Happy Paws Bedford is a member of the national association of registered pet sitters (NARPS). We feel this is important as it allows us to ensure we provide the best possible service and keep up to date with modern practises and developments in animal laws and regulations.

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Happy Paws Bedford completed the NARPS pet sitting and dog walking course and achieved an overall result of 100%. We did this as we felt it was important for us to gain a qualification in dog walking and pet sitting so we could demonstrate our commitment to our clients and their animals..

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The health and well being of your animals is of the utmost importance to us so we felt it very important to obtain a qualification in animal first aid.

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Your animals welfare is our top priority and because of this we are fully insured against any unforeseen circumstances.

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At Happy Paws Bedford we fully understand the level of trust that is placed in us when not only caring for a beloved pet but also entering your property in order to do so. We have been fully CRB checked and will happily produce documentation confirming this to put your mind at ease.

About us

My name is Peter Brownlie and I live in the Brickhill area of Bedford with my Wife, my two cats (Archimedes and Bonkers) and my Boarder Terrier, Luna.  I’ve been passionate about animals my whole life and can’t remember a time when I haven’t had at least one pet. I’ve loved all my animals including cats, hamsters and rabbits, but my main companions have always been dogs. No matter what the weather, there’s nothing better than having long walks in the fresh air with some four legged friends to keep you company.
In Bedford we’re very fortunate to have a great deal of open spaces and beautiful country side on our door step which is the perfect environment to share adventures with all my doggie friends.

Customer service is paramount at Happy Paws and I'm proud to work to the very highest level of service while offering value to my clients. I fully understand how important it is for you to have peace of mind that your beloved animals will be well looked after, whether I am walking them, dropping in for a visit, or providing a pet taxi, I will look after them as if they are my own.

I’m very flexible and no matter what your needs may be I would do everything possible to accommodate them. I am more than happy to come round for a no obligation visit to meet you and your pet and discuss what services would be best for you.

Feel free to email or phone with any questions of queries you may have.

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Happy Paws Bedford is run and owned by Peter Brownlie and he is CRB checked and fully insured to walk your dogs, and look after your cats, dogs, mice, rabbits


Our mission

At Happy Paws Bedford our customers are extremely important to us, we appreciate that your animals are a core part of your family and we endeavour to look after them to a standard that we would expect for our own animals. We seek to deliver a service that is not only of the highest quality, but also the best value to our customers.

Unlike a lot of other dog walkers when we say your dog will be walked for an hour, we mean they will be walking for an hour. We pick up and drop off your dog outside of the hours walking time to ensure you get the best possible value.  When walking with more than one dog, we put a lot of effort into matching the dogs’ temperaments and activity levels in order to provide the best possible experience for your pet.

We have the same high standards for our pet visiting service, it will not be the case that we run in, throw some food down and get out the door as quickly as possible. We will instead spend quality time with the animal, be that a cuddle, a game or a quick leg stretch.

The welfare of your animals is of upmost importance to us. We are fully first aid trained, CRB checked and insured to ensure that your animal is in safe hands.

Our business hours

Our services are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Christmas day and Boxing Day will be charged at double the standard rate.


Pet pop in times can be flexible and can be suited to the customers’ needs.


Dog Walking

8am - 5pm

Pet pop-ins Morning Visits

8am - 1pm

Pet pop-ins Evening Visits

6pm - 9pm


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Happy Paws would love to hear from you to discuss your animal care needs
We are happy to pop over so you and your pets can meet us in person and chat about how we may be able to help you.