Is your Dog Home Boarder Licenced?

It was a great step forward last week when I could finally apply for a Reigate Home Boarders licence with Reigate and Banstead council, believe me it has been a long and arduous task and I am sure I am not alone.

At Scamps and Champs we are championing the right, just and appropriate way your animals are looked after which is why we are adhering to all the Defra Regulations which went into effect from October 2018.

I have been slowly building an animal loving team to provide Reigate dog walking, cat feeding and pet sitting services and am know looking for the right people to become host families for our Reigate Dog Home Boarding.

Lots of people will know me from walking the various popular local places with my dogs over the years. When I talk to people of my hopes in slowly building a respected local pet care name, under the Scamps and Champs brand, I am surprised at how few are aware of the new regulations and therefore may be unwittingly leaving their dogs with an unlicensed person therefore, leaving themselves at risk as there will be no insurance in place should anything happen not something I would personally be happy with.

At Scamps and Champs Reigate you can rest assured that your dog will be being looked after by a host family where they have been fully vetted by ourselves and fit the new regulations but I think most importantly will have fabulous 1 on 1 care as we will only be boarding dogs from the same family. Your dogs will not be boarded with any other families’ dogs.

As a potential customer you will be given the chance to meet your Reigate Dog Home Boarder to see where your loved ones will be staying to give you complete peace of mind while you are away.

Finally if you or anyone you know would be interested in becoming one of my host families please do get in touch for an informal discussion.

Please do get in touch for all your Reigate pet care needs and hopefully we can help you out.

Dog Walking and Pet Care in Reigate

It only takes a quick walk in the local parks to see Reigate is full of dog lovers and they all want the best possible care for their dogs if the need arises

Scamps and Champs Reigate branch can offer you a premium service for dog walking in Reigate and and surrounding areas. We have carefully picked Reigate dog walkers and fellow animal lovers to care for your loved ones. One of our Reigate Dog Walking team can come to your home and walk your dog for you, ensuring they have an engaging, fun and stimulating Reigate dog walk out in the fresh air. At Scamps and Champs Reigate we are here to help if you are unable to walk them for any reason. We offer a friendly, reliable and compassionate Reigate Dog Walking service, which can be tailored to suit your dog’s individual needs. This can be regular or ad hoc Reigate dog walk, which is sometimes difficult to find.

Scamps and Champs Reigate will never ‘pack walk’ your dog with multiple other dogs, as we fully understand how precious your pets are to you and therefore we believe in a caring service and treating each dog as if it was our own. We can offer you a regular or flexible Reigate dog walking service, each package is tailored to your individual needs and your dog’s personality. We will never walk your dog off the lead unless we have your consent and your dog displays a solid recall.

When using Scamps and Champs Reigate dog walking services you will always receive the following:

  • Online Booking – we provide a quick and easy to use online booking system, so that you can book your Reigate dog walk, whilst you are anywhere and at any time.
  • GPS Location Check in Service – so that you know your pampered pup has arrived at their destination.
  • GPS Route Tracker – you can access our GPS route tracker so that you can see where your Reigate dog walker is and see that they are getting the walk you have been promised.
  • Back up Dog Walkers – if due to unforeseen circumstances your Reigate dog walker is unable to attend the walk, we always try our very best to have a  backup Reigate dog walker organised so that your dog can still get out and go for their walk.
  • Feedback Report – we will send you an electronic feedback report with photographs of your Reigate dog walk so you can see what they have been up to.

Individualised Group Size – Scamps and Champs don’t believe in pack walking your dog in large groups. However, if they love company and would benefit from socialising with other dogs, then we are happy to pair your dog up with a walking buddy or two. Assuming everyone is getting on well with each other and that every dog is going to benefit from a group walk, we are happy to accommodate a Reigate dog walk with up to three other pup-pals.

In addition Scamps and Champs Reigate can also offer pop in service for all your Reigate pet care needs  so whether you have a new Puppy who is not yet ready to be fully socialised yet and needs toilet breaks we can organise one of our Reigate dog walkers to pop by one or maybe a few times during the day. Also if you have an older dog who just needs some company and to be let out or you need your cats, guinea pigs, mice, reptiles and or birds fed please do get in touch and one of the experienced Reigate dog walking and Reigate pet care team will be happy to pop by to discuss requirements.

To contact Scamps and Champs Reigate, check pet care service availability or to make a booking, simply complete their online enquiry form and I will respond to you as soon as possible.

A Fantastic Dog Walk – from one of the Most Dog Friendly Pubs in the U.K. the Skimmington Castle Pub Reigate

Start at the Skimmington Castle Pub.

If you are heading out or a Reigate dog walk chances are you will want to head somewhere you can stop off for lunch and refreshments and you won’t find a more welcoming and friendly place than the “Skim”.

The Staff are always friendly even Rob the manager! Seriously Terri and the team do a great job and always welcome Reigate Dog Walkers and they have their own lovely dog Skimmy!

The food is delicious and they have just updated their menu and the famous Ribs are back on and my wife’s favourite the Vegetable Tagine!

There is a great selection of cask ales and to my pleasure have just taken on serving ales from Surrey Hills Brewery. And for those Gin lovers there is a great array and they have some from the localish Silent Pool Gin Distillery which is where the lovely barmaid Virginia also works

There are many good Reigate dog walks to and from the Skims door but I will let you know a great circular favourite one of mine to walk off the excess of those lovely Ribs and pint of Surrey Hills Shere Drop or do to begin with and treat yourself afterwards.

Walk round the front of this pub and past the front door you will see a path which goes between the pub and a cottage this part the greensand way. Keep walking up here, it is well covered by trees, a few yards up you may hear a parrot, this is the old nursery, which has been sold now but, the parrot in its cage was still there a couple of weeks ago!

