Dog Walking Pet Care/Cat care/ and Dog Sitting & 121 Behaviour Training

Covid 19 update March 2021

We are still able to walk dogs again and make cat visits, following the latest Government safety advice guidelines set out by the Pet Industry Federation in conjunction with DEFRA. Please get in touch if you are needing walks/cat care. In accordance with the guidelines, we will be practising safe handover procedures, so get in touch for more information. 

Self Isolating? Get in touch if your dog needs a daily walk.

The Surrey Ark is a unique, local, fully qualified, trained and experienced, independent, small, family run Cat/Pet Care and Dog Walking company operating in the Claygate area. We are not a chain, with us it's personal. We are professionals, have over 8 years' experience walking a variety of dogs and caring for many lovely local cats.
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If you are looking for an experienced, reliable and loving dog walker, cat carer, puppy carer or house sitter in Claygate, Esher, Chessington, the Dittons, Hinchley Wood, and Elmbridge get in touch.
We provide high quality care for a wide variety of animals at very competitive prices. We come highly recommended, see our testimonial page on the orange button. 
We are professionally trained having
graduated from Guildford College with qualifications in Animal Management BTec Level 3, Canine First Aid trained, fully insured, caring and with great references and over 7 years' experience. Sue, our Dog Behaviourist runs the team and trains all of our very experienced walkers with new dogs to meet the needs of each particular dog. All dogs are different and have their own needs.  We will walk reactive dogs if we have assessed them, so email for details of prices. 

We offer a premium dog walking service unlike most other companies. We mainly offer a solo dog walk. We operate discreetly and our workers are experienced, highly conscientious animal lovers who will rarely walk more than 2 dogs at once unless we think they are a good match and you are happy about this.  Dogs in large groups can easily become excitable, potentially causing a problem among the group or to members of the public, walking their dogs. With The Surrey Ark, you know that your dog will never be paired with a dog they don't get along with, which is a rare promise these days as most dog walkers are walking multiple dogs at a time who change regularly. We encourage human/dog communications and have a lot of fun and games with them so that they learn to listen to us and form a strong bond with a regular walker. We are a small team of 5 currently, as consistency of your walker builds trust in your pet and also allows us to help cover for each other for holidays or illness.  We get to know your dog's personality, their likes and dislikes as individuals and can work on any issues and give them what they enjoy most. We use unmarked cars and therefore do not advertise that you are out, nor do we drive your dog around or leave them sitting in crowded vans. We collect your dog from home and drop them back, clean, and happy, afterwards.

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We love animals and they love us!

Need a Dog Behaviourist?
See more on our Dog Behaviourist page - click on the orange button at the top of this page.



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How about ordering that special present - a personal portrait of your pet?  See our Pet Portrait page for details.....

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