- Dog/Pet Sitter in Wimborne & East Dorset
- Over thirty '5' star Google/Yell reviews
- Professional quality reliable service
- Home visits pet sitting taxi & walking
- Animal First Aid certified
- Insured & DBS checked, NarpsUK member
Paws2Walk - Dog sitter in East Dorset, Wimborne Minster, Corfe Mullen, Broadstone and the surrounding areas.
Paws2Walk provide a professional companion animal service in the East Dorset area..... walking and exercising dogs, pet feeding, visiting and minding pets in their homes while owners are at work or away.
...So what does it take to be one of the best companion animal pet services on your doorstep? It takes commitment to industry standards, knowledge, experience, skills and training to ensure a quality driven and reliable bespoke service.
Services include dog walking and social exercising, visiting house calls to feed your pet, administer their medication and for basic health and well-being checks. House and pet sitting when owners are away and want an overnight live-in service. Some owners have requested companion care - essential time spent entertaining and providing comfort and companionship to their animals.
Domesticated animals are not the only requests I receive. With extensive experience of caring for wildlife, some customers have requested visits to feed their wild garden birds, fox, badger, squirrel, hens and hedgehogs when on vacation or business trips.
Pet And House Sitting
Evening sits for those special events
Turn lights on/off
Manage security alarms
Put out bins on waste collection days
Live in / overnight stay while owners away
Water house plants
Take mail in
Domicilliary Pet Care Visit
Home visits - prepare and provide your pet's meal
Attend to their litter tray
Clean small animal houses
Light coat groom
Pop-in visits for health and wellbeing checks
Companion care - time entertaining /providing comfort. (Often requested for older / frailer pets)
Prior to Paws2walk I supported another pet minder as a co worker providing dog walking and home based visits. I have companion animals of my own, and I have also cared for pets belonging to friends, neighbours and family members, besides providing pet care advice and information.
With substantial experience of caring for disabled animals or those with sensory loss, some of my previous pets have included walking a deaf dog who required hand commands as his main form of communication, sign language for dogs!
Known locally by several veterinary practices, wildlife services, pet store staff and existing clients I can provide excellent references and testimonials. I have the confidence, commitment and values to deliver the perfect pet care service to you and your pet.
As a full member of NarpsUK (National Association of Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers) I have access to animal experts via a 24 hour pet veterinary health helpline. This means I can better care for your pets and give you peace of mind through expert advice about your companion animal should this be required during the time they are in my care.
NarpsUK was established to raise industry standards and has developed a Code of Practice including training, education and to promote best practice for professional pet sitters and dog walkers.
On joining NarpsUK I enrolled and successfully passed their full training course called The NarpsUK Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Course, an intensive twelve module learning and development course which incorporates animal health care, the law and pet first aid.
“Simply excellent! Tracie offers a most caring, professional and reassuring service from start to finish. We have a quirky and very sensitive, nervous dog. When we started planning our holiday earlier this year, we had to find someone that would be prepared to come into our home for the week and look after her, especially as it was fireworks night whilst we were away. We didn't think that we would find anyone who would meet our expectations but from the minute we met Tracie, and watched her interact with our dog we knew she would be OK. Tracie's paperwork and research is extremely thorough, she visited several times before we went away and built up a relationship with both us and our dog. Whilst we were away, Tracie regularly updated us throughout, with comments and photos so that we could see everything was OK and our dog was happy. Most importantly, we have returned to a healthy and happy dog and a clean and tidy house. I highly recommend Tracie, either for dog walks, dog sitting service - or anything else she does! You will be hard pressed to find anyone as conscientious, professional and trustworthy as her. Thank you so much Tracie, going on holiday and leaving our dog is no longer such a challenge. We hope that we can use your service in the future x”
- Julie P (Broadstone Dorset - 13 November 2019)
“Wonderful care for your animals Tracie is very professional from the first visit we felt that she understood our dog Bear. He is a rescue German Shepherd. The first assessment she listened and noted his quirks and issues we have been working on. She supplies a written report and asked many questions to help with his care. The first time we left Tracie with Bear was only for the day. Tracie updated us with messages and photos to reassure us. Taking Bear for a walk Tracie has a tag to go on his collar with contact details in case he gets lost. We have asked Tracie to sit for us on occasions where we can’t take Bear with us. He greets her like an old friend and one of the family. As Bear is settling in (we have had him for a year 18/9) he has changed and Tracie always updates his records. We have just had Tracie look after Bear for 2 weeks and Bear was happy and comfortable because of the care that Tracie gave him. I would highly recommend Tracie to anyone who needs their pet looked after. 1st Class care. ”
- Sue Hambling (Parkstone Poole Dorset - 27 September 2019)
“I first employed Tracie when I needed someone to walk my dog. My dog loved her and his walks. When I needed to go away on business, I asked Tracie to house sit for me to look after my dog and 2 cats. I returned home to a clean house and relaxed and happy pets. I can now go away with complete piece of mind knowing my pets are in the best possible care. Cannot recommend Tracie highly enough. She has been such a find for us.”
