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Larks In The Parks

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Company Name:Larks In The Parks
Full Name:Fiona Russell

Location

Town:London
County:
Postcode:SW4

Services Offered

  • Dog Walking
  • Pop In Service to Feed Animals

Customer Reviews

14-12-2019
Ric and Linnea
Type Of Pet : Toy Poodle
Service Provided : Dog walking
Town Country : Battersea
We are very happy we found Fiona. Cookie is an anxious little bundle of joy and does not always accept strangers. She jumped on Fiona's lap from the very first time they met and we knew straight away that she will be perfect. Fiona has been walking Cookie for over two years and we never had a single concern. She is very flexible and always gives us plenty of notice about her availability. Fiona provides us 100% peace of mind when we are not around and we know that Cookie is safe and is having a great time.

About Larks In The Parks

Larks In The Parks - money CAN buy you love.

My name is Fiona and I love all animals and especially dogs. I didn't realise the depth of this affection until I decided to finally get my own dog eight years ago. His name is Raffles and he is the most loved dog in the world.

I started my pet care service after I was made redundant from a job that I really enjoyed, working with refugees. I decided to do something equally fulfilling, combining my love of animals with helping people. I know from experience how hard it is to go out to work and leave your pet, but I can give them the care and attention they need and deserve; so when you return home, you know that they've had a great day.

I have lived in and around Stockwell for most of my adult life; I love it here and enjoy feeling part of the community. Since having Raffles, I have become friends with many other dog owners, and I understand the challenge of balancing a busy London life with the joy and responsibility of dog ownership.

However I can help you achieve this balance. I know how much Raffles means to me - I wouldn't let just anyone look after him - and so I know how much your dog means to you. I would want Raffles to be cared for and given one to one attention by someone I can trust and who I know has my dog's best interests at heart. So, this is more than just a job for me; I get a huge satisfaction from making dogs and their owners happy.

Although, some dogs enjoy going out in a doggy gang, this is not the case for all. My walks are limited to a maximum of four dogs at a time, so that they each get lots of attention and care. I will group the dogs according to temperament and, obviously, how well they get on with each other. They have a lot of fun being and playing together, building up trust between us all; it can be a real joy both for me and the dogs. This will be discussed at our first meeting, before there is any obligation to engage my services - your dog and I both need to get to know each other, and we can talk about how I might be able to help you.

I am fully insured, DBS checked and trained in canine first aid, so you can be sure that your dog will be in safe hands. Photos and text updates can also be sent to reassure you that they are happily enjoying their larks in the park with me.

I also offer a pop-in service for puppies, cats, rabbits, hamsters, fish and other small pets. This includes feeding, cuddles*, grooming*, cleaning litter trays, cages or tanks and whatever other help you may need.

I can honestly say I have never enjoyed my work as much as I do now; although I have to charge for my services - Raffles and I need to eat, after all - I aim to keep my prices at a level where you can afford the peace of mind that your pet is getting the love, care and attention that you would give it yourself.

I look forward to meeting you, and your dog, cat, hamster, rabbit, fish, guinea pig.....

*not currently available for fish



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14-12-2019
Ric and Linnea
Type Of Pet : Toy Poodle
Service Provided : Dog walking
Town Country : Battersea
We are very happy we found Fiona. Cookie is an anxious little bundle of joy and does not always accept strangers. She jumped on Fiona's lap from the very first time they met and we knew straight away that she will be perfect. Fiona has been walking Cookie for over two years and we never had a single concern. She is very flexible and always gives us plenty of notice about her availability. Fiona provides us 100% peace of mind when we are not around and we know that Cookie is safe and is having a great time.
13-09-2019
Deirdre and Murphy
Type Of Pet : Cavapoo
Service Provided : Walking
Town Country : London
Fiona is great. Reliable, friendly , punctual and Murphy LOVES her. She is very knowledgeable and responsible and I feel hundred per cent confident that she will look after Murphy as if he was her own dog.
12-08-2019
Heather Keen
Type Of Pet : Cat (Bengal) & dog
Service Provided : Dog walking, cat & dog sitting
Town Country : Brixton, London
Fiona has been ceaselessly professional, warm, & committed to doing the best job she can of taking care of our cat & dog when they’ve been left in her charge. She is diligent in getting info on them to make sure she knows how to do a great job. She’s also been incredibly flexible with us, particularly in the unpredictable arrangements we needed around pet care when I was in hospital giving birth. She was an absolute godsend for us.
It’s been such a relief to know we’re leaving our furry family members with somebody sensible, unphased, & who clearly really loves animals & wants to get to know each little member of your household. So glad we found Fiona!
19-05-2019
Claire Durrant
Type Of Pet : Dog
Service Provided : Walking
Town Country : South London
Fiona has been regularly walking my dog, Poppy, for about 6 months and I have found her to be very reliable, responsive and flexible. Most importantly she has built up a fantastic relationship with Poppy. I'd highly recommend her.
03-06-2018
Jay
Type Of Pet : Jack Russell
Service Provided : Dog walking
Town Country : Stockwell
Fiona is reliable and flexible and my dog loves Fiona and the nice thing is she loves Harley ! What I like about Fiona is that she does know about dogs and the different breeds . My dog can be a little naughty and Fiona is patient with him doesn’t judge him like other walkers have in the past. Fiona is brilliant with my dog !
10-12-2017
Jill
Type Of Pet : Cat
Service Provided : Holiday sitting
Town Country : London
Fiona fed Bailey twice a day for a week and gave us all the feedback we required during our week-long holiday.

