Charlie & Friends

One of Manchester's Leading Dog Walking Businesses

About Us

CHARLIE & FRIENDS

About Us

At Charlie & Friends we're passionate about dogs of all shapes and sizes. We pride ourselves on being one of Manchester's most reputable and leading dog walking businesses.

We're insured with PBI (Pet Business Insurance) which provides cover for accidents & injury to animals and public liability. We carry out DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks and reference checks on each member of our team before they start working with us to ensure they are fully suitable for the incredibly important role of a dog walker.

Our van has been specially modified for dogs. We have six designated cages, water bowls, a first aid kit, non-slip flooring, LED lights, air conditioning, an electric roof ventilation fan (which still operates with the engine turned off) and plenty of clean towels for those wet and dirty days. We also have a Mud Daddy, which is great for cleaning naughty dogs that love getting themselves muddy.

We regularly post on our Instagram & Facebook stories, so you'll get to see what a great time they're having. 

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Scott (pictured) is our Founder & Chief Dog Walker

Dog dad to Charlie, Scott has always had a passion for dogs. From an early age as a child he would regularly help his mum with the family dogs and he'd also help his sister with her 20 Pomeranians - yes 20! From feeding them, walking them, to helping out at dog shows, it was something he always loved doing.

After working as manager in hospitality, banking and recruitment, it was clear that Scott was missing something in his life. He soon realised that he had an undeniable lifelong calling. In the spring of 2017, Charlie & Friends was born and that's where our story began. 

With a vast knowledge of canine behaviours, first aid, training skills and years of experience under his belt, you can be certain that your dog will be in safe hands with Scott.

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Dog Walking - Single Booking

Group dog walks last one hour and we walk whatever the weather. The time your dog will be with us including their walk, collection and drop off will be approximately 90 minutes to two hours each time. We can collect your dog from home or work - whichever is more convenient for you.We take up to six dogs per group in our specially modified van to a local park in Manchester or Salford. We play fetch and walk around the park so that each dog can exercise their senses, stimulate their minds and socialise with their friends.We make sure those muddy paws are given a wipe before dropping them back off too.Please note our slots get booked up quickly. We will always do our best to accommodate your dog, but suggest you book by 20:00 each Wednesday for walks starting the following Monday. Bookings at short notice are sometimes possible, please contact us on 07507 033684 to discuss your requirements prior to booking. Walks are Monday to Friday only.Cancellation PolicyOur cancellation policy is applicable to all services that are booked via invoice or booked via our website. All services must be paid for in advance for the week ahead. Any changes to agreed recurring services must be submitted by 20:00 on Wednesdays before invoices are sent out. Any new customer bookings must also be made by 20:00 on Wednesdays for the week ahead. We cannot guarantee your booking if it is submitted after this cut off. We reserve the right to charge 50% of the service price when a booked service is cancelled with less than 7 calendar days notice, or if a service is cancelled after an invoice is created or a website booking is made. Cancellation under exceptional circumstances will be honoured. A credit will be applied to your next invoice to reflect any cancelled services.

Dog Walking - 2 per week

Book a regular schedule of 2 walks per week (£20/week). Includes: Collection and drop off, a visit to a local park. Group dog walks last one hour and we walk whatever the weather. The time your dog will be with us including their walk, collection and drop off will be approximately 90 minutes to two hours each time. We can collect your dog from home or work - whichever is more convenient for you.We take up to six dogs per group in our specially modified van to a local park in Manchester or Salford. We play fetch and walk around the park so that each dog can exercise their senses, stimulate their minds and socialise with their friends.We make sure those muddy paws are given a wipe before dropping them back off too.Please note our slots get booked up quickly. We will always do our best to accommodate your dog, but suggest you book by 20:00 each Wednesday for walks starting the following Monday. Bookings at short notice are sometimes possible, please contact us on 07507 033684 to discuss your requirements prior to booking. Walks are Monday to Friday only. Cancellation PolicyOur cancellation policy is applicable to all services that are booked via invoice or booked via our website. All services must be paid for in advance for the week ahead. Any changes to agreed recurring services must be submitted by 20:00 on Wednesdays before invoices are sent out. Any new customer bookings must also be made by 20:00 on Wednesdays for the week ahead. We cannot guarantee your booking if it is submitted after this cut off. We reserve the right to charge 50% of the service price when a booked service is cancelled with less than 7 calendar days notice, or if a service is cancelled after an invoice is created or a website booking is made. Cancellation under exceptional circumstances will be honoured. A credit will be applied to your next invoice to reflect any cancelled services.

