Q: How many dogs do you walk at any one time?
A: Purplebutterfly Services policy is to walk a group of no more than 4 dogs at any one time. Group walks are a fantastic way to socialise your dog and build their confidence and social skills around other dog.
Q: Can I specify a particular time for my dog to be walked?
A: Group walks are generally carried out between 11.00am and 2.30pm. I will try to walk as near to any requested time as possible. Walks aren't limited to just these times so please contact me for any particular request.
Q: How long are walks?
A: Walks can be as long as you request to fit your dogs requirements. Usually anything from 30 minute not including pick up and drop off.
Q: Where will my dog be walked?
A: Purple Butterfly walks are carried out in various parks and green spaces where it is safe away from traffic and interesting for your dog.
Q: My dog is nervous around other dogs, will you be able to walk him?
A: Yes. If your dog is very nervous around other dogs then I would suggest a solo walk. However one of the biggest benefits of group dog walking is how much it can improve your dog’s socialisation. Therefore if your dog is nervous but non aggressive we can start off with solo walks and then slowly introduce him/ her to an appropriate group of friendly dogs, a little bit at a time. We are often amazed how quickly dogs can gain confidence and settle into a group with a little support from one of our lovely dog walkers.
Q: Do I need to be at home when you collect or drop off my dog?
A: No, If your happy for me to hold keys I can then collect and drop of your dog when you’re not at home. All keys are kept in a lockable key safe and will be labelled with you pets name.
Q: What happens in an emergency?
A: In an emergency I will contact you immediately to discuss the situation. If I am unable to contact you and urgent medical attention is required I will take your dog to your nominated veterinary practice or alternatively the nearest vet depending on the circumstances.
Q: Can I just have occasional walks?
A: Absolutely, i'm very happy to offer as and when walks and I try to be flexible when it comes to booking although 24 hours notice when possible would be good.