Reviews

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Dave provided a friendly, reliable service for my ageing Labrador and Jack Russell. I will definitely use him again!
Mr Beech

My cats adored Dave! I left them with him for a week while I went over to Spain and came back to find two happy kitties!
Miss Susan Davies

Am so pleased with your service, Ben loves his walks with you and Micky just wants his food. Dave's Paws provides an excellent service, I will recommend you to my friends, thank you.
Michael Williams

Dave and his colleagues at the pet shop have enabled us to enjoy looking after 6 guinea pigs during the past 12 years. Their advice, care and compassion has been an education for us all. Thankfully our beloved Dizzee (guinea pig no. 6!) continues to have his holidays as Dave provides unique support for any family with pets in South London.
T from Clapham

Dave has been looking after my little Dachshund Lily Rose who is just over a year old. They already have a great rapport, and she seems to love him, which probably means lots of fun and cuddles! Dave has proved to be reliable and trustworthy - something very much appreciated in my line of work as a therapist. Its such a relief to know that I don't have to worry about her, and that both our needs are taken care of. We both highly recommend him.
Caz Binstead (and Lily Rose)

Dave is a very professional dog and cat sitter with many years of experience and most of all friendly and loyal.
Stephanie F

Dolly is amazingly looked after and loves her walks. Dave sees her every day. Keeps my mind at ease whilst at work. Thanks Dave.
Clare Eliza

Dave looked after our cat while we were away for 3 weeks over Christmas. He clearly provided an excellent service sending us updates and photos while we were away which was lovely. Our cat Gracie is very fond of Dave so we will be using him again when we're away and would definitely recommend him.
Michael & Jennie

Dave has been brilliant in fitting round my busy schedule and is always friendly and professional. More importantly, I know I can rest easy knowing Bobbin is well looked after when I am away.
Lynette Symons


Dave walks Mr Benny when he comes to work with me , Benny goes absolutely mental when he sees Dave !!!! ( God knows what they get up to on their walk ?!?!? ) but he obviously has loads of fun !!!!! Benny goes for two walks or all day , Dave is very acomadating at short notice .recently I went away for four days and Benny stayed with Dave , I was really nervous about leaving him !!! How wrong I was Dave sent me pictures and up dates , Benny had a blast !!!! Thank you so much Dave , you do go the extra mile , if Benny could talk he would be singing your praises !!!! Thanks Dave ,
Benny and Trevor


Dave's Paws offers a most friendly and reliable service. Having know Dave from his many years working at the high street pet shop, I knew he would be great when I needed a dog walker for my puppy! Lily Rose is now 2 years old and spends 3 days a week with Dave. She absolutely adores him and always comes home happy and sleepy after a good day playing in the various parks with the other doggies! I thoroughly recommend Dave's Paws to anyone looking for a professional and highly caring service for their pets.
Caz & Lily Rose


I have known Dave for many years, having bought various pet's of mine from the Clapham high street pet shop where he worked. When he set up Dave's Paws it was fantastic because I knew I had someone I could trust to take care of my big Persian fluffball Patsy when I was away! Dave offers a caring and reliable service and I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone looking for a guy who goes the extra mile and has a genuine love for animals.
Sarah and Patsy


If you are looking for a top-notch dog walker or pet sitter you have just found them in the form of Dave Hutchinson, AKA Dave's Paws. Dave has a a wonderful way with all animals, born out of over 30 years experience at the helm of the Clapham High Street Pet Shop. Our dog, Barney, barks with delight every week when Dave rings on the bell to give him his walk as he knows he's in for a fun-filled hour with someone who really cares about the animals in his charge. Dave is reliable, trustworthy and most importantly a very nice nice guy who really loves animals. Would I recommend Dave? Yes! Would Barney? The way his tail wags when he sees Dave I would say it's a huge yes from him too!
Nick Kynaston & Barney


