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 one of the best dog walking services in Portsmouth. 


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 had 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!”


Philippa joined The Dog Walker in 2017 and covers walks in Southsea & Portsmouth. She has always been a caring person, having previously been a domiciliary care worker but since the arrival of her loveable Shihtzu pup Beau (and more recently her British Bulldog Duke), 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 grown up with horses in the family she is no stranger to getting mucky and being out in all weathers!


Georgia joined the team in 2019 and covers Portsmouth & Southsea. Having previously used The Dog Walker to care for her adorable Cocker Spaniel Stanley, she jumped at the chance of joining the team as we expanded and knew exactly the high levels of service that she would be expected to deliver! Since joining the team she has had two new additions to her family, Juneau the Cocker and Honey the Labrador, who love to join us on our daily adventures.


As a long standing friend of The Dog Walker family Tracy always loved joining us on our walks and meeting all of our canine clients so we were delighted to offer her an official position. Tracy and her beautiful dogs Bella the Frenchie and LouLou the Pug now help us with both home boarding and covering any absences. Her help is invaluable to us and our clients as it means we never have to cancel any services.