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We provide fully insured and registered care for customers’ pets in the stress free environment of their own home.

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The Dog Walker - Multi award winning pet care and wellbeing specialist

Founded by pet lover Richie Womersley in 2006, The Dog Walker is Yorkshire’s largest pet care and wellbeing specialist. We provide fully insured and registered care for customers’ pets in the stress-free environment of their own home.

While our customers go about their busy lives, we walk their dogs and even offer home boarding. We provide a pet taxi service for important events like weddings, as well as those unfortunate vet visits.

Having been a dog owner all his life and then working at a range of kennels in Yorkshire, dealing with up to 80 cats and 55 dogs at any one time, Richie was convinced that there was a better way to care for our furry friends. He saw how pets often felt distressed by howling and barking in an unfamiliar environment and that they feel safer and more relaxed in their own home surroundings.

We are now 10-years strong and our accolades stack up along the way. We are winners of Best Small Business 2015, Deborah Meadens regional winner for Local Business Accelerators 2012 and proud owner of Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013. As our efforts in business are becoming widely known, The Dog Walker has been approached by a number of TV companies, including Dragons Den and ITV documentaries to name a few.

Due to Richies passion for the business, we've been appearing in national and regional newspapers, on radio stations and blogs with Richie being named one of Insider Magazines '42 under 42'.

The success of The Dog Walker has seen competitors benefit from our hard work as we have set the standard for professional dog-walking and many now copy our format.


Featured Franchisee - Selby District

We took over The Dog Walker Selby District in July 2012. For the last 13 years I was employed as a service engineer within the Health and Safety industry, prior to that I served for 22 years in the Royal Air Force.

Latest News


The Dog Walker makes senior appointment

Ben is taking over the Ilkley area franchise and plans to expand the daily dog walks and dog and cat boarding he offers, as well as taking a leading role in the business, working alongside founder and managing director - Richie Womersley.

Awards 2015

The Dog Walker scoops Best Small Company award. The company founded in 2006 by Richie Womersley fought off tough competition to come top of its category at the prestigious awards ceremony that scours Harrogate and district for the best business talent.


Richie is the best dog walker one could wish for. Reliable, trustworthy, friendly, animal lover and dog walker extraordinaire. During the time we lived in Boston Spa he walked Milo without fail come rain, shine, snow or hail. I honestly don't recall him missing a single day. Milo loves him to bits and we miss him now that we've moved. I wonder how we can tempt him to move down South?
Michelle & Milo · Surrey
The service is completely reliable and professional and I feel totally relaxed knowing my house keys are in safe hands. Jeff is really flexible with dates and can accommodate last-min requests if you need to change arrangements at the last minute. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone who is looking for a dog walker or home boarding - it's a real joy to know your pet is in the safe hands of someone who so obviously loves dogs!
Chris · South Milford

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