- Jean Fitzgerald (South - June 2020)
“Tracie did a fantastic job looking after our dog whilst me and my family went away for the weekend for a wedding. She is very pleasant experienced and trustworthy lady and my dog loved being with her. We will use Tracie again highly recommended. ”
- Nicky B (South West - May 2020)
“(Professional Quality Reliability: Tracie is a very professional, reliable carer she has done an amazing job of looking after both my kitten and puppy. She instinctively knows how to care for all creatures. In the past helping me nurse and care for my terminally ill cat and recently looking after my very active disabled Burmese kitten Jey when we were on holiday with the puppy. It was the first time we had left Jey alone and Tracy was great with her staying and playing with so she was not lonely. When I came home, I found Jey was in wonderful condition with beautiful sleek coat.”
- Jan Cudd
“We found Tracie through the Good Dog Guide to look after our three dogs whilst we went on holiday to Cuba. Tracie from the first contact has been absolutely brilliant and the preparation she does in getting to know the dogs and us was first class. Her way and manner with the dogs was exceptional and all three of them immediately took to her and looked forward to going on their familiarisation walks with her. To find someone like Tracie who has a real empathy with animals is so refreshing and we now feel so much more relaxed knowing that when the dogs are in her care that they are loved and cared for as we would. ”
- Kathi Harris
“We found Tracie after a recommendation to look on the Good Dog Guide and we are so glad that we found her! Just saying Thank You really isn't enough, Tracie exceeded our expectations, going above and beyond to help us out at very short notice over New Years Eve. Daisy our dog adored being looked after by Tracie and I only wished we lived nearer so that we could use Paws2Walk whenever we need a dog sitter. Amazing level of service, incredibly professional, trustworthy and reliable. ”
- Alison Mackie
“This company was recommended to me, as I needed both a house and dog sitter for my 2 dogs, while I was away inn Paris. I found her professionalism, documentation and empathy with my needs and want to be first class. Tracie was in communication to me with texts and pictures of the time spent with my 2 dogs on their walks, and, I am very happy to say, that my dogs enjoyed the company of Tracie as much as she enjoyed being with them. I cannot praise her business enough, as I could go away knowing that everything was in control, T's crossed and I's dotted. I will be recommending her business to others that have a need for a quality dog/house sitter.”
- Glynne D
“After we had a cat sitter pull out, we needed someone in short notice and Tracie was recommended by a friend. My husband and I were impressed with her thoroughness, calmness, and professionalism. I found her to understand our cats well, which is always my concern when looking for a sitter when most seem to be dog focused. She was not daunted by having to hand feed our fire eel and I felt confident leaving our many fish in her care - they can easily be killed by over feeding. The updates everyday were great and our minds were totally at ease while we were away. Definitely recommend you use Paws2walk if you need a cat/fish/plant/house sitter!”
