Dogtopia Pet Services in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex | Dog Walkers

Dogtopia Pet Services


Stanford-le-Hope
Essex
  • Dog walking-Thurrock,Benfleet,Basildon
  • Fully insured & DBS checked
  • First aid qualified
  • Group or solo walks available
  • Boarding, pet sitting, microchipping
  • Established in 2005


Dogtopia Pet Services

Dogtopia Pet Services - Dog Walking Service In Stanford-le-Hope, Essex

We wanted a service that gave pet owners peace of mind when they were away from their home, either with work or on holiday. Very quickly the lovely pet owners of Thurrock realised what their pets were missing out on and our tiny business grew rapidly. There were barks and howls galore as they realised there was no more being stuck indoors all day or relying on a kind neighbour to pop in (and hoping they wouldn't forget!!)

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As the dogs, cats, rabbits, tortoise, fish, birds, ferrets, lizards and other pets in Thurrock breathed a sigh of relief, calls started to come in from the Basildon district. Basildon dogs had heard about the fun they were missing out on, and that just wouldn't do!

Dogtopia Pet Services happily expanded to meet demand and we now cover Thurrock and Basildon areas, including Vange, Laindon and Langdon Hills. In Thurrock we cover from Purfleet, Aveley and Ockendon right across to Linford, Fobbing and Corringham and everything in between.

Dog Walks
Single or group walks can be arranged according to what you need and how we match your dog to our packs. The dogs' health and happiness is our priority, so we adopt a consultative approach when we come round to meet you all.

We will explain how everything works, where we walk and of course you're always welcome to join us at the park on a day off (seriously, plenty of our customers do!)

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Questions are welcomed, and we have been known to FaceTime from the park for some mums and dads so they can see how their pup is settling in. The whole team is experienced, fully trained and hold pet first aid qualifications. We are fully insured and all have up to date DBS checks.

Dog boarding
All dogs are boarded in our homes. We are fully licensed and checked by the council, and we all hold insurance as well as pet first aid qualifications. We will always have you and your dog round before any boarding is agreed so that you're all happy, and to check your dog gets on well with ours.

None of our premises have or uses kennels - and while your dog may have to share their bed (our dogs all love a snuggle!) it will feel like home from home for them.

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Bring a bed, their fave toy, their bowl and food - we do the rest for you including updates throughout the week via FaceTime, message or our Facebook page. We know leaving them is hard, it's a major reason we set the business up to begin with, so we work hard to make sure you're happy.

Travelling in comfort and safety
Our fleet of sign-written vans are all fully kitted out with crates for safe travel, plenty of drinking water, bowls, towels, tennis balls, poo bags and even cool-mats for the crates in hot weather. They are all air-conditioned and we carry a maximum of six dogs at any one time for comfort and safety.

Each of the vans is personalised to the team member - see if you can spot the differences...!

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Reviews

“Cath is an angel. I hold her in such high esteem. She has cared for 2 generations of my dogs, 11 years in total. Always with kindness, professional & a great deal of love. I have no hesitation in recommending her, your four legged friend will adore her”

- The best of the best

“It's great to know that Hugo is happy and comfortable when we go on holiday. He gives Dogtopia and Emma five paws! ❤️ It's always a waggy tail when we pull up in the car. Fully recommend their services!”

- Denise Mayell

“Well what can I say. Dogtopia are an amazing company they're like part of the family. Our dogs are so well cared for by Emma, they adore her. She treats them like her own. I would never use another company. They're reliable, trustworthy and go above and beyond for their clients, hairy and human. ”

- Simon

“Excellent service, I've been using the service for about a year and always been more than happy. The walkers are very knowledgeable and when my dog had a fit they treated her as there own. Highly recommended service ”

- Roy

“I couldn't think of a more wonderful, trustworthy company to look after my dog or anyone else's. It all begun with a meet and greet over one tree hill and Cath (business owner) actually helped me along with Emma split up my own two dogs fighting. Their experience in that situation was worth its weight in gold. I then got to know Jo & Tracey too and see how much fun all of their dogs have and how well they treat every single one - like their very own. When wondering who to leave your dog with, why wouldn't you choose Dogtopia? They are amazing at their jobs and not just a "dog walker" they are a fantastic , well established, knowledgeable and qualified team of pet carers; I would never use anyone else for my Amelie. ”

- Cheryl Barclay

“Dogtopia have always been friendly, easy to deal with and very trustworthy. I called on them very short notice last year to help me out after I had my daughter they were a great help getting my dog Louis out on walks to distract him from all the new baby hubbub! Thanks all! ”

