After working in the animal profession for 20 years, I returned to education and in 2015 graduated from the University of Kent with a first class honours degree in animal science and in 2016 graduated with a Masters degree in Reproductive medicine, Science & Ethics. Spring Rise Animal Services is a new and exciting business offering walking, day care and overnight stays including a fully enclosed 1 acre paddock.

Spring Rise offers assurance to clients by being Criminal Background Checked and fully insured with Pet Business.

Current training includes: NARPS UK, Lantra Accredited Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business Course and Dog first Aid Course held at the College of Animal Welfare.

Spring Rise Professional Memberships include NARPS UK, The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), The Dogs Trust and the National Sheep Association (NSA).

I also sell homemade dog treats made with all natural ingredients!

National Association of Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers - Certified Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business
Susannah Robin Parkin
Boarding licence number: AW21/19

Dog walking

The maximum dogs taken on a group walk is 6 and all dogs are introduced to each other prior to their walk.

Only when trust is built and with the owner’s permission, the dogs will be allowed off the lead.

Spring Rise offers a 1 acre fully fenced paddock, in which the dogs can run free and play.


1 hour group walk per dog : £10.00

- Extra dogs from same household per dog : £8.00

1 hour one to one walk : £20.00

- Extra dogs from same household per dog : £10.00

Please see full price list for all services offered

Dog Accommodation

Spring Rise accommodation is located in the sleepy Hamlet of Etchinghill and offers one dog cottage capable of hosting 2 large dogs or 4 small dogs.

The Dog Cottage is situated in nearly 2 acres of land where the dogs have access to a covered outside run and more importantly dogs have access to the 1 acre "Spring Rise Playground" where they can run free and play!

The Dog Cottage is internally lit with energy efficient bulbs and heated by radiator and infer red heat source.

I live in the cottage with the dogs, so they are never left unattended.


Overnight stay (24hours): £30.00
Day Care : £25.00

Pet Sitting in Owner's Home

Spring Rise offers an In-Home Pet & Smallholding Sitting Service which ensures that the animals and property are well cared for and secure.

Whether your intention is a holiday, hospital stay and or long-term rehabilitation which takes you away from home, Spring Rise has no minimum or maximum limitations to stay in your property.

Spring Rise offers a 30 minute free consultation whereby all instructions and special requirements, such as the administration of medications, will be discussed and an emergency protocol will be determined.


24 hours: £40.00


Spring Rise Playground for Dogs is located in the quiet village of Etchinghill and is surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The one acre paddock is fully enclosed with 6' high deer stock fencing and has platforms, toys, sand pits, agility equipment available for your use but best of all your dog can run free and play off leash. There is a wooden lodge where you can take shelter if required, but outside seating is also available in the shaded areas which are overlooking the amazing view.

Bookings are taken for hourly slots with a 15 minute lag time to enable smooth transfer of arrivals and departures. The price list for hire can be found by clicking here.

There is also parking available on site and in good ground conditions you can park in the field.

Contact Us!

Get In Touch

M. 07582 407637
T. 01303 863090
E. susannahparkin@googlemail.com
Spring Rise, Maple Cottage, Westfield Lane, Etchinghill, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8BZ
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