Dog Walking Services
At Charlie Paws we cover many different types of dog walking. This ensures a flexible service that keeps to your dog’s routine and makes sure that their walk with us is one of the best highlights of their day.
We are covered by dog walking insurance; this covers public liability and any accidental loss of keys.
Our free consultation service will help us find the right fit for your dog within our company and make sure that all needs are met for each individual.
Most of our walks can be broken down into two categories these are group pack walks and individual walks. However any other needs can always be met as we remain entirely flexible, for example a shorter walk for a much younger puppy.
The group walks consist of anything from two to seven dogs depending on circumstances, ensuring that each group is a perfect fit for your dog, for example larger breeds together. We follow Wiltshire county council’s guidelines of no more than four dogs per walker. We also try to ensure two of us on a walk as often as possible, this maintains the safest environment for your dog. Walks take place in local dog friendly areas, which has everything from wide-open fields, lakes, woodlands and glades. With such a wide and varied area this allows us to walk safely and securely whilst providing suitable terrain for all weathers. When the temperature is very high we can walk in shaded, cool woodland. Whilst having access at all times to first aid kits and fresh water either carried on our persons or kept in our dog purpose built van.
We will collect your dog from your house in our pet purpose built van, which interior has safety harness and crates to keep your dog as safe as possible. Travel time is added on after, ensuring that your dog receives a minimum of a full hour’s exercise. Afterwards your dog is then safely returned home.
Dog Day Care Service
Paws Lodge and Office is retreat with all the home comforts, designed for all our wonderful dogs that come into our day care. Our Day Care comprises of three main areas, including our “Office” where our older dogs can relax in peace and quiet and our younger pups can sleep and relax, our “Doggy room” that leads out on to the garden, where our adolescent dogs have the opportunity to play and socialise with their friends, and our “Dog Gardens”. Our gardens are fully secured with the only access via the main secure gates. The gardens are where our dogs have the opportunity to run, play, explore and generally enjoy their day with all their friends.
During the summer months and warmer weather, we set up paddling pools, dog agility and a large gazebo where the dogs can relax and enjoy themselves in the shade. Dog have full access to water in all areas and we can feed your dogs and/or give medication to your dog’s normal routine. Doggy day-care routine starts by dogs arriving from 7.30am, once all dogs are present and correct we start the day by going for a big fun walk. We then have naptime where we offer bones / kongs and healthy snacks to allow your dog to settle. We toilet each dog at 11.00 and then at 12.00 we offer lunch for those who require it (Making sure your dog has an hour before and after eating to allow for full digestion) At 14.00 we then go back into the dog garden for another fun play time. By 15.00 the dogs are usually ready for another rest, so we retire back to the house for bones / Kong’s and healthy treats. Dogs are then collected from 15.00pm onwards.
We have a fantastic team of animal carers all fully insured, licence with dog first aid training. We are fully licensed by Wiltshire County Council – LN/000014140 and complete our annual inspections by the local dog warden each year. If you are looking for somewhere where your dog can come and play, Paws Lodge and office is the place for you. Dogs benefit from having social time with other dogs, training, exercise and most importantly doggy fun! Pop in for your free trial and let your dog make the decision for you!!
Our opening hours are 07.30-18.00, we can collect or drop of your dog in our doggy van complete with safe crates and a fan on the roof to allow for ventilation. We are open Mon-Sun and try to be as flexible with our times / day to suit your needs.
House Visit / Small Animals
House Visits are between 20 minutes to 60 minutes. These are perfect if you require one of our Animal Care Assistants to drop by and check everything is OK or to relieve your loved ones for a short toilet break, before you return.
The House visits also work especially well for our smaller clients including Cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, lizards, fish and many more. During the consultation we will outline a personalised plan to make sure all your pets needs are catered for.
Please contact us to discuss.
Pet Taxi Service
We understand that appointments such as trips to the vets or groomers can be hard to arrange on a busy schedule – that’s why at Charlie Paws we now offer a “Pet Taxi” service.
Our van is equipped with a secure open section with an anti-slip floor, large and small comfy crates and seatbelt harnesses. This allows us to cater for any breed of dog large or small. We promise to get your pet safely to its destination on time and in style.
For prices please inquire.
Pet Boarding and House Sitting
Relax in the evening in our homes, ensuring your dog feels like one of the family
Dog boarding at Charlie Paws is a home away from home experience. It is perfect for all dogs, especially ones who may have needs traditional kennels are unable to cater for. Our purpose built dog bedroom and large secure garden allows us to board dogs of any size and breed, welcoming them as part of our home and family. During the day dogs will attend Doggy Daycare for no extra cost and then can relax in the evening in our lovely doggy bedroom at Charlie’s home.
All you will need to bring with you is your dog’s food and a bed or blanket for a familiar smell. We will provide the rest.
Regular updates via photo or text message can be provided upon request. Similarly, if you would like photos of your dog’s time with us we can provide these upon your return home. Our home away from home approach to boarding has proved extremely popular and always fills up fast so please book early to avoid disappointment.
We also offer a fantastic house sitting service, where one of our Animal Care Assistance stay within your home. This has also proven a very popular service for many older dogs that may prefer the comfort of their own home and routine. Also popular for those who have several animals to look after (dogs, cats and rabbits) Please enquire for further details as we adapt this service to suit the individual needs of each client.
Leaving your horse or horses when you go away on holiday can be stressful. At Charlie Paws we aim to take that stress away. We do this by offering a wide range of livery services.
• Feeding. (hard or hay)
• Turning out / Bringing in.
• Mucking out.
• Bedding down. (straw / shavings)
• Lunge. (20 mins)
As well as this we offer a full day “am to pm.” If any other services are required please feel free to enquire, as we adapt this service for each individual client.