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The pet care service your pet would choose

Holty Paws aims to be the dog walking and pet sitting service your pet would choose.

We are a family of reliable, friendly and fun animal lovers and we thoroughly enjoy walking, playing with and caring for your pet as much as you do. 

In addition, all of our walkers have completed Pet First Aid training, are DRB checked, we are NARPS UK Accredited and comprehensively insured with public liability up to £5 million.

We specialise in small-group dog walking, weekend dog-treks and cat feeding services but we also offer a wide range of services - and if you can't see what you need, please just ask us!



When you first contact us, we'll have a chat and then arrange a 'Meet and Greet' visit. This allows you to introduce us to your pet and advise us of any special requirements they may have, so that you can see for yourself that your pet is happy with us, and you can feel confident leaving them in our care, knowing they will be well looked after.


Once you have decided that you will choose Holty Paws, you register on our secure booking portal, creating a profile giving all care details about your pet and contact details for yourselves. Once set up you can send future booking requests to us, update your pet's details with special dietary needs for example and even leave access instructions if you won't be at home when we come to visit your pet.

Of course, if technology isn't your friend, we can also arrange your dog walking, pet feeding, puppy care, house-sitting or whichever service you need over the telephone or email.



Gabby is the founder of Holty Paws and the driving force behind everything we do.

"I wanted to create a business offering services that truly put the pets at the forefront and focused on their needs above all else. I absolutely LOVE what I do."


Ian is Gabby's right-hand man. He heads up 'canine & human recruitment', meeting all new clients and trains our new walkers when they join the team. 


"Giving these dogs, cats & rabbits care when their owners aren't able to is a big responsibility & true privilege."


Maja, our daughter, is at college taking equine studies but on her days off she joins us on the walks, providing an extra set of eyes and all her animal-centred devotion to ensure the group has an amazing time.


Harvey, our own dog, is our Chief Exercise Officer - he joins us on many of our walks and is the perfect conduit between us and our clients, the dogs, always welcoming newcomers to the group. He also has to approve all new walking locations before they get added to our roster.

Please click on any picture to find out more about that team member.

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Marie has made a life change by moving away from a career in an office to following her heart so she can be outdoors and work with animals.


A fully qualified PT & ex primary school teacher , Sara was disillusioned with the education sector and chose to make a change in her life to do what she loves.


Rebecca completed a BTEC in Animal Care whilst at college on the Isle of Wight. She has also previously worked in dog care at a kennels on the Island, too.


Hilary has recently returned to the UK from a few years teaching out in Japan. She brings a lifelong love of animals that is now better fulfilled by taking care of our clients dogs and cats.


Jo is an active mum who took the initiative after lockdown to re-evaluate what was important to her. working with dogs and spending more time with family was the key.


Could you be a member of our team?

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Jenni was eager to move away from office work and find fulfilment in the outdoors.

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Zoe has moved from one area of the care sector to a more rewarding one.  

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