The Dog Companions

March 10, 2015 by Lara Lucas

dog companions

One  of the latest initiatives which is helping to raise funds for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is the Bournemouth based ‘Dog Companions’ who offer a dog walking service to owners within the BH postcode.

The family run business aims to provide dogs with exercise, exploration, entertainment and fun when their owners have neither the time nor the opportunity to walk their dogs themselves. Managing Director is Barrie Smith and he explains a little more about the initiative and the reason why he wanted to support the charity.

“Our dog companions are all trained, competent and professional dog lovers who are passionate about the welfare of the dogs we look after. The fact that many of them walk every day of the week in the forest, open countryside and on the beach means that any one of us might need Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance at any time. We saw this as a great opportunity to raise funds for the service so when a customer mentions ‘Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance’ when making a booking, we will donate £5 to its cause.”

Barrie and his wife Jane (pictured), launched the initiative whilst paying a visit to our airbase in February. We are looking forward to hearing all about how they get on!

For information on The Dog Companions, please visit: or contact Barrie on: 01202 522911 or via e-mail