POOCHIE Keen Dog Walking has been nominated as New Business of the Year in the Stroud News and Journal Community Awards.

Poochie Keen Dog Walking is a business with real passion behind it which is owned and run by Brooke Davies.

Brooke said: "My name is Brooke and I have been lucky enough to grow up in the beautiful Stroud area surrounded by animals.

"I am a professional, friendly and reliable dog walker and pet care provider based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. I started Poochie Keen to pursue my dream of combining my love for dogs with my passion for the outdoors. I am often referred to as 'Animal Mad!', I adore everyone second I spend around animals and feel my happiest when caring for them and being in their presence.

"I put my absolute everything into my business and love every day with my canine companions. Even taking them on fun days out to the beach etc.

"I offer dog walking with a difference, making sure your beloved best friend is not only exercised but also safe, happy and fussed. I left my job in the film industry in September last year and have never looked back.

"Poochie Keen is solely run by me, so I can get you each owner and pet, and build a true friendship and trusting bond with them though personal and regular contact.

"I aim to provide the best service possible, and as a dog owner myself know choosing a walker is an important decision. I offer a no obligation free meet and greets and am happy to discuss specific requirements or any queries pawrents may have.

"I also send regular pup-dates through Messenger, SMS or WhatsApp so you can see the fun we have had and where we have explored, along with how each dog behaved and how many 1's and 2's!

"I offer flexible one-time or recurring walks in safe countryside locations, with the option of secure fields and solo walks.

"I feel I've built up such a wonderful group of dogs in a short amount of time, and can see the love and trust from both them and their owners. I only see Poochie Keen growing and am excited to plan more days out and fun activities for my wonderful dogs.

"This job is my passion and I am working as hard as I possibly can to make it the best business it can be."