‘Let me take the lead for a while’

Dog WalkingDog Boarding

A professional, reliable and caring service in Bearsted offering Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services

Welcome to Paws For Thought which I set up in 2016. My name is Sue and, as someone who has spent my whole life with pets, I know how important it is to be assured that your pets are in safe hands. We all lead busy lives, as I know from having commuted to London for over 30 years, and need to know that our pets are being well looked after when we have to leave them home alone or with a home boarder. Let me give you peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are happy and exercised, whatever the weather, while you are at work, on holiday or just out for the day. Like humans all dogs are different and have different needs. Their wellbeing is of the utmost importance to me, so please call to discuss how I can tailor my service to best suit them – whether it be a less public area for an anxious dog, or close to your home for a dog that doesn’t like travelling in a car. Most of my bookings come from recommendations and I look forward to getting to know your pet, to make it feel special and ready to welcome you back later. 

I am in possession of a 5 star home boarding license for up to 4 dogs.  License number MBCAL/034/23, valid until 03/09/2026.

I am fully insured (including Key holder insurance), DBS Certified, Certified in Animal First Aid and Dog Behaviour, Dog Training and Pet Sitting.  British College of Canine Studies Course – Distinction in Complete Canine Care Diploma 9th February 2022

 Please visit my facebook page – pawsforthoughtbearsted to see some of the dogs that have been in my care.

Rates & Services

Dog walking

Includes a free of charge familiarisation walk with you and your dog to understand your habits, routines and the behaviour of your dog.  All dogs need to be people friendly and dog friendly.

Regular or ad-hoc walks in countryside setting with flexible days and shift work catered for.

Weekdays (Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays)

£12                   1 hour group walk

£20                   1 hour walk for 2 dogs from same household

Solo walks £19 for one dog, £25 for 2


Bank Holidays and weekends add £3

One off days as day care – I do not do regular day care due to Boarding commitments

£30      Weekday between 8am – 6pm –         £35     Weekend rate   

    Outside these hours to be discussed.

Dog Boarding

£35 for 1 dog       Your dog stays in my house, and treated as part of the family
£60 for 2 dogs from same household 

£40 for 1 dog weekend only – rate per 24 hours 

Bank Holidays charged at time and half
All prices per 24 hour period or part thereof. Includes daily walks (food, bedding, equipment to be provided by you).


Pet Taxi Service

Available upon request

Cat Feeding

Approx. 30 min visit, including cleaning litter tray, collection of post and watering plants etc. 
Available on request, normally £10 per visit – depending on distance