PDWA Membership

Professional Dog Walkers Association

Setting the professional dog walking industry standards since 2016

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PDWA Membership

Established Dog Walking Businesses

Let us help enhance your already established dog walking / pet sitting business by joining a professional trade association. Membership includes your dog walking business listed on our national databases for Find Me a Dog Walker, support other local businesses and our unique FosterPet service, access to our member’s area and forum where you can chat, mentor others and enter discussions.

New Business Start Up 

If you are thinking about starting up a new dog walking  business our really helpful New Business Start Up Guide provides in depth  information and covers most areas - HMRC, book-keeping, tips and more. Membership of PDWA can help get your new dog walking business off the ground. Our experienced senior member can help you set up and mentor your new dog walking business, make sure you have the best possible, professional  start. Click here for more information.

Membership Benefits:

PDWA membership is subject to terms and conditions, please make sure you have read and understand them before checkout. They are also available to see at the checkout:

  • Membership of the dog walking industry specific professional trade association

  • Access to our online forum, chat to other businesses for business advice / information or just general chat with like minded folk

  • Use of PDWA logo on your letter heads / websites

  • Web site listing on our Find Me A Dog Walker page

  • Inclusion on our databases to support other local dog walking businesses, qualifying period applicable

  • Each membership level includes a dog walking business plan, best practice guidelines & compliancy code and risk assessment

  • New business start up membership includes start up document package comprising terms and conditions of engagement contract, client registration form, risk assessment

  • Generous discount codes for professional development training courses, and other industry related products

  • Dog walking documentation pack is included within business start up pack but also available for separate purchase.

All membership subscriptions are background checked at point of joining through providing evidence of business insurance, Disclosure Barring Service verification, HMRC registration and agree to comply with the Professional Dog Walkers Association Best Practice Guidelines & Compliancy Code.

Please note, whilst every effort has been made to ensure the integrity of our members’ businesses at their time of joining we are not responsible for them as individuals or as a business or validity of their documentation going forward.