Holty Paws is so much more than just a dog walker. We are a small professional team, passionate about your pet’s well-being.
We know that a walk is essential for your dog to get enough exercise, but we also recognise that it offers an opportunity for play and mental stimulation too. On a Holty Paws dog walk we don’t just stroll around the park; we seek out interesting fields, rivers, woodlands and other safe places where your dog can charge about, explore and play. We engage with every dog throughout the walk; whether that is through play, helping them find a good stick or encouraging them to seek out hidden treats. In fact, we limit our dog walking group size to a maximum of 4 dogs, so we can ensure that every dog receives individual attention.
And we take photos throughout the walk which we send to you in an email along with brief details of where they’ve been and what they got up to, so you can see for yourself what a great time your dog is having and where we’ve been.
We have a team of walkers who will all get to know your pets so that we will always be able to ensure your dog has their regular walk as we are not affected by illness or holiday commitments.
We want your pet to feel important, so we have specially-adapted people carriers equipped with air conditioning and RAC-approved safety-harnesses (in a range of sizes) so your pet can look out of the window, enjoy the drive and the anticipation rather than being cooped up in the back of a van.
Holty Paws also offers pet sitting and home-feeding visits – and, naturally, a fuss, cuddle and playtime is included as standard! And if you can’t see a service you need, please just ask and we will be happy to help.
For your peace of mind, all our walkers have completed Pet First Aid training, we are DRB checked, NARPS UK Accredited and comprehensively insured with public liability up to £5 million. More importantly we have many happy clients with many 5 star reviews on Bark, Google, Facebook and lots of repeat bookings.
The heart of our base is near Locks Heath but we offer dog walking services along the M27 corridor from Southampton to Gosport. We regularly walk dogs from Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Itchen, Sholing, Weston, Netley, Hamble, Bursledon, West End, Hedge End, Whiteley, Swanwick, Warsash, Titchfield, Fareham, Lee-On-Solent, Porchester and Gosport.
If you have any questions at all or if your area isn’t listed, please do contact us – both you and your pet will be glad you did!
Amazing service, we especially like the reports you receive each evening. Thanks for looking after our puppy and treating him like one of your own.
Thank you fore you're kind words. Your boy has always been fun and entertaining to walk with really good social skills amongst the other dogs. We love having him out on our adventures.
Holty paws are a pleasure to work with and have them look after my boy, it can be daunting leaving your family member with a stranger but the passion, professionalism and joy they have makes it all worth while, and I’ve seen a difference in my boy and how much is looking forward to his next walk.
Your boy is such a character and really loves his time with us as we love having him with us.
We can’t thank Ian and Gabby enough for the help they have given us with Judi. From 8 weeks old she had only ever walked with us and was quite nervous of other dogs despite being well socialised at puppy classes. We wanted her to get to know other people and be more confident with dogs and it was a big step trusting someone else with our spoiled 4 year old fur baby. However, we needn’t have worried. She fell in love with Ian immediately and genuinely looked forward to her 2 walks every week, excitedly waiting at the front door for Ian to arrive. Ian suggested she walked with a group, and although we were a little nervous at first it was clearly the best thing for her. Her new found confidence is lovely to see. She now wants to acknowledge and engage with other dogs rather than run past them growling. We now live in the Lake District which she loves. However, a recent family wedding took us back to Southampton and Judi was treated to 2 more walks with Ian. To say she was pleased to see him is an understatement. More...
service is purr-fect thank you for peace of mind
Our two bunny’s were looked after by Gabby and Ian recently whilst we were away, they were extremely well cared for, happy and content on arrival back home. Photos were sent regularly with updates of their welfare - a lovely unexpected bonus. I can not recommend them highly enough, they’re professional, kind, nothing is too much trouble and their love for all animals clearly shines through. Would highly recommend them. More...
Thanks for linking me up with Holty Paws - what a fantastic team of dedicated dog lovers. My dog loves the group walk and I receive photos of his adventures with his gang of furry friends 🐾
This is the dog-walking service to choose. Bentley has such FUN on a wide variety of long walks, an adventure every time!
Gabby is just a whizz with animals
Review on behalf of Mavis - Ian and Gabby are very professional but also very caring and took time to understand the needs of my cats, one of which is very nervous. They spent time making a fuss of the cats as well as feeding and caring for them. Wouldn’t hesitate to use them again and feel very lucky to have them so close! More...
Ian and Gaby have been amazing with our dog. We trust them completely and they have been loving but firm with our bouncy boy. He adores them. They have made a big difference to his confidence and politeness around other dogs giving him so much fun whilst doing it. We wholeheartedly recommend them More...
gd for my dog. Very friendly. Made gd chose
They are amazing they have really helped Barclay and us feel comfortable going to work and leaving a puppy at home
We are so happy that we have found Holty Paws. The daily photos that we receive show how much the dogs enjoy their walks. We receive a professional, yet very friendly service that is reasonably priced.
