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At the Association of Professional Dog Walkers & Sitters™ our aim is to help and represent our members while at the same time giving confidence to our members customers. We aim to help both established businesses as well as those just starting out.
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Its what we do
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By joining the Association of Professional Dog Walkers & Sitters™ our members agree to comply with our code of Practice. This provides a framework for the member to offer a premium level of service.Our Code of Practice
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We are here to support and help our members deliver high standards of care by providing quality information, tools and advice.
The Association of Professional Dog Walkers and Sitters aim is to promote good standards in the industry and to help our members do what they do best. APDWS™ believe that as an industry dog walking and sitting is still booming despite the challenges facing other industries in these uncertain times. We are here to help support and nurture new and existing businesses throughout the UK.
"When I joined the Association of professional dog walkers and sitters I found the contracts and forms to be very helpful and saved me a lot of time. The website is very professional and informative". Sarah S
The Association of Professional Dog Walkers and sitters™ was started by a small group of likeminded dog walkers, who believed they were underrepresented as professional dog walkers and sitters. Because we came from a dog walking background, we have been able to tailor the association around our members. Since our inception we have continued to expand by giving our members what they need at a low cost point.
October 09, 2021
Release of our new Android™ App
The release of our new Android™ dog walking app is now available and can be found in the members area. Please read instructions for installing on your Android™ mobile phone. This app is free for all our members to use and is not available for non members.
May 10, 2021
Work on our IOS™ app should begin in November 2021
Development of our new IOS™ dog wallking app will begin in early November and we are hopeful that we will have a fully working version by the end of March 2022.
April 28, 2021
Basic first aid elearning module released
APDWS™ are pleased to announce the release of the basic first aid for dogs elearning module, we believe in giving our members the right tools to do their job.
May 10, 2021
New featured members website December 2021
In December we are going to trial featuring our members sites on our web pages, if you would be interested please send us an email.
October 10, 2021
APDWS™ Coronvirus Update
The Coronavirus still seems to be very much with us and has had an impact on us keeping our site updated and our plans on target, we will however do everything we can to keep you up to date and informed. If you have not received your membership certicate yet, you will do so within the next 30 days.