Making essential pet care an adventure every day

Nathan’s Paw Trails:  Animal Lovers | Professional Dog Walkers | Pet Care Givers


Hello, I’m Nathan Dunleavy, the owner and pack leader of my award winning business, Nathan’s Paw Trails. I’m a professional dog walker and pet carer, available to walk and/or care for your pet on weekdays during day times, evenings  and weekends. I even cover bank holidays (at an additional rate). I am based in Southampton and cover all surrounding areas.

I’m a friendly, trustworthy and reliable individual who offers competitive rates per dog on small team walks with a maximum of 3 dogs (discount available for 2 dogs from same household). We’re fully insured with ‘Pet Business Insurance’, hold a DBS check and a ‘Dog First Aid’ and ‘Emergency Canine Care’ certification. Nathan has also attended various courses with the Dog Training College including; Understanding Canine Body Language, Reactive Rascals & ‘Tellington TTouch’. Nathan has also completed The National Dog Training Academy ‘Train the Trainer Course’.
Nathan Dunleavy

Nathan Dunleavy

Owner & Chief Pet Carer

King of Pet Care

Nathan has recently won a social media award on twitter, whereby he’s been officially crowned #KingOfPetCare. Joining lots of other small businesses all over the UK, to win these awards.

Team & Trails


‘Nathan has been through an interview process with the Dog Training College (DTC) and is happy to announce he now has approved instructor status with them!  Nathan is now also a level 3 certified canine body language specialist and a licensed ‘canine body language’ & ‘reactive rascals’ instructor with the DTC’  Watch this space for workshops being launched by Nathan on these fascinating subjects – a must for all dog owners/professionals.  Nathan is also currently studying to become a level 3 certified ‘Puppy Specialist’ so that he can offer this as an additional service and has signed up for an Level 4 ‘Advanced Canine Behaviour Diploma’ with the British College of Canine Studies (BCCS).  Nathan is also attending a 4 day practical instructor course, in November with the ‘IMDT’.  So lots of exciting things happening here, at Nathan’s Paw Trails.  And coming soon… ‘Nathan’s Paw Training’ 


We are pleased to announce we are now members of the following organisations;  ‘Pet Professional Network’ ‘The Pet Professional Guild British Isles’ ‘NarpsUK’ & ‘Global Canine Welfare’  We are so happy to be part of these creditable organisations and we are following their codes of ethics.  


Now Covering; Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hedge End, West End & Surrounding Areas with Deputy Pack Leader; Rachel Nyiro.

A BIG Nathan’s Paw Trails welcome to our pack member; Rachel Nyiro.  
Rachel joins us as ‘Deputy Pack Leader’ and lives in Chandlers Ford. Rachel will be looking after our new patch; Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh & North Baddesley. She is animal mad and shares Nathan’s passion for all things furry, she has been one of his best friends for over 10 years and he’s so happy to have Rachel on the team!
Here’s a few words, that Rachel had to say recently;  
‘Hello, I’m Rachel Nyiro and I am so excited to become ‘Deputy Pack Leader’ for Nathan’s Paw Trails. I met Nathan through my husband, as they are best friends and I have known him for over 10 years. I have always been surrounded by animals growing up from; Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, guinea pigs to birds and I currently own three gorgeous chinchillas and a very old Degu.  My mum and dad have 2 very springy springer spaniels, who I love to visit regularly. I have looked after Nathan & Mark’s five lovely dogs and other friends animals. I adore animals and I’m really enjoying the role thus far, I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies soon!’
Rachel holds a DBS check, is fully insured and holds a level 3 Diploma in Dog Walking & Pet Care & A Dog First Aid Certificate.  Rachel is also training to become a, ‘Certified Canine Body Language Specialist’.  

If you live in any of these areas and require a dog walker/pet care giver please contact Nathan on the contact details below.

Nathan is so excited for this next chapter for Nathan’s Paw Trails, further BIG things are planned for the future so watch this space!


Recent Walks

We can also offer “Bunny Pop-in’s” and “Kitty Check-in’s” if your going away on holiday.  This is also applicable to small animals such as hamsters, guinea pigs etc. We can even feed your fish.

In addition if you need us to perform home security checks, we can pull down blinds, shut curtains, water the plants/garden and turn on lights whilst you’re away on holiday.


What we Charge


We offer competitive rates at £13 per hour per dog on small team walks, of maximum 3 dogs (duo walks are also available consisting of only 2 dogs at £15 per hour per dog)


If you have 2-3 from the same household we’re able to walk/pet sit these for a reduced rate


£20 p/h for 2 dogs from the same household.  


We can also offer £17 p/h for a Solo dog walk (if a minimum of 3 weekly walks are booked, the hourly rate reduces to £15)

All other pet care services, are priced based on quotation. Please contact Nathan for further info!

Looking for dog grooming?

We highly recommend ‘Shampoodle Dog Grooming’, a dog groomer based in West End, Southampton. Click their logo above to see their website.

New for Autumn 2020...

Nathan is now an Approved Dog Trainer (ADT), Licensed Canine Body Language & Reactive Rascals Instructor with DTC.

Nicola via Facebook

Nathan has been walking Albert for just over a week now and it couldn’t be going better. It’s such a relief to have found someone so reliable and trustworthy. Albert loves Nathan’s visits so we have total peace of mind while we’re at work.

Mandy via Facebook

Nathan has been walking our dog Milo for twice a week for over 4 months. Milo loves going for walks with Nathan. Milo walks with Nathan one on one and he is very trustworthy and I would definately recommend Nathan.

Joanne via Facebook

Nathan looked after my cat while I was away. He was very professional and sent me pictures and updates which was great. I highly recommend him and his 5* service!

Contact Nathan today

If you are unable to exercise / care for your pet and think we maybe able to assist you, please feel welcome to contact Nathan on 02380 980680 or email us;

We’re very happy to arrange a casual meeting with you and your pet to make sure we are the right match for you.

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