Team pet experience
Our Homesitters team has a wide range of pet experience:
Sarah grew up helping out on a friend’s farm; she currently shares her home with Willow, a Norwegian Forest Cat who loves to sit out in the rain.
Brought up with a cat and Dachshund, Kathryn has since had two hamsters in more recent years and a tropical fish tank for many years. Kathryn adopted a Chocolate Lab who came to her at 2 years old and lived until the grand old age of 16!
Lifelong animal lover but passionate about cats. Currently shares life with Lily a 4 year old ‘demanding’ rescue chocolate and cream Burmese.
Louise grew up with Springer Spaniels. She now shares her life with Bruno, a 3 year old Newfoundland Cross, who is full of energy and lots of fun but when playing doesn’t realise how big he actually is.
Alan has had pets mostly dogs throughout his life. He rode over many years competing in point to points and evented. Today Alan and his family have three dogs, a Basset Hound and two Scottish Terriers, all girls and very much adored family pets.
Since childhood Ben has looked after at one point or another, dogs (Cocker Spaniels, Scottish Terriers, Bassett Hounds), rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and fish both tropical and fresh water. Also a keen horse rider who has competed over many years.
As long as Rebecca can remember, she has always had family pets. Her passion during her early years and teens was horse riding. At present, with her family Rebecca has 3 dogs. She couldn't imagine not having them in her life. They are very much considered part of the family.
Ros has had many pets in the past when her children were at home. Now she enjoys other family members pets. Ros quotes ‘Pets enrich your lives!”
As a farmer’s wife animals are and always have been a very important part of Tara’s life. Currently has a German Shorthaired Pointer who essentially is a house dog and pampered but is also apt at working on the farm. Home is also shared with a silver grey Moggie called Molly!
Sue has been involved with animals – domestic and farm over many years. Loves them all but has a soft spot for Springer Spaniels – real family members and ready for outdoors in all weather.
Heather coming from Scotland naturally had a West Highland Terrier as her first pet! Now she shares her life with Eddie a Affenpinscher who apparently thinks he is a cat.
Jane has owned dogs all her life, currently owning a black Labrador who's trained to the whistle & an ex working German Shepherd dog. Not just a lover of dogs, Jane has ridden horses since the age of 7 and has worked for a number of years in working yards and farm.
Karen loves animals and currently has two adored and adorable cats, Oscar & Eugenie who came into her life after she lost her 16 year old Westie, Buster.
Having grown up with cats, there was a huge learning curve when Jill adopted a 1 year old Staffie cross called Stitch. Initially quiet and withdrawn, he is now a 10 year old maturing ‘Holy Terror’ – a very happy, at times lazy, much loved ‘little chap!’