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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.

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13 February 2021

Dog Walking

They are just fabulous!

The care and attention they show is perfect. They go above and beyond with a lovely report on the walk complete with wonderful photos.

I couldn't ask for more. Very very happy with the service they provide.
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Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words, it means so much to us to know that our approach is making a positive difference. We have loved your boy joining us on our adventures, he's fitted in so well, so quickly. Thank you!

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15 November 2020

Dog Walking

Really really happy with this service will definitely use again

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Thank you, Jacqueline. We are so pleased that you and Dixie are happy and see the benefits of our approach to caring for your girl. We look forward to her joining us on more adventures soon.

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15 November 2020

Dog Walking

Gaby and Ian are absolutely excellent. My Labrador Parker is extremely lucky to have two such caring and understanding people to enrich his daily walks. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services. More...

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Thank you so much Penny (and Parker). We have really enjoyed walking him and are so impressed with how he has integrated himself so well into his groups and how many friends he's made with us so far. He really is a joy to have on our adventures. Thank you.

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26 October 2020

Dog Walking

My son and daughter in law, Luc and Sofia say that Ian and Holty Paws are amazing, a life saver with their young beagle Bear. They feel that Bear is loved like he was Ian's own dog and Holty Paws have also offered some fantastic advice regarding jumping and other puppy teasing problems. Bear loves his walks, so thank you so much. Peter and Françoise Higham More...

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Thank you so much! Gabby has created a wonderful service in Holty Paws so it is especially lovely to have such kind words given to us and we are so pleased that you all are seeing a benefit to Bear and both Luc & Sofia. We are very glad that you found us. Kind regards,

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17 October 2020

Dog Walking

Ian and Co have been fantastic. Ian worked with us to help us with the few problems we had with our young dog and now she has come on in leaps and bounds. From a skittish dog she is now almost bomb proof - if stubborn but there's nothing we can do about that! Her walkers all have the patience of saints.
She loves her walks and so do we as we get a morning off.
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Thank you for the kind words, Alison. Your girl is a true character and always delivers smiles to our team and anyone else we meet whilst out on our walks. We genuinely look forward to our adventures with her.

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20 June 2020

Dog Walking

Ian and Gabby are amazing! So caring, kind and very professionally organised. I'm very happy we found them they take such good care of our pup!

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Thank you so much for your really kind words, Candice. We have loved having your boy join our adventures and he has settled in really quickly with the other dogs. He reflects all the attention and hard work you have put in so far to ensure he has the very best life, we are very fortunate to be a small part in that now. Thank you.

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23 January 2020

Dog Walking

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.

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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.

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23 January 2020

Dog Walking

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.

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Your boy is such a character and really loves his time with us as we love having him with us.

9 June 2019

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...

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10 May 2019

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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 🐾

6 April 2019

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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
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22 February 2019

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gd for my dog. Very friendly. Made gd chose

18 January 2019

They are amazing they have really helped Barclay and us feel comfortable going to work and leaving a puppy at home

11 January 2019

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

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Reply from Holty Paws - Dog Walking & Bespoke Pet Care Services

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

11 January 2019

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!!
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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

11 January 2019

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...

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Thank you Charlotte, Mabel is a strong character but also very loving and is a lot of fun to have around. Thank you.

11 January 2019

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...

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Reply from Holty Paws - Dog Walking & Bespoke Pet Care Services

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!

23 August 2018

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...

12 July 2018

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...

Q&As

Since I was young I’ve always loved animals, both learning about and taking care of them. This passion comes from my home and family, having dogs, cats and rabbits since a child.

I adopted several rescue dogs that had been overlooked by others, ensuring they received love and the best care possible for their final years. Now my family and I continue this loving care; we have a couple of intrepid, confident rabbits and our young 'Splurcher' (Springer/Lurcher), Harvey, who we enjoy constant love and entertainment with due to his mischievous and fun-loving nature.

