Howard's Bristol Walkabouts

Howard

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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: 33
  • Completed bookings: 341
  • Response rate: 88%
  • 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
  • Roberta
    Roberta

    Hi Howard been a month since you’ve stopped walking our dog and still no key returned although promised a number of times. Please drop the key through by Friday 6th July. Thanks Roberta

    2nd July 2018

  • Dave
    Dave

    Howard is great, you can tell he really cares about dogs and is extremely accommodating.

    6th June 2018

  • Diccon
    Diccon

    Howard kindly acted as house sitter and dog walker for us over a long weekend - he looked after the house, watered all the plants and completely exhausted the dog with long walks every day! Happy to recommend to anyone, thanks Howard!

    23rd May 2018

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