Aylesbury is a lively market town in Buckinghamshire and home to over 59,000 residents. Due to the amount of large green spaces and parks, the town and surrounding areas are a popular pet owning location. So we’ve put together the ultimate guide for dog owners in Aylesbury.
We’ve done the research so that you know where to go with your pooch for all your pet’s needs whether that is looking for a dog sitter, a dog walker, right through to vets, pet shops and dog friendly locations Aylesbury too.
We can certainly help with the search for a trustworthy dog boarder, sitter or walker but we’re keen to tell you more about other services for your best friend in the town and surrounding areas that will improve both your dog’s lives and yours as a pet owner.
Dog boarders and dog sitters in Aylesbury
There will be plenty of times when you require someone to care for your pet – whether that is dog boarding for when you are away on your holiday, right through to a sitter to check in on your dog if you are away for a few hours.
Tailster is the best place to go to find insured dog boarders in Aylesbury – it takes 30 seconds to tell Tailster of your requirements and we will then find available carers in your area and come back to you with personalised pet care.
Your carers are fully insured via tailster including emergency vet fees in case of injury – you can also receive real time photo updates, maps of walks taking place whilst you are away plus much more through our Tailster App.
Dog walkers in Aylesbury
If you are away from your dog for any length of time and require them to have a human companion, finding a dog walker is the solution. It has its benefits and risks and that is why we set up Tailster – it’s the safest way to find a dog walker – where we look after all important aspects.
So if you are at work and are looking for a dog walker in Aylesbury, then all you need to do is tell us your requirements – you can tell us what time you want your dog walker to walk your dog, where you want them to take your dogs out for a walk, and how long you want them to walk your dog for.
As the largest dog walking business in the UK, we’ve got your back.
You’ll receive walk updates – lovely maps of your dog’s escapades delivered to your email and your phone telling you where your dog went for its walks, what time your dog walker turned up at your door and what time the walk finished.
Photo updates will be timestamped and location stamped too – so you know that your dog walker turned up when you wanted them to and your dog was actually taken out of the house.
And even better, no more having to leave cash on the Kitchen table and wondering whether Rover was actually taken out for the whole hour – we sit in the middle, we make it easy to pay online and you have different payment options for your dog walker, whether it’s weekly or monthly.
You’ll also have full records going back of how many walks your walker did for your dog, on what dates and what they charged, as well as the maps.
Parks and open spaces in Aylesbury
As you probably already know, Buckinghamshire is known for it’s rolling green countryside and beautiful scenery.
As well as open countryside, there are lots and lots of parks around Aylesbury for you and your dog to enjoy.
As well as ample parkland for you and your dog to enjoy there is also lots for kids to do too. There are toilet and parking facilities so you can park up and make a day of it and take your picnic too. If you want to go off the beaten track there is a woodland spinney and wildflower meadow which your dog will love.
Vale Park is Aylesbury’s main, central park. It even has it’s very own swimming pool and cafe so fun for all the family after a leisurely walk round the extensive parkland with your pooch.
Coombe Hill is one of Aylesbury’s National Trust locations. With 106 acres of land, the Hill is 852 feet above sea level and is the highest viewpoint of the Chilterns. Not only are the views beautiful, there is a huge array of wildlife to see as you’re wandering. There are over 30 species of wildflower and 28 species of butterfly. In the summer there are also cows that graze on the grassland (so it might be a time for on-lead walking when they are in sight). There is free parking and the nearest train station is Wendover.
As well as a large children’s play area, there is also large open space with trees and well maintained grass to allow your dog to run and chase to his heart’s content. There is some, but limited, car parking at the community centre so it might be a good place for you if you’re within walking distance.
Meadowcroft Open Space is attractive for its green space that forms the Riverside Walk. This is the perfect place if you and your dog like to be down by the water. There is again ample space for picnics and ball games if you want a family day out. Alternatively the river walk is perfect for a quiet sunday morning stroll. There is lots of parking here so you don’t have to worry about being within walking distance to get there.
Cottesloe park offers a large open space with a well maintained grass area. A hard surfaced path winds through the play space and across the open space providing a link between Churchill Avenue and Fremantle Road.The new Multi-use games area has been funded through a £35,000 grant from SITA Trust Enhancing Communities Programme. This, together with £18,000 from developer contributions, has enabled the £53,000 project.
Dog friendly pubs in Aylesbury
There’s nothing better than going to a local pub, especially where they are welcoming of your pets. We’ve asked our users which pubs they frequent that are dog friendly in Aylesbury.
In no certain order, we’d recommend you visit the following with your pooch – perhaps not on the same day though!
Based on Walton Terrace, Walton Street, its an old-fashioned gastro pub, friendly and cosy. They’ve also got a car park situated at the rear which is useful if you aren’t too close to here.
Very accommodating to pet owners (even to friendly Staffies) – every dog is welcome as long they behave themselves! The Harrow is a homely pub with a nice bar menu, with a speciality burger list. The staff here love dogs and with water bowls and a jar of treats at the bar, it’s the perfect place to visit after enjoying some local walks.
A real ale pub with gigs and beer festivals. No restaurant area so dogs are allowed in all parts of the bar. Good food and water available for your dogs too. There’s a courtyard ‘garden’ located at the front for those summer nights or if you’d just like some air.
Dog Groomers in Aylesbury;
With two grooming salons and 3 fully trained specialist, Unique Pets offers everything you need from a full groom to a little mani/pedi to keep your pooch in paw-fect condition.
Park ur Paws is an independent holistic dog grooming salon in the heart of Aylesbury. They ensure they provide the calmest, most relaxing experience possible for the much loved canine members of your family! Park ur Paws pride themselves on the use of all natural, totally chemical free products, which are suitable for even the most sensitive of skin. If you’re looking to have your pup looking fresh this season, this local business may be your answer!
