Weekend staff shortages

It is with some regret that I have to announce that we are (temporarily at least) unable to accept any new bookings for weekend walks or home visits. The reason is that it is currently proving impossible to recruit walkers of the caliber required to carry out bookings when I take a much needed day off. This has resulted in me working 6 or even 7 days per week at times, with no proper holidays for many years. This has now got to change.

So until I can find a trustworthy and reliable individual to share some of the burden of the business, I have no choice other than to close down every weekend and bank holiday until further notice.

Andy Walks remains open for business as usual Monday to Friday each week except bank holidays. I would like to thank you all for your understanding regarding this matter and I very much hope we can return to a full 7 day service in the near future.

If you or anyone you know wold be interested in becoming a self-employed dog walker then please get in touch.



Operating normally

I’m pleased to be able to report that all walks and home visits are currently running normally and on time.

We currently have slots available for morning, afternoon and evening walks. Please call 07837 306824 for more details.

Hello Annie

Annie the Staffy is the latest dog to be enjoying walks with us. The photo was taken during her first walk, so she was a bit nervous about going out with someone new, but she soon got used to the idea and happily walked as far as she could in the half hour.

Welcome back Otis

There have been quite a few new starters for walks and home visits recently. However not every dog is a stranger. Otis used to have lunchtime home visits when his owners were at work. However maternity leave meant h2s owners were around during the day for a while, so his visits stopped.

Now everyone is back at work again, visits to Otis have resumed and he’s as chilled out as ever. The photo above shows him enjoying the sunshine in the garden a few days ago.

Hot weather

Due to the warm weather expected over the next few days, we will be shortening walks or substituting walks with home visits to help you pets stay cool. However all bookings will be going ahead and must be paid for in the normal way.

Please remember any bookings cancelled without a full 24 hours notice will still be charged for at the appropriate rate. Eg. a booking starting at 9am on Wednesday must be cancelled before 9am on Tuesday.

If you have any questions please call 07837 306824 any time.

Hello Freddie

Freddie has been out enjoying lunchtime walks for a few weeks now. However he’s taking a break for a couple of weeks while he goes on his holidays.

Have a nice break Freddie!




Out with Sophie

Sophie has been enjoying her twice-weekly walks now the weather is getting a bit warmer. Here she is on the unrestored bit of the Chesterfield Canal between Staveley and Renishaw. There are ambitious plans to reinstate this last section of the waterway over the next few years, with the majority of trhe work being done by the volunteers of the Chesterfield Canal Trust. If you think you can help their efforts in any way you can contact them via their website at https://chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk/

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