Bigger and bigger

Yorkshire’s largest pet care service The Dog Walker is expanding with the addition of a new franchise in Castleford.

Former customer, Lisa Porter liked the service so much that she has joined the award-winning team to launch a new dog walking franchise servicing Castleford, Pontefract and Knottingley.

Lisa moved to Yorkshire from Staffordshire when she married, working as a supervisor in Morrison’s cake shop. Lisa had used The Dog Walker for two years to look after her own two dogs Charlie, a two year old Labrador and thirteen year old Westie, Whisper whilst she and her husband were at work.

Lisa said: “My husband and I have always loved animals and our chocolate Labrador and Westie are important members of the family. It was my husband who suggested taking on the franchise so that I could not only work from home and spend time with our dogs but also do something that I would really enjoy.”

The award-winning Dog Walker offers a kinder alternative to kennels with a range of services for busy pet owners, including dog walking, pet sitting/boarding and taxi services.

Richie Womersley, managing director of The Dog Walker, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Lisa to our team. It’s a real endorsement for our business to have a former customer realise the potential of owning their own franchise with us. I am confident that Lisa will quickly settle into her new role and be able to expand the business in Castleford, Pontefract and Knottingley.”

The Dog Walker has recently been shortlisted for the Harrogate Business Awards, has previously won the regional Local Business Accelerator Award in Yorkshire and was named as a finalist in the Small Business of the Year categories at both the Yorkshire Post’s Excellence in Business awards and the York Press Business Awards.

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