She was reliable and punctual and we knew we were leaving him in a safe pair of hands.

Fiona is very friendly and personable and I couldn't recommend her highly enough.
27-09-2017
Gloria
Type Of Pet : Dog
Service Provided : Walking
Town Country : Vauxhall
My dog is reactive and I was very nervous about leaving him in the hands of a stranger when I first went back to work. After meeting Fiona I was really put at ease. She is brilliant. I couldn't be happier to leave Ethan in her care! She is super reliable, good humoured, non judgemental and patient with Ethan's delicate ways; always taking on board any developments in his training and clearly very fond of him. We are very lucky to have her. Highly recommended!
15-09-2017
John Scott
Type Of Pet : Staffie
Service Provided : Walking
Town Country : London
Fiona is fantastic with my dog Tai. Tai can be a bit of a handful but Fiona is brilliant with her. She is very reliable and genuinely cares. When Fiona arrives to take Tai for a walk, my dog is delighted to see her and runs into her arms. Fiona provides a flexible and professional service and is completely trustworthy. I cannot recommend Fiona highly enough.
19-05-2017
Cathereine
Type Of Pet : Dog
Service Provided : Dog walking
Town Country : Brixton London
Fiona is fantastic. She is reliable, flexible and energetic. Lyra, our collie cross spaniel, absolutely adores Fiona, and gets so excited when she arrives to take her out. Fiona walks Lyra several times a week, often twice a day.
04-01-2017
Nana Nielsen
Type Of Pet : Cat
Service Provided : Feeding
Town Country : London
Fiona looked after our kitty whilst we were away on holiday and it was a really good experience. She came to feed her twice a day, opened the cat flap in the morning and ensured it was shut at night and out kitty was safely inside. She sent us lots of updates, photos and videos and we returned home to a very happy little cat. We will definitely be asking for Fiona's help again in the future
04-01-2017
Sarah
Type Of Pet : Cat
Service Provided : Feeding
Town Country : London
Fiona is charming, professional, reliable and a good communicator. She also loves animals. She looked after my cat while I was away and I had complete peace of mind.
02-11-2016
Luis Perpetuo
Type Of Pet : 2 cats
Service Provided : Cat feeding and sitting
Town Country : London
Thanks, Fiona. Joan and Colin seemed very happy after my weekend away!!! I could tell straight away that they'd be comfy with you so am very pleased. Thanks so much.
01-08-2016
Emma Lawson
Type Of Pet : Dog
Service Provided : Walking
Town Country : London
Basil loves Fiona and she takes no nonsense from him (he can be headstrong with other dogs sometimes). He always comes back tired and happy from his walks with he. Highly recommended.
24-07-2016
Antonella Marsicano
Type Of Pet : Dog
Service Provided : Dog Walking & Seating
Town Country : London
I'm very glad to have met Larks In The Park! I would highly recommend Fiona to anyone who needs dog walking / seating. She is reliable, honest but most importantly for me, excellent with dogs. As a dog trainer myself, I'm extremely picky with whom I leave my dog and I wouldn't hesitate for a second in recommending her. Thank you so much for looking after our boy!!!
15-07-2016
Hen Boxer
Type Of Pet : Dog
Service Provided : Walking
Town Country : London
Hi Larks in the Parks is a brilliant service. They have walked my dog a number of times and I cannot recommend Fiona highly enough. My dog loves being taken out by her and I know she is in very good hands and she always has a great time.
13-07-2016
Diana Andrews
Type Of Pet : Lurcher and elderly cat
Service Provided : Dog walking and cat care
Town Country : Stockwell, London
Fiona clearly loves animals and Molly loves going out with her. She plays with her a lot and Molly was very happy to see her when she came to take her out again. Molly can be quite headstrong but Fiona is very patient and sweet with her and she behaves well and seems eager to please her.Fiona also gave our old cat lots of cuddles and attention when she came in to feed them.I would really recommend Fiona - she has a lovely way with animals and I trust her completely.

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Dog walk in a small group:

1 hour walk  £16

Solo dog walk:

1 hour walk £22

Dogs walked at weekends or on bank holidays are charged at time and a half

Cat and other small pet pop-in services:

Daily visit for 30 minutes  £12 / 60 minutes £16

Pop-in visits on weekends with a bank holiday are charged at time and a half

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** All bookings between 24 Dec and 1 Jan inclusive are also charged at time and a half

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Stockwell, Vauxhall, Oval, Clapham, Brixton, Battersea

 

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