If my dog could speak (well he can) he would tell you there is no better day or residential care available for your best pal. Rev has stayed many times & comes back fit, bouncy and tail waggingly happy. Nigel (The Ambleside Dog Walker) can be completely trusted to provide safe, fun and energetic days out in the Lakeland Fells tailored to the age, condition and breed of dog; and simply in the best surroundings possible; from his lovely dog safe and friendly home, to the immediately accessible fells and streams loved by our dogs. I could not more highly and assuredly recommend The Ambleside Dog Walker.


We can’t recommend Nigel highly enough. Our Springer Spaniel Hettie loved Nigel and he looked after her so well in his lovely home In the beautiful Ambleside countryside with a huge array of walks. We stayed in a hotel which didn’t take dogs and we had a wonderful weekend knowing Hettie was well looked after. She felt very at home at his house and when we dropped her back on the second evening she was delighted to see him. I think Hettie saw more of the area than we did on lovely long walks and both Hettie and ourselves had the best weekend.


Nigel looked after our Irish setter Buddy for the afternoon whilst we were on holiday in ambleside..... we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him; he quickly put Buddy at ease, and then they clearly had a great time. We loved getting the photos thank you. 
When in the Lakes in the future, we would definitely give you a call if needing help again.
Thank you from us and Buddy! ❤️🐶


Whether it's out for a day, half day or home boarding, there is no-one I would trust as much as Nigel (Ambleside Dog Walker) to take care of my dog, Siena and give her a fantastic time. She loves going out with him and Jasper - I can tell from the great photos on Facebook - which is great when I am away as I can keep up with the adventures she has been on. She is always so excited and raring to go when he turns up and she comes home contentedly tired from a good day out which is always a good sign. Couldn't recommend the service highly enough to do it justice! Thanks Nigel.


“A five star service from Ambleside Dog Walker every time. Walks tailored to my dogs needs, reliable pick up and drop off, prompt communications. ”


Leila had a fantastic time boarding with Nigel and his family and we have no qualms about leaving her there again, she probably can’t wait! She loved it and got some lovely walks


Incredibly professional service from booking to handing over our Fox Terrier for an evening walk and dog sitting. I hope we’ll visit again and be able to use your service. You couldn’t have done more. Thank you Nigel and family


Jax and Bubba had a fantastic time with Nigel. Nigel's service was professional from start to finish and I can honestly say I knew the dogs would have just as good a 'weekend break' as we did! There are fantastic places to walk on the doorstep and Nigel did his best to wear the dogs out for us before handing them back - perfect after our 6 hour journey home! Cannot recommend highly enough and will definitely be using Nigel (and Jasper!) again. Thank you!

Jax and Bubba

Our dogs Molly and Gaston have spent several days with Nigel over the past week whilst we have been on holiday in the Lakes. I was apprehensive initially when I booked them in as Gaston can be wary of strangers, especially men and can sometimes be hostile towards people when he is not sure, but we needed to bring the dogs with us and have a young child that we needed to spend time doing dog free activities so decided we would try Nigel and see how the dogs got on. Within a minute of Gaston meeting Nigel I could see he was perfectly comfortable and content with him, allowing us to go off with our son with a clear mind. Each day we took Gaston and Molly to meet Nigel they were both so excited and went off really happily with him. Thank you Nigel not only for taking care of Gaston and Molly and taking them on lovely walks but for allowing us to spend quality time with our son on holiday and know the dogs were too having a lovely time. We would have no hesitation in recommending Nigel to anyone, he is a very calm and reassuring person to be around and puts your mind at rest when you leave your precious pet with him

Molly & Gaston

We are so impressed and delighted with the wonderful care that Saul and Nigel provided for Finlay today. We feel so lucky to have found Ambleside Dog Walkers to look after our cocker spaniel all day today so that we were able to go our son's graduation in Carlisle whilst up on holiday from Sussex. It has made a special day even more special to be able to relax knowing that Finlay was in such good hands!
The care we received goes way beyond anything we've ever experienced before and we appreciate Nigel being so flexible in accommodating us.What a very professional and caring service.
Many thanks for wonderful care Nigel and Saul.Wish we lived in the Lake District to be able to have care for Finlay with Nigel and Saul on a regular basis!


