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Rain & flooding update

Despite heavy rain and localised flooding over the last few days, I’m pleased to be able to report that all our walks are currently taking place as usual.

If your dog walker hasn’t turned up because of the rain, you can switch to Andy Walks today by calling 07837 306824 to book future walks with us.

Measures during the hot weather

It’s been unusually hot and sunny for a good few weeks now. And with no end to the warm spell in sight, I thought it was time to let everyone know of the special precautions we are currently taking to make sure all our furry clients stay comfortable in the heat.

Firstly, I have changed the route I walk with some dogs to enable us to spend more time walking in shaded areas. Some routes that are inaccessible in winter due to mud and standing water are currently perfectly ok, so these are being used to keep us on less exposed paths.

I have also curtailed some walks down to around 30 minutes instead of the full hour. Most dogs (including Otis in the photo) are not enjoying their walks so much while it’s hot. So those who want to turn back early are being allowed to do so and usually spend the second half of their hour stretched out in the garden!

Finally, we are currently offering evening walks in place of normal daytime bookings at no extra cost. It’s a lot cooler after 6pm, so anyone who can switch their pet’s walk to an evening time slot is being urged to doso.

I’m pleased to report we’ve had no problems due to the heat. Thanks to everyone for understanding these temporary changes.


We have more snow here in Bolsover today, but we are still confident that all our dog walking appointments will be taking place as normal. If there is more snow and any change in our ability to get out to you then the latest news will be posted on this website. We will also attempt to contact all our clients by phone if we are running late or need to postpone walks. However, please note that, at the moment, all walks are still going ahead as normal.

Here comes the rain again

It’s raining today at our base in Bolsover. At some points it’s been so heavy it was like a wall of water falling out of the sky rather than individual raindrops! I’ve got used to it over the years, but some of our furry friends aren’t too keen, including my own dog, Pippa. So I decided to ring all our clients with walks booked for today and give them the option to re-schedule. The result is all the dogs with 1 hour walks booked today will now be getting an extra walk tomorrow instead.

Of course when nature calls you gotta go, so everyone will be nipping out with their pets for a quick comfort break this afternoon. But when it comes to a nice long walk it seems most dogs would rather sit in front of the fire and look forward to tomorrow.

I can’t say I blaime them really!