These guys are simply the best - My Wolfie is a large dog and can be quite a handful and they are simply amazing with him - would highly recommend them
Thank you, Leslie, Wolfie is a great character, he's growing up and is getting better known throughout the area. Thank you for your kind comments, The Holty Paws team
Gabby and Ian are just the best - Meg and Charlie are very energetic collies and need a lot of exercise and interaction.
After their walk yesterday, we didn't hear a peep out of them for hours, a job very well done! They are always very well looked after and the photos that are sent afterward show just how much fun they are having. Thank you so much for always been there to help us when we need you!!
Thank you Allie, We have always loved having Meg & Charlie Brown along on our walks, they are a fun and positive influence on the dogs we walk with, they fit in to all the groups we have and we really appreciate that you value the service we deliver. Kind regards The Holty Paws team
Gabriella and her team are fabulous and Mabel just adores going off on walks with her and the other dogs she has.
Holty Paws is very accommodating and flexible, often helping me out in last minute crisis. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough More...
Thank you Charlotte, Mabel is a strong character but also very loving and is a lot of fun to have around. Thank you.
We don't work standard 9 to 5. The Holy Paws team always work to fit in looking after our dog when necessary, including any special requirements if necessary. Not just professional, but incredibly caring as well. More...
Thank you so much for your kind words, Harry. We love looking after your lively lad and he's a very welcome and loved member of our group. All the other dogs love him and he's a great, positive influence on the more 'wayward' members of the walking pack!
We would recommend Gabby to anyone without hesitation. Our puppy Jilly loves her walks with her and Harvey. It’s been great for her to socialise with lots of different dogs of different ages and breeds. Gabby loves Jilly like she’s her own and we know she’s being well cared for when she’s with her. More...
Not only is Gabby professional with the services she offers, she is passionate. And to me, passion is what matters. Rudy is absolutely loving his adventures and the photos I receive from each walk make my day. Gabby came about just at the right time, and saved me from stress and worry. Now I know Rudy has amazing adventures everyday without a doubt. I can’t thank you and the Holty Paws team enough. Keep doing what you’re doing. You’re all amazing!! �� More...
our two jack russels go bonkers with excitement when Gabby or Ian come to the door , awsome professional service provided . The initial introduction we had with them was so impressive , I knew instantly they were the right ones for us . they make sure they are prepared for any situation.they have even trained in first for all the diffrent animals they care for. we are so happy when our two are in their care .I don't give the dogs a second thought while I'm away enjoying myself. it's 5 stars from siani and radar. More...
What fabulous people! These guys have looked after my two dogs (who aren’t the easiest to deal with!) a few times now and I always feel happy that they are safe and having a great time. I get photos everyday and a message telling me what they’ve been up to - they always seem a bit disappointed when I go to collect them! Seriously cannot recommend Holty Paws enough. More...
What a joy it is when Gabriella comes to call for my dog Honey. It is plain to see that after just a few walks Honey adores her. She is always so full of fun and ready for a different walk every day. She also sends videos and/or photos of their walks together. My dog is not the easiest to handle but Gabby takes everything in her stride. I am so so glad I decided to contact her. Couldn't be happier and couldn't have picked a lovlier lady. Thank you Gabby More...
Holty-paws looked after my dog when I was going to London for the day. Was great because in the summer heat I knew the best place for him was at home so Holly paws came in, took him for a walk and back to their house for some love and fun and then dropped him back tired and ready to sleep for the rest of the afternoon. Was a great seamless service and Ralph looked like he had a lot of fun. Will definitely be using them again. And there are not many people I would entrust my dogs care to. More...
A fantastic caring and professional service. Our 5 month old pup, Oscar, had a wonderful time with Gabby & Ian. They even taught him to swim! Very highly recommended!
Fabulous lady with a great passion for all creatures great and small! My Grace adores her xx
Cassie had a wonderful walk with Gabby from Holty Paws yesterday. Highly recommend this thoughtful, efficient and very professional company�
Ian 'mucky' Mccabe
We had the honour of being Holty Paws first customers on Monday. We can highly recommend them to anyone looking for a caring and dedicated dog walking service . We are sure if our two whippets could talk they would say the same . We had two very tired and happy dogs to return home to. Thank you so much Gabby More...
What a wonderful service! Holty Paws is a professional joyful company that puts your dog and you at the forefront of their business. They know that a happy dog means a happy owner. Gabriella is a pleasure to deal with, and I loved seeing photos of our dog having such a lovely time. I would highly recommend this new company for all of your pet’s needs. More...