Dog Walker: Blackdown Dogs

Dog Walker Serving Honiton, Dunkeswell, Hemyock, Culmstock, Monkton & Yarcombe

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The Booking Process

Dog Walking Fees:
    • £10 for an hour's walk for one dog.
    • £5 for each additional dog from the same household.

This page is to guide you if you are new to hiring a dog walker, and here I'll try to explain the sequence of events from the point of your enquiry to me actually taking your dog out.

Hiring me to assist with walking your dog obviously begins with you getting in contact with me, and this is best done by e-mail. Texting is preferable to phoning as I may be busy and unable to answer, or simply in an area with no mobile coverage.

In your initial enquiry, it would be useful if you let me know where you live (a street name or village is probably enough at this stage) and some idea of what time you would like your pet walked, and on what days.

On receipt of the enquiry, I will deal with it (normally in the evening) and then get a reply back to you with any information you have requested, along with whether I may be available at the time & dates you indicate.

When we are both happy with things, we can move on to the next stage, which is to arrange to visit you and your dog. This can be in your own home (preferred) or a public place if you would rather. I will turn up with identification, and various bits of paper you may wish to see - this meeting is entirely without obligation and obviously without charge. If you then decide you'd like me to walk your dog, I will ask you some questions about it such as health, and vet details if you have one, and depending on the dog's temperament and reaction to me, I may suggest I take it out for a walk, again free of charge, to see how things go.

For your information, the law says your dog should:
    • Be microchipped & registered by 8 weeks of age.
    • Wear a collar & tag bearing your contact details when in a public place.

There is some paperwork we should deal with:

    The Veterinary Release Form
Should your dog become injured or sick whilst in my care, this form allows me to take your dog to the nearest vet (if not yours) and gives your written permission for the vet to perform any emergency treatment necessary, if I am unable to contact you.

    The Dog Details Form
This records basic details about your dog for my future reference.

    The Job Details Form
This describes the work I'll be doing for you and details about payment.

    The Terms & Conditions
These define our obligations to each other - standard business practice.

A copy of any of the above completed forms will be offered to you for your reference.

Once all has been agreed and you are still happy for me to exercise your dog (and I haven't been licked to death or eaten), all that remains is to let me have access to a key so that I can collect your dog around the appointed time and take it out. Obviously if you are going to be home, no key is required.

Finally, payment:
I am quite flexible as to how payments can be made, and how often. If I'm walking your dog regularly, then you can pay weekly or monthly if you wish. Cash, cheque & direct transfer (BACS) are all acceptable means of payment. If I am only walking your dog on odd occasions, you may be happier paying cash as and when a walking takes place, but this can be discussed.

    Andy Westcott - Blackdown Dogs dog walking service.

Home Page  •  About Me  •  > Booking Me <  •  The Walks  •  Pet Sitting

E-mail me:
(preferred method of contact)

Text me:
(plain text only please)
07984 954 439

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