We don't just walk dogs - we take them on adventures!

You are so much more than just a dog owner.......you are a dog parent and the Sausage Sitter and Friends is so much more than a bog- standard dog walking service, we offer 'more than just a walk round the block'!

Our Dog Adventures cater for puppies and friendly, sociable adult dogs and are tailored to suit the loves and requirements of your dog, whilst incorporating our Principles of "SAFE"*. Groups are centred on compatible dogs that are friendly and enjoy the company of other dogs.

We specialise in the care of Dachshunds offering Adventures and Day Care to Sausages of all sizes! We also offer a Dachshund exclusive home from home boarding service.

With 3 mini smooth girls of our own we only sit sausages so our home is well adapted with ramps for both our sofas and garden. We fully understand their needs and potential health issues such as IVDD.

We are located near Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, South Wales and our Dog Adventures are based in and around this beautiful area.


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We can provide the perfect care & adventure for your dog

all our adventures are tailored to suit your individual dog's needs

We are  licensed and inspected by Monmouthshire Animal Welfare Services, fully insured, DBS checked and Veterinary First Aid trained by registered RVN.


£16 per 45 minute adventure
  • For puppies 6 - 12 months old approx.
  • We introduce your puppy to small group adventures incorporating and re-affirming recall, manners and social skills that you’ve already been sharing and teaching your puppy.
  • We will introduce your puppy to the amazing locations in & around Abergavenny during their mini adventures.


£20 per morning or afternoon session
  • For friendly, sociable, active adult dogs.
  • Your dog will join a small, exclusive group of dogs to enjoy and experience different locations around Abergavenny and sometimes beyond! Morning or afternoon session.
  • The group will have fun with challenges, play and activities including low level agility, scent games, find-it games and brain worker games.
  • All adventures are tailored to suit the loves and requirements of the dogs. Groups are centred on compatible dogs that get on and enjoy each other’s company.


£25 per day
  • For friendly, sociable, active adult dogs.
  • Approx 9.30am pick up and 4pm drop off.
  • A full day of adventures with time for lunch/ rest in between. The day consists of 5 plus hours of adventure, care and company weekdays Mon-Friday.
  • All adventures are tailored to suit the loves and requirements of the dog. Groups are centred on compatible dogs that get on and enjoy each other’s company.


£30 per 24 hour stay (Dachsunds only)
  • Specialist boarding for Dachsunds in our own home.
  • Our home and garden are specially adapted for Dachsunds, with ramps.
  • Expert breed knowledge and understanding of potential health issues such as IVDD.
  • We provide the same love, care and attention to our visiting Sausage’s as we do for our own girls.

Is your pet in need of some pamper treatment, clipping/ grooming? Nikki is a fully qualified Dog Groomer.

This can be added to day care/ boarding packages at competitive rates. Just let us know if you are interested in this add on service.


All our Dog Adventures incorporate the Sausage Sitter’s four key principles of “SAFE”

1. Safety
2. Adventure
3. Fun
4. Enrichment

We all worry about leaving our dogs home alone or who we can entrust with their care. We don't want them getting depressed or suffering from separation anxiety, leading them to potentially become destructive by shredding cushions or chewing shoes and furniture, howling or barking at anyone who passes by.

We can help by giving them the opportunity to get rid of all that pent up energy and frustration.

We achieve this by going to exciting locations where they can interact in small, social, group adventures. During our group adventures we play, we interact with challenges to stimulate their brains and reward with enrichment before returning home tired and calm, both physically and mentally.

Our mission is to improve the physical health and mental well being of all the dogs in our Sausage Sitter family. We aim to do this by connecting them to their environment and nature, through social safe adventures with fun and enrichment.

Remove the worry of ripped up furniture, howling and barking or sinking into depression or anxiety and you can leave the house feeling fine and guilt free!

We always use positive reinforcement methods and reward your dog's good behavior, listening and 'good canine' social skills.


We are delighted to announce that The Sausage Sitter has been awarded "Best Pet Services in Wales" at the Best of Welsh Business Awards 2023.

It was an honour to attend the award ceremony in March 2023 and receive recognition for all the hard work we've put in to setting up the business!


Proud Winners of the Best Pet Services in Wales Award 2023

Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network and Pet Industry Federation

The Pet Professional Network

Is the first international business support and educational platform for kind, ethical and trusted pet professionals. Having undergone a personal assessment process, ensuring I meet their high standards, ethics and force and fear free philosophy, I have been invited to join their supportive community and will continue to receive ongoing group coaching. This will ensure I can give my clients the best ongoing support and help encourage other professionals to reach out and help support each other.

You can read more about the PPN here

The Pet Industry Federation

As a member of the Pet Industry Federation I have agreed to abide by the standards of their PIF Charter, giving my customers confidence that I represent best practice in the pet industry.

You can read more about the PIF Charter here