Tails and Trails Essex Dog Walking Services

We offer a mobile canine holistic therapy, massage and rehabilitation service in and around Essex, Hertfordshire, Dartford and Kent – all in the comfort of the animals own home, yard or housing.

Paws and Hooves have the skills and knowledge to help your animal feel at its best. You can also relax knowing that your pet is in the best hands.

Paws and Hooves is a fully insured member of the Association of Merishia Massage Therapists. We work closely alongside vets to ensure the best treatments are applied.


Carla Barnett

I am originally from Broadstairs in Kent but moved to Essex for University, where I met my boyfriend and now live.

I have always had a passion for animals having turning vegetarian at 12 years of age and vegan at 19 years. This shows my compassion and love for all things animal related.

Carla & a White Dog

I have owned a variety of animals in my life and currently have 2 cats and 1 Romanian rescue dog.

I also work part time as Animal Welfare and Re-homing Assistant at All Dogs Matter Rescue in London.

I have had huge amounts of interest in anatomy and injuries since being very young when I wanted to go into human physiotherapy. It wasn’t until completing a weeks work experience at a local vets that I discovered you can apply the same to animals, which is where my journey began.


Dog floppy tongue


I have a degree in Bsc Honours Animal Therapy, which is accredited by The university of Essex.

This was a  three year programme which allows students to progress through a high quality undergraduate course specialising in Animal Therapy to gain both an, academic and professional qualification.

Studies involve large and companion animals with the bigger focus on dogs and horses, although work can be applied to a variety of animals including cats, rabbits and livestock.

I am also a member of the Association of Merishia Therapists. Fully insured through Balens insurance.