• My Approach

    My Approach

    Please contact me if you have any specific requirements for your dog. Your dogs care and well-being is my key priority, followed closely by your peace of mind.

     

    At Devoted 2 Dogs I offer a free consultation service in your home so I can meet you and your dog, and so that he/she can meet me. It also allows us to discuss in detail what your dog’s exact requirements are, and what you are looking for.

     

    I provide a FREE initial face-to-face consultation for the following important reasons:

     

    • I need to understand your dog’s needs and behaviours in order to provide you with the best service
    • It is important for you, and your dog to get to know me as you will be entrusting me with a member of your family
    • Having previously struggled to find somebody to look after my dog, Lyla, I completely understand how difficult this decision is, and I want you to be totally confident that I am the right person for both you and your dog

     

    At the FREE initial face to face consultation we will be discussing, and I will be noting:

     

    • Your dog’s special needs and requirements
    • Details on habits, diet, known training commands, exercise regime, health and medical history
    • Veterinarian contact details and the vaccination records
    • All emergency contact details and my Terms and Conditions

     

    Important Notes:

    • Please note that I do not take bitches in season and require all dogs over 6 months to be neutered. However, if there is a reason why he/she cannot be neutered I will take this into consideration
    • In order for me to care for your dog please note that his/her vaccinations must be up to date
    • As well as vaccinations I only care for dogs who have valid up to date pet insurance, and he/she must also be micro chipped
    • All prices include full public liability insurance
    • Services on all Bank Holidays will incur double charges

    My Services

    Dog Walking

    • I will collect your dog at an agreed time, take him/her on a fun filled walk, and return him/her safely home, happy and relaxed
    • I will walk your dog for at least 60 minutes off lead, with your permission, to benefit from freedom and socialisation with other dogs
    • I will reinforce any training needs your dog has, and that we will have spoken about
    Weekday Rate
    • Prices listed are for collections and drop offs no more than 3 miles from North Harrow
    • 60 minute walk from £14 per dog (discount given for more than 1 dog per household)
    • For customers who live more than 3 miles from my home, there may be an additional charge to be discussed
    Weekend Rate
    • 60 minute walk from £15

    Doggy Day Care

    • I am flexible with drop off and collection times, and my aim is to tailor my service around your needs
    • I will only provide day care for up to 4 dogs at any one time so your dog will have my full attention
    • My home will be your dog’s home and it is a clean, non smoking, comfortable and calm environment
    • We will go on an at least two 60 minute long walks per day in large enclosed fields and woodlands in the Harrow area: Ruislip Woods, Pinner Hill, Oxhey Woods, Hatch End fields and Bentley Priory
    • Text and picture messages of your dog at rest and play are part of my service to you
    Weekday Rate
    • From £25 (includes collection and drop off within 3 miles of North Harrow)
    Weekend Rate
    • From £30 (includes collection and drop off within 3 miles of North Harrow)

    Home Boarding

    • Limited availability
    • For Whippet or Sighthound care please contact me
    Weekday Rate
    • From £30 (includes collection and drop off within 3 miles of North Harrow)
    Weekend Rate
    • From £35  (includes collection and drop off within 3 miles of North Harrow)

    All prices include full public liabilty insurance. 

    Services on all Bank Holidays will incur double charges. 

    Contact me to discuss your specific requirements.

    • When I first moved to Harrow, working full time with a long commute into London, I found it hard to give my whippet Harvey the exercise he needed. Finding Shazia was life changing for both of us, Harvey learned to run off lead and made lots of new canine friends, and I returned from work to a happy well exercised whippet every day! Now we've moved further afield Harvey still returns to Devoted2Dogs for his holidays whenever I'm travelling. He is always excited to be reunited with his old friends and makes himself at home right away! I know I never have to worry because Shazia looks after all the dogs in her care as if they're her own, and Harvey gets all the cuddles he needs! I only worry he won't want to come home again ;)

      Jeni for Harvey
    • I have been using the Devoted 2 Dogs service for over a year now - once switching to a different dog walker due to a relocation only to come creeping back with my tail between my legs having realised what a gem I had found. Shazia takes great care with my two dogs, one a puppy and one an adult. She takes great pains to accommodate any arising needs or concerns, for example ensuring my dog was kept on lead when she had a cut paw or providing reduced walks for my very young puppy that couldn't walk so far (even carrying her when she got too tired!) She ensures that they have adequate down-time when not on walks which is important for them to remain happy and relaxed, coming home content and tired every time! She has a very gentle nature with dogs, which I have seen with my own eyes, and I know that she takes pains to keep up with modern behaviour and training practices. On a practical level, Shazia has bent over backwards to help me out in an emergency. On one occasion my existing (and very temporary!) dog walker cancelled on me when I was working all day as a single dog-owner - Shazia was 'choca-block' with dogs that day but together we came up with a plan that meant I could work and my dogs still came home happy. I am *extremely* fussy with who looks after my dogs - that I would send my dogs to her any day of the week is testament to how devoted Shazia really is!

      Jenny for Leica & Callie
    • We highly recommend Shazia, our Romeo would not have anyone else and she is a true angel in his puppy dog eyes! He eagerly awaits her arrival each morning and is overwhelmed with excitement when he can hear her approaching. I don’t know what magic Shazia works on him but he is out the door in a flash and looks sad when he is returned home (we try not to take it personally!). It makes us very happy to see the bond that Romeo has with her, Lyla and the rest of his chums at Devoted 2 Dogs. Shazia is a genuine dog lover and treats Romeo as her own when he is in her care. We feel 100% confident and comfortable when he is out with her and receiving updates and photos of their outings always brings a smile to our faces. Thank you Shazia and Lyla, we cannot tell you in words how much you mean to Romeo.

      Ujal & Pujan for Romeo
    • When looking for a dog sitter for our Labrador, Blue, we wanted a home from home. That is exactly what we got from Shazia. Blue loves going with Shazia and loves Lyla's (Shazia's Lurcher) company! Shazia accommodates all of Blue's needs, takes him on new and exciting walks and as an added bonus for us, keeps us updated with regular texts and photos! She is an absolute Godsend! Truly she is totally devoted to dogs!

      Pritti for Blue
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  • I offer dog walking, doggy day care, dog sitting, rescue dog walking, sighthound, whippet care and whippet boarding and puppy care services in Harrow and the surrounding areas including Pinner, Hatch End, Ruislip, Northwood, Stanmore, Edgware, Wembley, Preston Road, Kingsbury, Harrow on the Hill and London. I run a fully insured pet minding service.