Since retiring from the police service in 2015, I've enjoyed traveling and pet sitting combined. It's a great way to visit new places while enjoying the company of your pets! I've seen a lot of the world in the last couple of years and had a lot of fun with some gorgeous dogs, cats and horses along the way, to name a few of the animals in my charge.
I worked with dogs professionally and grew up with domestic family dogs at home. This is my first time without a pet of my own but petsitting allows me to love and enjoy your pets the way I would my own. I've cared for scores of dogs and numerous cats since I've been a petsitter, you can read all my excellent 5* rated reviews at www.trustedhousesitters.com.
I've also met so many lovely pet owners, most of whom ask me to return again and again to care for their homes and pets. It really is a wonderful exchange.
I remember how sick and frightened my own dog was on release from a boarding kennel many years ago (before such a thing as a pet sitter) and I still believe that a domestic pet is better off with love, care and an ongoing routine in its own home where it feels safe and secure.
I have been a dog walker and social developer for the ex-racing Greyound Community in Melbourne, a time I found very rewarding. Any Greyhound owner will tell you they are the most gentle, affectionate creatures, but sadly racing has brought about a lot of misunderstanding and they are often overlooked as a family pet.
So, after my leisurely retirement journey around the world as an international petsitter, I aim to spend longer in the UK where I can stay at your home and care for your pets giving you peace of mind they will be loved and cared for and your home will be safe and secure while you are away.
In my gallery I've posted a small selection of some of the gorgeous dogs, cats and horses I have loved and cared for over the last few years, great memories I cherish.
Sian cared for my animals with respect and every one was happy on my return. Thank you.
We engaged with Sian to look after our two beloved and spoilt Boxer pups who are both 6 months and absolutely full of energy. The boys although lovely and adorable are a day to day challenge for both my wife and myself. The meet and greet with Sian gave us great confidence that she was the right choice to look after our boys and our house while we were away for a week attending a family wedding.
Obviously with the boys being so young we had our concerns but these were so quickly dismissed as Sian coped and manged so competently that the boys might not have noticed we had left!!!
We received regular updates and lovely pictures of the boys whilst away which really made us relax, our house to was extremely well looked after. We will undoubtably be using Sians services again and would recommend her skills and knowledge to all, First rate service and a lovely lady, we cannot praise her highly enough,
Many thanks Roger & Julie but more importantly Freddie & Frankie xxx
I was a dog handler by profession, I understand the mind and instincts of a dog perhaps better than most people. I have cared for several nervous dogs with social problems/personal anxieties and have made progress in developing the dog with the owner's blessing. Animals know instantly if you are are on their wavelength and my experience and insight lends itself to good, solid relationships built on trust and understanding. I can offer some basic dog training if required.
I am able to administer medication including diabetes injections.
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