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We understand how difficult it can be to leave your pet at home guilt free, wondering whether your house will look the same as you left it, or if you’ll be arriving home to an unhappy pet – this is where we step in & Take The Lead! From dog walks to home visits, our services can be tailored to ensure yours & your pets needs are met, for a happy pet!  






We’re Sally & Sam, owners of Take The Lead and we’re so happy you’ve found yourself reading this! Husband & wife team, and parents to our four lovely fur babies, with a passion for animals and the natural world… it really is hard to believe we get to call this our job!

Dexter, our Boston Terrier was first to our family and along with Sally’s parents dog, Ollie, they were the driving force of Take The Lead. After working long hours in childcare & wishing there were more hours in the day to enjoy with her dogs, Sally set the business up in 2015 and has loved every minute since! By September 2017, Sally was busy enough to need help – which is when her husband, Sam, left his office job to join the wonderful world of Take The Lead. Like Sally, Sam has loved every minute of the adventure and can’t wait to see where it takes us!



At Take The Lead we understand how busy life can be, and with that we pride ourselves on our flexibility allowing us to provide a tailored pet care service. This means we offer walks and home visits as early or late as you need, along with taking last minute bookings and catering for clients who may need walks or visits every now and again. 


The importance of routine exercise & mental stimulation alongside learning social skills is paramount to a dog’s happiness, which is exactly what our pack walks provide! Given the flexibility we offer, the size of our group walks can vary dependent upon the dogs we are walking and the land we are walking on. Our walks are planned with our dogs personalities & needs in mind, so they can enjoy themselves as much as possible during their time with us; whether we are exploring the woods, having a paddle in the river or strolling on the field – we aim to have as much fun as possible in a safe environment that suits your dog. Our pack sizes tend to vary between 3 – 6 dogs and are always in line with our insurance policy & local laws. Whether we walk together or separately also varies walk to walk, as we aim to work in a way that ensures we can accommodate the individual needs of our clients and furry friends.


1 hour pack walk: £10
Second dog from the same house is charged at 50%
Please contact us for prices & info about shorter or longer walks 


Our home visits are there to make being a pet owner as easy as possible; visit times & length can be tailored, and our time with your pet can be spent providing whatever care you require. From puppy feeds to garden breaks for elderly dogs, administering medication, feeding chickens or cleaning out your aviary, feeding reptiles live food or visiting your cats in the comfort of their own home whilst you’re on holiday – we are here and happy to help!


Starting at £8

Discounts available for multiple daily visits or shorter visits


If you feel like we’re the team for you, please feel free to get in touch via our contact details below. From here we can arrange a meet and greet to give us all the opportunity to meet and further discuss how we can help!



"We recently signed our border terrier up for walks with Sally and Sam, we could tell the moment they met our pup that they have a passion for dogs! She comes back so happy and tired after her hour long walks. We regularly get pictures after the walk, which is a lovely touch. They clearly take the dogs on a really good walk which can be seen in the pictures we get and the dogs get to socialise too, it’s a great service and worth every penny."


"We have used Take the Lead for over a year now, they take our dog Rupert out 4 days a week and are always on hand for an extra walk if we need it. I receive photos regularly of all the fun that they have on their walks along with updates on Facebook and Instagram...its great! The best dog walkers we have had."


"Sam and Sally are fantastic, always wear out Jackson when they take him for a walk and take care not to wake my wife up when she’s on nights. They’re both absolutely lovely too, and the puppy goes crazy excited when he sees them which gives me massive confidence he’s really happy being taken by them. I’d recommend them to anybody!"






3 St Anns Street


M33 2nt