Welcome to Riverside Barkers Dog Walkers

Unique and friendly dog walkers providing services along the River Medway, from Rochester to Rainham

Are you looking for a safe, fun and stimulating walk for your dog? Then look no further. 

Do you ever find yourself too busy to get home in time to walk your dog? Are you going on a day trip and need somebody to pop in and check on your pet ? 

Regardless of your needs we are here to take care of your much-loved pet. 

Our daily route takes us along the vibrant River Medway covering Rochester to Rainham where we will walk and play with your dog in a variety of safe and interesting settings. We pride ourselves on offering the most flexible, efficient and professional pet services in our area. Customer service, communication and dog welfare are our priorities.

Riverside Barkers staff are fully DBS/CRB checked and insured. We are also proud to additionally offer well-being walks in the community.

Please get in touch  for an informal and friendly chat about how we can help you and your dog!



See below the details and prices of our core services. Do you need something more bespoke? Please get in touch for an informal chat about how we can help you and your dog. We cover the Medway Towns in Kent from Rochester to Rainham.

Dog Walking on a Sunny Day
Dog in the Park
dog running with toy

Group Walks

We provide fun and sociable walks with experienced staff along the River Medway in Kent.  These one hour walks give your dog the chance to burn off energy and socialise with others.

Prices start at £12 per dog for one hour.  Discounts available for multiple dogs.

Individual Walks

if your dog has a specific need or prefers to walk alone we can offer individual walks, these are subject to availability and start at £25

Puppy and Home Visits

If you have an elderly dog or a puppy,  our home visits can offer the perfect solution while you are at work.

We offer a 30 minute home visit during which we will cater to your dog's individual needs.

Home visits start at £8

We understand that your dogs are part of your family and we aim to give them the same care and attention that we provide for our own animals.

If you would like to book a walk please download the booking form below.


About Us

From small beginnings of just walking a couple of dogs to expanding to start Riverside Barkers, we pride ourselves on offering safe, fun and stimulating walks for your dog. Friends Abby and Lucy were both raised around dogs and animals and continue to do so with their own families. Abby has a degree in Equine and Animal Science and has a smallholding with a menagerie of livestock. Lucy brings knowledge and experience of working in customer led industries in London and the South East for over 20 years. Our stomping ground is Rochester through to Rainham!

We are both entirely dedicated to providing a purely professional and reliable dog walking service.

We provide a personal service where we get to know you and your pet, so you feel completely relaxed when we are taking care of your dog. 


Wedding Services

Your Special Day 

So many of us would love to include our pets on our wedding day. However the complications of staying in the moment, having a good time, and looking after family and friends prevent us from giving the normal amount of attention to our four legged VIPs. We can help make sure no one misses out on the fun. We offer a full service, taking care of all of your pet's needs throughout your special day. We are fully insured with DBS covering London and the South East. 

What you can expect:

  • A pre-wedding meeting to discuss your plans for the day

  • Collecting your pet on the day

  • Making sure your pet is looking their best on the day with a quick tidy up groom

  • Being present at the ceremony, reception and for photos

  • Feeding, walking and playing with your pet before and after the ceremony

  • Returning your pet home or to a relative/friend

  • Day packages start at £250


Benji our pup goes with Abby and Lucy for walks three times a week and absolutely loves it - literally waits at the front door to meet them and his doggy friends ! They are fantastic and professional and as a bonus they send photos of benji on the walks which we love : ) they take the dogs to all kinds of countryside locations and he comes back tail wagging and ready for a long nap - would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a dog walking service you can trust !

Thank you!"

Hayley Hawkes, Rochester

Winnie is 6 months and goes to Riverside Barkers every Thursday and loves it! Abby and Lucy are so friendly and polite and pick her up and take her out for a few hours and drop her home! Would definitely recommend really reasonably priced too 🐾

Sophie Reid, Chatham

"Thank you so much for looking after Rupert. We specifically chose Riverside Barkers as you understood Rupert's individual needs as a recently rescued puppy.

He loves the group walks and returns really happy and content.


Frequently Asked Questions

We receive lots of questions about our services so we have compiled them into a list of FAQs below. If you still have questions about Riverside Barkers after reading through, we will be happy to assist you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

A Puppy in Bed

Contact US

For a friendly informal chat about how we can help you and your dog please contact us on any of the following

01634 361747

Lucy 07595 960547 / Abby 07918 647345

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