News Archive News and articles from The Dog Walker and our franchisees 1 2 3 A round of ‘appaws’ with fourth award win! 15 Apr 2019 The Dog Walker has scooped Pet Wellbeing Specialist of the Year 2019 - North Yorkshire, The Dog Walker is one of the UKs largest pet care and wellbeing specialists. We spoke to Founder Richie Barlow to find out more about the firm and the services it has to offer. HGV DRIVER SWAPS LORRIES FOR LEADS 16 Jan 2018 An animal loving heavy goods vehicle driver is the latest new franchisee to join award-winning business The Dog Walker. The Dog Walker makes senior appointment 29 Jun 2015 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 13 May 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. Bigger and bigger 27 Apr 2015 The Dog Walker expands with new Castleford franchise Sniffing out new territory 02 Oct 2014 UK wide pet care service 'The Dog Walker' makes two major appointments with the launch of its first franchise outside of Yorkshire and a new franchise in Silsden, West Yorkshire. Shock no more! 23 Feb 2014 Shock no more! New leads for The Dog Walker 29 May 2013 Yorkshire households are barking mad with more dogs per household than the UK average and The Dog Walker is expanding throughout the region to meet owner demand. Award-winning! 27 Apr 2013 Richie Womersley, managing director of The Dog Walker, was crowned 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013' at the Ackrill Media Group Business Awards. The Dog Walker Demonstrates Its Pedigree 25 Mar 2013 Richie Womersley, managing director of The Dog Walker, has been shortlisted in the Young Entrepreneur category of the Ackrill Media Group Business Awards. The prestigious awards highlight the best in business throughout the Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough, Wetherby and Nidderdale areas.