Our Services and Prices

Dog Walking Services

Initial Home Visit
Meet, Greet, Consultation & Registration
Collection & Delivery (and cleaning of paws!)
Free
1 Hour Group Walks
Walking for at least an hour (excluding travelling time)
in groups of no more than 6 dogs.
For additional dogs from same household please add £8 per dog
Dogs within the city centre will be charged at £12.50
£12

Before you make your first booking we will take some basic information from you and answer any initial questions (either on the phone or via email). If you're still interested, we will arrange a short visit to meet and greet you and your dog. During this visit we will get to know you both and discuss your requirements. You can either decide there and then if we can help you, or alternatively you can let us know later. This consultation enables us to find out all those important little things about your dog and to establish exactly how you wish to use our service. No need to worry as this service is completely free.

If you decide to go ahead and make a booking with us we will agree your first walking date(s), give you a copy of our Terms and Conditions and our current Fees, which can also be found on this website, and that's it, as simple as that!

Again, there is no pressure or obligation to use Wagtales, and we don't charge for this first consultation.

 

Once you've booked

We will organise how we will gain access to your property, mostly, and particularly for regular walkers, we hold keys for clients until such a time as they don't need our services any more. Keys will always be kept safely and in a lockable safe, they are insured and will be returned on request. We also have a key holding service for if you get locked out or lose your keys.

And that's it, all ready to go!

 

The Tale

All walks are in groups of no more than 6 dogs unless otherwise previously agreed. We walk in various locations, but usually in secure fields, parks, woods or the canal bank. When dogs are allowed off-lead, we take balls and frisbees to add to the fun and games. Transport time is not included in the walk, and can vary in length depending on where the group of dogs all live, and where we decide to walk that day.

We will arrive at your home in our clean, well on the inside anyway, crated van. The crates are secured to the van and each has a waterproof mat for added comfort and hygiene. Your dog will have his/her own crate for the journey and is welcome to bring a toy, chew or blanket along, if you wish.

We will enter your property, leaving muddy shoes at the door, and collect your dog(s) as quickly and calmly as possible, before locking up and getting him/her into the van. We have a ramp available for those who find it too hard to jump up. Routes are planned so that the dogs are in the van for as short a time as possible, and water will be available to them throughout their journey in the non-spill water bowls.

 

Once the Tale has Ended for the Day

When your dog’s tale has ended and they have had lots of fun, exercise and are nicely worn out, we will get him/her back into his own crate for the journey home. When we arrive at your home we will give your dog(s) a rub down and clean his/her paws as best we can before entering your property and settling them down as agreed. We will then say goodbye, leave a report card, provide a small healthy treat (unless otherwise agreed) lock up, and look forward to the next time.

 

If there are any other services you require but which are not listed, please contact us to see if we can help.

All the above prices are inclusive of VAT.
We guarantee that there are no hidden extras.
We do not charge registration or membership fees.
A minimum of 24 hours notice is needed in advance to
cancel any appointments or the full amount will be payable.
All prices shown are subject to change.

Emergency Let-Outs

30 Minute Emergency Let-Outs
Call or text, great when you're stuck in a meeting.
£17

For regular clients at those times when you find yourself stuck in a meeting, traffic or any other unexpected or emergency situation we will let-out or walk and feed him/her if required.

You can simply just send a text! (Always helpful when you are in a meeting!)

 

If there are any other services you require but which are not listed, please contact us to see if we can help.

All the above prices are inclusive of VAT.
We guarantee that there are no hidden extras.
We do not charge registration or membership fees.
A minimum of 24 hours notice is needed in advance to
cancel any appointments or the full amount will be payable.
All prices shown are subject to change.

A Taxi Service for your Pet

Pet Taxi Service
Trips to the vet, groomer or any other transport needs.
£20

Wagtales Taxi Service is ideal if you do not have your own transport, have difficulty getting out and about, or simply at work and don’t have the time. We can transport your pet, with or without you, in a professionally equipped, ventilated and insured van to your chosen location, be it a friend’s house, vets, groomers, moving house or any other location required.