Dog Walking - 3 per week

Book a regular schedule of 3 walks per week (£30/week). Includes: Collection and drop off, a visit to a local park. Group dog walks last one hour and we walk whatever the weather. The time your dog will be with us including their walk, collection and drop off will be approximately 90 minutes to two hours each time. We can collect your dog from home or work - whichever is more convenient for you.We take up to six dogs per group in our specially modified van to a local park in Manchester or Salford. We play fetch and walk around the park so that each dog can exercise their senses, stimulate their minds and socialise with their friends.We make sure those muddy paws are given a wipe before dropping them back off too.Please note our slots get booked up quickly. We will always do our best to accommodate your dog, but suggest you book by 20:00 each Wednesday for walks starting the following Monday. Bookings at short notice are sometimes possible, please contact us on 07507 033684 to discuss your requirements prior to booking. Walks are Monday to Friday only. Cancellation PolicyOur cancellation policy is applicable to all services that are booked via invoice or booked via our website. All services must be paid for in advance for the week ahead. Any changes to agreed recurring services must be submitted by 20:00 on Wednesdays before invoices are sent out. Any new customer bookings must also be made by 20:00 on Wednesdays for the week ahead. We cannot guarantee your booking if it is submitted after this cut off. We reserve the right to charge 50% of the service price when a booked service is cancelled with less than 7 calendar days notice, or if a service is cancelled after an invoice is created or a website booking is made. Cancellation under exceptional circumstances will be honoured. A credit will be applied to your next invoice to reflect any cancelled services.

Dog Walking - 4 per week

Book a regular schedule of 4 walks per week (£40/week). Includes: Collection and drop off, a visit to a local park. Group dog walks last one hour and we walk whatever the weather. The time your dog will be with us including their walk, collection and drop off will be approximately 90 minutes to two hours each time. We can collect your dog from home or work - whichever is more convenient for you.We take up to six dogs per group in our specially modified van to a local park in Manchester or Salford. We play fetch and walk around the park so that each dog can exercise their senses, stimulate their minds and socialise with their friends.We make sure those muddy paws are given a wipe before dropping them back off too.Please note our slots get booked up quickly. We will always do our best to accommodate your dog, but suggest you book by 20:00 each Wednesday for walks starting the following Monday. Bookings at short notice are sometimes possible, please contact us on 07507 033684 to discuss your requirements prior to booking. Walks are Monday to Friday only. Cancellation PolicyOur cancellation policy is applicable to all services that are booked via invoice or booked via our website. All services must be paid for in advance for the week ahead. Any changes to agreed recurring services must be submitted by 20:00 on Wednesdays before invoices are sent out. Any new customer bookings must also be made by 20:00 on Wednesdays for the week ahead. We cannot guarantee your booking if it is submitted after this cut off. We reserve the right to charge 50% of the service price when a booked service is cancelled with less than 7 calendar days notice, or if a service is cancelled after an invoice is created or a website booking is made. Cancellation under exceptional circumstances will be honoured. A credit will be applied to your next invoice to reflect any cancelled services.

Dog Walking - 5 per week

Book a regular schedule of 5 walks per week (£50/week). Includes: Collection and drop off, a visit to a local park. Group dog walks last one hour and we walk whatever the weather. The time your dog will be with us including their walk, collection and drop off will be approximately 90 minutes to two hours each time. We can collect your dog from home or work - whichever is more convenient for you.We take up to six dogs per group in our specially modified van to a local park in Manchester or Salford. We play fetch and walk around the park so that each dog can exercise their senses, stimulate their minds and socialise with their friends.We make sure those muddy paws are given a wipe before dropping them back off too. Please note our slots get booked up quickly. We will always do our best to accommodate your dog, but suggest you book by 20:00 each Wednesday for walks starting the following Monday. Bookings at short notice are sometimes possible, please contact us on 07507 033684 to discuss your requirements prior to booking. Walks are Monday to Friday only. Cancellation PolicyOur cancellation policy is applicable to all services that are booked via invoice or booked via our website. All services must be paid for in advance for the week ahead. Any changes to agreed recurring services must be submitted by 20:00 on Wednesdays before invoices are sent out. Any new customer bookings must also be made by 20:00 on Wednesdays for the week ahead. We cannot guarantee your booking if it is submitted after this cut off. We reserve the right to charge 50% of the service price when a booked service is cancelled with less than 7 calendar days notice, or if a service is cancelled after an invoice is created or a website booking is made. Cancellation under exceptional circumstances will be honoured. A credit will be applied to your next invoice to reflect any cancelled services.

