A little bit about myself, when I left school I studied animal management at Lackham College. I learnt about animal behaviour as well as a lot of hands on experience on a variety of animals from a Goat to an Iguana. Through the college we had to complete 300 hours of work experience, my placement was with a doggy day care in St Catherine’s called Doggy Doos. I loved my experience there, I learnt so much about dogs, their behaviour and how to manage them within a large group. Fast forward a few months after and at the young age of 18, I become a self-employed dog walker.
Over the years I have so much experience with a variety of different animals. Up until Spring this year, I used to volunteer at a Sanctuary called Goatacre in Calne. I used to help out every Monday morning before work for the breakfast and clean up shift, they have Goats, Pigs, Sheep, Guinea Pigs and Bunny Rabbits.
I recently looked after a family of Sugar Gliders whilst their owners went on holiday, I really enjoyed looking after them and experiencing a new animal to look after.
In my personal life my partner Richie and I own 3 dogs (crazy right!) 2 bunny rabbits – who I adopted from the sanctuary and 2 gerbils. Pretty much feels like a crazy zoo at my house but I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Why Choose Hayley's Happy Hounds?
I love looking after animals, I am very reliable and will do my best to fit in your dog to a time that suits you. I appreciate and understand that your dog is more to you than a pet. They are apart of your family, therefore I will treat them as if they were my own, gain their trust and take them on adventurous walks.
When I am walking your dog(s) or looking after your pets, I will update you by sending photos and videos via WhatsApp.
I am based in Chippenham and mainly cover areas in Chippenham, Colerne and Corsham. Please still get in touch if you live out of these areas, I might be able to help you or recommend someone who can.
I am fully insured with Pet Business Insurance.
9 years experience,
Dog First Aid Trained.
I completed a Canine First Aid course.
This expires at the end of 2022 which I will retrain.
I carry a mini first aid kit with me on walks and I have a full first aid kit in my van as well as registered with a vet incase of emergencies.
I will aim to take your dog to your registered vet but if mine is closer that is where I will go.