Home Boarding | Doggy Day-Care | Dog Walking | Pet Home Care
Welcome to MyWaggyTails Chinnor
MyWaggyTails is a local authority licensed, 5-star rated, fully insured professional pet-care business. We are THE Home Boarding choice for caring owners and their discerning pets
We provide ‘home from home’ doggy sleepovers, day-care, pet home care visits and dog walking services helping customers in Chinnor, Princes Risborough, Thame and the surrounding villages of Aston Rowant, Bledlow, Bledlow Ridge, Chearsley, Chilton, Christmas Common, Crowell, Emmington, Haddenham, Henton, Ickford, Kingsey, Kingston Blount, Kingston Stert, Lewknor, Monks Risborough, Long Crendon, Longwick, Radnage, Scotsgrove, Shabbington, Stokenchurch, Sydenham, Towersey and Watlington.
Doggies come stay with us in our family home as members of our family. Not surprisingly we only have limited availability but every 4 legged friend is given a warm welcome and a happy stay. Of course they’ll miss you, but we’ll do our best to temporarily fill the gap and keep you updated with photos and videos whenever the opportunity allows.
Pet First Aid Certificate
DBS Security Checked
Dog Walking Trained
Canine Behaviour trained
Canine Welfare trained
Breed chacteristics trained.
Services Offered at MyWaggyTails Chinnor
Short stays or long stays, all the stays are in a family home.
Homely stays and walks.
Small Dogs. Big Dogs. Puppy Dogs. Older Dogs. Poorly Dogs. Countryside Walks. Sensory Walks. Solo Walks. Group Walks. Adventure Hikes. Everyday Walks.
Pet Home Care
Small Animal Welfare. Puppy Visits. Pet Home Visits
Well socialised doggies are always very welcome. 24 hours. Long Weekends. Happy Holidays. With walks aplenty and oodles of love, cuddles and play-time, your pet is in good hands as an honorary member of our family.
Our Day Care service ensures we’re available for when you can’t. Our licence dictates a very personal experience. The numbers of pets we can have to stay on any given day is limited, so we always recommend advance booking. A typical day falls between 7.30am and 7.30pm. Every day comes with 2 walks, chill-out time, mental and sensory engagement as well as plenty of socialisation with 2 and 4 legged friends.
Every-day ‘Amaze balls’ dog walking experiences, Chinnor
Group walks for happy dogs
If you are looking for dog walking services in Chinnor, Princes Risborough, Thame and the surrounding villages of Aston Rowant, Bledlow, Bledlow Ridge, Chearsley, Chilton, Christmas Common, Crowell, Emmington, Haddenham, Henton, Ickford, Kingsey, Kingston Blount, Kingston Stert, Lewknor, Monks Risborough, Long Crendon, Longwick, Radnage, Scotsgrove, Shabbington, Stokenchurch, Sydenham, Towersey and Watlington, availability permitting, we’re very happy to help.
MyWaggyTails Chinnor provides one-hour group walks in local beauty spots and parks that your dog will love.
My (business) insured vehicle carries a pet first aid kit, water, bowls and even towels for those wet days. Naturally, we are fully insured, and dog first aid trained.
We offer a mixed blend of walks that includes training, play and sensory experiences. Group walks have multiple benefits: helping with socialisation, instilling good behaviour and increasing exercise.
Where 1-2-1 walks or shorter walks are required, we provide those too.
Your dog can be walked on or off leash, subject to your consent, the environment that day, your pet’s recall and group dynamics. Every dog wears a MyWaggyTails identity tag in addition to their own. We regret that we can only accept dogs that are microchipped. For ‘escapologist’ dogs, dogs with poor recall, where they are pre-notified in our Pet Information Form, we also have a small number of GPS tracking collars as a fall back.
At MyWaggyTails we structure our day and our walks to reflect the profile of the dogs in our care, and to ensure the right group dynamics and experiences for your pet.
We adhere to industry best practice for professional dog walkers as set out by the RSPCA, Dogs Trust and the Pet Industry Federation. A copy is available on request.
