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: 22
  • Completed bookings: 192
  • Response rate: 94%
  • 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
  • Helen
    Helen

    My dog fly had a lovely day with Howard. They did everything Howard told me he would and Fly was thoroughly exhausted after her special day

    15th September 2017

  • Roberta
    Roberta

    Howard is excellent. I was dubious as I didn't have a word of mouth reference but Howard provided three. He is professional, clear and reliable. Howard stepped in last minute after we had been let down by a 'doggy hotel' and stayed over at our home for the majority of two weeks. Howard understood Juno's needs, Juno is a young busy Dalmatian. She had loads of fun, long walks and we came back to a calmer and happier dog. PS we really appreciated the updates. We will definitely use Howard again and probably some walking services before he gets too booked up! Roberta and Andrew

    + More 5th September 2017

  • Paul
    Paul

    Howard was a very reliable and enthusiastic DogBuddy: regular updates, lots of walking and a good time had by our dog, Clarence, while we were away. Thoroughly recommended and we will be using Howard again. Paul

    18th August 2017

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