The Happy Howler

The Happy Howler

The Happy Howler is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019

The Happy Howler locationMarina Crescent, Cannock, Staffordshire

(23 Reviews)

Here in the heart of Cannock Chase, me and my partner offer dog walking, doggy day care and dog boarding. Both growing up with dogs large and small and regularly dog sitting for friends and family, in the beginning of 2016 we decided to turn out hobby into a business. We are both DBS checked and insured with experience and excellent references.

Our dog walks are tailored to your pet as we are luckily in an area with lots of space. For social dogs we can utilise an area called the Skelly, for short walks the Bluey and for long hikes we are on the door step of Cannock Chase.

With our home boarding service you can leave the stress of kennels far behind as we immerse your pet within our household, where they will become temporary family members whilst you are away. We give treats, play fetch until our arms hurt or maybe your dog is more partial to cuddles.

Before the stay we will offer a meet and greet where you can come and see our home, we can learn your dogs routine and get to know them better.

For the safety and security of all dogs we only accept multiple bookings of an existing pack e.g. Dogs that are regularly socialised or dogs living together

So get in touch today.

  • Telephone: 07960 282086
  • Founded: 2016
The Happy Howler Reviews

The Happy Howler Reviews


Review of The Happy Howler by Rosy Mckeown
5 13/07/2018 Rosy Mckeown

Robbie spent his first holiday with Karla and Chris recently for a week. It was his first long break away from home so I was quite anxious, but absolutely needn't have been. He was looked after just as well as he is at home and even had a paddling pool to cool down in during the hot weather. I was kept informed with texts, which put my mind at rest so I could enjoy my holiday without worrying. Karla's enthusiasm for dogs shines through and Robbie was so obviously happy there that he returned for a day a week later and will continue to do so. Many thanks to both Karla and Chris.

Review of The Happy Howler by Jo
5 24/05/2018 Jo

We have used The Happy Howler’s services for over a year now. Our anxious dog who doesn’t like to be left on her own loves being with Karla and Chris. I would highly recommend them!

Review of The Happy Howler by Michelle Tromans
5 Michelle Tromans

This morning picked up my 16 month old Labrador, still a puppy and it’s seems will never grow up lol. He has a bit of a wood floor phobia which came from nowhere, and Karla and Chris came up with a brilliant idea of putting blankets and carpets down so he could move around without thinking. We have now taken this on board at home, fingers crossed it works for us. Karla and Chris have a passion and loads of patience for dogs, they definitely needed it with mine �. Nothing was to much trouble and this says a lot about them. We had daily updates and pics on his antics, many by all accounts, and this made our holiday worry free. My Charlie has come home a happy doggy and has had a fun time on his holiday too, home from home.

Review of The Happy Howler by Terri Dangerfield
5 Terri Dangerfield

Karla and Chris were fantastic with our mad little staffie lulu. They kept us updated daily with photos and walk logs. I can't recommend them enough. Lulu was extremely happy in there care and it's nice for her to go to a home from home rather than kennels. Thank you guys for your fantastic care for lulu. Xx

Review of The Happy Howler by Sara-Jane Lappage
5 Sara-Jane Lappage

Recently boarded Casey with Karla and Chris and was very impressed with the service. Casey was happy and very well cared for, and I received regular updates and photos. I hope to use the service again. Thanks Karla and Chris.

Review of The Happy Howler by Sophie Dawn
5 Sophie Dawn

Really pleased with all the love, fuss and care butch had during his stay. Karla and Chris made me feel reassured about leaving butch in their care.They also sent me lots of thoughtful messages, pics and videos throughout his stay, and he defo looked Like he was loving life. I couldn't recommend these guys enough and will defo be booking with you again thanks so much sophie and butch xx

Review of The Happy Howler by Mathew Thomas Taylor
5 Mathew Thomas Taylor

Absolutely fantastic service my dog didn't want to come home he has spent the passed few days staring at the door waiting to go back ha ha

After using the happy howler we won't go to no one else

Review of The Happy Howler by Kaytee N Rob Jukes
5 Kaytee N Rob Jukes

Fab service would highly recommend. I felt at ease on holiday knowing my fur baby was being well looked after 🖒🖒🖒

Review of The Happy Howler by Tracey Swinderman
5 Tracey Swinderman

Meka my 11year old lab stayed with Karla+Chris for the first time last night. She was so happy there. I had plenty of updates+photos from Karla to put my mind at ease. We have booked her in for 10 days in May. I know I can relax on my holiday while Meka is on hers.

Review of The Happy Howler by Caroline Michele
5 Caroline Michele

I was so pleased that we have finally found someone we can trust to have my dog whilst we are away.

This is a professional service to which is also a homely environment that any pet owner would want whilst leaving there pets with another.
Really great communication whilst I was away with picture and video updates, just enough to uphold reassurance that everything was okay.