Every day with our pets is a gift. They are loving, funny and enhance every aspect of life. I began Holty Paws recently and now have the opportunity to share my love of animals with my clients to provide a unique, tailor-made service that suits the demands of you and your four-legged family members.

I am trained in pet First Aid, I am DRB-checked and also currently studying an animal psychology course, all to provide the best care possible for your pet and for your peace of mind.

I love to share my love of animals with everyone I meet, especially your pets!

I had been off work for some time and I found that after we got our dog, I was getting out more and exercising with him. I really enjoy going for walks and simply connecting with animals; they are honest, they love you unconditionally and all deserve the very best life that we can give them.

I simply wanted to have the opportunity to give back to all the pets and animals I see, to make sure they feel appreciated and cared for. We've recently started popping in to look after a couple of cats that have really strong personalities, they are so much fun and I feel it is an absolute privilege to be able to spend time with them or the dogs that I walk.

We aim to be your pet's SECOND best friend.

Your dog, your cat or rabbit or guinea pig is our client, first and foremost. We focus one hundred per cent on them when they are in our care.

For dogs, we looked at how we and most other people take them for a walk. I didn't see dog owners popping their pooches into a van to go off for a walk; they hop in a car and sit looking out of the window, usually full of anticipation, excited to see where they are being taken. That was why we decided to go for a people carrier. It's a seven-seater with privacy glass and air-conditioning.
All dogs are fitted with a Kurgo vehicle safety harness (we have different sizes). These are one of the few dog harnesses that have been rigorously crash-tested for safety. These will then buckle your dog to their own seatbelt. On their walks we will provide them with water, treats and dog toys as well as individual quick-dry dog towels. We also carry a Hozelock PortaShower for really muddy days so we can wash them off before we get back home and we've installed a battery-operated air conditioning unit so they are kept cool and comfortable when we are collecting or delivering their walking chums back to their homes.
Group walks are organised with a maximum of four dogs, each being of similar ages, fitness and temperaments to ensure all are in a great environment together.
Our Small Animal Visits suited for homes with rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, budgerigars, parrots, tortoises, fish, etc.
We will visit, giving them fresh water and food, clean out cages and hutches, even spend a little cuddling and stroking time, making sure that they are happy and healthy.
We will send updates in a little report, including photos and send them to you so you know they are all okay.
We are here to give a helping hand so can also pick up post, water plants and open and close curtains whilst you are away.
We also offer puppy visits, walks and socialisations as we well as a service that is specific to senior dogs.
We can offer a pet taxi service and also last minute, emergency care.
Please visit www.holtypaws.com for more details.

Services

We are very fortunate that we live in an area with a diverse range of suitable and safe dog walking locations. Each walk we visit has been previously investigated for its suitability for your dog.

We have parkland, beaches, woodland and meadows all within easy reach of us and we make sure that your dog experiences a different walk every day, to ensure they are stimulated and content.

We will provide them with water, treats and dog toys as well as individual quick-dry dog towels. We also carry a Hozelock PortaShower for really muddy days so we can wash them off before we get back home and we've installed a battery-operated air conditioning unit so they are kept cool and comfortable when we are collecting or delivering their walking chums back to their homes.

​We believe that most dogs enjoy the drive to their walk (ours certainly does) and so we want them all to be able to have a positive and relaxed journey, just like they do when they are travelling with you. All dogs are fitted with a Kurgo vehicle safety harness (we have different sizes). These are one of the few dog harnesses that have been rigorously crash-tested for safety. These will then buckle your dog to their own seatbelt.

Group walks are organised with a maximum of four dogs, each being of similar ages, fitness and temperaments to ensure all are in a great environment together.

We can offer variations in our dog walking service. For example, a more energetic dog can come on two consecutive group walks and for some older or travel-anxious dogs we are able to offer walks in places more local to them.

This service is suited for homes with rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, budgerigars, parrots, tortoises, fish, etc.

