This Pet Week, The Spinoff is examining and celebrating our relationship with animals in Aotearoa. Canines are big business in Auckland, says The Spinoff, and day cares, grooming services and dog-walking businesses are everywhere. But several former and current workers of the dog-walking industry, are calling it out for its lack of regulations. “There are the people out there doing it ethically, and there are the people who have no idea what they’re doing,” says Leda Taylor of the highly respected business, Follow the Leda.

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