WELCOME TO THE HAPPY PET COMPANY
We are a family run business, with over 15 years experience of caring for dogs and other domestic pets. We are based in Silverdale, on the border of Lancashire and Cumbria, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by woods, fields and beaches - a wonderful place for any dog to walk or stay. We do, however, also cover a wide range of other areas, and have customers in Hest Bank, Kirkby Lonsdale and Kendal - and also in all the villages in between.
We are a pet care service that focuses on making sure that all of your pets are made happy on a daily basis and will do our utmost to ensure that all of their many, varied and individual needs are met at all times. We want to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that when you cannot be there, for whatever reason, be it work, other family commitments or a well earned holiday, your pet is well looked after and properly cared for in your absence.
After all ....Happy Pets make Happy People!
We are registered with NARPS UK - Nationwide Association of Registered Pet Sitters and have accredited certificates in both Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, Pet First Aid, Dog Behaviour and Training and Animal Psychology. We are fully insured and have a licence to home board from Lancaster City Council. This means that our premises have been inspected and found to be of a high standard, and that the Council are happy with the level of care that we provide to all dogs in our home. Every member of the business is checked and cleared with the Criminal Record Bureau, so that you can rest assured your pets, your home, your possessions and your keys are safe in our care.
The Happy Pet Company provides a variety of pet services - Dog Walking, Pop in Services for Small Animals (cats, rabbits, exotic pets etc.) and Dog Home Boarding. However, We only board dogs that we walk on a regular basis, a minimum of once a week. This is so that we have already formed a relationship with each dog that we board prior to their stay, making them settle much more easily into our home and ensuring a happier stay for all concerned.
Dogs are either walked in groups, for a full hour, for forty five minutes or for thirty minutes, depending upon age and breed. All fitness levels are catered for - the more active and adventurous your dog, the more challenging the route! The area of North Lancashire and South Cumbria provides beautiful and stimulating walks that we will make the most of, whenever we can, and our walks will include woods, fields, hills, rivers and beaches wherever possible - plenty of places to explore and have fun! There will also be time for playing, ball throwing and retrieving. We will endeavour to let all dogs have time off the lead, unless you have instructed us otherwise. We will send you a picture of your pet on the walk so that you can see for yourself what a great time they are having - ideal if you are on holiday and missing your beloved pet, or even if you are just at work and wondering what they are up to.
We will also send you a text message and update about how the walk has gone, where it took place and exactly how long it lasted, as we understand that you want to be assured that your dog walker has turned up as promised and has kept to the agreed length of walk for which you are paying.
We also understand that you want to know that your dog has been walked in lots of different locations, and not just given the same walk day in, day out, and that the time your dogs walk finished may also be of importance to you, as it may affect the time you plan to return home.
PRICES FOR DOG WALKING
Monday to Friday
1 hour group walk £12.50 per dog
(2nd dog in family £7.50, 3rd dog in family £5.00)
Half hour group walk £ 7.50 per dog
(2nd dog in family £5.00, 3rd dog in family £4.00)
Individual 1 : 1 walk £12.50 per dog for 30 minutes
£25.00 per dog for 60 minutes.
Dog Walking Services on a Saturday and Sunday are charged at the above rates, plus an additional £2.50 charge per dog
Dog Walking Services on Bank Holidays and after 7pm are charged at the above rates, plus an additional £2. 50 charge per dog
PLEASE NOTE: OUR PRICES REFLECT THE PROFESSIONALISM AND QUALITY OF CARE THAT WE PROVIDE ON ALL OF OUR WALKS. WE ARE QUALIFIED, REGISTERED, LICENSED, INSURED, AND HOLD CERTIFICATES IN PET FIRST AID, ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND DOG BEHAVIOUR AND TRAINING.
WE OFFER A PERSONALISED, PREMIUM SERVICE - WE DO NOT TRANSPORT DOGS EN MASSE IN THE BACK OF A VAN, WE DO NOT RENT OUT A FIELD IN WHICH DOGS CAN RUN AROUND IN A PACK ( WHICH OF COURSE DOES NOT SUIT ALL DOGS) AND WE DO NOT TAKE OUT SIX TO EIGHT DOGS AT A TIME ON A LEAD AS SO MANY DOG WALKERS DO!
WE OFFER SMALL GROUP WALKS (MAXIMUM THREE) WITH AN ATTENTION TO DETAIL, AND LOVING CARE FOR ALL DOGS, WITH THEIR OWN UNIQUE NEEDS MET AT ALL TIMES.
WE DO NOT THINK THAT YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED.
POP IN SERVICES FOR SMALL ANIMALS/PUPPY VISITS
We can visit your home and check on your small animals - cats, rabbits, birds etc. whilst you are away. We will ensure that they are fed and have fresh water, and will administer medication if required. We can let your rabbit into an outdoor pen, if you have one. We will clean out your pets hutch, pen, cage or litter tray. We will also pick up your post and ensure nothing has been left protruding from your letter box, turn lights on and off and draw/undraw the curtains in order to help disguise the fact that the house is empty. We will put your bins out if you ask us to and even water your plants!
We can also offer puppy visits whilst you are at work or out for the day - this visit doesn't include a walk, as your puppy will be unable to go outside until his or her vaccinations are complete, but we will check that your puppy is managing alone in the house, and will give lots of cuddles, fuss and play time so that he or she settles down to await your return. We will clean up any little accidents that may have occurred, and will feed your puppy (if you would like us to) and ensure they have fresh water.
20 mins. visit £7.50
We have obtained a licence from Lancaster City Council to provide dog home boarding. This means that we have been inspected by the Council and found to have the necessary standards in place, as regards health and safety, risk assessment, fire safety and evacuation, hygiene, and the required checks on vaccination, veterinary care, emergency contacts, insurance and DBS checks and clearance. We also have certificates in Pet First Aid, Nutrition and Health checks, so that we can adequately cope with emergency situations as they arise. We charge £25 per day/night for each dog, with a discounted rate of £12.50 per night for a second dog in the same family and £10.00 for the third. All dogs will be treated as part of our family whilst they are staying with us, and will be given lots of love and attention, play time in the garden, and at least three walks each day (up to one hour each walk, depending upon their individual requirements). Check out our facebook page -http://www.facebook.com/happypetcompany
and you will find lots of photos of the dogs we have already boarded so far.
AREAS THAT ALL OUR SERVICES COVER
We will consider all areas (although some areas may incur an additional cost) but as a guide we tend to cover the following: Hest Bank, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth, Nether Kellet, Over Kellet, Warton, Silverdale, Arnside, Milnthorpe, Holme, Burton-in- Kendal, Arkholme,Halton, Hornby, Melling, Cowan Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal, Levens and Heversham ( and of course all the villages that lie in between these places, and are too numerous to mention!)
You can telephone us on either 01524 701829 or 07803547977 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.
We can send you an information pack with further details in it, along with FAQ's and our Terms and Conditions, together with copies of our insurance,licence, certificates and accreditation.
We will arrange a free initial visit so that we can meet with you and your pet and answer any questions that you may have. We can bring all the necessary paperwork with us but you are under no obligation to make a decision there and then. We understand how important it is to get everything right for your pet, and there will be a lot for you to think about.
We very much hope that you will choose The Happy Pet Company to make both you and your pet as happy and relaxed as you both deserve to be.
Contact us today - and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can!