All About Charlie & Friends

Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters in Manchester
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We pride ourselves on providing one of the best dog walking and pet care services in Manchester, Salford, and Stockport. We’re told we're amazing at what we do (we know we are too) and the pets we take care of absolutely love us. They look forward to seeing us each and every time. From dog walkers to cat sitters to pet sitters, we've got you covered!

When it comes to dog walking, a dog is just like you and us, so the safety and wellbeing of every dog in our care is always our top priority. We complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check on our dog walkers before they start working with us. As part of our initial training process, we ensure that every dog walker completes a canine first aid course. Our dog walkers also complete various optional canine-related CPD qualifications and receive on-the-job training throughout their career. It is our belief that every dog walker in the pet services industry should receive adequate training and actively complete additional qualifications to support their role as standard. It's also good to know that our business insurance provides cover for accidents and injuries to animals, and public liability.

 

There is literally no better place than the great outdoors-and only the best park walks for our gang. On every walk, we exercise those senses, we stimulate those minds, we socialise, and we play games. We always reward good behaviour using positive reinforcement and treats. We only use treats that are natural and grain free because we recognise that many dogs have allergies or sensitive stomachs. The maximum number of dogs we take is six dogs per dog walker to a large park. We carry first aid kits, fresh drinking water, and plenty of clean towels. We also use our own leads, treats, balls, and waste bags.

It's fair to say that we just absolutely love all animals. It's as simple as that. We also love updating our social media pages throughout the day, so all owners can see what their pet gets up to. From funny videos to cute pictures, we upload them all!

 
 
 

Meet The Team

Scott - Founder, Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Dedicated to his passion and adoration for animal care, he founded Charlie & Friends in 2017. Ever since, he has been providing loyal and loving pet care to the Greater Manchester area. He prides himself on patience, kindness, and competence—and our clients would agree. That’s why so many of them use our services on a regular basis. No job is too big or too small for him to handle. With a vast knowledge of canine behaviour, canine communication, training skills, being canine first aid trained, and having years of experience under his belt, your pet will be well looked after by Scott. His love for dogs and animals started at an early age when he would always help his mum with the family dogs, and at weekends and during the school holidays, he would also help his sister with her 20 Pomeranians. From feeding them, to walking them, to helping out at dog shows, it was something he always loved doing. 

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Ruby - Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Ruby's passion for dogs started from a

young age and would regularly ask her

asked mum for a dog, but was always told no. She began to spend time caring for various dogs belonging to the family friends. Her love for them just grew and some might say she enjoys the company of dogs more than humans. She is a highly intuitive person who competently knows how to handle dogs of all shapes and sizes, and she enjoys ensuring their welfare. You can be confident of outstanding care whilst your dog is in Ruby’s hands, and she is fully qualified to provide canine first aid.

Keely - Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Keely is truly passionate about dogs of all breeds and sizes. She's very hands-on and definitely isn't afraid to get wet and muddy. She loves adventures in the great outdoors and can often be found out with her two dogs when she's not working. Gifted with the experience of owning her own dogs, she knows exactly how important it is to provide the best quality care.

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Olivia - Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Olivia's love of animals started at a young age, and she has been a horse rider since she was 6 years old. She was fortunate to have owned her own horse for a while, which included a lot of work, including all the grooming and day to-day looking after. Her family had always had cats, but Olivia was never allowed a dog, so she started looking after her friends and neighbours instead. She spent an entire summer looking after a Saint Bernard puppy and another looking after Betty the sausage dog. She regularly visits one of her best friends, Bruce the boxer (pictured), whom she absolutely adores. She enjoys working with all breeds of dogs in any type of weather! Olivia is also fully trained to provide canine first aid.

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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