Dominic has been walking my dog, Vinnie, a 3.5-year-old cross Labrador Retriever since mid-February 2020, since taking over the family-run business Walkies-Edinburgh.
Dominic walks Vinnie 5 days a week, and is very reliable and has created a good bond with him. Vinnie looks forward to the walks very much and can get nervous if he thinks anything is going to distract him from it! Vinnie has been having great walks, in different places to maintain variety and he always comes back very well exercised and ready for a very long nap!
Dominic took.over the business just prior to the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ He was very diligent in advising the arrangements to be able to continue dog walking in the circumstances, and the measures he was taking to minimise potential risks of the virus.
Vinnie has also boarded overnight with Dominic and his wife Magda, who run a home-boarding business. This has gone well and Vinnie has settled in well and been happy on his return.
It is clear from Vinnie’s interactions that Dominic is a genuine dog lover, but also easily ensures that Vinnie maintains appropriate discipline.
I would be happy to recommend Walkies-Edinburgh to anyone seeking effective, reliable, and professional services for both dog walking and boarding.
We’ve been using Edinburgh-Walkies for Ernie since 2014. We work shifts and often from home and they are so accommodating to changing days and needs. Ernie adores Dom and ‘a Dom day’ - going on adventures with the pack - ensures a very happy, well exercised and socialised labrador snoring on the couch. Dogs need time to play, learn from and interact with other dogs. Using a dog walker enriches their lives. They make doggy friends and enjoy much needed time with their pals in nature. Dom takes great care to ensure their individual needs and characters are met with lots of fun in quiet, safe and varied locations. He goes above and beyond to meet the needs of both dogs and owners. Ernie is our ‘baby’ and we wouldn’t trust his care to anyone else. Edinburgh-walkies was the first dog walking service in Edinburgh and is a family business with an excellent reputation built on years of expertise and care. Our experience is that they love dogs (and people!) and we highly recommend their walking and home boarding services.
We needed emergency cover for Cooper and Dominic & Magda were able to accommodate at short notice. Cooper thoroughly enjoyed a home from home experience, was well looked after and cared for just as well as if he were at home. I wouldn't think twice or look elsewhere if I needed cover again. Thank you, Dominic & Magda for taking such good care of our wee star 🌟
Tracy & Neil
Buster & Benji
Buster and Benji have boarded with Dominic and Magda on several occasions for various periods of time, ranging from an overnight to a fortnight. I honestly couldn’t recommend a better place or people to look after your pets as they receive undivided attention and excellent care. Both dogs were well looked after, exercised and all their needs taken care of. The dogs had a pre visit before their stay to ensure they were happy in their surroundings. On every occasion, Buster and Benji have returned from their stay happy, healthy and content. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dominic and Magda to anyone looking for a dog walking or boarding service.
My dog, Angus, was a five month old puppy when Dominic started taking him out for walks. He's proved to be a steady and positive influence on Angus, transforming him from a boisterous, wilful and often disobedient puppy into a well-behaved young dog who now socialises really well with other dogs.
Dominic is a very friendly and calm individual who clearly loves his charges but doesn't put up with any nonsense from them. Angus adores him and waits expectantly at the front door waiting for him to arrive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dominic to any caring dog owner.