- Kerry Clark

“Dogtopia is amazing. I worried at the beginning about letting strangers into my home and taking my Little doggy out. I had nothing to worry about with them. All of the walkers are so friendly and they soon made me feel comfortable with the idea. They will send you lots of pictures of your little one if you ask them to. Teddys walker Emma is amazing, she's so helpful and puts up with me and terrible Ted. He bit her the first time they met, I was so worried she wouldn't want to walk him after that haha but she didn't let that stop her. She's changed my little dog from a handful into a cuddly happy chap. She even gives me advice on what to feed him or what to do when he is unwell. I am So happy with Dogtopia, I could not recommend them enough :)”

- Abby Marshall

“My English Bulldog, Harvey, has boarded at Cath's house several times over the last year. His most recent stay was for 3 weeks. To say I am happy with Cath and the services of Dogtopia is a huge understatement!! Harvey goes to work with her everyday and has nice long walks. He comes home happy, healthy, clean and well and truly shattered. Cath treats all the dogs as her own and they all live in the comfort of her home. We also get lots of updates and photos while we're away. Cath really is wonderful and I'm so pleased we found her. I wouldn't dream of leaving him anywhere else!! [August 2015] ”

- Lisa

“Miley has been going out for her daily walks with Emma for just over 2 months now and she has very quickly become her new best friend. It's so lovely to see the pictures of Miley enjoying herself with all her doggy friends over the woods, and I know Emma looks after her as if she was one of her own. We are very new to the area and were a little worried that we wouldn't find a dog walker who would look after Miley as well as her previous walker, or indeed someone that Miley would love as much, but I can't recommend Dogtopia & Emma's services highly enough, and I really don't know what me or Miley would do without you. Thankyou, you're amazing :-) :-) :-) xx”

- Sam

“Our Boston terrier Maggie has been walked by Cath since November 2014. We really have noticed the difference in Maggies behaviour and personality, she is now so well behaved on and off the lead...something we definitely couldnt have achieved without Cath! Maggie has also spent the night with Cath, it's so lovely to know that you are leaving your dog with someone who treats them as their own, Maggie didn't even notice when we were leaving!! I would highly recommend Dogtopia to all, if your dog is as part of the family as ours is then there is no other I would ever recommend :)”

- Amy Fuller

“After our westie passed away our cocker spaniel Molly became a little stressed and anxious when we left her to go to work. She was also very nervous around other dogs and had begun to go blind. So we decided to give dog walking a go and emma started to take Molly out. It's been fantastic! Molly is happier, less stressed and growing in confidence around other dogs. Emma is excellent in meeting Molly's extra needs around her sight difficulties and we couldn't be more impressed with the service. ”

- Dawn Nielsen

“Dolly has been with Dogtopia since August 2014 and I can't sing Emma's praises high enough. She loves her weekly walks with Emma and making new friends in the pack. Dolly has also boarded with Emma overnight and it's nice to know that she is in safe hands in a home environment and not in a kennel on her own. Thank you Emma for your help and advice, I have one very happy, fit and slimmer pug!”

- Lisa

“We couldn't ask for a better person to look after our fur baby when we are out at work etc . Emma has been coming to Teddi since he was 10 weeks old and he now can't wait to go on his big boy walks with is furry friends . To see his excitement when Emma arrives to take him is great and to then come home to a sleepy well walked puppy really puts my mind and guilt of not being around a rest . Could not recommend these people enough from the first home visit I knew my teddi would be in good safe hands Keep up the fab work dogtopia.”

- Tracy & Ben

“Cannot recommend Dogtopia highly enough. My spaniel Betty has been walking with Cath (who she adores) for the past 2 Years and always comes back happy and tired out. Cath's passion for her job makes for a very professional service, I am very glad to have Betty in such good hands! ”

- Vicky

“Jen and Cath having been walking my rather large gsd called bear for the last 5 years on and off, I can highly recommend them and I always feel happier knowing he is in safe and friendly hands when I'm at work or on holiday, they are so helpful and often help me out with extra walks if needed at short notice, bear even got a pressy and treats at Christmas! he always looks forward to meeting Jen and his doggy friends :) x. ”

- Linda Gillie

“Cath and her team have to be the best Dog Walking service in Essex. Reliable, friendly, always helpful with any doggy issues. Their Canine experiance is second to none when it comes to training and canine behaviour. My dog looks forward to her walks each day with her doggy pals and home boarding is a little holiday for her too. Always comes back a hapoy dog. Dogtopia is truely professional dog walking team you can trust!!”

- Debs

“Cath and the girls are so reliable and friendly you cannot help but be put at ease. Eric and Ernie have always loved their walks and play time. I have recommended them to friends, family and neighbours and all have been just as happy as us. Thanks all and keep up the good work :)”

- Claudine

“My zany Patterdale has been totally trained by Kath and walking her is now a pleasure. She walks and boards with Kath and loves every minute. Kath cares for all dogs as if they were her own”

- Val

“Found jen to be very reliable n dexter comes back exhausted and happy. Dogtopia was recommend by my old dog walker who was no longer doing it, he was a dog behaviour specialist n tought classes and was an expert, he would not have recommended if he did not trust or believe in cath and jen. ”

- donna

“My dog adores the walkers who are friendly, reliable and trustworthy. Highly recommended.”

