About Us

Paws 4 Walking was setup by me, Myles Garfield-Thomas. My final “office” job was as Senior National Negotiator for Cemex UK based in Rugby. In 2008, I decided to step off the corporate ladder, follow my passion and Paws 4 Walking was born.

Paws 4 Walking Owner Myles Garfield-Thomas

I have always had a love for animals and have previously owned dogs, cats, rabbits and rats. I enjoy working with horses and have competed as an amateur show jumper.

When I started the business, my aim was to offer a professional and reliable dog walking service within Market Harborough and the surrounding villages and over the years this has grown from strength to strength. In addition, I decided to also offer home visits for animals such as cats, rabbits, hamsters, fish birds and many more, ensuring pets are kept in the routine to which they are accustomed, in their own home. Paws 4 Walking currently employ 12 professional dog walkers, who also undertake home visits.

Having received many enquiries regarding rabbit and guinea pig boarding, in July 2009, we decided to setup The Paws Inn. This has proved a popular service over the school holiday periods, the summer months especially. The animals are dropped off with us and enjoy their holiday at The Paws Inn, a purpose built small animal retreat.

In January 2010 we had a influx of new puppies. This was when we decided to add Puppy Visits to our portfolio. I visited our resident vet for the business, Tim Murphy from Town and Country, Market Harborough and he gave us the guidelines to work to for puppy visits. These visits are normally half hour visits until the puppy reaches six month old and include garden play, short walks and socialisation with other dogs and people outside the environment. We also provide basic training, to start them on the right path.

We had not intended to offer doggie day care or boarding, however, due to business demands in March 2010 this was a service added to our portfolio. Paws 4 Walking are licenced and approved by Harborough District Council.

In December 2010 we had a number of enquiries for House Sitting and this has steadily increased, especially where customers have a number of animals to look after.

We, as a team, are passionate and committed to making a difference to the daily lives of both pets and their owners. We aim to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Security

Paws 4 WalkingKey collection is agreed at our first consultation meeting. We ask that you provide us with two keys. To give you peace of mind your keys are kept in a key safe either at  Paws 4 Walking or with a designated member of staff.

No personal information is kept with the keys, they are colour coded for our information only.

This information is kept in a separate location to ensure keys cannot be traced to your address.

All our staff are DBS checked (previously CRB), again, for yourpeace of mind.

We are just a telephone call away in an emergency situation. If you accidentally lose your keys or lock yourself out, get delayed at work or stuck in traffic, please don't hesitate to call us. Please note, however, we will only agree to meet and let in the person(s) we have met at our first consultation.

Charity Work

Paws 4 Walking support

Guide Dogs

Dogs Trust

Leicester Animal Aid

Quids for Kids, hosted by HFM.

1st Market Harborough Scout Group

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Area we cover

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Market Harborough

Great Bowden

Little Bowden

Great Oxendon

Clipston

Kelmarsh

Arthingworth

Braybrooke

Desborough

Dingley

Brampton Ash

Lubenham

Laughton

Mowsley

Marston Trussell

Husbands Bosworth

Theddingworth

Bruntingthorpe

Shearsby

Fleckney

Saddintgon

Gumley

West Langton

Church Langton

East Langton

Thorpe Langston

Three Gates

Stoke Albany

Sutton Bassett

Ashley

Hallaton

Blaston

Medbourne

Weston-by-Welland

Wilbarston

Kibworth Beauchamp

Kibworth Harcourt

Smeeton Westerby

Great Glen

Horninghold

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