I started doing a few dog walks in 2007 and gradually took on more and more. I then realised that many pet owners were looking for alternatives to catteries etc. I was hearing stories of pets being ill after being boarded away from home and thought there had to be a solution.
I decided to start offering a pet sitting service, whereby owners could go away on holiday, leaving their pets in the comfort of their own homes with their own routines. In addition to getting pets cared for, my customers have the added bonus of having their bins put out ready for bin day, their mail picked up, their plants watered and their curtains opened and closed and lights switched on and off (if desired of course).
Animals are my passion. Our house was never without a pet from the moment I was born. We had everything from hamsters to horses (literally). I was proud to have a chinchilla that lived to the grand old age of 21. I learned a lot through having so many pets and have learned even more in the last 10 years of looking after other peoples' pets. I have given medication to cats, sprayed lizards and given them their "live" meals (something I never thought I would do).
I am DBS checked and you can see my reviews on this website and my Facebook page from genuine customers who have used my services for years, as well as newer customers. Be assured that your pets and your home will be safe with me and you can take a well earned break stress free.
Unlike many pet sitters, I do not only work "office hours" as pets need care out of those times too. I do not charge cancellation fees so you can book your pet sitting in advance and not be penalised if your circumstances change.
"I have used Southwell Pet Sitters for about 5 years now. Always reliable, friendly and professional service. One of my pets has a very complex medical condition that requires 5 types of medication twice a day and I have to have someone whom I can trust completely to look after her; Louise is that person.
Louise's fees are very reasonable and is more cost effective for me than using a cattery. It also means someone is keeping an eye on the house whilst I am away. I can highly recommend Southwell Pet Sitters to look after your pets."
"I have two very elderly cats who used to get so stressed when they went to the cattery that they always ended up at the vets. It got so bad I could not enjoy my holidays. Louise came to our rescue! She looks after them in our own home - stress free.I have just got back from two weeks away and they look healthier than when I left! I am sure they would not be still alive without her. Thank you Louise x "
"Louise is fantastic. I have just returned to a very happy & content cat after 2 weeks away. Louise keeps me updated & is so trustworthy - no hesitation in recommending for local pet services."