Welcome to
The Walking Dog

Specialist Canine Services & Guided Hill Walks

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Fully Insured covering all aspects of our services

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Certified Professional

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Police checked to ensure your complete confidence

"Friendly, Reliable, Trustworthy,

Professional but Personal"



A well established and experienced dog walking business for local dog owners in and around the York area. 

Specialising in a one-to-one service, we only provide walks for individual household dogs. That's because we understand that group walks aren't suitable for all dogs, as well as firmly believing in the benefits that the one-to-one attention brings.

Many of the dogs we walk are from a rescue background, some have behaviour issues, and some just because they are special!

Whatever the reason we are happy to look after them, enjoying the interaction and building a relationship with them.

Dog Walk



Our walks are specifically tailored to your dog's needs, so whether young or old, fast or slow, we can go as far and as fast as your dog requires. Where-ever possible we go 'off pavement' to ensure your dog gets the most stimulation from their walk and with your permission, time off the lead. We will also incorporate playtime and any training you wish us to reinforce. Walks are located within your own area and usually straight from your door.

30 min from £10.00

60 min from £16.00


Ideal for puppies, elderly dogs, or even those that just require a quick check to ensure all is well, our Pop In visit includes greeting your dog, letting them out for a comfort break, refreshing water and putting out food if required. If they require some fuss then why not extend our stay with our Pop In & Play visit? These visits are available Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm, and last 15 minutes or 30  minutes respectively.

15 min from £5.00

30 min from £10.00

We offer a FREE consultation visit to discuss your requirements, and for you and your dog to meet us.


Walking in the upland areas of the UK has been a life long love, of course accompanied by Ruby (The Walking Dog!), and trainee walking dog, Ella!

My dog walking business is so busy I'm not able to offer individual walks currently. However I am very proud to be able to support The Candlelighters Trust - Yorkshire's leading childrens cancer charity - by organising sponsored challenge walks for Team George - a group of friends dedicated to raising funds and awareness.

You can find out more about Team George and their events by visiting their website.




Laura P, Bootham

We have been delighted with The WaLking Dog. Our dog Dotty adores Adrian, and we find the updates via Facebook, Instagram and by text absolutely brilliant! An utterly professional service and we would recommend  The WaLking Dog to any dog owners.

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Karen B, Dringhouses

Adrian has been looking after my dogs since they were pups. It is a huge relief to know they are in good hands when I'm out at work, and I know how much they enjoy going out with you. Your flexibility and helpful attitude is very much appriciated, as is your kindness to the dogs. Thank you.


Suzanne C, Strensall

I would be very happy to recommend The WaLking Dog to anyone looking for a friendly and reliable independent dog walker. The text updates and photos from the walks are the icing on the cake.


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168 Askham Lane, York. YO243HJ. England, UK.