James and Liz Langton Way originally set up Friendly Paws™ in 1999...
We offer many services: we come to your house or your dog comes to our house...
Here is an album of some photos we have takes over the years of the dogs we have taken care of...
You can get in touch with us in various different ways. On this page you can see our location on a map...
Friendly Paws™ offers four main services:
For dogs to stay with Liz & James the charge is £20 a day per dog (or part thereof) and £25 a day for two dogs from the same family (maximum of 4 dogs).
To stay at your home the charge is £35 a day (or part thereof) for up to two dogs (thereafter plus £5 per extra dog). Other animals (chickens, horses etc) are a matter for negotiation and dependant upon the amount of work required. This includes travel up to a 15 mile radius of Broadstairs and subsistence. Longer travel distances will be arranged by negotiation.
Wedding Package Deal is £100 (for up to 2 dogs, additional dogs @£5 per day) for the three days and includes mileage up to 10 miles of Broadstairs (thereafter £0.30p per mile). If you want your pet(s) looked after that - we understand honeymoons - the rest of their time is charged at the usual daily rate (see below).
Clients are required to provide whatever is needed for the benefit of their animals (food, leads, bedding, etc). Liz and James are quite happy to administer ‘potions and lotions’ if needs be and to take animals to the vet if it is an integral part of their regime. (They recently had to take a GSD to the vet for weekly chemotherapy and administer ‘potions’ on a daily basis.)
Whilst you are away emergency telephone contacts will need to be left with Liz & James. However they will act as they see fit for the benefit of any animal if they deem it to be in distress and they reserve the right ‘to act first and explain later’. Any vet’s fees are payable by the client.
Before taking on any assignment Liz & James will want to meet the animals concerned so as to ensure that they all get on with one another, and are comfortable together. It is essential to learn their routine and likes and dislikes from the owners. This also means that the animals will at least have met Liz & James once before, which makes life a little easier for them.
When Liz & James are required to stay at your home they will ask certain questions to ensure that your home is safe whilst you are away. Where is the stopcock, fuse box, bin day, alarms etc? They ask that no firearms be left at the property while they are in residence.
If all is well at that meeting a simple contract is prepared and a non-refundable deposit of 25% is payable. The final payment is payable at the commencement of the actual contract - sorry about that but once they were left with a dog and no forwarding address!
Timings are always stated as ‘about…’ This is to ensure that if you have a flight problem, breakdown or similar incident Liz &/or James will stay with/keep the animals until you return safely - at no extra cost, but within reason of course.
Dog walking is charged at £10 for 45 minutes per dog and includes travel costs within a radius of five miles around Broadstairs. Additional dogs from the same household are charged at £5 per dog. Longer travel distances and different walk timescales can be arranged by negotiation.
Should you require it James (ex-police driver) will transfer you to an airport, in your vehicle (you arrange insurance), and will collect you as well on your return. There will be an additional charge for this service, depending which airport you need to go to - Kathmandu is expensive though!
For additional information on the areas we cover and the services we provide please contact us or call us on 01843 793 889 or 07947 747 594.