Wagtales has a distinctive specifically designed van for all your pets’ needs, with cages that are of various sizes for your pets comfort and safety.

Inside the cages are towel’s and rubber matting underneath for hygiene. If your dog likes to travel with his/her own bedding or toys, we can put those in the van too.

Wagtales always has non-spill water bowls with water provided throughout their journey in the van, a fully equipped first aid kit and storage to supply all the equipment required for the animals.

We can transport all kinds of animals such as small pets, cats and dogs of all sizes and will charge a standard fee of £20 regardless of waiting time. This also includes drop off and collection at the same flat rate for the groomers. For dogs who wish it, we can walk them there and back (distance permitting) for their additional benefit.

 

If there are any other services you require but which are not listed, please contact us to see if we can help.

All the above prices are inclusive of VAT.
We guarantee that there are no hidden extras.
We do not charge registration or membership fees.
A minimum of 24 hours notice is needed in advance to
cancel any appointments or the full amount will be payable.
All prices shown are subject to change.

Puppy Visits

Puppy Visits
Not big enough to join the regular walkers, a 30 minute visit to play, feed and give a short one-to-one walk.
£12

All puppies need several small meals a day and also need consistent toilet training and regular access to the outside if they are to become properly house trained as quickly as possible.

For our very youngest friends who are just too little to join the main walks, Wagtales offers a half hour home visit, until they are big and strong enough to come on our walks.

We use the half an hour to get the puppy used to us, play, feed them (if needed), take them for a short walk (if required), cleaning up any little ‘accidents’ in the house or the garden/yard after their toilet, interacting and giving affection and reassurance. As they get older we may take them for a short journey in the van so they get used to the experience, and introduce them to one or two other dogs for socialisation, this however is for puppies who have been fully vaccinated.

We will also reinforce basic obedience training as part of the home visits. We are not professional dog trainers however and we do not charge for this part of the service.

When we think they are ready, and when you agree, they can then join our older Wagtales friends on a regular walk, which we do at puppy pace to start with. Most puppies thoroughly enjoy this and settle into the walking routine very quickly.

After each visit a report card will be left, we will then say goodbye, provide a small healthy treat (unless otherwise agreed) lock up, and look forward to the next time.

 

If there are any other services you require but which are not listed, please contact us to see if we can help.

All the above prices are inclusive of VAT.
We guarantee that there are no hidden extras.
We do not charge registration or membership fees.
A minimum of 24 hours notice is needed in advance to
cancel any appointments or the full amount will be payable.
All prices shown are subject to change.

Home Visits

Home Visits
For your dogs and puppies, cats, small pets, etc. A 20 minute visit to play, let-out, feed, etc.
£10

In addition (and subject to availability) we also offer home visits, to feed cats or other small animals and to let pets in or out, cleaning of litter trays, cages, feeding bowls and replenishing water supplies etc., plus lots of fuss and attention to your pets as if you were with them.

Whether you just want to enjoy a day out with the family or go on holiday we will come into your home and care for all of your pets and keep to their daily routines.

We can secure your home and carry out light duties such as pulling on curtains, watering plants etc.

 

If there are any other services you require but which are not listed, please contact us to see if we can help.

All the above prices are inclusive of VAT.
We guarantee that there are no hidden extras.
We do not charge registration or membership fees.
A minimum of 24 hours notice is needed in advance to
cancel any appointments or the full amount will be payable.
All prices shown are subject to change.

Key Holding

Key Holding
Call out between 8am and 6pm
Call out between 6pm and 8am

£20
£40

Locked out or lost your keys? It can happen to everyone!

If it happens to you and we have a copy of your keys, we will come and let you in. If we are in the vicinity at the time, this service is free of charge otherwise our rates are listed above.

N.B. We will only come to let in authorised members of your household.

 

If there are any other services you require but which are not listed, please contact us to see if we can help.

All the above prices are inclusive of VAT.
We guarantee that there are no hidden extras.
We do not charge registration or membership fees.
A minimum of 24 hours notice is needed in advance to
cancel any appointments or the full amount will be payable.
All prices shown are subject to change.