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A stressful dog?

Bride, Dog walking, Getting Married in Kent, Pet Popin Service, Pet Sitting, Wedding, Weddings, Weddings In Kent
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Now that many of us are working from home or maybe you're still Furlonged, our dogs are enjoying having us at home much more which is wonderful. Most dogs will love this idea with all the extra cuddles, walks and attention but for some dogs, this can prove stressful too with the additional noise and less space and the lack of sofa to themselves. If you can, try to give your dog a little bit of space. Maybe take a walk to the park or the local shop alone to give them time by themselves. Dogs love routine! If you can, while at home, try to plan a routine such as set times for walks, feeding, alone time and so on. Plan regular times to have play time whether that's indoors with treat games or throwing a ball in the garden. Dogs are just like us - they don't like change so think about what works for you and your...

Life in Lockdown

Bride, Dog walking, Getting Married in Kent, Pet Popin Service, Pet Sitting, Uncategorized, Wedding, Weddings, Weddings In Kent
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It's an experience that most of us never expected and one that hopefully none of us will experience again in our life time but Coronavirus has changed the way we live our lives. As a professional dog walker, before the virus we spent our weeks working outside and enjoying the great outdoors. We got to enjoy everything that the Kent Countryside has to offer from the Bluebells, local wildlife, open fields and we got paid to do this but suddenly we were told that we should stop working and staying at home was the safest way to get through the pandemic, so we temporarily shut down the business and stayed at home. What a strange experience that was. We missed spending our days with our fur babies. We tried to keep busy with our daily walk outside, we enjoyed day-time TV (something we've not done in a very long time) and caught up on jobs around the house that we've put off for so long. The house has never looked so tidy! Ha Ha Rare trips to the supermarket were alien to all of us with the new rules and keeping 2 meter distances from others was a new experience. And it goes without saying, not seeing our friends and family has been heart breaking. But slowly you adapt and you learn to live in the new world that is in the middle of a pandemic. As time went on we started to receive amazing pictures and videos from our wonderful...

New year – exciting times!

Bride, Dog walking, Getting Married in Kent, Pet Popin Service, Pet Sitting, Wedding, Weddings, Weddings In Kent
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Now that 2019 has arrived, we super excited here at Ashford Paws. Firstly we're delighted to be back with our fur babies walking them again - we have missed them over the Christmas break. But we're also excited by the year ahead. We have lots of exciting plans in the pipeline and we can't wait to share them with you in time. To kick start 2019 with a bang we have launched our new weddings page on Facebook. Our dedicated weddings page will provide advice and ideas when planning your wedding should you wish to include your four-legged friends on your special day. To keep up to date with Ashford Paws Weddings follow us on Facebook - @Ashfordpawsweddings Love from the #ashfordpaws team...

A wedding day to remember

Dog walking, Pet Sitting, Wedding
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This summer saw our first wedding for the lovely owners of Fergus. We were absolutely delighted to be asked to escort Fergus to his mum and dads wedding and share their special day with them. The weather was perfect, the special couple looked stunning and the setting of The Orangery in Maidstone couldn't have been better. What can we say about Fergus, well what a super star he was. He was a real professional when having his photo taken and a little bark at the end of the ceremony couldn't have been better timed as we all celebrated the marriage of Neill & Claire. He loved being there and we loved looking after him. Being part of their wedding, our role was to collect and take Fergus to the wedding location, look after him throughout the ceremony and the following proceedings. We kept him entertained when the couple and guest were busy and on stand by for any staring photos. I think he quite enjoyed all the guests coming over to say hello. When the day ended, we took him to his overnight stay for some much needed rest. We have so many wonderful memories of the day, and for our first wedding it could not have been a better, so well done to Fergus for being an angel and huge congratulations to Neill and Claire xxx To find out more about how Ashford Paws can help you include your dog at your wedding, get in touch...

New Service from Ashford Paws – VIP At Your Wedding

Dog walking, Pet Sitting, Wedding
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Pets play an important role in our lives and your wedding day should be no different. There's no reason why your much loved dog cannot be at your wedding just like all your family and friends, and that's why we're launching our newest service...VIP At Your Wedding (Very Important Pets at your Weddings). The new service is flexible and we can adapt it to suit your individual needs. The following is a guide as to what you can expect... We visit the home or location of your pet and take him, or her, for an hours walk (shorter if needed for smaller dogs) Feed if necessary Clean and brush your dog ready for the big day Bring your dog to the ceremony and /or reception venue ready to meet you and your guests Allow time for photos We'll stay around at the venue, on hand to help with your pup Give your dog another walk onsite Finally take your dog to your home, relative or boarding home where we can stay with the dog until they settle and feed as necessary. Prices start from £150. If you would like more details please feel free to ask. We provide a free consultation in the comfort of your home and we'll even do a wedding venue pre-visit to make sure we know the location and that timings are in place. Happy wedding...