Scruffy Tails is located in the quiet village of Bierton, Aylesbury. A professional, qualified dog grooming salon that will carry out a full consultation to discuss your furry friends requirements and grooming options available to you. Owner Jo states that the dog’s welfare is her main priority – if a pooch displays signs of too much discomfort and distress then the appointment will be stopped – lots of praise and treats are used to ensure this is as positive an experience as possible! The salon has been kept to look and feel as homely as possible to give a real home-from-home experience. As well as giving you peace of mind about your dogs visit, Scruffy Tails have a tailor made service which means that if an owner requests a certain cut (not typical of the breed) such as long ears kept or fluffy feet it can be done! Scruffy Tails also offer a free health check before any grooming takes place for your peace of mind, and free advice on how to keep your dog in tip-top shape between appointments!
Dog Friendly Hotels;
The National Trust-owned Grade 1 listed Jacobean and Georgian house provides all that is best in country house hospitality and service. Hartwell House is an ideal place to enjoy peaceful walks in over 90 acres of parkland as well as a base to explore the Buckinghamshire countryside with your dog. Hartwell have rooms with access directly onto the gardens for those guest who wish to bring their pet. Guests who bring their pet will enjoy a dog welcome pack, consisting of a dog bed, bowl, treats and doggy bags!
Set in Aylesbury, The Swan at Great Kimble features a garden, bar and on-site dining. This inn offers free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site.
The rooms in the inn are equipped with a kettle. The private bathroom is fitted with free toiletries. Every room comes with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. A Full English/Irish breakfast is served each morning at the property. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking – ideal for a weekend away with your pooch!
Located inside the local Pets at Home is the Companion Care/Vets4Pets team! Base in Vale Retail Park, there’s ample parking available outside with the convenience of picking up a few puppy essentials whilst you’re at the vet located at the back of the shop. Pets at Home also host “The Groom Room”. So should your fluffy friend need a trim whilst you pick up that bottle of Pawsecco you’ve got everything in one place!
Hampden Vets have a few veterinary surgeries located around the Bucks area from small surgeries to an animal hospital. They’re equipped to deal with all! From your pet emergencies to nail clipping.
Aylesbury Vets are a family run and independent vets located in the centre of Aylesbury. The surgery is located in a small retail area where parking is available and is also opposite a green space so your dog is able to stretch their legs and have a toilet break before and after their visit!
Not only is Aston Clinton Vets a surgery, it also has an on-site shop. AC Veterinary Centre are equipped to deliver comprehensive medical and surgical services for dogs, cats, children’s pets and exotic species.
This speciality pet shop is the place to go for your pet for all natural products They stock the widest range of natural health items for your dog such as plant-based flea repellant and herbal calmers. In keeping with this, McGrumpy & Snuffles host holistic vet clinics and run a range of free training courses and “breed” days to enable dog owners to learn more about their dog’s specific breed. The treats stocked here are not made outside of the EU, and they do not stock raw-hide products. McGrumpy & Snuffles pride themselves on promoting a healthy, all natural approach to dog ownership and being able to educate dog owners on why natural is best.
Unique pets does exactly what it says on the tin! They are a leading independent raw feeding specialist with 24 (!) freezers and staff are nutritionally trained and on-hand to help with any queries or advice tailored to your dog’s dietary needs. All of this and they still have a selection of natural treats and plenty of toys! Not only do Unique Pets offer this extensive range of food, they have two grooming salons and an indoor training room; both of which can be hired out. And if you thought it couldn’t get any better – it does! The shop contains a hydrotherapy pool for fitness and rehabilitation for your dog, and a photography studio for the perfect paw-trait of your furry friend. If you’re worn out just reading all this place has to offer, don’t worry as there’s sofa’s for you to relax on whilst your pooch attends their appointment or does their shopping!
Rescue Centres and Shelters
Blackberry Farm is a 10-acre site overlooking the rural villages of Waddesdon and Quainton in Buckinghamshire. They are two minutes from the A41 between Aylesbury and Bicester. The rescue centre has 20 rehoming kennels and 34 cat rehoming pens. These areas are open to the public so that you can go and meet any potential pets. Not only do they have cats and dogs, they also rehome small animals and farm animals too. So you really can find your ideal pet. As well as rehoming animals, the centre also runs dog training classes – these are basic, intermediate and advanced courses, agility and trick training.
Founded in 1963, this fantastic organisation has rehomed over 18,000 dogs. The rescue refuses to have any of the dogs in it’s care put to sleep except for extreme medical reasons or irreversible behavioural concerns. In 2009, after years of hard work by many many supporters the Society finally achieved its dream of buying its own premises in Chivery, near Tring. In July 2013 planning permission was obtained to build a new Rescue Centre to create a Centre of Excellence for rescue and rehoming. Construction work started in October 2014 and we moved into our purpose built Rescue Centre in May 2017.
Stokenchurch Dog Rescue is an entirely independent and self-supported registered charity. Set up by local residents in 1963 to save stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs the rescue receives no official funding and are totally reliant reliant on donations and the fund raising efforts of their volunteers. Thousands of dogs have successfully been rehomed due to this wonderful centres non-destruct policy.
SDR have 41 bright, modern and comfortable rooms for the dogs in their care that have a variety of toys and comfy dog bedding so the residents feel right at home until their new family comes along!
We would LOVE to hear of any of your recommendations if you think we’ve missed a hidden gem in Aylesbury! Or if you’ve visited any of the places we’ve included – get in touch to tell us about your experience. Please email us at [email protected], comment below or you can get us on Facebook or Twitter @tailstercom