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Julie Rowles

We have been using Walk the Walk, since our puppy Daisy arrived 15 months ago. Being new parents to our first puppy we have found Russ a valuable source of information regarding local vets, food sources and his overall knowledge of pets in general and their needs. Unfortunately our puppy Daisy has been very ill over the last 8 months. Throughout this time he has shown care and consideration for her needs. Letting us know daily if he has any concerns regarding her health and wellbeing. He has also shown to be flexible in that at times whilst convalescing she has stayed with my parents for long lengths of time. During this time he has text/ rang to ask about her welfare. We are more than happy with the service he gives and would recommend his business to any pet owners who need support looking after their pets.

Val & Glenn

Just to say thanks for the service you offer. It is good to know that when we are away there is someone looking after our rescued cat. As well as the cat of course, the service also checks on the house, what could be better!!!

Joe and Lou

We began using Walk the Walk Pet Care with our 12 week old puppy Stanley in July 2013. Russ was incredibly professional in his preliminary consultation and put our minds at ease. Since then Stanley has moved on from puppy visits to full walking and we have been delighted with the service Walk the Walk Pet Care provides. We have peace of mind that our canine troublemaker is thoroughly walked and fussed, whilst the daily text letting us know how Stanley ' ' s got on is just the sort of attention to detail that makes Walk the Walk Pet Care stand out. We would recommend this service without hesitation to any dog owner. Thanks.

Pat Doherty - Holcombe Brook

Following a back injury I found the services of Russ invaluable. I was unable to walk my dog for some time and it was such a weight off my mind to know that my dog was having the exercise it needed. I felt absolutely confident that I was handing my treasured pet over to someone who would look after him and to someone who was obviously a genuine dog lover. I am now fully recovered but I still use Russ at least once a week which gives me the flexibility I need for time to time. I would not hesitate to recommend Russ to anyone thinking of using a dog walking service.

Stephen, Lisa, Chester & Poppy

Russ is great, our pugs Chester & Poppy love him to bits (even when he makes them walk in the rain!) Russ is professional and trust worthy, there aren’t many people that we would trust with our dogs but he has been walking our two for quite some time. We are very pleased with the love and attention that the dogs get when Russ visits.

Shelley & Mark Brearley

I regularly contact Russ at the last minute in a morning to sort additional walks for Milo and he obliges every time, nothing is too much trouble. I can highly recommend Walk the Walk Pet Care to other dog owners and could not be happier with the service that Russ and Lucy provide for my husband and I and our beloved little pooch. Thank you.

Sharon - Ramsbottom

Having been delighted with Russ' service with my previous dog, I immediately contacted Russ when I rehomed my new, slightly nervous and mistrustful patterdale cross, Polly.

Russ took the time and had the patience to win her trust on his first visit and Polly and I have never looked back. Even when she was poorly and couldn't be walked, Russ came and spent time with her. I could have lost her as she had a nasty illness and the vet said she needed to be nursed back to health. Russ was invaluable here and I'm sure part of her pulling through is down to his visits whilst I was at work.

He walks my dog daily and she snuggles up to his chin and seems to understand whatever nonsense he is cooing to her as they set off. The fact that he walks her so successfully with other dogs has also helped her socialisation enormously - I would recommend Walk the Walk Pet Care to anyone.

Alison, Geoff, Molly, George & Mildred

Russ was recommended by our previous pet sitter who was no longer able to continue so I knew he must be excellent knowing how Jill would have scrutinised him & his practice. Geoff & myself met Russ for the first time together and he was friendly & professional, and clearly knew his stuff. Russ has for the past year looked after our elderly cat Molly (16) and 2 semi house rabbits George & Mildred, both of which have their funny little needs which Russ is always happy to meet.

I completely trust Russ with our pets and our home and what I especially like is the text messages he sends when we are away on holiday to reassure us that Molly, George & Mildred have been fed, fussed & watered. I also have every confidence in Russ to do the right thing if any of our pets became unwell.

I highly recommend Russ and Lucy.

Jenney Heys - Ramsbottom

I was given Russ's details a couple of years ago by a neighbour.
My cat, Pansy, is seventeen years old now and although I knew that the cattery I used was great with her, and really looked after her well, she used to get so stressed with the journey to and from the cattery and I hated the thought of her being in a pen for a couple of weeks while I was away.

When I was told about Russ I realised that he was the answer to my prayers!! I could go away and leave her with complete peace of mind, knowing she would be well looked after - "fussed, fed and watered" as the daily texts informed me! As Pansy is an older cat I do have concerns about her health, but with Russ keeping a check on her, it is very reassuring to me.

Russ clearly loves all animals, (and I think Pansy in particular!) and I'd have no hesitation at all in recommending him to anyone considering leaving a cat, or dog, at home to be looked after by him.

Thanks Russ, and keep up the good work!

Liz - Darwen

Russ has been walking our dog for over a year now. We have been, and continue to be really impressed by his high level of professionalism; he is extremely reliable and punctual. Most importantly, our dog thinks he's great and gets a really good walk during his hour. We couldn't manage without him and I would recommend Russ to any dog owner.

