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Award-winning dog walking, pet sitting and home boarding in Darwen

We Love Pets Darwen – 

Dog walker, pet sitter and dog boarder all in one

We Love Pets Darwen offers dog walking, home boarding and pet sitting services for the Darwen area and surrounding villages. These include Tockholes, Pleasington, Balderstone, Samlesbury, Mellor, and everywhere else in between!

We all love animals at We Love Pets Darwen, and since we’re nearly all pet owners ourselves, we promise to care for your pets as you would yourself. Our team gets to know your pet individually and creates a care plan that suits their unique needs.

Our whole team has plenty of experience in pet care, and will always make sure to meet with you to decide the perfect plan for your needs. We’re available 7 days a week to talk to you about our pet care services, so you never have to worry about who will look after your pet while you’re away again.

Robyn from We Love Pets Pendle kneeling with two dogs

Meet Robyn | We Love Pets Darwen

The We Love Pets Darwen branch is run by Robyn and her wonderful team of pet care professionals. Robyn grew up with lots of pets; dogs, cats and mice, and she was even named after her family’s first dog! Robyn always wanted the perfect job to combine her love of animals, and the organisational and management skills she developed throughout her previous career in project management. So working as a branch director here at We Love Pets Darwen is perfect.

Robyn and the team know all the best walks in Darwen and the surrounding areas. They are all fully insured, DBS checked and pet first aid trained for your peace of mind when leaving your pets with us.

The Darwen team wants your pet to thoroughly enjoy their time spent with us, so we always pay attention to what your pet needs to make sure they are happy and comfortable. We make sure to give them plenty of fresh water, fresh air and lots of playtimes. We will also take lots of pictures during our time with them so you know what they’re up to, meaning you don’t have to be worried about being away from them.

1 Dog Walking
2 Pop in Pet Sitting
3 Hourly Dog Sitting
4 Home Boarding
5 House Sitting
6 Puppy Care
Dog Walking

Dog Walking

Fun, play, and exercise are the focus of our dog walks.

Our dog walkers aim to make each walk the highlight of your dog’s day, giving them a chance to play, socialise, exercise, and explore new sights and smells, returning them home happy and tired.

Your dog’s safety is always our top priority which is why we never pack walk dogs. We want your dog to experience a fun-filled walk whilst under constant supervision, without being bombarded by lots of other dogs. Instead, our trained and trusted dog walkers will walk your dog with two doggie friends for maximum play and socialisation.

We also offer socialisation dog walks and a one-to-one dog walking service, if you have a dog who needs some alone time with their walker or wants some TLC whilst discovering the big wide world.

Dog Walking
Pop in Pet Sitting

Pop in Pet Sitting

Our pet sitting services allow you to get away, happy with the knowledge that your pets will be well looked after - comfortable in their own home. Our pet sitter will spend time with your pets, make a fuss, feed, provide fresh water as required, and clear up any mess. 

Each of our pet sitters is professionally trained, vetted by us, fully insured and background checked. They also have up to date pet first aid training, for extra peace of mind. 

We look after dogs, cats, horses, ponies, small animals, and birds. Don’t worry if you have more than one pet – the more the merrier! Before you book, we will schedule a meet & greet visit to discuss your animal care routine and ensure we stick to your normal pet care practice. 

Pop in Pet Sitting
Hourly Dog Sitting

Hourly Dog Sitting

If you are going out and don’t want to leave your dog, we can offer a dog sitting service, which works like babysitting. You choose the hours you want to book our trusted dog sitters and we will come to your house to take care of your dog for as long as you need us to. This is great for dogs who need one-to-one care in their own home.  

Hourly Dog Sitting
Home Boarding

Home Boarding

If you can’t bear the idea of leaving your dog in kennels when you go away on holiday, then our home-from-home dog boarding service is perfect for you! Our friendly, local home boarders offer all the comforts of home.

Your dog will be welcomed into a trusted pet sitter’s home as part of their family. While you’re away, your dog will be going on a lovely holiday of their own. They will become part of the family, enjoying regular walks and plenty of individual attention. Dog boarding is perfect for dogs who get on with other dogs and people.

Our branches are full members of the PCFA, licensed, trained, insured and police checked for peace of mind. Our high animal welfare standards mean your dog won’t be mass boarded but will instead be cared for as part of the family.

Home Boarding
House Sitting

House Sitting

If you’re going away on holiday our housesitting service is an ideal solution for keeping your pet in their home and giving you a sense of security while you're away.

