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: 32
  • Completed bookings: 321
  • Response rate: 89%
  • 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
  • María
    María

    This has been the fourth time we chose Howard. He is amazing doing his job and my dog, Cooper, loves him. He always stays in our place and makes our leaving easier. I totally recommend him for dog boarding as he is the best. Thanks again Howard!!!

    22nd April 2018

  • Samantha
    Samantha

    Howard has spent the last week house sitting for us to look after my dog Charlie, he has done a wonderful job looking after my boy & our house, he kept us updated with how Charlie has been all week, I was amazed at how relaxed Charlie was on my return as he is usually so over excited to see me ! showing he had clearly had a holiday as well, the house was so clean & tidy which was wonderful, I can't recommend Howard enough & will be using him on any other holiday we have in the future.

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  • Chris
    Chris

    Reliable and my dog seems to love his walks

    15th March 2018

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