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Charlie & Friends: Premier Dog Walkers, Cat Sitters, and Pet Sitters in Manchester

Since launching in 2017, Charlie & Friends has redefined excellence in dog walking, cat sitting, pet sitting, and more, across Manchester and Salford. Our unwavering dedication to premier pet care, rooted in a profound love for animals and a commitment to their wellbeing, positions us as the leading choice for pet owners seeking unparalleled service.

Tailored Dog Walking Services That Set the Pace

Every dog is unique, which is why our dog walking services are specifically designed to cater to the individual needs and preferences of your pet. Our dog walkers are rigorously vetted, undergoing a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and comprehensive first aid training tailored to canines. Ongoing professional development ensures our team leads the pack in pet care standards. Discover how we guarantee a safe and enjoyable walk for your dog every time on our Dog Walking service page.

Comprehensive Pet Sitting in the Comfort of Your Home

Our Cat Sitting and Pet Sitting services are uniquely designed to ensure your pets remain comfortable in their own environment while you're away. We understand the importance of maintaining a familiar setting for your pets, which is why every visit is conducted in your home. Just like our dog walkers, every cat sitter and pet sitter undergoes a thorough vetting process, including a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and specific training tailored to the unique needs of the pets they care for. Customised care plans are meticulously crafted to ensure your pet's dietary and routine needs are seamlessly met, maintaining a consistent and loving environment. Dive deeper into how we bring peace of mind to pet owners with our in-home care on our Cat Sitting service page and Pet Sitting service page.

 

Specialised Services for Every Pet's Needs

  • Pet Taxi: Ensuring your pet gets to where they need to be, safely and on time. Whether it's a vet appointment or a grooming session, our Pet Taxi service page has all the details.

  • Puppy Visits: Tailored visits to help break up your puppy's day, offering playtime, feeding, and some early training. Our Puppy Visits service page explains how we can support your puppy's development.

  • Dog Home Visits: Ideal for dogs that thrive in their home environment, our visits provide them with the care and attention they need while you're away. Find out more on our Dog Home Visits service page.

 

Driven by a Passion for Pets

At the heart of Charlie & Friends is a core belief that every animal deserves love and expert care. This philosophy not only drives our commitment to excellence but also inspires us to share the joy of our work with a wider audience. Celebrate the pets we care for and the stories that make our work so rewarding by joining us on Instagram or visiting our Blog.

Discover What Our Clients Say

The proof of our passion and professionalism is best heard through the voices of those we've served. For firsthand accounts of the difference Charlie & Friends has made, we invite you to read the stories on our Testimonials page.

 

Your Questions, Answered

Have questions? We've got answers. From service details to how we match your pet with the perfect carer, our comprehensive FAQ page covers it all, ensuring you feel confident and informed when choosing Charlie & Friends.

 

Meet Our Dedicated Team

Behind every happy pet is our team of dedicated professionals. Get to know the passionate individuals who make it all happen in our "Meet The Team" section below. Their expertise and love for animals are what set Charlie & Friends apart.

 

Get in Touch for Your Pet Care Needs

At Charlie & Friends, we're always eager to welcome new members to our family. If you're considering our services and have enquiries about how we can specifically cater to your pet's needs, please don't hesitate to get in touch through our Contact Us page. For general questions and more information about our services, our comprehensive FAQ page is available to provide you with immediate answers, ensuring you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your pet.

Why Charlie & Friends Stands Apart

Choosing Charlie & Friends means partnering with a team that sees pet care as more than a service—it's our calling. Our extensive experience, commitment to ongoing education, and dedication to pet safety and happiness set us apart in the Manchester and Salford pet care scene. Explore our unique approach and the full range of services we offer, including Dog Walking, Cat Sitting, Pet Sitting, Pet Taxi, Puppy Visits, and Dog Home Visits, to understand why we're the best choice for your pet care needs.

Meet The Team
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Meet The Team

Scott, Company Director

From a young age, Scott was destined to become a beacon of compassion and expertise in the pet care industry. His formative years were spent immersed in the care of family dogs and assisting with his sister's army of 20 Pomeranians, laying a solid foundation for his future. This early passion for animal welfare blossomed into the establishment of Charlie & Friends in 2017, a testament to his lifelong commitment to enhancing the lives of pets and their owners in Manchester and Salford.


At the helm of Charlie & Friends, Scott exemplifies what it means to be a leader in professional pet care and dog walking services. His profound understanding of dog behaviour and communication, bolstered by his certification in canine first aid, sets a high standard for pet care excellence. Scott's approach, characterised by patience, kindness, and unwavering competence, has earned him the trust and loyalty of countless clients. It's his hands-on, heartfelt approach that ensures every pet is treated with the utmost care and professionalism.


