I Love Looking After Dogs!

This Is What I Offer

Sheffield dog walker and owner of K9 Time, I offer Sheffield dog owners living in postcode areas S7, S8, S10, S11 and S17 the safest kind of dog walking. Why? Because I walk up to a maximum of 3 dogs from the same household.  This enables me to give more time and attention to each dog. The following risks are reduced because of my greater focus on each dog:

  1. Swallowing harmful and potentially fatal items such as twigs, discarded face masks, dog poo, plastic etc
  2. Fighting with other dogs
  3. Running off and getting lost
  4. Transmitting illness or disease such as kennel cough from one to another
  5. Injuries
  6. Losing control

In addition, I offer dog sitting, dog excursions, puppy sitting, cat sitting, and a wedding day dog chaperone service.

Why You Can Trust Me!

Finding a Sheffield dog walker you can trust to look after your much loved pet, I know, isn’t easy and that’s why I offer an initial meeting with you and your dog without any cost or obligation to use my services.

I am fully insured, DBS checked, dog first aid trained (CPD accredited classroom course) and have over 20 years experience of looking after dogs and over 40 years experience of looking after cats. In fact I’ve shared my life with 6 dogs (including 3 rescues), 7 cats, 2 horses and 2 Shetland ponies – not at the same time of course! Perhaps most importantly I absolutely adore all animals so you can be sure that your pet will get the loving care and attention they are used to getting from you.

Please feel free to get in touch and I will do my best to provide you with the service that’s tailor made to meet your needs and those of your beloved pets.

My Services

Fully Insured

Police Checked

No Pack Walks

20 Years Experience

Online Booking

GPS Tracking

Dog First Aid CPD Accredited

Getting to Know Youlearn more
I find out more about your needs and those of your dog, go over some forms and answer questions.
£0 / per consultation
Walkies & Morelearn more
Having a dog sitter in your own home is much better for your dog than putting your dog in a kennel whilst your away on holiday or business.
£20 / per visit
A Walk in the Parklearn more
A Change of Scene for dogs who like variety
£28 / per excursion
Private Walkslearn more
I provide 1 to 1 daily dog walking that is tailored to fit your needs. and the needs of your dog.
£20 / per walk
Meeting Your Needslearn more
Having a dog sitter in your own home is much better for your dog than putting your dog in a kennel whilst your away on holiday or business.
£15 / per visit
Playing & Feedinglearn more
During my daily cat visits I will make sure your cat will get the same loving care when you are out.
£10 / per visit
Private Walkslearn more
I provide 1 to 1 daily dog walking that is tailored to fit your needs. and the needs of your dog.
£15 / per walk
Safe Playtimeslearn more
Home visits before puppies have their final jabs to provide mental stimulation and secure play in their garden..
£10 / per visit
Playing & Feedinglearn more
During my daily dog visits I will make sure your dog will get the same loving care when you are out.
£10 / per visit

Time To Pet

Time To Pet software makes booking my services a cinch.  You can update your information, request services and make payments directly from the Time To Pet App or Portal. You also get real-time updates, pictures and visit report cards after each event. You can download the app from the Apple App Store  or from the Google Play Store . You can also just search for “Time To Pet”. And you can also access the Client Application help as well as a video walkthrough Using the Time To Pet Client App – Video

Easy Booking

Easy Booking

Easily book, change, or cancel a service and pay invoices. Add and update your pets’ information PLUS send messages to your pet sitter or dog walker.

Visit Reports

Visit Reports

Get real-time updates from your dog walker or pet sitter after every visit. The report features photos, a detailed message, and all completed important tasks.


Maps of Walk

Map of Walk

See exactly where we have been on our walk with your dog and get a detailed message with photos every visit.

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What Clients Say

Customer Reviews

Thank you so much for looking after our Freddie. He absolutely loves going on his walks with you and it is comforting to know that he is so happy and settled with you doing the things he loves in the places he loves.

Richard Jenkins

History Teacher

An excellent quality of service and brilliant work with my Romanian rescue dog. Thank you.

Alec Huxley

School Teacher, Totley

Derek has looked after our two dogs and has been happy to tailor his services to their very different needs. Will happily continue using and highly recommend to anyone looking for non-group based dog walks and dog sitting.

