I’m Nikki and I (with the help of my gorgeous Cocker Spaniel, Charlie) founded The Dog Walker in 2009. Previously working in an office I found it difficult to find a dog walker who gave me the flexibility and reliability I needed to ensure Charlie remained a happy hound while I was at work. Determined to provide a better service for others and to do a job that would incorporate my love and passion for dogs, I set up The Dog Walker and the company has gone from strength to strength ever since! Our dedication to providing a personal and reliable service to both our human and canine customers has helped cement The Dog Walker’s reputation as a friendly and trustworthy company and made it the success that it is today.

Julie joined The Dog Walker team in February 2011 and with the help of her beautiful Goldies Cassie & Bliss, covers walks in Southsea. She loves all animals but especially dogs and has owned dogs for over 25 years. She says “My job is so rewarding. The dogs always have so much fun, exercise and socialisation that the greeting I receive when I pick up the dogs is just fantastic as they know it’s about time to enjoy the best part of their day!”

Katy covers walks in Waterlooville & Purbrook. She joined The Dog Walker back in the summer of 2013 and returned to the team in early 2016 following a “gap year” in Dorset working as an animal care assistance in an emergency veterinary practice and for the RSPCA. She says “It has been so lovely for myself and Ralph, my cocker spaniel, to return to a job we both absolutely love, seeing so many old faces and lots of new”.

Michaela joined The Dog Walker in 2014 and covers Waterlooville, Cowplain and Denmead. She has always had a big love for all animals and knew from a young age that’s all she wanted to do. Michaela has previously worked on a farm and in different rescue kennels across the UK. She also offers foster caring for dogs in need of rescue. She says “I LOVE my job as a dog walker so much and see and treat every dog in my care as one of my own. Nothing makes me happier and my day brighter than seeing them with their waggy happy tails!”

Rachel joined The Dog Walker in 2015 and covers North End, Copnor & Hilsea. She has a beautiful Staffie named Missy who unfortunately is too old to join her on walks so as somebody who loves hiking and being outdoors, becoming a dog walker has been her dream job!

Philippa joined The Dog Walker in 2017 and covers walks in Southsea. She has always been a caring person, having previously been a domiciliary care worker but since the arrival of her loveable Shihtzu pup Beau, she realised that she wanted a change and to care for canine customers instead! Philippa has always had a passion for all animals and having always had horses she is no stranger to getting mucky and being out in all weathers!

Kerry joined the team in 2017 and covers Cosham, Drayton & Farlington. Her parents were big animal lovers so she was fortunate to always have dogs in her life. Having worked in an office for 26 years she decided to give it all up for the outdoors and hasn’t looked back since!

Jade joined the team to walk dogs on an ad hoc basis covering holidays and other absences so that we never have to cancel any walks. She and her lovely cocker spaniels Bailey & Mitzi invite dogs to holiday with them in their home too.