A Dog's Life...Quality Canine Care

About Us
A Dog’s Life is a friendly and family run business with an emphasis on personal service, giving you complete peace of mind when you can’t be there for your dog.  Our services principally cover dog walking & dog visiting, but include many other bespoke activities that provide your dog with the very best quality canine care.  There are many reasons why you might want to use our services – you may be a commuter, working late or long hours, recovering from an injury or illness, enjoying a well-earned day out, or just needing a break.  When your pet is under our care you can be assured of the very best professional care as we have over 13 years of experience of walking dogs.  We are natural animal lovers and will treat your best friend as a friend of our family.  As long term dog owners ourselves, we know how hard it is to leave your loved one, even for a short time and our job is to make that as easy as possible for you, safe in the knowledge that your pet is in very safe hands.  We have strict limits on the number of dogs walked at any time to ensure that we provide the level of care, welfare, development and safety that we provide to our own Westie.

We are based in and around Strood and welcome any enquiries covering the Medway area. We offer a free initial consultation so that you have an opportunity to meet us and we can discuss your needs and the needs of your pet.  We fully appreciate that each pet is individual and unique and so it is vital for us to understand your pets’ feeding and exercise routines, as well as medical history and interaction with other dogs & people.  The breed, age, energy levels and temperament of a dog are all important factors in deciding the right walks and social group.  We will provide updates to you on the progress of your dog whilst in our care so there is no need to worry.  As a matter of course, we would take details of your veterinary and emergency contact numbers to provide additional comfort.

A Dog’s Life is owned and run by an experienced husband and wife team.  Steve & Jane's passion is for dogs - a desire to maximise the quality of life of every dog they come into contact with, and A Dog’s Life is set up to ensure that dog's needs are met in a safe, fun and caring atmosphere that ensures both that dogs fully enjoy themselves and that their welfare is assured.  They are both police-checked and fully insured (public and third party liability) and both have full clean driving licences.  A Dog’s Life is a member of the National Association of Registered Petsitters.

Steve & Jane have been married for over 24 years and have both pursued professional careers.  Steve was a Managing Director of a major top 5 international bank, leading a successful team based in the City of London.  His career spanned 25 years.  Jane's career was at Lloyds of London where she pursued an insurance career for over 22 years.  Providing first class, quality service was paramount to their success and they are both extremely client focussed - both for the dog and its owner!

Steve & Jane have been dog owners for over 18 years and have significant experience of dealing with many types of breeds. One of their own dogs was diabetic and needed insulin injections twice daily and a detailed regime that balanced nutrition, exercise and medicine.  Their dog lived considerably longer (12.5 years) than envisaged by their vet when first diagnosed with diabetes and their vet has stated that the records and medical care taken by Steve & Jane are the most professional he has seen for diabetes. 

There are written references available from a number of individuals who have experienced the services provided by A Dog’s Life.