I'm 28 and a graduate from Northampton, now back in my hometown due to the big C. I love working with animals and I'm passionate about wildlife conservation! During the last decade, I've volunteered as an animal keeper at 4 UK Zoos where I cared for a number of small primates (such as lemurs, tamarins and marmosets), as well as many other exotic (and domestic) species including small carnivores and reptiles. At home I also have plenty of experience caring for cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, snakes, guinea pigs, etc.
I've unfortunately never been able to own a dog myself as I work too much and I couldn't leave them to roam around whilst out. So, as an alternative... I'd love to look after your dogs and other pets while you're away. I'm a registered volunteer with the Dogs Trust and other local shelters but it's a little out of the way. So if you need someone to give your pets some much needed attention, send me a message!
I'll do my best to accommodate short notice requests, but I'd recommend you send a message at least two weeks before, particularly if your request includes weekdays. Weekends are often fine. My listings on here are based on a request for up to 4 animals, so please send full details so I can let you know an appropriate price.
I look forward to meeting you and your beloved pets! :)
Note: After a brief period away, I'm now free to offer dog walking and house sitting services once again! I can also offer home boarding for a few days at a time for cats & small dogs, as well as any small caged animals. I'm unable to offer home boarding for larger dogs at the moment, though I hope to be moving to a bigger property very soon!
Currently fully available and pretty flexible as I'm working remotely.
Some more detail about my standard service offering:
Dog walking: £10 for 30 mins, £15 for 1 hour (£2/£4 per additional dog)
Dog boarding: £15 per night, drop-off to me in the evening or late afternoon, pick-up the following morning or early afternoon. Currently offering successive days/nights boarding at no extra charge, however charge would be necessary if the dog is not to be left alone for more than an hour. (£5 per additional pet, though not currently available)
Pet boarding: £15 per night, up to 24 hours. Up to 4 pets included, not including dogs. (Discounts can be offered depending on numbers and level of attention needed)
Doggy daycare: £12.50 per 6 hours daycare, must drop-off to me and pick-up again. (£5 per additional 2 hours, £5 per additional pet). Happy to discuss options of pick-up and drop-off to your property for additional cost. Otherwise also happy for daycare to take place at your property for simplicity and the added comfort of your pets.
Home Visit(s): £10 per single visit, £15 for twice-daily visits, £18 for three daily visits. Each visit lasts between 30 mins to an hour to feed, clean, play and check on your pet(s).
House sitting: £20 per 24 hours. Up to 4 pets included. (£5 per additional 3 hours, £5 for 5+ pets)
Please just drop me a message if you have any specific needs, or do not easily fall into the above pricing categories.
Wayne has looked after our 2 dogs and cat overnight and for a couple of drop in visits recently. It was the first time we have left the dogs overnight and someone in our house so I was a bit nervous. Really didn’t need to be! The dogs clearly loved spending time with him and Wayne treats them like his own. We felt like we could really relax as they were in great hands. He is very reliable and left the house spotless. He was happy to give the cat her meds- no trouble at all. It’s the first time we have come home to zero complaints from the cat. She is normally very vocal about being left with someone else! We will definitely book in again without hesitation.
Friendly and helpful, left the house very tidy and the dog instantly adored him!
I have experience with both domestic and exotic animals after working in 4 large UK Zoos and caring for many pets at home! I've offered numerous services to clients through this website in the past, including house sitting for a number of cats and dogs and home dog boarding.
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