I’ve got a new van! ?

by | Jun 1, 2015 | 5 comments

My dog walking cars haven’t been kind to me.  First one only lasted a few months before the bills got too large, the second was a lemon that I now know the owner knew. My last berlingo just kept failing and it was in the garage monthly and costing me a fortune including needing a replacement engine.  The bills were bad enough but having no vehicle to do my dog walking was just as bad itself.  Then last week my old berlingo died and I knew that was it, I coudln’t keep spending money on it.

It’s been tough-going financially, from starting a dog walking business with no money to gradually building it up step by step till it’s become quite succesful.

I’ve never had a new vehicle before nor finance because dog walking is my first job so I was really worried I wouldn’t be able to get a replacement vehicle and I did fear my business was in jeopardy.  So I went to Arnold Clark for the first time, feeling very nervous and hoped they’d sell me a new car on finance… and they did!  Yay!  I love my new berlingo, it’s just gorgeous to drive and really nippy.  Really reccomend this vehicle for dog walking.

So when I got it, I needed to get it ready for dog walking, so I installed two large 42″ cages at the back, tinted the windows and put my logo on each side of the vehicle and it looks great and now it’s ready to roll.  Take a look and tell me what you think?

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jamie the dog walker

By Jamie Shanks

BDWS is owned and run by me, Jamie Shanks. I’ve been a professional dog walker since 2010. When I’m not walking dogs, I’m usually at home (like everyone else) entertaining my two dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden.

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Julie Watson
10 months ago

I’ve got same car …where did you get crates/cages from pleas

2 years ago

What you have got is a van derived car.

I know it is a small point. It is possible to have a Berlingo van. There are many small vans and medium vans etc.

You have not discussed ventilation, and how to separate the dogs, and how to separate the dogs from you.

2 years ago

Hi Jamie,

I was just wondering how many crates you have in your vehicle and what the set up is like?

Best wishes.