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Short Legs Dog Care

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Short Legs Dog Care are a business located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in the south west of England that specialises in wedding day dog care and walking. Owner Christine Fowler has owned and loved dogs all her life. She set up this business to allow her clients to share their special day with all of their loved ones, including their furry friends. Chris is a gentle and kind soul who treats every dog as if they were her own, assisting with photoshoots, dog walking and sitting at the event.

Services Offered

Short Legs Dog Care work alongside wedding venues to ensure that couples get to experience the joy of bringing their four-legged friends along to their big day. A range of services are offered to make sure that your dog is cared for while you are enjoying your wedding event. These services include but are not limited to:

  • A pre-wedding meeting to discuss your timeline of the event
  • Collection of your dog on the day of your event
  • Ensuring your pet is present at the ceremony, reception and for photos
  • Feeding, walking and playing with your pet before and after the ceremony
  • Looking after your dog at your accommodation
  • Woman-owned

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    Sarah A. Married on 02/04/2022
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    Friendly, trustworthy dog sitter

    Chris was brilliant looking after Dougal throughout our wedding weekend. She did a fantastic job of making sure Dougal got to schmooze with the guests, but ensuring he was happy throughout. It was really great being able to have Dougal at our wedding but without having to worry about him. Dougal also LOVED Chris - so much so he tried to follow her when she dropped him back on the Sunday. High praise indeed! Cannot recommend Chris enough! xxx

    Short Legs Dog Care's reply:

    Thank you both, Dougal was fab bless him and I loved that he said goodbye when I left him with you. Congratulations again and thank so much for trusting me with your previous boy.
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    Ashleigh C. Married on 11/12/2021
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    Wonderful experience

    I asked Chris to help look after our puppy when my partner and I got married in December. I had arranged the visit to our venue as a surprise for my husband and it was a lovely addition to our day.

    We'd not left our puppy with anyone before, but Chris let me visit before hand and she was wonderful with him. Receiving photos of our sleepy, happy pup gave us such confidence that he was in good hands with Chris overnight.

    Would definitely recommend, thank you, Chris!

    Short Legs Dog Care's reply:

    Thank so much Ashleigh, it was a joy to see Joe’s face when I arrived with Dougal. He is such a lovely dog and great in the photographs 🐶❤️
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    Sally F. Married on 15/05/2021
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    The best doggy wedding day care service

    Chris provided an excellent service, enabling our beloved dog Hugo to attend our wedding. She was super helpful and even cared for Hugo overnight. We cannot thank her enough for taking such special care of Hugo. We had complete peace of mind that he was in very good hands.

    Short Legs Dog Care's reply:

    Thank you Sally and George
    What a lovely day it was and those blue skies! Hugo was delightful and was a natural for the camera.
    Chris
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    Amelia F. Married on 18/04/2022
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    Chris was an excellent dog sitter

    Thank you so much to Chris for looking after Tilly on our wedding day.
    It meant so much to us to be able to have Tilly as part of the day and Chris was great with Tilly and very discreet , which meant we could relax and enjoy the day knowing that Tilly was being well looked after.
    We would definitely use Chris again and high recommend her services .

    Short Legs Dog Care's reply:

    Thank you Amelia
    Lit was a pleasure to be part of your day with all of your lovely friends and family. I loved being with Tilly she is so sweet.
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    Nicola W. Married on 25/10/2021
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    A fantastic service

    We really wanted our puppies with us on our wedding day and came across Chris at short legs, and how pleased we were! She brought them to the wedding dressed and kept them entertained during photos and nothing was too much trouble! The main thing for us was that we wanted someone we could trust with our dogs and Chris was that person. Thanks again!

    Short Legs Dog Care's reply:

    Thank you both for trusting me with your gorgeous girls. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of your day.
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    Emily R. Married on 07/10/2021
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    The most perfect person to have our fur baby!

    We used Chris for our wedding two weeks ago to look after our Cockapoo Tilly. I actually organised Chris to bring Tilly to our wedding as a surprise for my now husband. Chris was amazing in helping with all of this. Tilly is our baby as I’m sure many peoples dogs are and I had never left her with someone that wasn’t close family or friends so I was so so nervous about leaving her with someone. I went to visit Chris and her home before Tilly went for her stay there and I knew instantly Chris was the right person to have her. You can tell instantly her love for dogs and I knew Tilly would be in perfectly capable hands. Tilly was exhausted when she came home after her stay so she must of had the best time! Couldn’t recommend Chris enough, thank you so so much x

    Short Legs Dog Care's reply:

    Thank you so much Emily and Ciaran. It was such a special day to be a part of and Tilly was an absolute pleasure.
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    Nicola C. Married on 02/10/2021
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    Fantastic - wholly recommended!

