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Retro & Friends is a small business providing friendly, reliable & trustworthy dog walking, home from home dog boarding, dog day care & pet sitting.


Covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, and surrounding areas in Bristol within South Gloucestershire.

Licence Number TS/0098/ANBOR

Awarded 5 Stars & a

3 Year Licence  in May 2019


Dog Walking


Includes collection & drop off, treats, water & wipe down. You will also be able to see

what your dog(s) are up to by following our Facebook page for photos and updates of our walks.


On/Off lead walks as requested.


Discount available of £2.00 for additional dogs from the same household.



30 minute group walk     £8

1 hour group walk            £11

Solo 30 minute walks    £10

Solo 1 Hour walks           £15


30 minute group walk     £10

1 hour group walk            £15

Solo 30 minute walks    £13

Solo 1 Hour walks           £18

Dog Boarding & Dog Day Care


Are you looking for a home from home experience for your four legged family member(s) whilst you are away?


We offer a friendly, reliable & trustworthy care service for your dog(s).


This service is subject to a successful meet & greet in a neutral place between your dog(s) & our resident dog Retro. This will give them an opportunity to get to know each other a little before a boarding/dog day care agreement form is completed.


Your dog(s) will be treated as part of our family during their stay. They will be fed, as per your instruction. Fresh water will be available 24/7. They will be exercised and played with daily & let out to go to the toilet regularly. We will ask that you provide their food & bedding & crate if they use one to help settle them at bedtime.


If you're anything like us you will miss your dog(s) like crazy. To keep your mind at rest that your dog(s) is being well looked after in a relaxed environment you will receive photos during their stay.


Boarding up to 1 week £30 per day


Additional dog(s) from the same family boarding up to 1 week £25 per day per dog


Boarding for additional days over 1 week £25 per day


Additional dog(s) from the same family boarding over 1 week £20 per day per dog


Please note for boarding: 1 day is 1 24 hour period. Example, if you were to drop your dog off at 9am they will need to be collected at 9am on the final day of their stay or you may be subject to an additional days charge.


Dog Full Day Care (Opening Hours 8am - 4.30pm) £21 per day


Additional dog(s) from the same family in full day care £16 per day per dog


Dog Half Day Day Care (Morning Session 8am - 12pm)     £16

(Afternoon Session 12pm - 4.30pm) 


Additional dog(s) from the same family in half day care £14 per session per dog

* A collection and drop off service may be available for day care however a small extra fee may be required to cover travel costs and this will be calculated using google maps.




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Home Visit


This service will involve us entering your home & spending 30 minutes with your pet. We will refill their bowl with fresh water. Let them out to go to the toilet. Feed them if required. Play with them, incorporate some basic training games & settle them before we leave.


For those of you needing this service due to work commitments or other reasons meaning you won't be home, we will require a set of house keys to be able to enter your home & lock up again after. These keys will be kept in a safe place at our property.


*A small travel fee may be required depending on distance.


Home Visit 30 minutes   £10 per visit





Retro & Friends

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Retro & Friends is a small business based in Yate, Bristol.


In 2015 we adopted a rescue lurcher puppy and named him Retro. We fell in love with him from the minute we met him and our love for dogs has grown from that moment on.  We understand that a dog is not 'just a dog' but a family member and they deserve to be treated as one.


We are very passionate about Retro & Friends and feel proud to be able to offer our services in dog walking, home from home dog boarding, dog day care and pet sitting & dog grooming. 


All the dogs in our care are shown love and affection, treated with respect and provided with positive experiences both indoors and out.


We cover Yate, Chipping Sodbury and surrounding areas up to an 8 mile radius for walks and welcome our house guests from near and far.


Retro & Friends is fully licenced under South Gloucestershire Council and fully insured. Our licence number is TS/0098/ANBOR and we have been awarded 5 stars and a 3 year licence in May 2019.


We hold a certificate in Dog First Aid from a course attended in November 2019. We are DBS checked. We regularly update our knowledge and understanding in canine behaviour and body language by studying, attending workshops and seminars. We all love our jobs and pride ourselves on providing a high level of service to our clients.

We have 4 Team Members...


Paula: Owner of Retro & Friends. An animal lover. 'Mum' to Retro the Lurcher. Paula has attended many training workshops and seminars including a Dog Law seminar. She feels very passionate about her business and works hard to ensure her team are happy and the dogs are happy. She has a good sense of humour and loves to help.

Nick: Partner to Paula, 'Dad' to Retro the Lurcher. Nick helps out at the weekends walking and caring for the dogs. The dogs think he is lots of fun to play with. He has a good sense of humour.

Jodie: 'Mum' to Holly the Golden Retriever. Jodie has a  calm nature about her. She loves her job and the dogs love her. She has experience of handling reactive dogs and also has a good sense of humour.


Ben: 'Dad' to Luna, a mix of all sorts. Ben has a very calm nature, good sense of humour and loves his job. The dogs are always pleased to see him. He also owns his own photography business and offers professional Pet Photography packages.

Abby: 'Mum' to Jake the Shihtzu. Abby has a very dry sense of humour and a heart of gold.  She helps to cover team holidays alongside working for The NHS

We have had some amazing reviews from our clients and look forward to receiving many more.

For more photos and videos capturing the services we offer please visit our Facebook page via the link found under our contact us section.


32 Blaisdon, Yate, Bristol, BS37 8TH

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Tel :      07852797222

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8:00 AM - 4.30 PM

Monday - Saturday


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM




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