Judging by how tired Ron is, he has had a great day! It was great being able to leave him to play with other dogs and have some good walks whilst we went out for the day. Nigel was so friendly and we were really pleased to hear that Ron, who is quite a shy dog, settled in quickly. Thank you so much. Next time we are on holiday in the lakes, Ron will definitely be having a day out with you again!


We’re on holiday in our caravan and faced with the prospect of a rainy day in a confined space with 2 boys and the dog we decided to try and find some doggy day care for Spud, our border terrier so we could visit some indoor attractions.
Nigel was brilliant, picked Spud up and dropped her off again, and very quick replying to messages - thank you!


Nigel was brilliant he offers a really fantastic service.Our dog Robin although a nervous dog , Nigel reassured Robin and she went off happily with him and had a lovely walk with a couple of the other dogs. Nigel came up to the hotel we were staying at for our daughters wedding ,and collected Robin then brought her back several hours later to the hotel just in time for a few photos. It was such a relief to find someone like Nigel and the service he offers ,I would highly recommend him ,and I would use his service again next time we come upto the lakes


I went on holiday and left my dog, Molly, at Nigel’s for 12 days. As soon as we met he emailed me all his licences and I found this very professional. My dog comes from a shelter and sadly she’s scared of everything. She allowed Nigel to give her a cuddle as soon as she met him and this was a very positive sign for me. Before we took Molly, Nigel tried to learn some Italian (we’re Italians) and he was very good. He sent me pictures of Molly and texts every day, how she was and where they were going walking. The day we got back, he brought Molly nice and clean with her bed also very clean. I was very happy because I could enjoy my holiday, knowing she was in good hands and with other dogs every day. I recommend Nigel to anyone who wants to leave their dog safe and well looked after. This is a photo I received from Nigel: Molly peacefully asleep on the sofa. She was in a 5 star home! Thank you, Nigel, see you again soon.


The Ambleside Dog Walker is absolutely fantastic! We are first time dog owners and have received outstanding support, even from before we got our pup! Nigel was kind enough to give us some really handy pointers and tips. Our dog Bronte has been going on lakeland adventures with Nigel, Tamsin and Jasper for a few months now and always has a great time. We couldn't recommend them enough!


Nigel is amazing! He looked after our miniature dachshund Louie for our wedding weekend and arranged to bring Louie along to the drinks reception. Nigel got him all suited up ready for the day and he had the best time! Don’t think Louie wanted to leave. Thank you again, would highly recommend.


Thanks so much for looking after Harry during our holiday today. We felt really reassured that he was being well cared for (he's not the easiest dog!). He came home very happy and tired. We would definitely use Ambleside dog walker again next time!


A fabulous service, really put my mind at rest and offered a familiarisation walk before taking my girl Cassie ahead of an over night stay whilst at a wedding in the Lakes. Cannot recommend highly enough! Thank you so much.


I’m very grateful to @amblesidedogwalker for taking care of Ted during our recent trip to the Lake District so we could do some more adventurous exploring. I can’t recommend Nigel highly enough.
As well as looking after Ted brilliantly, Nigel also took this beautiful snap of him at Wray Castle @nationaltrust which is one of my favourite photos of him


Nigel had our little dachshund for 4 nights this week and Stan had a great time. Would highly recommend Ambleside Dog Walker :) Thanks again for having Stan! 🐕


Nigel & Tamsin sporadically take our cocker for half days. We're super grateful for how accommodating they are even at short notice and Albie always comes back happy & worn out after fab walks in varied locations. Couldn't be happier with their service and would recommend to anyone.


Cork had a great time with Nigel and Tamsin, see you next year!



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