Having struggled to find reliable - and flexible! - cat sitters and dog walkers ourselves, we decided to take a leap of faith by leaving our comfortable careers in marine engineering and leadership consulting, and follow our dream of setting up our own business: a flexible and bespoke dog walking and pet care service in the heart of beautiful Amsterdam. And so begins our 'tail'.
'Tail Towers' is conveniently based in the heart of Amsterdam, and we generally offer services in De Pijp, Jordaan, Museumkwartier and Oud-West.
We have been blessed as parents to all sorts of animals including multiple dog breeds and love discovering the quirks and personality of each individual animal. We truly believe there are no bad dogs, hence all breeds are considered at Tails of the City.
We also offer help with dogs who have behavioural issues. Some of the most rewarding work we have been involved with has been helping owners train their dog, which can be an emotionally and physically draining journey. Tails of the City partners with you to help reinforce any training programs that are being used. We are confident and comfortable with dogs of all sizes. We are also experienced carers for dogs who are somewhat beyond their puppy years (a bit like us!) and those who require extra attention due to medical conditions.
Tails of the City is not just about dogs. We also care for felines, rodents, and we have a few clients of the avian variety, with whom we love to dance and sing. We are happy to consider requests for any pets you may have, although dancing and / or singing may or may not be included!
The senior management team at Tail Towers are all named after members of the Dutch royal family in honour of our adopted homeland: Bea and Klaus, two majestic Maine Coon cats from Delft, are named after the former Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus; and Max, a street dog we recently rescued from Romania, whose name was inspired by Maxima, the current Queen of the Netherlands.
Max - Chief Dog Officer
Bea - Chief Cat Officer
Klaus - Chief Snoozing Officer
Gary – Chief Litter Tray Officer
Thanks to my childhood spent in the Hampshire countryside in the south of the UK, I've always loved being in the company of animals. My grandparents – and David Attenborough – instilled in me a great respect for nature and I consider myself extremely lucky to have grown up surrounded by not only dogs and cats, but horses, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, house rats, fish, birds and a ferret, gaining experience in caring for a multitude of animals along the way.