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Live in York? Check out the new Sweeney Dog Pet Services website

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Intune Media are pleased to announce the new Sweeney Dog Pet Services York website has just gone live, providing a great user experience and one stop shop for all pet care needs in the York area, making you and your pets lives a whole lot more enjoyable.

The Background
Sweeney Dog Pet Services successfully launched in Yorkshire in 2008. It’s not difficult to see why they have an increasingly large and satisfied customer base.

“It’s a great alternative to using boarding kennels and catteries - and it’s right here in York!”

“Sweeney Dog can walk your dogs when you are away. Your dogs will love it and it means you don’t have the expense of putting them into kennels!”

Bernard Flynn came to Intune Media for advice about the Sweeney Dog Pet Services website, as he realized customers are increasingly looking online for products, services and reviews.

The Challenge
To provide a search engine friendly, easy to use website that allowed existing and potential customers to make an informed decision about their pet needs, ultimately to drive online enquiries and bookings.

The Solution
As part of the initial design process, we created a user journey specification. We sat down with the client to define the various types of customers that could potentially visit the website and the different tasks they might wish to complete.

These included finding out about dog walking, pet grooming, pet taxi, dog care, cat care, key holding services, nutritional advice and food and micro chipping services.

The website design was created, ensuring that all expected customer needs were fulfilled. Defining the user journey at the beginning of the project allows the website to be evaluated at different points to ensure the goals are still being met. This then forms the basis for the end-user testing scenarios.

The website itself is based on a wordpress content management system (CMS) allowing updates to the website to be made quickly and easily, with the added benefit of a business blog for company news, tip of the day and product reviews.

One of the most important tasks is to drive users to the contact details. A call-to-action has been placed on all pages of the site so no matter what the customer entry point, they can find this information easily.

The Results
The website was launched on time and within budget. The result is a clean, easy to use site that allows customers to view all of the services offered, signup to follow Sweeney Dog Pet Services on various social profiles and all important customer service functions to be carried out easily and efficiently.

The website is undergoing constant optimisation to ensure maximum visibility in the highly competitive world of dog walking, pet grooming, pet taxi, and dog care, and continues to grow in popularity.

Question and Answer session with Bernard from Sweeney Dog:

  • How much does it cost for a walk?
    The minimum 30 minute walk costs from just £6.50.
  • How long is the walk?
    Walks are tailor-made to suit you and your dog.
  • Where are you based?
    We are based in Haxby and Skelton.
  • Where do you walk my dog?
    Dogs are walked in a suitable location around the York area.
  • How do you collect the dog?
    We offer a FREE first meeting where we come to your house and meet you and your dog. We will collect a copy of your key at this point. Please use this visit to let us know about any specific services.
  • What areas do Sweeney Dog cover?
    We cover the all areas in and around York Please call for further information for outside the York area eg Sheriff Hutton Easingwold Rufforth etc.
  • What is Pet Feeding?
    Sweeney Dog Pet Feeding provides dedicated visits to your home, to look after your pet while you are away from home.
  • What is Pet Taxi?
    Our vehicles comply with UK standards for animal welfare and we are fully licenced to transport animals in safety to vets, relatives or airports. Please ask about our pet passport service.
  • What are your terms and conditions?
    Please click here for our terms and conditions before booking our services.
  • Are you police-checked?
    Yes! All dog walkers are police-checked if they are to visit your home.
  • What do you do with my key?
    Either Sweeney Dog can retain your house keys on file or you can have them returned, simply arrange with us when you arrive home. We take your security seriously. Keys are held in a secure locked box and are coded. Addresses and phone numbers are never attached to keys and the codes are kept separately. If you choose to leave your keys on file with us, we can be just a telephone call away in emergency situations, if you lose your keys, have them stolen or lock yourself out. If you are delayed getting home with heavy traffic or be unexpectedly called away on business, we can help you out by walking your dog.
  • How much is a house visit?
    A house visit to check on your pets while you are away is from £6.50.

A shot of their website:

Sweeney Dog dog walking services York

Sweeney Dog dog walking services York

Intune Media are experienced in providing websites that drive profit to business’. If you want more of the right kind of business, contact us and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation on your website’s  design, development, optimisation and online business development opportunities.


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