Our house sitters are fully insured, police checked and trained in pet first aid. You will have an opportunity to meet your house sitter before you go away to make sure we completely understand your needs and you trust us to stay in your home.

You’ll also receive updates on your pets and home while away. It's the closest thing to being home yourself!

House Sitting
Puppy Care

Puppy Care

We can help you get through those first few months after your puppy arrives, so that you can go to work without worrying.

Bringing a new puppy into the home is an exciting time! We understand that when you go back to work it is important that your puppy has as normal a routine as possible.

We'll make frequent visits for regular feeding, cleaning, toilet breaks, play and cuddles. And of course, we’ll clear up any puppy mess.

We Love Pets can help by providing daily visits to help take care of your puppy without the worry of leaving them alone all day.

We have a puppy package to suit every breed, and visits will depend on how long you’re out for, the age of your puppy and its requirements. Your puppy can then graduate to dog walks with some doggie friends.

Puppy Care
We Love Pets | Team

Why choose We Love Pets?

We never pack walk!
Pack walking is when a large group of dogs are walked together at the same time. This is not safe for dogs, walkers or the general public who run into them. We’ll never pack walk your dog, which means they get more time out and about enjoying their walk than stuck in a van travelling to collect other dogs.

We’ve got high professional standards

  • We’re all pet first aid trained
  • Nobody is hired without a DBS check
  • All walkers have full insurance
  • Home boarders have licences from their council

and we offer so much more…


Call The Team on 07867 318982 or complete the contact form.

Areas covered by our Darwen branch:

Our Darwen branch also covers surrounding areas. See the locations we cover below:

BB1 – Belthorn, Guide

BB2 – Mellor, Pleasington, Balderstone, Feniscowles, Osbaldeston

BB3 – Tockholes, Darwen, Hoddlesden

PR2 – Grange, Grimsargh

PR5 – Samlesbury, Riley Green Hoghton, Hoghton Bottoms, Salmesbury Bottoms, Roach Bridge

Don’t see your area? There’s a strong chance we can help you anyway, so why not get in touch!


'Woofin good prices'

If you’re interested in care for more than one dog or cat, small animals, reptiles or exotics – and everything in between – please get in touch for a personalised quote!

*Please note that all prices include VAT.

What our customers say

Dog Walks - from £19 an hour

Our dog walks focus on exercise, socialisation, and fun! We match dogs with a suitable walking buddy, but never walk in groups of more than four - as part of our 'No Pack Walk Policy.' Our friendly, knowledgeable dog walkers will send updates and photos whilst out, before returning your dog clean, happy, and ready for a rest.

Home Boarding - from £48 per 24 hours

Give your dog a holiday while you're away through our home boarding service. Your pup will stay with one of our fully licensed & experienced host families in a safe, comfortable home - rather than a kennel. We'll stick to your dog's diet, routine, and walking schedule for a true home-from-home experience.
Animal activity licence for home boarding: OAW65569, AWL0023 & AW3829

Pet Visits - from £17 for 30 minutes

Need someone to pop in and check on your pet? Our trustworthy and reliable pet care professionals will make a visit for tailored feeding, medication administration, play & interaction, toilet breaks, and to clear any messes. They're DBS checked for your peace of mind, and will send regular updates and photos during the visit.

House Sitting - from POA per 24 hours

Keep to your pet's normal routine while on holiday with our house sitting service. One of our pet care professionals will stay with your pet in your home to follow their routine, clean hutches and cages, give medication, go for walks, let out for the toilet, help around the house, and give your pet plenty of fuss and love!

Why we love Darwen

Robyn from We Love Pets Pendle holding a dog

Our favourite places to take dogs in Darwen

The pathways around the Darwen Tower offer lovely long walks with beautiful views of the surrounding areas. There are lots of grassy areas for your dog to run around and play on. The walk itself is very long and dotted with benches for welcome breaks and water stops.

Johnson’s Reservoir is a lovely short walk around a private lake. Beautiful and quiet, it’s great fun for paddling and playing in and has grass and woodland areas surrounding it. With all this to have fun in, your dog will enjoy walking here!

Bold Venture Park is a great space for walking dogs. The waterside paths offer lovely tree-shaded areas with lots of hidden statues and art to discover to make your walks extra fun for the family too. There are pretty waterfalls and rivers for your dogs to paddle and cool down in, and lots of places to stop for breaks along the way.