Dog Walking and Pop In Pet Care Services
Maddie's Companion Care offers a range of pet care services both in and outside your home. Take a look to see how we can help you.
As a dog walker, this is the main service I provide. This is a great way for your dogs to use up all of their energy, whilst helping them keep fit and healthy.
I offer half hour walks and one hour walks. Each walk will be tailored to your dog's needs, from long energetic dog walks to slower strolls with older dogs and puppies.
The half hour walks are brilliant for younger dogs that are building up to their first big long walk and also gives them a much-needed toilet break during the day.
We can walk your dog on the routes of your choice, or you can let us take them to one of Colchester and Tendring area's many parks and green spaces, or even further afield to some of our favourite Essex country and coastal rambles.
All dogs will be kept on leads for a minimum of three walks, when they will then be assessed. Once content that we've accepted each other, I will ask the owner to sign an ‘off lead’ disclaimer, at which point the dog will be let off the lead when safe.
Regardless of the weather, your dog will get a walk if they are happy with it.
In Winter and very hot summer days, the one hour walks are shortened to 45 minutes. This is to allow us time to wash your dog(s) when they get home to stop mud from ruining your house or to help prevent them from getting too hot and possible getting heat stroke in the summer months. All part of the service with a smile!
This service runs between 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday. View our competitive dog walker prices for the Colchester area.
Pop In Pet Care Visits
Pop in visits are aimed more at cats and small animals, where I provide holiday cover and come to your home to feed, water, clean trays & cages and give medication to your pet if necessary.
This service typically runs between 8am - 9:30am and then again at 4:30 pm - 6pm every day including weekends when you’re away on holiday.
Each visit normally lasts between 15-30 minutes, with two visits a day, morning and evening if you choose to. During those visits, I will come and look after your pets and also take responsibility for watering all your houseplants as necessary.
I also ensure that your house looks lived-in, so I'll open and close curtains, switch lights on/off, etc. in order to deter any criminals. This should give you the peace of mind that your home is safer and everything is looked after whilst you enjoy your holidays.
Please note that this service is not appropriate for a dog when you go on holiday, as dogs are social animals and leaving them for long periods would be unfair.