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"Happy Hounds and Valerie have given my energetic 3-year old rescued staffy called Rosie some fun, adventures and formed a genuine bond. Valerie manages to tire Rosie out which is a tough job as she certainly keeps you on your toes. She never lets me down, is flexible, caring and I always feel reassured that Rosie is in safe hands. The notes she leaves helps confirm that she understands Rosie and my wishes and clearly loves dogs! I could not recommend her highly enough, Rosie is always pleased to see her and it is such a relief to find a dog walker that not only walks Rosie, but plays, befriends and takes time to tell you what kind of day Rosie has had."
Mel, Southampton


Sean the dog cooling off during a walk


"What can you say about Valerie of Happy Hounds, dog walker extraordinaire? Well, she is very happy that's for sure and her happiness is infectious. My dog, Sean adores her. He is a large, boisterous labradoodle and she handles him perfectly, mixing the right amount of love tempered with the correct amount of control – she is always in charge of him. Valerie is utterly dependable, always on time, arrives adequately prepared and is always 'up' for a good walk. I trust her implicitly and highly recommend her."
Ali, Brockenhurst

Smidge on a walk



"Val has looked after Smidge on several occasions and he has always enjoyed his walks and the kindness shown to him by his 'Auntie Val'. He looks forward to the next time and he knows that he is in good hands. Val is very competent, patient and caring, a natural dog walker."
Graham, Sway