Ian Griffiths

Forecasting Manager, Crosspool

Derek took care of our two lively and somewhat anxious older dogs for three days while we went away on a short break. As he had not taken care of our dogs before, he visited twice (at no cost) to get to know them and us beforehand, which was very much appreciated.
Derek visited the dogs up to four times a day, as we had arranged. The dogs positively thrived under his care. He walked, fed, played and interacted with them and sent us regular updates (including videos) which was great. He clearly is a true dog-lover. The dogs greeted us happily when we got back, and it was clear that they had been well looked after in our absence. I would have no hesitation in asking Derek to look after our dogs again or recommending K9 Time to others.

Kaarina Hollo

University Lecturer, Crookes

Derek provides a fantastic service. Our dog absolutely loves him, Derek is very accommodating to our needs and the online platform Derek uses makes booking a walk – so easy and straight forward. Derek also leaves a report on how the walk went with some photos and these always brighten my day when I see them at work!

Connor Humphreys

History Teacher, Nether Edge

We were in need of a dog walker for our 11 year old boy during the week, as he has a tendency to spend his days asleep on the sofa where he can whilst we’re at work. Derek came into Hugo’s life on recommendation from a work colleague, and he hasn’t been quite the same since. Gone is our lazy, grumpy boy and in his place is a younger, more social good boy – we are convinced this is due to the midday adventures he has with Derek. The updates on the app we receive from Derek post walk are fantastic and do wonders for my guilt, as I know not only what route Hugo’s adventure took him, but the pictures and videos of Derek and Hugo interacting on their walks put my mind at ease and I know he is having a good sniff (of every tree he comes across, sorry Derek) and there won’t be any accidents when we get home (thankfully Derek tracks that too for you!) Using the app to schedule Derek couldn’t be easier, and we were pleasantly surprised that he was able to look after Hugo at short notice on a Saturday when we had to leave town for the day – Hugo in particular! We could go on but should probably end on how grateful we are that Derek has given Hugo some of his bounce back. We are due to welcome a puppy to the fold in the next fortnight and are hoping he’ll be able to help do the opposite with the ball of furry energy heading our way!

Eve Rawling

State Registered Nurse, Nether Edge

Derek is brilliant, my dog liked him from first meet. Great service.

Kath Furniss

Psychotherapist, Totley

Derek at K9 Time is the best dog-carer we could wish for – reliable, trustworthy and very caring. Our Belle is a loving and fun vizsla but also strong and reactive so we were looking for someone who would be fine with her complex (demanding!) nature, and we really couldn’t wish for a more caring and patient person. Derek has taken care of Belle a few times, including daily care and longer stays, and we know that she will be well looked after and given lots of attention. He sends pictures and updates regularly and that makes us feel even more comfortable leaving Belle in his hands. We can certainly recommend Derek to other dog owners and will be booking again. Thank you!

Gosia Henderson

Sustainability Consultant, Greenhill

Derek has walked our 2 dogs on a number of occasions. We have been really pleased with his flexibility and helpfulness in coming to walk them, particularly at short notice. The dogs seem to like him a lot. He is trustworthy and always communicates promptly.

Deborah Mullens

Optometrist, Millhouses

Derek always takes excellent care of our Siamese, Boo and I enthusiastically recommend his cat sitting service. Leaving town can be very stressful, but I am always comfortable that Boo is in good hands when Derek is taking care of her. I can tell he genuinely enjoys taking care of animals and feels deeply responsible for their well-being. Beyond feeding and cleaning up after Boo, he sits and plays with her.

Val Cheetham & Boo

Housewife, Totley

Derek walks my dogs Lottie and Marj when I’m not at home. He is one of the most passionate animal lovers I think I have ever met. I can really tell he loves and looks after my dogs very well and they love him. He is very trustworthy as a key holder and after each walk makes sure Lottie (my Cockapoo) and Marj (my Poochon) have a fresh supply of water and the door is locked. He has never let me down and always arrives on time ready for a long walk. My experience with Derek has been extremely positive and I would fully recommend him as a hard working, dedicated and passionate person.

Dr Kate Allatt, Lottie & Marj

Leadership Storyteller, Totley