Where to find us:

Essential Dog Services

193A Wick Road


Bristol BS4 4HP

Phone: 07771 657406

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"Mary is very reliable and shows great affection for the dogs. Merlin is always happy to see her. We always look forward to the pictures that Mary posts on her Facebook page of the dog walks. Mary is very dedicated and we would not hesitate to recommend her as an excellent dog walker."

Flor and Chris

Mary runs a reliable, friendly service. She walks the dogs in all winds and weather! It's obvious she loves and cares for them all and is very responsible. Maddie is always excited to see her. This makes me very happy. I wouls not hesitate to recommend her.

Janice Brewer


We're really happy with the dog walking service that you provide. More importantly, Bumble is really pleased with his walks. He gets so excited when he sees your van pull up even if it is not his turn. He always comes home really tired after his walk and has a long sleep with lots of dreams, so we know he has had a good time. Thanks ever so much for being a really reliable dog walker.
Harry & Lou

We are delighted with the care that our dog Gandhi receives from Essential Dog Services. He is always so happy when the car pulls into the drive to drop him off for day care and he races in to give Mary a cuddle, so we know how much he likes to be there. We have enjoyed seeing the photos and videos from the walks they all go on and feel that it has been a very positive experience for Gandhi to have mixed with other dogs on group walks from a young age. We would have no hesitation in recommending Essential Dog Services to our friends for dog care and walking.


Linda and Simon

“Baxter came into our lives as an 8 week old puppy and is our first dog. Mary couldn’t have been more helpful. She gave us constant advise and training tips.

Baxter was unfortunate to have been diagnosed with food allergies but Mary has been amazing is helping us find the right foods and has helped to care for his allergies. Mary spends quality time with Baxter and keeps us updated on what he has been up to. Mary cares for Baxter as if  he was her own and takes genuine interest in him and his health.

Baxter loves his walks and spending time with Mary and friends, whether its walks in the park, at the woods and by the river. Mary really does offer a ‘home from home’ experience too, where Baxter can chill out at Mary’s house or play in her huge garden.

I highly recommend Mary, she is dependable, trustworthy and is completely devoted to our little pups. I couldn’t imagine life without Mary.

If you are considering essential dog services, then look no further, Marys services are first class!

From Gary, me (Carmella) and Baxter – Thank you Mary!”

Daisy absolutely loves her walks to all sorts of different places with Mary and her other furry friends. She always comes home worn out but can't help but wag her tail excitedly to tell me where she's been and what she has done! 

Mary is very personable, professional, knowledgeable about all things "doggy" and totally dependable which enables me to relax in the confidence that Daisy is in safe hands and will always have a very enjoyable time! 

Thanks Mary from a very grateful owner 

Daisy's mum (Jenny)

Thanks again for all you do, you’ve been a godsend!

Thank you for looking after Dollie over the Bank Holiday weekend. As she had previously been with you for one night earlier in the month, she was confident in returning and we had no worries about leaving her. Because she is only 7 months old, the opportunity to live with other dogs has helped with her behaviour and confidence.

It is good to know that Dollie was looked after in a home environment and treated in the same way as your own 2 dogs, giving no comparison to boarding kennels. On collecting Dollie from you on both occasions she showed no signs of stress and was fast asleep on the back seat of the car within 5 minutes, probably dreaming of long walks and playing ball.

We would certainly come to you again and we are sure Dollie would have no objections to this.

Chris Bob and Dollie. XX

"We would like to thank Mary for the fantastic service given to our dog Lexi

Following an experience of other dog walkers that have not been favourable it has been great to find Mary who treats our dog as if it was her own.

She has always been dependable and reliable,doing what she says she will, which has been a fantastic experience for us.

We enjoy the personal touch of the occassional text update during the day and the offer of advice which is always readily taken!

Not only does Mary dog walk for us we also have our food delivered which relieves the hassle of trying to get to the pet stores/supermarkets

Leaving Lexi in Mary's capable hands has been such a relief for us and makes the working day abit less stressfull.

Thank you once again Mary.

Rob and Debbie Davey(and of course Lexi!)"

Peso has been going to spend the day with Mary since she set up her business. He always comes home absolutely exhausted after a day of walks and playing in her garden.
He loves going out with her and gets very, very excited as soon as her name is mentioned.
I would thoroughly recommend Mary to anyone who wants their dog to have a fulfilling, enjoyable and tiring day.

We also buy our foods from Mary and she is quick to deliver has a wide range and we find her prices very competitive.

The care Mary has shown my 12 month old lab Hunter has been priceless. From the boarding Mary provided my dog for a week, to the nutritional information and putting Hunter on the appropriate food best to suit him. To the advise Mary has given in all aspects of Hunters training he is now a placid dog that accepts commands on the lead and how to behave around people and other dogs.

I would highly recommend Mary’s care she shows the dogs in her care and would not hesitate to recommend anyone that needs Marys services like dog walking to food advise etc

Hunters owner

Chele Woolner