What can we say about Dave…..we trust him with our cats, what more is there to say!!!! Our cats mean the world to us, and we can go away on holiday and know they are safe and well looked after by Dave. Leaving them in the hands of a total stranger for a week when we went away recently was a big thing for us, but Dave was perfect. He is very professional, he kept us updated, sent us photos, and we returned home to find two, very happy, well looked after cats. That is why we have already booked for him to come back again, and again, and he is no longer a stranger to us.'
Natalie Kalnins


Dave has been looking after Audrey (long haired mini dachshund) for almost a year now. She can be very fussy when meeting new people, before we met Dave there were several walkers and sitters who she didn’t take to but she clicked with Dave instantly and greets him with love, affection and a very waggy tail. Dave is reliable, loyal, trustworthy and takes a genuine and heartwarming approach - including sending her a birthday card! I can’t recommend Dave enough :

Kimberley Sum

Dave is a wonderful person and Luna is crazy about him. Even if we walk her on the Common she will find him just to say hi! Cheers!
Ania Wiech

Dave is a brilliant dog walker and pet sitter. We have come to rely on him to walk our two dogs when we are busy and they love him! We also used his services when we needed someone to house sit and look after the dogs, the cat and the fish and he coped wonderfully with our menagerie. Trustworthy and reliable we are happy to recommend him to anyone.
Ravi Khan

One of the bet cats sitters I have had. Compassionate and reliable. I always feel at ease to leave home knowing that my two cats are cared for. Its a pleasure to have Dave's pet services in this area.
Melanie Tebbutt

Thank you Dave, highly recommended...you have been fantastic with my girls, they are enjoying their walks with you!!!
Olive Elisa Day

Dave is super reliable and great with the dogs, highly recommended.
Thomas Aske

We thought Dave was a brilliant cat sitter. He spent so much time playing and making Twisty, our cat, feel safe and at home around him. He also updated us everyday and sent through really nice texts and videos so we knew she was ok. He also watered our plants and made sure the post was all neatly collected. He followed our instructions well, and it was great knowing Twisty was being well cared for and happy whilst we were away. I would definitely use Dave and again and would definitely recommend him.
Roseana Olivelle


Dave was very reliable, looking after our cat Bumble and watering our plants. He even sent whatsapp messages with photos.
Francis Who

Dave is friendly, reliable and trustworthy. He has an real ability to understand dogs. In the morning Poppy runs to meet Dave, tail wagging all ready for her day with him. Poppy, can be a bit of a Princess, and stubborn at times but that's no problem to Dave he showers her with love and kindness - she can't resist. So happy to have Dave looking after by baby when needed. I highly recommend him. Thank you Dave for all your support with Poppy
Marion Hannon

Dave is trustworthy and reliable and our cats loved him. They were so much happier with Dave feeding them every day than previously in a cattery. They were well fed and taken care of when we came back. Dave even sent us a picture of them while we were on holidays so we knew they were well. We will certainly be using Dave's cat feeding service again in the future.
Iva Miserova

We found Dave via his website. He now looks after the cat when we're away, and it's the first time I've had a cat who's not grumpy when I come home. Dave spends time playing with the cat, and stays in touch with us, sending photos via What's App. It's a good experience all round.
Andy Tennant

I was in London on business and needed a dog walker and found Dave of davespaws after searching Google. Well I have to say that after that after meeting Dave I have never been happier leaving my Kimba with someone who clearly loves animals and whom Kimba took to straight away, which is very unusual. When she was back after her walk I could see she was happy and when Dave came the next day she was all waggy tail. Thank you Dave so much for putting my mind at ease and she clearly loved her time with you. I would thoroughly recommend davespaws to anybody looking for such a caring person/dogwalker.
Brenda Southam


Dave looked after our idiosyncratic cat household over Christmas and did a fantastic job. With a complex zone system (two of the cats hate each other and can't meet) and multiple dietary requirements (a fat Bengal, a lady who only eats wet food and 'bear' who has a nasty tendency to gorge and, well, I need say no more...) Dave managed admirably. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and if I can convince my other half that we should get a dog I'll be looking no further for help with walkies.
Stephen Gilbert


