Are you looking for a loving & reliable dog walker?

Fun & personalised walks exclusive
to small dogs in Southampton

Nervous dogs
Puppy socialisation
Dogs with health conditions
Alternative to doggy day care

Small Paws Outdoors offers specialist walks that enrich the health and happiness of little dogs.
It’s easy to book a free meet and greet. Simply contact me to discuss your requirements.

Dog walking services for small dogs in Southampton

Are you looking for a dog walker to help care for your best friend?

My name’s Andrea and I run Small Paws Outdoors, an exclusive dog walking service just for little dogs in Southampton.

With me, it’s all about having fun! I provide scented group or solo walks on weekdays and exciting trips to the countryside or beach at weekends, which are ideal if you have other commitments on those days.

Whether you have a puppy in need of socialisation, a small senior dog who can’t walk very far, or you simply need some help with your little dog when you’re at work, my dog walking services provide the perfect solution. I also offer specialist Backpack Adventures for tiny dogs with health conditions.

As a small dog owner myself, I can relate to the worries you may have and understand that little dogs need extra special care and attention. Being small in size means our dogs are a lot more vulnerable and prone to being stepped on, can get lost easily and some may struggle with specific health worries, including collapsed trachea and cruciate or ligament issues, all of which I’m very familiar with.

For this reason, I have created a range of specialist walking packages in addition to my standard group walks based on the S.M.A.L.L system.

What happens on the first walk?

On the first few walks, I begin by taking your dog out on a one-to-one basis and always on lead. This is so we can get to know each other and I can assess your dog’s needs such as their likes and dislikes, walking style, manners and recall skills. Once we’ve formed a bond and I’m happy your dog is ready to join a group, I will then introduce them to other dogs I feel are a good match.

I’m also happy to walk your dog off lead providing you’ve given me express permission and I’m confident in their recall skills. However, if you don’t want your dog walked off lead, that’s absolutely fine too! I prefer to be over cautious, making sure your dog is well looked after. This gives you the chance to relax knowing your dog is in safe hands, will never be walked with large bouncy canines and is benefiting from just the right amount of exercise for their individual needs.

The S.M.A.L.L. system explained

S. | Small dogs only

Only small and toy breeds are walked together, reducing the risk of your little dog being stepped on by large, bouncy canines.

M. | Management

A maximum of 4 dogs in a group, ensuring I'm in control of your pet at all times.

A. | Assessment

During our complimentary meet and greet and for the first few walks, I'll get to know your dog's specific needs and will continue to monitor these on every adventure. This ensures your pet is fully engaged and benefiting from the right amount of exercise.

L. | Lead options available

I will never automatically walk your dog off lead without your permission and unless I'm fully confident your dog has good recall.
If you'd prefer to have your dog kept on lead at all times, that's absolutely your choice.

L. | Love

Small Paws Outdoors was inspired by my own little dog; a tiny Pomeranian with a number of health conditions. I was born an animal lover which, combined with personal insight into how much your pet means to you, ensures l will always treat your dog with kindness and respect. I don't believe in using harsh techniques and only use positive reinforcement through game playing and rewarding good behaviour with high-quality treats.

DBS Checked

DBS checked

First Aid Certified

First aid certified


Andrea is professional in her approach, whilst her caring nature makes it clear to see she loves animals. She’s efficient in her timekeeping and very trustworthy, not just with my pets but also with the access to my home. I highly recommend Small Paws Outdoors.

Adele  | Bitterne, Southampton

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