Puppy Visit

Our puppy visits are ideal for puppies that can’t go outside just yet. We can pop round to feed, change puppy pads and have a little cuddle. Please note our slots get booked up quickly. We will always do our best to accommodate your dog, but suggest you book by 20:00 each Wednesday for walks starting the following Monday. Bookings at short notice are sometimes possible, please contact us on 07507 033684 to discuss your requirements prior to booking. Walks are Monday to Friday only. Cancellation PolicyOur cancellation policy is applicable to all services that are booked via invoice or booked via our website. All services must be paid for in advance for the week ahead. Any changes to agreed recurring services must be submitted by 20:00 on Wednesdays before invoices are sent out. Any new customer bookings must also be made by 20:00 on Wednesdays for the week ahead. We cannot guarantee your booking if it is submitted after this cut off. We reserve the right to charge 50% of the service price when a booked service is cancelled with less than 7 calendar days notice, or if a service is cancelled after an invoice is created or a website booking is made. Cancellation under exceptional circumstances will be honoured. A credit will be applied to your next invoice to reflect any cancelled services.

Pet Taxi

Our Pet Taxi is perfect if you don’t have time to take your pet to the vets, kennels/cattery, boarders house, groomers or even the grandparents house. Individual circumstances can also be discussed.All journeys are subject to additional charges depending on the areas travelling to, and if there are waiting times. One booking at £10 = a single one way journey travelling up to a maximum of 5 miles from the pick up point. Additional miles are charged at £1.00 per mile. Wait times are charged at £5.00 per 15 minutes. We are only permitted to transport your pet due to licensing laws. Please note our slots get booked up quickly. We will always do our best to accommodate your cat, but suggest you book by 20:00 each Wednesday for visits starting the following Monday. Bookings at short notice are sometimes possible, please contact us on 07507 033684 to discuss your requirements prior to booking. Cancellation PolicyOur cancellation policy is applicable to all services that are booked via invoice or booked via our website. All services must be paid for in advance for the week ahead. Any changes to agreed recurring services must be submitted by 20:00 on Wednesdays before invoices are sent out. Any new customer bookings must also be made by 20:00 on Wednesdays for the week ahead. We cannot guarantee your booking if it is submitted after this cut off. We reserve the right to charge 50% of the service price when a booked service is cancelled with less than 7 calendar days notice, or if a service is cancelled after an invoice is created or a website booking is made. Cancellation under exceptional circumstances will be honoured. A credit will be applied to your next invoice to reflect any cancelled services.

Cat Sitting

Going away? Need the cat feeding? We can pop round to feed them, change the litter and give them some much needed attention.Daily rate is subject to increase if out of our areas covered. We will visit once per day for 15 minutes. Please note our slots get booked up quickly. We will always do our best to accommodate your cat, but suggest you book by 20:00 each Wednesday for visits starting the following Monday. Bookings at short notice are sometimes possible, please contact us on 07507 033684 to discuss your requirements prior to booking. Cancellation PolicyOur cancellation policy is applicable to all services that are booked via invoice or booked via our website. All services must be paid for in advance for the week ahead. Any changes to agreed recurring services must be submitted by 20:00 on Wednesdays before invoices are sent out. Any new customer bookings must also be made by 20:00 on Wednesdays for the week ahead. We cannot guarantee your booking if it is submitted after this cut off. We reserve the right to charge 50% of the service price when a booked service is cancelled with less than 7 calendar days notice, or if a service is cancelled after an invoice is created or a website booking is made. Cancellation under exceptional circumstances will be honoured. A credit will be applied to your next invoice to reflect any cancelled services.

FAQs

How many dogs are walked at a time?
Most dogs are much happier and have more fun when they interact with other dogs. Our groups are kept to a maximum of 6 dogs per person. Groups are carefully selected with the breed, age, sex and personality in mind and will be discussed with you beforehand. 

What time will my dog be walked?
We have set walk times for different areas. These will be discussed with you at the initial consultation. From time to time we may need to change set times for areas, but we will contact you if we need to do this. This is normally due to change in traffic conditions eg. major roadworks. 

Where will my dog be walked?
We take each group to a large, local park in Manchester or Salford. 

Will my dog be walked on/off the lead?
With your permission, we walk all dogs off the lead, providing their recall is satisfactory. If your dogs recall isn't great, we can help to improve this, but your dog will be walked on the lead until we're comfortable with their progress. We use 100ft training leads, so they can still have a run around with the rest of the gang. 

Can you walk my aggressive dog?
We only offer group walks and they are not suitable for an aggressive dog to be on. 

Do I have to be home for collection?
No. You will just need to get us a key and/or fob cut. 

What happens in case of emergency?
In the unlikely event of an emergency, we will immediately call you. In the original consultation, we ensure that we have all your emergency contact details. If veterinary assistance is needed, we will take your dog to your named vet or, depending on the circumstances, to the nearest possible one. 

My dog has not been spayed or neutered. Can he/she still be walked?
This will be discussed in the initial consultation. Each dog will be considered separately, but we reserve the right to refuse any dog based on behaviours.

What if my dog doesn't get on well with some of the other dogs?
In the unlikely case that we find an imbalance within the group, we'll consult with you and we can look at changing groups if needed.

Contact

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 09:00-17:00
Mobile: 07507033684
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