Howard's Bristol Walkabouts

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About howard

Hey! Thanks for visiting my profile. I'm Howard, and I'm doing this after quitting my boring office job last year to work with dogs. So I switched from using this site as an owner to a walker and although it took a few months to get going I am now happy to say I'm a full time dog walker/sitter and dedicated to it. I love this job!

Rain or shine I'll never let you down. I love the outdoors and spending time with my gang of four legged friends. I am patient, experienced and understanding with dogs. I carry a rucksack with water, toys, emergency kit and towels at all times and my car is insured for dog transportation purposes.

Previously, I'd volunteered as a walker at rescue centres before and always grew up around dogs so I didn't begin this job without experience. More recently, I found myself with a dog of my own whom I picked up off the street in Romania when she was just about a month old.

Long walks with active breeds are a speciality of mine - Blaise Castle, Stoke Park, Leigh Woods, Ashton Court & Snuff Mills are all frequent haunts of ours.

Currently my schedule puts me at Blaise Castle every Mon-Fri lunchtime for a long (2 hour+) walk. I have space for another dog or two for this awesome 4 mile trek around the grounds. If you want a healthy and happy dog this walk is highly recommended.

I am also available to do house-sitting rather than boarding for your dog. It's less disruptive for your dog(s) if they get to stay in their home environment whilst their humans are away. I have done this many times for existing clients and some of the reviews below mention this. I offer home boarding to existing clients.

I'm available for house-sitting and walking 7-days per week. Dog day care is tricky due to my walking schedule but if you have a particularly active and social dog who could join us for a day of walking then he/she would have an amazing time.

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Credentials
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 26
  • Completed bookings: 240
  • Response rate: 92%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Moderate
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
Availability
If you have special time requirements, simply let Howard know.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: Two
  • Outdoor space: Garden, Terrace / Patio
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Vinita
    Vinita

    Howard is great. We wanted a few days away and needed a dog-sitter. We contacted Howard a few weeks in advance and he came and had an introductory chat. We arranged fork Bandit to have a one hour walk, a couple of lunchtime walks and a whole day care before we left Bandit with Howard for six days and five nights. Howard stayed in our house with Bandit. He kept in contact while we were away and we were completely happy that Bandit was in safe hands, having a great time. We came back to happy dog and a clean and tidy house. We will certainly use Howard's services again.

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  • Ben
    Ben

    Howard has been amazing, our dog Coco has a fantastic time on his walks and always comes back tired and happy. He is very helpful and always reliable.

    15th October 2017

  • Kate
    Kate

    Always great!

    13th October 2017

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