Dave is a highly reliable and entirely trustworthy 'cat sitter', whom I shall certainly use again. My cat is drawn to him and it's a relief to know that he is being properly looked after. Dave also reassuringly keeps an eye on the house (curtains, lights, etc) whilst one is away.
I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who needs their pet walked, fed or generally looked after. He does a great job.
Marian - Clapham

Dave has been such a help looking after our 5 month puppy Maudie at short notice- so flexible and she just loves him! She comes home having obviously had a happy day and really tired from her socialising and walking. I would strongly recommend Dave to anyone need reliable kindly care for their pet. He offers a wonderful service!
Louise Cresswell

Dave looks after my 1 year old (naughty) Pomeranian, Albert and I don't know what we would do without him! Dave is absolutely what Albert needs. He is very patient with him, has fun and is very reliable which is so important to any animal owners. I've had dog walkers before and they just do not care and it has shown in how Albert acts around them but he is always excited to see Dave. Dave has a very personal touch and genuinely cares about Albert which I couldn't be happier about. I would recommend having your animals cared for by Dave 100 times over!
Lucy McKellar

Can't recommend Dave enough. 100% reliable, caring and treats every dog as if they were his own. Ralph couldn't be happier with him. Thank you Dave (and Ralph says woof!)!x
Hannah G-j

Today was very sadly Albert's last walk with his lovely friend Dave :( Albert and I are very suddenly having to move away from London. If anyone is looking for an amazing and caring dog walker, look Dave up! Having your dog looked after by someone else can be very worrying at first, but Dave has been nothing but wonderful and Albert loved him from day 1.
We will miss all our friends on the common! Thanks for letting us be a part of your group. Have an amazing summer :)
Lucy McKellar

Dave looks after our cocker spaniel Angus and he is just great. We had a dog walker previously whose business was dog walking, as in it was about making money and keeping costs to aminimum. Dave's passion is animals, he offers a different level of care and attention, he loves what he does, he is always on time, sends pictures of your dog and is generally an all round gentleman. If it has been wet he cleans Angus before bringing him home, when we've forgotten angus' food for lunch he happily provides. He could charge a lot more (i shouldn't say that) but it is clear his fulfllment is based on happy dogs and owners. Rather gushing post but genuinely think he is great. Happy to to talk to any dog owners who are thinking of having Dave walk their dog.
Graeme Smith and Jillian Hardie


Dave and his business, Dave’s Paws, are really as wonderful as all of the reviews state. We came to him through multiple recommendations, independent of each other. When we met him, everything felt right – and Charlie, our 2-year-old border collie cross, would agree  Dave sends pictures/videos of his walks, and its clear that Charlie loves Dave! Going with Dave was one of the best decisions we’ve made!

Dave is an amazing dog walker and caretaker. Our beloved Charlie gets SO excited every time he sees Dave, and it truly gives me and my wife peace of mind knowing that he is in excellent hands. Dave walks Charlie multiple times a week, and occasionally watches after him overnight as well. He picks up and drops off as well, making things so convenient. If you're in need of a walker, look no further. Dave is the man!!"
John Chiu

Dave looks after my little Lakeland Terrier called Bob one day a week and other occasional times. Bob absolutely loves Dave. When Dave comes to collect him, Bob is so delighted to see him, I don't even get a backwards glance from my Bob as he leaves with Dave. Dave is a lovely guy and genuinely really loves all the dogs I've seen him walking. From the outset I just felt I could trust him with Bob, I knew he'd give him a great time, look after him and I didn't feel any anxiety at all about leaving him with Dave. I truly recommend Dave to anyone who is looking for a reliable, flexible, caring dog walker/minder. It's total peace of mind, so you can get on with your day and see your pet at the end of that day knowing that they've had a lovely time with Dave.
Catherine Martin

My 3 year old Shih Tzu had such a fantastic week with Dave. He came home from his long walks with his new doggy friends. Dave is very friendly and so are the other dogs he walks. I was kept up to date with photos and texts. Would recommend Dave 100% and I will certainly be using him again.
Kelby Duggan

