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Animal Kingdom

3 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last contacted 4 days ago
Lives with 1 pet
Usually responds within one day
2d ago
Last activity
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Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
15 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
All services and rates

About Matthew

Hello, my name is Matthew and I am a compassionate advocate for the highest animal welfare. With a D* in animal management and almost 3 years of experience working in a veterinary referral and emergency hospital as a nursing assistant, currently employed as an animal management technician (CRB certified) caring for exotic to domestic fauna.

I have gained the practical and theoretical skills to ensure all your pets, from domestic to exotic are in the best hands! To elaborate I have over 20 CPD certificates in Health and Safety and Animal Welfare; I am competent in observing and conducting health checks, reading normal and abnormal behaviour in various species and recording and notifying you of any concerns under my supervision; via text, email or phone.

You can feel at ease that I have been trained in giving all your pets; medication, first aid and even CPR in those unlikely events. I received a commendation from my former employer for aiding in the establishment of the new exotics ward facilitating; reptiles, small mammals, avian, wildlife, exotics, and amphibians. I also used to volunteer for a local animal charity and am the proud owner of a stray parakeet nursed back to health. My parrot has his own room so your pets will have the whole of the house with my undivided attention and care 24/7 (enclosed private fenced garden for dogs too).

I can offer you a free meet and greet prior to appointments and I am able to show you my qualifications and certificates in person. If your pet has special requirements feel free to query I'm sure I can accommodate.

Dog walks - 40mins - Strictly one dog per walk (unless from the same household). - Will only take to dog-friendly areas - Will avoid other dogs and children for the safety of your pet and children. - On or off lead at owners' preference. - Towel dry included.

Home visits - Approx 30mins - Feed, water - Clean - Take pictures - Brief health check - 15min dog walk. - Check and securely lock household. - Put bins out (if required)

Days/Night Care - 24/7 supervision - Private house with enclosed, fenced garden. - Plugin pet remedy (to aid anxiety plus stress in your pets). - Feed, water, treats. - Play, comfort. - Walk. - Bathe, groom. - Heating. - Can groom (not professional). - Competent with maintaining and monitoring vivariums, aviaries (can feed furries and insects). - Secure house and windows with alarm. - Can take to the vets in an emergency.

Matthew's services

At the sitter's home

Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
15 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
10 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
20 GBP for two visits a day
15 GBP

Matthew also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards


Profile accuracy
Treatment of animals
Home Visits
Susannah, 2020-12-29

Matt was very careful and conscientious with everything to do with looking after our cat. You can tell he really cares and wants to do a great job. We felt totally at ease leaving Clover in his care. Will definitely be booking again. Thanks Matt!

Dog boarding
Jean, 2020-12-26

Absolutely fine, no problems at all with Matthew, will use him again

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Matthew's Pets


About Matthew's Home

Accepted pets

< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-20 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
all kinds
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Matthew's home

A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, City park & Country side


Specific Skills

< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals
  • Animal Management D*
  • Emergency fundamentals triage
  • Emergency fundamentals CPR
  • Emergency fundamentals Dyspnea
  • Pet CPR certified
  • Avian care module certification (nursing)
  • Reptile care module certification (nursing)
  • Small mammal care module (nursing)
  • Surgery and wound management
  • Working with guide dogs and their owners
  • Diagnostic haematology
  • Radiation safety
  • Sterlisation and health and safety
  • Manual handling
  • Fire warden training certification
  • Veterinary terminology
  • Clinical support staff skills
  • Stock management
  • First aid and common emergencies
  • Fluid therapy, shock and SIRS
  • Significant events review

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems




Animal Kingdom

Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
15 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
All services and rates
Contact Matthew

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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