My name is Alison Evans and I am a full-time, professional, experienced dogwalker. I live in Ashtead with my husband Julien. We have two dogs of our own, Billy, a terrier/cavalier cross aged 6 and Georges, a flat coated retriever aged 5.
I grew up on a farm in Wales surrounded by a pack of terriers, spaniels and sheep dogs – it was often said that I was at my happiest in my wellies surrounded by dogs. When I was 15 I helped my spaniel deliver her first litter of pups. I have housetrained many puppies and looked after dogs in their final years, and I've done the bits in between, enjoying it all immensely.
Even though I have my own dogs, I am always looking for ways to meet other people’s; dog watcher, dog walker, dog stalker, call it what you will – I am fascinated by dogs!
After 15 years of working in professional services, I decided that it was time to devote myself full-time to what I loved doing part-time – caring for dogs. And that was when I set up Papattes Dogwalking. If you’re wondering why we are called Papattes Dogwalking, when we taught Billy to give a paw as a puppy, we taught him in French (my husband is French). ‘Donne la papatte’ is French for ‘give the paw’!
Getting to know your dog is important to me. Every dog is different, and I believe that it’s my job to understand as much as I can about your dog to ensure that it receives the best experience I can provide in my care. For example your dog may have a special toy it takes on walks or it may have an old injury that means exercise needs to be limited.
I offer a free face to face chat with you so that we can discuss requirements and a follow up introductory walk, also free. I am canine first aid trained and never take any risks as far as safety is concerned so your dog is in safe hands.
I do understand what a wrench it is leaving your dog in the care of someone else. Trust and honesty are at the centre of everything we do at Papattes Dogwalking. When I used dogwalkers I always valued knowing what kind of day my dogs had had, which pals they had played with and where they had been. I will always endeavour to share these little stories with you! You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram for visual updates. And should you decide you need a holiday without the pooch, we also offer a boarding service for our regular clients so you can relax and enjoy your holiday knowing your dog is in trusted hands, with people it knows.
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