Muddy Puddles Dorset offers small dogs big adventures in the Blandford countryside.

The Blandford Small Dog Walker

As husband and wife professional dog walkers in Blandford, Muddy Puddles Dorset offers dedicated group walks for small dogs, with big adventures in the North Dorset countryside.

40 years of dog ownership and 12 years of professional dog walking – Muddy Puddles Dorset is the most experienced and longest established professional dog walker and pet sitter in Blandford. We take the best care of your pets, they are in very safe hands.

Dog Walking in Blandford

Muddy Puddles Dorset aims to enrich the lives of the small dogs in our care by providing all the fun and friends they could wish for. We take the best care of your small dog so they can play safely on their walks in the Blandford countryside every day with Aunty Muddy, with other dogs their own size. You can rest assured your small dog will be having the biggest amount of fun while you can’t be there.

Cat Sitting in Blandford

Muddy Puddles Dorset offers cat sitting in Blandford and nearby villages. We will look after your cat in their own home to their exacting standards so that you can enjoy your holiday guilt free and with peace of mind that your cats are not stressing in a cattery. Aunty Muddy will visit for up to half an hour each time to scoop the poop, clean up after, feed, love and look after your cats as her own while you are away.

Wedding Day Woofs

Do you want your dog to share your wedding day? To have all the fun without the worry of the logistics? Muddy Puddles Dorset’s Wedding Day Woofs service will bring your best friend to your wedding, mingle with guests, liaise with the photographer and be your dog’s Plus One. No stress, just pure wedding bliss. We have three dogs at weddings in Dorset packages to choose from and we love weddings!

Muddy Puddles Dorset provides all the fun and friends your small dog could ask for.

40 years of dog ownership and 12 years of professional dog walking – we know dogs and we are the most experienced and longest established professional dog walker in Blandford.

Our Beliefs


We believe all dogs are individuals. Muddy Puddles Dorset does not offer a one size fits all small dog walking service in Blandford, instead we get to know your dog as an individual so we can give them the best experience while on their Muddy Adventure.

Peace of Mind

We believe no owner should worry about their small dog or cat while they can’t be there. Rest assured Muddy Puddles Dorset is taking the best care of your pets, their smiling face in the photos we send will give you peace of mind they aren’t missing you at all.


We believe small dogs should be safe to play with other dogs their own size. Muddy Puddles Dorset walks dogs in the countryside, away from the crowds. We play interactive games and practice basic training to keep your dog entertained and interested.

All those who work for and work with Muddy Puddles Dorset are Dog First Aid qualified in accordance with the Veterinary Act 1966. We keep our dog behaviour knowledge up to date with books, seminars and peer learning groups. Muddy Puddles Dorset is the longest established and most experienced dog walker in Blandford and we abide by the NARPSUK Code of Practice (National Association of Registered Pet Sitters UK).

Muddy Puddles Dorset offers a safe space for little dogs to play with friends their own size.

About Us

My name is Tracy Tory, known as Aunty Muddy, I have been owner manager at Muddy Puddles Dorset in Blandford since its inception in 2011.

Brought up in Blandford with a house, shed and field full of animals, I have had my own dogs and horses for over forty years and have been professionally dog walking in Blandford since 2011.

Aunty Muddy holding two Shih Tzu puppies

I graduated from University in 1996 with an Honours Business degree and worked in the corporate world whilst balancing the work of a dog and a horse at home. When my Marketing Events Manager position was redundant in 2011 due to government funding cuts, I was finally able to put my efforts into something I loved – looking after animals, dogs and cats in particular. Muddy Puddles Dorset was born.

Growing up, I desperately wanted my own dog but wasn’t allowed due to my dad being in the Army. One Christmas there was a huge box under the Christmas tree which I was convinced was a puppy. My disappointment was evident when a Girl’s World appeared, but, for my next birthday, I was presented with a beautiful Yorkshire Terrier puppy. And I loved her. We called her Patsy, and she was joined a few months later by our second Yorkshire Terrier, Buster.

I often think about these two lovely little terrierists and how my heart broke when they passed at a ripe old age. I would like all small breed dog owners in Blandford to know they can give their little dog all the fun and friends they could wish for, and, by coming out with Aunty Muddy, these little people can play safely every day with us, with other dogs their own size.

Muddy Puddles Dorset welcomes well socialised, well behaved small dogs for group dog walking in the Blandford countryside. A solid recall is very much desired and we practise it on every walk! Small dog breeds we commonly walk in Blandford are Cockerpoo, Terrier, Terrier Mix, Jack Russell, Cairn, Westie, Yorkie, Border, Chihuahua, Cockapoo, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso. And they are each and every one loved.


