Allow me to introduce myself…

I’m Called Zena Deakin, or “Zena D” for short…

I’m a dog lover through and through and an experienced dog owner. I have lived with dogs for over 40 years and have enjoyed sharing my life with many wonderful rescue dogs during that time.

My husband Gary and I (in the pic above), currently live with our 2 wonderful ex-breeding rescue dogs, Nellie Noo Nah and little Ivy chops (our newest addition), who love spending time with their many friends, my customers’ dogs, at our cottage in the historic town of Farnham in Surrey.

So, If you are local to the area and have a dog over 10 months old for which you are considering either a regular walking service, or my 5* home daycare services, please take a few moments to have a stroll through my website for lots more information (see the menu bar top left).

I would love to hear from you to discuss any services I may be able to offer your lovely dog(s) or just talk through any queries you may have about my business.

I’d love to brighten your dog’s day by offering either a shared walk, individual walking services and/or my 5* licensed daycare. Please note home boarding (overnight) is only offered to my regular walking and daycare customers as I feel the dog’s are much more settled and relaxed in familiar company and surroundings. Please visit the Doggy Home Daycare pages on the drop down menu (top left) for more information.

I have a life-long passion for dogs, and consider myself to be a professional, caring and very trustworthy dog walker and home boarder. I pride myself on providing walks that I consider under good control and managed to the very best of my ability, using positive reinforcement to help achieve this, always paying attention not only to the dogs themselves but also to the surrounding areas in which we are walking. It’s important to me that every dog is able to enjoy their time with both me and the other dogs on the walk – positive reinforcement and careful monitoring along the route helps me to achieve all round happiness.

Here are some of the advantages of using my services:

  • 5* Home Boarding License regulated by Waverley Borough Council (Licence No: LN000005630).
  • Fully insured.
  • DBS checked/ Basic Disclosure certificate .
  • Dog first aid certified.
  • A lovely peaceful home environment where your dogs can settle in comfort for Doggy Home Daycare.
  • Home Boarding offered exclusively to my regular walking and daycare customers.
  • Comprehensive paperwork in place to gain as much information about your dog as possible with the aim of providing the best service possible.
  • Monthly invoicing and easy payments by BACS.
  • Group walking in large safe areas to ensure your dogs safety and undivided attention.
  • Over 30 years of dog ownership, knowledge and experience.
  • Well-equipped, professionally fitted Van (with bespoke fitted cages and air conditioning) for safe transport of your dog(s).
  • Many dog-related courses and seminars undertaken to keep my knowledge up-to -date and to help keep your dog’s wellbeing & safety paramount.
  • Use of the fabulous DermOpt dog friendly products:
  • Grooming services offered.
  • A believer in positive reinforcement with lots of fuss, treats, love and praise!

For a professional, reliable and friendly service at a competitive price please have a good look through my pages for services, prices, testimonials and my Gallery, showing images of some wonderful dogs that I have welcomed and can be seen enjoying the services I have on offer.

You can contact me via the Contact page on this site, or by calling me on: 07715 679 752 and leaving me a message with details of your pet (name/breed/age), your general location and the service(s) you are interested in, and I will aim to get back to you within 72hrs.

Please note: Only dogs over the age of 10 months can be considered for my services due to walk times and relaxed set up.

Please allow around 1-2 weeks after your initial contact for services to comment. This time allows me to arrange a Meet & Greet session with you and your dog(s) and for you to complete the necessary paperwork.  Your dog will also be required to undergo a trial sessions/visit for daycare or boarding requests once paperwork is completed and approved. If you choose not to leave a contact telephone number below, please call me on 07715 679 752. If you have not received my response email within 48hrs of submitting your enquiry please check your spam/junk folders.

Many thanks for looking through my website and I look forward to chatting to you soon and meeting your dog(s).

Zena D


"Zena has been a revelation! A lovely lady providing a very professional service. Our dog Maggie absolutely loves Zena and Maggie has calmed down a great deal since Zena has started walking her. Zena is a very trustworthy person and I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone."