About us

Beth & Indie“Hello! My name is Beth and itsnotadogkennel.com was founded out of my love, respect, and admiration for all animals, great and small. Since graduating from university last year, I have found my calling in life and couldn’t be happier! For as long as I can remember, I have always had animals around me - from fish to gerbils, hamsters, cats, dogs and even my own pony; between me and my friends I really am a female Doctor Doolittle! I adore animals and it is my aim to ensure that they receive the same unconditional love and attention that they give to us.

The thought of leaving my beloved chocolate labrador, Indie, in a kennel with her beautiful big brown eyes staring back at me abandoning her fills me with horror! It was when I realised that she would have to go to a kennel when I get married next year that it suddenly occurred to me that having a pet sitter who could give her all the attention she needs in her own environment would be such a welcome alternative. Finding that there is a lack of pet sitters in my area gave me the encouragement to set up my own pet sitting business, where I could offer this kind of service to other devoted pet owners.

I have a huge empathy with animals and to transfer that love and care into other people’s pets when they are away or need a break would be a great privilege. To keep your pet in your own home or to temporally foster your pet in one of our pet sitters’ homes would be far less stressful and disruptive for both you and your pet. Here at itsnotadogkennel.com, we aim to provide our clients with pet care which is tailored to suit the needs of your individual pet and give you the peace of mind that your pets will be well cared for in your absence.

I welcome you to our site; please take a look around and don’t hesitate to contact us - we will be pleased to help”!

A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF OUR SERVICES OFFERED

  • FREE! Initial Consultation visit – to ensure compatible pet sitters and pets!
  • Dog walking
  • Cat and dog sitting (overnight stays available)
  • Dog home boarders (dog staying with a host family)
  • Small pet care – providing fresh water, food, and attention
  • Cleaning of litter trays and cages
  • Bringing in post/watering flowers
  • We can take telephone messages and keep a record of who has called.
  • We maintain a high security presence – empty properties are a target for vandals and thieves.
  • We DO NOT travel in marked cars when pet sitting, to deter criminal interest
  • Competitive rates and OAP discount
  • 10% discount for sitters required for 7 days or more
  • Most importantly, the security that your pets are in capable and loving hands

What happens next?

When you call us or send in the online booking form, we will then match you with the best pet sitter to meet your requirements. We can also provide you with an approximate quote. We will then send you their information, along with the invoice for the total costs of the services required. Your booking will be confirmed via email or letter in the post (if you do not have email) After the initial consultation visit where you have a chance to meet your pet’s carer, you then decide whether they are suitable. In the unlikely occurrence that you do not think they are suitable, then we will introduce you to a different carer.

s