Three dogs running up a hill. Jack russell, toy poodle and cockapoo

Dog Walking, Home Boarding and Pet Sitting in Blackrod and Horwich

Professional. Ethical. Personal.

Boarding license no.138514

At Heather’s Walkies, I aim to provide the best experience for your pets by putting them at the centre of all that I do.


  • Fully insured and Enhanced DBS checked
  • Extensively trained in first aid for cats, dogs and other small animals
  • Essential safety equipment, including first aid kits, carried on all walks and visits
  • Safe car travel, including crash-tested boot crates
  • Secure, online booking system, with automated card payments
  • Member of PDWA (Professional Dog Walker’s Association), ADB (Association of Dog Boarders) and licensed by Bolton Council


  • Animal-centred approach, using animal body language
  • Compassionate, force-free approach (no aversive tools or methods)
  • No more than four dogs per group (as per RSPCA guidelines)
  • Up-to-date knowledge through Continued Professional Development
  • Member of NICE (National Institute for Canine Ethics)


  • Each animal’s individual likes and dislikes catered for
  • Group walks carefully managed for best interactions
  • Walk reports and maps emailed after each outing
  • Photos shared for each visit
  • Dogs’ paws washed after each walk (though we can’t guarantee spotless floors)


“I can wholeheartedly recommend Heather. Her love for animals is clear and she’s very professional and courteous.” – D Koper

“Really pleased with how the dog walking from Heather is working out. Teddi looks forward to her walks and is getting better every time with her training” – Jo

My boys were well looked after, it was great to get some pictures of them. They are usually very timid of strangers, but they let Heather fuss them. Which is definitely a first. Would very happily recommend Heather, and ask her to look after the boys again” – Anon

Heather was fantastic with our two budgies and our rabbit for the week we were away – she even watered the plants too. Heather was professional, polite, friendly and very easy to communicate with. The updates throughout the week and the pictures were also greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend Heather to anyone looking for a pet sitter.” – Joseph

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