Hi, my name is Tanya and I am the owner operator of HOUNDZONE, alongside my partner Dave. We are offering our dog walking services in Hatfields Beach, Orewa, Red Beach, Millwater and Silverdale. We have lived on the HBC since 1996.
MISSION: To offer a positive force and fear free service, that is safety conscious and competitively priced. To offer a useful and helpful service to owners and their dogs, who cannot attend daycare or large group adventure style walks and to always care for and respect my clients pets as if they were my own.
VIP PRICING: When you regularly schedule a booking with us a minimum of 3 times per week, you qualify for a VIP discount. Also available are SuperGold card discounts.
If there is more than one dog in the household then the additional dog will be half price.
Prices include pick up and drop off. Your dog/s will be away from home for up to 2 1/4hrs depending on the size of the group (6 dogs max with 2 handlers) and distances traveled. Please rest assured your dog will be transported securely and safely at all times.
ABOUT ME: During my time in shelters and rescue, I have met, fostered and worked with all kinds of dogs, from all walks of life. I have learnt so much and the experience has inspired me to open my own dog walking business.
I am an avid dog lover and have 6 beautiful dogs of my own: Heidi: Miniature Schnauzer 14yrs Ollie: Border terrier cross 10yrs Bella: Beardie cross 9yrs CJ: Crossbreed 5yrs Bazil: Wire hair Jack Russell 4yrs Pinky: Crossbreed 3yrs Plus one fluffy ginger cat called Genga who is the supreme ruler of them all at 15yrs old!
EXPERIENCE/BACKGROUND: Silverdale Animal Shelter (Volunteer): July 2014 - Nov 2014 Silverdale Animal Shelter (Kennel Assistant): Nov 2014 - May 2016 Dog rescue organisation (Foster Parent/volunteer): July 2015 - Sept 2016 Community desexing initiative (Lay staff/volunteer): July 2015 - Sept 2016 Houndzone ~ Dog Walking Services (Owner/Dog walker): Dec 2016 - PRESENT Silverdale Animal Shelter (Kennel Assistant): Nov 2018 - PRESENT
CERTIFICATES: Dave and I hold a multiple dog license and a responsible dog owner license with Auckland Council. Health Assessment for Dogs training programme - Auckland council: Aug 2015 Pet CPR and First Aid - PetTech: May 2016 Dog Walker Certificate Course - Rutherford College/K9 Education by Liz Clough: Feb 2017 Online canine body language course - The Dog Safe Workplace: May 2017 Puppy Training Diploma Course - Centre of Excellence Online: CURRENT Inside your dogs mind with Victoria Stilwell - Udemy: CURRENT