About Us

The story of how we began & an introduction to our team

If you’re looking for a professional and friendly team to help with your pet needs please get in touch with us today

The Dog Walker was founded in 2016 by me (Celia)​

I have always loved dogs and grew up in Rutland with a Golden Retriever called Annie. After living abroad for a few years I returned to a dog-free house and it just didn’t feel like home. Luckily I met Captain (the beagle) & his mum and volunteered to walk him whenever I could.

I quickly realised the happiest time of my day was the mad greeting I got from Captain every time I went to walk him. So I quit my job, enrolled in a few educational canine courses and thus ‘The Dog Walker’ was born!

As soon as the business was up and running I completed qualifications in basic dog behaviour and animal first aid. I have since completed multiple dog training courses with IMDT and have studied canine nutrition, canine body language, seperation anxiety in dogs and training deaf dogs. I am also now a qualified instructor for canine body language courses and advanced animal first aid and run courses regularly for both.

Meet The Team

Celia - Owner

Walker, Sitter & Dog Trainer

Born and bred in Rutland, Mum to two Duck Tolling Retrievers Flynn & Fergus and a Dachshund Roland.

Favourite breed : “Anything with four legs and a waggy tail!”

Celia - Owner

Phillipa - Dog Walker

Dog walker  since September 2017.

Born and bred in Rutland. Mummy to Captain the beagle, Tucker the Dachshund and a little human.

Favourite breed: “Any dog that does what I say! But love Beagles, Dachshunds and any scruffy Terrier types”

Phillipa - Dog Walker

Jess - Dog Walker

Dog Walker since January 2020

Born and raised in the Stamford area. Mum to rescue dog Paddy & two horses Magic & Ellie.

Favourite breed: “Can’t resist a cheeky terrier or any dog with extra cheesy trotters!”

Jess - Dog Walker

Abbie - Dog Walker

Dog walker since June 2019

Moved to Rutland in 2015, mum to Molly the wiggly lab and Mabel the horse.

Favourite breed: “Sucker for a Labrador or a feisty Terrier!”

Abbie - Dog Walker

If you’re looking for a professional and friendly team to help with your pet needs please get in touch with us today