​​we will visit, giving them fresh water and food, clean out cages and hutches, even spend a little cuddling and stroking time, making sure that they are happy and healthy.

​We will send updates in a little report, including photos and send them to you so you know they are all okay.

​We are here to give a helping hand so can also pick up post, water plants and open and close curtains whilst you are away.

We know that older dogs may still be very willing but might not be so able. Sometimes a group walk isn't suitable and they're quite happy resting at home.
​We will visit your home whilst you're out and check on them. We can ensure they have food and water, take them out for a 'comfort break' and subtle play in your garden or even a short, individual walk.

We know that cats are often out patrolling their territory but they do still want some care and attention when you're away and many do appreciate a bit of companionship, too.

​We'll pop in to check they are healthy and give them fresh food and water. We'll clean out their litter tray and spend time cuddling and playing with them, too.

Puppies need stimulation, play and attention. They are also in need of human interaction as well as being fed and watered.

We will pop round and clean up any accidents, make sure they have food and give them fresh water.

​​Afterwards, we'll spend some time playing with them either in your home, in the garden or take them out for some socialisation.

Our service will offer all that they need for your new addition including puppy play, basic training and some hugs and cuddles whilst we are with them.

We like to give our more active dogs a little more physical exertion when we can and so at weekends we offer a group dog trek.

​These longer walks last for approximately two hours and might cover a diverse range of terrain including woodland, meadow, beaches, riverbanks and so forth.

​These walks are run by my husband, Ian, and he'll ensure he gives your dog the same love, focus and attention as I do on our weekday walks.

​As with all our walking services, we will return your dog after the've been towel-dried.

You might need your dog taken to the groomers or perhaps your cat or rabbit has an appointment at the vet. We can pick them up and take them there for you and, if necessary, stay with them, offering friendly companionship if they are a bit nervous or ill at ease.

We have travel carriers for animals like cats and small animals. We have different sized Kurgo vehicle safety harnesses for dogs. These are one of the few harnesses that have been rigorously crash-tested for safety. These will then buckle your dog to their own seatbelt. We've also got a battery-operated air conditioning unit for when we are making house calls so the car remains cool and comfortable.

​We can also visit your local pet shop or supplier and collect your pre-ordered supplies, delivering them to your home whilst you're at work, saving you the hassle of trying to fight traffic to get there before they shut.

You might be going away for a night or for a few days. you don't want to put your pet into a boarding kennels or a cattery. Some pets are just more comfortable staying in your own home.

We can offer an 'at home' overnight pet sitting service that will ensure your best friend remains comfortable in a place they know well whilst you're away. We know this works because this is what we do when we have to go away!

We will come to your home by an agreed time and ensure your cat, rabbit, hamster or dog is settled with play, exercise, a walk and then fed. In the morning we will walk them (if it's a dog, for example) and give them their breakfast and ensure they are settled before leaving them for an agreed number of hours.

(You can bolt on our 'Day Care' service to this one, if this works best for you and your pet.)

There are some dogs that may suffer from separation anxiety, others (such as younger dogs) might need more interaction. Either way, it is inadvisable to leave your dog for more than 3-4 hours at a time.

This is where our day care service comes to your aid.

We can come and collect your dog and he can stay with us on all our adventures during the day including joining us on our group walks.

​When we're not out and about they can rest or have a few cuddles and playtime. All the while, you know that they aren't getting worried or chewing on some furniture. We can even send you updates during their day with us!

We all know how it goes, you've got everything planned down to the 'enth' degree and then you get broadsided with something unexpected and no time to change your plans.

It could be a delayed train, having to work late or having to take a family member to the hospital. It could be any of these things and more. Whatever the reason, you still need to ensure that your pet gets the care they need.

As parents, we at Holty Paws are very aware of this and so we want to be able to put your mind at rest whilst you take care of your emergency.

We can come in to your home, look after your pets, making sure they are fed, watered and exercised.

We are here to give you a helping hand when you need it most.

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