lastly is it ethical??  There are some breeds I just wont walk and have been asked as they are so interbred they have to have nose jobs to help them breathe, nope , I don’t want that responsibility or that representation for Little Happy Hounds. 


Also with what is ethical, walking a group of dogs all off lead except one nervous one, or aggressive,  on a flexi lead. I do walk two sisters one of fleix again this is very much a 1-2-1 two sisters dog walk, don’t get me wrong I use a Flexi for my own dog when I am off work,  however I would not use one with large group of dogs its inappropriate and at its worse dangerous,  nor would I walk any dog with aggression or nervousness within my pack of happy socialised dogs, its not ethical if you do that your greedy trying to walk as many dogs as you can. we are not trainers or animal behaviourists we are Dog walkers and pet sitters. 

I could go on but don’t want to come across as a meany, when all I ever have done want to do is provide safe comfortable group walks for my dogs, were dogs get on are happy to be out and can be trusted off leads when its safe to do so. 

I offer Maturity, I am a married man, in my very late 30s, home owner dog owner I  have lived a very full happy life as a result I am a teenage girl walking dogs living at home. I am very a incomer of the High Peak area my home will always be Newcastle upon Tyne in mind but we just love the High Peak and living in the National Peak District park boundary is now a dream come true. We moved to New Mills in 2005 Whaley Bridge 2014 and mostly recently have found a permanent home in Chinley our new house is within the boundary of the Peak District.


Branded uniforms, I see lots of new businesses on social media posts , creating emphasis on this that they have amazing shiny new branded uniforms, I am with dogs most days I don’t see clients other humans most days,  so too were a branded uniform is not going to benefit anyone especially me, its not what I am about, my appearance goes out the window when I am knee deep in mud covered in dog hair, so to walk around in branded and neat uniform makes me want to burst out laughing. I wear whats comfortable when I am out with the dogs.

Also with being non uniform comes discretion when I am walking  smaller groups I don’t want all of  in sundry,  knowing I am a dog walker, I am wanting to blend in when I can so wearing and uniform wont allow me to do that, plus visiting clients homes when your at work, on holiday for cat visits; wearing a uniform letting myself in and out your house at set times rocking up in a branded  van its all a red flag for me; if anyone is watching your home you have had it…


So I am a one man show, with seven years experience running little happy hounds, prior to that I looked after friends cats and through dog ownership I have had a lot more experience than the seven years.

At Little Happy Hounds we have done and will do walk dogs of all breeds and sizes,   however we specialise in the care and dog walking of smaller breeds, my own dog is Shih Tzu cross, I have walked Shih thus  cavapoos, Chihuahuas Westies and all sorts of smaller doggies since we began life the clue being in the name of the business. 

My puppy service is  not just about keeping a puppy company while your at work, I will advice all new dog owners, help with bite inhibition, recommend vets, groomers, aides, trainers, help with  recall, socialising and toilet breaking  I have looked after  a lot of puppies and hopefully helped a lot of my clients out along the way in in fact lots of our little happy hound crew were puppies first. Thats very special for me as I get very attached probably too attached and form a very close bond with my puppy visits come dog walking clients. 


Dog nature walks, so when I can I avoid parks low level flat walks and fields, I take my dogs on adventures, sometimes longer than hour, I walk in small groups , I allow lots of time off leads, work on recall and obedience, and in general make sure my dogs have fun, exercise, play time, my walks are varied Eccles Pike and Goyt Valley being two of my favourites and the dogs too.  A phrase I have blogged about since 2012 about my LHH walks is ‘ off the beaten track’ and it really is I try very hard to avoid people cattle sheep and walk the dogs quiet places however sometimes we do have to go busier places so my dogs need to have good recall.


Cat sitting. So when I am not out in the peaks hiking with the LHH woofs I am cat sitting. So this is visiting peoples homes when they are on holiday, its primarly cats but we do get a lot fo smaller pets, recently I looked after a heard of alpacas and chickens, this service is very personalised, so I have indoor cats outdoor cats cats that hug me cats who hide from me, elderly cats who need medication, so I offer a very caring, very experienced cat feeding service, I try and cater for everyones pets specific needs.

Trusted key holder, years of experience, offering a very personalised caring pet care services at all time, we cover Chinley, Furness Vale, Whaley Bridge, Buxworth and Chapel-en-le-Frith High Peak. 

all the photos in this blog are from last few weeks, if you want to follow our dog and kitty cat adventures to the max find us on Facebook, Little Happy Hounds and Little Happy Cats or visit the main website http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk

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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.





the summer 19.

So I have not posted on this blog for a while I have been focusing my attentions on the blog attached to my website http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk lots happening at Little Happy Hounds including moving to Chinley. 

I have had a lot of cat sitting work on plus my usual dog walking gang, I am currently looking Little Happy Cat Roary and his hamster sister Bow Bow. Returning clients of mine I see a few times a year, Roary is the sweetest kitty cat very easy to look after and always very happy to see me ! He gets a once daily cat visit. Video below is his visit today ! 


With cat sitting I cover Chinley Whaley Bridge Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth, we have been looking after cats in the High Peak since 2012. Little Happy Cats offers a very personalised and very caring pet sitting services. We are fully insured, highly experienced, very caring and a trusted key holder, CRB checked. Other services include dog walking and puppy visits. 

Aaron 07732265149 or email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk