After an initial meet and greet we can discuss your pup’s requirements and tailor the service to meet your needs.
We collect dogs from your home and transport them alongside other friendly dogs to safe and secure locations around the local area.
The walks would be 1 hour long, with lots of fun and play with their doggy pals.
Towel dried if required and fresh water put down on return home. Dogs will only be walked off lead on prior written agreement, and in appropriate situations.
We provide a safe supervised environment, walking with groups of 4 to 6 dogs to give them the best attention and interaction. With a variety of fun, stimulating walking routes for your dog to enjoy. Or we can provide solo walks available for those dogs that prefer one to one attention.
We can also do 20 minute home visits to provide food, water, play and toilet breaks for your pet whilst you are at work or away from home for long periods. All with lots of love and cuddles.
Regular or ad-hoc visits available.
Happy Hounds is based in central Ripon close to the river and lots of lovely countryside walks. We offer walking services and home visits for your best friend. We treat every dog as if it is our own. We provide a professional dog walking and pet care service in the local area of Ripon and the surrounding villages. Our services are reliable and flexible allowing you to book on a regular or ad-hoc basis Fully insured and DBS (CRB) checked, trained in Canine First Aid and registered with NARPS (National Association of Registered Pet Sitters) abiding with their code of practice We are friendly, reliable and professional and aim to meet everybody’s needs where possible. Lots of love and cuddles - walks and fun.
Hi my name is Mel. I have lived in Ripon for almost 30 years and have owned and loved dogs all of my life. After working office hours for many years and having my dogs looked after by friends and family, I realised that I could provide a much needed service for others who were unable to walk their dogs due to work or other commitments. I love the outdoors and walking so this is the perfect job for me. Your pet will get lots of attention and fun on our walks
We also work closely together with Sarah Harrison at P-A-W-S who has been established for about 5 years so we can offter these additional services:
Oral Care Treatments
Mel has been helping us by walking our Labrador who is extremely fond of her. She obviously loves and understands dogs and we appreciate her reliability and calm approach, and we have complete confidence in her care.Tessa Mack
When we re-homed our beautiful beagle Bertie, we realised we needed someone to help with dog walking though the day. Having known Mel for a long period of time; when she established Happy Hounds, this was the only choice for us. Bertie loves his time with Mel and the other dogs supported by Happy Hounds. He has settled well and is very happy due to the love and high quality care he receives; which is plain to see in the photos we have received. The service is good value too and I would have no hesitation in recommending Happy Hounds to anyone who is looking at and considering dog walking services.Helen Thirkell
Because of ill health I am unable to walk my dog, Harvey. It is therefore a great relief to know Mel will arrive to take him along with other dogs. Harvey always looks out for her each day and returns a happy and hungry dog. I know he has had a good walk, is well exercised and he cannot wait to greet her and have his tummy rubbed. Mel is so reliable, the dog is safe with her and I can highly recommend her.Janet Haywood
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Open from 9 a.m to 10 p.m on weekdays and from 9 a.m to 2 p.m on weekends.