How much do you charge?
See our pricing page for general prices but for a tailored package please give us a call on 07825 183242
How many dogs are walked at any one time?
whoswalkingme.co.uk believes dogs have more fun if they can play and interact with other dogs. Groups are carefully selected with breed, age, sex and personality in mind and can be discussed with the owner beforehand. We follow all guidelines set out by the council or landowners.
Will I meet my dog walker?
Gayle will carry out an initial meet and greet so that we can allocate the right dogs to the right walkers and packs.
Do you arrange picking up and dropping off the dogs?
We collect your dog from your home/place of work at an agreed time set by you and then return them after their walk.
Are you insured?
Yes. whoswalkingme.co.uk is fully insured, this includes key cover. Feel free to ask to see a copy of our insurance certificate.
Do I need to be home when you collect or drop off my dog?
No. Most clients are comfortable sharing a set of keys with whoswalkingme.co.uk to enable us to collect and drop off your dog even if you are not home.
Do you do off-hours walking?
Yes, but please contact us to discuss.
What do I do if I need to cancel?
For Walks, please use the online system and cancellations can be made up to 13 hours before the walk or telephone giving at least 24 hours’ notice, for no charges to apply. In the event you need to cancel on the same day then call 07825 183242. Should we be unable to access your property as arranged to carry out the walk then the service will be charged as normal. Please note that boarding deposits and full payments are non refundable and non transferable. However should you wish to cancel after a non refundable deposit has been paid, you can do so giving us 7 days notice before the commencement of the booking to avoid paying the remainder of the balance.
What do you do in case of an emergency?
In the unlikely event of an emergency, we will immediately call and notify you. In the original consultation, we ensure that we have all the family emergency contact details. If veterinary assistance is needed, we will take your dog to your named vet or, depending on the circumstances, to the nearest possible one.
Will my dog be supervised at all times?
Yes. Your dog will be under constant supervision by one of whoswalkingme.co.uk experienced dog walkers, and will NEVER be left unattended.
Where do you walk?
We will cater to your dog’s needs and current walking locations including, but not limited to: Crickley Hill, Brizen Fields, Dowdswell, Leckhampton Hill, Cleeve Hill. In addition we now have access to 92 acres of private farm land and all of these mentioned walks, are safe and away from traffic however if you feel you dog would be better suited to a walk elsewhere, then we will try to accommodate this.
My dog has not been spayed or neutered, can he/she still be walked?
This can discussed in the initial consultation, each dog will be considered separately but we reserve the right to refuse any dog.
Do you take bitches in season?
No. It is whoswalkingme.co.uk policy to never take a bitch which is in season.
What security measures do you have?
Your key will be kept secure and away from personal information and no key can be identified to any property. In the event of your key being lost or stolen we will advise you immediately. Your personal information will never be sold or discussed with any 3rd parties in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
What happens if my dog doesn’t get on with another dog?
We carefully select which dogs will walk together, if we find an imbalance within the group we will switch accordingly and inform you of our decision. We want all of our dogs to enjoy their walk.
We just got a puppy and we both work, what services do you provide for a puppy?
Puppies usually have to go out every 2-3 hours. For example if you are gone for 8 hours, we will come over twice during the day and let the puppy out, feed and cuddle the puppy. Having a dog walker for a puppy makes training much easier, we will work with your puppy to heel, sit, stay, etc. We will also be able to introduce them to other dogs, once they have received their vaccinations.
How do you transport the dogs to the walk location?
We have fully insured vans, which have dog guard and cages fitted. Each cage has non slip mats to make the journey to the walk as safe as possible.
I only require occasional walks for my dog, not every week or every day, can you help?
Yes. We are happy to provide services as and when you require, assuming we have diary availability. We recommend that you give as much notice as possible.
My dog can be aggressive with other dogs or people and he has to wear a muzzle, can you still walk him?
Not during our group walks as they are not suitable for an aggressive dog to be on. Other solutions may be available so please contact us for more information.
Do you offer your services on the weekends and bank holidays?
Yes, however this may impact our price structure, please contact us for details.
Can dogs stay with you?
We currently have a limited number of spaces for Day Care and In house dog boarding, contact us for more details
What happens in Bad weather?
We get wet!! We will clean and dry your dog off as much as possible and we have a doggy jet wash on board the van. We do ask that you leave out a towel out to help us dry them off.
Do you walk dogs off the lead?
It depends on what you want- but generally yes! If your dog is a little bit rusty on their recall then we can keep them on a long lead and let them run and play in safety! We will only let your dog off lead once we have written consent and it is safe to do so.
Can you administer my pet’s medication?
Whoswalkingme.co.uk are happy to administer medication for your pet(s), in accordance with your written instructions.
Do your services cater for all dog breeds?
We take each dog on its own merit and not on reputation of particular breeds. We meet all dogs before we walk them and each new dog is subject to a trial period. Any instances of aggressive behaviour will be investigated and we reserve the right to refuse to walk any dog.
Do you use Dog Trackers?
We now have a number of GPS pet trackers available to use on more nervous dogs giving us live real time locations when needed. These trackers are for our benefit and involve no extra charge to you. If you wish us to use your own tracker then your can purchase one through our Partners page on our website.
How We Start
Whoswalkingme.co.uk was launched by Gayle in 2017 and has grown from strength to strength, adapting to our pet owners needs.
In 2019 Whoswalkingme.co.uk became one of Cheltenham’s first fully insured 5 Star council licenced boarding establishments.
As well as home from home boarding, puppy and pet visits we offer individual and group dog walks on 92 acres of private land.
In 2020 we expanded to bring in “Whoswalkingme Too” and in 2021 we have launched “Now Whoswalkingme”, increasing our pack to cope with increasing demands for our services.
Despite our growing size we want to make sure that our services are not effect and it still remains our priority to make sure that your pets are treated as you would treat them, with love, care, respect and fun.
Not only are we Cheltenham’s premier Dog Walkers but we also offer the following services. But if it’s not listed then we are happy to discuss your personal needs and create a bespoke service for you