    Chris was fantastic - from booking to arranging Lola's collection/drop off and Lola's needs and comfort on the day. Chris made sure that Lola was happy at all times and that Lola was always ready to be in our photos. She also took Lola home with her overnight whilst we partied and it was pure peace of mind that Lola was being well-cared for. I cannot recommend her enough!!

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    Thank you Nicola and Tom
    Lola was gorgeous, photogenic and great company. It was a pleasure to be able to bring her along to your day and to look after her for you.
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    Anna S. Married on 04/08/2021
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    Amazing wedding day dog care!

    Chris was absolutely amazing on our wedding day! Chris and I had a chat by phone a few weeks before the wedding and I went through timings and my requirements with her. She was really friendly and put my mind at ease. On the day she bonded with our dog super quickly, so much so that he was immediately compliant and did everything she asked! Chris made sure Rudy was present at all the key aspects of the day (ceremony, photos) yet also made sure that our dogs well-being was number one priority. My husband and I both agreed that this was one of the best investments we made for our wedding! Thank you!

    Short Legs Dog Care's reply:

    Thank you both
    Your day and Herbie were an absolute pleasure to be involved with. I also got to see the amazing accommodation at Kingscote Barn for the first time. Chris x
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    Melissa A. Married on 02/06/2021
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    Wedding Dog

    Hi Chris,

    How are you? I just wanted to pop you a quick email to say thank you SO much for looking after Jasper for us on our big day last week. You were so brilliant with him and clearly made him feel very comfortable and at-ease around you, and it made our day so much more relaxing to know that he was in safe hands and not needing to worry about him. He has been totally wiped out since the day - clearly too much excitement!

    When we get our photos back from Richard, I'll be sure to send you over any good one of Jasp with (or without!) us.

    Wishing you all the best,

    Thanks so much again.

    Mel & Billy 😊 x

    Short Legs Dog Care's reply:

    Thank you Mel and Billy
    Jasper was a joy and your wedding was a fun day from beginning to end.
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    Zoe G. Married on 11/11/2018
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    Wedding doggy care

    Chris looked after our fur baby for our wedding. She bought him along in the cold for some pictures & then took him home again and cared for him until we collected him the next day. very professional and friendly from first contact and we could see how comfortable and relaxed our boy had been made to feel in her home. it was such a relief for us as he has never spent a night away unless he’s with our family. i would 100% recommend Chris for your wedding day. i can’t begin to explain the relief we felt after meeting via Zoom- we just new that our boy would be well looked after. Thank you so so much! ♥️

    Short Legs Dog Care's reply:

    Thank you Zoe
    Bean was a lovely boy and it was very cold for you all that day. I do think the photographer got some great shots of the three of you. congratulations again and thank you for trusting me to look after Bean for you. Chris
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    Sarah Married on 22/02/2020
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    Thank you!

    Chris provided care for our two dogs on our wedding day. She was really friendly and helpful, came in with no fuss and whisked our pups away for the evening. Nothing seemed like too much trouble. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Chris for anyone who needs a wedding chaperone or care for their dog. Thank you so much again x
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    16th February 2020

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks once again for Sunday! You were amazing and Greg really enjoyed his time with you! Not sure what you did to him but he slept from around 12pm yesterday until 8am this morning haha!

    I have attached a photo of me, Em and Greg for you :)

    Thanks!

    Kane
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    Scott and Clare

    And this is why you do what you do.....

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    Thanks

    Thank you so much for all your help on the day, and for staying on until the end of our celebrations! We really do appreciate it, and it certainly took all our worry about how the pups were getting on and allowing us to just enjoy the evening...
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    Bella

    Chris at Short Legs dog walking was absolutely fantastic, and got our slightly mad puppy to pose perfectly during the wedding photos (thanks to the treats Chris bought with her!) Thank you for helping us with sorting Bella for the photos- and looking after her while everyone said hello.

    Sounds like Bella very much enjoyed the night stay with Chris and your dog and I can't recommend your service enough- every dog owner should have their pet at their wedding and know they are being cared for while the party carrys on! Thank you!

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