Small Dog Walking

Muddy Puddles Dorset will collect your small breed dog from your home in Blandford, transport them safely in our adapted van, and take your pup for an hour’s scamp with friends in the countryside. We will return them home happy and tired, and leave them to dream of their next Muddy Adventures with their little legs friends. Group dog walks are £15 for one hour, add £9 per extra dog from the same home.

Cat Sitting in Blandford

Muddy Puddles Dorset offers cat sitting in Blandford and surrounding villages. We meet the exacting standards of your cat with our half hour visits while they relax in the comfort of their own home. No stress for you to drop off and collect from the cattery and no stress for them. We will feed, clean up after, litter scoop and entertain those who wish it, or sit quietly with those who do not. Cats are £9 per visit, add an extra £4 for each extra cat.

Wedding Day Woofs

For those who are getting married in Dorset but cannot leave their best friend behind on their big day. Wedding Day Woofs will wedding chaperone your dog, taking care of his every whim for the day, we will be his Plus One. You get the fun of having your dog join you on your wedding day and we take care of the logistics. Packages start at £100 and more information on this lovely service can be found at

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What our lovely clients say

I found Tracy and Ed to be consummate professionals.  Hard-working and always reliable, they take their responsibilities very seriously.  I would recommend both Tracy and Ed highly to anyone as someone they will be able to trust with their animals and their home.  Tracy faces any challenge intelligently and takes things in her usual level-headed stride no matter how pressurised the situation gets.  I have employed Tracy and Ed more than once and always find them helpful, cheerful, they love the animals and they are very resourceful.  

 Jo Minnaar, Owner, Countryside Marketing  

I would like everyone to know what an amazing service Muddy Puddles Dorset provides.  Our dog Dexter, although a proper sweetheart, can be a bit nervous of new dogs.  Tracy at Muddy Puddles Dorset took everything in her stride and by providing daily texts and photos of Dexter with his new chums having a fabulous time, gave us such reassurance, and Dexter has grown in confidence too.  Ed is a genuine gent who puts the dogs at the heart of everything.  I would absolutely recommend.

Tracy, Dexter Bedlington Whippet’s mum.  Blandford, Dorset.

Well we’d decided not to take Cat to a cattery when we went away for a weekend and  I had a look at Tracy’s website and thought “hmm, she sounds good fun, I’ll give her a call”.  From the minute I met her I was impressed with her professionalism and love of animals.  Unfortunately, Cat wasn’t home to meet her that day but I knew he’d like her.  He now treats her as one of the family and is happy that she treats him the same as we do. No more catteries for Cat, home visits from Tracy every time!

Sheila, Cat Cat’s mum.  Blandford, Dorset

It wasn’t easy to leave our puppy Nellie for the first time but after meeting Tracy from Muddy Puddles Dorset we knew she’d be in good hands. That was nearly 4 years ago now and Nellie has been having regular walks with Tracy (Aunty Muddy) ever since. We trust her completely as we know that Nellie will always be loved and well looked after on her walks with her friends and come home happy and well exercised. We love hearing all about what she gets up to and who she’s been bouncing with. Nellie loves Tracy (waggy tail always gives it away) and so do we!

Nicki, Nellie Foxy Terrier’s mum.  Blandford, Dorset.

I was delighted with Tracy from Muddy Puddles Dorset when we went on holiday. She played with, entertained and cuddled my very high maintenance rescue cat for two weeks and he tells me it was all to a very high standard! Tracy from Muddy Puddles Dorset is honest, professional and reliable and I would not hesitate to use her services in the future. Highly recommended.

Lou, Ted Cat’s mum.  Near Blandford, Dorset.

From the second my dog met her Aunty Muddy she loved her.  Tracy from Muddy Puddles Dorset is dog obsessed and I feel safe knowing she loves my dog as much as her own!  The pictures and updates are great for keeping you in the loop and it’s lovely to see my dog having so much fun.  Would (and have) absolutely recommend.  Thanks Tracy!

Cat, Millie Terrier’s mum.  Blandford, Dorset.


Just look at all those happy happy HAPPY faces out and about dog walking in the Blandford and North Dorset countryside. Muddy Puddles Dorset is serious about your dog’s fun and here are the photos to prove it. The Blandford Small Dog Walker. And cat feeding. And dogs at weddings. Is there an end to our talents? Probably, but we won’t go into it here. ENJOY!