Andy Walks is currently open for business, but please read the following…
After Monday night’s announcement by the UK government that they were putting a ‘lockdown’ in place, I was initially fearful that I would have to suspend our dog walking and pet home visit service. However I am please to tell you that after consulting with other industry professionals and taking some simple safety steps, we now hope to remain open for the forseeable future!
I know our furry friends are a very important part of our families and they need to get out for their health and wellbeing just like we do. At the current time many people who would normally walk their own dogs can not go out because they are either key-workers or have underlying medical conditions which mean they are now self isolating. To support these people I am pleased to say that although there has been a total lack of government guidance for our industry, I and my colleagues are happy to carry on dog walking provided a few simple rules are observed to protect everyone’s safety and comply with social distancing guidelines.
For the time being, I will contact anyone with a walk booked who is likely to be home just before I arrive. I am asking you to let your dog out into the garden where possible, wearing their collar or harness, but not their lead. I will then enter your garden, collect your pet and walk them on a clean lead which I will supply. On return I will release your dog back into a secure garden and alert you thatw e are back so that you can get them in as soon as I’ve gone. In this way it is possible to eliminate face to face contact and I do not have to come into your home.
If you do not have a secure garden, then I would ask you to put your dog in the hallway when I arrive and retire to another room. I will collect your pet from there and return them the same way.
Finbally I ask that anyone with symptoms of corona virus inform me immediately. I can then help you to put extra measures in place to help safely look after your pet.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me any time on 07837 306824 or by using the contact form on this website. I will call all my current clients with updates if anything changes. Updates will also be posted here on this website.
Thank you for your understanding.