We're professional dog walkers & sitters.
Sticks & Bones is a dedicated dog walking & sitting service in Auckland city.
We pride ourselves on our professional, reliable dog walking and sitting services. All Sticks & Bones team members love what they do!
What makes us different is our focus on service & safety by offering:
• Real-time updates from your walkers
• Secure key access to your home
• Trained handlers & sitters
• Police checked team members
We're dedicated professionals with a focus on safety and positive encouragement when we handle every dog. Safety is at the core of everything we do, from transporting your dog in our customised vehicle right through to park and walking route selection - we take the responsibility of taking care of dogs seriously.
Hood Walks are one-one-one walks around your local neighbourhood with trained handlers suited to most dogs & puppies. We know from experience that the best, most consistent form of exercise is a walk is on leash for every dog.
A Hood Walk is all about your dog enjoying a walk with one-on-one dedicated handler time & getting their dose of daily exercise!
*Urban Walks are small group (no more than four dogs) walks for dogs that are well socialised with excellent recall. Based on experience we believe this is optimal group size for dogs to enjoy each other's company safely and for optimal handler engagement & exercise.
We choose the best urban and adventure parks, bush walks and beaches in Auckland for dogs to walk, run, explore and swim.
*limited spaces available for Urban Walks
Sticks & Bones provides dog walking services for most central Auckland suburbs, currently we service Onehunga, Ellerslie, Epsom, Greenlane, Remuera, Orakei, St Heliers, Grey Lynn, Ponsonby, Herne Bay, Kingsland, Parnell, Newmarket and anywhere in between.
Please contact us if you'd like to know if we're in your area.
If we need access to your home to collect and drop off we provide a secure lockbox* in a location at your property with a key (if required) for access. This means that Sticks & Bones minimise carrying keys and that you have access to an emergency spare key to your home if you ever need it!
We walk dogs regardless of the weather conditions! Unless it is dangerous to the dogs or ourselves. If your dog gets wet on a walk we will towel dry your dog once they’re home.
In hot weather we carry loads of fresh water for dogs to drink and to wet dogs down throughout walks. In warmer months we choose parks, bush and beaches with ample shade, and water to cool down.
Sticks & Bones have step by step emergency procedures in place for lost, injured and unwell pets. All team members are Pet First Aid certified, and our vehicles are equipped with canine & human First Aid kits.
Safety is our number one priority when we are caring for your dog, our vehicles are fitted out to keep them safe in the event of an accident, cool or warm while travelling.
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Hit us up here to find out how to buy a bundle of Hood Walks for you to use when it suits you.
Sticks & Bones offer discounted rates for dogs that need more than one daily walk and households with more than one dog that needs walking.
We we also provide group workplace pricing for owners that take their dogs to work. Please feel free to contact us for a no strings quote.
Sticks & Bones are genuine dog lovers! My dog went through a patch of bad recall, Amanda really worked hard on this and now he is so much better - Bob thinks Amanda is the bomb!
Rachael, Bobs owner.
I totally trust Amanda with my boy Zach who is loving his walks with Amanda. Sticks & Bones offers a wonderful service, and has been especially helpful while I have been unwell and unable to take Zach out myself.
Jo, Zachs' Owner
My German Shorthaired Pointer Rory just loves to walk, play, swim and stalk birds, and nobody understands his needs like Sticks & Bones, and I know he is in expert hands when he's out and about with Sticks & Bones.
Moyra, Rory's owner
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