Agnes & Pavel have been looking after the dogs of Kensington Gardens since 2007. They do this because they love dogs. All the best humans do!
Both Agnes and Pavel grew up with dogs, and today they have their own special friend at home, a rescue dog called Kolo. (Ah, lucky Kolo!) But when they started walking dogs for a living, they didn’t do it lightly. They made an important commitment: they will always put dogs first. Keeping us happy is their top priority – even above making money so that they can buy shoes! This means Agnes & Pavel are different to a lot of other dog-walkers…
– They don’t use cars or cages. They only take on dogs who live within a small area, so all the travel they do with their dogs is on foot. Which is good, because being in a cage is as boring as a world with no trees to sniff.
– They walk all their dogs themselves. If Agnes & Pavel wanted, they could take on lots more dogs, and hire other humans to walk them. But they don’t. This means the dogs in their pack know them really well, and feel happy and safe.
– They let their dogs off the lead to run around. Some other dog walkers never let dogs off the lead at all! This makes me feel sad, like a hot dog with no sausage. Tragic.
– They are very honest; they’ll only take on a new dog if they know they can look after him properly – not if he’s too young, elderly, or unfit. All the dogs in their pack are ‘well-socialised.’ That means they are good at sniffing each other’s bottoms, instead of being inappropriate. (I mean, how embarrassing would that be.)
I’ve also heard humans saying that every dog Agnes & Pavel take on must be neutered. Hmm, what does that mean?! Not sure. Possibly something to do with cheese.
Agnes & Pavel walk dogs in groups of four, which is a good number because it’s high enough to have FUN but low enough to get lots of scratches behind the ears. They play fetch and will help a dog with basic training if needed. Hurrah! Extra games!
Agnes & Pavel have NEVER lost their excitement about spending time with us dogs (kind of like how I feel when I hear a crisp packet rustling). That’s still the case, even though a lot of the dogs in their pack have been walked by them for a long time – years and years. To the dogs they walk and the humans that belong to them, Agnes & Pavel are like family.
Some more human things that you might like to know: Agnes & Pavel are members of the National Association of Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers, are licensed by The Royal Parks, covered by Public Liability insurance, have a Pet First Aid Certificate, and hold current DBS criminal background check certificates.
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"I don't know how I would cope without Agnes & Pawel, undoubtedly THE BEST DOG WALKERS IN LONDON. They are always on time, no hassle, no drama, kind, reliable, honest, good people who love dogs and who look after my dog like he is their own. They are also dog owners, who welcome dogs into their home for boarding - my dog is like part of their family when he goes to stay, which he does often. He has also been much better behaved since walking with them and they taught him how to catch a frisbee and bring back a ball (which i always thought was impossible)! I could not recommend them more highly, they are brilliant people and amazing at what they do. Lucky you if they take your dog to be part of their team of lovely dogs."
Penny, Human of Watson
“Agnes & Pavel are wonderful. They have been walking my dog Humphrey for years and quite simply have become part of the family. I love how much they truly adore and love all the dogs they walk – they look after them with 100% of their hearts and I feel so secure knowing my dog is totally safe in their hands but also he is always ecstatically happy when he is with them, he absolutely adores them! Agnes & Pavel are the most reliable, caring, kind, couple you could hope to meet and I am so happy they look after Humphrey – I recommend them absolutely wholeheartedly!”