Richard & Rachel

Russ was recommended to us by friends who had cats as we were planning our honeymoon and didn't want to spend it worrying about our cats in a cattery. He came round for a consultation and was the perfect balance between professional and friendly, he set our minds at ease immediately. One of our cats is very friendly and the other one is extremely timid and gets stressed very easily if you try to move her anywhere so knowing Russ was going to pop in every few days to take care of everything was a weight off our minds.

Whilst on honeymoon, Russ sent us a text message after each visit to let us know how it had gone which was a really nice touch to know they were doing okay without us!!! Upon return we came home to find no mess, the litter tray clean and the bin taken out. We certainly plan to use him again and have already told our friends and family about him too, we can't recommend him enough!

Thanks again Russ, you're a star

Rob, Karen & Frank - Ramsbottom

We found Walk the Walk Pet Care from a leaflet drop whilst my wife was pregnant, knowing we wouldn't have as much time to walk Frank our beagle. Russ has always gone the extra mile with Frank and he has also been at hand for help and advice. We have been using Russ for a good 18 months and he has also helped us out at short notice. I am very upset that we are unable to use the services of Russ and Walk the Walk Pet Care as we are moving home and out of the area. I know when Russ informed me that if I need any advice or help he would be at hand.

I cannot stress enough that if you are looking for services for your pet I would give you 100% assurances that Russ is at hand and I would recommend him to anybody.

Thanks very much Russ it has been a pleasure and hopefully I would need your help in the future.

Chris & Rachel

Russ was superb from day one, walking my two puppies, whilst my girlfriend was on maternity leave when times were busy! Reliable and flexible, I couldn’t have asked for more. Would recommend him to anyone for the short and long term. 10/10.

Cheers Russ


We have used Walk the Walk Pet Care for the past 12 months and have been absolutely delighted with the service we have received. We know our dog Dexter has been very well looked after.   I would recommend Russ and Walk the Walk to anyone. They have played a great part in making Dexter the delight he is today.

Thank you so much

Jane, David & Amy Tottington

We just wanted to say a big thank you for all the help you’ve given us over the past year. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate how great you’ve been, the lovely walks you took Amy on, sitting with her when she was ill, the flexibility, the text messages when you’d dropped her off.

You’re an absolute star.

Moira Eribenne, Bolton

Russ has looked after our dog on two occasions now, and he is superb. He exceeds all the usual pet-care requirements and really shows your loved pet real care and affection. As much as our dog loves us, he is so relaxed and happy when we return and long after he checks the windows for signs of Russ’ …what better advert of a satisfied customer; well that’s both us and our dog.

Just to ease your heart when you’re separated from your pet-loved ones, Russ gives regular text up-dates which are so reassuring, he offers the most caring and expert service. He is everything you would want a truly professional pet carer to be, humans could do with a ‘Russ’ equivalent

Russ is my hero!!

‎Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Lynda

I contacted Russ at Walk the Walk pet care 3 weeks ago after I fell down the stairs & ended up with a pot on my foot. He came round the next day & reassured me that he would take care of Lulu, my 11 year old Dalmatian. He showed me his CRB check & insurance & took details about Lu. Russ has been coming round 5 times a week to walk Lu, & she has been so happy, she really enjoys going out walking with Russ, either on her own or with other dogs. It is obvious when you meet Russ how much of an animal lover he is, & he has taken good care of Lulu, I would recommend him to anyone who wants their pets treating as they treat them. I am hoping I won't need Russ again for just walking Lu as I have 2 feet again, but will defo use him for dog sitting when I finally manage a holiday!! Thanks Russ, Lynda & Lulu

Karen, Bolton

Hi Russ, I'm leaving you feedback for looking after the cats whilst we were away:

Russ is dependable and trustworthy and it was a comfort to be able to leave our two cats in such capable hands and not have to worry about their welfare. I will be recommending Russ to anyone who wants excellent, reliable pet care.


We used Walk the Walk on moving to a new area.  Russ visited the house to clarify our requirements and whilst on holiday we then had our expectations exceeded when we received updating text messages (sometimes with pictures) each day letting us know how our little cat was getting on. 

We were able to relax, knowing that he was being well looked after, and he was happy and healthy on our return.  

We won't hesitate to use the service again.  Top notch.

Lindsay Mangan, Walmersley, Bury

After rescuing my two young Springer spaniels a couple of years ago, my frequent holidays stopped. After all they had been through in their young lives, I was reluctant to put them in kennels. I was also worried that all the hard work I had put into dealing with their issues would be undone in the kennel environment. So I stopped going on holiday, but I was in need of a break!

One day on the way to work, I saw Russ in his walk the walk car and observed him with a dog who he appeared to have a strong bond with. I looked up his number and spoke to his lovely wife who arranged for Russ to visit me at home.