Under Scott's guidance, Charlie & Friends has become synonymous with premier pet care services in Manchester. From bespoke in-home pet sitting and cat sitting to tailored dog walking services, Scott's commitment to meeting the diverse needs of Manchester's pet owners is unmatched. His ability to handle a wide array of pet care tasks, regardless of their complexity, underscores the versatility and reliability of Charlie & Friends as the go-to source for trusted, dog walkers, cat sitters, pet sitters, and comprehensive pet care solutions.


Recognising that pets are cherished family members, Scott and the team at Charlie & Friends prioritise creating a safe, loving environment for every animal in their care. This commitment is not just a professional mandate but a personal one for Scott, who treats each pet as if it were his own. The trust and satisfaction of our clients are paramount, and we invite you to explore our Testimonials page to read firsthand accounts of the positive impact Scott and Charlie & Friends have had on their lives.

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Freya, Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Freya's journey into professional pet care is a story of genuine passion and dedication. Raised on the vibrant landscapes of her family's farm, she developed a deep-seated love for animals from a very young age. This early exposure to a variety of animals laid the groundwork for her career, equipping her with a broad understanding of animal needs and behaviours. At Charlie & Friends, Freya brings this rich background to the forefront, offering unmatched care and attention to every pet she looks after.

With a life richly intertwined with animals, including her cherished horses and the family dog, Freya's approach to pet care is both knowledgeable and heartfelt. Her expertise isn't just in the technical aspects of animal care but also in her ability to connect on a personal level with pets. This blend of professional skill and personal touch ensures that, regardless of which team member provides the service, your pet receives compassionate and competent care under the Charlie & Friends banner.

 

At Charlie & Friends, our mission is to provide the highest standard of pet care in Manchester. Freya embodies this mission through her daily actions and commitment. Her adaptability to meet the diverse needs of pets, coupled with her dedication to their well-being, makes her an invaluable asset to our team. While clients may not choose their pet sitter directly, they can rest assured knowing that Freya, like all our team members, represents the best in professional pet care services.

 

Choosing Charlie & Friends means entrusting your pet to a team that views their care as more than just a job. It's a responsibility we take to heart. Freya, as part of our dedicated team, plays a crucial role in delivering the compassionate, professional pet care we're known for. Whether it's dog walking, in-home cat sitting and pet sitting, or any of our other services, you can be confident that your pet is in capable and caring hands.

Danny, Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

At the core of Charlie & Friends' commitment to providing unparalleled pet care in Manchester, Danny exemplifies our values. His journey in pet care is driven by a profound passion for animals and an unwavering dedication to their well-being. With a wealth of experience, Danny embodies the dedication and expertise that we pride ourselves on. His capability to cater to pets of various species and sizes with meticulous care ensures that every pet receives the highest standard of happiness and health.

Danny's expertise extends beyond merely walking dogs or overseeing pets. His volunteer work at local shelters has endowed him with a deep understanding of patience, empathy, and positive reinforcement. This experience enables him to connect with pets on a meaningful level, ensuring a nurturing and supportive environment for them to flourish. It's this unique blend of skills and understanding that makes Danny an invaluable member of our professional pet care team.

At Charlie & Friends, we recognise that leaving your pets in someone else's care can be daunting. That's why we ensure that all our team members, including Danny, are equipped to provide your pets with the love and attention they deserve. Whether it's through our dog walking service or our professional in-home cat sitting and pet sitting offerings, we're dedicated to maintaining your pet's happiness and health while you're away. Our approach is tailored to meet the individual needs of your pets, providing you with peace of mind knowing they're in capable hands.

Opting for Charlie & Friends means entrusting your pets to a team that's renowned for its commitment to quality and reliability. While clients may not select individual employees, our rigorous selection and training process ensures that every team member, like Danny, meets our high standards. This collective expertise and dedication make us Manchester's premier choice for cat sitting, pet sitting and dog walking services. Our mission is to ensure that every pet we care for receives the best possible attention, making your time away from them as worry-free as possible.

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Our Partners

As a reputable company, we’ve built relationships with numerous developments across Manchester and Salford. We’re proud to provide our services on their resident services websites and concierge apps.

 

We’re currently partnered with:

GreenGate Manchester

Burlington House

Chapel Wharf

Pomona Wharf

Oxbow

 

We’re always looking to partner with more developments, so please get in touch if you’d like us to feature on your resident services website or concierge app.

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