The Lead Lady


Your pets deserve the best

Your best friends become our best friends too!

Furry, Hairy, Feathered or Scaley... we care for them all!


 I set up this service in 2012, after leaving teaching, to pursue my love of animals- especially dogs and because I enjoy walking.  Although quite a change from teaching pupils, I benefit from my experience as I am professional and calm as well as caring and patient. Throughout my life I have always had pets from a young age;  Mice, Guinea Pigs, budgerigars, Cats, Terrapin, Snakes, Toads,  to mention a few!

Dog-wise I have had 2 German Shepherds and my partner,  Anthony had a mixed breed when we first met. Whilst together we have had a Bichon Frise and Goldendoodle and currently we have a Doberman, all of which were rehomed from previous owners.

I had nine years experience in my first career working with animals in a veterinarian setting as well as training working dogs. I am therefore experienced in handling dogs of different temperaments as well as dealing with many medical conditions and administering medication.

In October 2018 my partner Anthony joined the business and this has meant much more flexibility in the care we can give as well as an even better, safer experience for our canine friends out on dog walks with both of us.

The Lead Lady strives to provide a professional, safe service appropriate to your pet's needs. We will care for your pet in accordance with your requests and their particular needs in a professional, ethical and caring manner.

We really care, whether walking dogs or visiting pets their welfare is our first priority


Dog walking insurance is essential to professional pet carers. Working with dogs involves risk and working with people’s beloved pets is a trusted position with a lot of emotional and financial responsibility.  We are fully covered through the Pet Business Insurance company which includes the following:-

Public Liability – should an animal cause an accident or injury or damage someone else's property

Care, Custody and Control (Liability to Animals) - in case an animal is injured or lost

Non Negligent Cover (as an extension of Public liability cover). Covers accidental injury to an animal in our care

Loss of Keys

What our customers are saying

From Facebook page:-

Sue Bolton reviewed The Lead Lady – 5 star •

The Lead Lady is brilliant - very professional and totally reliable. I highly recommend her.

Karen Riddlestone reviewed The Lead Lady – 5 star 2 October 2017 •

Sharon is brilliant, she walks Inca three days a week and always leaves me a little note about what she's been up to, in such a way as to express Inca's doggy personality : highly recommended!

Katie Reilly reviewed The Lead Lady – 5 star 15 May 2018

Doby has the best time on his walks; not only can I see this from his pure excitement when he is collected, but I get the added bonus of seeing him enjoy himself with the regular picture & video posts. Thanks for the continued care and updates!

Mandy Darkin recommends The Lead Lady_ 5 star 8 October 2018

Wonderful with Poppy, despite her giddiness! Xx

Alastair Leigh recommends The Lead Lady_5 star 28 February 2019

Absolutely fantastic service and loves all her dogs to bits!

Toni Casey reviewed The Lead Lady – 5 star  3 August 2017 

Claire Dinoff reviewed The Lead Lady – 5 star 27 October 2016 · 

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