Furry Friends @ Deal
Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services for Deal, Walmer and Surrounds


Hello My name is Dawn and I am 50 years old and have lived and worked in Deal for the last 16 years. 14 of those  in the Pharmaceutical industry in East Kent before setting up Furry Friends @ Deal
Being a keen animal lover all my life it made sense to create Furry Friends @ Deal and provide love and support to the pets of Deal and Walmer. I have experience of looking after dogs, cats, rats and fish (willing to apply my skills to other pets on consultation and instruction, if needed). My intention is to treat every animal as I would hope any pet of mine would be treated.

If you are looking for local, caring and reliable person dedicated to your beloved pet's needs when you need some help then give Furry Friends @ Deal a try. Ensuring your beloved pet is well cared for can be stressful and I understand just how important it is that you have complete peace of mind when you entrust your best friend to somebody else.

As well as providing a dog walking service I can look after your pet in the comfort of their own home, by visiting or house sitting. I am DBS checked and I am insured with Pet Business Insurance. I  have also completed the Narps UK Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Course.

Whether you need help regularly, short term or occasionally, I will provide a reliable, caring service for you and your pets. I try to be as flexible as possible and will tailor the care to meet both your requirements and your pets individual needs, please contact me to discuss. I offer a free initial consultation, which takes place in the comfort of your own home.

As a member of NARPS UK I have access to advice and support from experts in the pet industry.
Why dog walking/pet sitting is important for your dog
How to provide the right companionship for your dog
(taken from UK GOV draft code of practice for the Welfare of Dogs Dec 2017)
Some dogs become stressed and suffer if left alone and may need company
Dogs are sociable animals that need, enjoy and value company. Consequently, many dogs do not like being left alone and may suffer if left without company, or with nothing to do for long periods of time. Some dogs become distressed and suffer if they are left on their own, even for short periods. Experts recommend four hours as the maximum time period. The length of time individual dogs can be left varies, depending on factors such as age, training, previous experience of being left alone, breed or type, lifestyle and housing conditions. However, no dog should routinely be left on its own for prolonged periods. If the time alone is excessive, you can expect behavioural problems that are distressing for both you and your dog.