Amy, Human of Humphrey
“Agnes & Pavel are by far the best dog walkers out there. They have been taking care of our precious Allumette since she was a puppy and treat her as their own. They are loving, caring, and make sure that all their dogs are properly exercised in all safety. Allumette absolutely loves them and gets along very well with the other dogs from the pack. Agnes & Pavel also look after her when we go on holidays, which allows us to properly enjoy our breaks, knowing that our little treasure is in good hands. They are entirely trustworthy, always reliable, and have had the keys to our flat for years. They go the extra mile for their dogs and have become part of the family”
Clementine, Human of Allumette
“Agnes & Pavel are the best! They have been walking Ruby for nearly two years now and it has been nothing but a positive experience for both us and our dog. Ruby always returns home happy and tired after her walks with Agnes & Pavel. She wakes up in the morning and rushes to the door waiting for her favourite time of day, her walk with her doggy friends in Hyde Park! The most amazing thing is when I take her to the park myself she always manages to find Agnes & Pavel just to go say hi to them! It's very cute and makes me realise just what a good time she has on her walks. As a dog owner this is all I could ask ? Agnes & Pavel are true dog lovers and take their job seriously. They are a pleasure to work with and I look forward to many more years of walks for our beloved Ruby.”
Victoria, human of Ruby
“Agnes & Pavel have become part of our family! They have cared for both of our dogs for 5 years now … everything from daily walks for our young Retriever to week long stays in our home also caring for our 15 year old Pug. They make sure that Bodhi comes home each day happy, and oh so tired ? going out of their way to ensure that he is safe and well exercised every day. Pavel has also done wonders with training Bodhi to stop pulling on the lead!! Always respectful and trustworthy in our home, it is a pleasure to greet them each morning!!!!! Best dog walkers we have EVER had!”
Nicole, Human of Bodhi
“Agnes & Pavel have been walking my English Setter, Millie, for the past 10 years! If that doesn’t say enough then I wish Millie could write this … all I know is that I have a dog that patiently waits on time by the door for that familiar sound of the key in the lock and suddenly she is all ‘smiles’! (I think everyone can recognise when their dog ‘smiles’! … and Millie surely does!) Not only has my life changed with a happier dog … my lovely dog has become a content canine who enjoys her social and active park outings but most importantly her long lazy sleeps when she gets home! I Have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Agnes & Pavel! Their relationship with all their dogs is incredibly special and their professionalism, reliability and trustworthiness is exemplary!”
Lisa, Human of Millie
"I could not recommend Agnes & Pavel more highly. They are 100% reliable in terms of service - they pick up and drop off on time and have never once let me down or cancelled a walk. They are also incredibly accommodating with last minute requests to walk Peanut or for her to join an extra walk where I'm stuck working late. However, even more important than their 100% reliability is how well they look after Peanut. Agnes & Pavel genuinely love dogs and that comes through in their treatment of the pets they walk. You'll get lots of photos from your dog's walk each day and Agnes has often gone above and beyond for us - for example, popping in to check on Peanut - despite her very busy day - when Peanut hasn't been well. Honestly, it's hard to imagine a better service or finding better dog walkers."
Kate, Human of Peanut
“Agnes & Pavel are part of our extended family and our dog Sunny wouldn’t be the happy, confident, and loving dog that he is now without them! Sunny bounds to them when he sees them in the park, and comes back from a holiday at their house with the same energy and sweetness that he left with. They both go beyond the call of duty for the dogs in their care and we would trust them with any challenge.”
Camilla, Human of Sunny
“My dog Pippa has been walking with Agnes & Pavel for 6 month now. A friend at the park recommended them, as she was very happy with how her dog got on with Agnes, Pavel and their pack. I am so pleased with Agnes & Pavel. Pippa absolutely loves them. Prior to walking with them, Pippa was very frightened of larger dogs. So much so that she would run and cry when one came near. Now, she happily plays and socialises with dogs of all sizes! A bonus is that after her walks she is nice and tired and settles down for a healthy long nap. I highly recommend Agnes & Pavel, they love the dogs and understand each one individually. They are incredibly professional and playful at the same time”
Sian, Human of Pippa
“Our full size Goldendoodle, Alfie is a very happy, fit and friendly dog. I can truly say that a lot of this is due to the kindness, care and commitment that Agnes & Pavel give Alfie. Whether it’s raining or sunny we can always count on them to walk Alfie everyday. And clearly he loves his time each day he’s picked up and his lovely dog friends he has meet through them. They’re great-highly recommend without hesitation!!!!”
Cathy, Human of Alfie