WILD ABOUT WALKIES

Professional and reliable dog walking and pet sitting service

Hi, I'm Trudi

Trudi and dog

I provide friendly, professional dog-walking, pet-sitting and other pet care services to suit your needs. Based in Saltash, Cornwall, right by Churchtown Nature Reserve, I also cover the surrounding areas. I have many years of experience with a huge range of different dog breeds and I know how to keep order of the pack!

I pride myself on providing a range of flexible and reliable services, including dog walking, dog sitting, pet visits and more. If your pet has a particular requirement don't be afraid to ask!

Wild About Walkies is insured with Cliverton, covering all the services provided, so you can rest assured your pets are in safe hands.

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Meet my dogs

Reggie dog

Reggie

Reggie is my own little cocker, liver roan in colour and truly a beauty! I took him on at 4 months old from a family who gave him a great start but knew he needed more. Having met so many dogs from the start, he is full of confidence but knows to respect the boundaries of the other dogs when they need space. From spaniels alike to Newfoundlands, he hasn't made a single enemy yet!

He has no problems where he is or who he's with - Reggie lives life in the moment!

This little guy is set to become a natural in the working dog world. working dog world. I am currently going to Alice Wise of Woodabudge Gundogs to further my training with Reggie in hope to take him beating and picking up on shoots in the future. Although he is very hard work he's worth every effort!

Misha dog

Misha

Misha is from a safe charity run shelter in Bacau, Romania. She lived there since she was about 3-4 months old so knew nothing else. The shelter run by a girl aptly named Amity, meaning peaceful relations and friendship. Misha is a credit to her.

Misha arrived here at the end of February 2014 and has bonded with me well, but there is still a long way to go before she will be fully confident with other people. She is very much at home with other dogs and thrives on the comfort and security of a pack.

I am unsure of her breed but she looks like she is shepherd cross lurcher type.

Taking care of my dogs...

Inspired by my dear friends Pete and Julie Neal (a gamekeeper and his wife, who strive to keep their working dogs as fit and healthy as possible), I feed my dogs a raw food based diet including meaty bones, chicken wings, tripe and veggies. I also feed the Simpsons, which is an 80/20 kibble, purely for the convenience if I need to go away. I buy the raw food from Natures:menu, where there is a wide range of different types of feed and treats.

Some other links and suggestions on keeping your dog fit and healthy can be found here.

Services & Prices

Dog Walking

Dog walks are 40-60 mins long but your dog will be away from pick up to drop off about 1 1/2 hours. I take them to some lovely places, such as Churchtown Nature Reserve, Latchbrook Leat and Shillingham woods.

Your dog will be walked with other dogs so they get to socialise. I usually walk around 6 dogs at one time.

£10 per dog for 40-60 min walk, plus £4.50 per extra dog. (£12 for a dog which needs to be walked alone.)

Dog Sitting

I provide a dog boarding service within a homely environment. My two dogs, Reggie and Misha, have no issues with sharing their home with other dogs that come to stay, and only dogs often enjoy the company. When staying with me your dogs will have 2 walks a day and lots of attention to ensure they are happy on their own little holiday! All I ask is you provide their usual food and a blanket or bed for a familiar smell. I can provide high quality kibble (Eden or Simpson) for an extra £2 a day per dog.

I also provide a day care service which is especially good for puppies and dogs that don't cope well being left alone for long periods.

£20 per day/night plus £5 per extra dog. £18 for day care plus £4 per dog, includes 1 or 2 walks.

Pet Visits

When your pet just simply needs to be checked on if you are away for a long day, with pet visits I will make sure they get fed, watered and let out in the garden, and give them a bit of company.

£10 per hour visit, plus £2 per extra pet.

Pet Taxi / Pick Up & Drop Off

For those trips to and from the vets or groomers Wild About Walkies can help by taking your dog/pets to wherever they need to get to with pet taxi, or if you just don't have your own transport you're welcome to come along too! I also provide a pick up and drop off service for dogs coming to board with me.

£10 minimum, price depends on the distance and time spent.

Don't see the service you want listed here? Call me today and I'll see if I can help!

Testimonials

We found Trudi when our previous walker moved away. She stepped in without any fuss and our very lively 1 year old German Shepherd just loves his time with her. Always there and willing to help out in a crisis, Trudi is a real professional. I have and will continue to recommend her to people who need a reliable walker.

Patricia Cornwel

Trudi stepped in at the last minute to dog sit our pair of working cockers over a boiling weekend and in addition picked them up and dropped them off. Kind, efficient, smiling I can wholeheartedly recommend her.

Christopher Prain

I met Trudi several years ago when she came to live and work on the farm for a while. We were so impressed with her responsible yet loving attitude to all animals we ever left in her care, which were initially our 9 dogs, but she has also been invaluable with our pheasants, cows, chickens and ducks. She has such an affinity with animals, but is excellent at keeping order among several animals at once in a kind but authoritive manor.

Julie Neal

Contact me

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Wild About Walkies is registered with the National Dog Walking Register and National Home Boarding Register.

Useful Links

Natures:menu Leading experts in natural and raw dog and cat food.

Albert Cottage Veterinary Clinic My local vet, highly recommended.

Woodside Animal Welfare Trust Rehoming charity.

Dog Friendly Britain Dog friendly hotels, guest houses, cottages and camping.

K9 Meals on Wheels Delivering Simpsons Premium dog food to your door.

Woof Woof! Mobile dog grooming.