Latest News -
Covid 19 – We are operating as usual but social distancing and preventative measures are in place.
Cancellations due to Covid 19 – We appreciate that travel plans remain vulnerable so please speak directly with us at the earliest opportunity so that changes or cancellations can be actioned/remedied swiftly.
We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the maximum 5 star grading from our licensing board.
This rating is available for public view on the EHDC website and recognises our skills, knowledge, environment, facilities, care standards and contingency plans.
A full copy is available for clients to view at meet and greets if requested.
About us -
Mother (Maureen) is retired, although she remains a very active lady. She was brought up with Labradors and Retrievers and has been involved in various aspects of animal care throughout her life ranging from puppy trainer, championship dog showing, working field trials, dog breeding, dog grooming, right through to pet shop owner.
She adores animals and has an amazing affinity with them and sponsors several who are unable to find forever homes.
Daughter (Natalie) is a qualified RN who has grown up surrounded by animals. A keen walker and runner (great for active paws), with a love of photography and nature.
Both have many years of expertise, having owned different breeds of dogs, from the very very small right up to the giants as well as cats and small animals from birth through to death.
We have a small menagerie at present, two dogs and two cats.
All our pets are neutered, fully inoculated and are used to meeting new friends. The dogs are very sociable and the cats mingle quite happily although in good weather they usually spend their wakened time out and about.
We also have a pond full of fish, newts and frogs. and as keen wildlife enthusiasts, we are fortunate to have a variety of creatures who visit regularly.
Our motivation -
Lifelong lovers of all animals and passionate about quality care, we have decided to open our house to provide the best home from home experience we possibly can.
We have chosen Pawshake because of its personalised touch and community spirit. Like most we have had to use kennels for our own before but times have changed and we acknowledge that its much nicer and its much more settling to know your treasured pet is enjoying long walks, chasing balls, paddling in rivers, wagging their tail, meeting and playing with new friends, safely curled up asleep or having a new human play games to stimulate their natural instincts while you are away.
Our promise -
Our boarders are treated as part of the family and they enjoy all the comforts of home.
We appreciate that it can be a worrying time for both owners and their fur-babies when apart and so we strive to make the transition as smooth as possible to ensure a happy and healthy stay.
Understandably not all pets like to interact with others and so we have designated quiet areas for those who prefer a little peace but we will always ensure our service is suitable before accepting bookings and we never overbook so you can be assured that your pet(s) will always be our priority.
We do not have kennels, all dogs share the house and garden and we do not use crates unless specifically requested or provided by their owners.
Our garden is spacious and designed for both wildlife and pets so there are a variety of sights, smells and textures for stimulation, sunny and shady spots for relaxing alongwith a paddling pool and huge toy boxes for playing.
Walking is done at various social locations. Primarily we use Catherington Downs (hilly open grasslands), Denmead Common (grass and woodland), Clanfield Park (grass) and QE park (forrest). We also use Cowdray Park (grass and river) and Petworth Park (grassland, woodland and lakes – great for the swimmers but only if safe around livestock). We also mix our walks to include roadwork which targets different muscle groups and helps to keep nails short.
All off lead locations are fully enclosed and designated for dogs so safety is maintained.
We often take the dogs out in the car for a ride and during the summer will also visit Hayling, Southsea and Wittering beaches.
* Please note - All visiting dogs must be fully vaccinated. We strongly recommend the kennel cough inoculation (an annual nasal spray easily obtained from your veterinarian) due to the high prevalence of the disease in the south of England.
Our service -
We offer a reliable, knowledgable and loving home environment for doggy day care and overnight boarding in addition to cat/dog/house sitting and dog walking (walking avaliability can vary due to confirmed commitments and is only offered within the immediate vicinity)
Fully inspected and licensed with East Hampshire District Council.
Pre-stay meet and greets.
Continuity of care with 24/7 supervision.
Bespoke tailoring to your pets individual needs and pre-existing routines.
We have a good sized house with a large walled garden which is completely secured.
Quiet location with beautiful areas for walking both on/off lead – fields, forest, beach.
Child free environment.
Priority registered with local vets in case of emergency.
Highly skilled in puppy/junior training including toilet training using positive reinforcement, mirroring, model rival and relationship based techniques.
Experienced in dogs with special needs e.g. sensory impairments and behavioural issues e.g. separation anxiety.
Experienced with rehabilitation e.g. for those who have been rescued and/or abused.
Additional expertise for those with chronic medical conditions and special dietary requirements.
Fully competent in administration of medications (topical, oral and subcuteanous) including flea/worming treatments.
Happy to provide regular text/email/telephone and photo updates while you are away.
Own vehicle with secured dog guard/harnessing for transportation.
Pick up/Drop off available within a maximum 10 mile radius (to be discussed if required – additional charge).
Last minute bookings are possible dependant on confirmed reservations.
~ We look forward to hearing from you and we welcome all enquiries.
I highly recommend Maureen and Natalie for looking after your pets needs. Totally trust worthy and great service. They looked after our pup so well and no hesitation in leaving our dog with them again soon.
My Wendy has had the best nine days ever, she made friends with other dogs and
cats and was treated like royalty by Maureen and Natalie. I was sent daily updates and pictures and couldn’t be happier. Wendy will definitely be returning for day care before my next trip away as she’s missing them already. ♥♥
Fully inspected and licensed.
Administration of medications (oral, topical, subcutaenous)
Maureen And Natalie
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