So our story...
Animals of different kinds had always been a huge part of my life so it was no surprise to anyone when I decided that starting my own business providing a dog walking and pet sitting service was what I wanted to do. With the whole family - husband Ben, daughter Ceinwyn and son Morgan - on board, The Cambridge Dog Lodge was born.
The Cambridge Dog Lodge completed its first professional dog walk in 2013 with a dog called Lloyd. He was a Rhodesian Ridgeback and the most gentle giant. We have come along way since then; gained a plethora of experience, compiled an enormous amount of memories and made lots of friends along the way.
It is important to know that the dog lodge, despite the name, is not all about dogs. As you will see from Our Pack and Other Animals page on this site, we have a variety of pets who live with us. And because of these other animals we decided to expand the business and offer a bespoke service, aimed at small pets, as we know from experience it is not only dogs and cats who need love and care when their mums and dads go away.
By the end of 2017 I realised I needed a permanent walking buddy. Ben had been helping me as and when required (and still does) but it had become apparent this was not enough. So I called on my friend Sarah. Right at the start Sarah had joined in the dog walking shenanigans and helped out but the time wasnt right for her to come full time in 2013. Not long into 2018, Sarah made the jump and came on board full time. Since then, we have had many adventures together and Sarah has built such lovely bonds with the dogs she walks that it feels as if she has been with me for the whole time.
The area we live in provides us with plenty of options for a variety of lovely walks ranging from woodland trails to open hillsides and moors, along rivers and streams for refreshing summertime play. We are incredibly lucky to also have access to an enclosed field for safe off lead fun.
Despite the often very wet Manchester weather, there is nothing better than being out in the fresh air with a dog or two (or three or four) by our sides.