Russ spent an hour with me explaining how the serviced worked and showed me his qualifications and CRB check. He met both dogs who loved him. He listened and took notes on the dog’s requirements, likes and dislikes, food, toys etc. He looked after my two dogs for 3 days and visited 3 times each day. After each visit he text me to let me know how it went and what the dogs did, this superseded my expectation and took the worry aspect away.

I'm over the moon with Russ' service and would without hesitation recommend to any pet owner. I'm just about to book him again for a longer break, its great to have the freedom to travel again.

Big thanks to Russ and his family.

Janet and Ken

Dear Russ,

We are so lucky to have found Walk the Walk and have the reassurance that we can leave Witch, our Standard Poodle with such a caring professional on days when we are unable to walk her ourselves. She loves her walks around the Jumbles with you and enjoys the challenge of seeing if she can get you to do things her way! We do appreciate the excellent service and care you provide and would recommend your service to anyone. Hopefully not when we need you!!

Maia, Edgworth

Never having used a pet sitting service until July this year, it was the only option left to me when we had to be away from home for a week at short notice.  I was extremely anxious about leaving our treasured cat Lily, and very uneasy about having a stranger in the house in our absence.
My fears began to be allayed when Russ of Walk The Walk visited us for an initial consultation, brought his CRB certificate, patiently answered all my questions and quickly filled in a form with our relevant details.  When he greeted Lily she was at ease with him straight away.  Russ showed the utmost respect for our privacy and asked that Lily’s food be left in a container on the counter so there would be no need to look in our kitchen cupboards.
During our time away I received daily texts to let me know how Lily was doing, confirming that she had been fed, watered, litter tray changed and been made a fuss of.  We returned to a very relaxed and contented cat – almost if we had never been away!
In summary I am delighted with Walk The Walk – trustworthy, professional and genuinely good with animals.  We will use them again and I shall be booking well in advance, as no doubt they will be increasingly in demand as word of their service gets around.

Angela Casey

We have been using Walk the Walk now for the past 4 months and we are absolutely delighted with the service.
Russ walks our beagle Dexter, every day and we know that Dexter is very well taken care off. What we also like is that we get e mails on a daily basis providing us with an update on his daily walk.

We know that Russ is a great find and we would not hesitate is recommending him to anyone.

Marion Bury

We've been using Walk the Walk Pet Care for 4 months and would recommend their services to anyone who loves their pet!

Sam Wilson, Edgworth

Fab Service!

I moved to the area from Manchester in November. Whilst the area is perfect for dog walking, I worked too far to come home on my lunches but Sally being full of energy still needed her walks during the day. Sally took to Russ immediately and enjoys her three walks a week! She greets Russ as she does myself and expects a good cuddle before they go out. She's definitely a happier dog for the service provided!

Eileen Hogarth

I rang Russ at Walk the Walk after worrying about my Yellow Labrador Cresta not getting her afternoon walk after I had broken my wrist after a fall in the snow. Russ rang me back within minutes and arranged a free consultation that same afternoon. Straight away I could tell he was an animal lover as Cresta took to him as soon as he came into the house. Russ talked me through the service Walk the Walk offer, very professional and we agreed to commence the next day on a short term basis. Russ always arrived on time and I have had peace of mind over the last 2 months. I am now able to walk Cresta myself but can't thank Russ enough for his help. I would definitely recommend Walk the Walk and would have no hesitation in using them again. A very professional and caring service.‎

Helen Axworthy, Greenmount, Bury

Excellent Dog Walking Service

Russ has been walking our dog Charlie for 3 months now (Feb 2010) and we are delighted with the service offered. Charlie is a rescue dog and can be a bit of a handful. After a few weeks with Russ he was a lot calmer and happier in himself. The greeting Russ receives from Charlie also shows that he is more than happy! We have found Russ reliable and dependable and we have total confidence Charlie is in safe hands when out with Russ. We would have no hesitation in recommending Walk The Walk Pet Care to anybody.

Barrie, Ramsbottom

My Dog Is Happy

My dog Heidi is very happy with Walk The Walk Pet Care, Russ walks Heidi 4 times a week during the day whilst we are working, The time keeping and professionalism is excellent. This is not just walk your dog around the streets service, I live in Ramsbottom and know for a fact that Russ takes Heidi up to Peel Tower. Keep up the good work.

Alex Halligan

What a fantastic service, Russ is trustworthy and reliable and its reassuring to know that Skye is in safe hands and she totally adores him! I could recommend Walk the Walk to anybody, it has made my working week so much easier!

Thank you Russ.

Derek Gallagher

Heard some good stories about Walk The Walk. After some soul searching, I looked up information about Walk The Walk, everything came up good about the company, so I thought why not give the company a try and I’m glad I did. I have a 7 yr old parrot called Geordie and she is very fussy who she is with. (women eh!). After just a few minutes with Russ she was settled, couldn’t have done it better myself. She spent the next week with Russ and came back with some new words and was very well looked after. Booked her in again for next year - this guy will come very highly recommended and I have told all my friends who have pets to look the guy up.

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