Having owned cats, dogs, hamsters, rabbits, fish, ferrets and horses, I know how important our pets are to us. Not only do they enhance our lives by giving unconditional love, they have a huge impact on our physical and mental well-being.
It is only right that we afford them the same love and attention that they give us.
As not all animals are suited to boarding environments we offer a service that accommodates them in their own home.
I have a passion for giving you peace of mind so you too can enjoy having a break when you need it, and I get to share cuddles with the most amazing pets!
I am also the founder of Your Household PA a private household and business admin support service, giving you back precious time. With a Fellowship from the Institute of Administrative Management, I am a dedicated professional known for my 'never a problem only a solution' motto. My dynamic background brings a wealth of experience spanning roles from an Executive Assistant, with HNWI’s in property and education, to unique positions in forensic DNA, training and recruitment, sport and art development, community grants and charities.
I am a committee member of Strategic PA Network and local Ambassador for Abingdon Business Buzz where I support others, sharing experiences through networking.
Beyond my thriving career, I am a NHS Cardiac Arrest/Community Responder with the Royal Volunteer Service and a volunteer vaccinator with SJA. I also fundraise in support of a local mental health charity in memory of my son, exemplifying my commitment to community service.
In my cherished spare time, I explore the world, meditate, enjoy motorcycle adventures, and continually enrich my skills for personal wellbeing. I love entertaining friends with good food and wine, embodying my positive 'can do' attitude and zest for life."
I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies soon.
You will find some lovely feedback for our pet sitting here
Pet & House Sitting Associates
Caroline & Martin
Associate Pet Sitters
Caroline and her husband Martin have over 18 years’ experience of cat and dog ownership, with Martin also owning rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets. He also rescued battery hens as a youngster and nursed them back to happy, fully feathered, egg laying ‘pets’.
Their dog was a rehomed rescue with some interesting quirks, (namely cats, lawnmowers, wheels, roads, and other dogs), so they have years of experience in managing happy and safe walks, whilst maintaining high levels of vigilance for potential issues!
Their own pets were never put into kennels at holiday times because they know how important it is for animals to have their routines maintained in their own safe and familiar environment.
Caroline and Martin have taken the opportunity to retire early from the rat race, and whilst owning their own pet is not possible at this time, due to some travelling commitments, they have the passion, time, energy and enthusiasm to care for your pets in your home. They also have experience in administering medications.
We have received lovely feedback from owners. Read more here...
Associate Pet Sitter & Pet Photographer
With over 18 months of back to back house sits, Ben is an experienced pet sitter with dogs, cats, and other small fury creatures!
Ben works as a photographer and writer, so when the weather is good he may take to the local surroundings with his camera or be at home writing when the rains appear.
Ben is based in Dorset but will travel across the UK.
Ben also offers a pet portrait service.
Working in partnership with Ben Molyneux Photography, we are able to offer a pet portrait service.
Take advantage of this unique offer for Tails of Pawfection only.
The photo shoot costs £150 and includes 5 large digital images and would be taken on location near your home.
An additional travel surcharge may be applied depending on location.
Letitia & Tom
Associate Pet Sitters
Letitia and Tom have been pet and house sitting regularly, for over 4 years, and have been animal lovers all their lives. In fact, they both wanted to be vets for years!
They both grew up with animals and have looked after many diﬀerent animals during their time as pet sitters, all with diﬀerent personalities and needs. They even volunteered on an animal sanctuary for a time, providing care to the animals there that had been rescued.
Letitia and Tom love nothing more than to spend their time with animals and you can rest assured that your pets will be well cared for with them.
Tom is a guitar teacher and works freelance in the events industry. Letitia works part-time from home.
They both love to travel and explore new countries and are currently converting their own camper to do just that!
Associate Pet Sitter
Rob is a life-long dog lover, who has recently discovered the joys of dog-sitting. He is lucky to have a lifestyle where he travels abroad regularly, but this means that unfortunately he can't have his own dog easily.
Rob loves the nature of dogs and their positive energy, getting out and about in the open air and countryside. Sometimes he thinks that he enjoys a walk almost as much as the dogs, but is well aware that for most dogs, exercise is the most important thing in their daily lives.
Rob has his own online business and so is able to work from almost anywhere, which allows him to be extremely flexible and able to sit at short notice.
Rob has received some amazing feedback from owners who were extremely nervous about leaving their young Collie. Read more here...
Associate Pet Sitter
Allen has served all over the world in the infantry, including many hot spots! He eventually was command of a platoon of 30 men. He has also previously run his own diving company, been a telecoms engineer and owned and run two Bars, one in Corfu the other in Tenerife and been a security officer. He has made and sold stained glass products from a studio and sold building supplies and insurance. He likes to stay busy!
Allen is a qualified security dog handler so is used to handling large dogs. Having looked after dogs who have had many issues, aggression, separation, fear, guarding he has achieved success helping them to over come these problems. Rest assured that if you trust him with your property and animals he will look after them as if they where my own.
Associate Pet Sitter
Chrissie has had dogs all her life and currently has one of her own. She really enjoys looking after different types of dogs and getting to know their little personalities. Chrissie has experience with all types of dogs from puppies through to senior, little dogs to large dogs and is always asked to dog sit for family and friends. Chrissie also has a horse so can offer equine cover whilst you are away.
The beauty about her full-time job is she works from home so pet sitting means she is available to be with your fur babies throughout the working day.
Every pet is treated just like her own and Chrissie always provides updates and photos throughout the day to ensure the owners know they are happy and safe.
Alongside sticking to your dog’s routine Chrissie provides lots of cuddles, and play.
Clare & Nigel
Associate Pet Sitters
Clare & Nigel, a highly experienced, professional couple providing premium house & pet sitting services. They pride ourselves on their reputation for being trustworthy, honest, friendly and reliable and have chosen to retire from our professional jobs in project management & software engineering in the Aerospace industry, to provide quality care pets and homes when the owners are away.
They are an active couple with a love of animals and a passion the great outdoors. As well as looking after pets for clients, they both owned dogs, cats & other small pets throughout their lives and fully understand that pets are part of the family and deserve special love, care and attention, even when you can't be there. They are flexible and adaptable and are happy to take care of all your pet's needs. Clare & Nigel are happy doing long hikes or short strolls and of course we're always ready to play and give belly rubs and fuss!
As well as knowing how to take loving care of pets, they are also highly experienced in taking excellent care of property. They both own properties in the UK and fully appreciate home owners' expectations about how properties should be properly looked after. They are open to all enquiries, but we tend to specialise in larger rural properties, of which they have a wealth of experience & thus an excellent awareness of the special care & attention that these properties require.