- Judith Pothecary

“Cath has been walking my rather awkward single minded old dog for 3 years now. She is the only person outside my family that I trust to walk him and she is great with dealing with his trying personality whilst making sure he gets a good walk. I have recommended her to lots of friends with dogs as she really gives me piece of mind that he is being well looked after whilst I am at work.”

- Sue

“Realiable, trustworthy, always go that extra mile to make my life easier and my dogs happier. Dogs always very excited to see the Dogtopia team. Would highly recommend this company to anyone. Go one make your dog a happy dog. Call Dogtopia for all your pet needs”

- Jane march

“Dogtopia is the top of my list as a Dog Trainer when recommending dog walkers, home boarding & pets to vets. I could it think of anyone else I could wholeheartedly suggest to clients that they trust to care for their beloved pet. With Dogtopia you don't only gain a happy well exercised dog, but a happy well behaved dog also. ”

- Alicia Bratby

“They are all fantastic! I could not ask for better people to look after my boys. I do not like leaving them but when I have to they are in safe hands. They come home shattered and happy to see me! I have every faith in the team and no longer worry when Keith and Ted are on their holidays. Thank you!”

- Jessica Oliver

“Dogtopia has been fantastic. Even when my cat had kittens right before our planned holiday, Dogtopia stepped in to look after them and sent me updates/photos via mobile so I knew they were okay.”

- Psyche Oliver

“Dogtopia have been amazing looking after my little pooch Buddy. He loves his walks with Cath and the rest of the gang.”

- Jodie

“Dogtopia are the only service I trust with my dog. They are flexible and excellent value for money. My dog waits by the front dour in anticipation of his fantastic rambles with his other doggy friends. I highly recommend them. ”

- Paula York

“I use cathy at dogtopia for cat sitting, and as most of you may be, I'm very fussy with who looks after my cat. I used to use a Cattery but thought I'd try a cat sitting service, I was dubious at first about using a service like dogtopia & giving someone a key to my house. But I can honestly say it's the best thing& it's really easy & I trust them with a key to my house. Cathy is really good, she txts me when I'm away & updates me on my cat & how she is, & looks after her. So I now dnt worry when I'm away. This comes from someone who is a bit wary, Dogtopia is a very good company& you don't have to worry when you use them. Now they have a key & at a moments notice Potentially, I can ask cathy to pop in and cat sit. Excellent service!!”

- Nicola

“I can't recommend Dogtopia highly enough. They have looked after my dogs for around 7 years. I know my dogs are always looked after and not just fed and watered. They are played with, cuddled and talked to! I know this as even though I have six foot fences, I also have very nosey neighbours!! Cath even came in to look after my pot bellied pig, Harry and he was choosy with his friends.”

- Terri

“Jen is amazing with my dachshund Freddie. She has been walking him nearly two years and they have a lovely relationship, he gets so excited to see her and his doggie friends on his walkies. When we drop him off to stay with Jen when we are away his is always bursting with excitement to get to her he isn't even bothered that he won't see us lol. I have nothing but praise for this company and it's comforting knowing that when I'm at work Freddie is in safe hands and enjoying another one of his adventures!”

- Vicky

“I must say I don't think it is possible to be more pleased with a service! Kath saved my relationship with my highly strung over excited Viszla. He has become a well behaved gentleman it has been lovely to see Baxter enjoy himself. He really loves Kath & enjoyed his walks. Dogtopia comes highly recommended! ”

- Kate Evans

“Cath and Jen have looked after and walked my excitable Beagle over the last 4 years and have been a godsend when work and having children meant I couldn't walk her. She has been a happier and calmer dog with them. I can't recommend them enough! ”

- Fiona

“Our full of energy pup has a great time every time he walks with Cath. We recently had him go to stay with her and he slept for almost a whole day when he returned home. I felt reassured with the photos she sent during his stay. He got totally spoilt and although I was nervous leaving him I completely trust that he's in the best home from home possible. Would not hesitate to recommend Dogtopia! ”

- Claire

“Cath and her team have been looking after my cats for 5 years now. They are professional and caring, even when my old cat was ill Cath was there to look after him when we were away. I never worry about the cats when away as i know they are good hands.”

