Telephone: 01584 781 159
Mobile: 07709 400 228
Email: itsnotadogkennelteam@gmail.com

Why choose us

All of our potential pet sitters are meticulously vetted and are personally interviewed by our team, ensuring that they are perfectly suited to looking after your pet. All of our pet sitters are friendly, approachable and experienced pet owners who are reliable, trustworthy, and flexible to each individual pet’s needs. When we personally interview a potential pet sitter, we explore their pet ownership in great detail; we want to know how long they have owned pets for, what kind of pets they have cared for, how much exercise they provided them with, and any experience of walking or pet sitting for other people’s pets. We also find out if they have experience administrating medication or have any special skills e.g – any animal first aid experience, judged or professionally handled animals, or have any other skills relating to animals. It is absolutely essential that our pet sitters have the following:

  • CRB Check
  • Professional references (relating to animals!)
  • Preferably over 10 years experience of owning pets
  • Have insurance and are fully vetted
  • Be committed animal lovers (the most important of all!)

We always endeavour to match you with the right sitter who has the experience and knowledge to care for your particular pet.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF HAVING A DOG WALKER/PET SITTER?

  • Your dog will have our undivided attention – kennels cannot provide the one-to-one attention your dog needs.
  • All pets need a routine – we can keep their own routine consistent whilst you’re away.
  • There’s no place like home – exactly the same applies to your beloved pet.
  • Daily exercise is essential to keeping dogs healthy; it builds muscle tone, prevents obesity, depression, joint problems, and behavioural issues.
  • Keeping your pet in its usual surroundings will help prevent its exposure to otherwise apparent illnesses which lurk in kennels or catteries.
  • Workloads and family commitments take up more and more of our precious time – let us give you one less thing to think about
  • No guilt on relying on friends or neighbours – hiring a pet sitter/walker will save you the embarrassment and awkwardness of having to ask other people to take time out of their busy schedules to do you a favour.
  • Going on holiday? Why prolong your absence by having to drive out to a kennel or cattery on your way and on the way back? Stop calculating this added travel time into your already stressful schedule – get a pet sitter!
  • As an added bonus, we will water your plants, keep everything clean and tidy inside your home.
  • By switching lights on or off, closing and opening curtains, all gives the impression that the house is occupied, and is a deterrent for criminals.
  • We offer peace of mind and convenience above everything else – whether you’re away for a few hours or a few weeks, we are here to make your holiday as stress free as possible.
  • If you’re away on holiday, we are only a phone call away. We can send pictures, texts, or even a post card to you to reassure you your pet is having as much fun as you are.
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