Please ask to see copies of our certificates and documentation.
Specialist Dog Walks, Chinnor
Do you have a puppy who is still too young to join group walks? As a rough guide, a 5-minute walk for every month old is a useful reference. If you work during the day we can visit and ensure your puppy, poorly, post-operative doggy, or senior canine gets a toilet break, feeding, some sensory and brain games, play and some TLC.
If you have a dog who thinks ‘two or more is a crowd’, we can do solo walks, and where shorter walks are the order of the day because youth or aching limbs dictate, again, we have certain walks specifically dedicated for such profiles.
Adventure Hikes, Chinnor
Dog walks with a difference
For doggies with more stamina, we offer adventure hikes. Our outings allow your fur-baby to socialise and relish being part of its regular pack. And while having fun and burning off tons of energy. Whilst out and about we practice basic obedience through voice control.
Adventures Unleashed – Our off-leash adventures last around 3-3.5 hours, during which your pup will enjoy about 2 hours of fun exercise in some of Oxon/Bucks’s best dog-friendly off-leash spots. Your doggy will socialise and play to their heart’s delight – so you’ll come home to a satisfied and happy dog. Every single time.
Leashed Adventures – This wholesome 2.5-hour leashed hike includes pick-up and drop-off and will stimulate your dog for around 3.5 hours in total. It’s a great option for older or movement-restricted dogs, as it represents a safe, low-impact and high-stimulation exercise. Hiking distance is usually around 7 miles.
(Subject to environment, circumstances and dog recall/training)
Pet Home Care
Home Pet Care, Chinnor
Our ‘Pet Nanny’ (me!) will pop into your home as often as you require, throughout the day. I will ensure your pets are cared for and if required, feed them too. This can be a great stress-free alternative to a cattery or other boarding options.
My Home Visits provide in-home pet care for a wide range of pets from dogs and cats to hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and fish.
Home visits are ideal for puppies, post-op, and older dogs too.
While focused on your pet, a home visit can include in-home domestics, such as watering plants, taking in post, turning on lights and closing curtains. All designed to keep your home safe and secure too.
Puppy Visits, Chinnor
Wait… you have a puppy? How exciting! Is your puppy still too young to join group walks? Even puppy-only walks? If you work during the day we can visit and ensure your puppy gets a toilet break, feeding and some engaging company.
Pawtastic services from doting doggy experts.
MyWaggyTails – Caring for pets by people you can trust.
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Homely Doggy Day Care
Monday – Friday (ad hoc bookings) £25
Monday – Friday (30 day rolling commitment + a minimum of 6 day cares/month) £22.50
Saturday – Sunday £30
Day Care Trial £25
Weekdays: 7.30am – 6.30pm
Weekends: 8am – 6.30pm
(Arrivals 8.00am – 8.45am; Departure 5.15pm – 6.30pm)
This includes 2 walks of approximately 60 minutes + (unless other arrangements are made), enrichment activities and social grooming.
After 6.30pm up to 8pm incur an additional charge of £2.50 per hour or part thereof. After 8pm counts as an additional Sleepover cost. Thank you for your understanding.
24 hour stays
Monday – Thursday £30
Fri – Sun £35
Trial 24 hrs stay £35
Long Weekend Escapes (6pm -9am)
Friday – Monday £75
High Days & Holidays
7 Nights £200
14 Nights £375
Drop off/Pick up times are: 7.30am-9am, 12-2.30pm and 5.15pm – 6.30pm (pick up only).
A booking period starts and ends within these time blocks. 7.5 days counts as 7 days of our homely boarding rate + 1 day of homely doggy day care rate.
Within a 3-mile radius, by prior arrangement.
Ad hoc group walks £14
2 group walks+/week (14 day rolling commitment) £12
Ad hoc Solo walks £18
Home Pet Care/Puppy Visits (up to 30 minutes) £9 / visit
Prices on request and premium pricing will apply.
We’re sorry, but there is no additional discount for a 2nd dog from the same household. Our numbers are strictly limited.
Enquire / Book
Please complete our Enquiry Form, checking for availability.
