Charlie & Friends

Charlie & Friends - Dog Walking and Pet Sitting in Manchester
We pride ourselves on providing one of the best pet care services in Manchester, Salford and Stockport.

About Us

Charlie & Friends

We pride ourselves on providing one of the best dog walking and pet care services in Manchester, Salford and Stockport. We’re told we're amazing at what we do (we know we are too) and the pets we take care of absolutely love us. They look forward to seeing us each and every time. From dog walkers, to cat sitters, to pet sitters, we've got you covered! ​ 

When it comes to dog walking, a dog is just like you and us, so the safety and wellbeing of every dog in our care is always our top priority. We complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check on our dog walkers before they start working with us. As part of our initial training process we ensure that every dog walker completes a canine first aid course. Our dog walkers also complete various canine related CPD qualifications and receive on the job training throughout their career. It is our belief that every dog walker in the pet services industry should receive adequate training and actively complete additional qualifications to support their role as standard. It's also good to know that we're insured with PBI (Pet Business Insurance) which provides cover for accidents & injury to animals and public liability. There is literally no better place than the great outdoors - and only the best park walks for our gang. On every walk we exercise those senses, we stimulate those minds, we socialise and we play games. We always reward good behaviour using positive reinforcement and treats. We only use treats that are natural and grain free because we recognise that many dogs have allergies or sensitive stomachs. The maximum number of dogs we take is six dogs per dog walker to a large park. We carry first aid kits, fresh drinking water and plenty of clean towels. We also use our own leads, treats, balls and waste bags. 

It's fair to say that we just absolutely love all animals. It's as simple as that. We also love updating our social media pages throughout the day, so all owners can see what their pet gets up to. From funny videos to cute pictures, we upload them all!

Scott (pictured) - Founder, Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
Dedicated to his passion and adoration for animal care, he founded Charlie & Friends in 2017. Ever since, he has been providing loyal and loving pet care to the Greater Manchester area. He prides himself on patience, kindness and competence — and our clients would agree. It’s why so many of them use our services on a regular basis. No job is too big or too small for him to handle. With a vast knowledge of canine behaviours, canine communication, training skills, being canine first aid trained, and having years of experience under his belt, your pet will be well looked after with Scott. His love for dogs and animals started at an early age when he would always help his mum with the family dogs, and at weekends and in the school holidays he would also help his sister with her 20 Pomeranians. From feeding them, to walking them, to helping out at dog shows, it was something he always loved doing.

Ruby - Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Ruby is a highly intuitive person who competently knows how to handle dogs of all shapes and sizes, and she enjoys ensuring their welfare. You can be confident of outstanding care whilst your dog is in Ruby’s hands. She is fully qualified to provide canine first aid.

Becky - Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Becky is truly passionate about dogs of all breeds and sizes. She's very hands on and definitely isn't afraid to get wet and muddy. She loves adventures in the great outdoors and can often be found out with her border collie when she's not working. Gifted with the experience of owning her own dog, she knows exactly how important it is to provide the best quality care. She is fully qualified to administer canine first aid.

Olivia - Dog Walker & Pet Sitter
Olivia's love of animals started at a young age and she has been a horse rider since she was 6 years old. She was fortunate to have owned her own horse for a while which included a lot of work including all the grooming and day to day looking after. Her family have always had cats but Olivia was never allowed a dog so she started looking after her friends and neighbours instead. She spent an entire summer looking after a Saint Bernard puppy and another looking after Betty the sausage dog. She regularly visits one of her best friends, Bruce the boxer who she absolutely adores. She enjoys working with all breeds of dogs in any type of weather! Olivia is also fully trained to provide canine first aid. 


Our Partners
As a reputable company we’ve built relationships with numerous developments across Manchester and Salford. We’re proud to provide our services on their resident services websites and concierge apps.
 
We’re currently partnered with:
 
We’re always looking to partner with more developments, so please get in touch if you’d like us to feature on your resident services website or concierge app.

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CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

Testimonials

Nicola, Marvel’s owner - ★★★★★
Last minute booking with Charlie and Friends requesting cat sitting over a couple of days. Quick response from Scott who came over to collect the keys. I was worried as our cat is scared of everyone but he took to Scott right away, couldn’t get enough strokes from him! Scott took excellent care of our cat, sending us updates on how he was doing which we loved and definitely put our minds at ease. Booking with Charlie and Friends was quick and efficient. Bookings are done online through a professional client portal which is easy to use. You can input as much information as you wish about your pet and how you would like your pet to be cared for. Scott is genuine and trustworthy. He is clearly very fond of animals. We have already made some future bookings! Definitely recommend. 5*.

Jally, Panko’s owner - ★★★★★
My dog Panko has been walking with Scott two days a week during lunch time. He normally picks him up around 12 - 12.30 and drops him off around 14.30-15.00.
Every time Scott picks Panko up its a celebration. He's 100% Panko's favourite human being. He only gets this excited when he sees Scott, I don't see him do it to anyone else!!! It just shows what a great bond Scott has with all of the dogs he walks.
I can't recommend Charlie & Friends enough. Your dogs will go for the loveliest walk in any weather condition and come back really tired!
This is a really great service if you're really busy or you're working from home and need some time to focus whilst the pupper is away!

Rosie, Alba’s owner - ★★★★★
My Scottish Terrier has been walking twice a week with Scott since January.
Twice a week Scott arrives promptly to collect my dog to take him on adventures all over Manchester. He greets Scott with affection, anticipation and love (which if you know Scotties is often guarded.) In 2 hours my dog is returned shattered and happy. We all know a sleepy dog is a happy one.
My dog struggled in day care, 8 hours of overstimulation and oversocialisation was too much for him. However with Scott as a dog walker he gets controlled play time and plenty of sniffs. He has flourished and become much more confident.
My dog has also got chicken allergies and is on special food which Scott takes into consideration when giving treats to him.
When I return to work in a couple of months, I'm very confident my dog will adjust well to being left alone due to the adventures he has with Scott.
I recommend you get in touch with Scott so your dog can join the coolest dog crew.

Emily, Winnie's owner - ★★★★★
Scott is amazing with Winnie she loves her walks with him and the rest of the doggy gang. I would highly recommend to anyone 😊

Daniel, Bess & Elsie's owner - ★★★★★
Absolutely incredible service! My two dogs just love going out with Scott! Would highly recommend!

Marcia, Daisy’s owner - ★★★★★
I have a very nervous and anxious spaniel, Daisy. As soon as we met Scott she was very comfortable and relaxed around him which is quite unusual when she meets new people. She put her trust in him Straight away.

Alexandra, Pablo’s owner - ★★★★★
Pablo loves going on his walks and is always worn out when I get home, which is good for me!

Contact

Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 09:00-17:00
Mobile: 07401 134624
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlieandfriendsmanchester
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charlieandfriendsmanchester
Address: 83 Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2JQ