- Dog walker in Maidstone, Kent
- Fully insured & police checked
- Stress free, fun & safe experience
- Free initial consultations
- Other pet related services:
- Pet taxi, puppy & pet sitting
Plum Paws - Dog Walker in Maidstone, KentPlum Paws was created for busy people who require excellent pet care, so with over 40 years of all type of domestic animal experience who better than us to take care of your loved ones.
Fully Insured and Police checked (copies of both supplied with initial contract)
Dog Walking- Whether your dog( s) need to be walked regularly or on a more ad-hoc basis, you can choose for them to have a half-hour, one-hour or two-hour walk.
Free Initial Consultation
Before you decide whether I am the right dog walker or pet-sitter for you and your pets, I visit you in your home and spend some time chatting to you about your requirements, including any special needs your pets may have, as well as information about diet, routines and personality traits.
This also gives you an opportunity to ask me about my experience, insurance. references etc.
If we both feel happy about me looking after and walking your pets, we complete a contract and information sheet with emergency and veterinary contact details plus information about your pet(s) at this point I will also give you copies of my insurance and CRB certificate.
The key will either be returned to you once you are home or I can retain it for future dates.
Your key will be safely kept with no reference of your address or pet- details attached t-o it.
At the moment, I do not charge a cancellation fee if your trip is either changed or cancelled;
I would appreciate being informed as soon as possible though please.
How I Believe It Works
Pets are usually much happier in their own environment, with familiar smells, sounds and their favourite places to sleep. In a cattery or kennel, not only do they have the stress of being in a strange place. with different furnishings, routines. temperatures, smells and humans but they can also pick up on the stress of other animals around them, causing extra anxiety.
Pet Sitting - Although I do not stay overnight, I am able to visit; your pet(s) as many times a day as you wish and at your preferred times. Visits also include watering of plants, putting out the dustbin, picking up post, drawing curtains, switching lights on and of!’ etc. If you're going out for the day and don‘t want to leave your pet(s) alone, I can come and spend the day with them. Dogs will have two or three walks and lots of petting, whilst cats and other pets will receive lots of petting, grooming (if required) and play - and of course they'll be fed, if required.
Puppy Sitting - Your puppy will benefit from two or more 50 minute visits a day while you are at work etc. Puppies need a lot of sleep so short visits Won't over-tire them, and having a second (or third) visit means your pup will not be left alone for long periods. Prior to vaccination we play in the house or garden, they are fed and watered, have any little messes cleared up and we help with house once vaccinated we take short Walks (starting with 10 minutes and working up to the run 30), play more games and generally have enough run so pup is happy to settle back to sleep between visits.
They will also get some basic socialisation Where possible.
Pet Taxi - Visits to the vet - If your pet needs to go to the vet etc and you're unable to take them, I can take them for you.
I have in my pet family an energetic 4 year old rescue German Shepherd called Arnie, little Lucy my 9 year old Border terrier Whom I've had from a puppy and a crazy cockatiel called Ozzy who thinks he ’s a dog joining in barking when someone knocks at the door! I have worked as a volunteer for UK German Shepherd Rescue since 2012 and although heart breaking at times I find it very rewarding to see beautiful dogs finding homes full of love giving them that second chance they so deserve after finding themselves in rescue through no fault of their own.
I have always had dogs/pets from the moment I was born my parents black Labrador was by my side.. then hamster’s, guinea pigs, rabbits, my first dog Lassie. also my best Friend for 16 years... then chickens. horse ’s. goat 's, cow’s oh and a pet shop!
“Plum Paws, Recommended 100%! I would like to thank Elaine at Plum Paws for looking after my little boy Herbie. Herbie only has three legs and gets very anxious around other dogs, I'm very protective of him and this was the first time I've ever let anyone else take care of him, Elaine assured me he would be ok and that sheâ€™d take very good care of him, so off they went to our local park as agreed. Now rightly or wrongly I followed them to the park, but I had nothing to worry about, Elaine treated him like he was her own dog and I could see that he was loving every minute he was with her. She wonâ€™t know I followed them until she reads this comment, so I would like to thank her for being a genuine animal lover and a genuine person, I couldnâ€™t ask for more! Sonia Black â€“ Maidstone.”
- Sonia Black
“I'm so glad I've finally found 'Plum Paws' I have a very timid dog called Oscar who I dearly love but he will not go to anyone other than myself, so being able to get someone to walk him seemed to be impossible, A friend mentioned Plum Paws so I gave them a call, Elaine said she would come and visit Oscar the very next day. Imagine my surprise when Oscar went straight over to her when she came to see him! I just couldn't belive it! Elaine obviously loves animals and animals obviously know who they like, I cannot recomend her enough!”
- Sally Davis