​​​Take The Lead - Professional Dog Walking & Pet Services in Blackpool

Dog Walking:

We offer fully insured dog walks in small groups, up to a 6* dog limit (*dog walking insurance maximum), or 1-2-1 walks where necessary. All walks are GPS tracked & recorded. Dogs are collected in an uncaged, climate controlled van with no bulkhead (so they have fresh air & light). Walks are always substantial (typical walk is around 4km) in an open space for a full hour, collection and drop off times are not taken from the walk - so they always get a full hours exercise. 

All dogs are given a free trial walk prior to being taken on, this gives me a chance to meet the owner, discuss details of the dog/dogs, see myself how they respond to other dogs/people/myself, and gives me an idea which of my clients would be suited to be walked with.

All dogs will be walked on lead (provided) and only let off lead with the owners consent and when i am comfortable the dog can be let off lead - this is rarely during the first week.

All dogs will be returned from their walk, towelled down if needed (please note that they might not be perfectly dry or clean - although I towel as much as possible) any necessary details will be passed to the owner. If owners are not present on return, I will make sure there is enough water and that surroundings are suitable before leaving the home securely locked.

Take The Lead - Professional Dog Walking & pet services in Blackpool, pet sitting, dog boarding

Please note, aggressive dogs will not be walked with others, see details below for private walks.

Private Dog Walks:

If any dogs have issues that mean they can not walk with others, or simply require a 1-to-1 walk, then if available i will walk them separately. This is subject to a premium rate and by advance booking only.

Home Boarding:
Home boarding is the perfect solution for when owners go away on holiday and want a safe and comfortable environment for their pets to stay. *This service is only available to dogs that I walk regularly, or those that i am familiar with.
Boarding is exclusive to dog/s from one owner at any one time, and those that board will join daily walks - subject to their age & ability. During their stay, dogs will not be caged, and will have direct access to a safe & fully enclosed garden. All dogs boarding with me must come with up to date inoculations, must have had a vet recommended flea treatment within the last month, must come with consent for treatment at their own vets (in case of emergency), and must come with any medications and usual brand of food.

It is recommended that dogs are comfortable sleeping downstairs, as they will not be allowed upstairs to sleep in a bedroom.

Cat Visits:
The ideal solution for cats when the owner is away. Daily(normally) visits are made to your home, bowls cleaned and replenished with fresh food & fresh water. Litter trays are also emptied, cleaned & refilled with fresh litter, finally cats are fussed before leaving your home securely locked. 
My rates cover up to 3 cats in one home, if you have higher numbers then please request a price.

Light domestic duties are sometimes requested, such as watering plants and putting lights on or bins out - please feel free to ask.

Small Animal Visits:

Just the same as Cat visits, except this service is for smaller pets, such as a caged bird, fish tank, hamster cage etc...