Charlie & Friends
We've built up a glowing reputation since we were established in the spring of 2017. We pride ourselves on providing one of the best dog walking services in Manchester.
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 carry out DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks and reference checks 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.
Our van is specially modified for dogs. It boasts five spacious cages with emergency release hatches, non-slip flooring, LED lights, air conditioning and an electric roof ventilation fan that still operates even with the engine turned off, so those hot summer days are safe. Each cage is thoroughly disinfected every day. We carry a first aid kit, water bowls and plenty of clean towels. We also use our own leads, treats, balls and waste bags.
At the park we socialise, play games and walk around. 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 in Manchester or Salford.
We update our social media pages throughout the day. All owners can see what their dog gets up to on their walks. From funny videos to cute pictures, we upload them all. Owners are also kept up to date with their dogs progress and behaviour.
So, with all this in mind you can rest assured that your dog will be in safe loving hands with us and we guarantee they'll love every single walk.
Scott (pictured) is our Director & Head Dog Walker
With a vast knowledge of canine behaviours, training skills, canine first aid and years of experience under his belt, you can be certain that your dog will be in perfectly capable hands with Scott.
Dad to Charlie, Scott has always had a passion for dogs. From an early age as a child he would always help his mum with the family dogs and at weekends he'd 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. It was in the spring of 2017 that he decided to leave his job in retail recruitment to set up Charlie & Friends. Previous to his role in recruitment he worked in retail banking for four years and he was once a manager for a global fast food company for almost ten years. Now he has one of the best jobs in the world.
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.
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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.