Schnauzer & Co.

Hello and welcome to S & Co. My name is Lisa and this Schnauzer on the right is Stanley. Stanley is blind but he just loves company and has been working with me for the past 10 years one way or another so Schnauzer & Co was set up.
Schnauzer & Co offers a range of Pet Care Services and I have 10 years of personal and professional experience caring for dogs and cats. My daughter is a registered veterinary nurse and we are a family of animal lovers.
I have worked with a range of dogs, breeds & sizes from a Chihuahua to a Leonberger and all sorts in-between, rescue and/or timid characters. I can also cater for your pet if 1-1 is more suitable, senior years so shorter walks or disability Blind Dogs/ dogs with mobility strains and if medication is required. I also enjoy a good run around with higher energy pups too. I have my own enclosed paddock based in Crews Hill which is great for training and for dogs that need a good run around but cannot manage well off the lead in public places, for whatever reason.
Throughout my time of working with dogs alongside my career as a human foster carer, I ensure I get to know your dogs as well as I possibly can, my outcomes have and continue to bring positive feedback and happy, well-exercised dogs. I have picked up many tips along the way and work with trainers to overcome issues whenever I can. Our dog walking company also makes a difference to people with learning disabilities and we do this through employment. Testimonies can be found below.
I guarantee you will be getting a professional, attentive dog lover. I think dogs are just wonderful companions and treat them with the respect and kindness I would expect for myself and my precious Stanley.
Please get in touch if you have any questions and we can arrange a free meet-up consultation.
Thanks,
Lisa

BAILEY'S FIELD

We have our own enclosed paddock based in Enfield. This space has some agility equipment and is approximately 1800 square meters (19,000 square feet) which is a very good size and plenty of space to try out the equipment or chase a ball, play and meet new friends or take a nap in the shade of the old fern trees. We are situated close to the nurseries in Crews Hill. Bailey's field ( named after another very special boy ) is our very own piece of heaven where dogs can be free and exercise if unable to do so off the lead in public spaces. I aim to offer this space to trainers/rescue owners to use as a safe place and somewhere to offer training to rescues or those with poor recall.

We will be offering Puppy meet-ups on a Sunday morning, please get in touch for more details.

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How do we make a difference?

Schnauzer & Co are proud to be working alongside AFK (previously known as My AFK), they support young adults into employment and S & Co are doing this by offering at least one paid dog walk per week to two young men. Having a son with a learning disability taught me so much and I know that his employment opportunities would have been limited. When asked why one of our employees wanted to work with us he told me that the only other job he was offered was in a supermarket. The employees are always accompanied by me and I have a range of experience working in this area but our dogs are the real teachers. Therefore, by using us your dog will be part of offering a young person an opportunity to widen their experience with animals and to be in a non-judgemental environment to try and ensure as much confidence building as possible along with CV experience.

Luke's mum another of our young people explains ``My son Luke has a learning disability and attends my AFK, he has worked with Lisa for over one year now. He really enjoys working with Lisa and the dogs. Luke said that working makes him feel more confident and happy and he loves walking the dogs and keeping them safe. This opportunity has been really good for Luke and he has gained so much from it``. The business also funds the care of Amber the English Bulldog, her owner approached me after failing health and he is unable to afford a dog walker but she really is his only company and I walk her every day.
This would not be possible without my to date loyal clients and prospective new ones so thank you.

Doing our bit!

I was blessed to work alongside a lovely young Spanish spokesperson for the War on Plastics in her local area and recently attended a Labour Party meeting for N2 who are supporting a campaign to become the first plastic-free borough. My daughter also told me about a colleague going out of her way to try and recycle cat and dog food sachets and trays. I had met someone the previous year at a street festival who was also trying numerous ways to ensure the recycling of these products. I was pleased to find out that Cats Protection have partnered up with Terra Cycle and can accept these items for recycling.

Therefore, we will remove and wash out all pet food sachets during house sitting visits. For our dog clients, I am happy to take these away for you and even wash them so that we can do our little bit. I drive a ULEZ compliant vehicle to collect and drop off dogs.

The Law and availability

Some owners may not be aware but new licensing laws exist around the care of dogs that came into force in Oct 2018. This means that dogs should only boarded in premises that have a license, this rule also includes daycare. As I live in rented accommodation, this means that I am unable to obtain the local authority license for boarding. I am able to house sit in your home which does mean your dog's routine is changed less and they remain somewhere they feel safe and comfortable and all staff entering your property will have an up-to-date police DBS check. I offer the opportunity for your dog to spend a full day with us and this service includes at least two one-hour walks with rest in-between. We frequent local cafes and pubs happy to have dogs and rest in-between travel and I have raised beds and cover available in our paddock.
I have good recommendations for boarding and work closely with referrals with www.pampered-pooches.org
The local Authority can give you a list of local licensed businesses.