Welcome to Hound in the City!

My name is Joanne Parker and over nearly two decades living with my dogs in London, alongside running art galleries, I am acutely aware of how important it is for us dog owners to have a reliable dog walker, day care plus boarding service to fall back on when we are travelling or often at last minute due to our busy lifestyles, plus for emergencies. And this is how Hound in the City has been established: informed by my first hand experiences over the years where I have been extremely fortunate to receive excellent professional services, who always went the extra mile. That's always what's made the extra special difference too!

Peace of Mind

  • Fully insured including £5 million public/products liability cover, care custody and control, non negligent and key cover/,

  • Gold Membership at the National Association of Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers https://www.narpsuk.co.uk/profile/HoundintheCity

  • Regularly updated courses include Canine First Aid plus Animal Law & Regulations

  • DRB Check completed (used to be known as CRB)

Dog Walking

Small group walks (max. 4 dogs) and solo walks are available. Areas covered include Sydenham, Beckenham, Penge, Anerley, Crystal Palace, Forest Hill, Dulwich

Dog Day Care

Available for either a 1/2 or full day. Max. 4 dogs

Areas covered as above

Overnight Boarding

Available for max. 4 dogs

If you don't live locally, in the areas above, then it may still be possible for us to assist. Please get in touch to discuss

Our Services

These are all tailored to meet your dog's specific needs and normal routines. And at all times we carefully select dogs in advance to match temperament, health, age and agility to help ensure they get on well together. 

Solo walks are available if this is simply your preference or could be indicated if your dog is recovering from an illness or operation, has some behavioural issues or is slowing down with age. 

Our aim is to ensure your dog keeps to their routines. If they enjoy lots of exercise, fetching balls, exciting adventures then fantastic. Equally though we understand the importance to rest, take things slower sometimes ...

... and at all times have lots of love and attention

Where we walk

Rural London and nearby has some great parks and woods. These include Crystal Palace Park, Beckenham Park Place, Dulwich Woods, Norwood Country Park and often we venture further to the North and South East Downs or to the coast.

Day Care & Overnight Boarding

Your dog will be in a home environment, a spacious Victorian property with a fully fenced large garden. I live here with my Wire Haired Fox Terrier, Ashoka, who is neutered and age 4.

During the day your dog will have 24/7 companionship, lots of play, love and attention plus time to nap and relax in equal measure. 

In advance of their stay with us, we will chat through your dog's routines, temperament, meals and any specific requirements, including medical. Your dog may prefer to bring their own bed, favourite blanket and toys plus food / water bowls or if easier don't worry because we have plenty of all ...