My name is Vicki Hudson and I am the owner of Hudson’s Hounds. My company was established in 2014 but I have been working with animals and handling dogs since 1999. I have always had a keen interest in animals since childhood and now I have developed it into a business. Our primary business is dog walking but we offer dog boarding for small dogs via a host. This is Wendy Cox at Wendy's Waggy Tails who is licensed with Bexley Council. We will be applying for our Doggy Day care license for next year. We also provide a cat feeding service and pet taxi service.
I am regularly assisted by my long suffering wife Joanne who really is the brains behind the outfit. Although Joanne still works full time she loves helping out on her days off and assists with dog walking. Together we can provide excellent care for your pets. We both hold valid DBS checks and have liability insurance with Pet Business insurance.
We have 3 small dogs of our own whom we adore and they are the reason we started this business. There are no children and we have a secure garden with 6ft fences for added protection. We will only take small dogs for day care once licensed. This is due to limited space and to ensure that your pet receives an excellent standard or care. Those dogs who do come to play are treated exactly the same as if they were at home and can happily take their place on the sofa if they can find room.
I have been handling dogs and small animals for 18 years and take every opportunity to learn about the pet care industry. I hold a small animal care certificate and a pet sitting certificate completed with the Animal Care College. This gives me a strong under pinning knowledge of cats, dogs and small animals & reptiles.
We both hold canine first aid certificates and I am shortly to complete a canine first aid instructor course to enable me to teach first aid to the public. I am also a qualified microchip implanter.
Other qualifications obtained are as follows:-
- Canine Nutrition diploma
- Canine behavior training diploma
- Dog grooming Level 3&4
Courses that are currently being studied are as follows:-
- Dog training diploma
- Canine first aid diploma
- Dog law certificate
- Canine First Aid Instructor
We are members of NARPS (National Association of Registered Pet sitters) at Gold standard and we are members of APDW (Association of Professional Dog Walker and have agreed to work to their strict codes of practice.