- Louisa B (Broadstone)
“We cannot recommend Tracie enough, we all love her and wouldn't use anyone else now! She treats our dogs like they are her own with so much love and attention. She sends us lots of pictures of our girls whilst we are away which is so lovely and keeps in regular contact, we can go away and not worry as we know Tracie will take such good care of our dogs. We met with other dog walkers before choosing Tracie and her passion for animals and caring personality just shone through that it was a very easy decision to choose Tracie. She is incredibly professional and also very adaptable. Love from the Wood family x”
- Lauren W (Wimborne)
“Tracie (Paws2Walk) is our dog walker when we are at work and our animal carer when we are away from home on holiday, including photographs of their daily activities. She is a true animal lover- caring, kind and compassionate. She clearly has extensive experience of working with and caring for many different species of animals. She feeds and grooms them, cleans out their various living quarters and also makes additional trips to adjust lights and heating. Tracie is very amenable to helping us out at short notice and also very flexible in the times she when is available to work. Nothing is too much for her. I have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone who needs a pet sitter or dog walker. ”
- Rachel B - Corfe Mullen
“Highly recommended. As great empathy and appreciation of pet behavior. Out cat Dillon is very happy that he is able to stay in his own home and be looked after so well, a very contented cat. We are able to enjoy our time away knowing that he is being cared for.”
- Frank C - East Dorset
“We found Tracie by chance whilst looking for someone to look after our terrier Oscar in their own home. We had never considered a pet/ house sitter before but we were extremely happy with Tracie’s professionalism and attention to detail. We had daily updates and pictures on WhatsApp and Tracie was keen to explore our local area and found many new walks that we were not even aware of.”
- Penny S
“I recently had to go into hospital for a 2 week stay. I was really concerned about what would happen with my loving and very lively golden retriever. Having recently moved to this area, I did not have any friends or family that I could ask to look after my treasured soul mate. I was therefore naturally very nervous when asking a complete unknown to look after him for me. Well I need not have been as he was in excellent hands. Tracie and her amazing company Paws2Walk work to the highest standards. It was obvious when I returned that he had been extremely well cared for. Tracie ensured that I was constantly kept up to date during my time in hospital which was immensely reassuring. It was evident that she has a lot of experience and is extremely professional in her approach and cares for the animals as if they were part of her family. I would have no hesitation recommending this company.”
- Asha S (Pet visits & house sit)
“We have used Tracie's services to provide lunch-time visits and companionship to our dog, Asta. We can say, with confidence, that Tracie is trustworthy, conscientious and totally committed to her work with animals. Tracie has lots of personal experience of looking after her own pets, including those with health needs, which has given her valuable knowledge and understanding - we know that Asta is in safe hands. Tracie is also highly professional, communicating well with us before and after visits so we can be reassured all is well. Tracie's passion for animals shines through. She takes pride in her work and is keen to tailor her services to every customer which means you can be sure of a personalized service which meets your needs. Asta loves her time with Tracie and we have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone who is seeking a reliable and caring person to look after their pets and / or home while they are on holiday, at work or out for the day.”
- Helena B. (Bear Cross) Pet visit
“Tracie provides a truly professional service which puts you at ease when leaving your pet. She took such good care of our dog and the communication whilst we were away was impeccable. Would highly recommend and shall definitely be using Paws2Walk again.”
- A.G - Corfe Mullen (Pet visiting)
“Tracie from Paws2Walk looked after our cat and pet hamster at short notice. She made time to visit and complete a full assessment of our animals needs and took care of everything before we left. She did a great job and we didn't have to worry about a thing. It was clear that on our return Tracie had taken the greatest of care with our pets as if they were her own. Thank you.”
- Andrew C. C/Mullen (Pet visits)
“When you have to leave your much loved dog with anybody it is a big concern especially when you are at home with them all day and they have never been left before. We worried about it for quite awhile, but having met Tracie during our initial consultation and seeing how professional she was and how good she was with G, our Cocker Spaniel, we were reassured he would be fine. We were provided with very detailed and comprehensive documentation regarding out contract and G's needs and everything was superbly organised. Having discussed everything beforehand, Tracie arrived promptly on the day and we were able to depart straight away knowing G was more than happy. During the day Tracie sent superb photos of her and G having fun time, sitting, cuddling and playing in the garden. At the end of the day we returned to find G totally relaxed having had a wonderful time which included a massage session! It's great to know that , in the future , we can call on someone that G obviously trusts and who we are confident in to look after him and keep him safe. Thank you Tracie, the care you gave our dog and your calm and supportive approach was much appreciated and we would highly recommend you to anyone requiring your services.”