We will respond, advising you whether we currently have a potential space available.
If you are a first-time customer, we will then ask you to complete our Pet Information Form and arrange a convenient ‘Meet & Greet’. We will hold any dates requested until your pet’s 3 Step Check has been satisfactorily completed.
On satisfactory completion of our 3 Step Check, we will email you confirming the fact and ask you to confirm any provisional enquiry.
New changes to data legislation (GDPR and PECR) in 2018 require all organisations to be very clear and transparent about the use of personal data. We use your email address, first name and family name and other personal details as part of allowing you to access this website and in order to contact you with important information about your MyWaggyTails order and any changes to your account.
Sorry, Very Sorry but…
Really, we have nothing available until mid-November, and everyone we know who provides a similar service is in the same boat. Ask the licencing officer at the local authority for a list of licensed boarders. They might have a new licenced boarder or two.
Good luck and thank you.
About MyWaggyTails Chinnor
Partner, MyWaggyTails Chinnor
Hello and welcome to MyWaggyTails Chinnor.
Juggling childcare for a young son around a three-hour round-trip commute to London and a husband who regularly works away – blame the music industry, left me keen to find a job that offered more flexibility around my busy family life.
With a love for the outdoors, gorgeous Oxfordshire countryside on my doorstep and dogs of my own, the topic of pet care came up in a family brainstorm on possible new careers. Regularly helping out with pet care for friends and family dogs, the suggestion struck a chord, and some 3+ years ago I launched my own dog walking, day care and home boarding business MyWaggyTails.
Having previously held busy and involved roles in advertising and film in London, I thought that the administration involved in setting up and running my pet care business would be a “walk in the park” but I quickly found that wasn’t the case. Setting up a pet care business is not simply about adding a few extra paws to your walks and home. You are looking after someone’s love of their life and to be a safe and compliant pet care business, there’s heaps of red tape to cut through plus you also need to get to grips with the day to day operations such as licensing compliance, booking systems, pure logistics not to mention marketing. Mastering it all on your own first time and quickly, is unrealistic and it can get really over-whelming.
Fast-forward 18 months and I was begging my brother to stop promoting the business as I couldn’t cope with the demand which even to this day is hugely frustrating when I have to let people down turning people and pets away.
As an ardent dog lover, I love my four-legged ‘work colleagues’. Creating a home from home experience, every furry visitor is immersed in my home life with all members of the family having interaction with the pets. Structured walks, regular nap times and a part of the family experience also enables me to fit 100 lengths of the local pool at 6am and a quick Costa ‘on the way home to work’ into my daily routine and is my little bit of sanity and a huge perk of the job before the pandering to our pooches.
I know our dog owner customers love the home from home approach too. I always set out to provide a service I’d want to use for my own dogs. For me, that would be see them enjoy their normal routine be it chasing a ball in the park or napping on the sofa. I regularly send customers photos of their pets, which really brightens their day. You can’t fake these moments – a dog will vote with their paws if they are not happy.
Reliability is also a huge part of the job, so even when the weather is rubbish, the walks must go on. And if the thought of extra pet hair, muddy paws and the occasional toilet accident in your home, breaks you out into a sweat, then home-boarding is probably not the best choice for you!
I should add that my family help make MyWaggyTails something we’re very proud of – so a big shout out to my husband Phil, son Charlie, mother Pamela, and Sue our ‘Girl Friday…Thursday…Wednesday…
Our regular customers, both 4 and 2-legged have made the last few years an absolute joy. Our local authority’s five-star rating and most importantly an abundance of hugely appreciated 5-star customer reviews on Google, Facebook and Yell have made me very thankful.
Contact MyWaggyTails Chinnor
Please feel free to contact me anytime.
(I can’t always guarantee to answer straight away as I may be busy dispensing cuddles. My phone is on Monday-Friday 7.30am-7.30pm)
In order of preference…
1/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2/ Text: 07768 275879
3/ Telephone: 07768 275879
Address: MyWaggy Tails, 3A Lower Rd, Chinnor OX39 4DT
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