What to Expect

​My name is Shona Ballantyne and Happy Hounds Dog Walking and Pet Services was set up by me in August 2014 when I found myself facing a redundancy situation.  Having been an animal lover all my life, it was an ideal opportunity for me to realise my dream of working with animals full time.  Since setting up Happy Hounds I’ve been committed to providing a professional and reliable dog walking and pet sitting service which has continued to grow.  I’m very lucky to be able to work with some wonderful animals on a daily basis. 

I fully appreciate that your pet is part of your family and you can be assured that while your pet is in my care they will receive the highest level of care and attention possible.  I take my work very seriously and the health, safety and wellbeing of your pet will always be my first concern.

 As well as being an experienced pet owner and dog walker, I am fully trained in Pet First Aid (with additional certification in Dog Choking and Drowning), a Diploma in Animal Psychology (Distinction), certificates in Dog Behaviour, Dog Care, Cat Care and Dog Grooming and I’m currently working towards becoming a certified dog trainer.

I currently offer a Dog Walking & Cat/Pet Sitting service in Lanark, Kirkfieldbank, Clyde Valley, Larkhall, Ashgill and Ferniegair.

Initial Meeting

I will meet with you and your pet(s) to discuss your initial requirements and outline costs and the care of your pet.



As a pet-owner, rest assured that I will treat your pet like it was my own whilst it is in my care.



Your dog will be walked in a safe and dog friendly location where they will have the option to run freely with other Happy Hounds or sniff and explore at their own pace!

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