- S & T B from Ringwood (Pet sit)
“We just wanted to say a big "THANK YOU" for medicating Thomas and Hardy for us during our absence. We didn't worry whilst we were away, knowing you would be there for them and ensure they were given their medications and drops. Our relative was full of praise with how you handled and dealt with our cats. we are lucky to have found you, and wont hesitate to recommend you to others. Warmest regards C & S”
- C&S W. in Corfe Mullen Pet visiting
“We were so pleased when we found Tracie from paws2Walk. We were going on holiday and needed someone reliable and trustworthy to visit our cat Moby and our four rescue hens. As Tracie had experience of both cats and hens it was the perfect match. We found her professional and well organised. She went into great detail about their care and management before we left and completed a full assessment of their needs. We received regular updates with lovely pictures which really helped us feel confident in the decision we had made. Tracie went the extra mile and made suggestions that meant our animals remained safe and well managed in our absence. we would not hesitate to use her services again and can thoroughly recommend her to friends, family and neighbours.”
- Pat & Tony M. - Holt (Pet visiting/feeding)
“I contacted Tracie from Paws2Walk at short notice as I was unable to find anyone to visit my pet dog while I took a short break over a weekend. Tracie responded immediately, understanding the urgency of the situation. She arranged to visit me to carry out an assessment and full consultation along with a free mini trial walk for my dog Archie. She completed all of the paperwork and had it returned to me within 48 hours, just in time for me to leave for my weekend away. Tracie made a real difference as I would have had to cancel my weekend away had she not gone the extra mile to provide her service. When I returned, all was well and Archie had been visited thee times a day and fed and cared for expertly. When she came to drop off the key a couple of days later Archie was so pleased to see her it was clear that they had made a special bond in such a short time. Tracie is a natural and I was delighted with the service she provided.”
- Ned H.- Wimborne (Pet Visiting)
“We had Tracie from Paws2Walk look after our Terrier while we were away. We had not left our dog before and therefore were apprehensive about this first time. However, we need not have worried. We received daily updates along with amazing pictures of Oliver enjoying his activities. Tracie and Oliver went on many wonderful walks and clearly shared many special times together. Oliver was obviously happy with all this individual attention and from the pictures was clearly having a wonderful time. Tracie's assessment and consultation process was excellent and she went into detail about Oliver's needs. Everything was expertly managed from start to finish and went very smoothly. We received a Welcome Pack with all the relevant details and our home was even cleaned and plants watered before we returned. We would not hesitate to recommend Paws2Walk. We would definitely use the service again.”
- Peter & Sandra - Fordingbridge
“A FIRST CLASS PROFESSIONAL AND CARING SERVICE We are so glad that we found Tracie to walk our 2 dogs and house sit when we go on holiday. It is so reassuring knowing that Tracie is at home taking the best possible care of our boys which means that we can go on holiday and relax now without having to worry about their welfare. Tracie provides a very professional and caring service, obviously loves animals and goes that extra mile to make sure they are happy. I would not hesitate to recommend Tracie and Paws 2 Walk to anyone that wants a first class reliable pet sitting /walking service.”
- Steve S
“Thank you, are two very small words which really do not do justice for the service that we received from Paws2Walk. Our lively and characterful working cocker, was cared for with care, compassion and understanding during our recent holiday. We received daily updates about his well being and antics; accompanied by lovely photos. The house was immaculate when we returned and our dog appears to have enjoyed his new "carer " - we are reassured that we have discovered a thoroughly professional and commendable service for future use. Thank you again! - Jan W.”
- Jan W.
“Paws to Walk did an amazing job looking after our dog Autumn for a week while we were away ,Autumn was looked after in her own home to a level which exceeded our expectations.It was the first time in 12 years she had not accompanied us on holiday so I was apprehensive about leaving her .However I had nothing to worry about and she was cared for to a very high standard, we were kept advised at all times and received pictures and videos of Autumn while we were away. I would not hesitate to use Paws to Walk again ,we made an excellent decision.”
- Anna Collier
“We had tracie look after our dog for the weekend and we couldn’t have been more pleased , on return Bella our dog was happy and content , we have already booked her for the summer and would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone , she was very professional and trustworthy and we are relieved we have found someone we can trust.”
- Julie thomas