Hi, 'roundRway Dog Walking & Pet Care' is a new local pet care business created and run solely by me David Smith based in Blackburn, Lancashire.
I started up roundRway petcare at the beginning of the summer of 2017 not long after being made redundant from the factory that i'd worked at for the previous 10+ years went into administration and made all of the workers redundant without any real notice, Instead of feeling sorry for myself I saw this as the perfect opportunity to become self employed and start up a small business of my own and one that i’d been daydreaming about doing for years.
Since setting up the business i’ve been very pleasantly surprised and grateful for all of the advice and support that i've received from other pet care business owners(as well as family & friends) The business has been going from strength to strength and after an initial learning curve having never run a business before I now couldn't be happier with how well things are going and was very recently hand picked as one of the three best rated pet care businesses in the area on www.threebestrated.co.uk .
I have decades of experience caring for Dogs, Cats and other small pets of my own, as well as taking care of family and friends pets over the years when they're away. In recent years I've also volunteered for the local dog rescue ‘Pendle dogs in need’ when i've had the opportunity, fostering and helping to assess homeless dogs before they go to permanent new families (and I also adopted my own two rascals Jet & Everest from there)
Along with all of my experience I'm also fully Licensed by Blackburn council to Board dogs at my home, All of the pet care services that I offer are fully Insured by ‘Protectivity’ pet business insurance. I recently passed a Dog & Cat first aid course at Myerscough college so that i can confidently manage any injuries or sudden illnesses should they arise and for your peace of mind I have a clear dbs check certificate.
I also plan on furthering my knowledge and understanding of dogs, cats and other small animals by attending more pet welfare, handling and behaviour courses So that i can continue to offer the best service I possibly can.
So it’s fair to say i’m pretty passionate about dogs(and animals in general) I love and care for all pets that come under my wing with the same respect and compassion that i show my own furry family members. I’m Incredibly grateful and indebted to all the pet owners that have put their faith in me with their pets during this early period and I aim to carry on and keep building good flexible pet care relationships with all of my customers in the future.
Thank you, David.
Meet Our Team!
Jet's my (almost) 3 year old Whippet/lurcher He's been with me since I adopted him from Pendle Dogs In Need when he was about 6 months old, Jet's the most even tempered little gentleman you could meet, He doesn't have a mean bone in his body and just loves to run and be chased by as many dogs as possible.
Everest is now 7 months old and she like Jet was adopted from Pendle dogs in need, she's been with me since she was 3 months old and shes maturing into a very lovely mild mannered, affectionate and quiet(for a puppy!) little lady.
My Betty Has been with me for about 4 years now, I think she's about 5/6 years old, She was a rescue cat who didn't have the greatest start but shes grown in to a very happy adventurous little cat, She's pretty skittish around dogs she doesn't know, but as soon as she realizes they don't want to harm her she warms to them pretty quickly and regularly follows us around the neighborhood on our evening walks