TopMatch Dog Walk

Rose Holden, Area Director of TopMatch Derby Nottingham has one ambition, to ensure her members receive every opportunity to achieve their goal of finding their ideal partner or close companion in life.

Members range from 30 to 78 currently and whether single, separated, divorced, widowed, working or retired, apart from the usual preferences of smoking, drinking, religion, children, height etc., it has become clear, that, of equal importance, is the close relationship many have with their loyal pet and friend. “70% of all members state that their ideal partner must also be an animal lover and for dog owners it’s a definite case of love me, love my dog!

And without exception, every member lists walking as an interest they enjoy, whether rambling in the countryside, strolling around a city or walking their dog.

In today’s world, our lifestyles are so hectic, many men and women are either too busy to have the time to meet like-minded singles socially, don’t know where to begin or simply are too isolated to have the opportunity.

A combination of loving dogs and walking makes an obvious partner to team up with and help like-minded individuals achieve their joint goal in life.” Rose said.

Jennifer Spencer, owner and local Business Entrepreneur of the year award winner, awarded by Business in the Community., first introduced the walkie concept to local dog owners. Her circular route starting at Darley Fields, Derby and allowing for a half time stop at the romantic Abbey Inn, a dog friendly venue seemed the perfect location for the first walkie dedicated to single professional men and women. “Walkie rules are simple. Owners are responsible for their dog’s behaviour at all times and follow the Country Code!”  Jennifer has been working closely with Derby Council to drive the “Pick Up After Your Pooch” campaign, promoting responsible dog ownership.

Rose and Jennifer sure that this purely social and FREE event will encourage both single female and male dog lovers to join them. At the very least you don’t have to worry about coming out on your own and you may make a new friend or two. Dogs are not compulsory but if you bring one, they may make friends too!