After using other services previously, this by far is the best. Thanks so much �

Review of The Happy Howler by Sharna Sivorn
5 Sharna Sivorn

Buddy has has a lovely play day and trial night in preparation for his 15 night stay, I'm sure he will have a fabulous 2 week stay with Karla & Chris. Considering Buddy has never stayed with anyone else before, Karla & Chris have put us at ease... so happy that he will be home from home with lots of cuddles �

Review of The Happy Howler by Alison Timms
5 Alison Timms

We've never left Kira before so we were really anxious but Karla gave us regular updates as to how well Kira had settled a first rate service and I would definitely use Happy Howlers again and recommend her service to my friends

Review of The Happy Howler by Andrea Dewis
5 Andrea Dewis

Very friendly, professional and accommodating to our 7 month old Labrador Rufus.
He had a great time and came back after a full days stay with the happy howler exhausted ��� (never known for our bundle of energy)
First class service and would recommend. Thank you again

Review of The Happy Howler by Jeni Hughes
5 Jeni Hughes

Vinnie my boxer loves his walks with karla. And I love how she keep me up to date of his progress and anything that has happened on his walk. X thank you for all you do x

Review of The Happy Howler by Johnnkim Hogarth
5 Johnnkim Hogarth

What a fabulous weekend lola has had, she's been spoilt rotten and loved lots.. The lovely thing was the regular texts with updates on how lola was settling in, on her appetite even her toilet activity lol... I will not be worried about leaving lola ever again... I know what hard work lola can be with her being high energy so Karl and Chris I can definitely say you've earned every penny��.. You'll need a break now.. Thanx once again xx

Review of The Happy Howler by Abi Langston
5 Abi Langston

Ralph had a lovely time it was his first time away from us but he soon settled in even with all the thunder and lightning Karla and Chris updated us with photos and messages so we knew he was all ok.

Review of The Happy Howler by Christie O'Dowd
5 Christie O'Dowd

Karla was fantastic. She looked after our dog at last minute due to a issue and our dog couldn’t have been happier. She’s come home a little love struck pining for Hugo! Highly recommended will defiantly be first call in the future

Review of The Happy Howler by Ange Andre
5 Ange Andre

My girls went for doggy day care following a meet and greet. Karla is very much dog oriented and honest, she kept me informed that one of my girls was not settling but later in the day she did settle down and she will hopefully become more used to a different environment in time.
The girls appeared happy with their stay with both Karla & Chris and they look forward to seeing you again soon ��

Review of The Happy Howler by Tahnya Harper
5 Tahnya Harper

Absolutely amazing! Couldn’t ask for a better lady. My dogs have loved their walks and had a constant stream of photos and videos whilst away. Constantly updated and even goes one step further and hovered/moped when needed (my dogs malt like no tomorrow �) would recommend Karla all day long!

Review of The Happy Howler by Jody Thacker
5 Jody Thacker

I had a good feeling on the settling in visit and Jasper was cared for perfectly during his stay there. He was a very happy chappy when I collected him. I Thoroughly recommend the happy howler for a company who provide an individualised home from home service for dogs. Thank you both.

Review of The Happy Howler by Rosy Mckeown
5 Rosy Mckeown

I had been let down twice before I found Karla but am now so grateful that I was. She is obviously passionate about dogs in general and understanding of them as individual personalities, so I had no reservations from the start about leaving Robbie, my Westie, with her. It was the first time he had been anywhere for a whole week and I received daily texts to let me know how he was doing - including being cooked a chicken breast as a treat, which he doesn't get at home😀. He had long daily walks and slept on the sofa with another boarding dog, without his usual creep up the stairs in the early hours, although this was an option for him. He had such a good time I don't think he really wanted to come home. In fact, he then returned to Karla and Chris for a random day a week later and ran inside without a backward glance. I have already recommended the service to several people and Robbie (that's him on the photo) will definitely be a regular visitor.

Review of The Happy Howler by Helen Hewkin
5 Helen Hewkin

Would like to say a massive thank you to Karla & Chris for looking after my dog Khaleesi for 8 days. She has been well looked after,had great walks and loads of love.Would highly recommend them to look after your pets cause they do a great job and we are that pleased we have booked Karla to have Khaleesi for 18days in Nov

Review of The Happy Howler by Elizabeth Sutton
5 Elizabeth Sutton

lovely lady who has an amazing passion for dogs and the care of dogs.. she took care of our collie Alfie for us last week whilst we was away he has come back the most happiest pup ever!! he was abit obedient when we left him and he has come back a completely different doggy.. we feel like we have had care and training to him all in one.. she kept us updated every single day on how he was and kept us posted with pics of him! couldn't be anymore happier she deserves more than 5*s xx

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The Happy Howler Location

2 Marina Cres, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 4JL, UK

The Happy Howler Q&A

The Happy Howler Q&A

What do you love most about your job?

All the different dogs. It’s like owning 25 dogs!

What inspired you to start your own business?

I actually started doing this for free for family and friends in 2015. After a while I was getting more and more recommendations and decided to start it up as a business.

Why should our clients choose you?

I’m fully insured and licensed, I’m 5 star rated and you’ll see just meeting me how much I care for my Howlers!

Services provided by The Happy Howler

The Happy Howler Services

Dog walking

1 hour or 30 minutes

Dog boarding

Fully licensed and insured £20 per night

Doggy Day Care

£16 per day

  • Telephone: 07960 282086
  • Founded: 2016

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