About Us

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We are a professional dog walking company taking care of dogs across South West London, and we specialise in taking dogs for one hour walks on Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park.

We cover the Wandsworth Borough, Wandsworth Common, Clapham, Battersea, Earlsfield, Streatham, Parsons Green, Tooting, Balham, Putney, Fulham, Chelsea, East Sheen, North Sheen, Barnes and Mortlake.

The company was started by The Dogfather (aka Dominic ‘Dom’ Makin) in 2009 and has become successful through word-of-mouth endorsements and recommendations. We treat each dog as if it was our own, understanding his or her needs, energy levels, regime and behaviour. This ensures we can put your dog in the right pack so they have as much fun as possible in the right environment. The Dogfather is legally licensed to professionally walk dogs on Wimbledon Common, Wandsworth Common, Richmond Park and Bushy Park. The Dogfather is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Walkers (APDW).

Dog Walking

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With morning or lunchtime pick ups, your dog is driven to Richmond Park or Wimbledon Common for a ‘proper walk’, ensuring fun and stimulation for them and value for money for you.

Dog Day Care and Boarding

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The Dogfather is also very happy to provide day care for your faithful hound. We pick him or her up before the first walk in the morning and drop your tired and well exercised dog back around 6pm.

The Dogfather Country Retreat

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The Dogfather now offers boarding at a beautiful country cottage in the heart of Wiltshire on the Longleat Estate, Warminster. The Country Retreat is ideal for boarding duraction of a week or more.

Dog Grooming

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The Dogfather is pleased to announce that we can now offer in house grooming. Please message or text Dom for prices and bookings.

Dog Portraits

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Although you may have many pictures of your dog, there is always something more attractive about a handmade painting. Using a picture of your choice, we will create a stunning portrait of your dog.

Let Us Take Care of Your Dog While You're Away

The Dogfather is South West London’s leading dog care company offering clients dog walking, day care and boarding 7 days a week.

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Trust Our Friendly Experts

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The Dogfather is fully licensed to walk 4-6 dogs at a time and is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Walkers (APDW). With a large team of fully-vetted carers and walkers, we can continue to offer an excellent service even if one member of staff is ill, away, or if their car breaks down. It also means we’re not under pressure to handle more than 4-6 dogs at a time – ensuring your dog gets the full attention you expect. We pride ourselves on offering a personal touch at all times and we always aim to go the extra mile for you and your dog. What’s more, the team is specifically trained in first aid for dogs, so your furry friend is in safe hands.

Making a Booking

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Our aim is to provide the best possible service, with 100% flexibility. Clients can book regular or ad-hoc services via our client portal. We understand our clients have busy lives and that schedules change, so we can even take last-minute, same-day bookings and we don’t charge for cancellations made before 9am. Simply log in via the portal to book or change your appointment. Whether you’re looking at using our first-rate dog walking, boarding, or grooming services every day or once a week, we can work around you.