Born from a real passion for dogs
Established in 2005 Petmates is one of the longest running dog walking companies on the Northern Beaches.
At Petmates our approach is all about maximum fun and attention in the safest possible environment. It’s all about a real passion for dogs that drives a desire to help them be the happiest, healthiest pets possible. We do this by keeping our groups small and compatible and taking your dogs to the right place to suit their needs.
We know from experience that each dog is different and some may enjoy a different type of walk to others. Petmates offers a range of dog walking services designed to offer you the best match for your mate.
Group Off Leash Fun
A full one hour dog walk from fully trained and insured walkers in a compatible small group of maximum four dogs at a local secure dog park.
We are one of the longest established services on the Northern Beaches and our approach is all about maximum fun and attention in the safest possible environment. Frenchs Forest dog park is fully fenced and a fun, safe place for the dogs to express themselves!
Walk With Friends On Leash
A full one hour dog walk from fully trained and insured walkers in a compatible small group of maximum three dogs at a range of fun and interesting locations.
You and/or your dog may not be a fan of the dog park but still likes to soclialise. This hour long on leash option with two other dogs provides a safe and fun option. We go to a variety of places including shady paths, coastal walks and dog friendly beaches.
Seniors “Sniff & Stroll”
A great option for the older crew. A 45 minute dog walk from fully trained and insured walkers in a compatible small group of maximum three dogs at a range of fun and interesting locations.
A 45 minute walk is great for stimulation which seniors benefit from without the craziness of the dog park. For the dog who prefers to stretch their legs and had a good sniff, whilst soclialising with the co-agers. We go to a variety of places including shady paths, coastal walks and dog friendly beaches.
The Petmates Principle – Happy Dogs = Happy Owners
Our goal is to make the dogs in our care as happy as possible by helping to relieve some of the common issues facing dogs and owners in today’s busy lifestyle. Dogs need exercise and mental stimulation to avoid common problems such as barking, nuisance digging, chewing etc. By having your dog walked for a full hour in a small compatible group we find dogs are happier, healthier and more content.
Why Choose Petmates?
Here are Petmates we like to think our service is a cut above the rest, here are some reasons why you should choose us for your walking service:
We only walk dogs in a maximum group of four
We walk your dogs for a full hour come rain, hail or shine
We match our dog walking groups for compatibility
Carefully selected, fully insured & police checked staff
We are one of the longest established companies on the Northern Beaches
We have comprehensive specialist pet care insurance
We have specialist training & experience in behaviour, training & first aid
We turn up every time, guaranteed
What our lovely clients say:
Tracey and the team give him so much love and attention and ensure he gets a one hour walk. He is always exhausted when he gets home proving he’s had a good time. Petmates always go beyond the call of duty.
Tracey has been walking our two dogs for more than a year and we couldn’t be happier with the service. We come home two find two sleeping, happy pups!
Tracey at Petmates has looked after our fluffy child ‘Mika’ since we moved to the Northern beaches (1yr, 8 months). She walks Mika and her new sister Lexi 3 days a week. Tracey is bubbly and friendly and extremely reliable. The walks and company make the girls happy and fulfilled and good doggies when we come home from work. They are always well looked after and I would definitely recommend Petmates to anyone who needs dog walking services in the Northern Beaches.
Starting work, my major concern was Cooper my labradoodle, who was used to having me around all the time. It soon became clear, however, that he was quite happy to see me go off because it meant that he would shortly be going out with Tracey and his doggy pals. This was reinforced when one day I decided to work from home. I heard the front gate open and Cooper went crazy with excitement. I thought it was only me he greeted like that! I would definitely recommend Petmates – as long as you are prepared for your dog to love them as much it loves you!
Your dog picked up and taken to the park for a full hours exercise with a maximum of three other dogs finished off with water and a treat before being delivered home happy and content ready for your return.
The Petmates Small Group Walk Experience
A full one hour dog walk at a secure local dog park with a maximum of three other compatible dogs.
Walk with Friends On Leash
A full one hour on-leash dog walk with a maximum of two other dogs at a range of fun and interesting locations.
The Seniors “Sniff & Stroll” Experience
A 45 minute dog walk in a compatible small group of maximum three dogs at a range of fun and interesting locations.
Our Service Area
We cover a limited area on the Northern Beaches including Manly, Seaforth, Frenchs Forest, Balgowlah, Freshwater to ensure your pets travel time is kept to a minimum amount of time in the van and maximum amount of time having fun!
Discover the Petmates Difference
We match compatible dogs
We assess your dogs personality and temperament to see which of our existing dog walking groups would best suit them. This way your dog will have the best fun with similar dogs ensuring they are not stressed out or overwhelmed by dogs that are not a good match. This means more time spent running, playing and having fun rather than trying to sort out dogs that don’t get on!
Quality and Experience
Petmates is one of the longest running dog walking services on the Northern Beaches. The owner and operator, Tracey, has qualifications in Canine Behaviour and Training, Advanced award in practical dog handling skills, Double grade distinction in animal behaviour and handling and has attended specialist dog first aid training. She has a real passion for pets and strives to run a quality business focusing on your pets health and wellbeing.
Maximum of four dogs each walk
We believe that large groups of dogs can be stressful for some dogs and the legal limit for a group of dogs in the care of one person is four. We also believe you cannot effectively care for or control larger groups of dogs in a safe way. This means your dog gets maximum care and attention when on their walk ensuring they are safe, secure and having maximum fun!
We walk your dog for a full hour
We want you to get the best value for money, that’s why we guarantee your dog gets a full hours walk. This is the time spent at the park, running and having fun not sitting in a van with a load of other excited dogs. Transport time is in addition to this meaning you get value for money and a happy, tired and content dog when you get home.