- Tracy

“Our Marley is a rather large boarder collie and has been going out with Cathy now for almost two years, he was unpredictable when meeting other dogs and people but is able to run over the field now off lead and is a pleasure to take out, he knows when she is here and goes running to front door eager to go out. I used to see the girls from dogtopia over the field and all the dogs where always happy which is why I approached them to take Marley, Cathy came to asses him first and I couldn't believe how he took notice of her straight away. I am very happy with the service they provide. ”

- Betty Haste

“My dog Abby is boarded with Cath when we go on holiday. Abby loves it she is always happy to go there and is happy when I collect her. She has been washed and even her bedding is clean.i won't book my holiday till I have checked if there is a vacancy with Cath.. I have tried to leave her with someone else but abby was clearly unhappy.i can't recommend Cath and her staff highly enough. For Abby it's her holiday.”

- Kim ballard

“Hi my name is Betty and I am a 2 year old Cocker - Cath has been walking me since I was a puppy - I love her and all the adventures we have on our walks - my Grandma loves all the care and love I get when I am getting my exercise - thank you Cath”

- Betty Cockayne

“Reiable and trustworhly service, my dogs love the walks.”

- Gill brewer

“Our cockerpoo Harley absolutely loves Cath. He loves being walked by her and eagerly awaits his trips out. Would recommend her to anyone. x”

- Sue

“What a fantastic pet service Dogtopia are.My nutty hungarian viszla is well and truly treated as part of the family when he has his sleep over with them!”

- kim

“Couldn't be any happier with Dogtopia pet services. Our Handsome pooch Diesel absolutely loves he's walks and I am so impressed with Cath, she genuinely is fantastic and a doggy lover which gives peace of mind.”

- Kellie Dowsett

“Cath has been feeding my two cats for the past few years while we have been away. They are always happy and content on our return, Cath and the team have always been friendly and have offered helpful advice. I have recommended Dogtopia to many friends and family. ”

- Alesha

“I can not recommend Dogtopia highly enough. Cath and Jen are fantastic with my dogs. They come back fitter and healthier than when I left them. I love the updates on Facebook of their escapades whilst I'm away. I feel as if my dogs get as much love from Dogtopia as they do from me Andy family. A+++++++++++”

- Emma

“As all dog owners will know, to leave your dog with anybody other than yourself requires a huge amount of trust, and for this reason I couldn't recommend Cath (and the rest of Dogtopia Pet Services crew) enough. Cath and her team are reliable, trustworthy and utterly professional, all which Cath conveyed during our one-to-one meeting with her prior to the pups being walked. Both Stan & Elsie (our dogs) always come back with wagging tails and smiley faces, and it couldn't make me happier! ”

- Chris

“Cath at Dogtopia is highly professional and has an excellent knowledge about canine matters. She has looked after and walked my border collie, Poppy, on many occasions and I would recommend her to all dog owners. ”

- Phill Pobgee

“Bruce has been walked with Cath & the crew since he was 16 weeks old - I trust her implicitly and am so lucky to have found her. Bruce adores her and if I ever move house I will be sure it's within Dogtopia's catchment area! Wouldn't leave my pooch in the care of anyone else! ”

- Su

“Will be looking to home board Charlie dog with you in 2014 for my 3 week trip to the USA. So great to have somewhere so fantastic for Charlie to stay - we can both then enjoy our holiday.”

- Fiona

“I have been using Dogtopia for over 4 years now and they are fantastic. Cath truly cares about your animals, whatever they may be! Both of our dogs are walked by Cath, off leash and they always come back very tired and very happy..... Boarding service is also unique as dogs board indoors with Cath and her family so your dog is treated like one of her own in the comforts of a nice warm home. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dogtopia to anyone!!”

- Karen

“Daisy goes out regularly with Dogtopia and always has a great time. She has also stayed with Cath for holidays and comes back completely shattered! I would recommend Dogtopia to anyone looking for a professional, friendly and caring service.”

- Kelly

“The best dog walking service around, I would recommend Cath to everyone.”

- Jo Fitz

“Cath is fantastic! My dog honey loves going she is always well looked after & gets long walks. I wouldn't leave her anywhere else! I would highly recommend without hesitation Dogtoptia - have been with Cath for around 2-3 years , lost count but highly highly recommend ;-) - Jo , July 17th 2013”

- Allison Epstein

“We have had Jen walking our mini dachshund Freddie for at least a year now and have nothing but praise for her and Dogtopia. We went to Dogtopia through recommendation as we were having trouble with a previous walker, they were brilliant at settling Freddie in the group and sending me texts with updates and picture messages of him having fun with his new friends. We have even booked a two week holiday this year for the first time leaving Freddie for so long, and knowing he is staying safely with Dogtopia his a big relief, he will be spoilt and garenteed to come home shattered from all they play time he will get! Would recommend them to anyone in need of trusting, dog loving people.”

- Vicky

“Dogtopia provides a brilliant service and I would not hesitate to recommend!”

- Lily

“Cath is fantastic! My dog Jake loves going he's always well looked after & gets long walks. I wouldn't leave him anywhere else! ”

- Jo

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