Walking dogs is what we do

Dog walking and pet care services in Bristol

We are an independent, small, family run business offering a trustworthy, reliable, and caring service to all the dogs in our care. We provide Dog Walking and Pet Care Services in: Long Ashton, Ashton, Bedminster, Southville, Clifton and other local areas.

We now have availability for group walks, solo walks and puppy pop ins. Please contact us!

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Why our customers choose Dog Tales...

You love dogs and so do we

We are dedicated to the animals entrusted in our care. As dog owners ourselves we know how important the little things are to your dog's day, whether its putting the radio on, filling a Kong or fluffing their bed! We feel privileged to look after your dog and love spending our days with them.

The personal touch

We are a small, family business, not a franchise. You can meet each dedicated member of our team and we will deal with all communications personally.

Your dog is in safe hands

We only ever walk a maximum of four dogs per walker at a time, in order to provide the best possible care and attention to each dog. In addition, each of us are trained in basic pet first aid.

Daily feedback

After each walk you will receive a text detailing your dogs walk, including location of walk, drop home time and any information we feel you should be aware of.

Free Registration

We offer free registration where we come to your home to meet you and your dog. During registration we will discuss your dogs routine and your requirements, our terms of service and take veterinary and emergency contact details. The registration normally takes forty minutes and provides you with the opportunity to meet your regular dog visitor/walker and to ask any questions about our services and most importantly for us to meet your dog.

Helena and Marion from Dog Tales have made my little man’s life so much happier. Dexter Dog loves his group walk where he gets a good run (round and round in circles) with his friends to break the day up while I’m at work. The service Dog Tales provides is invaluable, they are flexible, professional and I couldn’t be without them. I particularly like getting a text message when Dexter Dog has been dropped home, and seeing pictures and videos of him enjoying himself on their Facebook page. I would recommend Dog Tales to anyone and everyone!

Jeni Stuart Clifton, Bristol

Jeni Stuart smiling with her baby daughter and dog, Dexter

It gives me fantastic peace of mind knowing Keira is having fun and being cared for while I'm at work. I have also loved hearing about where she has been and seeing the pictures of her on facebook. It is very clear to me that she loves her time with you and the dog gang.

Angel Nieters Ashton, Bristol

Angel Nieters holding her dog, Keira Bear

Watch some of our adventures

Here's a few clips of some of our regular dogs having some Dog Tales fun

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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that our services are required to be flexible so there is no minimum term and no contracts to sign. During your free registration, you will be asked to sign a service agreement which simply outlines our terms of service.
Yes we are insured with Pet Business Insurance which includes Public Liability cover. A copy of our insurance certificate can be seen if required.
We politely request that we are given at least 24 hours notice of cancellation from the owner. There is no charge if a booking is cancelled within this timeframe. If the notice is on the day of booking (except in an emergency) the owner will be charged 50% of the usual booking fee.
We would offer home visits or solo walks where your dog would have one-on-one attention. Once we get to know your dog we can re-evaluate their walking routine and progressively introduce them onto a small, suitable group walk if appropriate.
We are fortunate to lease three private fields which we use in rotation based in Long Ashton. We mainly exercise the dogs in the fields but sometimes we vary their walks at the Northern Slopes, Hengrove Nature Reserve and Ashton Court.
Yes! Just give us as much notice as possible and we will endeavor to book your dog in.
The main vehicle we use is a Nissan Cube. It has a spacious boot with a guard for the larger breeds. The back seat has harnesses and seat belts for the small to medium breeds. The seats and boot are fitted with vet bedding which help keeps the dogs warm and dry. In the summer months we have air conditioning to help keep the dogs cool. All cars used by our team have dog safety guards and dog seat belts to keep driver and dogs safe.
We will ask you for up to date vet details at your initial registration. In an emergency situation we would endeavor to take your dog to their registered veterinary surgery and of course we would contact you immediately. Both our regular Dog Walkers have attended Basic Pet First Aid training and we carry a first aid kit on us during the walks.
We invoice our clients at the end of the month via email (if appropriate) and we ask for payment to be made within 7 days. Payment is usually made by Bank transfer.
Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate ad hoc bookings. Our policy is to have a minimum regular booking of two days a week, however we can be flexible with this and understand that sometimes the weeks may vary.

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