Brilliant and reliable service.
Douglas Graham-Leigh

It is hard to put into words how brilliant Dave is. We rehomed our dog Jessie from Battersea in May and from day 1, Dave has been so supportive, flexible, understanding and patient, being totally sensitive to the challenges that come with a rescue dog. He gives Jessie the same love and care as if she was his own and she loves him equally as much. The daily picture updates bring so much joy to our working days! We are grateful every day for Dave and cannot recommend him highly enough.
Katy Fearne

For the second year we've asked Dave to take care of our two cats while we were away. He is just awesome. Our cats love him, we find them back perfectly happy and healthy each time. We get regular updates while we are away so we're sure they're ok. This time, for health reason, we had to extend our stay abroad, and Dave happily kept on taking care of them for us. We can not recommend this service enough.
Maximilien Theil

Dave looks after my two cats, Charlie and Audrey, when we go away on holiday. He takes great care of them and ensures we know they are doing well and even sends videos/photos of them. I know that they are in safe hands with Dave and am happy that they are looked after by someone who really cares about them. Dave is very reliable and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.
Nicola

Dave is an excellent cat sitter in the Clapham and Brixton area. He is very reliable and offers a flexible service. He looked after our rescue cat Winston over Christmas and even sent us pictures which was great. Winnie was a very happy, well looked after cat when we returned. I would definitely recommend Dave to anyone in London looking for a dog sitter or a cat sitter.
Sophia Allen

Dave was excellent with our cat over the Christmas and New Year period. Our house was kept very tidy and clean. Our cat was very calm on our return and we thank Dave for looking after her so well.
Rupert Worall

Dave is a wonderful pet sitter and always goes the extra mile to accommodate our family's needs. He become a trusted and very valuable member of our support network in our very busy lives!
Richard Exon

Dave looks after my cat when I go on holiday and he waters plants and my garden. I think Dave runs a fantastic service and I am reassured my cat is looked after so I can enjoy my holiday. Thanks Dave
Michaela McCarthy

Dave recently started walking Floyd, my German Pointer, and the service has been outstanding. He's been brilliant with him from day one and has helped Floyd settle into the area very nicely and the daily pictures are a nice touch. Would definitely recommend Dave to anyone.
Bradley Jepson


Dave is brilliant with our two little kittens Reggie and Raisin. They obviously enjoy his company and my wife and I feel totally at ease knowing Dave is checking in on them while we are away. We especially enjoy his little updates with pictures. Thank you very much Dave.
John Middleton

Dave is absolutely amazing! My dog Wilson is excited in the morning when he knows he's being picked up and exhausted when he comes back. Each day Dave sends a diary of photos of Wilson and the pack, who all seem to be the best of buds - it's a perfect set up. Dave puts so much love into his walks and it really shows. Thank you!
Chloe Derrick


My Golden Doodle Loki adores Dave. He has a magic touch with all the dogs he looks after. In fact I would say he is a dog whisperer. I would highly recommend to look after anyone's dog.
Karen Keogh

Dave’s Paws is an excellent dog walking service. We have had our first dog with Dave for over 2 years and now our second. Dave shows great care and attention for our dogs, he’s reliable, dependable and always has the their best interests at heart. The boys love walking with Dave and are always excited to see him. Couldn't ask for a better dog walker.
Devin Hegarty

Dave was recommended to my partner and I by a friend. Alfred can be slightly nervous when he meets people but took to Dave like a Duck takes to water. Previously, Alfred had so much energy even though he had a dog walk in the day and a long evening walk. However, since walking with Dave, Alfred is getting the type and length of walks that he needs. Dave is exceptionally professional, he runs an extremely slick operation and more importantly loves every dog like his own. I would highly recommend Dave to any person that is looking for a dog walker. If I could give more stars I would
Anthony Lomas

I can't explain just how great Dave's Paws is. Dave is utterly reliable, flexible, understanding and completely accommodating. Best of all is how obvious it is that he completely loves the dogs and the dogs love him back. Beyond being an extremely professional (and very affordable) dog walker, Dave goes the extra mile to understand the animals' quirks and needs. Thanks so much Dave, I can't recommend your service enough.
Joseph Strickland





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