It is said that Sir Winston’s Churchill’s parrot resided here on its last years. To your left you will see a walled garden this used to be the country home of the Film Mogul Arthur Rank (remember the big Gong?) Lots of movie stars from time gone by would spend time here. Keep walking and at the end you will see a lovely cottage, turn right here down the greensand way. Once at the bottom put the dogs on leads then head up the drive and cross the road.

You can now head up the sandy path and this will take you to the back of the Golf Club. Walk round the front and you will be afforded some of the best views in Surrey, you can walk round and have a look at the old windmill I told you about earlier which is now used as a church. Once you have taken in the view walk down the hill across the golf course and walk between the newly renovated cottage and the golf course practice green you are still on the greensand way. Walk along this path with its pretty views until you meet a little stream.

At this stream head on the path to the right and you will come out to an open arable farm field. Keep walking around the edge of this field and here you reach the footpath field path keep heading round right and head toward the corner of the field you will enter a good covered path running alongside some very overgrown gardens and a small field keep walking and you will come to the A25 again keep heading right and cross over a small private drive and after a short distance you will come to another private drive turn right here and then head slightly left at the sand path onto the heath golf course again.

Keep going ahead and then cross between the trees over the other fairway and you will see an opening half way up. Put the hounds on their leads and cross over Flanchford road and then you will see the Skim ahead of you of course please look out for golfers and cars on this wonderful Reigate dog walk.

Please let me know what you think of my blogs on my Scamps and Champs Reigate Facebook Page and if you need any pet care help in Reigate please do get in touch for an initial chat.

To contact Scamps and Champs Reigate, check pet care service availability or to make a booking, simply complete their online enquiry form and I will respond to you as soon as possible.

Walking Your Dog in Reigate

Its easy to see that Dog walking in Reigate seems to be one of the most popular past times judging by the amount of people out dog walking in the various open spaces of Reigate and surrounds.

Dog walking in Priory Park with all its various footpaths is a great place to meet other dog walkers and socialise and even pick up a pastry an a drink at Pistachios in the Park. Dog walking in Reigate can offer so much to you and your beloved hounds with so many places being dog friendly so when you are out dog walking in Reigate you are bound to be able to head off to somewhere dog friendly like skimmington castle pub or if you head into town itself you have café nero and monty bojangles

Scamps and champs Reigate is here to help if you are finding dog walking in Reigate difficult for whatever reason. We offer 1-1 dog walking in Reigate and all our team are passionate animal lovers who would take care of your pooch when dog walking in Reigate as it were their own.

Scamps and Champs dog walking Reigate will never ‘pack walk’ your dog with multiple other dogs, as we fully understand how precious your pets are to you and therefore we believe in a caring service and treating each dog as if it was our own. We can offer you regular dog walking in Reigate or flexible dog walking service, each package is tailored to your individual needs and your dog’s personality. We will never walk your dog off the lead unless we have your consent and your dog displays a solid recall.

Over the past few months we have been building a team to offer flexible dog walking in Reigate as we know some people will not have a set time with lots more people working from home so dog walking in Reigate is something they can do themselves but please do get in touch even if it is just ad hoc dog walking in Reigate that is required as we will be happy to help.

Contact us to ask a question, check availability or make a booking using our online form.

Pet Care in Reigate

Scamps and Champs Pet Care Reigate the first few months

Where does the time go, I am sitting here on a very sunny Sunday afternoon 24/02/2019 in Reigate thinking what a difference a year makes.  

This time last year the beast from the east was on its way and I was facing the toughest decision of my life in knowing I was going to have to put my beloved Charlie dog to sleep, we said goodbye to him on the 28th February 2018. This was after a terrible 2 years in which I lost my very dear friend John to cancer he was only 39. I then lost my other springer spaniel Jakey, then, a  few months later , in the May of 2017 I lost my dear dad and in July 2018 I also lost my brother. All of these sudden and massive life changing events!

Well a year on with the sun shining, I am a few months into setting up Scamps and Champs pet care Reigate and it’s been a rollercoaster of a learning curve and we haven’t even scratched the surface! The main focus has been on building my team and I think we have found a really great nucleus and a couple have been introduced on Facebook namely Jennie who is providing our pet care service in Dorking and surrounding areas.

Jennie is a zoology graduate and has animal experience that most of us could only dream of. Having spent time in Africa as part of her degree. I also have Tracy who lives in Lower Kingswood and is providing pet care in Reigate and Redhill at the moment but as soon as we get business over “her side of the M25” I am sure she will be happy to cover that. Tracy’s love of animals is obvious to see and she grew up around dogs with her dad breeding spaniels so she has experience of training and handling the most excitable of hounds!

The latest recruits are Kimberley who lives in Reigate who has already stepped in to cover some of our clients’ requirements and has a huge amount of pet care experience with her previous work with animal shelters and has a fantastic knack of stopping those dogs from pulling!

I also have Andrew who for a main job is a magician ( but he will make sure your pets don’t disappear! He grew up with all sorts of pets too many to mention but his kind loving nature is there for all to see. There are some very recent recruits too and I will introduce these as soon as I can!

For your peace of mind, all of our pet care team in Reigate are fully insured and policed checked.

I couldn’t have done any of this without the support of my family especially my long suffering wife Caroline and my daughter Jessica and of course not forgetting our new dog Bonnie who is now 9 months, talking of time flying.

And with that I want to enjoy some of the nice weather so with my daughter in her bike gear and my wife in her running gear I will be catching them up with Bonnie for a walk to Reigate Heath to wear ourselves out! Might even stop for a drink at the famous extremely dog friendly Skimmington Castle!

If after you’ve enjoyed the sunshine, would like to discuss your pets care please contact me at or via our online form which you can find HERE