My name is Emma, I love all animals and caring for them is my passion. I am available for dog walking, home visits for all species of animal, house sitting and a pet taxi service throughout Southampton and nearby areas. I have nearly 20 years experience caring for my own and other people's pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chicken, rodents, reptiles, birds and fish! I also have over 13 years experience working with all different breeds of dogs, including 5 of those years spent caring for military working dogs. I have volunteered for many rescues over the years and been very involved with the rescue community by fostering dogs and helping to find them new homes, fund raising and advertising. I travelled to Romania in order to help with the extreme stray dog situation over there and brought back 6 dogs to loving homes in the UK. I left my office job in 2016 in order to return to working with animals full time by setting up my own pet services business. I am married and have 2 daughters aged 10 and 1 years, as well as 2 step daughters. So a little about what you can expect when you choose me. When dog walking I make the walks as interesting and fun as possible, I play and interact with the dogs in order to tire them out mentally as well as physically. I believe that a tired dog is a happy dog! I vary the walk locations and maximise the use of the woods and local countryside nearby. Walks can be accommodated to suit your dog and I am happy to take regular bookings or occassional. Most dogs don't care whether it's raining, sunny or snowing - they still want their walk! Therefore I will walk whatever the weather. However, if your dog is one of the few who cannot abide a walk in the rain then I am more than happy, upon your request, to spend time with them indoors instead providing company and attention, playing and offering toilet breaks. Dogs are towel dried after their walk but for a small additional price I can bath and brush them for you so they are lovely and fresh when you return home. I will also ensure they have fresh drinking water and can feed or administer medication upon request. When home sitting I will fully follow your instructions regarding your pets routine as well as your home, which I will leave clean and tidy for your return. I offer home visits to meet any requirements, whether it’s feeding your cat while you are on holiday, cleaning out your animal hutch while you are unwell, or visiting your puppy while you are at work. Not only does this provide the care and attention your pet requires, but also the added security of collecting up post, opening/closing curtains and turning on/off lights while you are away. I can also water plants on request and meet various other requirements. I also offer a pet taxi service for times when you are unable to take your pet to where they need to be, for example vet or groomer appointments. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting your pets!
*PLEASE NOTE. House sitting prices may vary depending on number of pets and requirements.
Emma stepped in at short notice and looked after our dogs really well. Thank you so much Emma, your help and time are very much appreciated.
Emma is great with comms and helped us out despite some last minute change of plans on our part. Everything was spot on when we got back, too.
NVQ Level 2 Animal Care
Pet Psychology Diploma
Animal First Aid
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