A love of Dogs is a fully insured, professional dog walking and sitting business run by Sue Deegan who works in Harrogate and the surrounding areas.

I offer a variety of services from visits for puppies and senior dogs to walks and even house sitting – so your beloved dog doesn’t need to leave the comfort of his or her home.​

I also offer a range of different walk packages to suit your best friends needs. Be it an individual 1-2-1 dog walk or in a group of no more than 4 matched walk mates, we have sessions to suit. Sessions are normally an hour long and includes a rinse off and towel dry afterwards, before being dropped off at home.

Rest assured I will look  after your beloved dog like it’s one of my own.

​My aim is to build a positive, trusting relationship with you and your dog. Helping them feel happy, calm and relaxed leads to you being confident your best friend is in the safest of hands when in my care.

Our Story

A love of dogs derived simply from my love of dogs.

It’s something that has been with me all my life. Throughout my childhood to adult years, there’s always been trusted pooch by my side.

From nurturing and training puppies to caring for senior dogs in their later years, I know how hard it can be to juggle this with work, family and life in general. I know because I was doing it!

And that’s why A Love of Dogs was born.​

I offer a reliable, trustworthy and confidential service where your dog is always priority and in the safest of hands.

Initially I will come to your home meet you and your dog. We will discuss your dogs needs and any special requirements of a dietary, training or just of a quirky nature. It often helps to go for a walk together so I understand how you prefer to handle her/him and any commands she/he may be used to. Gaining as much information as possible at this stage enables me to support and care for your dog in the best possible way. ​​

​I’ll keep you updated as to where we’ve been and will post lots of photos on your dog’s personal page on our website. You’ll always know what he or she has been up to!

Every Dog is Different

That’s why each care plan is tailored individually. I offer a range of different walks and activities, each one is carefully selected based on individual needs, ability, current routine and personal preference.

Some prefer individual 1-2-1 walks or a game of ball in the park. Others thrive off pack life. These 1 hour group walks are limited to 4 places per session. Each member is carefully selected and suitably matched to the others in the pack. Each group is then kept together to grow and develop new skills and experiences. With owners permission and proven ability, some dogs enjoy walking off lead.

All dogs are collected from home and transported in our brand new customised van . Individual travel pods ensure each dog travels safely and securely to our many different walk locations. From Stainburn Forest and Nidd Gorge to Crimple Beck, we have a variety of walks catering for all ages and abilities. ​

A fresh bowl of water is always available with a post walk clean, rinse off and towel dry to follow. Once home and settled we always check their water before we leave.

Sue has been awarded the Emergency Canine First Aid Certificate and is proud our premises are licensed by Harrogate Borough Council for the purpose of Animal Boarding (LN/199316945).
Myself and Ned, my working cocker spaniel,  look forward to meeting you soon and going for some walkies and fun!!!