About Rachael & Dogs walk this way
My name is Rachael and I am a massive animal lover, who is very experienced and reliable. I have 3 rescue dogs, a horse who is now retired and 2 rescue cats. I have always had a passion for animal welfare and have had animals all my life growing up. I rescued Baz and Chaz from Romania in 2014, sadly I had to make the hardest decision in March 2019 to have Baz put to sleep. He is the reason behind the whole set up of 'Dogs Walk This Way' and 'Dogs Walk This Way Rescue'. I now have Chaz, Elsa a 3 legged girl who was rescued by me in 2019 and Angel a one eyed girl who was rescued by me in 2020, all are from Romania.
From an early age I have always had all sorts of animals from hamsters, rabbits to cats and horses. I had no interest whatsoever at school as all I wanted to do was work with horses and I felt that I did not need my exams to work with horses so I left school a year earlier than I should have and went straight into college at 15 years old. I successfully completed my Diploma in Equine Studies at Merrist Wood College and went on to work at various different yards.
After years of working with horses, I then went on to working in a corporate environment and that was when I came across Basil on the internet and adopted him In March 2014, this drew my attention to what was happening in Romania, which is absolutely heart-wrenching and I could not sit back and do nothing, so myself and two friends set up a charity and visited Romania to volunteer helping save dogs from death. I have successfully re-homed over 2,000 dogs since April 2014 and in December 2016 I decided to set up on my own as Dogs Walk This Way Rescue and we now have over 18,000 supporters on Facebook alone. We have raised enough money through fundraising that we now have our very own kennels in Surrey along with several fosterers in the South East. We have a huge network of volunteers and a core team who are responsible for looking after the dogs and rehoming of the dogs. I work very closely with our amazing vets, Windlesham Village vets and also our local dog warden and a friend of mine who is a dog warden in London, to help stray and dumped dogs and get them the care they need and find them their forever homes.
I set up Dog Walk This Way dog walking in 2014 and have since completed many courses with the IMDT including the 2 day instructor course and now offer behavioural and training services. I have years of experience dealing with rescue dogs who have needed rehabilitation and specialise in working with all rescue dogs and offering any training and behavioral support.
I can assist you with any regular dog walking or if you need help with training or any behavioral issues, I can help with this too.
Please see below what I offer but happy to discuss anyone's needs....
For the full list of services please look here
I am happy to provide many references and as a true animal lover, your dog will be in the best possible hands and they will be treated like they are my own at all times.
Working mostly in Bagshot, Lightwater, Windlesham and surrounding areas but if you are outside of these areas please call for a chat.
For a friendly chat and to discuss your needs please get in touch with Dogs Walk This Way.