My name is Lorna and I run WildSide Dog Walking and Pet Services.
I have a lifetime of experience with various pets, especially dogs and I currently have a yellow Labrador and 2 dwarf rabbits. Pets are my passion and I love nothing more than walking with my dog or with others. I am lucky enough to have an array of different walks at my disposal, depending on which area I am in and on the weather.
If you think I can assist you in any way please do not hesitate to give me a ring, or text or indeed through the contact form. You may also like to visit WildSide's facebook page where you will find lots of photos and videos of what I and the dogs get up to and there are also some more reviews and comments.
I look forward to hearing from you
I have a Diploma with distinction in Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Services which also included pet first aid, for which has a accreditation with ABC Awards and NCFE.
I have pet first aid. I am DBS checked and fully insured.
We attended Four Paws dog training classes which we started when Holly was about 12-14 weeks and have managed to obtain her Kennel Club Puppy Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
Please note that I do not do day care or pet boarding
The main areas I cover are Yarnton, Begbroke, Kidlington, Woodstock but would consider other locations.
Your dog may be walked in a group up to a maximum of 4 dogs (Holly may be one of them).
Dogs will be walked off lead, where safe, only with the express permission of the owner and the dog has a good recall and is well behaved and social.
All dogs must be neutered (unless under 6 months old) and no bitches in season.
All dogs must be fully vaccinated.
All dogs must wear a suitable collar with correct ID tags.
The professional service offered by Lorna at WildSide Dog Walking is 1st class! The time and patience invested in her relationship with Seamus gives me complete peace of mind and the enthusiastic greeting that Seamus gives Lorna every time says it all. He feels safe, cared for and extremely happy in her company.
Kate & Mark with Seamus
My partner and I moved to Kidlington earlier this year and have been customers of WildSide Dog Walking since early March. Lorna clearly loves both animals and her job, and is extremely professional. She is fantastic with our dog Lola (six year-old female golden retriever). In fact, we have noticed that Lola has become increasingly confident with new places and other dogs since Lorna started walking her, which shows the positive impact she has had. It is wonderful being able to see so many nice photographs and videos on Facebook - almost as good as being on the walk yourself! We wholeheartedly recommend WildSide Dog Walking.
Imran & Becky with Lola
I cannot tell you how happy I am to have found Lorna and WildSide Dog Walking. She is amazing. Our two rescue Staffies adore her and I feel totally relaxed leaving them in her care (even though I am a totally over protective doggy mummy!)
Lorna is always so reliable and so kind. She treats each dog individually and knows exactly what they need. She tailors the walks to suit the dogs and their owners. Our gorgeous Mr Bumble had previously been very badly treated and was terrified of the outside world. We have had to work very hard and very patiently to even get him out of the front door. Lorna has been wonderful with him and gives him lots of cuddles and reassurance when he needs it and ensures he is not frightened or overwhelmed. Both of our boys look forward to her visits and her walks and are totally over excited when she arrives!
Meeting Lorna has meant we can now leave our boys with total confidence that they are in very capable and very safe hands. We cannot thank her enough. On a personal level Lorna is always cheerful and easy to talk to and she puts herself out to help.
I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you so much Lorna.
Tanya & Simon Rea with Henry & Mr Bumble
My golden Retriever Maggie, absolutely loves staying with Lorna, and because I know she is treated so very well I do not spend my time worrying if she is OK.
This also goes not only for staying over, but for the times I can not walk Maggie due to work conmmitments, I know she will be well exercised, have great fun, and will be safe.
It is absolutely great having somebody you trust emphatically with your loved one, allowing you to plan things they cannot be part of with peace of mind.
Tony with Maggie
I can highly recommend Lorna. My dog Tilly is a rescue and trusts very few humans. Next to me, Lorna is by far her favourite!
She took the time to get to know her and has shown great patience with Tilly, who now loves it when Lorna visits as she knows it means fun!
Thank you Lorna for helping Tilly trust and taking her on some fantastic walks.
Linda with Tilly
I can highly recommend Lorna and Wildside Dog Walking. Monty, my black lab, is very lucky to have such a dedicated dog walker in Lorna. She is an extremely dedicated and trustworthy person and I love nothing better to think that my dog is out have wonderful walks (and swims!) whilst I am unable to take him myself. Monty knows the days Lorna will appear and can't wait for that key in the door!
Highly recommend, very good service.
Tracey with Monty
|1 dog for approximately 1 hour||£12.50|
|Each subsequent dog from the same household (up to 4 dogs)||£6.50|
|1 dog for approximately ½ hour||£10.50|
|Each subsequent dog from the same household (up to 4 dogs)||£5.50|
|If you specifically wish your dog to have a one-to-one 1 hour walk||£16.00|
|If you specifically wish your dog to have a one-to-one ½ hour walk||£13.00|
|Toilet breaks, feeding, watering, playtime, medicines for approx 20 – 30 mins||£10.50|
For any other services please do not hesitate to contact me.
If you like what you see and what you have read please do contact me.
The next step would be for us to arrange a mutually convenient time for me to visit you at home with your dog/s so we can get to know one another and go through your needs and that of your pet and also complete the necessary paperwork and make any bookings.